Today, face lift surgeries, which mostly draw the attention of women, are performed in order to have a younger and a more dynamic appearance. Face lift surgeries are good solutions for unwanted looks formed due to genetic factors, loosening and sagging of the skin, environmental conditions, weight gain and loss, and sagging of face skin after sleeve gastrectomy surgeries.

Face lift surgeries, which were performed in the past to have a younger and better-looking face, are now preferred by those who gain and lose large amounts of weight in a short time, and those who have sagging skin due to the high weight they lost after sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. Constant weight gain and loss is one of the biggest enemies of the skin. The skin structure expands, contracts, loses its elasticity with weight gain/loss and starts to sag.

Especially in those who lose more than 45 kilos, this problem can only be solved with facelift surgeries. The eyebrows hang downwards, the groove-shaped structure between the nose and the lips gets deeper, the lines around the lips become prominent, the tissues under the chin droop, there is sagging on the cheeks, which causes people to look older than they are, even if they are actually young. The most effective method for rejuvenating these sagging and loosening structures in the skin can be achieved with classical face lift surgery. If facelift operations are performed on people over the age of 50, they look younger for about 15 years, and if they are performed on people over the age of 40, they look younger by 7-10 years.

How are facelift surgeries done?

Thanks to the cutting-edge technology used in face lift surgeries, the external appearance of the skin and the subcutaneous tissues are shaped in three dimensions. People often think that the skin is stretched during these surgeries. Since solely skin stretching is not enough, during this surgery, the sagging tissues are recovered, the loosened connective tissues are repaired, and even the mimic muscles are intervened. Therefore, arrangements are made both externally and internally.

How long does the surgery last?

Although the duration of facelift operations varies from person to person, it takes between 4-6 hours and the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. After the operation, it is necessary to stay in the hospital for one or two days.

What should be considered in the process after the operation?

Swelling and bruises that occur after the surgery should diminish between 48 hours and 72 hours. It takes a period of 7-10 days for patients to return to their daily lifestyle and errands and most importantly to their work. One of the most frequently asked questions by the patients after facelift operations is when their face would regain its most natural state. Before the operation, patients say that they want to rejuvenate, but they do not want their faces to change in a way that is strange to those who know them.

Plans for this operation are made based on the appearance of a 55-year-old patient in his/her 40s, thanks to three-dimensional technologies. It takes about 1.5-2 months to achieve the most natural appearance after the surgery, although it varies from patient to patient. At the end of this period, it is possible to achieve the desired natural face, but it is necessary not to maintain the old habits of life, not to smoke, to sleep regularly, to pay attention to the weight balance, to take good care of the skin and to follow the recommendations of the physician.

Will there be any visible scars left?

As with any plastic surgery, all patients wonder whether there would be any scars on their bodies afterwards. If the patient undergoes a face plastic surgery, the worries are even greater. After the necessary interventions are made to the skin and the structures in the subcutaneous tissue during facelift surgeries, the tiny incisions in the scalp are closed with invisible stitches. Parallelly to the improvement in the face, these scars also become invisible with time.

How long do the effects of facelift surgery last?

Although the longevity of the effects of these surgeries varies from patient to patient, it can be said that it has a permanence of about 10 years if the physician’s recommendations are followed and considering the environmental conditions. It is necessary to strive to preserve the gains that make a positive contribution to life after each operation. It is important to follow the recommendations of the surgeon performing the surgery as strictly as possible. For this reason, it is necessary to stay away from consuming excessive amounts of cigarettes and alcohol, lack of sleep, drinking less water, poor, unbalanced and inadequate nutrition, and a sedentary life. The most important thing is to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. It is necessary to care for your skin in accordance with the recommendations of the physician throughout the 4 seasons of the year, and to use an appropriate sunscreen and care creams. Apart from these, in order for the positive effects and results of the surgery to be permanent for a long time, small touches such as laser, filling or botox procedures may be done at times recommended by the physician.