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A facelift is a life-changing procedure that reverses the effects of time on the skin. It's a rejuvenating operation in which the surgeons remove the sagging skin on the face and chin. It is often performed together with a neck lift. The talented hands of our plastic surgeons perform this operation on hundreds of patients every year. Continue reading this article if you'd like to learn more about facelifts. 
What is a facelift?
The skin loses its elasticity and texture due to ageing, environmental factors, and wearing of make-up excessively. These factors lead to sagging and tired-looking skin. A facelift gives the face a much younger expression by removing the wrinkles and lifting the whole facial area. Thanks to advanced technology, there are various ways to perform a facelift with less scarring and fewer incisions. The surgeon makes this decision depending on the level of sagging, the patient's age and facial anatomy.
Who is eligible for a facelift?
Generally, patients over the age of 40 prefer to have a facelift. The eligibility depends on the patient's health conditions. The patient shouldn't have any chronic diseases that may form an obstacle to taking anaesthesia and having an operation. It's also important to have realistic expectations for the outcome of this operation. It is best to consult with an expert before deciding on the surgery.  
Patients can prepare themselves for the operation by quitting alcohol consumption and smoking. At this stage, it's also vital to inform the doctor about regularly taken medications.
Facelift Techniques
There are various methods surgeons prefer for their facelift operations. The usability of these methods depends on each patient's sagging, age and facial anatomy. For example, a mini or midi facelift may suit a patient if they only need a lift on their cheekbones and the lower part of their face. Another method only focuses on the forehead and eyebrow area. 
If the patient doesn't want a major operation and only needs a few touch-ups, it might be best to use filler injections to give the face a lifted look. This method can help delay a facial lift operation if the patient is young. 
Recovery from a facelift
There are a few different methods surgeons prefer for a facelift. Thus, recovery may be slightly different as well. Generally, bruising and swelling are the possible side effects during the recovery, which go away in a few weeks. Bandages are removed within a week or two. Slight pain is also an expected side effect, which can be treated with prescribed medication. Facelift patients should take a week off from their jobs. Regarding exercise, it's best to wait about four weeks. At Apera Clinic, our representatives regularly check up on our patients after they fly back to their homes. Therefore they can always ask us if they're cleared to return to work, exercise, travel etc.
Cost of facelift surgery in Turkey
The difference in methods, medical centres and surgeons create a large scale for the fees of facelift surgery. Thus, it's better to get quotations from each clinic/doctor. 
At Apera Clinic, we include accommodation and in-city transfer in our pricing. We arrange all travel details (except flight tickets) once patients book their operation with us. Our all-inclusive policy allows our patients to travel hassle-free.
Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Facelift
1. Does a facelift leave any scars? 
As most facelift techniques require incisions, there will be surgery marks. However, they are usually placed behind the hairline. This is the best way to keep them hidden during the recovery.
2. Is facelift painful? 
Facelift operations are not painful as they are performed under anaesthesia. It's more likely for a patient to feel temporary discomfort rather than pain. Different methods require different sedation options. With our patient-first approach, we make sure our patients have the smoothest experience possible.
3. Is facelift a permanent solution to wrinkles? 
If done correctly, facelift surgeries last for a very long time. Some patients choose to repeat the procedure in ten years. However, it's not necessary to do so most of the time.
4. What are the risks of a facelift? 
Facelift operations hold the same minimal risks as any other plastic surgery. Infections, bleeding and poor wound healing are a few to name. Having this operation at trusted clinics helps eliminate such risks.
5. How long does the operation take? 
The duration of a facelift also depends on the method. However, it usually takes 2-3 hours and the patient stays overnight at the hospital. 
Ready to book your operation? If you have questions about facelift methods or other cosmetic surgeries, we are here to help! At Apera Clinic, we've been helping patients from all over the world get their desired looks. Our patients know they are well taken care of, once they contact us and book their operations. If you'd like to get a consultation from our surgeons and ask your questions, contact us today! Our representatives are always happy to help!