Face Lift (Rhytidectomy) Surgery

With the advancement of age, the skin in the face area and the muscles under the skin loosen, lose elasticity and begin to wear out.

What is Face Lift Surgery?

Facelift surgery, which is called rhytidectomy in medicine, is a facial aesthetic surgery that aims to remove the sagging of the face and neck skin, which is generally performed on people aged 40 and over, whose cheeks go down and face shape changes from oval to square. These surgeries cannot prevent the aging of the skin, but they help the facial area to have a younger and healthier appearance. These operations can be performed in combination with neck lift, eyebrow lift and eyelid surgeries, depending on the condition of the person.

How is Face Lift Surgery Performed?

Facelift surgery is performed under hospital conditions and under general anesthesia. These operations take approximately 3 to 4 hours. The person undergoing the operation is kept under observation in the hospital for one night and can be discharged the next day. It is recommended that people wear a face corset for approximately 10 to 15 days after the operation. During this process, edema and swelling occur on the face, and the results of the application begin to be seen with the reduction of these swellings and edema. For approximately 45 to 60 days, it is recommended to protect the face against external impacts, not to do heavy sports activities and to protect it effectively against the effects of sun rays. Men should not shave their beard for 1 month after the operation.

Are There Any Scars in Face Lift Surgery?

In these surgeries, the facelift incision starts from the hairline at the temples and continues around the ear to the lower part of the neck. After the operation, incision scars remain, but since these scars are between the hairline and the face and ear folds, they can be camouflaged.

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