One of the most important and most popular cosmetic procedures in Turkey and the world, in general, is the Facelift cosmetic procedure. A facelift is also commonly referred to as Rhytidectomy and this procedure can be performed with a number of techniques including the traditional face-lift technique which involves making an incision which involves incision along the hairline, down the ears and into the hairline behind the ears.

The traditional facelift procedure also involves minimal cranial suspension, where incisions are smaller and keyhole surgery, where an endoscope enables the surgeon to see precisely what muscles require tightening and how much fat needs to be removed through a number of very small incisions.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery

A face lift can be used to reverse the effects of aging on the face. The facelift procedures can also be used to treat the skins that have been affected by various lifestyle factors like smoking, significant weight loss, and sun exposure.

The face-lift plastic surgery is undergone by both men and women who are interested in bringing back a fresher looking, more youthful appearance. The face-lift procedure involves restoring definition and tightening the facial muscles and any loose skin. This procedure is performed to improve that appearance of the face and neck by tightening and fixing wrinkled and sagging skin and skin muscles.

One of the main reasons why people experience sagging and wrinkled skin and skin muscles is as a result of aging which causes people to lose elasticity in their skin. Other factors that can result in the loss of elasticity in the skin include gravity, smoking, stress, alcohol consumption, exposure to sunlight and environmental conditions. Loss of elasticity in the skin can result in unwanted wrinkles and lines which have been associated with tiredness and aging. Loss of elasticity in the skin can result in unhappiness and low self-confidence and distress.

Face-lift procedures can be used to perform a complete rejuvenation of the face.


If you want to perform a face-lift surgery, it is very important that you prepare for the procedure by performing a number of tests and comply with all the instructions given by the specialist in charge. The patient should also avoid taking solutions that contain cortisone or aspirin a week before the face lift procedure. The patient should also avoid taking a range of drugs such as painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent bleeding during the procedure.


The first step of the face-lift procedure involves the specialist putting the patient under the influence of anesthesia. The anesthesia will be the local if the case involves the hardness of the face, which can be done with face laser with surgical thread and the anesthesia will be holistic if the procedure will be conducted via surgery.


The next step involves the specialist tightening the face with the aid of a laser device in case the procedure will be conducted with a laser, but if the procedure will be done with surgical threads, the specialist begins the process using the type of thread that is suitable for the patient’s case. The specialist will then put a number of simple stitches on the sides of the face and behind the hairline.

If the specialist is interested in performing a surgical facelift, he or she will need to create a surgical incision on both sides of the face and behind the hairline in order to prevent the occurrence of clear scars on the face. If the procedure is small, it can be performed by creating a section on both sides of the ear and if the patient is interested in tightening the neck, the surgical incisions are created at the earlobe.

Once these steps are finished, the specialist will tighten the skin and muscles and sew them. The face is also tightened and on some occasions, the specialist will implant some stents or many inject some parts of the face to restore the brightness of the face. Then the specialist will close the surgical incision, put bandages on his face and wait for the patient to recover from the effects of the anesthesia.


The period of time that the results of the face-lift procedure start to appear varies according to the technique used. If the technique used is laser facelift then the results will be seen immediately after the completion of the procedure and if the technique used involved the use of surgical threads, the results will be seen after several hours of the surgery.

But if the patients intend to maintain the effects of the face-lift surgery for as long as possible, then they will have to avoid exposure to the sun and follow a healthy diet with good amounts of water. The patients will also have to engage in periodical exercise.

The proper recovery period of the patient that undergoes a facelift cosmetic surgery is about two weeks or more weeks because there will be bandages placed around the face to minimize swelling. These bandages may also be connecting some hoses and pipes in order to remove excess fluids and to prevent infection of the wound.