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Face Lift is one of the most performed plastic surgical techniques in Turkey and as well as in the World.

Face Lift can improve facial elasticity which is called a functional treatment and also can provide cosmetic benefits which is also called aesthetic treatment. Opr. Dr. Hasan Duygulu aims to provide their patients happiness and satisfaction with a team that is diligent to serve at the highest level at his private clinic.

Dr. Hasan Duygulu has successfully operated more than 4.000 rhinoplasty surgeries for the last 12 years.

What is Face Lift Surgery?

Facelift surgery is the treatment method in the category of cosmetic surgery, which is preferred to make the face look younger. Facelift surgery is also included in the medical literature as “rhytidectomy”. During the application of facelift surgery, the skin hanging from both sides of the face and the SMAS tissue under the skin are pulled in the upward cross-vector direction. This surgery is the process of replacing the fat tissues, SMAS tissue, and skin that have lost their elasticity due to gravity and bone atrophy as age progresses. In the meantime, permanent fillings or implants over the bone can be used to treat bone atrophy. Neck lift surgery performed with the same logic often accompanies this surgery.


Dr Hasan Duygulu is an expert in his field and has a lot of experience. With rhinoplasty,

your nose can be made smaller, more prominent, thinner or wider. Just imagine the nose you want to have.

Expert Team

Professional Doctor, Nurses and your personal Patient Coordinator

Patient Follow-up

Close follow up of your routine checkups and tests with our doctor

Professional Experience

12 years and over 4000 successful operations

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Before & After

In order to have information about rhinoplasty, the photos in the Before and After Nose Aesthetics section can help you and you can see the results of others, and you can get detailed information by meeting with Dr Hasan Duygulu.

Before & After

In order to have information about rhinoplasty, the photos in the Before and After Nose Aesthetics section can help you and you can see the results of others, and you can get detailed information by meeting with Dr Hasan Duygulu.

    Face Lift

    Rhinoplasty operation is performed to obtain more aesthetically pleasing proportions on the face and to improve the

    physical appearance of the person, to reshape, correct or reconstruct the nose.

    The operation Face lift Rest time 7 days
    Technique Used Deep plane technique Lenght of hospitilization 2 days
    Operation Time 4 - 5 hours Time to return to work and social life 10 days
    Anesthesia General Full recovery time 1 month
    Sensitive Time 5 days Persistance of results 3 months
    Cast Removal Time Operation Cost 5000 euro

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    Why is Face Lift Done?

    While the age advances, there may be some changes in the facial features and appearance of the face due to age. With age, the skin may appear looser, saggier, and less elastic. In some parts of the face, fat deposits can be seen due to certain conditions, and in some cases, fat accumulation can be seen less. Facelift surgery is performed to replace these sagging tissues. At the same time, the reasons for performing facelift surgery can be listed as follows;

    Excess skin on the lower jawline, due to sagging skin in the area known as “jowl” among the people,

    Due to the lines formed around the nose and around the mouth,

    Facelift surgery can be performed due to lubrication or sagging in the neck area.

    What Should Be Taken Into

    Consideration After the Face Lift Operation?

    Medical complications that may occur after all aesthetic operations may also occur after facelift surgery. In other words, the infection may occur in facelift surgery or complications may occur due to anesthesia. Paying attention to the lifestyle after the surgery and the doctor’s recommendations can prevent complications from occurring. The following factors may increase the risk of complications after facelift surgery, so the following conditions should be considered;

    Blood thinners/supplements; Medicines or supplements that increase the flow of  the blood or blood thinners can prevent the blood from clotting easily and increase the risk of developing a hematoma after surgery.

    Medical conditions; If the patient has a health problem that prevents blood clotting, he is not a suitable patient for facelift surgery. Diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure complicate the healing process of wounds and increase the risk of developing hematomas and cardiac complications.

    To smoke; Smoking complicates the healing process of wounds after facelift surgery.

      How to Prepare for

      Face Lift Operation?

      History of Disease; Analyzes are made regarding past and present diseases, previous surgeries and complications arising from these surgeries, smoking status, and drug or alcohol use.

      Drug review; The patient should tell the doctor the name and dosage of all medications that need to be used regularly, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal remedies, vitamins, and other dietary supplements.

      Facial Examination; The plastic surgeon takes pictures of the face from many angles. At the same time, the bone structure of the face, the shape of the face, the distribution of fat percentages on the face, and the quality of the skin are analyzed and it is decided whether or not the facelift operation will be performed.

      To Whom is Face Lifting Performed?

      Facelift operation can be applied to patients with the following criteria;

      – Patients with sagging face and neck, but men and women whose skin maintains good elasticity.

      – patients whose face and skin have retained their flexibility, but who have sagging cheeks and skin

      – The most suitable patient profile for brow lift surgery is sagging of the skin in the upper part of the face and patients whose eyes appear unconscious and old, due to sagging, facelift operation can be applied.

      What is The Best Age For a Facelift?

      There is no age limit for facelift surgery. Although most of the patients undergoing facelift treatment are between the ages of 40-60, facelift operations can also be performed in people between the ages of 70-80.

      How to Perform a Facelift Operation?

      The facelift operation is performed as follows;

      – When planning the facelift operation, first of all, the patient’s youth photos are looked at and how aging occurs, where and what kind of sagging occurs on the face are analyzed.

      Then an incision is made on the skin. Procedures are applied to skin tissues, mimic muscles, and loosened tissues downwards. The interventions made to these deep tissues under the skin, the loosened, sagging spots are taken to the places where they should be on a normal face and the existing deformations are treated.

      – Facelift surgery is performed by making small incisions of 1 to 2 millimeters with the endoscopic treatment method. Since these incisions remain in the hair, there is no surgical scar.

      How Long Do Facelift

      Procedures Take?

      Facelift operations can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the situation. Along with facelift surgery, eyelid aesthetics and neck lift operations can also be performed together with facelift operation. Therefore, the operation may differ according to the number of operations to be performed.

      Facelift Prices

      Facelift prices may differ depending on which surgical operations will be applied to the patient, the hospital where the operation is performed, and the experience of the doctor. For this reason, we recommend that, first consult a doctor to find out the most accurate price.


      How many years does facelift surgery make you younger?

      With face-lift surgery, patients can go back five-ten or even twenty years. This is  directly related to the surgical technique  and the  extent of the patient’s skin problems . For patients with very sagging skin, very noticeable and satisfactory results can be obtained when applied together with superficial resurfacing  applications to the skin. In deep plane face lifts, this effect is both very good and the duration of the effect is long. The effect may be shorter in superficial methods such as superficial skin removal and smas application. In deep plane face-lift, important ligaments on the face are released by entering under the skin and SMAS tissue by underminibg these structures . This allows us to hang the facial skin and SMAS tissue in a stronger and more permanent way. If these ligaments do not become free, they will always stand there as a force against our hanging force and reduce the effect of the surgery. Therefore, while superficial techniques are generally applied to younger patients with very mild sagging problems; Deep plane technique is applied to elderly patients and patients with severe sagging.

      How many days does face-lift surgery heal?

      Face-lift surgery is an operation that takes between three to seven hours. The surgery which is performed, may vary according to the problems on the face of the patient. While mid-face lift, neck-lift or both can be performed, temple lift and eyebrow lift can also be added to this surgery. Fat injection to the face and neck liposuction and eyelid surgery can also be added to these procedures. Based on a patient who has all of these procedures, the duration of the operation may take up to seven hours. Of course, a patient who has only a mid-face lift and a group of patients in which all procedures are performed will not heal at the same rate.

      Generally, patients who did not undergo any procedure around the eyes but only had a mid-face-lift are my patients who recover the fastest. When I add neck-lift, open neck liposuction to this, the recovery period is a little longer, and the patients who have eyelid surgery and lipofilling add the longest recovery period.

      Patients usually spend the first forty-eight hours in the hospital after surgery. In the first twenty-four hours, they have corset and neck drains on their faces. The reason for this is to prevent blood accumulation under the skin. After twenty-four hours, the drains are removed and the corset is removed. Swelling, edema and bruising are seen on the face during this period, which is absolutely normal and should not be a concern. In the first forty-eight hours, significant leaking and bleeding occur from the seams. In this case, it is not a cause for concern. In this process, patients are recommended to take a walk in the hospital corridor and blowing exercises in order to get active, to relieve the pulmonary edema that occurs during anesthesia. After twenty-four hours, if the patient feels better, dressings are made and discharged at the end of the forty-eighth hour. While being discharged , it should not be forgotten that the face is stretched more than the desired level , if the eye corners are lifted, it is at a higher level than the desired level, this will definitely return to normal level of lifting. During the control of the patient, on the seventh day, edema and tension usually continue to some extent. On the fourteenth day, the edema decreases and the sutures are red. Between tenth and fourteenth days, we recommend patients to return to their social and business life ,however the recovery is still not completely over. Wounds are slightly yellow, but can be camouflaged with make-up and scars can be hidden by hair. For the first six weeks, it is not recommended to lie face down, open the mouth too much, and feed with small foods without forcing it is recommended. In the third and fourth months, the scars are no longer visible, and the hair can be tied from the behind for camouflage. In the first year, when you look carefully, you will have scars that can hardly be seen and the aging process continues.

      Will Any Scar Remain After Face Lift Surgery?

      The incisions which are used in face-lift surgery are not visible from the outside, as they remain behind the ear or in the scalp. The incision part in front of the ear may only be visible a little at first, but then it goes down to a level that cannot be seen. It takes about a year for scars to become difficult to notice. Many operations on the face can now be done with very small incisions with the help of an endoscope, but incision is inevitable when a deep plane face-lift is planned. However, as long as no complications develop, there is no obvious scar.

      How Many Hours Does Face-Lift Surgery Take?

      The duration of facelift surgery varies according to the technique and the size of the problems on the face and the technique which is used. This period varies between two hours and seven hours. I usually use the deep plan face-lift technique, but in techniques such as superficial skin lift and SMAs application, this process can be completed in as short as two hours. When it is done in the deep plane, in a standard patient who will usually have a mid-face lift and neck lift, this procedure will be completed in three to four hours; when open neck liposuction , jowl and neck lower face liposuction , bichectomy , eyelid surgery , temple stretching and eyebrow lifting are added to this , this period can take up to six-seven hours .

      How long does lip-lift surgery take?

      Lip-lift surgery takes approximately an hour. It is usually done under local anaesthesia. The procedure begins with an incision made at the base of the nose where the nose meets the skin. By calculating the white lip / red lip ratio beforehand, the skin section that needs to be removed is marked and the next step is to remove this skin together with the subcutaneous tissue. Muscle tissue is usually not removed. Bleeding control is achieved. The incision edges are stitched together with thin meltable or non-melting sutures, and the surgery is completed and dressing is started. Lip edema may occur in the first two-three days, but this is temporary. Again, there will be leaking and  bleeding in the first two days, there is no need to worry. During these periods, it is recommended that the patients use antibiotics and not force the mouth too much by consuming soft food.

      Is Face-Lift Surgery Permanent?

      Face-lift surgery is a permanent surgery. But what we cannot stop is aging. Aging continues for a patient who has face-lift surgery. Surgery only takes this process forward a little. In general, face-lift is the process of hanging the sagging tissues back and filling the tissues that have a lost volume. As the aging continues, the skin and subcutaneous tissue will continue to sag over time, and the atrophy process in the bone and subcutaneous tissue will continue.

      Is Lip Plumping and Lip-Lift the Same?

      Lip plumping is the job of increasing the volume of the lip by injecting temporary or permanent products into the lip. However, lip-lift is the job of lifting the lip by removing the skin and subcutaneous tissue between the lips and nose. The two processes are different from each other. Lip-lift surgery can also be performed for individuals with thin lips for the purpose of thickening the upper lip. Because it turns the lip outward, the red part of the lip becomes more prominent. The purpose of filling is actually the same thing besides adding volume; to make the red part more visible by turning the lip outward. Therefore, although these processes are different , they have basically the same effect . Lip augmentation is recommended for patients who do not have an indication for lip-lift surgery, sometimes both procedures can be applied to the patient in different sessions.

      Can Lip-Lifting Be Combined With Face Lift Applications?

      Lip-lift surgery is often performed together with face-lift surgery. Because lip-lift surgery creates a very good rejuvenation effect on the face. Thus, in addition to the face-lift surgery we perform for facial rejuvenation, the lip-lift surgery also makes an additional contribution to this rejuvenation. With aging, the skin and subcutaneous tissues sag, eyebrows and temples fall , tissue and bone atrophy occurs , and at the same time the distance between the lips and nose becomes longer . Therefore, these patients often need a lip-lift in addition to a face-lift, and both surgeries can be performed in the same session.


      Is lip-lift surgery permanent?

      Lip-lift surgery is a permanent procedure. However, it is impossible for us to stop the skin from stretching, losing its elasticity, therefore, aging. For this reason, the lip-nose distance that we shorten will continue to lengthen a little as we age. Decrease in skin elasticity, decrease in subcutaneous tissue volume, decrease in bone volume are the reasons for this elongation. 

      Genetic structure of the individual, smoking , unhealthy diet, stress and environmental conditions are effective in this process.

      When does the lip-lift heal?

      In the first few days after the lip-lift surgery, there may be swelling and bleeding in the form of leakage in the lip, this is very normal. In the firs week, the swelling is usually gone. Stitches are removed after eight-ten days. However, if your doctor has used melting stitches, there may be no suture removal. Moreover, there will be redness at the incision site for two-three months, but it will pass in the sixth month. After the lip-lift surgery, a small amount of scar tissue remains at the junction of the nose and skin in the long term, and it can be easily camouflaged with make-up.