Face & Neck lift Video by iMed Medical

Duration of surgery

Duration of surgery

3-4 hour

Duration of hospitalization

Duration of hospitalization

1  night

Length of stay in hotel

Length of stay in hotel

5  night

The passage of time, prolonged exposure of the skin to the sun, or the effects of daily stress are apparent on the face and neck. Grooves and folds begin to appear on the face, causing facial expressions to lose clarity and tone. Thanks to a facelift, it is possible to remove these signs of aging.

The elasticity and quality of the skin decrease throughout life. Fine wrinkles and folds on the face deepen. The skin on the face and neck becomes thinner and looser. In some people, the skin ages prematurely due to hereditary factors, but smoking and excessive sun exposure can also contribute to earlier changes.

A facelift removes excess skin from the upper neck and lower and middle parts of the face and lifts the soft tissue of the face to a younger position. Thus, you get a more youthful and fresher appearance, which rejuvenates your appearance for almost ten years. Accordingly, the operation doesn’t change the basic appearance of the person.

The most common reason for choosing a facelift in Turkey is because of hamster pouches. Hamster pouches are excess skin along the side of the chin, especially outside the corner of the mouth. Excess skin causes the transition between the face and neck to become less pronounced, making the person appear older. During a facelift, excess skin flattens so that the transition between the lower jaw and neck becomes sharper and, therefore, more pronounced.

A facelift also has a rejuvenating effect on the cheek area under the eyes and the furrows from the lower part of the nose to the corners of the mouth. On the contrary, wrinkles around the mouth aren’t affected. You can try pulling the skin around the chin and cheeks towards the ears with your hands to understand how the procedure will change the appearance. The plastic surgeon can remove retracted excess skin.

A facelift is a surgical treatment performed to remove excess skin on the face and neck and tighten the muscles, eliminating the signs of sagging and improving the tone and brightness of the face. This intervention indicates that women or men over 40 want an effective and long-lasting facial rejuvenation treatment to restore the vitality of their faces that has been lost over the years. A facelift is an aesthetic intervention that primarily aims to combat aging on the front. The skin is tightened with minimally invasive surgery to remove wrinkles and blemishes on the face and neck.

Facelift surgery in Turkey is one of the best aesthetic procedures to end the global aging of your skin. Some face areas need complementary interventions other than a facelift to correct minor wrinkles or imperfections. Our facial aesthetic specialist decides on the ideal treatment at your visit. A facelift gives you many benefits:

  • Remove the deepest wrinkles on the entire face and neck.
  • Eliminate grooves and folds on the lips, chin, forehead, and neck.
  • Improve the aesthetics of the area around the eyes, often complemented by Botox or other techniques

Sagging of the facial skin is a clear sign of aging. This can be a natural complex for many women. Other factors, such as the passage of years, unprotected sun exposure, and stress, cause severe damage to the skin of the face and neck and becomes more evident over the years. The facelift is one of the most influential and long-lasting methods to restore the lost vitality to the face; it will reduce sagging and reconstruct damaged areas.

In short, the most crucial element you will achieve is the rejuvenating effect. Like any aesthetic medical treatment, a facelift aims to improve our appearance and make us feel better.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is an aesthetic treatment that removes excess skin on the face and neck. In this way, you can tighten your muscles and eliminate the signs of sagging that inevitably occur over the years.

There are different ways to do a facelift. The most common is to perform this operation surgically. With a facelift, you can tighten your skin, reduce severe sagging, and soften deep wrinkles and folds on your face or excess skin on the jawline.

The facelift is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation methods because of its practical and long-lasting results.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for a Facelift?

Ideal candidates for a facelift in Turkey are all women or men who want to rejuvenate their faces. A plain fabric dress creates more folds than an elastic fabric dress. With a facelift, the skin must be able to adapt to a new shape, that is, a taut face. For this reason, it must have a certain elasticity, as in the dress, so there are no folds and tight lines on the face. The skin’s elasticity decreases with age, smoking, and sun exposure. If the facial skin is also heavy (for example, as in many cases of overweight and thick, dark-skinned skin), tightening will not always lift the face, and the stretching will not be as before.

Therefore, the ideal candidate for a facelift in Turkey is a woman or men of average weight between the ages of 40 and 60. More women than men seek a facelift and are usually between 50 and 60. But from a purely technical point of view, having surgery a little earlier can sometimes be an advantage. A facelift can also have an impact on a person’s mental health.

Likewise, suppose it is clear that you expect comprehensive results from more minor interventions such as eyelid surgery or wrinkle correction. In that case, our surgeon will recommend a complete facelift at the same time. If during the consultation, it is clear that you will mentally benefit from facelift surgery, you can expect a recommendation for it.

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What Happens During the Facelift Consultation?

During the consultation, you discuss your wishes with the plastic surgeon and examine to decide which treatment can offer. You will then receive comprehensive information about the operation and follow-up process. The result after plastic surgery isn’t permanent; normal aging processes, smoking, weight loss, and weight gain may affect the development in the long run.

You must prepare for the surgery. Your weight should be as close to an average BMI of 25. Smoking is the leading cause of complications such as infection and tissue death. For this reason, you should stop smoking at least four weeks before the surgery and start again at the latest four weeks after the surgery. Different types of drugs can affect the operation and cause bleeding problems. Therefore, in conjunction with the preliminary examination, you will talk to the specialist about how to deal with the drugs you are taking.

What are the Risks of a Facelift?

Immediately after the operation, your face may swell, become sensitive, and there may be skin discoloration and bruises resulting from bleeding. You may experience discomfort and numbness on the skin for extended periods after the procedure.

Therefore, be careful and gentle on the skin and hair. Avoid the sun as long as the skin color discolors during recovery; otherwise, permanent pigment changes may occur. You should protect your scars from the sun for the first 6-12 months. You can protect it for the first three months with a skin-friendly patch and sunscreen.

Facelift risks in Turkey are rare, but they can occur occasionally. There is a risk of permanent hair loss, unpleasant scars, and rough skin associated with a facelift. Damage to facial nerves can cause complete or partial paralysis of facial muscle movements.

Damage to small skin nerves often creates a temporary tingling sensation and numbness on the face where the skin lifts from the underlying tissue. Usually, this disappears or shrinks within 6-12 months. Very rarely, however, permanent nerve damage and perhaps paralysis of some facial muscles occur. So you get one percent asymmetry. Of course, asymmetry can occur if the intervention on the two halves of the face isn’t done equally or if there is a distorted face for another reason.

Bleeding and infection may occur. Since the loosening of the facial skin due to the facelift procedure results in skinny skin flaps, it is of great importance that you don’t smoke 6-8 weeks before and until 6-8 weeks after the surgery. Smoking reduces blood flow to skin flaps. This increases the risk of tissue death in the skin, so sores and poor wound healing can occur.

How Do You Prepare for a Facelift?

As with all interventions, a prior medical examination is essential to detect potential anomalies that may contraindicate the operation.

The plastic surgeon will always tell you what steps to follow. The doctor will evaluate your facial structure, skin quality, and general health in the first meeting. It would help if you informed the surgeon about your daily habits. Suppose you regularly smoke or drink alcohol, use any drug, and want to have a facelift. In that case, you should avoid smoking two weeks before and two weeks after the intervention, as tobacco and alcohol can adversely affect wound healing.

Before the facelift, the specialist will be interested in the results you hope to achieve and will inform you about the techniques used, the type of anesthesia, and the benefits and risks of a facelift. Remember that a face or neck lift doesn’t affect the skin’s natural aging process; it can only help reduce the visible signs. Facelift surgery can perform on women and men. After the procedure, cold compresses on your face and eyelids may help. It is essential to take things slowly, especially for the first 4-5 days after surgery. Don’t turn your head too far.

Before the operation, our surgeon may recommend that you:

  • You should stop using drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid (Magnyl, Aspirin, etc.) one week before the operation.
  • You should stop taking herbal medicines such as Q10, fish oil, ginseng, ginkgo, garlic powder, ginger, or vitamin E that may affect the blood’s clotting ability one week before.
  • Avoid getting tattoos, piercings, or major dental work, for example, by placing fillings one month before and one month after surgery. This is because bacteria can build up in the blood with tattoos, piercings, and dentistry.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Remove jewelry and piercings.
  • Stop smoking six weeks before and four weeks after surgery. It would help if you quit smoking to reduce the risk of poor wound healing, lung problems, and infection from surgery. If you are considering starting smoking again, we recommend waiting at least four weeks after surgery to optimize the healing process.
  • You must take a break from alcohol for a while.

What is the procedure for  Facelift?

The facelift procedure in Turkey aims to reduce the visible signs of aging on the face. Follow the procedure steps step by step:

  • Anesthesia

Before starting the surgery, you will receive general anesthesia for your comfort and improve your experience. Thus, you will not have any aches and pains; you will have the chance to have a comfortable procedure.

  • Incision

Our surgeon makes an incision behind your hairline to trim the cheek bags and the rest of your face. The incision goes down in front of both ears and behind the earlobe. The length of the incision and the subsequent appearance of the scars depend on the surgeon’s assessment of how intense a facelift is required.

  • Stretching

The surgeon can absorb fat from the neck before the face’s actual tightening. Stretching occurs in the skin and subcutaneous tissue, that is, in the connective tissue and muscle membranes. The surgeon removes excess skin and fat after pinching the skin.

  • Final

Finally, our specialist ends the process by suturing. The entire operation takes 2 to 3 hours. However, immediately after the procedure, you should expect swelling, pain, and bruising all over the face. For example, we recommend you be careful and gentle with the face after facelift surgery and avoid the sun, smoking, and unhealthy foods. You can combine it with other cosmetic treatments such as a facelift, Botox, laser therapy, and fat grafting.

How is the Recovery After Facelift?

The postoperative period is usually not painful. You can generally control the discomfort that occurs well with regular painkillers. Our specialist usually removes the dressing and drainage tubes 24 to 48 hours after the procedure.

Feeling fullness in your facial skin expects after the facelift procedure. This feeling is temporary and disappears within a few weeks. It is also customary to have swelling of the face and bruises. If you follow your doctor’s instructions, these effects will only last 10-15 days. It recommends that you not work for at least two weeks after surgery and avoid exercise or violent activities. Facial skin will need special care and should not expose to the sun or UV rays for at least three months.

Although you may be worried about the appearance of your face at first, remember that you will return to everyday life (including work) in about two weeks most of the time. During this period, inflammation normalizes, and bruises disappear. It takes a few more weeks for the scars to hide, but eventually, they become almost unnoticeable.

To improve the results of a facelift, there are some tips that, when taken into account, will achieve an excellent result:

  • Avoid stretching and sleeping with your head elevated.
  • Wear the bandage 24 hours a day, for as long as the doctor prescribes.
  • Use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure for the first three months.

Immediately after the intervention, here are some guidelines to follow to achieve natural results:

  • Avoid turning your head and emphatic facial movements without moving your neck.
  • Don’t eat foods that are difficult to chew.
  • Drink something with a straw for the first few days.
  • Don’t wear make-up until one month after the intervention.

What are the Advantages of Facelift?

Facelift surgery can turn back time up to 10 years. These are some of the advantages of the surgical facelift procedure:

  • Your facial muscles tighten: The structures underlying the face, known as the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS), tend to weaken and sag with age. Lifting solves the skin’s sagging problems, tightening and reorganizing this underlying structure. Before repairing this sagging or loose skin, our surgeon tightens these underlying structures, relieving the tension in the skin and making the facelift result longer lasting.
  • Remove excess loose skin: Our specialist smoothes and tightens your loose skin for a more youthful, natural appearance. Your sagging skin will be carefully honed and drawn for a more youthful and natural appearance. With this, we will ensure that your face has a much younger appearance, that the facial features restore, and that you have smooth and homogeneous skin.
  • Your facial features will improve: If you choose a moderate facelift, the result will be a smoother appearance of the cheeks and lower eyelids. On the other hand, a lower facelift results in a more attractive chin contour eliminates the jowl, and smoothes the neck area.
  • Its effect and results last for many years: The impact of surgical facelifts can last for many years and cause minimal post-operative pain and discomfort.
  • Undetectable scarring: Thanks to the developments in aesthetic surgery and the vast possibilities offered by this field of medicine, we can perform a facelift procedure by making the surgical scars almost invisible. You will not notice this treatment’s incisions and imperfections because the patient’s facial features will achieve them. It is also used to hide marks on one’s expression lines, hairline scars, and even behind the ears, making them invaluable.
  • Strengthening confidence and self-esteem: Performing plastic surgery always requires strengthening and increasing self-confidence. After the facelift, your face will look much younger and feel more comfortable and happy with your new look. In this way, you will provide more security in your actions, increase your self-confidence, enrich your social skills and improve your quality of life.

When Will You See Facelift Results?

Facelift results in Turkey begin to notice as the days pass when the swelling goes down. Its effects can last for at least many years. However , your skin will lose its elasticity over time and require a lifting process. A facelift gives a younger appearance as the skin tightens and wrinkles are less visible but don’t affect skin quality.

The quality of the skin remains as before the operation. Therefore, it is essential to consider your post-operative lifestyle, especially your tobacco and sun habits.

Other cosmetic skin treatments can then do to improve skin quality. Many people are surprised that the wrinkles around the eyes don’t disappear after facelift surgery. The operation also doesn’t remove under-eye bags or wrinkles on the forehead or around the mouth. These changes were also functionally fixed during the same process. That’s why it’s essential to have realistic expectations of what a facelift can and cannot do for your appearance. Of course, you should discuss this with the surgeon who performed the procedure.

How much is a Face Lift?

As in every surgery, the facelift cost in Turkey will vary according to each patient, as it is a highly personalized intervention according to each patient’s face structure and expectations. You need to factor in the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, care, and hospital costs, including operating room and hospitalization, drug, and other additional costs.

Whether a treatment aims to rejuvenate a particular area of ​​the face (neck, lower region, or upper face), facelift prices in Turkey vary entirely.

We are experts in facelift treatments in Turkey, and we support the satisfaction of our patients. If you have any questions or would like to request a free first medical appointment, don’t hesitate to contact iMed Medical.

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