By Bahar Ozbal • Medical review by Metin Kerem, MD on February 04, 2021

Review 5
Treatment Local sedation or general anesthesia
Recovery Time 10-14 days
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What is Face Lift Surgery?
 In order to remove lines, wrinkles and sagging in the face area due to aging and / or excessive weight loss; The process of correcting the effects on the face by suspending the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) structure that forms the muscle, fat and nerve tissue on the face is called Face Lift Surgery (Rhythidectomy).

Everything You Need to Know About Face Lift

The most important items that determine the price of the Face Lift Surgery; It is hidden in the details of the application to be made. Average price of a facelift surgery: It varies between 8,000 TL and 25,000 TL.
Facelift surgery (Rhythidectomy) is performed under general anesthesia by aesthetic and plastic surgeons in a hospital environment.

Facelift surgery is performed on the SMAS layer under the facial skin. SMAS is like the spine of the face, the muscles, fat and nervous system of the face are connected to this layer. Generally, incisions are made to hide the hair and behind the ears in the contours and the facial skin is removed. The soft tissue called the SMAS layer is suspended with special stitches. The skin abundance created by the suspension is removed.

You stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days after the operation. During this period, the resistances placed to reduce the postoperative subcutaneous fluid collection are removed. While being taken into the room, your face, nose and mouth will be covered with a bandage. Afterwards, the dressing is replaced with an elastic bandage and it is recommended to stay on the face for 2-3 days.
Facelift surgery incisions; the inside of the hair is opened to hide the anterior and posterior contours of the ear. Since it remains in the hidden area, it does not cause aesthetic problems. With good wound care, almost no scar remains.
Antibiotics are definitely used for 5 days after face lift (rhythidectomy) surgery.
Stitches are removed after an average of 10 days, in this process, you will be told to keep the stitches moist with the creams given by your doctor.

Numbness, swelling and bruising can be observed in your facial area after face lift (rhythidectomy) surgery. You may feel tension in your face due to the stretching process. Symptoms such as tension and numbness, loss of sensation, are the effects that spontaneously recover in about 1 week, which vary from person to person. The recovery period of swelling and bruises is a little longer. They disappear after about 3 weeks.

  • It is important that women have completed the preoperative hair dyeing process because it is risky to have dye for 1 month following the operation.

  • Men are not recommended to shave for 3 weeks after surgery.

  • You can take a bath on the 3rd day after the operation.

  • Returning to social and business life will usually be possible after the 2nd week. It is necessary to wait 2 weeks again to make up.

  • It is important that you do not hurt your face for at least 2 months.

  • Heavy exercise, sports and similar activities should be avoided for 2 months.

  • Sun rays are also among the things to be avoided during the healing process. Regular use of sunscreen creams for at least 6 months is important.

Face lift surgery is generally recommended for 50 years and older. Face lift is the right surgery for women and men aged 50 and over. In some cases, such as sagging due to excessive weight loss and the effects of aging becoming apparent, the age of surgery can be reduced to 45.
  • Under the age of 45

  • General health condition is poor (people with problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes)

  • Overweight people (diet is recommended first),

  • People who smoke and cannot quit,

  • People with collagen tissue disease

Face lift surgery (Rhythidectomy) is not recommended.
Since the face lift (rhythidectomy) surgery is performed under general anesthesia and hospitalization is made for 1 or 2 nights afterwards, there is not much pain complaint during this period.
Facelift surgery is performed by plastic surgeons. As in all other aesthetic applications, it is important that you proceed with a specialist in the field, with whom you can easily communicate, share your wishes and concerns easily, and who answers you, conveys information, and gives correct directions for the operation.
The most worrying risk in facelift surgery is performing a procedure that will cause damage to the motor and sensory nerves during the operation. Nerve damage that may heal over time or cause permanent damage; It causes facial movements to be blocked for a short period or permanently.

There may be a risk of bleeding, especially in hypertensive patients. Bleeding is a risk, albeit a small one, although the risk is minimized by the resistances placed after surgery, in some cases the bleeding that occurs both prevents the course of healing and may cause an unwanted scar.

Another rare risk is the risk of infection as it is controlled with the use of antibiotics. It is treated with additional antibiotics and dressings.

In general, complications encountered in facelift surgery are few. Swelling, bruising, numbness and feeling of tension on the face after the operation are expected side effects. Gradually, recovery occurs spontaneously within a month at the latest.

Written on 01/01/2018

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Last Update: 22/04/2021

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