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Face Lift

Rhytidectomy, or facelift surgery, as it is popularly known, is a surgical operation performed to provide a younger appearance to the person and to remove wrinkles in the facial area.

Treatment Content

Facelift Aesthetics and Reasons for Performing

The formation of wrinkles can be caused by many external factors such as the sun as well as aging.

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays is known to damage human skin in various ways, and the face is the area most exposed to sunlight throughout a person’s life.

Basic factors such as wind, dry and cold air are also dangerous for human skin. Although the skin covering the human face is the most sensitive part of the body, people rarely cover and protect their faces. With aging, the skin loses its firmness. Exposure to external and internal factors also accelerates skin sagging.

About Facelift Aesthetics

The procedure can vary from person to person, but in general;

Average Length of Stay
Length of Hospitalization
Operation Duration
Recovery Time
10 Days
1-2 Days
2-5 Hours
General Anesthesia
2 Weeks

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Face Lift Techniques

Facelift surgery is personalized according to the patient's needs. A doctor can therefore adapt the techniques to be used according to the patient.

Patients with mild double chin and sagging skin are usually the right candidates for a mini facelift. Mini Facelift is a technique that generally allows the doctor to tighten the deep facial tissues through short incisions along the hairline above the ears and/or surrounding the ear. Through these incisions, the structural tissues around the cheeks are stretched and tightened, correcting the jawline and revitalizing the "tired" appearance.

The mid-facelift targets cheek sagging to rejuvenate the central area of the face. The surgery lifts the cheek tissues, eliminating sagging and reducing deep wrinkles. For patients without a double chin or excess sagging skin on the neck, a mid-facelift can improve facial appearance and create more attractive cheek contours, eliminate nasolabial folds and even improve the lower eyelids. It can also be combined with other facial procedures if necessary.

It is also known as a traditional facelift, full facelift or standard facelift. It can be applied to patients with the deepest and most obvious signs of aging on the face and can correct these problems. Traditional facelift is more extensive than other facelift surgeries. Therefore, it requires more recovery time, but the results are more noticeable.


Through hidden incisions just behind the hairline, your doctor can reposition the deeper tissues under the skin. In this way, he can remove wrinkles on the skin, eliminate jowls and sagging under the chin, and give the face and neck natural, youthful facial contours.

Operation Process

Frequently Asked Questions

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Facelift surgery performed with an experienced doctor and the correct technique applied should last more than 10 years.

Incisions are usually made above the hairline or as close to the hairline as possible. Incisions close to the ears may also be needed. The area chosen for surgery will help hide the incisions.

The bandages and dressing area should be kept as dry as possible. The surgeon will give the patient specific instructions for personal hygiene.

It may take about a month for the postoperative swelling to disappear.

Since the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, patients do not feel anything during the operation. Therefore, the surgery is completely painless. After the procedure, there may be some tenderness, stiffness or mild pain in the surgical area, but all possible problems can be controlled by medication.

For the first few days after facelift surgery, your activities should be significantly restricted and you should rest with your head elevated. As a general rule, you should plan to relax for the first week after surgery. You should limit your sun exposure for a few months and take plenty of time to rest so that your body can heal faster.