Facelift Surgery


Facelifts, or technically known as rhytidectomy, are cosmetic operations that give patients more youthful looks. In facelift procedures, surgeons reshape the lower half of the patients’ faces by removing the extra skin on their faces.

A facelift operation can tighten the sagging skin around the patient’s jaw line, which is known as jowls. It is also effective at removing deep wrinkles and resolving the double-chin problem. When combined with other surgeries that enhance the forehead, cheeks, eyebrows, and eyelids, facelifts can make a person look 10 years younger.

Statistics show that facelift operations are getting more and more popular every year. Alongside the increasing numbers of women who have a facelift, these operations are also becoming popular among men. 

What is a Facelift?

Facelift surgeries are quick and simple operations that take little time. Surgeons generally apply local anaesthesia to the target area prior to the operation. This eliminates any pain the patient might feel.

The operation can take 5 hours at most. Once the procedure is finished, the patient then can immediately return to her or his home. They do not require any downtime in the hospital.

In more traditional applications of facelift operations, surgeons cut a line starting from the patient’s lower part of the ear up to her or his hair. The surgeon picks the skin, lifts it, and delicately stretches the skin. Once the surgeon determines whether the stretch is enough, he or she then starts to remove the extra skin. This tightens the skin and gives the patient a more youthful appearance.

Surgeons can also apply this exact procedure on the chin area. They cut a small line under the chin, lift the skin and stretch it. This procedure is also called a neck lift.

Once the surgeons remove the excess skin, they then close these cuts with sutures and staples. They place mini towels on these cuts so that they could drain any blood or fluid that might leak. Finally, they apply some bandages, and you are ready to set off.

What Should You Expect Before Going for a Facelift Surgery?

Your surgeon will do some tests and take a look at your medical history before the operation. These will help your surgeon determine whether you are a good candidate for the surgery. 

Here is a list of things your surgeon may check before your surgery:

  • Your blood clotting and whether you use a blood-clotting medicine
  • Your blood pressures
  • Any skin conditions you might have including scarring
  • Whether you smoke or not
  • What medications you take if you are taking any
  • Whether you use drugs or not
  • Whether you have any allergies or not

Then your doctor will inform you about the stages of your surgical facelift, give you some details. Also, brief you on what type of anaesthesia that he or she is going to apply. 

You will also learn more about the recovery period following your operation and what kind of complications which may develop during or after your recovery. Informing patients could help this industry to improve. Providing the patients with the information they need is one of our principles that all health institutions should follow dearly.

The professionals should also listen to your goals and expectations out of this operation and come up with a plan that will satisfy you. However, painting a realistic picture for you is important. This helps you with what to expect out of your operation. The experts also consider your skin type and your bone structure while planning your operation.

Are Results of Facelift Surgeries Satisfying?

Facelift surgeries give patients smoother more youthful looks. They accomplish this by:

  • Removing and tightening hanging skin on the face
  • Reducing wrinkles around the cheeks and the lips
  • Lifting the corners of the mouth which gives a well-rested appearance
  • Reducing the sagginess of the cheeks along the jawline

They provide outstanding results and satisfy the needs of the patients. However, we would have been lying if we said that there aren’t any disadvantages to these procedures. 

Another disadvantage is that facelifts are not permanent. 1 out of 4 patients reports that the effects of their surgery faded away after 5 years from the operation.

So, you should be able to trust your surgeon in such operations. If your surgeon is an experienced one, then you get the most out of the surgery. These operations are somewhat artistic procedures, so, the skills of your surgeon matter a lot. 

Are You a Good Candidate for a Facelift Surgery?

There are various factors that determine whether you are a good candidate for facelift surgery. If you are a suitable candidate, this means that your results will be better. Here is a list of these factors:

  • Patients who have high blood pressure and diabetes may have a higher risk of facing complications. Any complication during the surgery will adversely affect the outcome.
  • Having good bone structure and skin elasticity is a big plus for the patients. These will positively affect your results.
  • If you have had serious medical problems in the past, we can’t recommend you have facelift surgery. It is best if the patient is healthy, both physically and mentally.
  • Smoking is proven to increase the risk of facing complications after surgery. It can cause some problems during the healing period. If you have a smoking habit, then you should quit it at least a week prior to your operation.
  • Aspirin and other blood-thinning medications may cause some complications during the operation. You will most likely bleed during the operation so it could cause some problems. You should stop taking such medications at least a week prior to your operation.

If you keep your expectations realistic and you match these criteria we have just mentioned, then you will have satisfying results.

Alternatives for Surgical Facelifts

There are several alternatives for facelift surgeries that can provide patients with rather good results. Some people want to avoid undergoing an operation but at the same time want some of the benefits of facelift operations. If you are one of these people, alternative treatments may be what you are looking for.

Non-Surgical facelift

If you are looking for an alternative to facelift surgeries, the non-surgical facelift treatments may be what you seek. Procedures such as Botox, fat injections, chemical peels, dermabrasion, ThermiTight, and Ultherapy are good examples for the non-invasive facelifts. These treatments are effective at rejuvenating and refreshing the appearance. And the best thing about them is that they do not require any downtime.

Here is a list of advantages of non-surgical facelift procedures:

  • They are fast and simple
  • No discomfort
  • They don’t require anaesthesia
  • Costs lower than the other operations.

As you can see, there are some significant pros to these procedures. However, this does not mean that they don’t have any disadvantages. Compared to surgical ones, the results of these procedures are less dramatic. Still, for the minor adjustments, non-surgical facelift can be useful for you.

Natural Facelift

Another alternative to these surgeries is a natural facelift, which doesn’t require any operation whatsoever. The natural facelift is actually a sophisticated face massage treatment. We can say that it is some kind of face yoga. You can also learn these techniques and regularly practice them at home. These massaging techniques stimulate the skin and allow patients to look younger in a natural way.

People Who Have Had Facelift 

Through the past decade, the facelift has become one of the most popular plastic interventions among celebrities and eventually among all social categories. either surgical or nonsurgical, women and even men, attend to reshape their face figure and achieve a specific look. 

Celebrities Who Have Had Facelift

Thanks to social media and public figure involvement, plastic surgeries are no longer taboo. On the contrary, celebrities attend to get aesthetic surgeries in order to promote certain brands and procedures as a profit. Through multiple interviews, we see Khloe Kardashian has publicly announced her facelift procedure and how she is happy and grateful for the results. 

The leading star of a billion revenue series of all time, Friends, Courteney Cox, confidently answered during an interview her amusement for plastic surgeries and that her facelift was a turning point for her. 

Also, from the grammy world, we see a lot of pop stars and singers that choose facelift procedure as the safest operation with the quickest results to exceed their expectations and glam on the red carpets such as Britney Spears, Tyra Banks, Christy Teigen, Cardi B, and many more ..

Facelift Surgeries in Turkey  

If you had been searching for facelift surgery, you might have noticed the popularity of Turkey on this topic. With the developments in the field of cosmetic surgeries in Turkey, many people started to come here to get an operation. Reasonable prices play a huge part in this. So, if you want to look younger and like traveling, having a facelift in Turkey may just be what you are looking for.

As a solution for wrinkles and sagging, there are 2 types of facelift: Mid facelift or Standard facelift. During the consultation, you will decide with the doctor’s advice which type is suitable for your case. The choice depends on age, wrinkles length and depth, face form and shape, and results. For some cases, the doctor can advise combining a facelift with a neck lift, or Blepharoplasty, bichectomy, etc, to achieve the wished look. 

The operation can last for 2h to 5h. The surgeon starts by creating incisions around the hairline or near the ears. Then, he will separate the skin from the underlying connective tissue and muscles to get rid of the excess skin and tissue. Then gently the surgeon will lay the skin back gently over the newly rejuvenated facial skin, giving the face a smoother and youthful appearance. 

We value our patients, thus provide them with additional services that would help them not worry about their stay. Also, we can provide transportation and a place of accommodation. This way, you don’t have to worry about any complications and just enjoy your stay. 

Facelift Costs

The costs of these operations differ depending on the patient. Your surgeon will first analyze your situation and listen to your expectations. Only then we could come up with a customized operation plan and a price. Without consultation, it is not possible for you to learn how much your operation will cost. Contact us for further information on the facelift costs. Our experts can come up with a customized payment plan just for you.

Facelift Cost In Turkey

Compared to Europe, facelift prices in Turkey are quite suitable. Turkey offers up 70% cheaper prices than the rest of the world while maintaining the same quality or even better. Given the years of experience and government support, surgeons in Turkey provide better results and limited recovery processes.

Facelift specificity 

Duration of Operation 2-5 hours
Anesthesia Type General Anesthesia
First Shower  At least 48 hours
Age Limit  No limit
Hospitalize 1 Day
Pain Threshold minimized
Edema Status 1-4 weeks

Will I have scars after the facelift?

The incision caused in the facelift operations are minimized and during the recovery period the doctor will advise using a specific type of cream and medication to faster the recovery. SO eventually, the scars will disappear for good.

Is facelift a permanent solution for aging ?

Facelift operation won’t stop aging but it will give at least 10 years younger look

What is the recovery time for a mini facelift?

Recovery time from a mini facelift procedure usually lasts about two weeks.



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