Face Lift

Full Face Rejuvenation (Face Lift)

Full face rejuvenation procedures are more comprehensive operations in which the upper, middle and lower face parts are rejuvenated at the same time. It is often done over the age of 50. Apart from a full face lift, eyelid surgery and fat injections are also performed. If necessary, peeling procedures for the skin can also be performed. While performing full face rejuvenation procedures, it is important not to deviate from the patient’s original appearance and not to cause results that will disturb the patient and his/her environment.

Who is full-face rejuvenation?

Full face rejuvenation procedures are usually performed on people over the age of 50 who have signs of aging all over their face. It is important that the patient does not have general health problems that prevent surgery, and that if he has high blood pressure, it should be controlled beforehand.

How are full face rejuvenation procedures done?

Surgery is often started with fat injections. Adipose tissue taken from the body and purified is given to the eye area, mid-face, nose-lip lines, and Marionette lines that go down from the corners of the lips. If necessary, oil is injected into the lips. If there is a problem on the upper face of the patient, forehead stretching or eyebrow lifting can be performed. This can be done in the form of an endoscopic forehead lift or by extending the facelift incision to the temple area. Then the upper and lower eyelids are operated. The midface can be intervened through the lower lid incision. In a full facelift, the face and neck skin is lifted with the help of an incision that starts in front of the ear, turns to the back of the ear if necessary, and extends from there to the scalp. If there is not much problem in the neck, the scar is left only in front of the ear. This procedure is called a short scar face lift. The SMAS layer, which is a layer under the skin and includes our mimic muscles, is stretched with sutures in accordance with the needs of the patient and the lower layer of the face is shaped. If this procedure is not performed, patients will return to their former state in a short time after facelift. If there is fat on the neck, fat is usually removed with the help of liposuction. If there are many vertical bands on the neck and there is a turkey neck appearance, a short incision is made under the chin and the neck is opened and the neck muscles are stitched together. This process highlights the neck angle. If the jawbone is behind, it is clarified with jaw tip prostheses or fat injections. Marionette lines descending from the lip edges are filled with fat injections. If the lower half of the face is oily, it can be thinned with liposuction. Excess skin on the face and neck is cut and removed. The scars are sewn in front of the ears, behind them and hidden in the hair. Dermabrasion for vertical cigarette lines on the upper lip and chemical peeling for fine wrinkles around the eyes can be done.

What should be done and what should not be done before the operation?

As in all surgeries, it is necessary to stop aspirin and smoking 3 weeks before the surgery in full-face rejuvenation procedures. In the last week, it is necessary to stay away from drugs and similar substances that can dilute the blood.

What not to use:

  • Painkillers such as Apranax, Voltaren, Vermidon (Minoset, Novalgin can be used when pain relief is required),
  • Multivitamin pills containing substances such as ginseng, ginko biloba, co-enzyme Q,
  • Green tea, flax seed, cherry stalk, tomato seed herbal products
  • All weight loss products

Is anesthesia required in full face rejuvenation surgeries?

Full face rejuvenation surgeries are performed in the operating room environment, under general anesthesia or heavy sedatives (sedation).

How long does full face rejuvenation surgery take?

Full facelift operations take about 3 hours, and if the barber has eyelids, it takes up to 5 hours.

Are full face rejuvenation surgeries painful?

Facelift procedures are not painful. Patients complain of tension and pressure rather than pain. This will pass in a few days. It is swelling and bruising that makes patients more anxious than pain. It can be said that facial rejuvenation procedures are generally painless.

What happens after full face rejuvenation surgery?

After facelift procedures, patients are kept in the hospital for 1 night. The next day, the drains are removed and they are discharged. Swelling and bruising are largely regressed within a week. Stitches are removed after six days. The patient can take a bath 48 hours after the operation. It may take up to 20 days for swelling and bruising to go away. However, it may take up to three months for the face to fully fit and take its final shape, depending on the thickness of the skin and the procedures performed. As after all facial surgeries, the patient should protect himself from direct sun for 3 months

What kind of problems can be experienced after full face rejuvenation surgery?

Swelling and bruises are expected problems and are temporary. Early bleeding is a major problem. In order to avoid this, the patient should not use blood thinners before the surgery, if there is blood pressure, it should be controlled, and blood pressure should be kept low during and after the surgery. If it still happens, the patient is operated again and the bleeding is stopped. There may be persistent edema on the neck and mid-face. Softening and thinning of the neck and mid-face area may take longer than expected. In such cases, auxiliary methods such as lymph drainage massage, radiofrequency, deep tissue ultrasound can be used. After facelift procedures, paralysis or weakening of movements can be seen in the eyebrow or lower lip. This condition is rarely permanent. It usually goes away in a few days, but sometimes it can take weeks.

One of the most feared problems after face and neck lift is wound healing difficulties and skin loss. This problem may be encountered especially in cases where stretching is performed excessively, in patients with postoperative bleeding and in smokers. For this reason, it is necessary to quit smoking at least three weeks in advance.

Are the results of full face rejuvenation surgeries permanent?

After the surgery, the aging process continues and there is some loosening and sagging in the stretched areas. However, this never returns to its pre-operative state. The permanence of the surgery varies according to the technique used and the characteristics of the patient. Those with thick and oily skin experience sagging earlier.


Mini Facelift

In this technique, which can be preferred in patients with mild to moderate loosening and sagging problems in the jaw line, cheeks and neck region, performing the surgery through a relatively small incision passing through the ear and hairline and including the limited area ensures faster recovery after surgery. This technique gives very good results, especially in the early stages of aging and at relatively early ages.


In this technique, which is especially preferred for sagging in the eye area and cheek area, the facial area is reached with an incision made through the hair in the temple area, and the skin and subcutaneous tissues are released over the facial bones and tension can be achieved in the deep plane. Since this method does not have an effect on the entire face and neck area, it is generally preferred in relatively young patients, where signs of aging have just started, and gives very good results.

Deep Plane Facelift

In this surgery, which is performed with an incision starting from the temple area, turning around the ear and continuing in the hairline behind the ear, very effective and long-term results are obtained by working on deep tissue planes and the entire face and upper neck area under wide vision. In this technique, ideal results can be obtained in patients over 50 years of age, with significant excess skin and sagging in the face and neck region, while making the incision line within the natural skin folds allows the scar to be hidden.

What is Face Lift Tape?

The face lift tape, which is used in non-surgical procedures, is called the apparatus that reduces wrinkles, makes the face appear taut, and prevents sagging. Before using this tape, make sure that the face is clean. The threads attached to the temples are pulled upwards to keep the face tense for a while. Then the rope is removed and thrown away. Generally, it should be used on the recommendation of a doctor. When used regularly after the non-surgical procedure, it contributes to the disappearance of signs of aging on the face, increasing tension and creating a more aesthetic appearance.

1)    Ameliyatsız Yüz Germe Yöntemleri

·          Tensioning with Lock Strap (French Strap)

·          Face Lift with Focus Ultrasound

·          Facelift Application with Thermage

·          Golden Needle Facelift Application

·          Liquid Face Lift

·          Endopeel Face Lift

·          Thread Skin Rejuvenation Procedure

·         Spider Web Application

·          Facial Mesotherapy

·          Facelift Application with Filling Injection

·          Satin Facelift Application

     2) Surgical Face Lift Methods

  • Classical Stretching (Facelift) Application
  • Mini Stretching (Facelift)
  • Mid Face Lift Surgery
  • Lower Face Lift
  • Full Facelift (Facelift)
  • Endoscopic Face Lift
  • Deep Plan Facelift
  • Composite Stretching (Facelift)
  • Facelift Application with SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System)


What are Non-Surgical Face Lift Methods?

There are different types of non-surgical face lift procedures.

Tensioning with Lock Strap (French Strap)

It is the process of removing wrinkles and sagging in the face and neck area by tightly holding the flexible, brittle threads that do not melt in the lock hanger method, which is also called the French hanger. In this process, the oval of the face is made clear, the eyebrows are lifted up and an aesthetic appearance is achieved. In addition, it is ensured that the windings in the jaw line are removed.

Face Lift with Focus Ultrasound (HIFU)

Focus ultrasound, with its micro and macro focusing feature, provides the dermis layer of the skin to be tightened with heat in the process performed with the state-of-the-art device MF-HIFU system. By sending the thermal heat energy to the focused area at different depths, it provides stretching of the skin and removal of sagging. It increases the production of collagen in the skin and creates an anti-aging effect. Focus ultrasound, which is usually performed in a single session, continues as 2nd and 3rd sessions in advanced sagging.

Facelift Application with Thermage

The facelift application with Thermage allows radiofrequency waves to increase the collagen of the tissue under the skin, increasing the tension on the face and removing the sagging appearance of the skin. Thermage application without surgery is beneficial in tightening many areas such as lips, eyes, abdomen, arms, face, hips and legs. It also helps to refresh the skin, gain vitality and make it look smooth.

Golden Needle Facelift Application

Gold needle application, which is one of the medical skin care methods, helps to remove the signs of aging, wrinkles, sagging in the jowl, neck and décolleté, and helps the skin look younger. It is beneficial in removing bruises in the face area, reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles, and removing scars and scars. Gold needle application is not only in the face area; it also contributes to the elimination of deformities and sagging in the body and to the elimination of cracks.

Liquid Face Lift

The liquid face lift application, which is also called ‘liquid face’, is the injection of fillers that do not harm the skin, such as hyaluronic acid, into the subcutaneous tissue of the sagging that occurs with age. In this process, it is aimed to disappear wrinkle lines and to eliminate sagging. Thus, the youthful appearance lost by the skin is regained.

Endopeel Face Lift

Endopeel application, which is one of the non-surgical rejuvenation methods, creates carbolic acid in the body, the ‘endopeel’ substance that creates muscle tension on the skin surface, making the skin more taut. 95% of the carbolic acid formed by endopeel injected into the face is excreted from the body within 24 hours. Endopeel applied only to the muscles, with its peeling effect on the face and the effect it creates from the inside out, ensures the skin to be renewed, tightened and gain a youthful appearance. It creates significant results in increasing skin quality, decreasing cigarette lines, and increasing neck lift. Although there is no filling effect, the effect of endopeel continues between 8 and 10 months.

How is Thread Skin Rejuvenation Performed?

It is a procedure performed under local anesthesia by injecting threads that do not cause allergic effects under the skin in a cross position. By increasing the production of collagen under the skin of the skin that has lost its elasticity, it provides an anti-aging and lifting effect with its firming feature. The threads, which stay for 6 months on average, continue for 2 years, removing wrinkles, skin rejuvenation and preventing sagging.

Spider Web Application

Spider web application, which is one of the non-surgical rejuvenation methods, is performed by placing many short and thin threads under local anesthesia. In this process, it is aimed to eliminate problems such as skin sagging, signs of aging and wrinkles. Thanks to the spider web application, the elasticity of the skin is increased, collagen production is provided and the tension of the face is increased. Thus, the skin is provided with a younger and healthier appearance.

How is Thread Skin Rejuvenation Performed?

It is a performed procedure under local anesthesia by injecting threads that do not cause allergic effects under the skin in a cross position. By increasing the production of collagen under the skin of the skin that has lost its elasticity, it provides an anti-aging and lifting effect with its firming feature. The threads, which stay for 6 months on average, continue for 2 years, removing wrinkles, skin rejuvenation and preventing sagging.

Spider Web Application

Spider web application, which is one of the non-surgical rejuvenation methods, is performed by placing many short and thin threads under local anesthesia. In this process, it is aimed to eliminate problems such as skin sagging, signs of aging and wrinkles. Thanks to the spider web application, the elasticity of the skin is increased, collagen production is provided and the tension of the face is increased. Thus, the skin is provided with a younger and healthier appearance.

Facial Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy to the face is performed by injecting a mixture of amino acids, enzymes, minerals and vitamins into the middle layer of the skin. Thanks to this process, signs of aging and sagging, sunspots, spot treatments, bruises and under-eye bags that occur on the face of the person are removed. In addition, it helps to eliminate cracks in the body, reduce chronic pain, and reduce hair loss

Deep Plan Facelift Application

In the deep plan facelift application, which is made by planning wide vision and deep tissue, it is the procedure performed by making an incision from the temple area to the entire ear area and into the hair area. The operation, which is applied to the entire face and upper neck region, is usually performed on people who are older than 50 years of age. It has a natural skin rejuvenation effect that lasts for a long time and ensures the elimination of excess skin.

Composite Stretching (Facelift)

It is an operation method performed by correcting the fat sagging on the cheekbones and the prominent lines on the edge of the nose, the tension of the muscles and fat tissues that cannot be eliminated by classical methods. It is aimed to make the skin look younger by making it in the mid-face area where aging is most evident

SMAS (Süperfisyal Musküloaponörotik Sistem) ile Facelift Uygulaması

It is the process of eliminating the lines extending towards the corners of the nose and lips by tightening the tissue, which is a combination of muscle and membrane in the depths of the face. Thanks to this procedure, the tension of the face is increased and sagging is removed.

How is a Non-Surgical Face Lift Performed?

  • It is generally applied by injection in people who want to remove sagging and wrinkles without performing an operation.
  • It allows the pre- and post-operative process to be seen more quickly.
  • First of all, it is determined which areas of the face and which facelift process should be applied.
  • Mimic muscles and loosened tissues under the skin are shaped in three dimensions according to the symmetrical stance of the face.

·          In this shaping process, the tissues are restored from their current place and ensure the renewal and rejuvenation of all tissues.

·          Non-surgical facelift methods are performed with the rope suspension technique in some people, while in others, it is provided with satin facelift application or face mesotherapy application.

·         The method to be preferred varies depending on the deformities on the face of the person.

How is Face Lift Surgery Performed?

·         Face lift surgery performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, incisions are made according to the method to be performed.

·         According to the method deemed appropriate, incisions are made from the temple area and the loosened muscles are tightened.

·         By making short incisions behind the ear or towards the hairy area, the drooping is removed.

·         In forehead lift and eyelid operations, the operation is performed by making incisions from the forehead and eyelid.

·          The person is expected to stay in the hospital for one night for control purposes.

What is the Process After Skin Rejuvenation Surgery?

The patient is hospitalized for a maximum of one day for control purposes. Temporary bruises and swellings occur on the face. By not preventing the person from continuing his life, he can continue his social life as of the 2nd day of the surgery. After the surgery, heavy exercises should be avoided until full recovery and care should be taken not to be exposed to direct sunlight.

Is Face Lift Surgery Permanent?

Stretching methods applied differently from each other increase the level of collagen in the skin to the highest level, making the skin look tight and vigorous for a long time, not for a short time. Thanks to the operation, it provides an average of 2 years of permanence. However, when the age and skin analyzes of the person are taken into consideration, is there a scar after a facelift?

Since it is done with the help of fine-tipped needles in non-surgical procedures, there is usually no scar. The person continues his life without a trace on the same day. Only a slight redness occurs. However, during the day, the redness disappears and only a young and tense appearance is formed. In facial aesthetics, surgical methods are performed with the help of tiny incisions, so a scar is visible after the operation. However, it passes after a short time with the support of the gel cream used by the doctor. Since some incisions are made in the area of ​​the scalp, there is no need for cream.

When Does Swelling Go away after Face Lift Surgery?

After the surgery, swelling and bruises occur on the face. However, the bruises and swellings that occur within 72 hours at the most go away on their own. What remains is a facial expression with a younger appearance and a healthier posture.

Face Lift Surgery Price 2022

The price of facelift surgery varies according to the institution chosen in 2022 and the method to be preferred. Price and performance evaluation should be done in the institution to be preferred. In this direction, the price of facelift is not cheap, unqualified places; Clinic and Turkey, which is experienced and cares about healthy beauty, should be preferred. For more information www.clinicandturkey.com


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