With the effect of aging, gravity and sun damage over time, the facial skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles. This results in sagging of the lower jaw edges, neck and cheek area. It is possible to get rid of these negative changes with face lift surgery and turn the clock back.
Face lift operation can be applied alone according to the needs of our patients, and can be combined with operations such as neck lifting, mid-face lifting, mini-face lifting, lower and fat injection to upper eyelid and other areas where it is needed.
Neck lifting which is combined with face lifting in a full face lift operation, lower and upper eyelid operations and fat injection to face operations can provide rejuvenation in patients up to 10 years.
According to the surgical technique performed under general anesthesia, after face lifting operations lasting 5-7 hours, our patients are hospitalized for 2 nights. We remove the drains after the surgery without discharging our patients. We recommend using a face lift mask for about 10 days after the operation. Edema of Our guests, who can take a bath 2 days after the removal of the drains, are gradually decreasing their in 10 days and can return to their normal daily life 15 days after the operation.
The term lifting refers to all operations designed to correct the collapse of the skin. The face during the age will become more elongated with a sagging cheekbones and the creation of a hollow in the middle of the cheek. The loss of the oval of the face, the appearance of jowls, the deepening of the furrows of expression will manifest. There is no gentle lifting, no hard lifting, the whole thing is to adapt the region to be stretched according to the objectives that you determine with the doctor.
The facial lift corrects the collapse of the cheeks and jowls, the outline of the face and neck, while considerably reducing wrinkles. It is rare to consider it before the age of 40.
This is to be distinguished from MACS-Lift lifts which change the axis of the eyes and The Shape of the cheekbones. The Forehead Lift enhances the skin and muscles of the forehead.
The facial lift should never change the appearance of the face. It restores the structures of the face and neck (fat, muscle, skin). The deep wrinkles are made less marked by the tightening of the skin, but they should not disappear completely. The areas that can be treated are : the cheeks, the jowls, the oval of the face, the neck.
During this consultation, the plastic surgeon will have to conduct a thorough medical examination to give a personalized diagnosis, taking into account the skin characteristics. The physician should ensure that there are no contraindications to this procedure and should develop a pre-operative plan. Some recommendations will be to be observed before such surgery:
The operation may be carried out differently depending on the method adopted. It is around the ear and in the hair that the incision is made, so that it is the most hidden. The detachment is then carried out under the skin, the extent of which depends on the extent of the loosening of the tissues.
It begins in the temple, in the paw of the hair or below depending on the implantation of the hair, then walks in front of the ear, then in the ear, then in front of the earlobe, then behind the ear to end in the hair of the nape. The planes that will be retained are not necessarily only cutaneous, they can be more profound depending on the case as the muscular plane. In this stage facial tissues under the skin are reshaped with sutures.
The skin is then naturally retained, the excess is removed and the stitches are not strained. A bandage around the head is usually applied by surgeons.
A bandage is placed around the head and kept until the next morning. Daily disinfection (antiseptic and vaseline) will be sufficient for first-day treatment. After the operation, the patient may have bruises on the neck and chin, a tension that can be moderately painful behind the ears or on the neck. These inconveniences disappear in the first days. Simple painkillers may suffice.
Effort should be avoided during the first 10 days. During the 8 to 10 days after the operation, the face is swollen by bruises that vary depending on the patient. The threads, if they are not absorbable, are removed between the 7th and 15th days. The skin is hardened, insensitive in the first few weeks. The sensitivity is completely recovered in a few months.
The scars on the temple level, in the hair or just on the border of the hair as the case may be, in front of the ear, behind the ear or towards the neck, will remain pink for a few weeks.
The patient will be able to leave the hospital 2 days after the operation, but a complete rest will be required for a few days. A work stoppage of a few days to a week is desirable. The resumption of sports activities can take place after 3 weeks. The result will be visible maximum between 1 and 2 months.
Even if the result is visible within two months, it is only after three to six months that the process will be fully completed. The cervical-facial lift is discreet, rejuvenating and giving a harmonious effect to the face. This surgery can be repeated 2 or 3 times over a lifetime, its benefits last on average 10 years.
There is never any sudden recurrence and the aging is however returning to a normal course, but with 5-10 years of rejuvenation.