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As people get older, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun’s rays and the stress of daily life can be read on their faces. Deep lines form between the nose and mouth, the jawline becomes loose and decumbent, and fat deposits and folds form on the neck.

The face lift procedure (technically “face lift” or “rhytidectomy”) cannot prevent this aging process. The work done by the face lift surgery can be explained as the removal of excess fat tissue, “turning back the clock” through the stretching process of the muscles under the skin, November neck and facial skin. Face lift surgery can be performed alone, as well as forehead lift, eyelid aesthetics or nose aesthetics operations can also be performed together.

If you are considering a face lift surgery, this section will give you rough information about the stretching process and meet your expectations about the result. It should be remembered that this section will naturally not be able to answer all your questions, as the characteristics will vary from person to person and each surgery is planned according to the person. Do not hesitate to ask your plastic surgeon questions about what you do not understand or are curious about the face lift procedure!.

1- The most suitable candidates for face lift surgery…

The most suitable candidates for face lift surgery are men and women with strong and well-shaped facial bone structure, whose facial and neck skin has begun to sag, but the skin elasticity is in place. Although most of the patients undergoing surgery are between the ages of 40 and 60, this surgery can also be performed successfully for people in their 70s and even 80s.

Face lift surgery gives you a younger and fresher appearance, but also increases your self-confidence. However, this stretching surgery cannot give you a completely changed appearance, nor can it contribute to our health condition or rejuvenation of the body. Before deciding on a face lift surgery, you should evaluate your expectations and make realistic requests.

2- All surgeries carry some uncertainties and risks…

Anesthesia complications that can be seen in other surgeries can also be seen in face lift surgery, although they are very rare.

Complications that may occur after a face lift can be listed as hematoma (collection of blood in subcutaneous tissue that needs to be removed by a plastic surgeon), damage to the nerves that allow the movement of mimic November muscles (usually temporary), infection, wound line problems, and reaction to anesthetic substances. Poor wound healing affects smokers the most.

These mentioned risks are minimized by strictly following the recommendations that your plastic surgeon will give you before and after stretching surgery.

3- Planning of Your Surgery…

Face lift operations are a planned procedure according to the person himself. During the first examination, your plastic surgeon will carefully examine your entire face, including your facial skin and the bones underneath, and discuss with you about your goals and expectations for having a face lift surgery.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordnator, “Your plastic surgeon should investigate you about conditions that will cause problems before and after surgery, such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, impaired blood clotting, or bad scarring. Do not forget to inform your plastic surgeon about whether you smoke or take medications that increase bleeding, such as aspirin.”



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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