Facial Sagging and Tired Look Can Be Eliminated After Weight Loss

Stating that those who have a stomach reduction surgery due to their excess weight, undergo an operation to prevent sagging in the body, but neglect the facelift procedure, Yeditepe University Hospitals Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist said, “Especially since those who lose too much weight can experience sagging on their faces, they may look older. In such cases, facelift surgery is necessary. When this procedure is performed over the age of 50, the person may look 15 years younger.”

Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist, who drew attention to sagging in the abdomen, legs, arms, and other parts of the body after stomach reduction surgery or losing excess weight with diet, gave information about facelift operations.

Those Who Lose 45 Kilograms or More Should Be Careful

Reminding that it is natural for people to experience sagging on the face due to aging, a Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist said, “This sagging can cause loss of youthful appearance. In addition, we see facial sagging in patients due to sudden weight loss after stomach reduction surgeries, which have been done a lot in recent years. Facial sagging may occur, especially in people who have lost 45 kilograms or more. When the patient loses that much weight, sagging occurs in the belly area, back, butt, breast, arms, and upper legs. People usually complain of sagging in these areas and want it to be corrected.”

The Person Looks Older

Giving information about facial sagging, our Specialist said, “The eyebrows begin to droop down, and the midface also droops down. The groove between the nose and the lip becomes prominent and comes forward. The lines around the lips become more pronounced. Sagging occurs in the areas under the chin, and the angles in the chin become unclear. Here, it is necessary to perform lift surgeries on patients who develop such conditions. Because they look much older than their age.”

Facial Sagging Is Seen In 20 Percent of People

Stating that about 20 percent of those who undergo stomach reduction surgery experience facial sagging, but people generally neglect this, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist explained that this rate can vary depending on the speed and amount of weight loss. Stating that timing is particularly important in correction surgeries for these complaints that may occur after weight loss, our specialist noted, “It is necessary to perform these surgeries in stages. We perform the correction operation when the person who undergoes stomach reduction surgery waits for 12-18 months and reaches the target weight. We also care about the formation of a certain diet.”

Tired Look in the Face Is Eliminated

Reminding that surgery is not the only option for the sagging that may occur, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist said, “There are also techniques applied to sagging without surgery. But the most effective is the facelift operation. The fat tissue taken from the patient is filled to the places where there is a loss of volume. The jawline and cheekbones are made pronounced. In this way, we can eliminate the tired image.”

Reminding that if the person smokes, they want him/her to quit one month before the surgery in order to avoid tissue loss, Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist stated, “However, it is necessary to pay attention to the diet for good blood values.”

Points to Consider After Surgery

Underlining that the patient should be mobilized immediately to prevent clots after the surgery, the Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist said, “It is extremely important that the patient does not smoke after the operation. In addition, we try to keep the blood pressure in balance so that there is no bleeding, especially in blood pressure patients. After the aesthetic surgery on the face, we make the patient wear a special bandage. Small scars formed in front of and behind the ear will also decrease in 6-9 months, being very slightly obvious. Patients need to wear the special bandage for 4 weeks. It can take about three months for the patient, whose stitches are removed 1 week after the operation, to return to normal. If he/she is a young patient, he/she will look like his/her own age group after the operation. However, if we are performing a facelift surgery on a patient over 50 years of age, there may be a 15-year rejuvenation. On the other hand, those who have had this operation at the age of 40, look 7 years younger.”


21 February 2023