A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as: sagging facial skin, the lines and wrinkles between the nose and the corner of the mouth (nasolabial), loose and sagged excess skin or fat in the neck, double chin and etc. A facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck caused by aging or weight loss. The procedure removes excess skin, tightens the underlying muscles, and reshapes the skin in a higher position. The results go beyond what can be expected from wrinkle-fighting injections like Botox, different types of lifts such as cheek lifts or mini lifts addressing specific concerns.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Facelift and neck lift operations require great experience in this field of esthetic surgery. Since the face is the most visible part of the body, the results of the operation should be faultless. Ekol Hospitals’ experienced team of 3 esthetic surgeons perform face & neck lift procedures for many years and are using the most updated methods. You can meet one of our surgeons and talk everything regarding your concerns and the methods they use according to your needs and expectations.
Face and necklift procedures can be performed by many methods. Some of those methods are surgical and some of them are not such as thread lifting, ultherapy, french lift etc… The affect and the results will differ from method to method. Your surgeon should recognise your expectations and should recommend the method that will suit your needs. Sometimes combined with liposuction in the neck, the results are way more than expected. Fat injection to face can also be combined with face lift in order to achieve better results and a more youthful looking.
Don’t forget, everyone has different pain limits. The operation is might be a bit longer than the other esthetis surgeries however thanks to modern medicine, pain management is now very easy and patients are much more comfortable in the post operative period. You might have a compression garment or bandages immediately after the surgery. The discomfort and pain should begin decreasing approximately 48 hours after the surgery. Bruising and swellings are normal.
Most of the Incisions for a facelift usually start above the hairline and extend in a natural line to the front of the ear and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp inside the hairline. These are generally hidden behind the hairline or in a natural crease. Once the scars have softened and matured over a period of several months, they are generally not very noticeable to the untrained eye. You might also have a small incision under your chin if work is being done in the neck area.
Your face will be bruised and swollen right after the surgery. Your features may be distorted from the swelling and your facial movements may be slightly stiff as well. Some of the swelling and bruising may persist for 2-3 weeks. Most patients are back at work 10-14 days after surgery; however, you still may have some residual bruising and swelling that may need to be camouflaged with makeup
Normal activities, including work, can usually be resumed within 2 weeks. Any strenuous exercise will need to be postponed for at least 4-6 weeks, and sun exposure will need to be limited for several months.
A facelift usually last 7 to 10 years. Some patients decide to have the procedure repeated down the road, while others do not feel that they need another procedure.
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He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Between 2007 and 2012, he received his specialty training in the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital. In 2017, he started working as a lecturer at Giresun University Faculty of Medicine Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department. He received the title of associate professor the same year. He has 14 original articles published in domestic and foreign scientific journals, and 17 written and oral papers presented at national and international congresses. He is a member of Izmir Chamber of Medicine and Aegean Region Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Association. He is married and has two children. He speaks English fluently.
Domain Knowledge: Rhinoplasty, Eyelid aesthetic, Face rejuvenation (face-neck lifting), Otapostatis, Breast aesthetics (enlargement, reduction, lifting), Correction of gynecomastia, Abdominal stretching, Tummy Tuck, Arm - Thigh lift, Genital aesthetics, Lipoedema surgery, Liposuction, Fat injections, Body shaping (Hip aesthetics, BBL), Minimal aesthetic applications (filling- neurotoxin), Fractionated laser applications, Skin Tumours, Facial Traumas.
Operating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in Görele, in 1978. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003 and 2010, he did his specialization in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015, he worked as a guest lecturer in the American Hospital of Paris. When abroad, he especially focused on the transfer of free vascular lymph nodes for lymphedema treatment, in the field of microsurgery. He participated in numerous training and meetings in this area. There are more than 30 articles in the literature, which were published in national and international journals. Since 2016, he has been working in İzmir Özel Ekol ENT Hospital in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmology Clinic. He speaks English well. He is married and has one child.
His special interests are; Breast Aesthetics with Enriched Stem Cell Support & Dual-Plan Method, Aesthetic nose surgery, Lymphedema surgery, Endoscopic facial stretching, Aesthetic body shaping surgery (abdominal stretching, liposuction, aesthetic breast surgery), Hair transplantation with FUE method, Migraine surgery, Gynecomastia correction, Genital aesthetics (especially penis enlargement), Lymphedema Treatment (Laser Assisted, With Microcannula Lymph Protective Method), Penis Enlargement (Length & Thickness Combined Method), Migraine Surgery (Closed Method with Scopy). He was entitled to receive the "Proficiency Certificate" by being successful in the examination, which was held by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association in 2010. In 2015, he participated in a scientific competition by Gülhane Military Medical Academy with his study 'Saddle-nose deformity repair with micro-plate-adapted costal cartilage.’ He has won the first place in the field of surgical medicine. In 2018, he worked at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, USA for three months in April, May and June on advanced techniques on gender reassignment and penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.
He graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He studied at Kaunas Medical Faculty between the years 2007 and 2008. He completed his specialization on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at Afyon Kocatepe University between the years 2009 and 2014. He has 5 original articles published in national and international scientific journals, and 13 verbal and written academic papers presented in national congresses. He continues the academic studies. He received the competence certificate of Turkish Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery after his success in the exam in 2016. He did well in European Plastic Surgery Competence Written Exam that took place in Brussels in 2019.
Fields of Interest: Rhinoplasty Neck lift surgery, Face lift Surgery, Otoplasty, Tummy tuck, Liposuction, Breast augmentation / reduction / mastopexy, Gynecomastia, Genital aesthetics, Blepharoplasty, Lipoedema surgery, Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery), Fat injections (combined treatments with Stem cell and).