Zagreb, Croatia  – Facelift Surgery

Bagatin Clinic

Located in two prime locations in Zagreb, Bagatin Clinic is an innovative clinic that binds professionalism and sophistication of a medical institution with an emphasis on health and beauty.


Istanbul, Turkey  Facelift Surgery

Istanbul Aesthetic Center

Istanbul Aesthetics and Medical Surgery Center is a well established hospital in Turkey that provides great cosmetic treatments through its staff of highly experienced doctors and personnel…

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Istanbul, Turkey – Facelift Surgery

Medical Park Hospital

Providing healthcare services in Turkey since 1995, Medical Park Hospitals Group serves patients in 31 hospitals located in 17 cities and is a pioneering actor in the sector with 211 operating rooms and 16,000 employees.


Prague, Czech Republic – Facelift Surgery

Medico Beauty Clinic

Medico Beauty Clinic is the largest and most modern clinic of aesthetic medicine in the Czech Republic. Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced experts, and we use some of the best equipment…

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Istanbul, Turkey – Facelift Surgery

Memorial Hospital Group

Memorial Hospital Group is a leading care provider with 15 healthcare centres across Turkey. We specialise in a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments including facelift surgery.

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Manila, Philippines – Facelift Surgery

Centuria Medical by CHP

Consider us your all-in-one travel companion for cosmetic medical tourism! Cosmetic Holidays Philippines is your partner when it comes to planning your treatment. Our team provides cosmetic and dental services.

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Istanbul, Turkey – Arm Lift

Estpoint Aesthetic

Estpoint Aesthetic & Hair Center is a well establish medical facility that has been providing care for local and international patients since 2005. The hospital treats over 10,000 patients a year …

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Istanbul, Turkey – Arm Lift Surgery

Mono Medical Center

Mono Medical center offer the best in its field. With its long years of experience, knowledge and work experience in the same sector, it provides a customer oriented, accurate and high quality service.


Jelenia Góra, Poland – Arm Lift Surgery

KCM Clinic

KCM’s founding mission is to offer patients comprehensive medical care and access to the latest advancements in the field of medicine. We pride ourselves on our patient-centred approach and welcome patients of all ages.


Facelift surgery explained

Facelift surgery, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reverse the early signs of aging by removing loose skin that has lost its elasticity, specifically focusing around the eyes, mouth and jaw.

As we get older the features of our face begin to change. After a certain point it becomes difficult to hide the obvious signs of aging, especially around the eyes and mouth. Specifically, You may begin to notice bags and wrinkles develop around the eyes and some sagging around the mouth.

Aging is an inevitable part of life, but the signs of aging no longer have to be an accepted part of getting older. More and more men and women are choosing to undergo facelift surgery to reverse the signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance.

If you’re experiencing some of the typical signs of aging and are feeling concerned then facelift surgery may be an option worth exploring.

Why have facelift surgery?

Here are some benefits of facelift surgery:

  • Improve confidence and self-esteem
  • Gain a more youthful appearance
  • Appear less tired
  • Improve the balance of facial features

Here are some reasons for having facelift surgery:

  • Loose skin around the eyes
  • Sagging facial skin
  • Excessive wrinkles and facial lines
  • Excess fat and tissue build-up
  • Wrinkles in the corner or around the eyes
  • Excess tissue effecting eyesight
  • Having a tired expression
  • Appearing older than your years.

What’s involved in facelift surgery?

Facelift surgery is generally performed under general anaesthetic, but can, in some cases, be carried out under local anaesthetic. The surgery usually takes between two to three hours to complete.

There are many types of facelift surgery including traditional, minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) and keyhole surgery, but generally the procedure involves the following:

  • An incision being made on the top of the head, just above the hairline.
  • The incision is extended from ear to ear, going under and around the back of the ears.
  • If the area around the mouth and jaw are also being lifted an incision will be made under the chin
  • Remove excess skin and tissue
  • Reposition the remaining skin and, if needed, redistribute fat and tissue.
  • Stitch into new position
  • Bandage face

You may experience some bruising and swelling, and be in some discomfort after the procedure.

After facelift surgery and recovery

In the early stages of recovery, you will be advised to take things easy and not make any sudden head movements or do any strenuous activity. Additionally, you will be advised to take a week or two off work to help with recover. Your surgeon should advise you on this.

After about two weeks your stitches should be removed and you should be able to return to a normal way of life.

The results of the procedure will be more clearly visible roughly two to four weeks after the surgery.

In the first few weeks there will be some swelling and bruising around the treated area. To help with the swelling you can prop your head up with a pillow while you sleep.

You will need to attend any follow up appointment with your doctor who can assess you and check the treated area is healing as expected.

You will be given advice on things you can and can’t do during your recover. For example, when you can wash, when to return to work, when it’s appropriate to drive again, etc.

Side effects of facelift surgery and complications

It is common to experience some of the following effects after surgery:

  • Face feeling stiff
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Some scaring that usually fade

Like all cosmetic procedure there are some risks associated with facelift surgery.

These include:

  • Haematoma under the skin
  • Loss of sensation due to nerve damage
  • Think scars
  • Hair loss around the scared areas

If, after the procedure, you feel you have encountered a serious problem or the outcome is not what you were promised, and the results are not what you expected, reach out to your surgeon.

Contact the clinic that performed the procedure and explain the situation, especially if you’re experiencing discomfort or any unusual symptoms that were not explained to you during the consultation.

Things to consider before your facelift procedure

Choosing to have cosmetic surgery requires a lot of careful thought and consideration. You need to really understand the reasons for choosing the procedure you want and set realistic expectations of the outcome.

Once your mind is made up, are you confident that you are fully prepared for the treatment?

Here are some things you should think about:

  • How long is the recovery time for your treatment?
  • How long do you need to take off work?
  • When will you start to see the results you expect?
  • When will you fully recover and resume your usual activity?
  • Are the results of the surgery permanent?
  • If you have children, do you need childcare during recovery?

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How much does facelift surgery cost?

Facelift surgery is unique to each person. For this reason, the cost of facelift surgery varies significantly. There are many factors that can impact the cost of your procedure including, but not limited to, the extent of the facelift, whether you require a combination of treatments to achieve the desired look and where you choose to have it.

Our research of online sources show the cost of facelift surgery in the UK range from £4,000 to £9,500 with a median average cost of £6,100.

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About Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery, medically known as rhytidectomy, is a procedure designed to reverse the signs of aging. The procedure works by removing and tightening excess skin that has lost its elasticity, specifically focusing around the mouth, eyes and jaw to give the face a more youthful appearance.

Aging is a part of life, but the signs of aging no longer have to be. This is why more and more people are choosing to undergo facelift surgery every year. It’s an opportunity to reverse the signs of aging and maintain a youthful appearance.

For anyone feeling concerned about signs of aging on their face, facelift surgery may be an option worth exploring.

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