Face contouring surgery, which compensates facial contours, creates more feminine facial contours in women, enhances facial symmetry, increases self-confidence and eliminates the complaints of facial sagging, has become preferable by much more people each passing day.
With the increasing importance of the perception of beauty and the proliferation of anti-aging practices, the number of both women and men applying to aesthetic operations has increased. Aesthetic practices have also diversified in response to the need to be younger, more handsome, more beautiful and more attractive.
WHY ARE FACIAL CONTOURS DEFORMED?
Although the main reason for the facial contour deformity is the age progression, it is not a correct approach to reduce this problem only to the increasing age. Facial contours can become deformed because of different factors such as a person’s body weight, frequent weight gain and loss, lifestyle, nutritional habit and genetic predisposition.
In case of facial contouring deformity, facial lines become uncertain and a person looks older than she or he is when the skin becomes droopy, because it cannot withstand the effect of gravity. Face contouring surgery becomes inevitable in the cases where facial sagging cannot be corrected with dermocosmetic methods.
WHAT IS FACE CONTOURING SURGERY?
Fat islets, which weight to the face and help to protect the symmetry of facial lines, are exposed to the volumetric loss with progressing time. Facial changes have started to appear with the loosening of the suspensory ligaments that keep fat islets where they should be. When the suspensory ligaments become weak, the fat islets go down into the lower regions of the face and meanwhile, the sign of the times are settled on the face with the decrease in the elasticity of the skin.
Face contouring surgery comes into prominence as the only option due to the concentration of these sagging and the formation of the excess skin, which are seen at different age ranges for different reasons. The surgical methods make possible any success that cannot be achieved with thread lift, filling and so on.
The skins of the people, who complain about sagging on the chin, cheek, lip and facial contours, are analyzed; the degree of facial deformity is identified and the procedures of the face contouring surgery are determined in accordance with the needs of the patient.
During the surgical operations, which are performed with general anesthesia, different techniques may be applied depending on the extent of the change in the face of the patient. Incisions can be made from inside the mouth, in front of the ear and under the eyebrow. The endoscopic procedure removes the sagging skin and reveals the shape of the face. During face lift surgery the scope of the procedure can be extended if there is a problem in the eyelids and eyebrows of the person.
REJUVENATION AFTER FACE CONTOURING SURGERY
There is a significant change in the appearance of the person and she or he becomes young. However, we must not forget that the effects of the procedure may vary from person to person. After the procedure, the person can get rid of sagging, the problem of the deformed facial contours and the volumetric loss of the skin. The post-operative effect is permanent, but the appearance of the person may start to change over time.
Although there is no way to break the cycle of aging, the person can delay the signs of aging if she or he takes care of lifestyle, nutrition and skin care. Since the problem of the post-operative sagging has been also removed, the support can be provided from the dermocosmetic applications performed with minimally invasive techniques. Dermocosmetic applications that have remained nonfunctional due to the excess of the sagging problem in the previous period can be applied to the patient with the approval of the surgeon after face contouring surgery.
POINTS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT AFTER SURGERY
Care should be taken to the sterilization of the skin incisions to minimize the risk of infection after surgery.
Bandages should not be removed without consulting the doctors in order to avoid problems such as post-operative swelling, edema and bruising; cold compress should be applied to the region with permission.
It should be eaten light; liquid foods should be consumed, if possible.
Exercise should be avoided without the approval of surgeons; all the post-operative directives of the surgeons should be strictly obeyed.