Facelift surgery

What is a Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)?

Facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to address sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and loss of facial volume. It involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of underlying facial muscles to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. This procedure is typically sought by individuals who wish to reverse the effects of aging, improve facial contours, and boost their self-confidence

Benefits of Face Lifting

There are numerous benefits associated with facelift plastic surgery. Firstly, it effectively reduces the visible signs of aging, including sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. By tightening the underlying muscles and removing excess skin, an operation can provide a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Additionally, face lifting can improve facial contours, restore facial symmetry, and enhance overall facial harmony. Many individuals who undergo facelifts report increased self-esteem and confidence, as they feel more satisfied with their appearance.

Different Types of Face Lift Procedures

There are various types of rhytidectomy procedures available, each tailored to meet specific needs and desired outcomes. The traditional facelift focuses on the lower face and neck, addressing sagging skin and jowls. A mid-facelift targets the middle portion of the face, including the cheeks and nasolabial folds. For those with minimal signs of aging, a mini facelift may be a suitable option. It is important to consult with a qualified surgeon to determine the most appropriate procedure for your specific needs.

Facelift Procedure Step by Step

The rhytidectomy procedure typically begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. The surgeon will then make discreet incisions, strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. Through these incisions, the underlying muscles are tightened, excess fat is removed or repositioned, and the skin is re-draped to achieve a more youthful and natural-looking appearance. The incisions are carefully closed, and dressings or bandages are applied to protect the surgical area.

Upper Facelift

An upper facelift, also known as a brow lift, is a cosmetic procedure targeting the upper face to rejuvenate the forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. By lifting sagging skin and muscles, it reduces wrinkles and lifts drooping brows, providing a more youthful appearance. This procedure can also improve vision if sagging brows obstruct sight. With tailored techniques, an upper facelift offers natural and long-lasting results, enhancing overall facial aesthetics.

Lower Facelift

A lower facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at rejuvenating the lower portion of the face, including the jawline, cheeks, and neck. This surgical intervention targets sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and loss of definition in the lower face that can occur due to aging or weight loss. By tightening the underlying muscles and removing excess skin, a lower facelift can restore a more youthful and sculpted appearance to the jawline and neck area. Additionally, this procedure can address the development of jowls and improve the overall contour of the face. With advancements in surgical techniques, lower facelifts can be tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each patient, resulting in natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Facelift Surgery Before and After

Facelift After Surgery

After undergoing facelift surgery, proper post-operative care is crucial to ensure optimal healing and long-lasting results. Initially, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications and cold compresses. It’s essential to follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding wound care, activity restrictions, and follow-up appointments to monitor progress. Patients should avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting during the initial recovery period to allow the tissues to heal properly. As swelling and bruising subside over the following weeks, patients will gradually notice the full effects of the facelift, with improvements in facial contour and skin tightness becoming more apparent. While individual recovery times may vary, most patients can expect to return to their regular activities within a few weeks, feeling more confident and rejuvenated.

Face Lift Recovery and Aftercare Tips

Following a rhytidectomy, proper recovery and aftercare are crucial for optimal results. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your incisions, manage any discomfort, and minimize swelling and bruising. It is important to follow these instructions diligently, as they will help promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. Additionally, you should avoid strenuous activities, protect your skin from excessive sun exposure, and attend all follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Risks and Complications of Rhytidectomy Facelift Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, a rhytidectomy carries certain risks and potential complications. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, nerve damage, and unfavorable scarring. However, by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon, following pre-and post-operative instructions, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can significantly minimize these risks. It is important to discuss any concerns or questions with your surgeon to ensure you are well-informed and prepared.

Facelift Side Effects

Lifting surgery carries risks such as bruising, swelling, or temporary numbness. Rare complications may include infection, nerve damage, or unsatisfactory scarring. Patients should discuss concerns with their surgeon and follow post-operative care instructions diligently to minimize these risks and achieve desired aesthetic outcomes.

Face Lift Suitable for Me?

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UK vs Turkey Facelift Cost

Facelift costs uk range from £5,000 to £10,000. Consider GM Care in Turkey for competitive pricing and quality services, with flexible payment options.

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FAQs

You need to rest and limit your routine activities for a while after the operation. You are supposed to follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding scar care and medication details.

After the facelift surgery, you will gain a distinctive look. Your new look will be natural. The people around you will notice the difference but may not realize the specific treatment that you have gone through on your face.

Face lifting procedure has important effects on vertical lines around the mouth area. However, laser skin surfacing and other dermal fillings can additionally be applied to get rid of the lines and wrinkles around the mouth zone.

Most of our patients prefer additional treatments along with face-lifting surgery. Eyelids and brow lifts are the most demanded ones.

Before you attend the face lifting procedure, laser skin resurfacing treatment would be beneficial to fix the damaged areas. After the laser skin resurfacing procedure on your face, you will experience much more successful results. You may contact us to get more information about favorable rates on multiple procedures.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored to your situation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients are as follows:

  • You should keep your wound dressings dry until they are removed
  • After the dressing removal, an elastic wrap will be given to you to apply to your face. Make sure to keep the elastic wrap in place at all times
  • You will be given a prescription for narcotic pain medication as well as antibiotics by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you
  • You should not drive and consume alcohol while you are on pain medication
  • You should take your pain medication with food. This helps to minimize the nausea effect caused by pain medications
  • You should move your diet from liquids to soft food (oatmeal, French toast, yogurt, soup, and pasta)
  • You should rest for the entire day after your facelift surgery
  • You need to sleep while the head of the bed is elevated or use two to three pillows for one week after your plastic surgery
  • You should avoid bending, lifting, or straining
  • You should not drive for one week following your facelift surgery
  • You should take at least one week off from work
  • You should keep your incisions dry
  • You can take a bath but do not forget to keep your incisions and hair dry
  • You can wear make-up to hide your face bruises one week after your procedure
  • You should keep your face away from sunburn. At this point, you can wear a hat and sunglasses

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon about what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. Here is general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and health history
  • You should avoid taking any products containing aspirin and ibuprofen non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication one week before surgery. If you are on medication, please inform your surgeon accordingly
  • You should avoid any contact with all nicotine products, including cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chew, or nicotine patches one week before surgery
  • You should avoid alcohol consumption one week before your procedure
  • You should not eat anything or take any fluids eight hours before the operation. Any food, water, coffee, juice, or liquids are not allowed to be taken in the morning of the operation. The only exception is medication that you should take with a small amount of water before the procedure
  • You can brush your teeth
  • You are not advised to wear any make-up and hair sprays/conditioners. Please remove your nail polish
  • You should not wear any jewelry or body piercings

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for face-lift operations:
First Day:

  • You arrive at the airport and your driver will wait for you at the exit of the customs zone with a tag with your name.
  • He will drive you to the hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure, you will meet your doctor in person. Your surgeon will explain the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on how the new look of your face would be. You will have an opportunity to discuss your preferences and expectations from your operation.
  • You will have your last checks to prepare you for to face lift operation.
  • Then your procedure will start and will last for two to four hours.
  • Within an hour after the procedure, anesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness.
  • Most facelift surgery patients require a cold facemask after the procedure to soften the tissues as well as prevent swelling and bruising. You may be given a cold facemask after the procedure.
  • Your doctor performs an initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of facelift surgery.

2nd day:

  • This will be the healing and rehabilitation day for you.
  • Your doctor will perform the second check-up in the morning
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on the dressing routine and using the cold mask.
  • You will continue to stay in the hospital and rest as much as possible for the remainder of the day.

3rd day:

  • This will be another healing and rehabilitation day for you.
  • Your doctor will perform the second check-up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital.
  • You will move to your hotel room and rest as much as possible for the remainder of the day.

4th, 5th and 6th day:

  • You are advised to continue resting in your hotel room.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
  • Shopping, attending a cultural or sightseeing tour might be a good option for you to visit different places in the city.

7th day:

  • You will visit your doctor in the hospital for the last checks, removal of the dressing, and clips/stitches on your face.
  • Your doctor advises you further on medication and the types of activities you can get involved in throughout your breast augmentation recovery period.
  • You will be ready to go back home after the seventh day.

You should expect to swell especially during the first three days after the surgery. The swelling on your face will gradually disappear. You can sleep with your head and shoulders elevated to minimize the swelling.

Yes, there will be two drains placed at the back of your ears. Your surgeon will remove them on your second day of surgery.

The healing process varies from person to person but usually takes between 1 and 2 weeks. Symptoms such as swelling, bruising, and tenderness are normal.

You can find out if you are a suitable candidate by consulting and being examined by a plastic surgeon.

The results of a facelift are usually immediately noticeable, but the results become more pronounced as the healing process is completed, this process may take several weeks.

After a facelift with modern techniques, scars may be minimal and heal over time.

Depending on the general health condition of the person, a facelift can be performed at any age. However, there may not be specific age restrictions.

Facelift is usually performed under general anesthesia, but in some cases, local anesthesia or sedation may be preferred.

You can usually return to light activities a few days after surgery, but full recovery may require several weeks.

Facelift usually provides long-lasting results. However, since the aging process will continue, there may be sagging and wrinkles over time.