Facelift

You may have different motivations for the facelift operation, but the reason for the facelift is always the same, saggy facial skin and skin aging. As time passes, our body cannot resist gravity and starts to become saggy, wrinkles appear, the skin loses its elasticity and an aged appearance appears. Although sometimes this process takes a long time, for some people, the skin tends to be structurally saggy. If you are complaining about sagging facial skin, if you do not have any medical conditions that may be a problem for surgery, if you do not smoke, if you have realistic wishes for the post-operative appearance, you may be a good candidate for Facelift surgery.

What is facelift?

Our faces reveal our age. As time passes, the face begins to look older due to both the loss of the elastic structure of the skin and the sagging due to gravity. It is not just due to aging, sometimes structurally, some people's facial skin is saggy. The saggy and wrinkled appearance gives the person both an old and tired facial expression. If your skin is drooping and you want to have a sharper look and tighter skin, a facelift operation may be the solution for you. With Facelift, you can have a tighter and younger-looking face that you have dreamed of. With the facelift, the skin that causes the saggy appearance is removed, the wrinkles appear smooth and the skin tightens thanks to this tight appearance. Usually, excess skin is removed in the cheek area and on the sides of the face. A facelift focuses only on the middle parts of the face and neck area. For eyebrow lifting and eye lifting operations, regional lifting procedures are required apart from a facelift. Eyebrow lift and eye lift operations can be performed simultaneously if desired.

How is facelift surgery done?

The facelift operation is personalized according to the needs and wishes of the patient, and the most appropriate technique is selected by the surgeon who will perform the procedure. There are many types of facelifts: Mini, standard, and non-surgical.
Mini-Facelift,  patients with a mildly aging appearance and low jowl are good candidates. It is the process of removing excess tissue by tightening the facial skin with the help of short incisions made along the hairline above the ear or along the folds around the ear. These incisions open on the natural lines of the face, lift the tissue around the cheeks and correct the jowl. Thanks to this operation, tired and old appearance are reduced.
Depending on the patient's needs, local anesthesia or general anesthesia can be used during the procedure. Because of the facelift, the existing wrinkle and unwanted appearance can be removed, but the re-emergence of the tired appearance can be delayed for years.
In the standard facelift, stretching is performed in the middle part of the face, neck, and décolleté. It is a more invasive technique compared to a mini facelift, so the healing process is more intense and the results are more noticeable.
The first incision is made just behind the hairline, near the temples, and following the folds in front of the ear. Thanks to the incision compatible with these natural lines, a hidden and natural scar are provided. With this incision, the surgeon repositions the tissues under the skin, removes the excess tissue, reduces the adipose tissue, and eliminates the jowl and the saggy appearance is removed. Deep wrinkles disappear due to the new taut state of the skin. With the standard facelift, the skin and face are shaped young and naturally. The young contour of the face and neck contour is provided.
In non-surgical Facelift, auxiliary tissue regenerating and firming methods such as dermal fillers, botox, oil injections, needle-free treatments, french sling, ultrasound waves, and thermal energy are used according to the patient's needs, allowing facelift to be performed. These methods do not show dramatic results, but rather provide minimal changes. They are non-invasive methods, so they may be preferred over surgical methods, but they are not suitable for everyone.

What is a non-surgical facelift?

Non-surgical facelifts are procedures performed to lift the face and make the skin firmer and wrinkle-free without invasive and surgical procedures. Today, non-surgical cosmetic procedures are used for most purposes. With the use of advanced technology methods in medical treatment and applications, more effective results can be obtained day by day. Non-surgical facelift is preferred because it does not have a healing process, can be applied in a short time, is low in cost, does not require pre-application, and gives results in a single session. If you do not have dramatic sagging and very deep wrinkles, if you want to get rid of wrinkles in a short time without suffering and gain a lifted face, the non-surgical facelift is for you.
Non-surgical face lift operations include methods such as sling facelift, focus ultrasound methods, thermage, gold needle application, end peel, liquid facelift, thread facelift, spider mouth, filler injections, botox, and facial mesotherapy.
The most preferred non-surgical facelift procedures are:
Facelifts with filler injections provide fill-in wrinkles and regain the facial volume lost with age. The collapsed and shadowed appearance of the face over time is removed. The face gains a smoother and tighter appearance. It is ideal for clarification of facial bones, removal of dark circles under the eyes, and asymmetric and volume loss. It can be used together with botox according to the patient's needs. Its permanence is between 6 and 24 months.
With the help of ultrasound technology, Ultherapy sends sound waves that reach the carrier layers under the skin without affecting the top layer of the skin, these sound waves create controlled damage to the skin, stimulating the skin's regeneration mechanism, and the skin is tightened and recovered by renewing itself. The skin behaves like youthful skin and the skin is renewed. It has a visible effect in a single session, more than one application may be required according to the needs of the person.
Thermage stimulates the collagen and elastin production of the subcutaneous connective tissue using radio frequency waves. After this stimulation, collagen and elastin production increases and the skin tightens. Although a single session is sufficient, it has an effect for more than 1 year. Thermage is one of the most prominent anti-aging treatments. You can return to your daily life on the same day, you must wait a month to see the final results.
Thread face lift, very thin threads suitable for medical use are placed under the skin by placing very thin needles. Thanks to these threads, a taut appearance is obtained on the skin. These threads also trigger the collagen production and cell regeneration mechanisms to rejuvenate the skin.

What should be done before facelift surgery?

If you have decided to have a facelift, you should make sure that it will be performed by a surgeon in a fully equipped and licensed medical center. At your first meeting with your doctor, your general health will be evaluated. After the operation, you should tell your doctor about your dream facelift result and create the operation plan together. After the necessary laboratory test is done and a medical evaluation is provided, your suitability for the operation is evaluated. You should inform your doctor about all the drugs and medical treatments you use, and you should stop using the drugs that your doctor does not deem appropriate for a while. Before the operation, you should not use skin care products except moisturizers and sunscreen. If you smoke, you should stop smoking at least 3 weeks beforehand. You should stop using drugs such as aspirin with blood thinners, anti-infective drugs, and herbal and supportive supplements.

What is the recovery process like after facelift surgery?

The recovery period after the facelift operation depends on the patient's age, health status, the procedure performed and taking care of the operation area, and general health status during the recovery period. The most important of all these factors is to follow the healing process recommendations that your doctor gives you. If you follow your doctor's prescriptions given to you and follow his recommendations, you will easily get through your recovery process.
The first 30 days after facelift is very important. You may feel unsteady on the first day after the operation, you should have a companion with you on the way home. You should use the painkillers and antibiotics prescribed to you. During the first week, you will have swelling and bruises. You just have to rest. Swelling and edema will gradually decrease.
During the 2nd week, there may be some swelling and bruising, and a tense feeling. At the end of the second week, you can return to your daily life. Your stitches will be removed in the first month, you should be examined by your doctor every week. You can start doing light activities and sports. After 1 month, you can reach your normal life by achieving the look you dreamed of.
While the healing process is a unique experience for everyone, with good care and attention, the healing process passes easily and the desired result is obtained.

When are the results seen after facelift surgery?

Facelift operation is a surgical operation performed under anesthesia. For this reason, there will be swelling and bruises after the operation. The swelling will decrease within 2 weeks. Healing time varies from person to person. Generally, swelling decreases in the jowl area by 12 weeks. It is possible to see the first dramatic changes after the operation, but it may be necessary to wait 3-6 months to see the final result. If you want to shorten this period, you should pay attention to the operation area and your health.

How much is facelift cost?

A facelift operation usually costs between $4000 and $10000 worldwide. In some places, the hospital fee is not included in this price.
Facelift surgery in Turkey at Magic Touch Turkey center includes the whole package, which varies between $3000 - $4500 depending on the patient's needs. This fee includes the hospital fee, laboratory tests, doctor's fee, the fee of the team in charge of the operation, and all examinations.

Facelift in Turkey

Why should you choose Turkey for plastic surgery? First of all, the first reason can be counted as having well-trained and reliable doctors. These doctors are skilled, experienced, licensed, and able to apply up-to-date treatments. The second reason is that operations in the country usually have economic costs. If you come for an operation, take a vacation with your family and get the look of your dreams, but still pay less than the global prices. In addition, you can reach medical assistance 24/7 after these operations are performed by a team of experts in fully equipped hospitals with an advanced health system. The price packages include doctor's fees, hospital fees, and operation costs.
In addition to the fact that the medical service is so good, tourism has developed and you can vacation in various coastal cities or touristic cities at very economical prices during your recovery period. If you want to have a facelift in Turkey, the right address for you is Magic Touch Turkey.
 
Snapshot
PROCEDURE: : Face/Neck Lift (eliminating extra skin and tightening muscles to improve drooping face skin, jowls, and loose neck skin). 
LENGTH: : 2 to 4 or more hours
ANESTHESIA: : General
IN/OUTPATIENT: : Usually inpatient for 1 night
SIDE EFFECTS: : Discomfortable pain, Swelling and inflammation, Bruising. 
RISK: :  Facial nerve injury with weakness, Delayed healing (particularly common in smokers), Visible scarring, Numbness or tingling around the surgical sites, Hair or skin loss.
FACELIFT RECOVERY: : Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks or more Bruising and swelling: 2 to 3 weeks. Exposure to sun: Limited for several months.
RESULT LASTS: : Usually 5 to 10 years
Overview

Facelift operation is performed under anesthesia. It usually takes about 30-45 minutes. You do not need to stay in the hospital, you will be discharged the same day. It is a permanent operation and you can return to work within the first week. There are two types of invasive forms, namely mi or standard. In addition, there are non-surgical facelift methods, these methods provide only minimal changes, and surgery is required for dramatic changes. Facelift operations start with incisions opened at the level of the ear fold and can be expanded according to the needs of the patient, after the face is stretched and unwanted fat and skin are removed, it is repositioned and sutured. The recovery process after the operation is like most aesthetic operations. Intense swelling and bruising may occur for up to 1 week. It will decrease at the end of the 2nd week. At the end of 1 month, you can return to your daily life. You can see the final results in 3-8 months.

Itinerary

You can find an example surgical schedule for a Facelift surgery below:

1st Day
Your first day starts with your arrival at the hospital in the early morning. After meeting your plastic surgeon, you will be briefed about your surgery. Your surgeon will discuss your expectations and the possible results of your surgery. After creating the road plan, you will be asked to fulfill the rest of your payment. As a preparation before the surgery, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your overall health and go through your medical history. At this stage, you will be asked to complete multiple lab tests to confirm you are fit for surgery. Usually, this surgery will take between 120 to 240 minutes. After the surgery is completed, you will be placed in your room for a rest to remove the effects of anesthesia. Once you regain your consciousness in your room, your doctor will perform the first check-up after your surgery. You will spend the first day at the hospital for close observation.

2nd Day
Your second day will start with the second check-up by your surgeon. According to your status, your surgeon will allow you to leave the hospital. After prescribing your medicine and providing the necessary instructions for your post-operative care (such as wearing a cooling face mask), you can go back to your hotel and rest.

3rd, 4th, 5th Day
During the third, fourth and fifth day of your recovery, you will be advised to continue resting in your hotel room. If you feel comfortable, you can have short walks, go out for dinner or go sightseeing. Do not forget that you have to follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid plans that contain a lot of activity.

6th Day
On the sixth day of your recovery, you will be asked to visit your doctor’s private office for a final check-up and postoperative care. At the end of your check-up, your doctor will inform you about how to continue your prescribed medication, medical dressing care, and recovery period. After you leave the doctor’s office, you will be free to continue your stay in Turkey or go back to your country.

Faq
  • How much is a Facelift Surgery?
    Our price depends on the type of surgery, which technique to be used, and the duration of your stay. Magic Touch Turkey offers Facelift surgery starting from $4100.
  • What is a facelift?
    Facelift is a cosmetic procedure that aims to alter your facial appearance to a more youthful look by eliminating droopy skin and tightening muscles.
  • Can a facelift surgery eliminate skin problems?
    Facelift surgery primarily focuses on the folding and saggy skin on your face. The procedure does not alter any damage caused by sunlight, fine wrinkles or creases on your skin.
  • How long does a facelift last?
    Aging and other factors might cause your facial skin to lose elasticity in the future.Results of a facelift surgery are not permanent, however you can enjoy the results up to 10 years.
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