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As people get older the most dramatic changes of aging are visible on the face and neck region.

It has been shown that this aging effect is not limited to the skin but also affecting the fat distribution, muscle positioning and even the shape of the bones that is defining the shape and form of the face as a final result.

These aging effects could also be evaluated as static and dynamic changes. Static changes are usually related with the shape of bones, the amount of soft tissues and fat over that area. The dynamic changes are related with the elasticity of the tissues, their relation and attachments to the surrounding structures and activity and positioning of the muscles of the face and neck.

The peri-orbital region (area around the eyes) including the lower and upper eyelids, the positioning and angle of the eyebrows, the distance between the eyebrows and upper eyelashes, the fullness of this region, presence of lower eyebags, the tightness of the eyelids are the most important components of the perception of an aging face.

facelıft

As people get older the most dramatic changes of aging are visible on the face and neck region.

It has been shown that this aging effect is not limited to the skin but also affecting the fat distribution, muscle positioning and even the shape of the bones that is defining the shape and form of the face as a final result.

These aging effects could also be evaluated as static and dynamic changes. Static changes are usually related with the shape of bones, the amount of soft tissues and fat over that area. The dynamic changes are related with the elasticity of the tissues, their relation and attachments to the surrounding structures and activity and positioning of the muscles of the face and neck.

The peri-orbital region (area around the eyes) including the lower and upper eyelids, the positioning and angle of the eyebrows, the distance between the eyebrows and upper eyelashes, the fullness of this region, presence of lower eyebags, the tightness of the eyelids are the most important components of the perception of an aging face.

FACELIFT HIGHLIGHTS

According to these documented changes, our treatment of an aging face should address these problems by:

  1. Restoration of the “V” shape of the face
    • by increasing the volume in the upper half of the face, (facial fat pad repositioning and fat injection)
    • by increasing the fat volume over the cheek bones (fat transfer)
    • by tightening the laxity of the mid and lower face to make it tight and defined (SMAS plication or partial SMAS removal)
  2. Restoration of the peri-orbital (around the eyes) region
    • By restoring the up-slanting (decreasing the down-slanting) eyes and tightening the eyelids (canthopexy)
    • Eye brow lift (direct temporal lift)
    • Removal of the lower eyebags, release and volume restoration of the tear-troughs (lower blepharoplasty)
    • Removing the excess skin and tightening of the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty)
  3. Removal of the excess skin
  4. Non-surgical procedures to rejuvenate, resurface and tighten up the skin.
    • Resurfacing: to decrease the imperfections, to decrease the structural and pigmentation problems
      • LASER resurfacing
      • Chemical peeling
      • Mechanical resurfacing
    • Remodelling: to decrease the porous structure, to induce collagen remodelling, and to tighten skin with
      • Fractional Radiofrequency micro-needling combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma)
      • Mechanical micro-needling combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma)
      • Skin care with cleaning the comedones, mild peeling, hydration and moisturizing

Without a comprehensive approach the results we get would be suboptimal.

FACELIFT HIGHLIGHTS

According to these documented changes, our treatment of an aging face should address these problems by:

  1. Restoration of the “V” shape of the face
    • by increasing the volume in the upper half of the face, (facial fat pad repositioning and fat injection)
    • by increasing the fat volume over the cheek bones (fat transfer)
    • by tightening the laxity of the mid and lower face to make it tight and defined (SMAS plication or partial SMAS removal)
  2. Restoration of the peri-orbital (around the eyes) region
    • By restoring the up-slanting (decreasing the down-slanting) eyes and tightening the eyelids (canthopexy)
    • Eye brow lift (direct temporal lift)
    • Removal of the lower eyebags, release and volume restoration of the tear-troughs (lower blepharoplasty)
    • Removing the excess skin and tightening of the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty)
  3. Removal of the excess skin
  4. Non-surgical procedures to rejuvenate, resurface and tighten up the skin.
    • Resurfacing: to decrease the imperfections, to decrease the structural and pigmentation problems
      • LASER resurfacing
      • Chemical peeling
      • Mechanical resurfacing
    • Remodelling: to decrease the porous structure, to induce collagen remodelling, and to tighten skin with
      • Fractional Radiofrequency micro-needling combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma)
      • Mechanical micro-needling combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma)
      • Skin care with cleaning the comedones, mild peeling, hydration and moisturizing

Without a comprehensive approach the results we get would be suboptimal.

FACELIFT FAQ’s

Which facelift method/methods are preferred?

The long-term analysis of the patients operated with facelift procedures suggests that the safest and the most satisfactory results are achieved by SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) reshaping, plication or partial excision combined with fat transfer to the cheekbones, upper midface and lower eyelid areas. A limited dissection, plication or partial excision of the SMAS imposes the least risk for the facial nerve and its major branches and yields more predictable results. Skin excisions should be conservative, without any tension.

Does a facelift include neck lift?

A young face is not complete till we also achieve a young neck, which is one of the mainstays of facial rejuvenation and complementary part of facelift surgery, therefore, neck-lift should also be done if it is needed in combination with the facelift surgery through the same incision of the facelift.

How will my eyes be look like after facelift?

Because of the dynamic or static canthopexy (the lifting of the outer eyebrows and eye corners) the patients may have a noticeable up-slanting eyes (Asian-like eyes) in the first 4 weeks, gradually becomes normal. A facelift without eyelid and eyebrow tightening (and hence, an early up-slanting Asian-like eyes) is considered to be unsuccessful and highly predicts an early eyelid revision.

How long should I stay at the hospital?

To prevent any immediate postoperative complications the patients should stay in hospital for blood pressure monitoring.

After 2 nights of hospital stay the patient is discharged from the hospital and called for a control visit 2 days later (first control visit). On the second control visit (6-7 days after surgery), most of the fluffy-bulky dressings are removed.

How long should I rest after facelift?

The swelling of the face reaches a max on the 3rd-4th postoperative days, but still very significant in the first 10 days, therefore, minimum 2 weeks of resting is advised.

 

 

FACELIFT FAQ’s

Which facelift method/methods are preferred?

The long-term analysis of the patients operated with facelift procedures suggests that the safest and the most satisfactory results are achieved by SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) reshaping, plication or partial excision combined with fat transfer to the cheekbones, upper midface and lower eyelid areas. A limited dissection, plication or partial excision of the SMAS imposes the least risk for the facial nerve and its major branches and yields more predictable results. Skin excisions should be conservative, without any tension.

Does a facelift include neck lift?

A young face is not complete till we also achieve a young neck, which is one of the mainstays of facial rejuvenation and complementary part of facelift surgery, therefore, neck-lift should also be done if it is needed in combination with the facelift surgery through the same incision of the facelift.

How will my eyes be look like after facelift?

Because of the dynamic or static canthopexy (the lifting of the outer eyebrows and eye corners) the patients may have a noticeable up-slanting eyes (Asian-like eyes) in the first 4 weeks, gradually becomes normal. A facelift without eyelid and eyebrow tightening (and hence, an early up-slanting Asian-like eyes) is considered to be unsuccessful and highly predicts an early eyelid revision.

How long should I stay at the hospital?

To prevent any immediate postoperative complications the patients should stay in hospital for blood pressure monitoring.

After 2 nights of hospital stay the patient is discharged from the hospital and called for a control visit 2 days later (first control visit). On the second control visit (6-7 days after surgery), most of the fluffy-bulky dressings are removed.

How long should I rest after facelift?

The swelling of the face reaches a max on the 3rd-4th postoperative days, but still very significant in the first 10 days, therefore, minimum 2 weeks of resting is advised.

 

 

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General FAQ’S

How Can I Book My Surgery?

Once you have sent an enquiry to us, you will be contacted by one of our representatives. Your representative will provide information about the procedure that you are interested in and answer any questions you may have. Your representative will also arrange an online consultation for you with Dr. Surmeli and he/she will show your photos/videos and medical history. After Doctor’s online evaluation, he will give his advises and make an initial operation plan if the patient is suitable both physically and psychologically. And the representative will inform you about the plan, details of the operation, healing, etc. You will also be provided with details on the available dates, required accommodation duration, packages & costs, and possible extras. Once you set a date with your representative we book your appointment after you send the flight details and passport information.

What Are the Options For International Patients?

For our international patients we are offering packages including hotel and transfers between airport-hotel-clinic. We accommodate our patients near hotels to our hospital to reach them easily and to avoid spending time in traffic. We currently have a 4-star and a 5-star hotel options. As we have agency collaborations with the hotels, we usually provide better quotes for our patients than the hotel does. You can get detailed information from your representatives about hotels and prices.

The patients who will arrange their own accommodation and transportation, should inform their representatives about their accommodate addresses before they arrive Istanbul. We strongly recommend those patients to arrange close accommodates to our hospital. Please note, Istanbul is bigger than you see on the map. So, please consult to your representative before arrange/book your accommodation.

We strongly recommend bringing a companion and even make obligatory in some operations. In case there is no chance to bring a companion with you, we offer private duty nursing service for our international patients. Our licensed practice nurse will assist you with basic needs such as going to the bathroom, having meals, changing clothes and dressings and will stay overnight. Please contact your representative for details and prices.

What is Included in the Price, and What Are the Possible Extras?

Our price includes;

  • Pre and Post operative medical examinations, blood tests.
  • Hospital accommodation (Private room, amenities listed below) 
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for the patient and for one companion
    • 24/7 nursing and translators
    • All needed post operative treatments and medications
    • Free Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Private Bathroom, Security Box, Fridge, Kettle, Free Water, Tea and Coffee
  • All needed medicines
  • 1 pair compressive garments (If a liposuction, tummy tuck or other body surgeries are performed)
  • 1 pcs medical sports bra (If a breast surgery is performed)
  • BBL pillow (If BBL or gluteal implant is performed)
  • Check ups

If you pick our package, our package also includes;

  • Hotel accommodation (Breakfast Included)
  • Transfers between hospital-hotel-airport with our private vehicle

Possible Extras

  • Our package for Mommy Makeover covers up to 2 nights hospital stay. Hospital stays after 2 nights are for extra fee.
  • T3, T4, TSH Tiroid function tests are for extra fee. These tests are only required if a patient has tiroid problem.
  • Blood transfusion. In some combining body contouring procedures patient might need blood transfusion for faster mobilizing and for keeping hemogram value in appropriate levels.
  • Our package covers one pieces of all needed types of compressive garments. Additional compressive garments are for extra fee.

PS: Please consult your representatives for possible extras