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.
What is a 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 Facelifts
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 a 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 a Facelift/ Neck Lift in Istanbul, Turkey
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 a 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
Neck Lift Before and After Pictures
Most Popular Clinics and Doctors
It is precisely with these procedures that the clinic's motto, which measures the success of a cosmetic treatment by how hard it is to notice, comes into full effect.
Founded in 2012, the clinic exists, in its own words, so that "you can be who you want to be." The holistic approach sees beauty as a universal principle of "soul and body" and a "natural, integrated image."
The clinic offers all operations in the field of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Special mention should be made of liposuction, breast aesthetics, BBL, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, face and neck lift as well as tube stomach, gastric bypass and swallow balloon. The procedures are performed at A+ private contract hospitals in Istanbul.
Extensive examinations as well as a detailed consultation before each procedure lead to a high level of patient satisfaction. Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes airport transfers, interpretation services and accommodation in a 4- or 5-star hotel.
Turkeyana Clinic offers plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, as well as dental aesthetics and hair transplants.
Estophia offers its patients an overview of the various treatment methods and presents a selection of carefully checked clinics and doctors for the desired procedure. This gives patients the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information in advance and make their decision in a relaxed atmosphere at home.
Especially in the area of Face & Neck Lifting, Estophia has made a name for itself with numerous successfully performed operations. All procedures are performed only in the best clinics and hospitals of Istanbul, which attach great importance to the most modern equipment and technology and are regularly controlled.
In addition, Estophia is known for arranging successful procedures from breast augmentation and reduction, breast lift, BBL, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck,
Since 2022, the sympathetic doctor with the close-to-patient approach has been looking after guests from all over the world in his private practice in Şişli, Istanbul. He performs all operations in the field of plastic & aesthetic surgery, including rhinoplasty, breast surgery, mommy makeover, tummy tuck and liposuction or BBL, just to name a few. Surgical procedures are performed only in the newest and most modern hospitals in Istanbul.
Prof. Dr. İlker Yazıcı is fluent in English, which, in addition to his more than 25 years of experience, top results and hassle-free procedures, makes him popular with both domestic and foreign patients. The top rating confirms the consistently high patient satisfaction.
At the end of their trip, guests should return home with a smile and, more importantly, with a more aesthetic and better appearance, as well as good memories.
Offered are all treatments from the field of Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery such as breast aesthetics, BBL, Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck and weight loss surgeries as well as from Dentistry. Of particular note are Hollywood Smile, dental crowns and dental implants.
The all-round care and detailed consultation is reflected in the high level of patient satisfaction.
Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes transfer and hotel.
Founded in 2015,
In its over 7 years of experience, Forever Clinica has performed over 9,000 procedures and treated many thousands of patients from all over the world. A team of over 40 specialists and doctors take care of guests throughout the treatment process, and they quickly feel at home in the clinic.
Durable solutions and lifetime guarantees are reflected in the high level of patient satisfaction in all areas, which is always the top priority at Forever Clinica.
According to the motto "Beauty for Everyone", the clinic offers highly qualified treatments at reasonable prices. The most important principles are honesty, transparency and discretion. All procedures are performed in the most prestigious 5* hospitals in Istanbul and Antalya, all of which have been awarded the coveted JCF certificate and are equipped with the latest technologies.
Treatments from all areas of medicine are offered. The focus is on hair- and beard transplants, plastic surgery such as breast aesthetics, BBL, Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck, weight loss surgeries, dental treatments, Іn-Vіtrо-Fertilisation (IVF) and eye surgeries such as eye laser and smart lens.
Cayra Clinic has so far successfully attended over 5,000 patients from 5 different continents and over 40 countries on their journey.
Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes VIP transfers, interpreters, 5-star hotel, flights and city tours.
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