Youth at any age
Youth at any age


A facelift in Turkey may be something you are considering for a number of different reasons. Also commonly referred to as a rhytidectomy, it’s a cosmetic procedure which pulls back and lifts up the skin, creating a smoother and tighter appearance. A lot of people have facelift surgery in Turkey so that they can achieve a more youthful appearance, as the procedure will reduce sagging or flabby skin around the neck and lower half of the face.

As you get older, your skin loses elasticity. Your facial muscles also slacken, resulting in a droopy appearance. The rate at which this happens differs from person-to-person. However, a facelift in Turkey can rectify this. It is also a good treatment option if you have lost a considerable amount of weight, as it tightens the skin around your face.

In terms of recovery, it is a good idea to carefully think about when to have this procedure, as you will often require a couple of weeks off work. Most people take two to four weeks to recover fully from this procedure. You can expect visible bruising and swelling for the first two weeks, and you should not drive immediately after the operation. In addition to this, to reduce swelling, you should keep your head propped up with pillows for a couple of days. You should also avoid getting the bandages wet, which means no showering for the first two days. No massages, saunas, or strenuous activity is allowed for the first fortnight either.

Procedure: Facelift Surgery
Procedure Time: 2-4 Hours
Anesthesia: General Anaesthetic
In / Out Patient: Outpatient
Side Effect: Soreness, slight swelling or bruising.
Location: Istanbul
Recovery: 14 days
Results: Improvement in appearance of face and neck region. Tighter, younger looking skin.

What Happens During Facelift Surgery?

Generally the facelift will include making incisions above the hairline that extend from your temples down in front of your ear. Also an incision will be made behind the ear and underneath the earlobe. If the jawline is being lifted then incisions will be made under the chin. Surplus facial skin is then removed and facial fat and tissue redistributed if necessary. The remaining skin will be pulled and tightened back and upwards before being stitched into the new position.

After the surgery the face is bandaged to help reduce bruising and swelling and to protect the incision areas. Average facelift surgery times last two to three hours. You will have some pain but will have pain relief prescribed to help deal with this.

During your stay for your facelift surgery you will be accompanied and helped by a member of the surgery team. You will have access to wifi in your hotel and can contact them at any time.

Facelift Recovery

For a full recovery from facelift surgery you usually require two to four weeks. You would need to have this length of time off work relaxing and avoiding strenuous activity. Bruising can last a couple of weeks and it can take six to nine months to see the full effect of the surgery. Your surgeon will advise on other activities such as driving. Also it is recommended to prop your head while sleeping with pillows. This helps reduce swelling to help speed up recovery.

If non-dissolvable stitches are used these should be removed after about a week. Following several weeks the scarring redness and bruising should fade.

Facelift pricing - what to look out for?

This makes it very important to always know the full cost of your facelift surgery before going ahead. Make sure you ask your consultant for all information relating to the cost. Find out what is included in the facelift package. If there is anything you want to add or are unsure about then just ask. For example here at BAC Clinic we can adjust a package to suit your needs. Whether that be a more luxury hotel or a varied amount of treatments. You can make your facelift cheaper in the long run by adding more treatments for while your in Turkey.

Hifu Facelift

A hifu facelift uses ultrasound technology to penetrate under the skin and promote collagen production. This helps tighten and firm up the skin. It creates a visible lift in the neck, face and brow areas. Over time the collagen which has been encouraged to grow will form and support the skin. As its a non-invasive procedure there is no scarring or long recovery time. The ultrasound technology is extremely safe. Also treatment is always provided by a clinical professional with a qualification in Hifu facelift technology.