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Advantages of Mini and Full Face Lifts in Turkey

A Facelift, often referred to as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to combat the effects of aging on the face and neck, delivering a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. There are two main types of Facelift surgeries: the Full Facelift and the Mini Facelift. The Full Facelift is a comprehensive procedure that addresses sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and muscle laxity across the entire face and neck, producing a dramatic and long-lasting transformation. In contrast, the Mini Facelift, known as a “weekend facelift,” is a less invasive alternative that focuses on specific facial areas with shorter downtime, offering a subtler enhancement. Both types of Facelifts involve lifting and tightening the skin and underlying tissues, catering to diverse needs and preferences. Whether you desire a total facial makeover or a more understated refinement, a Facelift provides personalized solutions, allowing you to choose the approach that aligns best with your aesthetic goals and lifestyle.

Types of Facelift Surgery:

As individuals seek effective ways to combat signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance, various types of face lift surgeries offer tailored solutions. Each technique addresses specific concerns, providing options for a range of cosmetic goals.

Traditional Facelift:

The traditional or full face lift remains a popular choice for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. This procedure involves incisions around the hairline and behind the ears, allowing the surgeon to lift and reposition underlying tissues, tighten muscles, and remove excess skin. It’s ideal for addressing moderate to severe sagging.

Mini Facelift:

For those with milder signs of aging, a mini face lift offers a less invasive alternative. This procedure involves smaller incisions and focuses on lifting the lower portion of the face, improving jowls and sagging skin around the neck. The recovery time is generally shorter compared to a traditional face lift.


A mid-face lift targets the middle section of the face, addressing sagging cheeks and nasolabial folds. This procedure involves incisions near the temples, allowing the surgeon to lift and reposition the underlying tissues, providing a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

Deep Plane Facelift:

The deep plane facelift is a sophisticated surgical technique designed to address signs of aging at a deeper anatomical level. This procedure involves repositioning not only the skin but also the underlying facial muscles and tissues, providing comprehensive rejuvenation. The incisions for a deep plane face lift are typically made along the hairline and extend into the natural creases around the ear for discreet scarring. By accessing the deeper facial layers, the surgeon can achieve a more natural and longer-lasting outcome, especially in treating midface sagging and jowls. While the deep plane face lift requires more surgical expertise and has a longer recovery period compared to some other techniques, it is known for its ability to produce significant and enduring results.

SMAS Face Lifting:

The SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) face lift is a widely used and versatile surgical approach for facial rejuvenation. This technique involves lifting and tightening the underlying SMAS layer, which includes facial muscles and connective tissues, resulting in a more youthful appearance. The incisions for SMAS face lifting are strategically placed to allow the surgeon access to the deeper structures while minimizing visible scarring. SMAS face lifting is effective in addressing sagging jowls, midface descent, and neck laxity, making it a comprehensive solution for facial aging. Recovery time for SMAS face lifting is generally shorter than more extensive procedures, and patients often experience significant improvements in facial contours with a more natural outcome.

Thread Lift:

The thread lift is a minimally invasive technique utilizing dissolvable sutures to lift sagging facial tissues. While it offers a quicker recovery, the results are temporary compared to more extensive face lift procedures. This option is suitable for those desiring a subtle lift without the downtime associated with traditional surgery.

Facelift Surgery Stages

Facial rejuvenation through face lift surgery involves a series of carefully orchestrated stages, each contributing to the overall success of the procedure.

1. Initial Consultation:

The journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon. During this stage, the surgeon evaluates the patient’s facial anatomy, discusses individual goals, and formulates a personalized surgical plan.

2. Preoperative Preparation: 

Before the surgery, patients receive detailed pre-operative instructions. This may include lifestyle adjustments, medication guidelines, and preparations for post-operative care. Preoperative testing, such as blood work, may also be conducted.

3. Surgical Procedure:

The heart of the transformation lies in the surgical stage. Incisions are strategically made, and depending on the chosen technique, the underlying facial tissues are lifted, tightened, and excess skin is removed. The surgeon sculpts and repositions facial structures to create a rejuvenated and harmonious look.

4. Post-operative Recovery:

Following the surgery, a crucial stage unfolds as patients navigate the initial recovery period. Swelling and bruising are common but diminish over time. Adhering to post-operative care instructions, including wearing supportive garments, is vital during this stage.

Cost of Facelift Surgery

Face lift surgery is a transformative procedure that can rejuvenate your appearance, restoring youthful contours and reducing the signs of aging. Whether you choose a traditional surgical face lift, a mini face lift, or a non-surgical thread lift, it’s essential to consult with a qualified professional to discuss your options, costs, and expectations.The cost of a face lift surgery can vary significantly depending on the type of procedure and the geographical location. In the UK, a surgical face lift may cost between £5,000 to £10,000. In Turkey, a popular destination for medical tourism, the cost can be more affordable, ranging from £2,000 to £6,000. It’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to get an accurate estimate based on your specific needs.

How to Choose the Right Doctor for Your Facelift Surgery?

Choosing the right doctor for your face lift surgery is a crucial step in ensuring a safe and satisfying outcome. Start by verifying the surgeon’s board certification in plastic surgery, indicating rigorous training and adherence to high standards. Assess the surgeon’s experience, particularly in facial procedures, and review before-and-after photos to gauge the quality of their work. Reading patient reviews and testimonials provides valuable insights into the surgeon’s bedside manner and overall patient satisfaction. Schedule consultations with potential surgeons to discuss your goals, their approach to face lift procedures, and expected outcomes. Evaluate the surgical facility for accreditation and hygiene standards, and consider the professionalism of the support staff. 

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    Key Benefits of Face Lift at Medistate Hospital

    Customized Surgical Journey

    Your face lift journey with us is as unique as you are. At Medistate Hospital we prioritize a tailored approach, recognizing that each individual's needs and goals are distinct. During the consultation and throughout the process, we work closely with you to create a customized surgical plan that matches your specific desires, ensuring that the results align with your vision of a rejuvenated appearance. Your comfort and satisfaction are paramount to us, making your face lift experience a personalized one from start to finish.

    Top Plastic Surgeons

    When entrusting your face lift to experienced hands, our top-rated plastic surgeons are a reassuring choice. They bring years of expertise, exceptional skill, and a commitment to excellence to every procedure. Our reputation for delivering outstanding outcomes and dedication to patient safety have earned us the trust of countless individuals seeking exceptional face lift results. Rest assured that you'll be in the hands of some of the most highly regarded plastic surgeons in the field.

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    step 1 Inquiry and Consultation
    step 2 Medical Assessment
    step 3 Treatment Planning
    step 4 Travel Arrangements
    step 5 Treatment and Recovery
    step 6 Postoperative Care and Follow-up
    Inquiry and Consultation

    Tell us about your health condition and what kind of treatment you're looking for. Our friendly team will be there to answer all your questions and give you initial information about the treatments we offer.

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    Medical Assessment

    Once we know a bit about your health, we'll ask you to share your medical records and any test results you have. This helps our doctors understand your health history and current situation. With these insights in mind, our seasoned medical experts will then recommend the most suitable treatment options for you. Moreover, we'll arrange for an online consultation with our experienced specialists at your convenience.

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    Treatment Planning

    Once your medical assessment is complete, our hospital's specialists and medical experts will create a personalized treatment plan for you. This includes details about the specific procedures, duration of stay, estimated costs, and any pre-treatment preparations that you need to undertake.

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    Travel Arrangements

    Once you're comfortable with the treatment plan, it's time to start getting ready for your trip to Turkey. Our medical assistants will be here to help you with everything you need. We will assist you in securing accommodation, and organizing transportation to and from the airport. We provide guidance on nearby hotels or accommodations that are convenient for patients and their companions.

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    Treatment and Recovery

    When you arrive in Turkey, you'll come to our hospital for your treatment. Our doctors and expert medical team will take great care of you during the procedure. Depending on what you're here for, you might need to stay in the hospital for a bit to recover and heal properly. We'll be by your side, ensuring you're comfortable and getting the best care.

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    Postoperative Care and Follow-up

    After the treatment is completed, patients are monitored by your hospital's medical staff during their recovery period here in Istanbul. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to track the progress of the patient's recovery. Once the medical team determines that the patient is fit for travel, they are provided with any necessary post-treatment instructions or medications and are ready to fly home.

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    Why Medistate Hospital?

    As you navigate the multitude of choices for medical care, the question inevitably arises: 'Why entrust your health to Medistate Hospital?' Situated in the heart of Istanbul's Asian side, Medistate stands out as one of the city's newest private hospitals, strategically located for easy access to key areas. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, we adhere to the highest medical standards, ensuring that our patients receive top-quality care. Our roster includes the industry's finest doctors, guaranteeing expertise in every treatment and surgery. At Medistate, we prioritize the individual needs of each patient, meticulously planning and executing personalized healthcare journeys. Through our dedicated approach, we not only showcase our commitment to excellence but also demonstrate the superior quality of service that defines Medistate Hospital.

    Global Accreditation

    At Medistate Hospital, we take pride in our JCI accreditation, affirming compliance with international standards.

    Cutting-edge Technology

    Medistate Hospital employs the latest technology in diagnostics, surgeries, and accurate assessments. State-of-the-art operating theaters, equipped with the latest devices, prioritize patient comfort and prompt recovery, ensuring excellence from investigations to surgeries.

    Specialists With Worldwide Expertise

    Our team of doctors and surgeons boasts international training and experience, having honed their skills in esteemed medical institutions worldwide..

    Multilingual Support For International Patients

    Medistate Hospital prides itself on a dedicated team catering to the needs of foreign patients, proficient in multiple languages.

    What to expect during your appointment at Medistate Hospital?

    Choosing Turkey for medical treatment or surgery is a pivotal decision, and at Medistate Hospital in Istanbul, we understand the importance of ensuring that your experience is transparent and reassuring. The duration of your treatment will vary based on the type of surgery and your doctor's recommendations. To guide you through your journey at Medistate Hospital, here is an enhanced step-by-step roadmap:

    - 1. Warm Airport Welcome:
    Your journey commences with a cordial reception as our coordinators and drivers facilitate a seamless airport pick-up.
    - 2. Convenient Hotel Stay:
    We arrange accommodation for you in a strategically located hotel near our hospital, ensuring your comfort during your visit.
    - 3. Hospital Introduction:
    The day after your arrival, our dedicated medical assistant warmly welcomes you to the hospital, setting the stage for your treatment.
    - 4. Efficient Check-in Process:
    Upon hospital arrival, a streamlined check-in process ensures your swift transition to a patient room.
    - 5. Anaesthesiologist Consultation:
    You undergo a comprehensive consultation with our experienced anaesthesiologist to address any concerns and optimize your anesthesia plan.
    - 6. Thorough Investigations:
    Essential pre-operative investigations, including blood examinations, radiographs, and ultrasounds, are conducted to ensure a thorough understanding of your health.
    - 7. Surgeon Consultation:
    Before your surgery, a detailed consultation with your performing surgeon takes place to discuss the procedure and address any questions you may have.
    - 8. Surgical Procedure:
    The surgery begins following the comprehensive investigations and consultations, led by our team of skilled doctors.
    - 9. Hospital Recovery:
    After a successful operation, you stay in the hospital for the necessary duration for initial recovery, ensuring optimal care during this critical phase.
    - 10. Postoperative Care:
    After meticulous postoperative checks, your doctor will discharge you, and our medical assistant will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to support your continued recovery.
    - 11. Hotel Stay with Support:
    Throughout your stay in Istanbul, your dedicated medical assistant remains a constant source of support, ensuring your well-being and addressing any additional needs.
    - 12. Convenient Airport Departure:
    Upon completion of follow-up checks and consultations, we organize convenient transportation to the airport, ensuring a smooth departure from Istanbul.

    All Inclusive Packages

    We meticulously arrange all essential amenities for your visit to Istanbul. Our comprehensive packages encompass transportation, hotel accommodation, and a dedicated personal translator and assistant.

    1. Transportation

    Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our dedicated team of coordinators and drivers warmly greet you at the airport, providing private transportation to your hotel. Throughout your stay in Istanbul, we meticulously handle all your transfers between the hotel and the hospital, ensuring a seamless and comfortable journey at every step.

    2. Accommodation

    You will be staying in a 4 star hotel next to the hospital. You can stay together with your loved one who has come with you to support you. Breakfast for you and your loved one is included in the package.

    3. Translator and Assistant

    Throughout your stay in Istanbul, a dedicated interpreter, serving as your personal assistant, will be by your side. Whether inside or outside the hospital, this knowledgeable guide is ready to provide assistance, offering valuable insights about local attractions and additional services to enhance your experience.

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    Extended Opportunities

    We extend our commitment to quality medical services to your family and friends, ensuring their well-being as well.

    1. Accompanying loved ones can avail themselves of our hospital's medical services with an exclusive discount of over 20%.

    2. For those planning surgeries together, such as friends or companions, enjoy a special discount of more than 10%.

    The most frequently asked QUESTIONS by our PATIENTS
    Frequently Asked Questions

    + - Who is a suitable candidate for a facelift?
    Most healthy adults bothered by signs of facial aging, such as loose skin and wrinkles, can consider a facelift. However, candidacy is determined through consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
    + - What is the recovery time for a facelift?
    Recovery varies, but patients can generally expect about 1-2 weeks of visible bruising and swelling. Full healing and the realization of final results can take several months.
    + - Are there any visible scars after a facelift?
    Incisions made during a facelift are carefully placed to minimize scarring. They are often hidden within natural creases or along the hairline, and any residual scars tend to fade with time.
    + - How long do the results of a facelift last?
    Facelift results are considered long-lasting, typically lasting 7-10 years or more. However, the aging process continues, so some gradual changes may occur over time.
    + - What are the potential risks and complications associated with a facelift?
    While facelift surgery is generally safe, there are inherent risks, including infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related complications. Hematoma (collection of blood under the skin) and nerve damage are rare but possible. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon and following pre- and post-operative care instructions can help minimize these risks.
    + - Is a facelift the same as a neck lift?
    No, a facelift primarily focuses on rejuvenating the lower two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks, jawline, and jowls. A neck lift, on the other hand, specifically targets the neck area, addressing issues like a "turkey neck" or sagging skin beneath the chin. These procedures can be performed separately or in combination to achieve a comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

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