Facelift procedures have become a popular surgical solution to improve the look of skin on the face.
As these proteins break down, the body cannot replenish them as easily as in our youth, and therefore the skin begins to sag.
The skin on our face is typically the first telltale sign of ageing.
And as it’s the main part of our body that people see, sagging skin on the face can sometimes become an insecurity for men and women.
A facelift procedure, also known as a ‘rhytidectomy’, is where folds of the skin on the face are gently pulled backwards.
Tissues that are beneath the skin are operationally corrected to restore the shape of the face, altogether creating a more youthful appearance.
This youthful look is due to the minimising of wrinkles and drooping of the cheeks, jaws and neck, following a successful procedure.
For those that struggle with saggy skin on the face, a facelift is a great way of improving confidence, helping to rewind the years to bring back the look of younger skin.
Type of facelift surgery
There are a variety of facelift options available, which will achieve a different level of results.
These include Brow lift surgery (or forehead lift), Temple Lift surgery and Mid-face lift surgery (otherwise known as a cheek lift).
A brow lift helps to minimise wrinkles, frown lines and raise saggy eyebrows.
This is a less invasive procedure as incisions are made above the forehead within the hairline, achieving natural-looking results.
A Temple Lift is recommended when a patient wants to correct wrinkles specifically on the forehead, the lines between the eyebrows and to lift the eyebrow area.
This is again another minimally invasive surgery, as an incision is made within the hair above the ears, which again offers a more natural finish.
Mid-face lift surgery specifically targets the cheeks, lifting this area to again provide a more youthful-looking appearance.
This surgery is completed by lifting the skin from this area, making eyelid incisions.
Typically, most facelift results last for around five to ten years.
The average cost for a facelift procedure in the UK is priced between £4,000 – £10,000.
How much does it cost to have a facelift in Turkey?
For many, the upfront cost of up to £10,000 is too much to contemplate for a facelift.
This means having to look around for more cost-effective alternatives, and this includes travelling outside of the UK for a more budget-friendly option.
Although some may be concerned with the risks of travelling abroad for surgery, cosmetic tourism is very popular in today’s world.
One of the most popular destinations for cosmetic tourism is Turkey.
The country offers more cost-effective options, whilst still providing a high level of care and expertise in the cosmetic field.
Compared to the high fees quoted by surgeons in the UK, a facelift in Turkey can cost as little as £3,300.
When arranging a cosmetic procedure with a reputable aesthetic centre, such as MedicoTrips, this fee will also include the cost of your accommodation and transfers.
Why is it cheaper to have a facelift in Turkey than in the UK?
There are a number of reasons as to why facelifts in Turkey are cheaper than elsewhere in Europe.
This is mainly due to the fact that they are able to operate with lower labour costs and operational fees, meaning they can pass these savings onto their patients.
When undergoing cosmetic surgery training in Turkey, surgeons have to undergo the same level of education as elsewhere in Europe.
This means that they have to follow the same strict study guidelines as in the UK, offering similar high standards.
Surgeons in Turkey typically have more experience undergoing cosmetic procedures too, being one of the most popular countries in the world for this type of surgery.
At MedicoTrips, we work with Dr Abdullah Etöz, associate clinical doctor of Plastic Surgery at Acıbadem Hospital Groups in İstanbul.
A highly trained medical professional, Dr Etöz has medical qualifications from Selçuk University School of Medicine, alongside a surgical residency at Uludağ University.
With many years of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery, he makes all of his patients feel at ease ahead of a procedure, due to his expertise in the field.
Undergoing a facelift with MedicoTrips gives you reassurance, peace of mind and ensures high-quality results for a more affordable price,
Our trained representatives will be with you from your first consultation to your post-op review, so all your questions and qualms will be answered.
If now is the right time for you to begin your journey to renewed confidence, contact us today.
We can discuss the facelift options we offer in more detail by calling +44 (0) 121 288 4552.