Face Lift Surgery Procedure


“What is facelift surgery?”, that may be the answer to this question: "Facelift is the process of removing the loose skin and tissues on the face of the person". Facelift surgery can be applied with several different methods. It's among the surgical operations that are frequently preferred due to aging. However, in any period, people may prefer this surgery in order to improve and develop the skin due to reasons such as genetics, poor diet, stress, and gaining weight.

Face Lift Surgery Procedure

Facelift surgery is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. The duration of the operation usually varies between 2 and 3 hours. An incision is made starts on the hairline and after circulating around the ear, it ends at the nape within the surgery. In this way, the fat in the area is reshaped, and the skin layers are also lifted and stretched. Excess skin is removed and the skin is covered again with the new contours. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures or by gluing. If these sutures are not absorbable, they are removed by the surgeon after a few days.



Aftercare For Face Lift Surgery

After the facelift surgery is over, the patient's face is bandaged. In this way, swelling and bruises can be reduced. If the patient feels pain, the doctor gives the medication for it. The patient can return to the daily routine within 2 weeks after the facelift operation but it may take about 3 months for a return to "normal" and recover mostly. Having a healthy life and protecting the area from the sun are among the precautions that should be considered during the recovery period. There are some other preventions listed below that the patient should follow in order the recovery:

  • Avoiding heavy and strenuous exercises for a while,
  • Not driving for a few days,
  • Keeping wounds and bandages away from water,
  • Not removing the bandages for several days,
  • Not to touch the treated area until the examination; are all necessary.


The Risks And The Side Effects of Facelift Surgery

Some risks and side effects can be seen in facelift surgery like in other aesthetic surgery operations. The candidate should discuss with the surgeon in detail and should have a realistic goal about the results before the surgery. It is also necessary to know the following risks and side effects:

  • Bleeding,
  • Blood or fluid accumulation,
  • Infection,
  • Anesthesia-based allergy
  • Cardiac complications,
  • Skin numbness,
  • Scars,
  • Hair loss in the incision area;

These all risks and side effects, although rare, may occur.

Being a nonsmoker and living a healthy life is important. In addition, the person should not have an illness that may prevent this surgery.
The scars of facelift surgery can be seen in red for a while. The recovery may take a few weeks on average. Later, the redness of these scars gradually decreases.
The effects of full facelift surgery can be seen for up to 15 years, depending on how invasive the surgery is.
During facelift surgery, the surgeon makes incisions in inconspicuous areas around the face and neck, then removes excess skin, tightens underlying muscles, and repositions facial tissues to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours.
Facelift surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed in case of loosening and sagging of the skin due to the effects of aging. This surgery allows you to achieve a younger and more vibrant appearance by tightening the skin in the facial area. During this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed and the facial muscles are stretched, resulting in tighter skin. This can help you feel better about yourself and boost your confidence.
Facelift surgery is generally safe, but there are risks and possible complications that may occur, including bleeding, infection, scarring, nerve damage, hair loss, and asymmetry. Swelling, bruising, discomfort or numbness may also occur after the procedure. Risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced and qualified surgeon, following pre- and post-operative instructions, and reporting any unusual symptoms to the surgeon immediately.

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