● What is a Facelift surgery?

A Facelift surgery that Dr. Cengizhan Ekizceli performs is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the facial tissues to restore a more naturally youthful facial appearance and help you to look younger.
This surgery is divided into many techniques such as:
▪︎Mid-Facelift for lifting the Middle area, to enhance the contours of the cheeks and lower eyelids, and to smooth the deep nasolabial folds.
▪︎Mini-Facelift targets aging in the lower area of the face, especially in the jowls and jawline.
▪︎ Full-facelift including the neck area treats severe facial aging problems including the cheeks and neck with the aim of lifting the underlying muscle tissue and tightening sagging facial muscles to restore the natural shape and contour.

● How is a Facelift surgery performed?

Dr. Cengizhan Ekizceli performs the Facelift procedure under general anesthesia, it takes about 2 or 3 hours depending on the used technique. In this procedure, not only the skin is tightened, but also the subcutaneous muscle tissues ” SMAS “.

● How painful is the Facelift surgery?

There is not much pain after the surgery. There may be mild pain, nausea, and some bleeding and swelling. Stick to a soft, bland diet for the first few days after the procedure Keeping the head elevated when sleeping for a period of at least two weeks after the operation reduces swelling and promotes wound healing.

● What is the best age to have a Facelift?

There is no specific age for Facelift surgery. Sometimes there are young patients who are uncomfortable with this situation, especially after excessive weight loss. Therefore, this operation can be performed on patients at 24 ages or even at age 60. As the general condition of the patients allowed, the most common age range for the patients is between 45 and 55 age.

● What is the best Facelift procedure technique?

There are many techniques used in Facelift surgery and the best technique varies from one patient to another. For example, for some patients, only Face Thread Lift is enough, while sometimes Mini Facelift is more appropriate, and often there is a need to combine Facelift with the Neck Lift.

● How long does the patient have to wait to return to normal life?

In the early period after the surgery, there will be swelling and bruising, in addition to that, the sutures are a little more stretched than they should. After 2-3 months, patients return to their daily life with a much younger appearance.

● How long after Facelift surgery patients can sleep on their side?

For the first two weeks after surgery, patients should lie on their backs. During that period, wounds will have healed. After that, the side sleeping position is harmless.

● How long should the patient wear the chin strap?

Using a chin strap after the operation is quite important. Patients should wear it day and night for about a week. For the second week, they should wear it only for a night.

● What is the healing time for a Facelift?

The healing period from a Facelift procedure lasted for six months. It can be divided into two periods, early healing period when wounds are healed without any problem with the
minimum amount of scars possible. Then there is a late healing period in which adhesion of tissues under the skin takes place. Particularly, SMAS subcutaneous tissue.

● Is 60 too old for a Facelift procedure?

60 is a suitable age for Facelift surgery since health problems may emerge as the patient gets older, such as heart condition, blood pressure, or diabetes. In such cases, the risk may become higher since the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Moreover, if the patient has diabetes, the healing process may be longer, while if the general health condition of the patient is suitable, Facelift surgery can be done very easily at the age of 60.

About me

He had medical sciences and graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 2011. Then Dr.Ekizceli has completed his specialty training in the field of “Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery” in Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty between 2012-2017.

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