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What to Expect From a Successful Face Lift Operation?
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Face lift surgery, which is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic operations, provides satisfactory results to people with complaints about sagging of the face. The sagging of the face may cause people to look older than they are, and even to look miserable. As a result of this operation, which provides the removal of the lines and skin dilatations, people may have a younger appearance than they are.

Number of Sessions :
1-2 Sessions
Operation Duration :
4 - 5 Hours
Season :
4 Seasons
Hospitalisation :
1 - 2 Days
Sensitisation Process :
Return to Work Period :
1 Week
Anaesthesia :
General Anesthesia
Permanence of Results :

How to Perform?

General anesthesia is applied in order to prevent any pain in the face lift operation. After the anesthesia, the incision process is performed starting from the intra hair areas. If the sagging tissues are removed, excess skin is removed. During surgery, the skin, cheeks and jaws are available in the region is abolished. The existing lines are destroyed successfully. After the face is idealized, the sewing process is performed and the operation is completed.

Face lift and neck lift can be performed together if people request neck stretching before surgery. For this, firstly, the suitability of the people during the examination is determined. Face lift and neck lift surgery can be performed successfully in approximately six to seven hours. In this way, the person will have a single operation with the ideal appearance according to their expectations.

Who is Suitable?

For many reasons, especially the progression of age, sagging may occur. This situation may cause people to feel unhappy in daily life. Having an unsatisfied physical appearance can make people feel unhappy in the psychological context.

Therefore, face lift surgery can be applied to all people who have complaints about sagging. Although surgery is frequently preferred by people over fifty years of age, there is no age limitation in the operation. The suitability of the patients before the surgery will be determined during the examination by the specialist.

What to Consider After the Operation?

On the second day of facelift surgery, it is possible to discharge people. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration by the people who are discharged. During discharge, people are advised to wear sunglasses that will not tighten their faces. The drain placed during surgery to prevent the accumulation of fluid should be removed one day after surgery.

The sutures on the face will be removed during the week of surgery. Two days after the operation, it is possible for people to take a shower, but people should be aware that the face area is sensitive. The area where the operation takes place should be treated as precisely as possible, care should be taken in hair removal and make-up.

People should avoid sexual intercourse for at least two weeks after surgery. In addition, people should not be involved in activities such as sports that require physical power for two weeks. In the first few months people are advised not to smoke or drink alcohol. In particular, smoking causes late healing of wounds. People should avoid activities such as steam bath and sauna especially in the first month. For the first six months after the operation, people should regularly use sunscreen.

Swelling and bruises that may occur postoperatively will disappear spontaneously approximately three weeks after the surgery and there will be no traces. Therefore, it is recommended that people do not resort to any cream or additional treatment for these swelling and bruises. People who work in jobs that do not require physical power can return to work life in a short period of time. Therefore, the above mentioned factors should be taken into consideration. If there is any unexpected situation after surgery, people should consult with their doctor.

What did they say?
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I got surgery one month ago. I had BBL and liposuction done. I can highly recommend the doctor and also his assistant Sevgi. She looked after me lovingly and was there for me at all times and always answered all my questions. I was in the hospital one night and was completely satisfied. Thank you for making this big step as pleasant as possible for me!

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Jihane Zaroual

I can only recommend dr.sarialtin and his team, his work is very good and the aftercare as well. His assistant Nagham was there for me every step of the way.

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Silia Lilia

Je tiens à remercier mon docteur, le dr Yucel pour son magnifique travail❤️ une équipe vraiment au top qui fait attention aux moindres détails soit à l’hôpital comme à la clinique, venant de France j’étais très bien accompagnée avec l’adorable guzdi qui m’a tres bien accueilli et tout expliquer et me rassurer surtout je suis très satisfaite du mon résultat même si ce n’est pas le résultat final. Love you my doctor

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Elif Sena Kelleci

Er ist eine toller und einfühlsamer Arzt mit mega viel Erfahrung. Er nimmt sich super viel Zeit für die Beratung und hört einem genau zu. Herr Dr. Yücel Sarialtin ist auch nach der Behandlung bei Fragen oder Unsicherheiten immer erreichbar. Ich habe mich sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Mit meiner OP bin ich mehr als zufrieden. Ich habe eine Bauchdeckungstraffung machen lassen und eine Fettabsaugung. Herr Dr. Yücel Sarialtin und sein Team waren immer für mich da! Danke an das ganze Team. Die Klinik und die Leitung durch den Arzt ist sehr kompetent und genau. Herr Dr. Yücel Sarialtin hat alles was ein guter Arzt braucht und hat außerdem noch eine außerordentlich Top Persönlichkeit. Ich bin so glücklich dass ich diese Klinik gefunden habe. Kompliment in allerhöchster Form! Zuvorkommend, kompetent und höchst professionell. Mehr kann man nicht erwarten. Ich kann es jedem nur empfehlen!!

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Niran Demetoğlu

Hello everyone I'm from Belgium I came to Turkey last week to do mummy Makeover with Dr.Yücel I am very satisfied from the service thank you all

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Seda Ceviz

I had surgery 2 weeks ago by Dr Yucel Sarialtin. I have been to almost every doctor in Istanbul, but this doctor is so spontaneous and gives so much attention to his patient, I immediately felt good. I've had a Tummytuck 360 Lipo and BBL! What a great result I couldn't have imagined it better! Dear people please find the right doctor!!! Because I also had the same operation in 2019, but this doctor mutilated me, and Yucel Sarialtin had to correct this again, which of course makes the operation more difficult. I recommend this doctor 100%! & of course his team also lots of kisses to Buse Bayram Aysegul who helped me through this period

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What to Consider Before the Operation?

Before face lift surgery, people should first share their expectations with their doctor. Then, the doctor should be informed about details by the doctor during the examination. The results of the surgery should be indicated by the doctor as to how people can achieve results. After the surgery is decided, people should not take any drugs that may cause bleeding before surgery, not to consume any food or drink that will increase the bleeding, and not to smoke and drink alcohol. It is not possible to dye the hair for the first month after surgery. Therefore, people who want to dye their hair, should dye hair before the surgery. It is recommended not to cut if the hair is long. Long hair will be advantageous in terms of closure of the traces that can be seen after surgery..

What are the Risks of the Operation?

As with all surgical operations, there are some risks in face lift surgery. These risks are almost never seen with the use of advanced methods of facelift. However, it is very important that people are informed about the risks before the surgery. The risks of facelift surgery can be listed as follows;

Bleeding: The risk of bleeding is present in all surgical operations. Therefore, people should not take aspirin – derived drugs and consume herbal tea which may cause bleeding before surgery.

Infection: Because of the fact that the face is a well-blooded area, the risk of infection is very low. Before and after surgery, a number of applications will be performed by the doctor to prevent infection. If there is a risk of infection, people can start antibiotics by the doctor.

Scars remain: Causes of bad traces on the face and around after surgery; hereditary traits, infection of the face during surgery, skin loss, and smoking.

Nerve damage: If the motor nerves are damaged during the operation, it is possible that weakness or loss may occur in the face movements. This type of damage usually occurs in a short period of time, people do not need to apply any additional treatment method.

Hair loss: Whether or not hair loss can be seen as a result of surgery can not be determined in advance. Hair loss is likely to occur only in areas where the skin is pulled up. But this situation is almost never encountered today. Performing the operation by a qualified doctor will reduce the likelihood of this condition.

Long-term effects: It should be noted that in the long term, the tension may not be maintained due to a number of factors. These factors include aging, prolonged sunshine, excessive weight gain or giving.

It should be kept in mind that face lift surgery does not stop aging even though it offers very successful results. For this reason, it is very important for people to know that the above mentioned risks and aging cannot be stopped. But by using the most effective methods, these risks are hardly ever present.

Face lift is one of the most preferred aesthetic operations. The effects of the operation may be reduced after aging such as aging, prolonged sunshine, but there is no harm in repeating the operation. Therefore, people who are satisfied with the effects of the operation but who have complained about the decrease of their effects after years can apply to face lift operation.

Last Update : 21.10.2023