Face Lift Surgery Informations

Average Length of Stay
10 Days
Length of Stay in Hospital
1-2 Days
Operation Duration
2-5 Hours
General Anesthesia
Recovery Duration
2 Weeks

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Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure in Turkey designed to rejuvenate facial appearance and reduce signs of aging on the face and the neck.

Facelift Turkey can accomplish the following:

  • Reduce sagging that exists in the midface region
  • Eliminate creases below the lower eyelids
  • Correct lines along the nose and corners of the mouth
  • Redistribute fatty deposits
  • Remove excess skin and fat underneath the chin
  • Reposition the underlying tissues and muscles
  • Enhance the appearance of unsightly jowls
  • Rejuvenate facial appearance

Moreover, facelift in Istanbul can help restore confidence by recovering the youthful appearance of your face. The ultimate goal of rhytidectomy in Turkey is to give a glowing skin that looks and feels younger and natural. The best result of facelift in Istanbul is when you look naturally refreshed and rejuvenated.

When you feel good about your facial appearance, you will feel better about yourself—and your confidence will shine through and help you age gracefully. Facelift is one of many cosmetic surgery treatments in Istanbul promising a life-changing experience to patients looking to turn back the clock on their facial appearance—and age with confidence and flair.  

Good candidates for facelift Turkey

Ideal candidates for a facelift surgery in Istanbul include healthy men and women looking to lose sagging, loose skin along the lower face and the upper neck. Patients may also have bothersome jowling along jawline.

Facelift after weight loss

Facelift surgery may not come to mind when it comes to weight loss. While a tummy tuck Turkey procedure or thigh lift are commonly performed procedures after a patient loses a significant amount of weight, facelift Turkey can help reduce the extra fat in the face and neck regions. Patients who are left with excess fat and loose skin after weight loss a facelift surgery in Turkey might be a suitable cosmetic facial surgery—depending on the extent of weight loss and the impact on the face and neck.

That said, not everyone who loses weight is necessarily a good candidate for a facelift surgery in Istanbul. Typically, patients who lose more than 100 pounds (45kg) are most likely to have enough extra skin around the face and neck to benefit from a facelift.  

Additionally, your body weight should have stabilized for several months before undergoing the surgery to avoid repeating the procedure if you gain and lose more weight. Your health also plays a great role in qualifying for a facelift surgery after weight loss.

Ideally, an ideal candidate for a facelift surgery in Turkey should not have major or chronic health conditions, such as hypertension or diabetes. Eating a healthy diet that is rich in nutritious foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean protein can help you ensure that you have the best possible results.

Techniques of rhytidectomy surgery in Turkey

There are various rhytidectomy surgery techniques—and the results vary greatly depending on the technique and the plastic surgeon.

Thread facelift Turkey

If you would like to avoid the nip and tuck of the surgery scalpel and restore a more youthful appearance, thread facelift in Turkey may be the right option for you. A thread facelift in Istanbul is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic surgery treatment that utilizes special suture threads to lift up sagging skin on the neck and face. Thread facelift is a less invasive alternative to a traditional facelift surgery. The treatment is less time-consuming and offers less downtime.

Mini facelift

A mini facelift, or mini rhytidectomy, is a facial cosmetic surgical technique designed to correct signs of aging using a shorter incision than a traditional facelift surgery. Also referred to as a short scar facelift, or short scar rhytidectomy, a mini facelift in Istanbul can be a viable option for patients seeking to resolve minimal to moderate neck skin laxity and jowling for a more rejuvenated appearance and less visible scarring. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are specialized in cosmetic surgery of the face and have an extensive understanding of facial structure to achieve a natural outcome.

Lower facelift

A lower facelift only addresses problem areas on the lower third of the face, as the name suggests, such as deep wrinkles, sagging jowls—and excess skin along the chin and neck. Lower facelift in Turkey is designed to achieve an exquisitely contoured jawline. It can be combined with non-surgical treatments such as BOTOX and dermal fillers to complement your facial appearance.

Face and neck lift in Turkey

Facelift can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift surgery in Turkey to smooth out wrinkles, reduce excess skin—and give the face and neck a more revitalized appearance. Face and neck lift Turkey is a combination plastic surgery procedure designed to restore the youthful appearance of the entire face, neck and cheek area.

Facelift without surgery

While no other cosmetic surgery treatment will produce the results that are as dramatic and extensive as a surgical facelift would, many patients can still achieve significant facial transformation—without surgery. Nonsurgical facelift in Turkey uses cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers to smooth out fine lines, add volume to facial features—and to give the face a more revitalized and youthful appearance. If your aesthetic goals are fairly minimal, or if you simply don't want to go under the knife at this time, nonsurgical facelift in Istanbul can meet your aesthetic needs.  

Endoscopic Facelift Turkey surgery

Like a surgical facelift procedure, the endoscopic facelift treatment in Turkey aims to smooth out wrinkles and tighten and lift sagging in the face region. Telescopic instruments employed in a facelift endoscopic treatment are designed to tighten sagging facial muscles and remove fatty tissue—resulting in a firmer, more defined facial appearance. An endoscopic facelift, however, does not address problems with excess skin the same way a surgical facelift does.

Facelift surgery Turkey procedure


How is a facelift done?

During a facelift procedure, performed under a general or “twilight” anesthetic, excess skin along the cheek and neck is scrupulously removed. The face and neck are then re-contoured to give the patient a more youthful look. Facelift incisions are hidden along the hairline and border of the ear to avoid noticeable scarring.

The plastic surgeon targets the lower one-third of the face and the upper neck. Facelift surgery duration is four to six hours and is commonly carried out in combination with a brow-lift for an extensive facial rejuvenation.

Many patients prefer to combine a facelift with a neck lift surgery to correct sagging neck and turkey neck under the chin. A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to correct turkey neck appearance—and reduce jowls—that add years to a person’s facial appearance.

Facelift surgery doctors in Turkey

Facelift surgery doctors are internationally recognized plastic surgeons renowned for their comprehensive approach and technical skills. Facelift surgeons in Istanbul are fully committed to delivering the highest quality patient care, safety and satisfaction. Their personalized approach combines the latest in advanced technology, precision and artistic flair to meet the varying needs of all patients.

Facelift recovery

Immediately after facelift surgery in Turkey, your head and face will be loosely wrapped in bandages to protect your neck and face and help minimize bruising and swelling. The incisions will be wrapped in bandages and drainage tubes may also be placed in the area. The tubes will be taken out the next day after your hair is carefully washed. During the first couple of weeks, you can expect to experience numbness, discoloration and pain in the face and neck area. Most facelift patients are able to return to work within ten days. However, the healing process could last up to several weeks. Camouflage cosmetics can be applied to reduce the appearance of bruising. Our plastic surgeons will provide you with thorough post-surgical recovery tips and medication to help you relieve the pain.

Facelift Turkey recovery tips:

  • A cold compression can be used to minimize swelling in the first week
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Avoid vigorous activity
  • Be gentle with your skin and hair

Facelift surgery cost in Turkey

The price of facelift surgery in Turkey is exponentially affordable for the UK and European patients. Patients traveling for a facelift surgery in Istanbul will be able to save up to 70 percent on their plastic surgery treatment due to the lower cost of living in Turkey and a higher exchange rate of the Turkish Lira against the English Pound.

Frequently Asked Questions Face Lift Surgery

1.Is facelift surgery dangerous?

Facelift is a common plastic surgery procedure in Turkey and is considered safe as long as it is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Mini facelifts usually last between two and five years.

EKG, blood work, HIV and hepatitis are common tests requested prior to facelift surgery. 

Yes, rhytidectomy is the medical term for facelift surgery.

This highly depends on the patient and facelift surgical technique used by the plastic surgeon. Typically, it takes about 6-8 weeks for facelift surgery scars to fade.

Wrinkles of the forehead are not corrected with a facelift procedure—but may be treated with a browlift.