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Facelift Surgery

Share your expectations and wishes from facelift surgery with your plastic surgeon. There is no age limit for facelift surgery, but it is usually recommended for people over 50 years of age. Younger people are advised to apply mini-facelift surgery or rejuvenating with dermal fillers. 

Facelift at a glance

  • Procedure: Facelift 
  • Duration: 3 hour
  • Stay: 2 days hospital 5 days hotel
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Recovery: 10 days
  • Scar : front of ear
  • Results: final result 3 month  

What are the ways to
delay skin aging?

Skin aging cannot be prevented, but it is possible to delay it.

  • Protection from sunlight
  • Consuming foods containing antioxidants
  • Moisturizing the skin 
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol
  • Consuming as many natural products as possible
  • Pay attention to the contents of the cosmetic products used
  • Adopt a stress-free philosophy of life 

I am an actor for theatre and i am 52 years old. Since i am on the stage for a very long time, i had some touches such as filling by Doctor Bekir Atik. At the end, i decided that i want to have a permanent result. Facelift is one of the most difficult surgeries. I have been Bekir Atik’s patient for a very long time, so i directly went to have an appointment with Professor Doctor Bekir Atik. I had the surgery and the result is beyond the exepctations.

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Facelift Procedure

Areas that are aged, hang, or deformed are identified. The skin texture in these areas is removed, and the sagging connective tissues beneath the skin are hung upwards. If the forehead region is to be intervened, an incision is made from the scalp area. After that, the forehead and eyebrows are hung upwards. So, the incision is hidden in the hair. For the sagging of the area where the cheekbone is located, the incision is made where the eye bags are located. The mid-face area is hung upwards by entering through the eye-bag area.  

When intervention in the chin and neck region is required, incisions are made behind the ear regions. Chin and neck area are stretched with incisions made from the back of the ears. Therefore, small scars that may be formed are hidden behind the ears. It can also be intervened in the neck area by making the incision from the area under the chin. In all these interventions, the tissues are released and reattached to their original points. Also, surgical intervention is combined with other techniques. For example, if there is a decrease in the fat tissue, deficiencies in the area are completed with the fat tissue taken from the patient.  

Sometimes wrinkles can occur due to excessive movement of the muscles in the face. Facelift surgery in Turkey done by the most experienced doctors. Having plastic surgery in Turkey has a lot of advantages. Cheap prices, internationally successful doctors, great hospitals and tourist attractions are some of them. If you want to have facelift surgery in Turkey, please contact us. 

What is Facelift (Rhytidectomy) ?

Human skin begins to sag and deforms with the effect of gravity and physical factors over time. Under the influence of aging, the subcutaneous fat tissue is reduced, and wrinkles appear on the face. Although the face looks like a single part, it is formed by the combination of parts in many different structures. 

  • forehead area
  • brows area
  • area around the eyes
  • temples
  • cheeks
  • chin
  • neck

In all these areas, aging, sagging, and deformation can occur. Surgical interventions used to solve these problems and rejuvenate the skin are called facelift (rhytidectomy).


I want to have a facelift operation, but would it affect my facial expressions?

Good planning is as important as the surgery itself. Unplanned procedures such as excessive lifting can cause negative results such as loss of mimic and unnecessarily large scars. 

I want to have a facial aesthetic operation but, are non-surgical methods viable? If such an operation is possible, what is its permanence?

Facial aesthetics can be examined in many different categories. The surgeon and the patient can jointly decide what the patients need during the examination. In Full Facelift operations, Incisions are made in the scalp, behind the ear, etc. Therefore, the scars are hidden. However, lifting can also be achieved with threads or fillings in minimal sagging. However, these methods are not permanent. These threads and fillers are absorbed by the body within a certain time. 

Can a facelift be done under local anesthesia?

Yes, but for a more comfortable process, general anesthesia is used. 

Can sagging skin be reversed?

Sagged skin tissue is removed to have a younger look. 

What are the benefits of facelift surgery?

After the face lift surgery, the patients obtain a naturally younger look and gets rid of the tired look of their face. 

How to know if I need a mini or a real facelift?

If there is sagged skin at the neck and under the chin area, the patient needs a full facelift. If the sagged skin is only on the face area, a mini facelift will be sufficient. 

How long is the recovery after a facelift procedure?

The patients can return to their daily life after 3-10 days. 

Facelift in Turkey

Facelift in Turkey considered due to many different reasons. Face lift surgery applied in several times per a year in Turkey. The surgeon in Turkey have a lot of experience in cosmetic surgery. Our surgeon give to free consultation via Skype. 

Why is facelift surgery required?

Human skin tends to sag over time. Some reasons that accelerate the aging process are stress, sunlight, environmental and genetic factors. In addition to this, fat tissue on the face reduces over time. This may cause sagging on the skin or wrinkles on the face.

For cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery, there are three parts of the face:

  • Upper face; temples, forehead, and eyebrows. Interventions to this area are called upper facelifts. Brow lifts are included in this part of the facelift.
  • The second part of the face for aesthetic surgery is called: mid-face which includes the eye and cheeks. Operations on the mid-face region are called the mid-facelift.
  • The third part of the face is called the lower face which includes the area of the lower face and neck. Operation on lower facelift surgery includes neck lift. 

What causes sagging skin?

Sagging skin can be solved by facelift surgery. Sagging skin may happen as a result of aging, genetic factors, effects of gravity, excess exposure to sunlight, smoking, and frequent weight loss. Also, numerous young aged people require facelift including neck lift, brow lifts, eyelid surgeries because of the sagging skin caused by stressful work and lifestyle, excessive use of mimics, and working on the computer continuously causes the aesthetic appearance of the face to deteriorate. 

Who is a good candidate for Face Lift Surgery?

The ideal candidates for facelift surgery are those who have sagging skin on the face and neck. There is no age limit for facelift surgery unless the general health status of the patient impedes surgery. Facelift surgery is generally performed on male and female patients over 40 years of age. Facelift surgery can also be performed in combination with operations such as nose job eyelid surgeries, brow lifts, and neck lifts. Injections of fillers (fat, hyaluronic acid, etc.) can be applied to those who have sagging skin or wrinkles. 

How long is facelift surgery?

Facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Classical facelift surgery takes three to four hours. If the facelift surgery is combined with eyelid surgeries including blepharoplasty or ptosis, brow lifts, nose job, neck lift, the duration of the surgery should be checked with the plastic surgeon before the cosmetic surgery. Also, risks of complication, if there is any, should be explained to the patient who requires facelift surgery. 

Where will be the incision scars?

The incision scars for facelift surgery depend on the area of the surgery. If the patient wants cosmetic surgery that includes the face and neck, the scar is planned in front of your ear and behind of your ear to be able to hide easily.

What to expect from a facelift surgery in Turkey?

Facelift surgery in Turkey has become very popular in recent years. Both foreign and native patients are getting satisfying results. If a patient is planning to have facelift surgery in Turkey, they should start with good research about the plastic surgeon. After researching and feeling comfortable about the plastic surgeon, they should have a consultation. During the physical examination, the patient should inform the plastic surgeon about desired combined operations such as browlifts, eyelids surgeries, neclift, or nose job. The patient should be informed about general anesthesia effects, risks of complication, possible swelling of the face. The patient should inform the plastic surgeon about his/her health story.

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