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Face Lift

Face Lift in İstanbul

This surgery, known as full facelift, facelift, or face lifting surgery, is an aesthetic operation performed to remove sagging in the cheek and jowl area and to give the face a younger appearance.


In this operation, which is performed under general anesthesia and by Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specialists, additional aesthetic procedures can be performed for the signs of aging in other parts of the face.

With this surgery, sagging and looseness in the cheekbones, cheeks, chin edges, and neck parts of the face are removed. Full facelift surgery is not a standard operation, many different surgical techniques are applied under the title of a facelift.


Facelift surgery can be applied alone or combined with aesthetic interventions on other parts of the face, such as bags under the eyes.

Before Face Lift Surgery

To get through the operation process without any problems, it is necessary to start taking some precautions at least 15 days before the operation date during the preparation for the operation.


Especially if estrogen-like hormonal support pills are used due to menopause, it is beneficial to discontinue them 1 month before the operation to reduce the risk of clot formation in the leg veins.


If patients are taking some medications or nutritional supplements such as aspirin, green tea, and vitamin E, which have blood-thinning effects, their consumption should be interrupted at least 2 weeks before the date of surgery.

Recovery Process After Face Lift Surgery

During the surgery, an “intermittent pneumatic compression device” is applied to support blood circulation in patient’s legs, and patient’s legs are massaged intermittently until patients get up and start walking after the surgery.


Liquid and soft food intake are started 2 hours after the operation. 4 hours after the operation, the patient stands up and walks.


The night of the operation is spent in the hospital. The patient is placed in a semi-sitting position. A cold mask is applied to the face for edema and pain control.

Some asymmetry is normal since facial edema does not regress symmetrically in the first weeks following the surgery.


It may take an average of 2-6 months for everything to fit into its place, depending on whether additional aesthetic procedures are performed or not, the wound healing characteristics of the person, the lying position, and environmental conditions.


It takes an average of 1 year for the incision scars to take their final form. In this process, it is possible to hide the scars with a hairstyle and concealers.


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Frequently Asked Questions about Face Lift

What is the best facelift procedure?

  • There’s no BEST facelift procedure as the right type of facelift for you will have will depend on the condition of your facial anatomy and your desired results. During your initial consultation, Your surgeon will assess your skin condition and overall treatment goals to determine the best type of facelift for your needs. There are many, many different types of facelift (see below) including a Lower Facelift, an Upper Facelift and a Mini Facelift for younger patients.

What are the different facelift procedures?

  • The best facelift for you can be determined once your surgeon conducts a detailed assessment. In general, your surgeon may perform one or a combination of the following types of facelift:

  • Deep Plane Facelift

This procedure is recommended for the treatment of severe wrinkles on the cheek and neck. A deep plane facelift produces natural-looking and longer-lasting results.

  • Full Brow Lift

Also known as a forehead lift, this procedure significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases on the area of your brow and forehead, resulting in a younger-looking appearance. It involves the creation of small incisions on each side of your scalp to move the skin upward.

  • Temporal Brow Lift

This procedure involves the creation of smaller incisions at the side of your face in order to tighten the skin outward toward your temples. Unlike a full brow lift, this procedure is less invasive and requires less downtime.

  • Mid-Face Lift

This procedure makes use of two small incisions under your lower eyelashes to lift the skin on your cheeks for a more dramatic outcome. A mid-facelift is recommended if you have sagging skin and wrinkles on the middle part of your face.

  • Eyelid Lift

Also known as blepharoplasty, it involves the removal of excess skin on your upper eyelid area. This in turn reduces puffiness under the eyes, resulting in a well-rested look. Aside from cosmetic purposes, this procedure is also used to improve visual function by removing excess skin in the eyelid area.

  • Lip Lift

This procedure enhances the appearance of your upper lip by addressing the loose skin around the areas of your mouth. A lip lift usually involves the creation of a small incision beneath your nose.

  • Corner of the Mouth Lift

This procedure addresses the drooping or sagging skin on the corners of your mouth. As a result, you will look well-rested and more rejuvenated.


What is the most natural facelift?

  • If you’re looking for a facelift that provides the most natural-looking and longest-lasting results, you should consider a deep plane facelift.

What is a deep plane facelift?

  • The deep plane facelift is an advanced technique that focuses on the release and movement of muscle and fat layers instead of pulling and removing the skin. Specifically, it releases the ligaments tethering the deep plane layer in order to create skin movements that are free from tension. This ensures that no tightness is produced by the surgery.

What is a short scar facelift?

  • This facelift technique uses a minimal incision to elevate the soft tissue layers of the deeper facial areas. If you have less skin redundancy or age-related changes in your neck area, then this procedure is right for you.

Is a facelift a good idea?

  • A facelift offers longer-lasting results than other non-surgical treatments. The results typically last up to 7-10 years.

What is the difference between a facelift and a neck lift?

  • A facelift can improve the appearance of the mid to lower part of your face such as the cheeks and jawline and partly restores the younger appearance of your neck. A necklift on the other hand significantly tightens your neck muscles and skin for a fresher look.

Does a facelift lift your neck?

  • The results of a facelift will improve the appearance of the lower part of your face including your neck.

Does a lower facelift include the neck?

  • Yes. In most cases, a lower facelift includes your neck area.

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