The influence of gravity over the years and the excessive contractions of the mimic muscles cause some deformations in the forehead and eyebrow, which we define as the upper face part. The lines on the forehead deepen, the eyebrows drop down and form a fold on the eyelids. Lines called crow’s feet appear around the eyes. This causes a tired and joyless expression and an old appearance in the person. Elimination of this appearance is possible by stretching the sagging forehead skin and eyebrows to their former places, recovering the fat tissues that should be on the cheekbones and eliminating wrinkles.
Endoscopic facelift is performed through the scalp with 1 cm first incisions. Since the incisions made during the procedure remain in the scalp, the procedure is a completely “unmarked” operation. General anesthesia is our choice for surgery, but in some cases, sedation-assisted local anesthesia is especially preferred abroad. In addition to the comfort of general anesthesia, the most important factor in our preference is that it is non-bleeding because low blood pressure can be provided. According to the postoperative condition, the dressing or the face corset of the patient is replaced at the 1st week control and all dressing and corsets are gradually removed between 15 days and 21 days.
After the operation, edema may continue for 3-4 weeks, then it turns to be mild for 1-2 months, especially when getting up in the morning, yet it may increase at night. After that, the shape of the face gradually settles in time and takes its final shape within 6 months and 1 year.