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A facelift (rhytidectomy) and neck lift are the most common procedure undertaken to counteract the visible signs of aging on our facial features, such as wrinkles, sagging eyelids, furrowed brow and crow’s feet at the corners of our eyes, as well as a saggy chin and neck.

Why decide to have a facelift?

We all want to look our best, and the older we get, sometimes that can be a little more difficult, especially when it comes to our faces. None of us really like the appearance of wrinkles as a daily reminder that we are getting older, so a facelift and neck lift is an excellent solution for hiding the obvious signs of aging.

As for how old you need to be before considering a facelift, that depends on a number of factors. We are all different, so from our late thirties onwards you can begin to show signs that we are getting older, though you may be fortunate not to need any form of cosmetic surgery until you are well into your fifties. Genetics can play a part, a stressful life will not help, and over exposure to sunshine, over a prolonged period of time, can have a detrimental effect on the skin and which can lead to advanced aging of the skin.

Of course, while facelifts and neck lifts are often seen as a cosmetic procedure for women, here at iMed Istanbul we have noticed a trend in increasing numbers of men who are also looking at these procedures to restore a more youthful and vibrant look.

What is involved when you have facelift surgery?

Though classed as cosmetic surgery, a full facelift is a relatively major procedure. While the extent of the surgery can depend on the overall effect to be achieved, it is usual to make incisions that follow hairlines and the natural contour of the head around the back of the ears. The skin is then lifted, and any excess fat can be sculpted or redistributed around the face before the skin is re-laid. This skin is then gently tightened to remove any wrinkles, and then trimmed at the original points of incision to remove any excess, before being sutured back in place.

You should expect to spend one night in hospital after your procedure.

If you have travelled from afar and have opted an all-inclusive package, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital for your procedure and, once discharged, you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service.

Facelift surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure

More and more often we perform cosmetic lifting surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure. This type of surgery can be performed alongside rhinoplasty or otoplasty, as examples.

If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your facelift lifting procedure with us, please get in contact and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you will need.

Post-operative care for a facelift and neck lift plastic surgery

The surgeon who performed your procedure will examine you the next day prior to your being discharged from hospital. You will then have further checkups and any non-dissolving stitches removed prior to your leaving Istanbul, while antibiotics may also be prescribed. Thereafter, aside from keeping any wounds clean and dry for a week after your facelift or neck lift operation, the natural healing process will take anything from one to two months to complete.

Treatment Plan


Stay in Turkey

5 Days

Stay in Hospital

1 Day

Operation Type

General anaesthesia

Companion

It is recommended you have a companion with you as you should not be left on your own for the first 24 hours after a general anaesthetic.

Surgery Time

2 - 4 Hours

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