Face Lift Surgery

Aesthetic facelift surgery can be defined as the surgery to lift the sagging caused by the effect of gravity and to remove volume losses due to aging on the face.

What is the purpose of face lift surgery?

The purpose of the facelift surgery is to rearrange and tighten the sagging, relaxed and lost tissues on the face. The integrity of the face should be considered during this process. Facial expression should be natural after surgery. It is not only focused on sagging of the cheeks. Volume losses in the temples, under the eyes, around the lip and chin tip are also replaced. Often an aesthetic eyelid surgery is added to face lift surgery.

What kind of positive changes can occur after aesthetic face lift surgery and how long do these changes continue?

After the facial aesthetic surgery, the skin will be tightened, wrinkles will disappear and a younger appearance will be obtained. Jaw contours become evident. When we put our hands on our cheeks and then move our hands towards our temples, a similar improvement and appearance is achieved with the face lift surgery. After aesthetic facial surgery, natural aging and also effects of the gravity continues. However, the improvement observed after surgery continues for a long time with careful facial care and protecting ideal body weight.

When is the ideal age for face lift surgery?

It is thought that it is appropriate to perform aesthetic facelift surgeries at the end of middle ages and as late as possible. However, the less problems on the face, the healthier the person’s skin, the better the general health condition, the more beautiful and permanent results are obtained with face lift surgery. Therefore, it is not recommended to wait until too old age for surgery.

What is the course after face lift surgery?

Swelling and bruises that may occur after surgery show personal changes. Surgical drains are usually removed one day later. Sutures are removed on the fifth day after surgery. There is an acceptable facial appearance in the first week after the operation. In the second week, patient can go outside by using makeup. After three weeks, the patient can participate in social activities.

Are there differences for men and women in face lift surgeries?

Face lift surgeries in men should be planned more carefully because hiding scars requires more meticulous planning. In the men’s favorite zone, there is a beard-free transition zone between the bearded skin and the ear. If attention is not paid to this transition area, the bearded skin after the operation is located very close to the ear both creates an aesthetically unnatural problem and can make the beard shaving difficult.

Who are not suitable candidates for face lift surgery?

Smokers, especially heavy smokers, are not suitable candidates for face lift surgery. Since smoking is greatly reduced blood supply to the skin, there may be serious vascularisation problems in the skin of the face after the face lift operation. Therefore, the patient should not smoke for a safe period before surgery. This safe period is determined by the surgeon. In addition, blood pressure should be taken under control before surgery, since the risk of bleeding will increase in people with high blood pressure. There is also the risk of bleeding for people taking anticoagulants drugs in intraoperative and postoperative period. Diabetics can be operated for the face lift surgery if their blood sugar is under control.