Face Lift

Length of Stay in Hospital
1-2 Days
Length of Stay in the City
10 Days
Recovery Duration
2 Weeks
Operation Duration
2-5 Hours
Type of Anesthesia
General Anesthesia
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While the face ages, the skin begins to sag together with its muscle and fat layers. Skin that lost its elasticity becomes droopy. Facelift procedures, which are also in demand among men, can be performed alone or in combination with other surgical or non-surgical methods in order to improve loose skin and give the face a younger appearance.

What are the reasons that cause facial aging?

Facial aging does not occur at the same time and in the same way for every person. There are many reasons that affect the rate and degree of aging. Some of these are beyond our control and we cannot interfere with them. However, some can be controlled and aging can be improved. Some factors that affect facial aging are:

  • Aging,

  • Gravity effect,

  • Genetic and structural factors (each individual's skin structure, the flexibility of soft tissues, and resistance to aging are different),

  • Excessive sun exposure,

  • Smoking cigarettes and tobacco products,

  • The use of alcohol and drugs,

  • Irregular and stressful lifestyle,

  • Irregular sleeping habits,

  • Insufficient water consumption,

  • Rapid weight change,

  • The use of unsuitable make-up materials,

  • Menopause and bone-thinning,

  • Some diseases that affect aging and skin.

Facial Rejuvenation Techniques

There are many surgical and non-surgical methods for facial rejuvenation. In addition to non-surgical methods such as laser, radiofrequency, chemical peels, IPL, microdermabrasion, PRP, salmon DNA, fibroblast and vitamin mesotherapy, thread lift, filling, and botox; surgical procedures such as forehead lift, eyebrow lift, eyelid aesthetics, fat filling, face lift, mini face lift, mid face lift, neck lift can be applied individually or in combination with other methods.

How is Face Lift Performed?

The face lift operation is performed under general anaesthesia and the operation time varies between 2 and 5 hours. In face lift surgery, the cheek skin is lifted up to a certain limit with incisions made from the back and front of the ear, and the underlying SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) tissue is repositioned by pulling upwards and to the side. Finally, the excess skin on the top is being cut off and stitched. Surgical scars are hidden in the ear area.

Facelift surgery can be combined with other facial surgeries such as fat injection to the face, eyelid aesthetics, forehead lift, neck lift, eyebrow lift.

What Does Get Better After Face Lift?

  • Looseness in the facial skin that causes droopy appearance,

  • Deep wrinkles in the corner of nose and mouth,

  • Saggy cheeks,

  • Droopy appearance on the edges of lower jaw tip,

  • Loose skin and excess fat on the jowl and neck.

After Face Lift:

  • Feeding with soft foods begins 4 hours after the operation, and patients are expected to stand up and walk.

  • The night of the operation will be spent in the hospital.

  • The patient lies down in a semi-sitting position and cold application is made to the operating areas.

  • Forceful movements that increase blood pressure, such as excessive straining in the toilet and bending forward, should be avoided.

  • Drains are removed the day after the surgery and patient is discharged.

  • As before of the surgery, patient should not smoke cigarettes after the surgery, blood thinner medicines and foods should not be consumed.

  • Housework should be avoided, especially in the week after the surgery, and the patient should only rest.

  • All sutures are removed 5-7 days after the operation.

  • Patients can go out 2 weeks after the operation and return to work and social life carefully.

  • You can exercise approximately 6 weeks after the operation.

  • Facial swelling and appearance are improved due to the operation every week. Recovery time varies between 2-4 months depending on the combined procedures performed and the wound healing period of the patient.

  • Loss of sensation on cheeks is an expected issue in the first months and it will return usual over the time.

  • Incision scars can be hidden with the help of hair if patient has long hair in the first weeks following the surgery. Concealer can be used on the scars. It takes an average of 1 year for scars to take their final form.

  • It is expected that the edema on the face will dissipate in the first weeks after the operation. Asymmetries can be observed in this period. Since the edema may not regress symmetrically, it should be patient.

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How long does the effect of face lift surgery last?


The effective period can vary between 2 and 15 years, depending on the technique applied, the structure of the skin, age and lifestyle. As can be understood, the effect of result depends on many factors and varies greatly from person to person.




How permanent are face lift surgeries?


It is not possible to give a clear answer about the permanence of face lift surgery. These types of surgeries need to be renewed after a certain period of time. The aim is to take the patient back in time with the operation and to continue the natural aging process from that time on.




Will there be any scars after the operation?


When a surgical incision is made on the skin, there will definitely be a scar. However, if no complications have developed during the healing process, the scar will not be obvious. In addition, since the surgical scars will be tried to be hidden in the scalp or ear as much as possible, they are unlikely to be noticed.




Can face lift surgery be performed again?


Yes, face lift operation can be repeated.




Is a non-surgical face lift possible?


A true and long-term face lift is only possible with surgical methods.




How is the recovery process after the face lift operation?


The night of the operation is spent in the hospital. Stitches are removed in 5 to 7 days. It takes 1-3 weeks for edema and bruises to go away. Operational incision scars are easily hidden on the scalp.





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Walk-through: What's next?

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First Contact

From the very first contact, we will explore your situation in-depth and start planning the path to the beauty.

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Doctor Choice

We will connect you with the best doctors in their fields for your special needs.

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Travel
Plan

We will assist you to plan your trip and give you advises on city tours.

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Transport and Transfer

Based on your operation schedule, you will fly to Istanbul on the most convenient date for you. From then on, your transfers and appointments will be arranged by us.

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Operation Day

You will be in right hands to reveal your beauty on the date of the operation.

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Home
coming

When your procedures are done, you will return home to enjoy your new life.