Face Lift in Turkey

Face Lift in Turkey

Face lift Surgery

Facelift surgery (sometimes called a rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the underlying muscles of your face, lifting tissues, sculping fat, and removing excess skin, giving your face a smooth and more youthful appearance. It is the most popular and effective procedure to address significant sagging and wrinkles. In 2018, the ASPS recorded 121,531 people having a facelift in 2018.
It is something inevitable, but as we get older (varies per person), our skin will naturally lose its elasticity and loosened facial muscles, this will result in having a droopier look. A facelift procedure in Turkey will help fight this, giving you that youthful appearance you desire for both your face and neck. Turkey is one of the main places to get such a procedure, which will be carried out using latest technological developments and modern techniques.

Who is Eligible for Facelift?

People seeking facelifts can range in age from their mid-40s to 80s, it does not matter as to your skin tone. Generally, good candidates are those that do not spoke, are in general good health with no underlying medical conditions. It is also available for both men and woman. If this, is you, please read further, otherwise consult your local doctor first?
The ultimate test is to look in the mirror and think about how you feel about your skin and whether you want it to better reflect who you truly are. SALUSS is here to help you on your facial rejuvenation journey.


The biggest reason why people take the trip to Turkey is because it is competitive in terms of price and has extremely qualified medical professional and services. It is one of the most popular destinations for both cosmetic surgery and general tourism. Facelifts in Turkey have high patient satisfaction, many of our clients have said it has been worth it and beyond expectations. The overall trip will not be too long as it is an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home straight after the surgery. Other benefits are that the sophisticated methods are natural as they simply lift underlying muscles and do not stretch the skin, your experience surgeon will also ensure that scars are generally undetectable once fully healed. Of course, there are some disadvantages, the scars will obviously never permanently disappear, there is also a downtime period of two weeks, where you will have to rest.
At SALUSS there are also additional benefits that have been provided to you. Your surgeons will have many years of experience and are highly qualified. You will be provided with state-of-the-art facilities that are all accordance with local health and safety regulations, our equipment is also FDA approved. We also provide personalised aftercare whilst you stay in Turkey and after return home.
Your surgeon will talk you through the advantages and disadvantages during your consultation, SALUSS will always ensure

How is the operation performed?

Facelift surgery in Turkey is carried out under general anaesthesia and takes several hour depending on the technique used by the plastic surgeon. The traditional method will look to remove excess skin and tighten muscles by way of incisions. Did you know, there are also new modern methods to carry out a facelift. The first is the liquid facelift which uses injectables (and Botox), to help plump up, relax, and fill in the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It is one of the latest anti-aging trends in non-invasive cosmetic procedures and a less risky alternative to a traditional facelift. The second is a non-surgical thread lift, which is a minimally invasive procedure for the face and neck, in which threads, are passed under the skin via a large needle. The cones grab the skin from the under surface and pulled to re-suspend the skin in a lifted, more youthful position.
Following your consultation, your doctor will give you a free consultation and advise what is the best procedure for you.


Of course, any procedure to ever be carried out will have some form of risk, we are pleased to say that for facelifts, this is minimal. You may have some mild bleeding, if you strain yourself in any way following the procedure, there is also the rare risk of infection or hematoma, it is important to keep your incisions clean. Noteworthy complications are very rare. Your surgeon will always talk you through potential risks prior to the surgery

Recovery Time

There will be swelling and bruising for two weeks, with the worst swelling between 48 and 72 hours after surgery. As mentioned earlier, there is a typical healing time for this procedure is two to four weeks, so please bear this in mind for aftercare, work etc. To be on the safe side, it is a good idea to take a couple of weeks off work. There will be some bruising and swelling for the initial period, which will subside. It is important to let the swelling reduce itself, laying on a propped-up pillow can also help. The most important this is to not get the bandages wet or partake in physical activity.

Success Rate and Long Lasting

The procedure will be carried out successfully in most cases, it is very rare for this to not be the case. With SALUSS, once we take your bandages of you should instantly see some of the results. You will have a more lifted and youthful appearance for over 10 years, of course, the natural aging process will still continue to affect your skin.

Your journey to the Facelift in Turkey

Before Operation
Day 1 – You will arrive at the airport and our dedicated team will be on hand to transfer you to the beautiful hotel and then surgery (all inclusive). Here you will meet your surgeon who will discuss your facelift procedure, providing you will all the details, risks and process of the surgery. It is flexible, as to when you would like to start, this could be on the first or second day.

The operation of Facelift in Turkey

  • Day 1 – The actual surgery itself can last up to four hours maximum, this will be performed under local anaesthesia with sedation or general. Typically, we have seen more general, to provide more comfort with the surgery, within an hour of the operation, the anaesthesia will wear off and you will start to awake. Your SALUSS expert doctor is always on hand and will perform initial checks to see how things went. Your surgeon will remove the surgical dressing and evaluate your incisions as well as any bruising or swelling. We will give you fresh bandages, depending on your healing. You will also be provided with tips and advise on how to help with the smelling, for example a cold compress is to be provided. We also recommend that you stay overnight at the hospital.
  • Day 2 – You can relax a bit knowing that the procedure has been performed successfully, now the focus is on the healing. Before we discharge you, our doctor will again visit you and talk you through the next steps and carry out a detailed health check. After this, we will provide you with the recommended medicine and aftercare instruction. SALUSS will then transfer you to your dedicated hotel where you can put your feet up and rest for the afternoon, evening and night. You can have a bath the day after your surgery, but please avoid getting they key areas and bandages wet.
  • Day 3-5 – At this stage, you can start to resume activity. Bruising and swelling will be at the highest point. In order to help with the pain and process, please take the medicine we have prescribed to you. Generally, it is advised that you continue resting in your room for the three-day period to prevent any potential issues or complications, please also avoid serious physical activities. SALUSS are always on hand to advise you on things you can do in the nearby area and take you to any planned tours or visits you have booked.
Post Rehabilitation and Aftercare
  • Day 1: We will take you on a final trip to the clinic, just for a check-up to ensure all is okay, remaining bandages will be removed. Your doctor may give you a removable elastic strap to wear for support. Your doctor will advise you to take care of incisions by using ointment such as Vaseline, you can wash your hair with warm water, using baby shampoo. Avoid your makeup routines and your general skin-care regimen until a suitable time has passed. After this, you are then ready to enjoy the pleasure of Turkey or make your way back to your home country.
  • Day 7: After a week or so, you should be able to do light housework or other activities, if you feel well enough. We do recommend a longer period of time off work is taken. Some patients choose to return to work at this time, but many wait for most of the swelling to go down (about 2 weeks). Sudden movements, extreme sports, or hitting your head can cause bleeding, please avoid this and seek medical assistance if required.
  • Week 2: You may have been sleeping upright to help with the sweeling, after 2 weeks you can continue to sleep on your side but avoid sleeping on your stomach for an extended period of time.
  • Month 1: Typically, after 30 days, you should be back to your regular routine. We highly recommend not to jump straight back into high intensity exercise, as it is not ideal and may cause a shock to the system. Keep the heart rate at a good pace, by doing some light walking.
  • Month 3–4: During the first three or four months after surgery, stay out of the sun and apply sunscreen.
  • Month 6: You should be able to resume all activity at this point. Some people tend to notice some minor swelling, bruising, tightness, and even numbness for up to a year, though this is not recognisable to the naked eye of others.
  • Lifetime warranty is provided by SALUSS for all the procedures.

Complications of Face Lift in Turkey

Apart from the risks we mentioned to you above, there may be other complications following your procedure. These are generally minor in nature, varying from prolonged swelling and redness. Everyone is different when it comes to swelling recovery and it may take up to a year for it to fully subdue for some people. For such instance, we recommend that you follow the guidance extremely carefully and for an extended period, to further help with the healing. For example, you may need to apply colder compress, or keep your head elevated when you sleep.
We absolutely do not recommend this type of surgery for the following category of people:
  • Pregnant Woman
  • People with a scar disorder
  • Heart diseases or known heart issues
  • Excessive scarring
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive cigarette smoking
  • History of thromboembolic disease
  • Extreme sun damage


Many people talk about how expensive facelift procedure is, for example in America the average price is 10.000 Euro. This is not the case in Turkey! You get you operation at an extremely reasonable price, even after factoring in your ticket prices. Hotel transfers, accommodation, consultation, expert doctors and a high specification clinic all for the average price of 3000 EUR

Different types of face lift surgeries in Turkey

Various types of face lifts have developed over the year, both involving surgical and nonsurgical methods. Here in Turkey, all types of facelifts are available to you.
Nonsurgical Facelift methods – This would involve things such as putting in fillers or doing a thread lift for a more youthful look. This will give provide you with a subtle and short-lasting lift. We recommend this technique for the younger age’s groups, through it is preferable to have a facelift when you are over 40.

Access Facelift in Turkey

Access Facelift is a process that can reverse the signs of aging on the face and create similar effects on the whole body and even internal organs, rejuvenating and repairing the body. As with everything in Access, Energetic Facelift is a magnificent process that is far more than it suggests. If it is done at least 20 times, it is seen to be permanent. It is possible to look and feel young without Botox infections, acupuncture needles or trauma to the body differently during the session.
Access facelift application, also known as energetic face lift, is more gentle, more attentive and easier for your skin compared to other face lift applications.

Liquid Facelift in Turkey

Liquid facelift is not a surgical procedure, it is a rejuvenation of the facial oval and the remaining contours of the face, consisting only of injection applications. Since this procedure does not require any anaesthesia and hospitalization, it can be recommended to people who do not prefer surgery. It is aimed to rejuvenate the upper, middle and lower facial areas by applying Botox, cross-linked hyaluronic acid and skin booster mixture in different consistencies.
The process takes an average of 45-60 minutes. In order for this procedure to be applied, if the patient is taking blood thinners, he should stop using it 1 week before. There may be a slight bruising for 2-3 days after the procedure. The average permanence period of liquid facelift is from 9 months to 1 year on average.

Mid Face Lift in Turkey

Mid-face lift application, also known as endoscopic face lift, is an intervention on the lines and apple bones formed around the eyelid, cheek and mouth. Endoscopic face lift is one of the simplest face lift procedures known. It is the process of shaping the structure of the face, which has succumbed to gravity and aging over time, in order to ensure that the person has a younger appearance. This procedure should be preferred in the periods when the signs of old age are just beginning. It is a simple procedure that is generally recommended for patients with signs of aging in the mid-face area.

Vampire Facelift in Turkey

This application is a natural method of skin rejuvenation applied using one’s own blood. It usually takes a single session and has a long-lasting effect. This process stimulates and repairs the person’s fibroblasts in the mesenchymal layer and regenerates the muscles and bones thanks to the injection of high platelets and growth factors.
This application takes approximately 30 minutes in total including blood collection, skin cleaning, local anaesthesia, mesotherapy and dermapen application. The average time needed for repair and renewal of the skin is 2 months. The effect of this procedure may last 1-3 years, depending on how well the patient takes care of his skin.

Facelift Tapes

With the face lift tapes, you can easily have the appearance called “Cat eyes” in the eye areas without surgery. Face lift tapes, which are generally made of breathable material, do not cause irritation or allergic reaction on the face because they are hypoallergenic.

Facelift Masks

The Face Lift mask helps you to have a brighter skin while supporting the renewal of skin dynamics and tightening of the skin texture. It supports tightening of the skin with mahogany tree extract, filling of wrinkles with purple tulip extract, and anti-aging action with hyaluronic 3 concentrate. The gel mask, which has a firming effect, helps to renew the skin texture and supports your skin to have a radiant appearance with the mother-of-pearl extracts in its content.

Facelift After Massive Weight Loss

The healing process of the facelift procedure applied after a large amount of weight loss is also similar to the anti-aging facelift procedure. Facelift application is a suitable application for patients who have sagging in the face and neck after excessive weight loss. When we lose a considerable weight, the sagging of your face and body may be similar to those that occur with aging. You’ll notice more skin laxity, or droopiness, often in the form of a turkey’s neck or drooping jowls. The facial area might look as though it was deflated. Because the skin is more loose after the massive weight loss, the surgeons might need to remove a larger skin or do more incisions during the facelift surgery. Interestingly, after weight loss, more fat may need to be added or repositioned to the cheek area to achieve the slimmer and realistic results patients hoped for.

Facelift Threading in Turkey

Facelift threading is one of the surgical face lift methods. In this process, it is aimed to correct the old and tired expression of the face by using permanent and flexible threads. The ethics of the application is seen quickly. Dynamic suspension method is a procedure that aims to hang the tissues with flexible hangers with deep supports and in this way stretch the skin.
This flexible suspension material biomaterial remains in the deep tissue without dissolving. Thanks to its bio feature, it maintains its supportive effect against aging that may occur at later ages thanks to the hangers that maintain their hanging and collecting effect for 2-3 years.
The procedure takes only about 45 minutes and its performed with local anaesthesia

Mini Facelift in Turkey

This procedure, which is mainly applied to sagging in the middle face, chin edge and neck, is performed under sedation or local anaesthesia without the need for general anaesthesia. The operation can take an average of 1-1.5 hours. After the operation, the patient may need 1 night hospitalization. Since our experienced physicians make the surgical incisions in accordance with the anatomical folds and hairline, the scars are not noticeable. Although minimal pain may occur after surgery, painkillers suitable for you will be prescribed by our physicians. After this procedure, the patient can return to his normal life within 7-10 days.
Skin Lift – Where a surgeon will pull your skin back to improve your appearance, though the problem here is that you may have a stretched and artificial look. It does the job, but it may not be ideal for every client. The procedure for this is very quick, the patient can stay awake under local anaesthesia.
SMAS Lift – This is where the underlying tissues will be pulled slightly, this method will give you less of a stretched skin look. This method can be useful for someone in their 30s, who only has minor signs of ageing. The reason why this is not the ideal choice for people that are a lot over is because the overall sagged areas are not fully addressed e.g. the muscle, tissue and ligaments.
Dee Plane Facelift – Generally considered the best method, especially for those over 40, this is because it addresses the entire area and sagging properly. The deep plane facelift goes under those muscles completely elevating and repositing it back them back into place. This will provide you with a long-lasting and natural lift.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

As a result of the research, Deep Plane Face-Lift operation has been accepted as the best of all Face-Lifting applications in terms of providing a 5-year-younger appearance immediately after the operation and still providing a good appearance even after 5 years of the operation.

If you are looking for a more youthful appearance, then a facelift is definitely worth it. This is because a facelift removes and tightens sagging skin, reduces the droopiness the cheeks around the jaw line and the creases between the cheeks and the lips.

Technically speaking the surgical procedure is permanent, however the results are not something that will last forever. After undergoing a facelift, you will look a decade or longer younger, than you look before doing the procedure. However, a facelift is not able to stop the ageing process and your face will continue to age.

A properly conducted facelift can mitigate or reduce common concerns with aging skin, including softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The lift will reduce the appearance of wrinkles but will not remove them entirely. As mentioned above, a facelift will not stop your body from aging. It will help to refresh your look and make the wrinkles less pronounced on your skin.

Many of the quick lifts that focus on low cost and speed versus results may last between 6 months and a few years. However, we guarantee results and provide warranty, a proper facelift carried out by your surgeon will last 10+ years.

There is no maximum number of times a facelift can be performed, you can get the procedure more than once, if you would like to preserve your more youthful look. However, it is recommended to have an absolute maximum of 3-4 procedures. This can vary on a case-by-case basis as every patient is different, it all depends on our consultation and aftercare.

If you followed our advice and guidance on this page, you know how to check if you are a suitable candidate for this. Our surgeons are expertly trained and operate in some of the best facilities in the world, provided you have no serious underlying diseased and meet the criteria prescribed above, the procedure will be safe.

There are no dangers with this procedure, however, any procedure could carry risk and complications, even if it is very rare. These include Scarring, bruising, bleeding, temporary nerve issues hematoma, infection and anaesthesia complications. If you show any of these signs for a prolonged period of time, you should seek medical assistance.

For the procedure itself you will be under anaesthesia, which will soothe the pain. What to expect after a facelift? After the surgery, your surgeon will probably prescribe pain medication, to help with any pain you may have as well as discomfort associated to the swelling and bruising.

SALUSS are here to provide you with the best and most skilled surgeons in Turkey who will provide you with an extremely natural look and youthful appearance.

40+ is the optimum age to get a facelift.

Pixie ears were more common with older facelift methods, this has improved significantly. Pixie ears is when the earlobe merged into the skin on the side of your face, this normally occurs when there is too much tension on the skin following a heavy facelift. This now happens less as the newer techniques reduce the pressure of the skin by utilising underlying tissues.

This is at your discretion. A facelift can safely be performed without general anaesthesia. Sedation and local anaesthesia is recommended to help numb the area and cause you less pain.

Yes, however most people’s face and neck age at the same time, that is why it is recommended to tackled these in harmony and at the same time.

Modern methods help ensure scaring is less visible and minimised, as you heal the scaring will also visibly reduce. However, same with any surgery, scars will always remain as it is a natural consequence of the procedure.

On average, 6 to 24 months.

Turkey has carried its healthcare services to a very high quality with the developments it has shown in the field of health education in recent years and has become known in the world. However, the prices are quite reasonable.