After the surgery is decided, it is important to stop aspirin and blood thinners under the control of a doctor in the last 1 week, not to consume herbal teas, especially teas containing green tea, ginseng, ginkogloba leaves, not to drink alcohol 48 hours before, and to stop smoking at least 1 week before the surgery if smoking is important.
The surgery is performed in the operating room with general anesthesia. It takes 2-4 hours on average. If there are additional surgical interventions (such as eyelid aesthetics, eyebrow lift, jowl liposuction, fat injection), the time may be longer. It is appropriate to stay in the hospital for 1 night. A drain can be placed to prevent blood from accumulating inside, especially in male patients. The surgical incision is planned in such a way that it leaves a trace that can be hidden in the scalp, in the fold area in front of the ear and behind the ear.
Usually, the drain is removed on the 1st day. The dressing is renewed. The face and neck mask, which is put on at the end of the surgery, is removed on the 5th day. Stitches 7-10. day is taken. Afterwards, the surgical incision areas are taken care of. Scar reduction creams (silicone gel) are recommended. The net result emerges in an average of 2 months, but the person who has the surgery can return to his social life after the 10th day.
On a young face, the cheekbone area and the area where the lower eyelid meets the cheek are full, rounded. The first signs of facial aging are the downward displacement of the cheek fat tissue, the lengthening of the lower eyelid from the cheek, and the longer or weaker appearance of the full and oval face. At the same time, it becomes evident in the grooves in the corners of the mouth. All these changes cause a tired look on the face.
Although it varies from person to person, it is applied to healthy men and women who are over 30 years old, who want to get rid of their tired appearance, but who have not lost their skin elasticity enough to require full face lift surgery and who do not have a high degree of sagging.
Surgery is usually performed with an endoscope. It can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia with sedation. It is removed by making symmetrical 2 cm incisions on both sides of the scalp and the mid-face tissues are liberated. The cheek fat is reached and hangs up and out like it does at a young age. The mid-face area is rejuvenated, the grooves around the mouth disappear. It takes an average of 1.5 hours.
Facial swelling may occur in the first 24-48 hours after surgery. After 48 hours, it decreases and disperses. Stitches in the scalp are removed on the 10th day. It may take up to 1 month for the face to take its final shape. The person can return to work after the 1st week. Although the effect of gravity changes according to the aging rate and lifestyle, it provides a lasting effect for an average of 10 years.