Facelift in Turkey

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“Young at heart” is a famous saying that the young soul is unrelated to real age. However, the question is, can we have a youthful appearance besides the young soul?
Facelift surgery, technically known as Rhytidectomy, is a procedure for retrieving our youthful look and eliminating the apparent aging signs on the face, such as saggy skin, lines, and deep wrinkles.

Rhytidectomy definition

Rhytidectomy is a surgical process that aims to remove or reduce the excess skin between the lower eyelids and the jaws.

It makes your face look more youthful and increases self-confidence by tightening and lifting loose facial skin. In addition, the surgery may include other cosmetic treatments such as a Nefertiti lift or eyelid surgery.

With HayatMed, you can simultaneously achieve the look you dream of and save money. Click here for more information.

Types of facelift surgeries 

Many facelift surgery types are categorized according to what you want to achieve from this surgery and the degree of skin sagging.

1. Traditional facelift (SMAS) 

The surgeon will choose this type of surgery to treat the moderate sagging statuses to advanced ones. However, it is usually more complicated than the other type, which takes more time to complete the surgery and recovery.

 2. Mini facelift (MACS)

The surgeon will advise you about this procedure if your skin is in the initial stages of sagging. It can help treat aging signs before becoming deeper and more conspicuous, delaying the traditional procedure’s need.

3. Upper Facelift

Lifting the upper part of the face may include the affected parts of the upper face, such as lifting the forehead, eyebrows, and upper or lower eyelids. Lifting the upper and lower eyelids under the same anesthesia is possible.
Upper eyelid lift techniques or endoscopic forehead lift and suspension are applied in the upper facelift. Excess skin and fatty tissue are removed in the upper eyelid, and incisions lift the forehead and forehead through the scalp.

4. Mid-facelift

Deep Plane Facelift vs. Skin-Only Facelift

The sagging skin that develops as we age can profoundly affect the area of our cheeks that lies directly under our eyes. As we age, we lose volume and the textures that help define the face.

Surgeons use various techniques to address the effect of aging on the mid-face, including the minimally invasive endoscopic facelift. The goal is to ensure a rejuvenated, natural, and long-lasting look.

Surgery is usually performed in our clinic under sedative and local anesthesia. However, in advanced cases of sagging, the operation is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited private hospital.

A mid-face lift is performed in facial plastic surgery by tightening the skin with the help of an incision that starts in front of the ear, goes behind the ear, and extends to the scalp. The cheeks often lose their original size due to the facial muscles’ relaxation and the sebaceous glands’ slipping.

That supports the need to inject the cheeks and lower eyelids with self-fat or filler if the amount of fat is unavailable or according to the patient’s desire. The amount of filler and injection sites are determined, and we get more consistent results with the disposal of sagging skin.

5. Deep-Plane Facelift

Deep-Plane Facelift is a Facial cosmetic procedure that aims to treat facial wrinkles, aging skin, and sagging skin. Because a facelift treats the typical results of aging, patients between the ages of 40 and 70 concerned about the appearance of their cheeks, jaws, jawline, and neck are the best candidates for a full facelift.

Facial plastic surgery includes three stages.

  1. incision and lifting of the skin
  2. Repositioning of facial muscles and fat
  3. Wound closure
  4. Wounds that reduce facial muscle movement and precise closure techniques leave almost invisible scars. The goal is to ensure a rejuvenated, natural, and long-lasting look.

Auxiliary procedures can be used in addition to eliminating wrinkles to achieve an optimal result, including a brow lift, mid-face lift, chin implants, and cheek lift.

As it is known, this cosmetic procedure takes several months for the final result to clear.

Recovery TimeBest Age
Deep Plane Facelift2 to 3 weeks40’s to 60’sBruising, swelling, & bleeding
Skin-Only Facelift1 to 2 weeks30 to 40Unnatural lines in skin Bruising, swelling, & bleeding
SMAS Facelift3 to 8 weeks40’s to 60’sBruising, swelling, bleeding, & delayed wound healing
MACS Facelift3 to 4 weeksLate 30’s to 60’sBruising, swelling, scarring, & bleeding
Mini Facelift1 to 3 weeksLate 30’s to 40’sBruising, swelling, bleeding,and scarring
S-Lift3 to 5 daysLate 30’s to 60’sBruising, swelling, & bleeding

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Who is the right candidate for facelift surgery?

Despite the widespread demand for facelift operations and post-operative results, they are only for some. Some people may prefer a facelift without surgery, such as a natural facelift, using facelift creams, and other methods.

Some people may prefer to undergo a neck lift, a forehead lift, and a facelift to get the desired results, as expectations differ from one person to another. Therefore, it is necessary to know the operation’s results and dimensions before undergoing it.

The ideal candidate for the operation has some characteristics, including skin elasticity and good bone structure. He must also be in good health, and most importantly, he must have realistic expectations and be willing to follow the surgeon’s instructions before and after the operation.

Preparing for the surgery

The most important step is to choose an independent clinic or hospital before scheduling the operation because it is a complicated process requiring extensive facial cosmetic surgery experience.

You will meet with the plastic surgeon to discuss important points such as:

  • The surgeon will check your medical history by asking questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication. Then, they will make a physical examination and may ask for a blood test.
  • The surgeon will take photos of your face from various angles. Then, the surgeon can manipulate these photos to show you the possible results.
  • You’ll talk about why you want the surgery and what you hope to accomplish by having it. You must speak honestly to your surgeon about your expectations, so the doctor can take notice and plan for your facelift.
  • You will decide whether they will perform the facelift surgery with local or general anesthesia with your surgeon.

After this consultation, whether the surgery will work well for you will be clear. If yes, they will explain all the instructions for you, which you must follow precisely to avoid complications.

At HayatMed, we have highly skilled surgeons in the cosmetic treatment field. In addition to the experienced medical crew, the hospital is equipped with advanced technologies.

How is the facelift procedure done? 

How is a facelift performed

The procedure varies depending on what type of surgery you need.

If you are going to undergo the traditional surgery:

  • Your surgeon will make incisions on both sides of your face behind the hairline around your ears.
  • Then they will cut under the deeper layer of tissues
  • Afterward, they will Tighten the skin towards your ears and remove any excess skin.
  • In the last step, the surgeon will close the skin with sutures.

However, if you are going to undergo the mini facelift surgery:

The main distinction between this surgery and the traditional one is the surgeon will use smaller incisions in the MACS facelift to tighten the face and remove the loose skin. Still, the result may not last as SMAS results.

The surgery generally takes approximately 2 to 3 hours or more if the surgery includes other types of cosmetic treatments.

How Facelift Surgery is Done

The benefits of a facelift surgery

Facelift successfully eliminates all kinds of age-related changes in the soft tissues of the face in cases where non-surgical techniques are already ineffective. After the operation, the person looks younger by at least 5-10 years, and the effect of rejuvenation lasts for 10-12 years.

A facelift is a popular plastic surgery that allows you to look significantly younger by an average of 10 years. However, the surgical technique is far from new, and the plastic surgeon’s skill is crucial to success. 

Only a talented and experienced doctor can consider all the nuances so that after a facelift, your face looks young but also natural, harmonious, and without visible traces of the operation.

Facelift complications

You may experience some side effects after the surgery, such as:

  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
  • A puffy and numb face for a few weeks.
  • The scars will be red at first, but they will disappear after two weeks.

If you feel any unfamiliar complications, call your surgeon immediately.

facelift recovery

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After the surgery, the medical crew will observe you in the recovery room, avoiding complications. They will apply cold packs to reduce swelling and relieve the pain.

You might have a bandage around your head, but the surgeon will remove it the day after the surgery to check your status. After that, you will stay at the hospital for one night per the doctor’s instructions.

It would be best to have someone with you, or HayatMed will offer someone to stay with you.

It’s normal to experience some swelling after surgery. However, it usually takes two weeks or less to disappear.

The facial skin may also feel anesthetized at first. Don’t worry; it will recuperate quickly.

Recovery tips 

Your surgeon will explain what you will need for self-care after the procedure, such as:

  • Keep your head supported when you’re lying down.
  • Apply pieces of ice to your face wrapped in a towel for days. It helps to reduce swelling. Don’t put ice directly onto your skin.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activities.
  • Use sun protection.
  • Avoid pressure on and around the incisions.
  • Avoid wearing makeup.

Furthermore, the surgeon will describe a painkiller and antibiotic ointment to take when needed. Recovery typically takes about two weeks, and you can return to your routine activities after four weeks.

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facelift Results 

Rhytidectomy complications usually disappear after about two to three weeks, but rarely it might take longer. Then you will enjoy your new look, which lasts approximately ten years.

In general, full healing may take between six to eight months. Then you can see the final result of your surgery.

Most of the people who had facelift surgery were satisfied with the results.

Facelift before and after


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Scarring in a facelift

The doctor makes a small incision beside the ear and its shape completely; the scars will disappear shortly. The incision is small and hidden in the scalp, and each incision is about 0.5-1.5 cm long, so there is no need to worry about the surgical scars that affect the face.

In the SMAS facelift technique, a small incision is made in the sagging skin roll to return it to its normal position before sagging, and it does not require extensive movement of the facial muscles.

Facelift surgery costs

This procedure is quite expensive compared with some other plastic surgeries.

Like any other cosmetic surgery, the cost of facelift surgery is various. It is based on the geographic office location, the operation’s complexity, and the surgeon’s experience.

A standard facelift might cost about £10,000 in the UK, while a mini-facelift costs approximately £2,000 to £5,000. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the average facelift cost in the USA is between $7,700 and $11,780.

Although this operation’s cost is high, you can save money and undergo the process in Turkey, considered one of the top places for plastic surgeries. In Turkey, Rhytidectomy costs between $4,000 to $6,000.

As for the surgery’s accuracy, you must carefully choose your surgeon to ensure the required result.

Country Price
United Kingdom£10,000
United States$7,700 – $11,780
Turkey$4,000 – $6,000

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Frequently Asked Questions.

You can go back to work after a week to 2 weeks form your procedure. That is at a time in your recovery when you have fewer signs of surgery, and your face is not so fragile.

Ideally, it would be best if you aimed to go back to work after 7 to 15 days following your procedure.

General anesthesia is usually performed in facelift surgery, whether a sample type or a complicated one. So, you’ll sleep through the procedure. You will stay in the hospital for one night after the operation to avoid any side effects caused by general anesthesia.

Most of the side effects of facelift surgery will fade after the operation in two to four weeks. You can return to work one week after the operation, as we said previously, by covering the remaining redness with some make-up if you need to.

The answer is NO.

When you make a reservation with Hayat Med Clinic, we will send a signed contract containing all the previously agreed-upon details. You will not pay any additional costs.

It’s YES for most cases, and you can have second Rhytidectomy surgery. The patient can repeat the operation several times – it can be from 2 to 3 times.

In most cases, the operation is done under general anesthesia or, in rare cases, local anesthesia with sedation. The process takes about two hours, and you do not need an escort to come with you to Turkey.

Our driver will pick you up at the hotel immediately after the operation. Ensure adequate rest after the operation and lie down as much as possible.

There are 2 airports in Istanbul 

  • Istanbul airport (IST)
  • Sabiha Gökçen (SAW)

You can book a ticket to one of them because we offer a pick-up service from both airports at Hayat Med Clinic.

You need to stay 7 to 10 nights in Turkey for the operation,

After you check the availability with our consultants and buy your ticket, you need to send us a copy. Then all your arrangements will start, and we will send you a confirmation letter

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