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With volumetric face lift in Turkey you can erase the traces of years from your face best. Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery specialist Prof. Dr. in Antalya Turkey, explained the causes and solutions of facial aging.

Gravity game: Facial Aging is manifested as a result of three-dimensional changes in the skeletal structure (bones and teeth) with wrinkles of the upper skin and supporting soft tissues (fat, muscle and fascia muscle) at the bottom. The most significant factors in facial aging effects of gravity, skeletal changes, displacement and loss of fat tissue under the skin, hormonal irregularities (menopause), such as chronic sun exposure and smoking habits. Other factors that are effective are; stress, eating disorders, work habits, drug habits and chronic ongoing diseases.

Traces of passing years: with facial aging, a number of appearance changes appear. Reduced fullness of the face, progressive loss of bone volume, loss of tissue elasticity, and the appearance of the elderly face begins to manifest itself under the influence of gravity. Although the face is considered as a whole, it is necessary to evaluate the face in three parts due to the resulting structural changes and differences in the initiatives to be implemented:

Do not snow on temples: Upper face: loss of subcutaneous fullness on the forehead, eyebrows, temples and upper eyelids, the first predictor of aging on the upper face. Especially with the appearance of the upper and lower bone edges of the eye sockets and long-term frowning due to vertical and horizontal forehead lines, wrinkles increase. Low brows occur with loss of support tissue in the temples and outer edges of the brows. Upper eyelid wrinkles, folds and bags become apparent with thinning of the upper eyelid support tissues and decreased skin elasticity.

Eyes are the mirror of age: Middle face: loss of protrusion of the cheeks, decreased fullness in the cheeks, weakening of soft tissue support in the lower eyelids, increased muscle dynamics Crow’s feet deformity becomes apparent. The loss of volume in the lower eyelid leads to ‘tear-through’ deepening of the tear groove, bagging in the lower eyelid and darkening of the skin around the eyes. As the connective tissue support between the cartilage in the nose decreases, the appearance of an increase in the length of the nose and decency at the tip of the nose develops. Thus, the loss of fullness between the forehead and the root of the nose becomes very deciduous.

Not a neck past like a swan: Lower face: increased looseness of the skin on the lower face, decreased adipose tissues around the mouth and cheeks, resulting in a deterioration of the contour of the lower jaw due to the loss of volume in the lower jaw bone. Cheek bags ‘jowl’ are formed as cheek fat pads lose support tissue and descend to the edges of the lower jaw. Sagging of the salivary glands under the chin also leads to a pronounced deformity. In addition, the ‘turkey neck’ appearance becomes apparent when the fat cushion under the chin increases and drooping, and the neck platism muscle pulls down the lower facial tissues. When sagging laryngeal structures are accompanied by this, the angle of the jaw and neck becomes flat.


Stretch with the right method: the main goal in facial rejuvenation is to restore the fullness of the face in a balanced way. Traditional face lift operations focus on skin sagging and bagging, which usually occurs with loss of skin elasticity, while soft tissue loss, contour irregularities and loss of fullness that occur with facial aging are not possible to eliminate. Current approaches are taking place in the form of anatomical restoration of displaced structures, elimination of volume losses, and application of modifications to muscle dynamics, rather than stretching the skin and removing excess skin, interfering with deep soft tissues.

Stretching and filling together: the current and most rational approach to eliminating the effects of facial aging is volumetric face lift surgery in the form of stretching ‘lifting’ and filling ‘filling’, which is applied to the upper, middle and lower areas of the face simultaneously, observing regional differences.

Excess fat also works: in volumetric face lift operations, it is aimed to move anatomical structures that are replaced by a deep SMAS lift to their former location and permanently remove the deformities associated with it. In addition, attempts to restore areas with loss of volume with fat grafts obtained from areas of the body with excess fat and eliminate contour irregularities, as well as the upper and lower eyelids, are also carried out simultaneously.

If there is no oil, there is a filler: in cases where it is not possible to get an oil graft, volume losses can be eliminated with temporary/permanent fillers. Especially in cases where skeletal insufficiency is obvious, contour correction attempts with prosthetics can be applied simultaneously to the cheek-cheek area and the upper and lower jaw.

Say goodbye to bags: with face lift surgery, it is possible to remove excessive lubrication or bagging on the cheeks, especially under the chin. At the same time, in order to correct abnormal fat distribution in the face area, degreasing (microliposuction) can be performed with the help of very thin cannulas to give the face a new three-dimensional appearance.

Get rid of Turkey Neck: attempts to muscle plat muscle under the chin to eliminate aging in the neck, and in advanced cases, neck lift surgery can be included in the attempt.


Nothing on earth is independent of the effect of gravity, so a balanced diet and exercise are very important to protect against excessive weight gain and fat, which can lead to sagging on the face and neck.

With age, teeth loss in the jaws, menopause and andropause effect may occur in the facial skeleton to prevent volume loss and early implant/prosthetic restoration, hormones, vitamins and trace elements replesan is also important.

The most important change in the skin of the face and damage caused by sunlight UVA-UVB protective (preferably SPF 30+) creams to be protected for life and make a habit, despite the drying of the skin (avoiding expensive cosmetics) only moisturizing creams are enough.

It is also necessary to avoid stress that affects the dynamism of facial mimic muscles. (botulinum toxin applications 1-2 times a year at December 6 months are very effective in this), smoking and alcohol habits such as abandonment and chronic diseases, if any, should also be treated.


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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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