3D Face Remodeling
All individuals, who prefer facelift, primarily desire to eliminate wrinkles, saggy skin and other signs of aging. Today, facelift surgery offers a wide variety of techniques that effectively tighten the skin on the face. 3D Face Remodeling is one of these techniques.
What is the prominent feature of 3D Face Remodeling?
The basic principle of 3D Face Remodeling is to separate the facial skin from the soft tissue and tighten it. The skin incision is made in an area out of sight, which will hide the scar as much as possible. It is not the tightening process that provides the tightness of the skin. It is provided by the removal and repositioning of SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurosis System), which is the deeper layer. This two-layer lift gives a very natural rejuvenation effect, especially compared to previous techniques that smoothen the skin.
In addition to this procedure, age-related volume deficits are corrected by 3D Face Remodeling if necessary, since SMAS only redistributes superficial fat; however, it cannot replace the lost fat. For this purpose, various fillers that create a three-dimensional rejuvenation effect are used for creating volume.
In which cases can 3D Face Remodeling be Considered?
- If you think your face does not reflect the youth and energy you feel inside,
- If you are unhappy with the sagging, wrinkles and the appearance of pale skin on your face,
- If you have volume loss on your face, sagging and jowl formation on the lower face, or a loose skin formation,
- If you think that you do not look like yourself and appreciate yourself anymore when you look in the mirror.
If you experience one or more of the problems mentioned above, if your overall health is good and you have realistic expectations, if you feel ready and have a positive attitude about this procedure, you can be an excellent candidate for this procedure.
Many areas of the face can be intervened with a single surgical procedure,
It lasts for ten years or even longer, and you look at least ten years younger,
It tightens the neck and jaw line much better compared to any other technique.
A facelift does not create a new look for you; it just creates a younger version of you.
It requires a short social isolation period within the recovery process,
Depending on your age and skin type, you may wish to undergo a second procedure later.
How is 3D Face Remodeling Procedure Performed?
3D Face Remodeling is not a surgical procedure performed only on the skin. It is a 3D Face Remodeling surgery that involves SMAS, subcutaneous fat tissues, fat pads, fascia, and ligaments. You can regain your look of years ago with this technique and its effect lasting for many years.
This surgical procedure begins with the short scar incision made from inside the hair following the ear border behind the ear. The skin is lifted up to the nasolabial fold for the skin, and up to the jowl behind the ear for the neck. Malar fat pad (the soft tissue forming the cheekbone), buccal area (bichectomy area) and the jawline are treated from the SMAS layer. Plication is performed, which refers to stitching that determines the contours of the face. Excess fat tissues and foreign bodies are removed; sagging cheekbones, neck, and jawline with impaired anatomy are repaired. They are placed back and fixed in their previously sagging locations and fixed. Excess skin is cut and removed. The skin is sutured ensuring a tight face, prominent cheekbones, and elegant chin and neckline. Drains are placed for possible internal bleeding. Eyelid and lip lift procedures are performed simultaneously. The procedure is finalized after performing the dressing.
How Long Does the Outcome Last?
The permanence of the facelift surgery outcome will be extended depending on the quality of the gene, skin and post-operative care.
The more extensive the procedure is, the longer gets the recovery period; however, the longer you will enjoy the results.
Serious risks are rare, and the post-operative satisfaction rate is high in facelift procedures.
Yet, all surgical procedures have a certain degree of risk. Some of the possible complications of all surgical procedures include:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin, which requires removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in skin sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to lower layers
- Unsatisfactory results that may require additional procedures
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs
- Following all the instructions given by your surgeon is very important for the healthy progress of your healing process (such as post-operative bandage, drain, incision care, medication/cream use, etc.).
- Your surgeon will advise you about the signs of problems that you need to pay attention to, such as the signs of infection. The recovery period will vary depending on the patient and the scope of your surgical procedure.
- The duration of stay in the hospital is 2 days unless there is a medical necessity.
- After being discharged, you will have post-surgical follow-ups on the days to be determined by the surgeon. Your drains will be removed after the follow-up of your surgeon, or if necessary, the removal may be delayed until the next follow-up.
- After the procedure, there will be a feeling of tightness in your neck area. This feeling will be most prominent during the first three days after the surgery.
- Do not take aspirin or any anti-inflammatory drugs two weeks before and two weeks after surgery.
- For the first ten days, it is recommended to sleep with your head elevated at forty degrees. One extra pillow or two pillows can help if necessary.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects for a week. This can cause swelling, or it can trigger bleeding by causing your blood pressure to rise.
- Report excessive bleeding that continues after fifteen to twenty minutes of applying pressure.
- Do not swim, dive or participate in any strenuous activity for at least one month.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, prefer clothes that protect you from sunlight, and use sunscreen.
- You may feel tightness and some pain in your incision area for a few days. This can be relieved with painkillers.
- There may be a feeling of numbness in some areas. This process differs according to each patient, and it will decrease as the recovery period progresses.
- You may need to be accompanied by a relative for a few days as you may feel tired and sensitive due to your surgery.
- Do not drive during the first 10 days.
- Smoking reduces circulation, delays wound healing and significantly increases the likelihood of serious complications; therefore, you should discontinue smoking at least four weeks before and four weeks after your procedure.
- There is a possibility that you may experience an emotional reaction such as depression after the surgery. This is a possible situation.