Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Osman Kelahmetoğlu said, “Especially those who lose excess weight can have sagging on their faces, so they can be seen as old. In such cases, facelift surgery is necessary. When this procedure is performed over the age of 50, the person can look like 15 years younger.”
Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Osman Kelahmetoğlu gave information about face lift operations.
ATTENTION TO LIGHTEN AT 45 WEIGHT AND OVER
Reminding that it is natural to experience sagging on the face of people due to old age, Assoc. Dr. Kelahmetoğlu said, “These sagging can cause the loss of youthful appearance. In addition, we see facial sagging in patients due to sudden weight loss after stomach reduction surgeries, which have been done a lot in recent years. Facial sagging may occur, especially in people who are close to 45 kilograms and have lost weight. When the patient loses that much weight, sagging occurs in the belly area, back, butt, breast, arms and upper legs. People usually complain about sagging in these areas and want it to be corrected.
PERSON LOOKS OLD
Providing information on facial sagging, Assoc. Dr. Kelahmetoğlu said, “In people, the eyebrows start to sag downwards, and the middle face also sags. The groove between the nose and the lip becomes prominent and comes forward. The lines around the lips become more pronounced. There are sagging in the areas under the chin, the angles in the chin are not clear. Here, it is necessary to perform stretching operations in patients who develop such conditions. Because they look much older than their age population," he said.
FACIAL drooping is seen in 20 percent of people
Assoc. Dr. Osman Kelahmetoğlu explained that this rate can vary depending on the speed and amount of weight loss. Stating that timing is very important in correction surgeries for these complaints that may occur after weight loss, Assoc. Dr. Kelahmetoğlu said, “It is necessary to carry out these surgeries in stages. We perform the correction operation when the person who has gastric reduction surgery waits for 20-12 months and reaches the target weight. We also care about the formation of a certain diet.” he said.
TIRED IMAGE ON FACE IS RELEASED
Reminding that surgery is not the only option for these sagging that may occur, Assoc. Dr. Osman Kelahmetoğlu said, “There are also techniques applied to sagging without surgery. But the most effective is the face lift operation. The adipose tissue taken from the patient is filled to the places where there is loss of volume. The jawline and cheekbones are highlighted. In this way, we can remove the tired image”.
Reminding that if the person smokes, they want him to quit one month before the surgery in order to avoid tissue loss, Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Osman Kelahmetoglu. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the diet in order to have good blood values.
THINGS TO CONSIDER AFTER THE SURGERY
Underlining that the patient coming out of the surgery should be mobilized immediately to prevent clots, Assoc. Dr. Osman Kelahmetoğlu said, “It is extremely important that the patient does not smoke after the operation. In addition, we try to keep the blood pressure in balance so that there is no bleeding, especially in blood pressure patients. After the plastic surgery on the face, we wear a special bandage to the patient. Small scars formed in front of and behind the ear will also decrease within 6-9 months, being less obvious. Patients need to wear the special bandage for 4 weeks. It can take about three months for the patient whose stitches were removed 1 week after the operation, to return to normal. If he is a young patient, he will look like his own age group after the operation. However, if we are performing facelift surgery on a patient over the age of 50, there may be a 15-year rejuvenation. On the other hand, those who have undergone this operation at the age of 40, look as young as 7 years old.