Facelift & Neck Lift in Turkey: All you need to know

Facelift & Neck Lift in Turkey

As we get older, the course of time leaves wrinkles, fine lines or even sagging skin.

Facelift and neck lift are among the most popular cosmetic procedures that can help people who suffer from the visible signs of aging and want to turn back time to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Since Turkey is home to renowned plastic surgeons, world-class clinics and affordable prices, it is one of the preferred destinations for a facelift or neck lift procedure.

We have put together useful information about both surgeries, including the types, procedure and costs in Turkey, as well as Before-and-After-Pictures.

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What is Facelift

What is Facelift?

Facelift or rhytidectomy is a customized cosmetic surgery used to tighten the skin, reduce severe sagging and smooth out deep wrinkles and folds on the face or excess skin on the jaw line.

For this purpose, the skin is lifted, the underlying muscles and tissues are tightened, and excess skin is removed, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Due to its effective and long-lasting results, facelift is considered one of the most popular methods of facial rejuvenation.

Types of Facelift

See below the 3 of the most common types of facelift:

1. Circular Facelift

A circular facelift addresses the signs of aging in the upper, middle and lower parts of the face. This is a complex plastic surgery that is used on patients that have visible aging manifestations like deep wrinkles and sagging skin in all zones.

2. Mini Facelift

A mini facelift, also called short-scar facelift, is usually performed on younger patients because it treats early signs of aging and mild sagging of the skin. This type of procedure involves minimal incisions that are hidden within the natural folds and hairline. In this way, there are no visible scars. Another advantage is that general anesthesia is not required, sedatives are often sufficient.

3. SMAS Lift

This modern method is performed to address deeper age-related changes. In addition to tightening the skin and eliminating wrinkles and sagging, the SMAS facelift also corrects the muscles underneath the facial skin. This creates a longer lasting and more natural looking effect.

What is Neck Lift

What is Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a subtype of facelift. This surgical procedure corrects the sagging of the neck and jaw line separately from the upper face.

Things you should know before your Facelift/ Neck Lift in Turkey:

  • Please keep in mind that a facelift or neck lift do not affect the natural aging processes of the skin, but can only help to decrease their visible manifestations.
  • Facelift / neck lift surgery is possible for women and men.
  • One single trip to Istanbul is sufficient for the procedure. Plan at least 8 -10 days.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking at least 1 week before and after the surgery.
  • Don’t be alarmed: Swelling of the face and eyelids, bruising and a high temperature of 38 °C are common symptoms in the first few days after surgery.
  • You will have to wear a compression bandage for at least 10 days.
  • After the procedure, cold compresses on the face/neck and eyelids can help.
  • Especially in the first 4-5 days after surgery, it is important to take it easy. Do not turn your head too much.
  • After the facelift/ neck lift procedure, patients will need to sleep on their back on 2 or 3 pillows to keep the head elevated above the body.
  • Make-up is not allowed for at least 2 weeks.
  • Physical activities are tolerable after 4 weeks.
  • Sauna and solarium visits are not allowed for at least 2-3 months. Shampooing becomes possible after 4 - 5 days.
  • Make sure that you protect your face/ neck with high sun cream and sunglasses from the sunlight.
  • Stitches are typically removed within 6 -14 days.
  • Recovery will take about 1 to 2 weeks. It is critical to follow the aftercare instructions recommended by your doctor. Specific massages can help the healing process (after 3 weeks).
  • Complete stabilization of the scar occurs within one year after surgery.
  • Results are long-lasting and last in most cases for 8 to 15 years depending on the type of facelift/ neck lift.
Procedure of Facelift Neck Lift in Istanbul

Procedure of Facelift/ Neck Lift in Turkey, Istanbul:

The first step for your facelift/ neck lift in Turkey is to send in your medical history and pictures of your face and neck. During an online consultation, you and your physician will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure. You will determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift / neck lift and which type is the right one for you.  

Once you arrive in Istanbul, you will be asked to the clinic for a consultation and an examination of your face and neck.

The procedure is typically scheduled for the next day. If your surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you will have to come on an empty stomach. After a blood test, you will be prepared for the surgery.

The duration of a regular facelift / neck lift procedure ranges from 2 to 6 hours. In most cases, you will spend 1 to 2 nights in the clinic under medical supervision, depending on your condition and complexity of surgery. A special compression bandage is put on the head/ neck. Before you are discharged from the clinic, your attending physician will check the operated areas, remove the drainage and inform you about aftercare.

In the days that follow, you will be asked to see your surgeon for a final check-up, where your doctor may remove stitches.

How much is Facelift/ Neck Lift in Turkey?

Prices for a regular facelift procedure range from 3.500 € to 4.000 € and neck lift procedure range from 1.800 € to 2.500 € in Istanbul.

Facelift Before and After Pictures

Facelift Before and After Pictures
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Neck Lift Before and After Pictures

Neck Lift Before and After Pictures
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