What Does a Facelift Do?

What Does a Facelift Do?

Time is our biggest enemy. We start to understand this as we go through life and see the signs of aging on our faces. But, unfortunately, women are more attached to their appearance than men, and most of the time, when they realize that their face has lost tonus, they try to find solutions in expensive creams and cosmetic treatments.

However, if you want to see real results, you need to turn the other page and try a facelift. This procedure erases the effects of Sagging skin and wrinkles and brings back the natural, fresh, and young appearance you had many years ago.

The facelift also addresses early signs of aging. Here are some things you should know if you consider undergoing a rhytidectomy.

What is rhytidectomy?

You don’t have to leave your beautiful and youthful appearance behind as you age. However, the hands of a certified and skilled cosmetic surgeon can be a blessing for you. Facelift, known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that improves and erases aging signs on your face.

It is done under local or general anesthesia, and it can take up to four hours, depending on the type of the procedure and the patient’s needs. A mini facelift takes a couple of hours, it is cheaper, but the results are not so drastic. 

How much is a facelift?

This surgical procedure is a little expensive, especially because it is a cosmetic intervention done by proficient doctors. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the universal average of a rhytidectomy was $7,448 in 2017.

In the UK, a standard facelift might reach the price of £10,000. However, you can save your money by choosing to undergo a facelift in Turkey. This country is considered one of the best plastic surgeries, as our surgeons are certified, skilled and experienced.

In Turkey, this surgery can cost between $4,000 to $5,000, depending on the procedure and needs. 

Facelift recovery

Facelift recovery

Most patients have some discomfort in the first weeks, but the medication prescribed by your doctor will relieve tenderness.

You should expect some severe swelling and bruise after two days, which will persist for almost a week.

The recovery process takes two weeks, but you can resume your routine activities after a month. 

Skincare after a facelift is crucial, especially in the first months when the skin is sensitive. Patients must follow the doctor’s instructions when washing, bathing, and putting makeup on. It may take six months until the scars are completely gone. 

How to make a facelift last longer

Genetics may play an important role. However, a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet will maintain the results longer. Doing exercise is also important. Sport is known for slowing down aging and for maintaining the appearance of the skin.

Drinking alcohol and smoking are the biggest enemies of your skin. You must also avoid getting stressed, getting exposed to the sun, and getting into contact with severe pollution. These habits will help you maintain the results of a facelift much longer. 

HayatMed Clinic, located in Istanbul, is highly experienced in performing Face Lift Surgery with satisfactory results according to our patients’ evaluations. Click here for more information about the exact price. Click here to get more information about Face Lift Surgery or go back to the HayatMed Medical Blog.

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