Facelift is a surgical procedure performed to eliminate sagging skin on the face and neck, as well as under the chin. Thanks to facelift surgery, the patient will feel better, livelier, beautiful and young. Through facelift surgery, the sagging excess skin is removed to make the face tighter. If the patient’s skin has not lost its elasticity, the facelift surgery will result in greater success. Facelift surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with forehead lift and blepharoplasty. The most suitable candidates for facelift surgery are people aged between 40 and 65 years of age, who have sagging skin and excess fat accumulation in their faces and necks but have also good skin elasticity. The operation time of facelift surgery ranges from 3 to 4 hours. Although general anesthesia is preferred in this surgical procedure, local anesthesia can also be used. Locations of incisions to be made in a surgery are adjusted in accordance with the structure of the face, as well as the surgical technique.
Generally sagging and fat accumulations appear prominently in the face of many people after 50 years of age. The most disturbing things for a person are irregularities in the skin of the jawline and neck area, as well as folds in front of the ear. At this stage, facelift surgery should be performed, and rejuvenation should be achieved with the success of this procedure.
As seen after all surgical procedures, mild pains can be felt for several days after facelift. Such pains can easily be avoided with the help of medicines given to the patient after surgery. After surgery, swelling and bruises will appear on your face; however, do not let them lead you to feel any fear or anxiety. Within a month, you will notice that you are recovered from these conditions. You will be able to get back to your work and normal life, two weeks after the facelift surgery.
Since usually special suture and dressing materials are used in facelift surgery, the scars that will form on the face will be minimal. Because the scars will be in the scalp, they will not be noticeable. The scars that will form due to the stretching of the skin around the ear will also be unnoticeable because it will be on the junction line of the ear and face, and even under the earlobe.
Because each person has a specific anatomical state, the surgeon should consider this and start the facelift surgery accordingly. The operation should be performed by a surgeon who knows the anatomy of aging. In addition, if facelift surgery is performed by considering the facial expressions and the facial anatomic structure, no change will be seen in the general facial expression.
After surgery, the healing of incisions on the face takes 7 to 10 days. The healing of post-operative edemas takes about 2 to 3 weeks; however, edemas are among the problems that go away in a short time. After facelift surgery, patients can return to work after 2 to 3 weeks. Face lift operation can be done alone, or in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as forehead lift, blepharoplasty, or rhinoplasty. In an operation performed in this way, it should be known that other procedures have their own healing times.