Face Lift is a procedure applied under examination conditions for wrinkles and sagging in the face area. Silhouette soft ® is a rope with bidirectional absorbable cones made of polylactic acid. Polylactic acid is a substance that is not harmful to human tissue. It stimulates collagen synthesis by activating fibroblasts during absorption.
After rope application, the cones attached to the subcutaneous tissue, creating a unidirectional stretch.
However, the actual effect of Silhouette soft ® tun starts when these cones and rope melt. The fibrous reaction around the cones increases collagen production and increases the effects of tightening and rejuvenation of the skin.
It takes about 1 month to melt the ropes and the effect of the application for about 2 years. Genetic characteristics, skin structure, lifestyle (smoking, insomnia, etc.) are factors that affect the duration of retention.
It is a material that can be safely used in sagging of the middle face, sagging under the chin, low eyebrows.
Surgical methods and Types of Face Lift Surgery
Surgical methods are considered one of the common and widely used methods in the face-lift operation in Turkey, and the technique used in the face-lift operation is chosen based on the patient’s need, as there are many techniques and surgical methods used in the face-lift operation, the most important of which are:
The mini-face-lift is one of the operations used in a face-lift in Turkey, and this method is used with patients who suffer from light wrinkles in the face and simple sagging, and this process is considered one of the mini-procedures used in the field of plastic surgery, and therefore it is called a mini-facelift.
The mini-facelift is performed under the supervision of a specialized surgeon, who makes small and short incisions in the face, which allow the surgeon to tighten the facial tissues again, and these incisions are usually located along the line of wrinkles surrounding the ear area, or along the hairline.
The benefit of these small incisions is that they allow to renew the shape of the face, get rid of wrinkles and signs of aging, and renew the tired look by lifting the skeletal tissues around the cheeks, and this process can treat some small defects that exist in the skin, such as repairing the jaw.
It is worth noting that this process requires anesthesia, and it may be local anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s desire and according to the doctor’s vision of the disease.
A traditional facelift is a most comprehensive procedure than a mini-facelift.
The traditional facelift is based on treating the signs of aging, tightening excess sagging on the face, and eliminating medium, moderate or advanced wrinkles, which are not only limited to the face but also reach the neck.
A traditional face-lift requires a highly qualified and experienced specialist surgeon who makes incisions behind the hair that start at the front of the ear and also end there, and through these incisions, the surgeon can get rid of excess skin and tighten sagging and also change the position of the deep tissues under the skin, which work To restore a person’s natural appearance.
Steps of a face-lift by surgical methods
The facelift is done by surgical methods according to specific steps, namely:
Diagnose the patient’s condition and diagnose the type of wrinkles Is it simple? Medium mother? Or advanced?
Determine the type of surgery used in a face-lift by diagnosing the patient’s condition.
The patient is anesthetized, and in a large percentage, the anesthesia is generalized in the pathological cases that suffer from advanced wrinkles, and local anesthesia may be in cases of light wrinkles that only need minor incisions.
Some primary incisions are made in the face along the line of wrinkles. These incisions allow the skin to separate from the underlying facial muscles and connective tissues.
After the skin separation process is completed, the doctor can change the position of the deep facial tissues, get rid of wrinkles and excess wrinkles on the face, and work to get rid of the excess skin aesthetically.
The remaining skin is used and put back on the face, to give a more youthful, youthful look.
Post face lifting surgery
The patient is followed up for 1 day in the hospital. It is advise to use face mask for the first 2-3 days. Swelling and edema in the face will be gone within 7-10 days. It is recommended not to smoke before the surgery.