Facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to gain a more youthful appearance on the face by removing excess facial skin and reshaping the remaining tissues. It reshapes the lower half of the face. A facelift can tighten loose, hanging skin around the jawline and improve the face contour.
Facelift surgery duration last between 2-4 hours
Facelift risks and side effects include:
Facelift recovery typically takes around 2 weeks, and vigorous activities can resume after 4 weeks.
Facelift surgery has a success rate of 90-95%
While we're getting older, our collagen levels are decreasing, and because of this change, our faces are getting wrinkles and it’s gagging. But no worries! Our helping hand rhytidectomy, also known as a facelift is here! A facelift will give you a more awake and youthful appearance by removing the sagging skin around the eyes, mouth, and jawline.
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Although it depends on the complexity of the surgery, it normally takes up to 4 hours to complete a facelift surgery. Once you have decided to have the surgery, you have to rest assured that each and every arm lift procedure is customized so as to match the patient’s needs, and preferences, and match you with the best facelift surgeon available in Turkey.
Below are some of the stages you can expect to go through:
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your facelift specialist surgeon. During this session you are expected to inform the surgeon about your medical record, allergies, and if you’re currently taking any medication.
Even after telling your surgeon about your medical record, it’s mandatory that you go through some medical tests. Afterward, you will discuss the procedure in detail. If you are on the same page with your surgeon, he/she will make an illustration by drawing some marks on your face as he/she prepares you for the surgery.
When the test results are out and your surgeon is satisfied, you will be then given anesthesia. Surgeons usually prefer general anesthesia, but if you’re having a mini-facelift, you will be given local anesthesia or sedation.
When the anesthesia has kicked in, your surgeon will make incisions on the hairline near the temples. The incisions can also be done on the front of your ears, down in front of and hugging the earlobes, and on the lower scalp behind the ears.
When you surgeon is done with incision-making, unwanted face and excess skin will be removed from your face. The face contours are reshaped by tightening the underlying muscles and connective tissues.
If you are having a mini-facelift, the incisions will be smaller. In the event that the facelift is being performed in conjunction with a neck lift, your neck skin will also be tightened by pulling it up and back –this is usually done through an incision made under the chin.
When the procedure is done, your surgeon will close the incisions using dissolvable sutures or skin glue. Finally, you will have surgical drainage tubes, and your face will be bandaged.
Is Face Lift Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Does Face Lift Leave a Scar?
The incision scars from the facelift are permanent but can generally be concealed by the hairline and the natural contours of the face and ear.
How Much Time Should I Take Off from Work After My Facelift Procedure?
After the facelift procedure, your daily activities, including work, can usually be resumed within 2 weeks.
Is facelift surgery cost abroad affordable?
In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the facelift cost like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.