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Facelift Surgery

General Information

What are the Factors causing Aging on the Face?

The aging of face occurs depending on factors which may be changed and not changed.

1- Time.

The time is the most important and nonconvertible factor for aging of face. In time the quality of skin is disrupted. The elastin fibers are providing elasticity to the skin decreases and the collagen fibers providing freshness is disrupted.

2- Gravity

The other factor that is unchangeable and causing aging is the gravity. Even if we didn’t see it a force is pulling down our skin. Dangles of the face and the other parts of our body are caused by the collaboration between aging and gravity. The tissue that loses its elasticity is not withstanding the gravity and dangles have been proposed.

3- Solar Effect

Face skin has been exposed to solar effect is solar exposure. Solar exposure contains ultraviolet B and C. These rays are cause skin and under skin breakdown.  These breakdowns are at the level of skin but they also are at the level of genetic and they can cause  skin cancer.

4- Smoking

The most preventable aging factor is named as smoking. Smoking cigarettes which contains a lot of harmful toxins is caused hypoxia.

5- Other factors

In this topic, A lot of chemical action are said. Non-quality make up ingredients and their usage, synthetic products and chemicals, that has been exposed by several work conditions etc.

What are the points to consider for facial aesthetics?

The topographic anatomy of the face is very complicated and aging signs are changeable for every other region. These regions are not separate from each other. For example, if the patient has a problem with mid-face , he/she must be treated for his/her  extras on eyelids. The age perception on the face that is changeable for every region is caused worse result in aging the whole face.

It is not forget that the less non-surgically or non-bleeding operations currently as we speak the less effective is the operation.

What are the fixes on Facelift Surgery? Who the surgery is done?

It is possible to get rid of the dangles of the edges of eyes, nose, ears, cheeks, mouth and the line between chin and lips (mid and down face region). The 7 – 10 years long rejuvenation of the face perception is ordinary result with facelift surgery.

The ideal patient for facelift surgery;

  • 45 – 60 years old
  • has dangles on mid and down face region
  • non-smoker
  • not having a collagen tissue disease
  • not having hypertension and diabetes

Facelift Surgery

Facelift Surgery is done under the general anesthesia and is operated by almost between 4 – 6 hours. This procedure time can expand because of the complex operations like blepharoplasty, forehead and neck elongation are done combined. Fatty tissues injects in facelift surgery for making a strong and good outline for the face. The cutting mark of classic facelift surgery begins behind the ear and it goes all along the upper edge of the neck towards to the other ear. This cutting mark is hidden very well.

Although the tissue has been removed over the face during facelift surgery, the reaction mechanism is different. There is a layer under our face which is named as SMAS (Superficial muscular aponeurotic system) It is a layer of tissue that covers, surrounds and attaches to the deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck, including the entire cheek area. Facelift surgery is done through SMAS which is the main resistance and main structure. The operation that is only done in skin is not very effective. But if the operation is done through SMAS is given good results. But the operation must be done by professional doctors because of the SMAS dissection and system’s facial nerves and facial impression sources.

Staying 2 days after the surgery at the hospital is necessary and enough for bleeding control. There is no pain throughout this process. Even these operations are unergetic operations. Hypokinesis and felting on the face skin over 6 – 8 weeks because the cutting off facial nerves. This situation is normal. In early stages, the formation of oedemas and bruises is reduced with intense ice implementation and pressure mask. Oedemeas are gone at 3 weeks after the surgery and patient has a new look. The cutting mark which is done inside the hair and front – back part of the ear is hidden very properly at professional hands.

Daily Life After The Surgery

First Day : There is no pain after the surgery but the patient has suffered a little tensions of neck and ear areas. It is necessary for applying cold compresses on the patient’s face for bleeding control and oedemea. The patient can eat soft things at fifth hour after the surgery.

Second Day : The patient can walk freely but he/she must continue to apply cold compresses. The doctor can take off the drains.

Third Day: The patient can come out of the hospital following doctor’s retreatments, hair washing and medical dressing. It is the most extra situation you have oedemeas around your face area. It is necessary to put facial mask.

Second Week: It is the first control day. The patient must continue to wear the mask and can take a shower after the control.

Third Week : The patient can take off the mask. The works at this time is considered as fully recovered. It is the time that his/her oedemeas are fully recovered. He/she can make up and live his/her normal life.