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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

Istanbul, Turkey
ISAPS - International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
TPCD - Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
FROM€ 5,508
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Health World Plastic Surgery Clinic Flymedi Customer Service Award

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
FROM€ 2,000
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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
JCI - Joint Commission International
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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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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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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 Atasehir Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
14 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Ota & Jinemed Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 5,140
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Facelift Cost in Istanbul

Cheapest Facelift price in Istanbul is € 2,000. Average Facelift cost in Istanbul is € 3,834 where prices can go as high as € 5,508.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 14 Plastic Surgery centers in Istanbul that are offering Facelift procedures.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Facelift. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Facelift quote. For a more accurate Facelift price quote, please click HERE.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and In Europe, according to population – it has over 14 million inhabitants. Istanbul is Turkey’s financial, cultural and healthcare hub – it’s the city with the most JCI accredited private hospitals. The city spreads on both sides of the Bosphorus – The strait that divides the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. Istanbul also connects Europe to Asia forming a very interesting mix, both gastronomically and culturally.

Over 11 million tourists visited Istanbul in 2012, making it the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world.

Sights to See

The Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque incorporates Islamic architecture and Byzantine Christian elements in its design. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The Mosque got its name from the 20,000 Iznik blue ceramic tiles used to line its interiors. The Blue Mosque is also the final resting place of Sultan Ahmed which commissioned the building in 1609, with work finishing in 1616.

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul. The Cistern is huge, with a total of 336 columns arranged in 12 rows. It was built in order to store water during the Byzantine time – in the 6th century. Most of the columns feature decorative carvings, as they were re-used from other classical-age structures. Some of the most interesting columns on the site are the Medusa stones, in the north-west corner of the Cistern.

Topkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace is one of the finest examples of Islamic art and architecture. The palace itself was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century and has been the residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. The palace is a vast complex of richly decorated courtyards and rooms. The palace features a Harem, the Imperial Treasury room, the Imperial Council Chamber, the Second Court, the Third Court (the Sultan’s private rooms) and the Palace Kitchens. The palace became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and has been described as “one of the best examples of palaces of the Ottoman period”.

Tourists can enjoy a wide range of shopping centres and bazaars such as the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian bazaar and many modern shopping malls all around Istanbul.

Things to Know

● Tourists arriving in Istanbul will be required to purchase a tourist Visa – the procedure can be easily done online or at a visa machine before the immigration section of the airport. The Visa costs around 20 USD.

● There are 3 main airports in Istanbul. Hazerfen Airport is a private airport with limited traffic. Atatürk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Usually planes land at the Atatürk Airport (IATA:IST) which is just 20 km from the city centre. From there a visitor can take a taxi to Taksim Square for around TRY60. Tourists can also use a local airport service called Havataş which runs express bus services every 30 minutes for around TRY11 to Taksim Square and Aksaray.

● Food and drink at the airport is quite expensive and may cost 4 times more than in the city. It is advisable to bring your own meals from the town if you have a lot of waiting to do at the airport. There is also a supermarket close to the airport metro entrance where you can buy reasonably priced food and drink.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira (TRY) just about anywhere across Istanbul. Most shops and supermarkets also accept credit cards for payment.

● Roaming fees in Turkey are expensive, but you can simply buy a new SIM card when you reach Istanbul and use it for the duration of your stay.

● Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate, so the summer months are generally warm and in winter temperatures differ from place to place.

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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.