Facelift (rhytidectomy), is a plastic surgery performed to lift the saggy face and neck tissue up. This is a very popular operation to delete the aging effect on the face. The face soft tissue begins to sag by external causes such as gravity, stress, sleep routine and eating habits.Face sagging starts after the age of 40 and increases after 50. Both men and women, but especially women, choose this surgery to have younger and fresher look. Thanks to new improved facelift techniques, there is no need to feel uncomfortable or worry about this complicated operation.

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Despite the worry about this operation, there isn’t any risk except for the general surgical complications anymore. Although the it is mostly preferred, there are still some questions need to ask. Therefore, we tried to gather all the useful information about this operation together. We will take a look at the whole process, its methods, safety, and cost.

How Is Facelift Performed?

In the facelift operation, the surgeon uses an incision in the ear canvas just in front of the ear. It extends to the eardrum and reaches the hairline. By using this cut as an entrance, the surgeon recovers the sagging tissues under the skin, removes the excess skin and closes the skin. He/she applies this operation, especially on the midface, jowls and neck droop. The operation is performed under the general anesthesia or sometimes under local anesthesia. The operation lasts 1.5-2 hours on average.

how facelift is performed

The patients need to stay 1 night in the hospital. Incision scars are permanent but concealed by the hairline and natural contours of the face and ear. If you have short hair, you need to grow your hair before facelift to cover your incisions while they are healing. For the bald men, the operation can perform under the chin. So that the surgeon can hide the scars without using the hair.

You may have pain after the operation, but very rarely. You can easily stop it by using simple painkillers. You may feel pressure or tightness on their skins after the operation, but it disappears in a very short time. Recovery time usually takes 7-10 days after the operation. You can return to your normal life after this period.

Techniques of Facelift

There are different techniques for the operation. 5 of them are mostly-used: Traditional Full Facelift, Mid Facelift, Mini Facelift, Thread Facelift and Stem Cell Facelift. Traditional Full Facelift, as its name itself, is a full facelift surgery, takes more time and eliminate the aging signs on chin, cheeks, below the eyes, around mouth and jowls.

With Mid Facelift, the surgeon focuses on below the eyes and around the cheeks areas. However, in the Mini Facelift, the surgeon targets a smaller area such as the jaw, lower cheeks, and the neck.

In the Thread Facelift, the surgeon uses little and thin stitches below the skin to lift the underlying muscles. This procedure is performed without anesthesia and leaves no visible scars.

Lastly, Stem Cell Facelift is a non-surgical facial process that one of the mostly-preferred techniques in plastic surgery just like Botox in the past 30 years.

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How Long Does Facelift Last?

Although facelift is a successful operation for the rejuvenate, it cannot stop the aging. The face and neck will continue to sag and new wrinkles will appear. Because of this, you may have another operation if you notice new aging effects on your face. But it won’t happen just after the operation. It will happen during the normal/natural aging period.

Do Facelifts Hurt?

Facelift does not hurt while it is performing because of the anesthesia. You will not feel any pain or soreness. If you get pain during your recovery period, you can eliminate it with a simple painkiller.

Is Facelift Safe?

Yes, because of the medical improvements in this area, the operations are getting safer each year. If you follow all of the pre-op instructions given by your doctor, you may have more comfortable and safer recovery period day by day. In the first days after surgery, there may be minimal/normal swelling and bruises that will pass completely within 1 week. You might experience temporary or permanent hair loss near the incision sites. Areas affected by temporary hair loss will begin to recover in about three months. Therefore, there is no need to feel discomfort for these normal post-surgical effects.

Is Facelift Worth It?

With the operation, you may gain your 10-years-ago look by getting rid of your dropping skin and face wrinkles. Therefore, all of the patients who have facelift surgery, become very happy and satisfied when they see their new face look. They gain a younger look and also attitude and have more self-confident. This means the facelift is really worth to have it.

How Much Does Facelift Cost?

As it is a very popular operation for years, there are many good clinics and experienced surgeons in Turkey to perform it successfully. You may choose one of the good ones and meet your younger-you again. Facelift operation in these clinics will cost you between € 2,000 and € 6,000.

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