When you get older, gravity negatively affects your skin. Sagging, loss of elasticity, and wrinkles begin to appear on your face. Facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and redraping of the skin of your face and neck. A facelift is generally combined with other procedures such as eyelid lift and forehead lift.
Worldwide, more than a hundred thousand people have facelift operation each year. If you have a strong bone structure and still have some skin elasticity while having a facial sagging, you can be a candidate, too.
Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.
You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.
We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.
Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.
The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.
After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.
We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.
We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.
During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.
It is not hard to be eligible for a facelift procedure. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!
You may be a good candidate:
The outcomes of facelift can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.
Facelift can address all kinds of aesthetical concerns, related to the signs of aging, about your face. A facelift procedure improves the most visible signs of aging. Through facelift, you look younger and fresher, you will have a more youthful appearance. Your face is rejuvenated by about five to ten years. You will get rid of sagging, unwanted lines, and wrinkles on the skin of your face.
The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. For most people, sagging or deformed appearance of the face is a big concern. If you are not happy with the appearance of your face, you can experience serious psychological distress, which can negatively affect your self-confidence and social life. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image. Your newly lifted youthful face will boost your self-confidence.
After the surgery, your incisions might be covered with bandages to decrease swelling and bruising. A small drainage tube might be placed under the skin behind your ears. The day after surgery, these will be removed, and your surgeon will apply some antibiotic ointment to your incisions and cover your face with new bandages. 2-3 days after your facelift operation, you might be freed from bandages and wear an elasticized facial sling. You may experience some pain and discomfort within this period, but it can be eased with pain medication. Besides, you can apply cold compress to your face to ease pain and decrease swelling. About a week after surgery, your surgeon will remove your stitches and assess your healing rate. Depending on your healing process, you may need to take 2-3 weeks off work.
Swelling and bruising will gradually disappear and should be difficult to notice after about 1-2 weeks. Within two weeks, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities. After four to six weeks, you can return to strenuous exercises and demanding physical activities. 6-8 weeks after the surgery, the scars will start to fade. In addition, you will be more vulnerable to sunlight for several weeks, and you should wear a hat and apply sunscreen regularly. A few months after the surgery, your recovery will be completed. During your whole recovery period, your surgeon and Clineca will inform you and guide you.
A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“Facelift procedure does miracles for suitable patients. With the help of advanced surgical techniques and easily combinable lifting procedures, we are able to work to ‘turn back the clock’, for our patients.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
“Of course, there are non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the face. But the most effective treatment against the most of the marks of aging on the face is facelift surgery.”
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