Face Lift Surgery Ankara
Facelift surgery is a surgical treatment applied to improve the appearance of the aging face. During the aging process, some critical proteins such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the structure of the skin decrease, and a decrease in the number of cells and intercellular substance is observed. As a result of these processes, the skin loses its thickness, flexibility, surface structure and beautiful appearance. Aging skin becomes wrinkled and sagging. Skin sagging is most prominently observed on the cheeks, neck area and outer parts of the eyebrows.
Although there is no way to stop or reverse the aging process, it is possible to improve the unwanted changes that occur on our face during the aging process with aesthetic facial surgeries.
Facelift surgery Ankara tightens the facial skin, rejuvenates the sagging facial skin, and moves the soft tissues of the face to an anatomical position closer to that of youth. Facelift surgery does not cover the entire face. It is mainly effective in the cheek area and its neighborhood. In cases where the entire face is aging and more holistic treatments are required, it may be necessary to combine facelift surgery with other procedures such as eyelid aesthetics (blepharoplasty), forehead lift surgery, neck lift surgery, midface lift surgery. In summary, facelift surgery is a member of the family of facial rejuvenation surgeries.
Face Lift Surgery is the most effective and permanent treatment for the signs of aging around the cheeks.
Who is Suitable for Face Lift Surgery?
Facelift surgery is a suitable surgery for individuals who look older than their calendar age. When examined in terms of facial aging, each age group has individuals who appear younger or older than the average of that age group. The aim of facelift surgery is to individualize who show above their average age in terms of cheek sagging look below the average age.
The most suitable patients for this surgery are individuals between the ages of 40-60, have a good skeletal structure, are healthy, socially active, and have realistic expectations. Facelift surgery most effectively corrects the cheek area, the lower parts of the face, and the chin/neck line. For this reason, it is a suitable treatment option for patients where aging is concentrated in these areas.
Preparation for Face Lift Surgery
While preparing for facelift surgery, you must inform your doctor completely about your medical background. Before facelift surgery, especially blood thinners or diseases that increase blood clotting, such as conditions or treatments should be reviewed. You must stop smoking at least 3 weeks before facelift surgery. During the preparation process before the facelift surgery, your standardized photos will be taken, your tests will be done and you will meet with the anesthesiologist. It is very important for you to be satisfied with what face lift surgery can give you and your surgery expectations to match. During the preparation process before facelift surgery, you will be informed in detail about the procedure in written form. Facelift surgery is a procedure performed under general anesthesia and requires hospitalization. While preparing for facelift surgery, Associate Professor Ozan Bitik will inform you in detail about the process.
Face Lift Surgery Techniques
Facelift surgery can be performed with different techniques. There are some features common to all facelift techniques. In all techniques of facelift surgery, there is an incision that starts in front of the ear and progresses along the groove behind the ear. After starting the operation with this incision, the soft tissues of the face are lifted from the floor. This step is called dissection. After separation, the soft tissues of the face gain even more flexibility. By making use of this flexibility, the facial skin and sagging soft tissues are often stretched upwards and slightly backwards to a position that will provide a younger appearance. Excess skin, which occurs when the skin is stretched and overflows behind the incision in front of the ear, is removed and the soft tissues are fixed in their new places with surgical fixation techniques. In the last stage of the surgery, the incisions made in the skin are carefully repaired with aesthetic sutures.
These incisions, which are used in facelift Ankara surgeries, leave a surgical scar behind. These surgical scars never disappear and can always be seen if looked carefully. However, once the healing process is completed, they do not attract attention at first glance in social life, as they are hidden in the anatomical transition lines, behind the ear and in the hair.
In almost all facelift surgeries, we use drains to reduce blood accumulation under the skin, post-operative swelling and bruising. Drains are thin and soft tubes that evacuate the blood in the tissue to an external chamber.
In different types of face lift surgeries; Factors such as incision lengths, separation planes, extent of separation, tissue movement directions, tissue fixation methods, and how deep tissues are treated vary. In this point of view, it is very important to plan facelift surgery according to the person.
Among the frequently used face lift surgery techniques, the following options can be counted.
Classic Subcutaneous Face Lift
In the classical facelift surgery, a surgical incision is used that starts from the hair, goes down along the front of the ear fold, turns from the earlobe and goes up along the groove behind the ear, and ends in the hair on the nape by opening to the back from there. This incision provides the most suitable skin work for patients in advanced stages of facial aging. How to distribute the excess skin in face lift surgery is one of the most important details. The most powerful aspect of classical surgery is that it can distribute the excess skin in a large and comprehensive way. For this reason, skin aggregation/distribution/spotting disorders, which are frequently seen in “mini facelift” variants, are not seen in the classical approach. In the classical approach, only the skin is stretched and no intervention is made on the deep tissues. This technique is a suitable option for elderly individuals where the skin is severely loosened, sagging and loose, but the deep tissue layers (SMAS) are structurally thin. This technique creates a tight cheek contour as there is high tension on the skin. It is the most effective option in the treatment of superficial wrinkles. However, surgical scars may expand a little due to this tension. In the classical technique, the further the skin separation is advanced to the center of the face, the more effective the result will be and the more it will be reflected around the mouth. However, furthering the separation also brings the risk of deterioration in the blood supply of the separated skin. In classical facelift surgery, the degree of separation and tissue tension should be adjusted very well. Although it is a classical surgical technique, it requires serious surgical experience. Due to the risk of deterioration in skin bleeding, this operation is not performed on patients who are actively smoking.
Subcutaneous Face Lift and Smas Plication
This technique is suitable for patients with facial skin laxity and sagging as well as severe loosening of subcutaneous tissues. SMAS plication surgery technique is almost the same as the classical facelift surgery. The most important difference is that the laxity in the deep tissues of the face is corrected with suture techniques (plication) that folds the tissue on itself. In classical face lift surgery, skin tension also corrects the deep tissues to some extent. In cases where deep tissues are bulky and too loose, reliance on skin tension alone may be insufficient. Because the skin will stretch over time and deep tissue laxity will recur. In order to overcome this problem, after the skin and deep tissues are separated from each other in SMAS plication surgery, plication sutures that hold the tissue together are applied on the surface of the deep tissues. The rest of the procedure is the same as with the classical face lift surgery.
Double-Level Smas Plication
This surgical technique was developed by Associate Professor Ozan Bitik and entered the medical literature. The double-level SMAS plication procedure is performed along two different lines on the outer and inner parts of the face, significantly increasing the effectiveness, permanence and strength of the procedure around the mouth. There are two main advantages of dividing the plication into two levels. The first of these advantages is the prevention of irregularities on the ground as a result of narrower and more elegant plications. The second advantage is the elimination of negative effects such as muscle dysfunction, nerve compression, deep tissue circulation disorder due to the balanced tissue pressure in each plication line.
Mini Face Lift
Mini facelift surgery is a facelift surgery technique performed with shorter scars and more limited separation. As a result of the limited surgical procedure in mini facelift surgery, the scars are short, the healing process is fast, and swelling and bruising are less common. However, the effect of mini facelift surgery is also limited, limited and relatively short-lived. Mini facelift surgery can be performed under local anesthesia and patients can return home the same day. The most suitable candidates for mini facelift surgery are female individuals in their 40s, who are uncomfortable with loosening only in the cheek-neck transition, and who cannot tolerate a longer recovery period due to workload. In mini facelift surgery, although the scar is short, the most visible part of the scar is in front of the ear.
Deep Plan Composite Face Lift
In deep plane facelift surgery, tissue separation is performed in the deep plane of the face. The facial skin and the subcutaneous superficial muscle-connective tissue layer (SMAS) are lifted, mobilized and fixed as a whole. In this process, since the skin and SMAS remain integrated, a tight appearance does not occur on the skin. In deep plane facelift surgery, the soft tissue mass of the face is raised as a whole to a younger position. Since deep tissues carry the detection load, the quality of the trace is quite high. Tissue blood supply is better because a thicker tissue mass is formed in deep plane face lift surgery. Although we do not recommend any patient to smoke before and after the surgery, this surgery is the only viable option for smokers in terms of tissue safety. The most suitable candidates for deep plane facelift surgery are individuals who are in the early stages of facial aging, who have fewer signs of aging and wrinkles on the skin surface, and who rather suffer from deep tissue sagging. Since surgical separation in deep plane facelift operations is in close relationship with the facial nerves, these operations should only be performed by plastic surgeons with advanced experience and expertise in the field of facial aesthetics
Face Lift with High Smas Flap
In this surgery, the skin is separated as a separate layer and the subcutaneous superficial connective tissue and muscle layer (SMAS) is separated and prepared as a separate layer. According to the individual needs of the patient, both layers are moved in different directions and fixed. It is perhaps the most effective and permanent option among face lift surgeries. This surgery is the main subject that Associate Professor Ozan Bitik focused on during his facial aesthetics training and is the first treatment option he prefers in suitable patients. Facelift surgery with high SMAS flap treats both superficial and deep tissues at the same time. Deep tissue is smooth as it is lifted as a layer (flap). Facelift with high SMAS flap (High SMAS) is a technically difficult operation to learn and perform. Facial nerves can be injured in inexperienced hands.
“As a physician with a high degree of expertise in the field of facial aesthetics, Dr. Ozan Bitik applies all facelift surgery techniques. Associate Professor Ozan Bitik has participated in many national and international scientific congresses as a speaker and trainer in the field of face lift surgeries and has techniques that enter the medical literature in this field.”
Healing Process After Facelift Surgery
Hospitalization is required for 1-2 days after facelift surgery. You will have a protective and anti-bleeding mask on your face for the first 48 hours after the surgery. In the postoperative period, patients can take a bath and maintain their personal care on the first and second days. Around the first week, the stitches on your face will be removed. In the early period after facelift surgery, it is expected to have a tense appearance, swelling and bruising on your face. These problems will gradually decrease in the following 10-14 days and it will be possible to return to social life around the third week. Patients can shorten this period even more with the help of hairstyle, make-up and various accessories after the surgery. After the surgery, you can drive in the first week and return to sports activities in the 6th week. In the third month of the surgery, for the first time, you will reach a level of improvement where we will evaluate the aesthetic result with standardized photographs. We will be able to see the final result around the first year.
Alternative and Concurrent Treatments
There is no alternative to facelift surgery in the treatment of the aging face. Unfortunately, non-surgical applications cannot provide the benefits that can be obtained with surgery. Since facial aging takes place in a holistic way, we usually combine facelift surgery with other facial rejuvenation surgeries in facial rejuvenation surgeries. The operations that are most frequently combined with facelift surgery include upper and lower eyelid surgeries, forehead lift surgery, neck lift surgery, mid-face lift surgery, perioral aesthetics, facial fat tissue injections, chin tip aesthetics and rhinoplasty. In order to maintain the result obtained after facelift surgery, we apply complementary procedures such as chemical peeling, fat tissue transfer, botox and filling.
“The alternative to Face Lift Surgery is not to have surgery. No medical aesthetic procedure can produce results equivalent to facelift surgery.”
Face Lift Surgery Prices in Ankara
Facelift surgery prices are affected by many factors such as patient factors, hospital fees, doctor experience and technique selection, and other combined surgeries. You can contact us for detailed information about face lift surgery prices.
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