What is Facelift?

A Facelift is a surgical procedure for correcting the visible signs of facial and neck aging. Its purpose is to reposition underlying soft-tissues to help tighten and smoothen the skin of the lower face area, giving it a new refreshing look.

Why women choose Facelift?

Why women choose Facelift?

A part of the aging process, having a saggy and loose skin in the facial area, is very natural. A patient may struggle to adapt to these facial changes in older adult life, so therefore this gives them another chance of obtaining a youthful appearance and improves self-confidence.

Why women choose Facelift?
Facelift Operation

Facelift Operation

  • It will take place at the internationally accredited Luxury Private Memorial hospital
  • It will be performed under general anaesthesia
  • The approximate time of the operation is around 5 hours
  • You will be required to stay in Istanbul for a total of 7 nights
  • Patient will stay 2 nights in the hospital after the operation
Facelift Operation
Procedure details: Facelift

Procedure details: Facelift

The purpose of a facelift is to give a youthful appearance to someone who is aging quicker than expected. In this procedure, not only the skin but also the fascia tissue between the skin and the muscles, which is known as SMAS, is extended and raised what guarantees a constant stretching result.


A facelift involves an incision along the front side of the ear that extends around the back of the ear through the edge of the earlobe, creating a scar that can't be noticeable at a distance. Not only the face but also the neck and the temples are elevated too.

Procedure details: Facelift

How to prepare for Facelift?

You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Facelift is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.

3 Weeks Before

3 Weeks Before

Please inform your surgeon of all the relevant details of pre-existing medications you have been prescribed for.


You must stop smoking immediately, and that includes electronic cigarettes and the use of any other type of tobacco product. Facelift has the highest risk amongst all plastic surgeries of post-surgery complications which include slower recovery time.

1 Weeks Before

1 Week Before

Please refrain from consuming herbal supplementations and teas.


Medications such as, aspirin, ecopirin, coumadin, clexan, coraspin, and other blood thinning medicines is now prohibited.


If you have to use painkillers (without paracetamol), please inform your surgeon and they will advise you. Painkillers that contain paracetamol are permitted.

Last Night Before

Last Night Before

Please be aware that no drinking or eating is allowed 8 hours before surgery, and that includes drinking water and chewing gum.


You must take a shower, or bath, on the night before your surgery, and/or an additional one the morning just before surgery.

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

Contact lenses must be removed on the day of surgery, and jewelry and makeup must not be present.


Preferably, wear a buttoned-shirt, although wearing comfortable and loose clothes remains top priority.

After the Facelift

After the surgery, minor-mild pain is expected, and you will have swelling around the face from the first day. You will notice that your recovery will be almost complete by the end of the fifth day.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of Facelift

  • 01 Why would I want a Facelift? If there is sagging due to aging or structurally on the face and/or neck, this may hide your beauty and make you appear older. If you are in such a situation, you may want to have surgery.
  • 02 Is Facelift OK for me? Usually, people over the age of 40 and healthy people will require this surgery. However, it can also be done at an earlier age in people with a structurally sagging face and neck.
  • 03 What is involved in the operation? In the temple region, an incision is made starting from the front of the hair or from inside the hair and extending from the front of the ear to the back of the ear under the earlobe. The skin is removed to reach the deep structure of the face called SMAS. SMAS is stretched upwards and excess skin is removed. Face lift surgery is often combined with facial fat injection, face and neck liposuction, lower and/or upper eyelid surgery.
  • 04 What are the risks? In addition to the common risks in all surgical procedures, there is a 2 percent risk of facial paralysis in face lift surgery according to the literature. This risk is lower in the MACS lift technique than in the deep SMAS technique.
  • 01 Will I have pain after the Facelift? Mild to moderate pain is to be expected. The pain can be easily be dealt with by using painkillers.
  • 02 When will the doctor be checking up on me? Your doctor will be checking you on the 1st, 2nd and 5th day after your surgery.
  • 03 How long am I going to need to take off work? After 10 days your face will look natural.
  • 04 How long does it take for me to recover completely? 10 days after surgery you can return to your daily life. However, the full recovery period for this surgery is between 6 months and 1 year.
  • 05 Will I be left with scars after the operation? The scar on the face lift is placed into the anterior folds of the ear. Therefore, from the social distance is not noticeable unless the patient shows.
  • 01 Does the price include everything? All the operation procedures, accommodation, airport concierge, dedicated patient coordinator, and transfers is included in the priced, but you will need to purchase flights to Istanbul.


Facelift Duration Of Stay Price
Mid-Facelift 7 Nights €5900
Complete Facelift 7 Nights €7500