From our doctor:
"The effect of heavy sun exposure over the years and deterioration in aging tissue makes it difficult for the lower face to resist gravity. The excess skin sags downward in cheeks and the edges of the jaw, lines on the face deepens and skin elasticity gets lost. Performed by plastic surgeons, lower face-lift and neck lift combined with suspensions, fat injections, and chin implants can eliminate these problems. This can ensure a younger looking facial structure."
Usually middle-aged and older patients are optimum candidates for this procedure. This procedure is often combined with other facial lift surgery. People with pronounced sagging of the jaw edge, deep creases around the mouth and neck are proper candidates for this surgery.
After analysis of medical history and physical examination, the technical operation criteria are evaluated to determine the operation method. The anesthesiologist checks any obstacles before the operation and necessary blood tests are done before the surgery. In case of chronic diseases which may affect the operation, other additional tests or consultations may be necessary. If you use any blood-thinning medication it should be discontinued at least 1 week in advance the operation. Smoking can impair wound healing in some patients. There is no need to stop using drugs necessary for other chronic diseases.
The lower face and neck lift surgery is done under sedation or general anesthesia in the hospital environment. Surgery time ranges from 1-3 hours depending on the additional processing. The process is performed by your plastic surgeon according to the method decided before the operation. For the lower face lift procedure, the lower facial region is lifted through the incisions made in front of the ear. Holding structures under the skin is tightened with the help of facial sutures. Excess skin tissue is removed. In patients with simple steatosis in the neck region liposuction is sufficient. In patients with excessive folding and banding in the neck incision is made under the chin. Entering through the incision neck muscles are stretched and folded areas are opened. The angle of the jaw gets sharp. Lines formed around the rim and can be flattened with the aid of lip fat injections during surgery. After the operation, temporary drains can be placed to relieve any excess blood.
In the 4th post-operative hour, food intake starts and the patient gets off bed to start walking. There may be a slight pain due to tightness in his face. The pain is most usually less then what is expected and pain relievers can be used to provide adequate assistance. Patients are discharged on the same day or the next day. Patients can take a shower after 1 or 2 days. Some level of face edema and swelling can occur and it passes completely in about 2-3 weeks. Patients can return to daily life in about 1 week. Face bandages are applied for the first 2-3 days after surgery.
Temporary problems: Tenderness, pain, tightness.
Short-term problems: Bleeding, infection, wound healing problem, temporary nerve damage.
Long-term problems: Aesthetic problems and bad scar marks.
Lower Face Lift & Neck Lift and Permanency
The result of the lower face and neck lift surgery is generally permanent. However, aging continues. With aging, it is natural that relaxation of facial tissue takes place though the years.
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