Procedure

What is a facelift and who is a suitable candidate for the surgery?

As our age progresses, external factors such as negative environmental conditions and gravity, weight changes, or loss of skin elasticity cause our face to look old. If this appearance bothers you and the non-invasive methods you apply are no longer sufficient, you may consider having a facelift. Since genetic factors and the elasticity of our skin are different, there is no certain age for a facelift operation.

What should be considered before the facelift operation?

Smoking and alcohol consumption should be stopped, if used, to increase the success of all our operations. If there will be more than 1-2 kilograms of weight change before facelift, for example if you plan to lose 5-7 kilograms, you should share this with your surgeon and determine the most appropriate operation date for you with him/her.

What are the facelift areas and facelift techniques?

Although there are many techniques related to the facelift operation, these three techniques, mainly upper facelift, mid facelift, and lower facelift, come to the fore.

  • An upper facelift is performed on the area from the top of the eyebrow line to the point where your hair begins.
  • A Mid-facelift is an operation from the outer ends of your eyes to the two sides of your nose, the upper line of your upper lip and the outer ends of your lips.
  • A lower facelift is performed on the area below the corner of your lips, usually covering the under-chin and neck.

Patients usually think that the facelift surgery will cover all three areas, but this operation usually targets the area below the upper line of the ears. This area usually meets your needs for a facelift. If necessary, an upper facelift (eyebrow lift) can also be performed.

You can get the best result by discussing your wishes with an experienced plastic surgeon.

What is a mini facelift and who is a suitable candidate for the mini facelift?

Mini facelift is a surgery that targets the early period when facial deformation begins to occur. Since there is not enough sagging in the neck and jowl area, mini lift surgeries do not cover this area. This operation is generally suitable for people between the ages of 40 and 50 who do not need a full facelift. Mini facelift operation requires a surgical procedure. It should not be confused with non-invasive methods that have been popular recently.

Facelift and mini facelift operations will be the rejuvenation choice where you will get more permanent and visually better results than non-invasive methods.

What is an endoscopic facelift and who is a suitable candidate for an endoscopic facelift?

The endoscopic mid-facelift is an operation applied in the middle of the face to the eyelid, cheek, lines around the mouth, and cheekbones.

These structures on the face can cause bad images such as sagging, bagging, and clear lines due to gravity and aging. These problems in the face are eliminated in endoscopic facelift surgery and they are shaped to give the person a younger appearance. The endoscopic facelift operation is a surgical operation performed using an endoscope and has become very popular due to its minimal incision lately.

In this surgery, which is simpler than conventional facelift operations, the recovery process is more painless and quick.

The endoscopic facelift operation is generally applied to people who have problems in the mid-face area. This surgery, which is performed for the sagging of the cheeks, a sunken area between the eyelid and the nose, and the elimination of wrinkles at the edge of the mouth, is generally preferred by people in the middle ages. Endoscopic facelift surgery is not preferred in cases of severe signs of aging.

What should be considered after the facelift operation?

We will have some suggestions to ensure that this change you have after a successful facelift operation is permanent for a long time.

  • First of all, you need to protect your face and skin from the harmful effects of the sun. So, it is important to keep the time and hours you will be exposed to the sun at the recommended intervals and to use protective creams with appropriate protection factors.
  • Since rapid weight changes will cause deformation in the elasticity of your skin, good weight control is essential not only for your face but also for your whole appearance. Drinking plenty of water and eating fiber foods will have positive effects on your weight control and skin.
  • Regular exercise will help you control weight and preserve your muscle mass and bone structure. Nature walks will increase the rate of oxygen in your blood, reducing free oxygen radicals that accelerate aging.
  • Quitting smoking and tobacco increases the elasticity and brightness of your face and entire skin tissue.
  • Using medical skincare products with proven efficacy in skincare is important to meet the needs of your skin.
  • Operation time is between 1-2 hours for a mini facelift, 3-4 hours for a standard facelift, and 5-6 hours when combined with eyelid and eyebrow lift
  • General anesthesia
  • For a standard facelift, 2 nights hospital stay and 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • For a mini facelift, 1-night hospital stay and 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Wearing a face corset for 2 weeks
  • Returning to daily life (starting work) in 1-2 weeks
  • If you have a special situation, we recommend that you have the facelift operation 1 month before.

Facelift at a Glance
Duration of Operation 1-1,5 hours
Returning to Work 7 weeks
Hospitalization Discharge on the day of surgery
Taking Shower After 1 day
Mobility After 1 day rest
Activity in the Gym After 4-6 weeks
Sexual Activity At least 4 weeks
Sleeping Position 3 weeks on your back
Complete Recovery 4-6 weeks
Driving 1 week

Treatment and Planning

  • The first meeting to get information is with our health advisor. In this meeting, you can talk about your health problems and expectations.
  • You need to make an online appointment on our Appointment Form page to meet the health advisor.
  • Our health advisor may ask for some information to evaluate your suitability for the surgery you want, such as your age, weight, height, medications you regularly use, smoking, blood tests, X-Ray, photograph, your expectations from the surgery, and your medical history.
  • The health advisor gives you information about
  • Surgeon and Hospital information
  • Our previous experiences (Before & After)
  • The things to do before the surgery and information about the surgery and the post-surgical process
  • Video conferencing with your surgeon and receiving information if necessary
  • Surgery fee and what is included in the price (surgery, accommodation, airport pick-up, and transfers)
  • Planning dates about your travel (dates about the hospital, hotel, and full length of stay)
  • Answers to your questions about the surgery are sent to you

(THIS PROCESS REGARDING THE SURGERY WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN WRITTEN FORM AFTER THE MEETING.)

  • Airport pick-up and hotel transfer
  • Hotel Check-In: Our health advisor will welcome you and inform you about the process.
  • Meeting with the surgeon: Your surgeon plans your surgery and informs you about the plan. You are expected to discuss your expectations and answers to your questions about the surgery with your surgeon. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Tests: Evaluation tests such as blood tests required for the surgery, COVID 19 test, and X-Ray are performed. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Meeting with the anesthesiologist: Your medical history and your suitability for the surgery are evaluated. Our health advisor will be with you during this process.
  • Operation: The things to be done the previous day are forwarded to you in preparation for the operation. You will be informed about the solid and liquid feeding times, the medications you will use, if any, the time you will be in the hospital for the operation, etc.
  • You are transferred to the hospital.
  • Hospital Check-In is done.
  • You enter your room.
  • The nurse informs you and prepares you for the surgery.
  • An informative meeting is made with your surgeon again before the surgery.
  • You will be taken into surgery.
  • Our post-surgical health advisor comes to you to check the surgeon process and you.
  • Your surgeon will visit and inform you after the surgery.

Our health advisor will be with you during the entire process on the day of surgery.

  • The length of stay in the hospital may vary depending on the surgery to be performed. During this period, you will be visited by our health advisor every day you stay in the hospital.
  • After the surgery, you will be informed about the follow-up period, medications you will use by your surgeon’s decision, and the post-surgical process, and your hospital exit procedures will be carried out.
  • You will be transferred to the hotel.
  • You will be transferred for a control examination on the days determined by your surgeon.
  • During the hotel stay, you will be followed up by our health advisor regarding the surgery process.
  • Our health advisor will inform you about the restaurant, shopping, places to visit, and other needs during your hotel stay.
  • In the last control examination with the surgeon, you will be informed about what to do in the next period.
  • Hotel Check-Out and airport transfer

THIS PROCESS MAY CHANGE IN OPERATIONS SUCH AS HAIR TRANSPLANTATION AND DENTAL HEALTH THAT DO NOT REQUIRE HOSPITAL STAY.

As Estebox Istanbul, we will stand by you, our valuable clients, with our experienced surgeons and healthcare professionals, ensure that the whole process is carried out reliably and that you return to your country healthily and happily so that your journey and operation go well.

Frequently Asked Questions

As our age progresses, external factors such as negative environmental conditions and gravity or weight changes cause the skin to lose its elasticity and our face to look old. In facelift surgery, an incision is made on the border where the ear and cheek meet, and the excess skin is stretched out towards the scalp behind the ear. In the same way, the facelift is completed with a stretching procedure in the scalp in the forehead area. If the incision starting in front of the ear is passed through the ear, the suture mark will be invisible from the outside, since most of it will remain in the ear. Thus, the suture marks will be in a place that will be invisible from the outside.

The goal of facelift surgery is not to lose facial expressions, but to achieve a natural appearance by removing the sagging skin.

  • An upper facelift is performed on the area from the top of the eyebrow line to the point where your hair begins.
  • A Mid-facelift is an operation from the outer ends of your eyes to the two sides of your nose, the upper line of your upper lip, and the outer ends of your lips.
  • A lower facelift is performed on the area below the corner of your lips, usually covering the under-chin and neck.

Patients usually think that the facelift surgery will cover all three areas, but this operation usually targets the area below the upper line of the ears. This area usually meets your needs for a facelift. If necessary, an upper facelift (eyebrow lift) can also be performed.

The endoscopic mid-facelift is an operation applied in the middle of the face to the eyelid, cheek, lines around the mouth, and cheekbones. The endoscopic facelift operation is a surgical operation performed using an endoscope and has become very popular due to its minimal incision lately.

The endoscopic facelift operation is generally applied to people who have problems in the mid-face area. This surgery, which is performed for the sagging of the cheeks, a sunken area between the eyelid and the nose, and the elimination of wrinkles at the edge of the mouth, is generally preferred by people in the middle ages. This operation is not preferred in case of severe signs of aging.

The mini facelift is a surgery that targets the early period when facial deformation begins to occur. Since there is not enough sagging in the neck and jowl area, mini lift surgeries do not cover this area. This operation is generally suitable for people between the ages of 40 and 50 who do not need a full facelift. Mini facelift operation requires a surgical procedure. It should not be confused with non-invasive methods that have been popular recently.

Why Estebox Istanbul for Facelift Surgery?

  • To provide a right and quality service to you as Estebox Istanbul, we work with doctors who have years of experience in their field, carried out successful operations with the title of Professor, Associate Professor, or Specialist, trained many new doctors as instructors, conducted national and international clinical studies, published scientific articles, and have a high degree of satisfaction in patient feedbacks.
  • There are many operations such as nasal aesthetics, breast aesthetics, abdominoplasty, liposuction, hair transplantation, and obesity surgery for your health and aesthetic needs. Although these operations seem similar to each other, each operation requires a separate experience and good planning. Estebox Istanbul offers the best solution to your aesthetic needs with experienced surgeons who will meet your expectations from the facelift.
  • In addition to meeting your health and aesthetic needs, your safety is also important to us. That is why we prioritize the compliance of the hospital, technical equipment, and anesthesia team to international accreditations such as JCI.
  • We know that you may be worried about making a surgery decision in another country. As Estebox Istanbul, we will be at your side until you return to your country healthily and happily, offering you the best solutions from the first moment you contact us to make a surgery decision.
  • With the arrival of more than 1,000,000 patients for health and aesthetic needs every year, Turkey is one of the most popular countries in health tourism with its worldwide trained experienced doctors, hospitals that use cutting edge technology, quality service, and economic treatments. As Estebox Istanbul, we continue our work with our 30 years of experience in the health sector, unlike many companies that are involved in Health Tourism, whose number is increasing day by day.

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