As a Turkish plastic surgeon in Dubai, UAE, here I will share my professional knowledge and personal experience about surgical techniques, recovery period, best timing, tips to avoid unwanted results, risks and complications of the procedures, facelift before and after pictures and more…. You will also have an idea regarding the facelift prices in Dubai.
Everyone would like their doctor is the best facelift surgeon. Also, you would like to have surgery at the best plastic surgery clinic in Dubai. However, the best facelift surgeon is pretty relative and varies from person to person.
Actually, the surgeon whom you really trust is the best.
If you plan to have facelift surgery in Dubai, I will help you. Here, you will find out all the information you need. If you need professional support, feel free to contact me.
Facelift surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures.
It is a cosmetic procedure which helps lifting the cheeks and tighten the surface of the face. As the face aging, the muscles that it contains begin to sag with the fat layer and skin.
During the facelift surgery, if surgeon tightens the facial skin only as excluding the fat and muscles, that provides temporary solution. Only camouflages the sagging of fat and muscles for a short while.
What proper is that lifting the facial muscles upwards along with the fat layer and their sheath. Thus, the appearance of the cheek and facial tissues in the youth age appears again.
A facelift surgery that reduces signs of aging is a part of some facial rejuvenation procedures. Removal of excess skin and tightening make your face to look more vivid. According to your needs I combine the procedure with rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, forehead lift, brow lift and any other procedures.
Nothing is able to stop aging. As time goes on, aging is inevitable. However, the facelift surgery, a kind of anti-aging procedure removes excess skin and takes your face appearance 5-10 years back. The procedure improves your face appearance and makes you look younger than your actual age.
Basically, there are 3 common techniques regardless the modifications arising from technical details. Each techniques address different age group.
Clean medical history, good medical conditions, mental health and to be free of systemic diseases such as heart disease are essential in terms of patient safety for facelift surgery.
Your face appearance is more prominent than how old you are in terms of necessity of surgery. If your face needs lifting to look younger, surgery can be considered regardless your age.
I will select the proper facelift technique suitable for you according to your age and expectations during the consultation.
In case of any trauma or congenital malformations, you would need facial plastic and reconstruction surgery procedures to restore facial tissues.
My objective is to make you happy as achieving a younger-looking face. So, lifting your cheeks and correcting the aging lines will improve your image and restore your self-confidence.
Some patients seek a solution as they experienced a failed facelift surgery before. The short-lasting effect, earlobe retraction and scarring are the most common complaint of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges even more than to do the primary surgery. Therefore your first surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.
I prefer endoscopic facelift surgery when the problem consists of cheek tissue droop, without wrinkles and skin excess over the cheeks.
Endoscopic facelift surgery addresses to younger age group as compared with classical facelift. It is even possible for people who need to feel a more vivid face appearance in their 20s and 30s. This method is much newer than classical technique.
Initially I cut the 2 cm long on both sides of the temple area where covered by hair. Then I place a camera through the cut. Through the guidance of camera vision, I elevate soft tissues on the temple and cheek area off the underlying bone. I fix the soft tissues of the face that detached from the bone as pulling upward. At the end, I close the skin cuts with hidden stitches.
Endoscopic facelift surgery lasts about 1.5-2 hours. You will stay overnight at the hospital. Since the incisions are short and the procedure is bloodless, you will feel less pain.
Recovery period of endoscopic facelift surgery is shorter and more comfortable than that of classical facelift. You will feel moderate pain following 2-3 days. Pain medication that I will prescribe will alleviate the pain.
You will get mobile 2-3 hours after surgery. If you feel yourself good, you may leave the hospital in the evening. However if you need rest you can stay overnight.
You can take shower 2 days after endoscopic facelift surgery.
Since I close the wound with hidden absorbable stitches, no need to remove them later on.
Not in every patient, but in some patients, swelling and bruising may occur around the eyes. However, swelling and bruises resolve spontaneously within 7-10 days.
Returning to usual live and physical activities takes time until swelling and bruising disappear.
A classical facelift surgery is the most comprehensive technique which tightens cheeks, jawline and also neck. I prefer this technique for people with droopy cheeks as well as loosened and wrinkled overlying skin on the face and neck. The procedure not only corrects the facial tissue but also provides a neck lift effect.
In the classical facelift surgery, I detach the skin overlying the cheek from underlying tissue by cutting along the front edge of the ear. Afterwards, I pull the muscle tissue with its sheath called as SMAS upwards. Then I fix it by internal stitches. Thus the sagging of the cheek become lifted internally. I tighten the detached cheek skin. Then I remove the redundant part of the skin. Finally I close the wound edges. So that, the wrinkles on the face disappear as well as the correction of cheek droop.
I use hidden and absorbable stitches to close the wound. Therefore the stitches will not need to remove.
Since the surgical wound is settled on the margin of the ear, there will be no visible scar when viewed from the side.
We will choose which technique is proper for you as discussing mutually. The degree of sagging, loosening of the cheek tissues, wrinkling on the skin surface are important points. According to these criteria, in some patients, both endoscopic facelift and classical technique may even need to combine.
A facelift surgery requires local anesthesia supported with deep sedation or general anesthesia. It will last about 2-4 hours depending on the technique I will use. You will stay 1 day at the hospital. I will put a bandage which you will wear a few days after surgery.
You will feel little pain, bruising, edema (swelling), tension and numbness on your face. During the post-operative recovery period, all of which are normal and inherent after facelift procedure. Pain is as much as everybody can tolerate, and pain killers can easily relieve your pain.
The swelling (edema) rapidly reduces in the first 1-2 weeks. To disappear remaining mild swelling which is unnoticeable, and to settle down the face skin take about 3-4 months.
During the first weeks when the swelling dissolves quickly, the tension on the face surface and numbness reduce day by day. Numbness due to the interruption of nerve connection underneath the skin is temporary. As the reconnection establishes during the wound healing process, sensation improves.
Disappearance of the bruisings varies depending on the sensitivity of the person. This period may sometimes last as long as 2 weeks for sensitive individuals. The bruising seen after endoscopic facelift surgery is relatively less.
In the first days after facelift surgery, due to the swelling and bruising, your face may appear unrecognizable. However, your face features will begin to appear normal as swelling and bruising reduce day by day.
Cheeks are the part of the face which affected first, during the aging process. As the cheeks drop down, this effect becomes more remarkable. The surgery provides you younger look by clearing the worn effect of years when it is performed with proper facelift technique to the appropriate patients.
A mini facelift surgery, namely MACS lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) also described as short scar facelift technique is a mini version of the classical facelift surgery. Therefore, this procedure is useful for correction of mild or moderate sagging, which involves the cheek and jawline area.
In mini facelift, surgical incision is limited in front of the ear, does not extend to back side of the ear.
I elevate the skin on the entire cheek and upper neck area. Skin dissection makes SMAS exposed. I usually fold the SMAS itself and fix it with plication sutures for tightening and lifting. Therefore, loose tissue is lifted internally, which provides a long-lasting effect. After SMAS plication, I remove the redundant skin to correct superficial wrinkles to achieve a smoother skin surface. In the end, I close the incision with hidden and absorbable stitches.
What you will experience in the recovery period is almost same as a classical technique. However, this will be lighter and shorter in mini facelift. So, you can recover faster and resume your casual life sooner.
The complication rates are the compilation of medical literature and American Society of Plastic Surgeons data. The rates may vary depending on the patient’s medical conditions and age. That does not mean you will experience all those complications.
Smoking and diabetes increase the risks of the all procedures of head and neck surgery; especially in classical facelift, prolongs the wound healing that may lead to skin necrosis. If possible, it is best to stop smoking 10-15 days prior the surgery for patient safety.
Nerve damage is extremely rare complication that may occur after classical facelift technique.
Hematoma (blood collection inside the wound) and infection risks are minimized with thorough intra-operative bleeding control and antibiotic medication. The risks listed are much less in endoscopic facelift.
Risks are minimized with thorough surgical technique and proper medication, therefore the surgery provides good patient experience and satisfaction.
I have received multiple treatments from Dr Baycin now and every time he has been fantastic delivering a pain free treatment with fantastic results. He listens closely to understand your concerns and improvements you hope to make, educating you about the different options available and working with you to form a treatment strategy that will get results. He is committed to ensuring patients receive the best service from the moment they check in. I would highly recommend him for any cosmetic treatments.
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IMPORTANT ! Before getting the appointment, check your medical conditions yourself.
Facelift costs in Dubai vary from clinic to clinic and depend on which technique to be used. In my practice:
The price includes surgeon fee, blood tests, hospitalization expenses, medicines and consumables used in the hospital. Additional overnight stay is subject to extra payment. The price may rise depending on the complexity of the procedure.
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