What is facelift?
Face lift is a surgical procedure to lift sagging on the face due to aging, stretch and hanging. However, in recent years, all the attempts related to facial ageing have started to be called facial regeneration (facial regeneration).
As people get older, the skin of the face hangs up, wrinkles, various spots and irregularities occur due to the effects of the sun’s rays, daily stress and other factors (smoking, drinking, malnutrition). An old percent; forehead lines have been pronounced, eyebrows have fallen, eyelids have sagged, bags and lines under the eyes have formed, deep lines in the mouth – nose region, burnt sagging, jaw contours have disappeared, neck has been greased and skin curtains have formed. The skin lost its vitality, sun spots and other moles appeared on it, thinned and wrinkled.
Face lift surgery is also known as “Face lift” or “ritidectomy”, which is one of the plastic and aesthetic surgery procedures. Face lift surgery removes sagging and irregularities in the forehead, face and neck skin; removes excess fat from the cheek and neck; removes facial fascia and fat tissues to their places; strengthens the facial tissues; fixes the eyelids and other complementary procedures (such as skin peels, fillers and Botox).
Who is a good candidate for this surgery?
The ideal candidates for face lift surgery are those who have begun to sagging the skin of the face and neck but have not lost their elasticity and have not had any other health problems. This surgery is usually performed on men and women over the age of 40. However, this type of surgery can be done at an early age due to structural and genetic reasons. During the face lift surgery, nose and eyelid surgery, forehead correction, brow lift operations can be performed to make the face look more beautiful and younger. Injections of fillers for fine wrinkles (oil, hyaluronic acid etc.) or peeling (mechanical, chemical, laser) and Botox for wrinkles can be done.
When you have problems with facial aging – sagging, and you think about surgery, first discuss what you want and why you want, and then contact a plastic surgeon. Talk to your doctor about your wishes and expectations and discuss them with him. If you smoke, quit 10 days before surgery. Be sure to ask your doctor about your Sun and skin care habits before surgery to give you a more permanent result. Discuss the matter with your doctor several times if necessary.
The surgery in a hospital, under the supervision of the anesthesiologist in the operating room is done. In general,intravenous sedation (accompanied by sedatives) can be performed with local anesthesia. This type of surgery may take 3-10 hours depending on the technique and what to do. It is possible to go home on the same day, but it is generally convenient to stay in the hospital for 1 Night. Additional procedures (nose,eyelids, etc.) can be performed in the same session. Face lift surgery is not scar-free. However, these scars are not obvious because they are hidden. The scars are concealed in the scalp in the temporal area, behind the front of the ear and behind the ear. 3-5 mm under the chin if the oils are taken under the chin.if a ligament is left, eyelid and forehead stretching are added, additional scars remain on the eyelids and forehead within the scalp. However, these scars on the face are mostly unnoticeable and hidden scars.
The early postoperative period usually passes comfortably. There may be a general swelling and bruising, numbness and tingling. Since facial nerves may be slightly affected by anesthesia during surgery, there may be slight asymmetries in the face. These pass spontaneously within 3-5 days. Cold pads are applied to the eyes, nose and mouth with open bandages and cheeks. In order to prevent the accumulation of blood in tissue, silicone pipes called Diren can be placed. The poles are drawn in 2 days at the latest. The bandage opens completely after 2-3 days. General control and dressing change is done. Hair can be washed during this period. If the sutures are not melting type, they are taken 5-7 days later.
Return to normal life
It gives good results if it is done according to the surgical technique. Rarely, second corrections may be necessary. After the surgery 2. from day one, the patient will stand up and be able to do his work at home. The patient can return to work after a week of swelling, make up. 2-it is recommended to avoid heavy exercise and excessive sunlight during the month and to be protected from external shocks. The new shape of the face and neck skin, according to the structure of the person and environmental conditions sometimes 5-10 years, sometimes lasts for life.
Facial renewal operations
– Forehead lifting – remove eyebrows
– Cheek (middle face) stretching
– Neck stretching
– Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
– Other corrective surgeries (removal of skin lesions, dermabrasion etc.))
Facial renewal aesthetic initiatives
– Fat injection: for lip, cheek and face contours
– Synthetic fillers injection: for wrinkles, lips and minor irregularities
– Peeling-chemical peeling-mechanical peeling=dermabrasion – peeling with laser (Laserbrazion))
– Botox: for skin wrinkles
– Cosmetic product applications-home cream peeling, skin discoloration, skin renewal to activate the purpose
All kinds of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery related to facial rejuvenation is the work of aesthetic and plastic surgery specialists. Be careful with the suggestions of other branch surgeons about these surgeries.
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