A facelift in Turkey may be something you are considering for a number of different reasons. Also commonly referred to as a rhytidectomy, it’s a cosmetic procedure which pulls back and lifts up the skin, creating a smoother and tighter appearance. A lot of people have facelift surgery in Turkey so that they can achieve a more youthful appearance, as the procedure will reduce sagging or flabby skin around the neck and lower half of the face.
As you get older, your skin loses elasticity. Your facial muscles also slacken, resulting in a droopy appearance. The rate at which this happens differs from person-to-person. However, a facelift in Turkey can rectify this. It is also a good treatment option if you have lost a considerable amount of weight, as it tightens the skin around your face.
In terms of recovery, it is a good idea to carefully think about when to have this procedure, as you will often require a couple of weeks off work. Most people take two to four weeks to recover fully from this procedure. You can expect visible bruising and swelling for the first two weeks, and you should not drive immediately after the operation. In addition to this, to reduce swelling, you should keep your head propped up with pillows for a couple of days. You should also avoid getting the bandages wet, which means no showering for the first two days. No massages, saunas, or strenuous activity is allowed for the first fortnight either.
Facelift Surgery In Turkey
No matter whether you are considering a facelift in Turkey, or any other type of procedure, one of the most important parts of the process is to have a consultation with an experienced surgeon. For your convenience, we provide consultations in the UK and Ireland, despite our service taking place in Turkey. This is your opportunity to ask a range of questions. One of the most important questions you need to ask is how much the procedure is going to cost in total. There are many different factors that are considered to determine the overall price, which is why you need a quote in writing from your surgeon.
What Are Your Qualifications?
This is another question to ask the surgeon. Here at Longevita, all of our doctors and facelift Turkey specialist have received the required level of medical training and they are members of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to ensure maximum efficiency at all times making for the best results for the patient throughout their surgery.
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.
|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.
What Are The Potential Risks?
Never choose a cosmetic clinic that promises a risk-free procedure, as there is no such thing. While complications after a facelift in Turkey are unlikely, it is important that you are aware of them.
• Scars – you will have scars after the surgery, but after a couple of months, these scars will go from pink to white. Plus, one of the great things about our procedures is that the scarring will be hidden above the hairline.
• Bruising – bruising is completely natural after this procedure, as your body reacts to the changes that have happened. You can expect the bruises to vanish after a few weeks as part of the natural healing process.
• Swelling – just like bruising is natural, so is swelling. Don’t let this discourage you. Again, it’s your body’s reaction and it will heal. In fact, you will notice a positive difference in just a few days.
• Pain – you should not experience sudden or severe pain after a facelift. If you do, consult your doctor straight away. A small amount of pain is experienced amongst some people, and pain medication may be prescribed to alleviate this.
All of the above and more will be explained during your consultation. Moreover, once you have had your facelift, your doctor will give you a personalised aftercare plan to ensure quick and effective healing without complications.
Facelift Surgery In Istanbul And Izmir
If you would like to book a facelift in Turkey, either in Izmir or Istanbul, or you would like to ask some more questions, please get in touch with us today. Here at Longevita, all of our doctors are trained to the highest level and are always happy to address your concerns. If you would like to book a consultation, you can reach us on 0203 691 6851 to speak to a member of our experienced team.
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.