As we get older, our bodies change. From hair thinning to skin sagging, even though we feel the same as we did when we were young, there’s nothing we can do to stop the years catching up with us.
But what if we told you there is something you can do to reverse the signs of ageing?
And we’re not talking about waving a magic wand. We’re talking about the cosmetic surgery ‘magic’ that is a facelift.
What is a facelift?
Also known as a ‘rhytidectomy’, the facelift procedure is a perfect solution to reverse the signs of ageing at a time in your life when collagen and elastin production slows down in the body.
Collagen and elastin are proteins found in the skin, and as they break down, the body cannot replenish them as easily as when we were young, which means the skin begins to sag.
Being one of the top 10 most popular surgical procedures in the UK in 2018, a facelift is when a surgeon gently pulls back folds of skin on the face to create a more youthful appearance and reduce the look of sagging skin.
To complete the procedure, the surgeon will begin by making an incision into the skin.
The skin tissue below where the incision is made will be tightened and smoothed, which creates the youthful look that the patient so desires.
Once the surgeon has completed this part of the procedure, the incision will then need to be closed with stitches, allowing for the healing process.
Overall, the full facelift procedure is typically completed in around 3-6 hours.
So, what changes will a facelift make?
Following a successful facelift procedure, the tightening of the skin will create a more youthful look, as wrinkles will have been minimised, along with the drooping of the cheeks, jaws and neck.
For those who become conscious of sagging skin on the face, the procedure is an effective way of boosting a person’s confidence, helping them to look as young as they feel.
But, what do the effects of the surgery actually look like?
Here are just a few facelift before and after images of happy MedicoTrips customers that show just how much a simple change can make a dramatic difference to your appearance.
Facelift Before & After images
As you can see, the effects of a facelift are very noticeable and can take years off the patient with just a simple procedure.
In fact, in most cases, the incredible results from a facelift can last for around five to ten years.
But, they do come with a hefty price tag if you’re looking to undergo a procedure in the UK.
The average cost for a facelift procedure with a UK-based surgeon is around £4,000 – £10,000, a figure that many people struggle to raise to make this youthful appearance a reality.
But, there are more cost-effective alternatives out there that can allow you to get these same results with a highly trained and experienced medical professional.
Turkey is a popular destination for those looking for more cost-effective plastic surgery options, as its training is to the same standard as across Europe.
Not only that, they offer more cost-effective treatment with lower labour costs and operational fees, making it a realistic option for patients looking to feel good in the skin they are in.
If you’re looking to undergo a facelift procedure in Turkey, you can expect to pay as little as £3,300 for this type of treatment.
And, when working with an experienced team like that of MedicoTrips, you can make sure you’re in good hands too.
MedicoTrips has enlisted the help of top surgeon, Dr Abdullah Etöz, associate clinical doctor of Plastic Surgery at Acıbadem Hospital Groups in İstanbul.
With years of experience successfully completing a wide range of cosmetic procedures, Dr Etöz has changed people’s lives for the better, creating their dream look.
When putting your trust in the MedicoTrips team, you will be enlisted with a dedicated representative who will talk you through the process in detail, and be there with you every step of the way.
We understand the worries and concerns patients have, and our team will give you the peace of mind to achieve the youthful look you so desire.
If you’d like to discuss the facelift procedure in more detail with a MedicoTrips representative, be sure to get in touch with us today by giving us a call on +44 (0) 121 288 4552.