Age advancement, with its harsh effects on different parts of the body and mainly the face, can be a source of complex for many people. As a person ages, the osseous and soft tissues of the face lose their mass, producing a larger orbital aperture and less frontal projection. The mid-face is one of the first facial areas where wrinkles and sagging skin occur.
As soon as the first signs of aging appear, they begin to think of ways to rejuvenate 10 years or more. The mid facelift (ponytail lift) is one of the most requested methods to achieve this goal.
- Patients with excess skin around the mouth, jaw or eyes
- Patients who want to look younger
- Weight loss and sagging skin
- Patients with aging facial skin
- The operation lasts between 1 hour 30 and 2 hours
- Back to daily activities 1 week after the operation
- The bruises will be visible for at least 2 weeks
- Final result visible 9 months after the operation
What are the causes of premature skin aging?
The majority of the causes of premature skin aging are of natural origin. Indeed, this is generally determined by our hormones or by our genetic heritage. However, other causes are linked to external factors, such as lack of collagen or exposure to harmful rays.
Lack of Collagen
Collagen is essential for the youth of the skin and represents 75% of its composition. They play a major role in the appearance of the skin.
Exposure to harmful rays
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation contributes 90% to early skin aging, dermal damage, and skin cancer. The sun rays are carcinogenic and dangerous to the skin.
Scientific studies have shown that recurrent UV exposure destroys collagen fibers and restrains the genesis of new collagen. It also attacks our elastin fibers (the main component protein of the skin’s extracellular matrix).
This process of oxidation starts with free radicals. They are oxidizable small particles that can damage any molecule. Indeed, they can affect the most important cellular structures in the body’s widest organ, which is the skin.
Our bodies have been created with inner antioxidants, but they are not sufficient to prevent irreversible damages and early signs of aging.
The skin is the first line of defense against external invaders such as viruses and bacteria. Inflammation also inducts the cutaneous tissue recovery process and limits the damage to skin cells caused by chemical substances. Although it is efficient in the short term, chronic inflammation is one of the most common causes of premature skin aging.
Sugar is one of the factors of accelerated aging. Glycation causes the skin's proteins to lose their normal functions and is now well recognized and heavily involved in early skin aging.
Glycation happens when glucose molecules join the skin’s collagen and elastin (the main components of the skin extracellular matrix). This association can create chemical bridges between proteins. Glycated fibers can become rigid and unable to self-regenerate, this would cause permanent damages to the skin.
The mid-face lift: What is it?
The mid-facelift in Turkey and Istanbul is a cosmetic intervention that aims to correct the sagging of the face that may be the result of age advancement, prolonged exposure to the sun, smoking, and stress. As a result, this intervention can be performed for the cheek lift, jowls, face, neck, and the corner of the mouth. It allows to redefine the face and rejuvenate the skin.
The midface lift focuses on the lower part of the face and neck. It lasts between 1.30 and 2 hours and is performed under light general anesthesia with a clinical stay. Its results generally last between 7 years and 10 years.
What is an Endoscopic midface lift?
The endoscopic midface lift is a new less-invasive facelift procedure that does not leave any scars on the face. This uses endoscopic incisions and a stitching technique.
An endoscopic mid-face lift is a combination of minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures. It aims to rejuvenate and renew the appearance (facial rejuvenation). Compared with mid-face lift surgery, these methods do not necessitate significant surgical incisions, general anesthesia, hospitalization, or a stay in a clinic.
Surgical VS Endoscopic midface lift
During the traditional facelift, the doctor (facial plastic surgeon) will remove the excess skin and fat and tighten the subjacent facial muscles. However, in the endoscopic facelift technique, the incisions are concealed behind the hairy area of the temple, the postauricular hairline, and behind the cartilage bump in front of the ear.
This will give you an improved and long-lasting result.
What happens before the intervention?
An ordinary pre-operative check-up is carried out by the requirements. A consultation with an anesthesiologist is essential before the surgery. A hair wash will be performed the day before the surgery and a careful makeup removal will be performed on the day of the surgery. It is important to inform you that you should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before surgery.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a mid-face lift?
The mid facelift offers a natural facial refresh, wrinkle removal, and a refreshed appearance. Thus, like the other types of facelift, this intervention has some disadvantages, such as:
- Pain can be felt during the first few days after surgery and can be relieved by pain medication.
- Social eviction: a period of rest is strongly requested between 8 and 10 days after the operation.
- Swelling and bruising may occur during the first week.
Mid-face lift cost in Turkey and Istanbul: Cheap price
Our partner clinics offer the best care for various cosmetic operations such as hair transplantation. The cost of a mid-facelift in Turkey and Istanbul varies between 2500 euros (if performed alone). It costs 4000 euros if combined with other types of surgeries such as the temporal lift, eyelid surgery (and canthoplasy),Chemical scrub, and forehead surgery.
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This surgery is performed on all patients with elastic skin, who are 45 years old or older.
They are not apparent and are located at the level of the inner extremity of the ear. As a result, they are perfectly concealable with the hair during the first weeks.
The success rate of mid facelift in Turkey is 95%.