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It is a procedure that corrects the sagginess on the face that occurs due to aging and gravity. Facelift procedure differs according to the patient’s skin structure, age and gender. The goal of the surgery is to remove the sagging and loosened tissues and give a tighter, lively skin appearance. This operation is based on the principle of stretching and tightening the skin and subcutaneous SMAS tissue. SMAS suspends the skin to the muscle and bone tissue. It is also an important procedure that gives the skin that lively look. During the surgery, the SMAS tissue is also tightened and a full face lift is performed.

Anesthesia General
Operation duration 3-4 hours
Hospital stay 2 nights
Recovery duration 4-6 weeks
Istanbul stay duration 7 days
Corset use duration 2 weeks

Frequently asked questions

There will be an incision scar hidden in the scalp right in front of and behind the ear. Since the incision coincides with the folding areas it doesn’t show alot and its visibility decreases over time.

Face lift procedure is suitable for patients with sagging in the middle and lower areas of the face and have severe wrinkles caused by aging.

  • You have to stop using products and medications such as blood thinners (aspirin, Coumadin), painkillers, vitamins, weight loss pills and herbal teas 10 days before the surgery because they cause bleeding during and after surgery and you should not use them 1 week after surgery.
  • If you have a chronic disease such as heart failure, diabetes, asthma, thyroid (goiter), high blood pressure, you should be taking your medications regularly and you have to get confirmation from your doctor stating that you can undego the surgery. You should have an examination and a recent analysis done to confirm your medical condition.
  • It is recommended to stop smoking and hookah as early as possible before surgery, as it will negatively affect wound healing.
  • You should not consume any alcohol 1 week before the operation.
  • You should stop using contraceptives 1 month before the operation as they increase the risk of clot formation in the legs.
  • You should inform the doctor in case you have a flu infection, fever, rash or any illness develop within a few days before the operation. If seen necessary, your surgery will be postponed.
  • You should stop eating and drinking 8 hours before the scheduled surgery time. If you use blood pressure medicine, diabetes medicine, thyroid medicine, etc you have to consult with the surgical team and take your medicine with very little water.
  • Since bowel movements slow down due to the effect of anesthesia and lack of movement after surgery, liquid and natural fiber foods should be consumed for a few days before the operation. You should restrain from consuming heavy foods such as kebabs and baklava the day before the procedure.
  • You should take off your contact lenses, earrings, necklaces, hair clips or piercings etc. on the day of surgery.
  • You should not have any nail polish or make up on the day of the surgery.
  • The operation is performed under general anethesia. After the operation, the hospital stay duration is 2 days.
  • Swelling and bruises may occur after the surgery. It will start to decrease in a couple of weeks.
  • To avoid the formation of spots, the skin should be protected from the sun and sunscreen should be applied when going out.
  • You should use the corset given by the doctor for 2 weeks after the operation.
  • All the stitches that we use are melting esthetic stitches which is why they will not be removed or taken out.
  • You should use Thiocilline cream on the incission line for the first 10 days post operation and use Siliscar cream once a day afterwards for two months to reduce the appearance of the scar.

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