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Facelift in Turkey
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Facelift in Turkey

A facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a plastic surgery to make the face look younger. Wrinkles and sagging on the face are reduced by the operation. Getting a facelift in Turkey is popular among patients since the quality of the treatment is at the top and the prices are affordable.

It is important to have flexible skin in facelift surgery. Thus, the face is stretched upwards and sagging is reduced more comfortably. The tissues under the skin are replaced and excess skin is removed from the face. In this way, the aging face looks younger. 

Loss of facial fat, side effects of sunlight on the skin, stress, heredity and regular smoking can cause aging and sagging of the face. Facelift surgery cannot stop aging and fundamentally change your appearance.

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Why you should get a facelift surgery in Turkey

The benefits and advantages of a facelift in Turkey are numerous. Some of them are as follows:

State-of-the-art Facilities

Arpanu Medical meets the needs of all patients in the fastest and most practical way in its state-of-the-art facilities.

Qualified Surgeons

Due to their high level of training and the importance they place on patients, surgeons in Turkey are the first choice for many cosmetic procedures.


The cost of facelift surgery in Turkey is cheaper than in Europe and the USA. Factors like high competition in health tourism make facelift surgery in Turkey affordable.

Personalized Support

Our professional healthcare team responds immediately to patients' needs, and each patient receives individual attention.

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Our patients' comments show how much we love and care about what we do. Patient testimonials are proof of our exclusive work.

Facelift Procedure

Every facelift surgery is first performed in line with the patient’s needs and wishes.

Since it is an aesthetic operation, the patient’s wishes are at the forefront.

Although the rejuvenation is visible between 10 and 14 days, full recovery takes 2-3 months.

Consultation & Preoperation

Before surgery, your doctor examines your face and assesses whether you are suitable for surgery. Your medical history, recent health status and medications you are currently taking will be examined.

Blood tests and other necessary tests are performed, and you will be advised to stop smoking 2-3 weeks before the surgery. Afterwards, the facelift operation will be selected according to your wishes.

The patient is put to sleep with general anesthesia. Thus, the patient does not feel any pain during the aesthetic operation process. In some cases, local anesthesia and sedation may also be preferred.

After anesthesia, the incision process begins. The size of the incision varies according to the facelift operation chosen by the patient.

In a traditional facelift, the incision continues from the hairline to the chin, while in a mid-facelift, incisions are made in the middle of the face.

Once the incision is completed, the facial tissues and muscles are lifted, reshaped or tightened as needed.

After this procedure, excess skin is removed and this provides a tighter and more youthful appearance.

Once the procedure is finished, the incisions are closed.

After the operation, you do not need to stay in the hospital after the necessary procedures are done. Bandages are applied to minimize swelling and bruising. Your surgeon will explain the necessary precautions and what you should do after the facelift procedure is over.

Facelift Techniques

There are five commonly performed types of facelift surgery: traditional, SMAS, deep plane, mid-face lift, and mini-facelift. These types of surgeries are performed according to the needs and requests of the patient. 

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Traditional Facelift

Starting in front of the hairline, incisions are made below the ears and continue down to the chin. The skin is stretched, excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed.

This operation reduces the signs of aging on the face and neck. Deep wrinkles are reduced, the jawline becomes clearer and a younger, more dynamic facial appearance is achieved.

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SMAS Facelift (SMAS Rhytidectomy)

This operation aims to reduce the signs of aging in the middle and lower parts of the face. The SMAS layer is stretched rather than the skin and a more permanent rejuvenation is achieved as the deep tissues are affected.

Sagging in the cheeks, jawline and neck area is tried to be reduced in this operation. The recovery process is longer and more costly than traditional.

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Deep Plane Facelift

In this procedure, deeper areas of the face such as muscle, connective tissue and fat layers are treated.

By treating these layers under the skin, a more natural and younger appearance is achieved.

Since deep tissues are treated, minimal tightness is created on the skin surface.

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Mid-facelift is a procedure performed to reduce the signs of aging in the middle area of the face. In this procedure, rejuvenation is performed especially on the cheeks, cheekbones and the areas under the eyes.

This procedure reduces laugh lines, sagging cheeks, and bags under the eyes. This aesthetic procedure is performed through small incisions in the hairline, in front of the ear or under the eyes. 

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It is performed for rejuvenation of the face and neck. This aesthetic operation has fewer incisions and is performed to correct less obvious sagging and wrinkles. It has a shorter recovery period and limited effects.

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How much is a facelift in Turkey?

The average cost of a facelift in Turkey is 6250€.

The facelift surgery price in Turkey varies according to the size of the procedure, the technique to be used and the package to be chosen.

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Save up to 80% by getting a facelift surgery in Turkey.

Turkey Facelift Surgery Package

Our facelift package in Turkey includes:

  • Facelift Surgery
  • Consultation and Pre-operative tests
  • Accommodation
  • VIP Transportation
  • Interpreter
  • Post-operative care
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Why are facelift surgeries cheaper in Turkey?

Facelift surgeries are more affordable in Turkey for several reasons:

  • Government Support and Incentives. The government’s incentives and investments in health tourism make facelift surgery in Turkey cheaper and more accessible.
  • High Competition. Thanks to the competition in the health sector, plastic and surgical operations are always more favorable than in the USA and Europe.
  • Lower Labor Costs. The fact that the wages of healthcare workers are lower than in Europe makes healthcare services cheaper in Turkey.
  • Tourism Integration. Many patients also make touristic trips while receiving health services in Turkey. Thanks to the opportunity to visit Istanbul included in the all-inclusive package, both tourism and health services are covered and prices are halved.
  • Favorable Exchange Rates. The low exchange rate of the Turkish lira compared to other currencies makes Turkey very attractive for tourism and health services.
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Benefits of Facelift

There are various benefits of facelift:

  • Reduction of Wrinkles and Sagging Skin. Face lift surgery, which tightens the sagging face, reduces wrinkles and provides a younger appearance.
  • Long-lasting outcomes. While non-surgical treatments need to be repeated continuously, no repeat procedure is required long after facelift surgery. Thus, facelift surgery is a budget-friendly procedure.
  • Natural-Looking Results. Facelift surgery in Turkey will not give your face an abnormal appearance, on the contrary, it will look as natural as if no surgery has been performed.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Many people feel more confident and satisfied with their appearance after a facelift, which can positively impact their personal and professional lives.
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Facelift Surgery Candidacy

Patients must meet certain criteria before undergoing a facelift surgery.

  • Skin Elasticity. Having skin that still has elasticity is important to remove wrinkles and sagging in facelift surgery.
  • Realistic Expectations. Being aware of what a facelift surgery can and cannot provide is positive for the patient’s mental health.
  • Non-Smoker. Regular smoking causes problems with skin healing and blood flow. For this reason, it is important to be a non-smoker or to want to quit smoking.
  • Overall Good Health. Patients who do not have a medical condition that will disrupt the healing process after surgical operation are ideal candidates for facelift operation.
  • Commitment to Recovery. The healing process after surgery is very important. For this reason, it is very important to follow the doctor’s instructions exactly and stay healthy during the recovery process.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a facelift last?

The duration of a facelift varies from person to person. A healthy lifestyle and regular self-care will extend the duration of a facelift. The average duration is 7-10 years.

What is the best age to have a facelift?

The ideal age for a facelift is between 50 and 60. At this age, facial sagging and wrinkles are more noticeable and the skin still has the elasticity needed to perform the operation. However, facelift surgery can be performed at any age, depending on the individual’s preferences.

What is the recovery time for a facelift?

The healing process of facelift procedure is usually between 2 and 3 weeks. It may take months to see the final result, but regular care and personal care accelerate the healing process.

Who should not have a facelift?

We do not recommend a facelift operation if you have the following conditions:

  • Poor Skin Elasticity
  • Smokers
  • Individuals with Severe Medical Conditions (such as uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, or blood clotting disorder)
  • Unrealistic Expectations
  • Psychological Concerns
  • Severe Skin Conditions (such as severe acne, rosacea, or dermatitis)
  • Excessive Sun Damage:

What is the difference between a mini facelift and a facelift?

While the mini facelift operation is performed on the lower part of the face and jawline, the traditional facelift operation can be performed on the entire face or on the desired specific area. While the mini facelift operation takes a shorter time, the normal facelift operation takes longer to heal.

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