- FACE LIFT-
ISTANBUL / TURKEY
I a Good Candidate for Face Lift Surgery?
As is the
case with all cosmetic surgery it is essential that one
be in good health and have realistic expectations. It is
important to realize that the results obtained from a face
lift procedure may be limited. There is no blueprint for
the ideal face.
is to enhance facial appearance. Prior to the operation,
skin type, ethnic characteristics,skin elasticity, facial
bone structure and whether or not one has realistic expectations
must be scrutinized. The procedure can be performed on someone
in their eighties but might also be required on someone
in their thirties.
procedures can not stop aging or turn back the clock. Face
lift procedures can help you look better, younger and healthier.
We have observed that the positive results of surgery enhance
a person's self-confidence.
a decision about face lift surgery, you and your plastic
surgeon can discuss whether or not additional procedures
might be required on your neck and chin area together with
the face surgery. Many patients also request that liposuction
- removal of fat tissue - be performed on their face and
neck. It may be necessary to make corrections to a couple
of areas to achieve the best results.
an Informed Decision
It is important
that you chose an experienced specialist as your plastic
surgeon. During your first doctors visit, your plastic surgeon
will examine each area of your face and determine your skin
type, tone and elasticity. The photographs taken during
this visit will assist your plastic surgeon in his preparations.
You will be questioned about risk factors, such as high
blood pressure, cigarette smoking, tendency to scar and
blood clotting characteristics. Your surgeon will ask you
about your medical history and try to get an idea of your
emotional and psychological make-up. Because it is important
that one have realistic expectations in order to obtain
successful results, your plastic surgeon will explain the
procedure that is to be performed and what you can expect
begins near your temples, continues down in front of the
ear, under the ear lobe and behind the ear towards the hairline
in a manner that can be hidden in the crease of the ear.
After your plastic surgeon has completed the procedures
for tightening the muscle and connective tissue under the
skin, excess fat is removed, as well as excess skin that
overhangs the incision line. The incision lines are hidden
in the natural lines of the face.
skin has been removed, the incision is neatly closed with
miniscule sutures. The procedure does not require that one
shave or cut their hair. The surgery normally takes between
3 and 5 hours. At the conclusion of the operation a dressing
and bandages are applied with a light amount of pressure.
patient, shown before surgery with deep cheek
folds, jowls and loos skin in the front and
side of the neck.
are made on either side of the face, from
inside the hairline at the temples, around
the earlobe, to the lower scalp.
skin is pulled up and backward, tailoring
it to the face. Excess is removed.
postoperative patient with smoother, firmer
skin on the face and neck.
Although mild pain
may be experienced after surgery, this can be controlled
with oral pain killers. It is also normal for there to be
some swelling and bruising, which is reduced to a minimum
by application of a cold compress. The bandages and dressing
are removed the day after surgery. Your plastic surgeon
will recommend that you hold your head up high and cut back
on activities, keeping him informed of any complaint you
may have. In spite of the fact that countless face lift
procedures are performed, like any other surgical procedure,
it does entail some risks.
canals after surgery are removed within 24 hours, while
stitches are taken out after 5 to 7 days. The support of
family and friends in the post-surgical period is helpful.
takes 2-3 weeks, one can return to work within 10 days.
After a certain amount of time the scars from the incision
matures and become inconspicuous. Hidden in the natural
lines of the face, incision lines can be camouflaged with
make-up. The stretched feeling experienced immediately after
surgery will subside in the following weeks. You must also
bear in mind that you will continue to age after the surgery.
cosmetic procedures on the face will help you regain your
self-confidence and correct signs of premature aging.
does not cover surgical procedures done for cosmetic purposes.
However, surgery to correct deformities due to injury or
genetics may be covered either partially or completely by
your health insurance.
who have previously had cosmetic surgery on their face,
eyes or neck and were unhappy with the results should not
despair. Touch-ups or more comprehensive procedures can
also be performed again to improve the situation. Repeated
face lift procedures continue to be performed up to three
times in significant numbers world wide.
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