General Information

The Importance of Face Lift and Facial Rejuvenation, the effect of gravity over the years, the harmful effect of the sun, facial mimic muscles over-working, stress of daily life, repetitive weight gain and loss, familial tendency lead to an older appearance.

The effect of gravity over the years, the harmful effect of the sun, facial mimic muscles over-working, stress of daily life, repetitive weight gain and loss, familial tendency lead to an older appearance. Lip and cheek lines deepen, sagging from the cheek and neck occur, lipoidosis and folds occur on the neck. By removing excess fat, stretching the relaxed muscles, removing the puckered and loosened excess skin and reshaping the skin, the young looking face is achieved. It is usually performed with blepharoplasty and browplasty, eyebrow lifting surgeries. If necessary, Face Lift (Rhytidoplasty), nose aesthetics (Rhinoplasty), cheekbones enlargement, wrinkles oil injection, Laser treatment, Botox application, reshaping of the jaw tip can be added.

Who can have Rhytidoplasty?

Those who are 40 years of age or older, those who are under 40 years of age but who have sagging neck, face and lip edges, those who have sagging cheeks, those who have prominent and deep lip and cheek lines, those who have a sagging, fat and folding neck, those who do not have health problems to put the surgery at risk, those who are psychologically ready for surgery and who have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.

How is rhytidoplasty performed?

If the patient smokes, he/she should know that he/she should give up this habit for a while before and after surgery. In the preoperative patient examination, information about the patient’s alcohol, smoking and harmful substances habit, hypertension, heart and vascular, liver diseases are evaluated by the plastic surgeon. Operation planning is done by considering skin tissue, bone structure, amount and extent of fat, sagging degree according to the severity of deformation in the face and neck of the patient.

The surgical method is determined according to the aesthetic planning of the face lift. In addition to full face lift, mini face lift and endoscopic face lift methods, which are frequently applied and provide satisfying results, different techniques are applied depending on the extent of deformation and the place where it occurs. Classical face lift surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia. This pain-free operation ranges from 2 to 4 hours. In the line where the ear and cheek meet, the operation is performed by entering through the incision created up on the back of the ear and the hairy side whisker part if needed. The sagging skin that causes ageing on the face is lifted, the excess loosened skin is removed, the excess fat and muscle tissue that lost its tightness is removed. The surgical incision is sutured with special techniques to make the marks unclear. The doctor can put a drain against the accumulation of fluid in the surgical site. The patient may be discharged on the same day or a day of hospital rest may be required by the plastic surgeon.

Endoscopic face lift surgery is performed by viewing the inside of the facial tissue with mini cameras from the incisions on the scalp. Platysmaplasty is done by entering the mini incisions under the chin and behind the ear.