Not everybody looks on the outside, how they feel on the inside, and the inevitable effects of aging can have an effect on a person’s self-esteem. Both men and women can be affected by aging, with wrinkles, lines, loose skin and brown spots being some of the most common features seen on an aging face. Some people choose to reverse these effects with facelift surgery, in order to improve the elasticity of the skin on the face, to remove or reduce lines and wrinkles.
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, can be carried out by a number of techniques, including a traditional face lift, which involves incision along the hairline, down the ears and into the hairline behind the ears, minimal-access cranial suspension, where the incisions are smaller, and keyhole surgery, where an endoscope allows the surgeon to see exactly what muscles need to be tightened and how much fat needs to be removed through a series of very small incisions. Any incisions will be expertly hidden by our plastic surgeons.
On top of aging, a facelift may be needed when the skin is affected by other various lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, smoking or significant weight loss. Our Turkey facelift facilities in Istanbul are all A+ rated and JCI accredited, meaning you will receive the very best healthcare in the country throughout your procedure. Our plastic surgeons are also specialists, and are put through a strict selection process so you can be sure that you are in the best hands for your facelift surgery.
Both women and men choose to have a facelift to help bring back a fresher looking, more youthful appearance, by restoring definition and tightening the facial muscles and any loose skin. Our facelift procedures are both natural and long-lasting, and our expert surgeons can help to determine which technique is best for you before your facelift in Turkey, by evaluating the look of your skin and comparing it to your desired result. We also keep our facelift procedure prices low in order to help make the procedure more affordable for all.
Our plastic surgeon is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Professor with a book on breast surgery and 25 years of surgical experience.
Our hospital is rated A+ by the Turkish Ministry of Health and accredited by JCI representing gold standards in hygiene and quality. We use FDA approved Mentor implants.
We provide dedicated aftercare while in Turkey and after return to home country. We review your pictures every 1-3-6-9-12 months and make recommendations for best results possible.
|PROCEDURE:||Improving sagging facial skin, jowls and loose neck skin by removing excess skin and tightening muscles|
|ANESTHESIA:||Local with sedation or general|
|IN/OUTPATIENT:||Usually inpatient for 1 night|
|SIDE EFFECTS:||Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, tenderness of skin, tight and dry feeling skin|
|RISK:||Temporary injury to the nerves that control facial muscles, infection, poor healing, bleeding, advanced scarring, hair loss|
|FACELIFT RECOVERY:||Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks More strenuous activity: 2 weeks or more Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks Must limit exposure to sun for several months|
|RESULT LASTS:||Usually 5 to 10 years|
What is a Face lift Surgery?
Medically known as rhytidectomy, face lift is a surgical procedure performed to improve signs of ageing on the face and neck. The signs may involve mid face sagging, creases below lower eyelids, creases along the nose, loss of muscle tone in the lower face, loose skin and excess fatty deposit under the chin. Face lift can be performed together with brow lift and eyelid surgeries. In some cases facelift may include forehead lift and neck lift as well. In this case, the surgery is called extended facelift. For some patients, mini face lift can be suggested instead of full face lift.
If you feel that the face you see in the mirror everyday does not truly reflect how you feel inside and if you think your mind and body deserves rejuvenation, you may be an ideal candidate for facelift surgery.
How Face lift is Performed
Patients are applied either intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia. The plastic surgeon will discuss the best option for facelift surgery suitable for the patient. Face lift surgery can take three to ten hours depending on what will be performed during the surgery. Patients usually stay for one night at the hospital. Scars are hidden in the scalp on the temple area, in front of and behind the ear area. If fats below the chin area are removed, there will be a scar below the chin about 3-5 mm. In cases where eyelid and forehead lift surgeries are performed, there will be tiny marks on eyelids and scalp. However, these marks cannot be seen since they are not obvious and are usually hidden by the plastic surgeon.
Results of Face lift
Following the surgery, patients may experience some bruising and swelling around the face area and they may be asked to keep their head elevated for a couple of days in order to subside swelling. Patient’s stitches are removed five days later.
Full recovery is normally between two to three weeks; however patients should be on their feet the day after the surgery. It is important not to carry out vigorous activities for the first five days after surgery. Most of the people who undergo facelift treatment can return to work and resume most normal activities after three weeks and begin exercise after six weeks. Most facelifts are expected to maintain optimum appearance for up to ten years depending on surgery, patient and after care.
Limitations of Face lift
It is important to take into account the whole face while planning a facelift surgery. The objective is to maintain or achieve facial harmony. Facelift procedure usually tightens the skin of the lower half of the face (lower face lift) only. In this case, the upper half of the face (the forehead and eyes) may appear older compared to the rejuvenated lower face. The plastic surgeons may recommend injections of collagen or botulinum toxin injections for deep creases on patient’s forehead or frown lines between eyebrows. Facial plastic surgery typically improves but does not eliminate the wrinkles and lines on patient’s face. The surgeon may recommend chemical or laser resurfacing to help soften the laugh lines and wrinkles between patient’s nose and the corners of the mouth.
Risks of Face lift
Noteworthy complications of face lift are very rare. The surgeons discuss potential risks with the patients prior to surgery.
Possible complications that may occur due to rhytidectomy surgery include hematoma, infection, and reactions to anaesthesia. Face lift cuts are usually concealed very successfully; however, this is not always predictable due patient’s differences in healing. It is vital for patients to follow the surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery in order to reduce the potential risks of facelift surgery.
Contraindications of Face lift
Patients taking aspirin and vitamin E should discontinue using them two weeks prior to surgery. Patients using traditional non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should discontinue using them seven days prior to surgery.
Facelift surgery is contraindicated in following patient groups:
- Heart disease
- Scar healing disorder
- Excessive scarring
- Excessive cigarette smoking
- History of thromboembolic disease
You meet your facelift surgeon and discuss your facelift or mini facelift surgery. Your facelift surgeon gives you detailed information about the surgery. The surgery usually lasts for two to four hours. Within an hour after surgery, anaesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness. Your doctor performs initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery.
Most of facelift surgery patients require cold face mask after the surgery in order to soften the tissues as well as to prevent swelling and bruising. You’ll be given a cold face mask after the procedure.
This will be the healing and rehabilitation day for you. Your doctor will perform the second check up in the morning and you are discharged from the hospital. You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on the dressing routine and using the cold face mask. You will stay in your hotel room and rest as much as possible for the remaining of the day.
Day 3, 4 & 5
You are advised to continue resting in your room on these days. You are advised to avoid physical activities. You may take a walk or go out for dinner. You may also want to take ferry tours or visit historical places.
You visit your doctor’s private clinic for a final checkup. Your doctor gives detailed information on medication and your facelift recovery period. You will be ready to go back home after your sixth day.
How do I look after facelift? Will I look pulled or too tight?
After the facelift surgery, you will gain a distinctive look. Your new look will be natural. People around you will notice the difference but may not realize the specific treatment that you have gone through on your face.
My skin has sun damage. Is it okay to have a facelift in this condition?
Before you attend the face lifting procedure, laser skin resurfacing treatment would be beneficial in order to fix the damaged areas. After laser skin resurfacing procedure on your face, you will experience much more successful results.
I have deep vertical lines around my mouth. Will face lift surgery get rid of these?
Face lifting surgery has important effects on vertical lines around the mouth area, but laser skin surfacing and other dermal fillings can additionally be applied in order to get rid of the lines and wrinkles around the mouth zone.
Do you offer male facelift ?
Yes, we perform male facelift.
Facelift Procedures In Turkey
The aging process can cause the cheeks to become less prominent, lines around the nose and mouth to deepen, and skin on the neck to fall loosely, which can cause people to lose self-confidence in the way that they look. Our facelift in Turkey by our expert surgeons can help you to get the youthful appearance that you desire, at a fraction of the cost that you would pay in the UK. With our cheap facelift in Turkey, you will still be treated at world class hospitals by surgeons who are highly sought after around the world and are specialists in their field. They will help you to create a natural looking, youthful complexion, reducing the effects of aging on the face and helping to reduce wrinkles, lines and any loose skin.
We have a range of facelift procedures in Istanbul that you may consider, depending on your desired outcome. A forehead lift is the most effective surgery on the facial areas, and can help to reduce any sagginess around the eyes. The standard facelift however, helps to improve the lower half of the face, particularly along the jaw line and the neck. All of our facelift procedures can be combined with other surgeries, such as brow lift, eyelid surgery and nose surgery, so you can be certain to get the best results every time.
Our facelift procedures can help turn the clock back by up to ten years to give you a youthful complexion as you continue to get older. Our ISAPS member surgeons are some of the best in the world, and always look to provide you with the results that you desire. After your surgery, we have a 24/7 aftercare service that you can turn to while you’re still in Turkey. When you return home, our surgeons continually check up on your recovery process for up to 12 months after surgery, in order to ensure that you are healing as you should be.
For more information on our Turkey facelift procedure costs, contact us on 0845 5198 948.
Other Plastic Surgery Procedures
The bridge, tip or nostrils of your nose can be reshaped by rhinoplasty. In case of breathing problems, septorhinoplasty is advised.
Eye bag removal or blepharoplasty is the removal of puffiness under the eyes and excess fat or skin from above the eyes.