Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery, medically known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address visible signs of aging in the face and neck, restoring a more youthful appearance by tightening sagging skin, muscles, and removing excess facial fat.

Understanding the Procedure

Before undergoing a facelift, a comprehensive consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial. During this consultation, the surgeon assesses the patient’s facial structure, skin quality, and discusses the patient’s desired outcomes, outlining the suitable options and techniques.


Facelift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can vary in duration based on the extent of correction required. The procedure commonly involves the following steps:


  • Incision: The surgeon creates discreetly placed incisions, often along the hairline, around the ears, and possibly extending to the lower scalp. The placement of incisions aims to minimize visible scarring post-surgery.
  • Tissue Repositioning: The surgeon lifts and repositions underlying facial tissues, tightening muscles, and removing excess fat to address sagging and wrinkles.
  • Skin Redraping: After tissue repositioning, the skin is carefully redraped over the newly adjusted contours of the face, ensuring a smoother, more youthful appearance.
  • Closure: Once the adjustments are made, the surgeon closes the incisions with meticulous care, utilizing sutures or skin adhesives.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery

A facelift offers a range of benefits, including:


  • Youthful Appearance: The primary benefit is the restoration of a more youthful appearance by tightening loose skin and addressing facial sagging.
  • Improved Facial Contours: It helps redefine facial contours, addressing jowls, deep creases, and folds, resulting in a more defined jawline and smoother neck.
  • Long-Lasting Results: While a facelift does not halt the aging process, its effects are long-lasting, providing patients with several years of rejuvenated appearance.

Recovery and Aftercare

Post-surgery, patients might experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications. Surgeons typically provide specific post-operative care instructions to minimize risks and aid in faster recovery. It’s common for patients to resume regular activities within 2-3 weeks, although strenuous activities should be avoided during the initial recovery phase.

Potential Risks and Considerations

Dr. Gürsel Turgut’s practice prioritizes patient safety through advanced technology in facelift procedures. While any surgical procedure carries inherent risks, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, or temporary numbness, Dr. Gürsel Turgut’s expertise and high-tech approaches significantly mitigate these potential concerns.


Patients benefit from cutting-edge techniques and technology employed by Dr. Gürsel Turgut, minimizing risks and enhancing safety during facelift surgeries. Nevertheless, it remains crucial for patients to engage in thorough discussions with Dr. Gürsel Turgut, understand these potential risks, and diligently adhere to pre and post-operative instructions to further mitigate any concerns.


Facelift surgery is a transformative procedure that helps individuals regain a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance by addressing visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Consulting with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon is essential to understanding the procedure, its benefits, risks, and ensuring realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the surgery. When performed by a skilled professional, a facelift can provide satisfying and long-lasting results, enhancing one’s self-confidence and overall quality of life.