It is a type of surgery which is applied to patients who have loosening on their faces due to several reasons such as aging, weight losss, and so on in order to make the face to restore its dynamic and young form. It lasts about 4-5 hours and the patient needs to stay in hospital for 1 or 2 nights. It is carried out under general anaesthesia.
It is done by incising through the part in front of the ears and progressing under the face skin and by tightening the under the skin tissues of the face. Thus, the flaccid and deep wrinkles on the face are restored.
In facelift operation, the scar strecthes out from the front of the ear to the behind of it. There is no scar on the face. Facelift operation is often carried out along with necklift and eyelid aesthetic surgery.