A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress. Facelift surgery in Turkey is a popular choice among many male and female individuals looking to improve the appearance of their face and reduce signs of facial aging.
In general, good candidates for a facelift in Turkey include:
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
Following completion of a facelift, a bandage might be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising. Small tubes may be present to draw off any excess blood or fluid.
You will be given specific instructions on how to care of your self after the procedure, medications to apply or take orally, specific concerns to look for your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
What is Facelift and How it's Done?
Usually, after the age of 50, the skin of the face starts to grow. Excess skin starts to wrinkle over time. Facelift surgery is to remove this excess skin and tighten the skin.
If you think of the skin as a fabric, you will understand the logic of facelift surgery better. Imagine that this fabric is great for the pillow you cover. Then what do you do? You cut the excess and throw it away, right?
Facelift surgeries have many technical details. In facelift surgery, the excess skin on the cheek is removed by cutting at the border where the cheek and ear meet. This surgery is a good treatment method especially for those in the neck.
The surgery can be done under local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia is also performed for patients depends on the case.
The operation time is on average 2 - 4 hours.
If you pull your cheeks towards your ears, the image you will get makes you have an idea about your image after this surgery.
Will There Be A Trace After The Facelift?
In surgery, cuts are made in front of and behind the ear. Therefore, some traces may remain in these areas. If the incision made before the ear is passed through the ear, the majority of the leave remains inside the ear. In this way, the scar in front of the ear is almost invisible.
You may think that there is no scar left in the cuts made into the scalp, since the scar will not be visible because of the hair. The scar left after a good facelift surgery will be uncertain.
What is Mini Facelift?
If the cuts made in the surgery are done only in the ear and the stretching process is low, this is called mini facelift surgery. This surgery is performed for people who do not experience excessive skin sagging. The healing process is faster than the full facelift surgery.
Does Facelift Solve All Aging Problems?
After the facelift, the sagging skin is tightened. The operation has almost no effect on the mid-facial region. If you have skin sagging down the cheeks, if facelift surgery is performed with endoscopic midface surgery, better results will be obtained.
Process After Facelift Surgery
Postoperative swelling on the face and bruises on the neck may be seen. Almost all of these pass within a week.
There is no need to be hospitalized after the operation. However, the day after the surgery should come to the hospital again. Because the drains installed must be removed.
It is recommended to rest at home for the first few days after the operation. You can go back to work after about 1 week.
Usually it can be washed on the 3rd day after surgery.
Stitches made in front of the ear will be taken on the 5th day, stitches on the back of the ear and scalp are taken on the 7th day.
Mild pain may occur in the first days after the operation. You can use painkillers given by the doctor for these pains.
It is recommended to avoid heavy sports for about 3 weeks after surgery.
The face takes its final shape a few weeks after surgery. But you can feel stiffness in front of your ear when you touch it. These hardnesses disappear in about 3 months.
Side Effects and Risks of Facelift Surgery
The possibility of severe bleeding after facelift surgery is close to zero. However, possible blood accumulation can create aesthetic problems. For this reason, a hose that absorbs fluid accumulation under the skin should be attached after the operation.
Infection is one of the rare side effects seen after surgery. If the operation is performed in a sterile environment and the patient pays attention to hygiene after the operation, there is almost no possibility of infection.
Smoking increases the risks that may occur after surgery. During the operation, the skin is removed in a thin layer. It is thought that the blood circulation in it will be sufficient to nourish the skin. However, the skin may not get enough blood circulation as smoking clogs the capillaries. If the skin does not have enough blood circulation, it starts from the side close to the ear and turns black - purple. This means that there is a scar in this region and delay in recovery. Therefore, smoking should be interrupted for a while before surgery.
After facelift surgery, numbness and some hair loss in the scalp is one of the rare side effects.
Our doctors at Esthetic Hair Turkey carry out facelift surgeries with great care. Contact us to get more detailed information about facelift and to learn about facelift prices.