Facelift is an aesthetic surgery method used to eliminate deformities that occur as a result of aging in the face area. As a result of advancing age, environmental and genetic factors, sagging and loosening of the tissues in the face area may occur. This causes an aged appearance. The skin, which has lost its elasticity, may take on a wrinkled and drooping appearance. This may cause individuals to be uncomfortable with their aesthetic appearance. It can reveal unwanted psychological disorders such as negative body image and self-confidence problems. For this reason, individuals may want to have a facelift operation by applying to a plastic surgeon who is an expert in the field.
Face lift operation is a surgical procedure. It should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeons can perform the most appropriate restructuring of the face, taking into account the patient’s wishes. In this way, the saggy and loose appearance of the skin is removed by surgical techniques.
What is a Face Lift?
The skin in the face area is in contact with external factors such as the sun more frequently, and the skin structure in this area is different from other parts of the body. For this reason, signs of aging usually appear first on the face. Wrinkles, loosening and sagging of the skin are among these symptoms. These symptoms may increase even more as the skin loses its elasticity. Especially in advancing age, the slowing down of new cell formation in the skin prevents these problems from disappearing. In such cases, it is possible to re-tighten the skin tissue by applying a face lift operation.
In the face lift operation, the skin of the patients is reshaped with all its layers. Not only the skin on the surface, but also the connective and muscle tissue under the skin are tightened. In this way, the wrinkled, loose and sagging appearance on the face is removed. Thus, the facial area of the patients regains a youthful appearance; it is possible to create a healthy and vigorous facial line.
Is Non-Surgical Face Lift Possible?
Non-surgical facelift applications are procedures that do not provide permanent treatment. It is possible to reduce the signs of aging with alternative solutions such as Botox , filling procedures, face lift tapes. However, none of these procedures leaves a lasting effect. The effect of Botox and filler applications begins to disappear within 6 months. Therefore, these processes need to be repeated regularly. For a definite and permanent result, a facelift should be performed with surgical methods. Facelift surgery is a permanent application as it involves the surgical removal of sagging and redundant tissues. It does not need to be repeated like other cosmetic applications.
How is Face Lift Surgery Performed?
Facelift surgery is a procedure performed by plastic surgeons who are experts in their field. The operation is completed under sterile operating room conditions and the patients are under anesthesia. Sedative drugs are given to patients to ensure that they are in a deep sleep state. Thus, the procedures performed in the operation area do not cause pain or pain to the patients.
Before the operation, the specialist physician checks the current condition of the patient with a detailed examination. Deformation and sagging on the face are detected. A draft surgery plan is prepared for the removal of these deformed tissues. During this period, the most suitable stretching procedure for the patient’s facial anatomy is determined by the physician, taking into account the patient’s wishes.
In facelift surgery, the lower layers of the skin are also intervened together with the upper layer of the skin. The loosened connective and muscle tissue is tightened together with the skin surface. This tightening involves reshaping all layers in three dimensions. With the effect of advancing age and gravity, the areas with sagging can be moved to the areas where they should be, and it is possible to rejuvenate the face. To perform this procedure, the skin surface is opened with very small surgical incisions. These incisions, ranging from 1-2 millimeters, are usually made to the roots of the hair. In this way, no scar image is formed after the surgery. It is also possible to make incisions behind the ears or inside the facial lines. In this way, the appearance of scars will gradually decrease during the healing process and the treated areas will not be evident.
What Should Be Considered After Face Lift Surgery?
After the operation is completed, the patients are taken to their rooms and rested. Generally, it is possible to be discharged after 24 hours of observation. It takes a very short time for the discharged patients to return to their daily lives. Slight bruising and swelling in the operation area will heal in 2-3 days on average. Generally, within 7-10 days, patients are able to return to work. Completion of the healing and a clear view of the results of the operation takes place in a period of 45-60 days.
Although the results of facelift surgery vary from patient to patient, they are preserved for a very long time. Although this period may vary depending on many factors, it is an average of 10 years. In order to preserve the effects of the surgery for a longer period of time:
- Avoiding the consumption of harmful substances such as alcohol and cigarettes
- Reducing stress
- Paying attention to sleep patterns
- Regular sports and exercise
- A balanced and healthy diet
- Protection from the harmful effects of the sun
- It is recommended to maintain regular care for the needs of the skin.
It is also possible to benefit from filling and botox-like procedures by consulting your doctor for signs of aging that begin to reappear over time. A regular care will prevent deformations that may occur on the face and will make positive contributions to the rejuvenation effects of the surgery.