Face and Neck Lift

Face and Neck Lift

Face and neck lift surgery is a procedure that aims to naturally restore the youthful appearance of the face by lifting and tightening sagging facial tissues. The face is often the first part of the body to show signs of aging. Gravity and loss of volume cause the skin to sag and wrinkles to form. Although there is no way to prevent aging, the face and neck lift procedure can smooth one's skin, tighten tissues and muscles, and remove excess fat. All this will help the person look and feel younger.

Face and neck folds can change the appearance of a person as they get older. These effects can be seen earlier in people who are exposed to a lot of sunlight. Face and neck lift surgery reverses many signs of aging by removing or tightening the excess skin and sub-tissue in the area in line with the concerns and wishes of the person.

Who Are Suitable Candidates for Face and Neck Lift Procedure?
The best candidates for face and neck lift surgery are those whose face shows signs of aging but whose skin retains its elasticity. They are usually found in the 40 to 70 age range. For face and neck lift surgery, the person must be healthy and have realistic goals for the procedure. The surgeon will thoroughly examine the medical history by performing a physical examination before making a recommendation based on the person's expectations and general health. In some cases, a smaller procedure may be sufficient to achieve the desired goals.

Should Face and Neck Lift Procedures Be Applied Together?
The purpose of the facelift procedure is to improve problem areas such as loosened skin, wrinkles under the eyelids, wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and fat deposits. Neck lift, on the other hand, aims to correct the appearance of loose skin and fat deposits on the chin and neck. Usually both processes are applied together. Other methods such as facial implants or fillers can also be used simultaneously or shortly after to improve results.

What Does a Face and Neck Lift Procedure Include?
A face and neck lift is a surgical procedure that involves the surgeon reshaping and repositioning fat, tissues, and muscles in the face, jaw, and neck. Neck lift surgery begins with an incision made in the front of the ear. The skin is redistributed by repositioning the excess fat and tissue and the excess skin is removed. The incisions typically heal in inconspicuous fine lines. This method is the best method for improving facial wrinkles and sagging appearance. Depending on the age and health of the person, the procedure may be performed as an outpatient or may require an overnight hospital stay.

What are the complications that can be seen during or after the Face and Neck Lift Procedure?
Face and neck lift procedure, like all other surgical procedures, carries the risk of various side effects and complications. Swelling and bruising may occur in the area after the procedure. Complications that can be seen after face and neck lift are also infection, numbness, pain, hair loss in the incision areas, facial nerve damage or fluid accumulation. However, the incidence of these complications is very low. For many patients, the final results, such as a long-lasting youthful appearance after the procedure, motivate them to decide on face and neck lift.

Recovery Time After Face and Neck Lift Procedure
Recovery time for face and neck lift is approximately 1 to 2 weeks. Dressings are removed the day after surgery and replaced with a soft elastic bandage to reduce swelling and protect the neckline. This bandage should be used for about two weeks.

There is some bruising and swelling after the face and neck lift procedure, but in most cases it is not noticeable after the first week. After the face and neck lift, the person should avoid strenuous exercises and lifting weights for two weeks.

Op. Dr. Orhan AYDIN

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist

Who is Orhan AYDIN?

Kiss. Dr. Orhan Aydın was born in 1984 in Kırcaali. He completed his primary and secondary education in İzmir. He graduated from Manisa Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He completed his specialization training in Pamukkale University Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department between 2009-2014. Between 2014-2015, he completed his compulsory service at Şanlıurfa Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital.

Health Sciences University, where he started working in 2015, Dr. Abduraahman Yurtaslan left his duty at Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital in November 2018...