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Facelift surgery, also known as a rhytidectomy procedure (literally translating as the surgical removal of wrinkles) is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the USA, after liposuction, breast lift, tummy tuck and breast augmentation.

Facelift surgery is mostly preferred by patients that wish to have a more youthful facial appearance. There are a few different techniques which can be applied during facelift surgery – usually, excess facial skin is removed and the underlying tissue is tightened for a better and long lasting effect. Facelift surgery is often combined with a blepharoplasty procedure for a better effect.

Facelift surgery can also be combined with the following procedures:

● Eyelid surgery
● Neck lift
● Brow lift
● Fat transfer

Facelift Candidates

Facelift surgery is recommended for patients with:

● Wrinkles
● Sagging skin
● Jowls
● Eye bags
● Nasolabial folds

Am I Suitable for Facelift?

Facelift surgery is not recommended for patients suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and other serious health conditions. Heavy smokers are included in this category as well – smoking can influence the recovery period and ultimately the result of the facelift procedure.

Preparing for Facelift

The patient should avoid vitamins, herbal teas and blood thinners such as aspirin for at least 2 weeks before the facelift surgery. The patient should also stop smoking at least a week before going in for facelift surgery, as it can have a negative effect on the facelift procedure’s outcome.

How is Facelift Performed?

A facelift procedure is an effective way to help patients rejuvenate their facial appearance. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia. Once the anaesthesia kicks in, the surgeon will create an incision point at the temple hair and continue it towards the earlobe and around it, under the ear before finally ending in the hairline behind the ear. The surgeon will then proceed to lift the skin and fatty tissue and separate it from the underlying muscle and connective tissue. At this point, the surgeon may strengthen and tighten the underlying muscle by using sutures, but this is only done in certain cases. The excess skin is then carefully removed and once a satisfactory result is achieved, the surgeon will proceed to close the incision with sutures or staples. Drains may be applied in some cases, to help eliminate excess bodily fluid and facilitate the facelift recovery process. The whole area is then bandaged in order to prevent infection and the facelift recovery period can begin. The surgery usually takes 4 hours and the patient will be required to spend a night in the hospital.

Facelift Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient may spend one night in hospital

Duration of Operation

2 to 5 hours

Facelift Recovery

The facelift recovery period lasts around a week in most cases. During the facelift recovery period the patient should not use makeup for at least 4-5 days after the surgery. Certain activities can loosen the sutures – it’s best to wait for 2 weeks before engaging in contact sports. Once the dressings are removed in around 7 days, the patient can return to normal activities.

Facelift Risks and Complications

One of the most common facelift complications is developing an infection.

Other facelift complications can include:
● Damage to facial nerves
● Hematoma
● Skin necrosis – smoking can increase the risk of this happening
● Hair loss – due to incisions

Facelift Side Effects

The patient may feel discomfort, pain and nausea from the anaesthesia for 1-2 days after the surgery. Patients also experience inflammation, swelling and bruising but these post-op effects will gradually pass in around 5 to 10 days after the facelift surgery.

Facelift Success Rates

A survey based on 131 facelift surgery reviews sets the satisfaction rate at 97.8%, one year after the procedure was performed. A follow-up 12 years later after the facelift surgery sets the satisfaction rate at 68.5%.

Before and After Facelift

Facelift surgery is a long lasting solution for patients wishing a more youthful appearance. The results of this procedure last for around 10 years.

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Vanity Clinic

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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
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Health World Plastic Surgery Clinic Flymedi Customer Service Award

Istanbul, Turkey
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FROM€ 2,000
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Dr. Grzesiak Plastic Surgery

Warsaw, Poland
ASAPS - American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Istanbul Aesthetic Center

Istanbul, Turkey
TTB - Turkish Medical Association ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Medicana Camlica Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 4,500
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
18 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 2,100
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Coramed Medical Centre

Wrocław, Poland
ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
FROM€ 2,940
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Medicana International Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
JCI - Joint Commission International
FROM€ 3,000
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Memorial Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
9 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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76 reviews

Facelift Cost

Average Facelift costs are € 3,476, based on Facelift prices from 29 clinics. Cheapest Facelift cost is € 1,800 where Facelift prices can go up to € 5,508.

Facelift prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Facelift in Turkey is a popular option where Facelift costs as low as € 2,000. You can also find Facelift clinics in Poland starting from € 2,940. Facelift in Hungary is another popular option where prices start from € 1,800.

Please note that the Facelift prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Facelift procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Facelift procedures. To receive a personalized Facelift quote, please click HERE.

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Facelift FAQ

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Are facelift scars visible?

Facelift scars are hidden in the hairline or in the natural creases of the skin, so they are not visible.

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If I have facelift surgery, will my face look too tight?

The patient will have a natural looking facial appearance after facelift surgery. It’s a good idea to see a couple of facelift before and after pictures in order to get a good idea of what the procedure can achieve.

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How long until the permanent facelift surgery results are noticeable?

It can take up to a year before the permanent results of facelift surgery are visible. During this time the swelling gradually subsides and small changes take place.