Affordable Facelift Surgery Overseas
Did You Know That 1000s of Patients are Saving up to 70% of the Cost of Facelift Surgery? Often by traveling to a fairly nearby country that they would have liked to visit anyway?
A Facelift is not cheap, but it needn’t be too expensive for you, when you travel abroad.
Many overseas destinations are popular for cheaper Facelift Surgery.
In Europe, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary are becoming more and more popular with medical tourists, while for US residents, South and Central America has many options, such as Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Panama. Turkey, Thailand, India, Malaysia and South Korea are some more great places to combine surgery with a vacation and still save money on treatment.
As you get older, are you concerned that your skin is becoming looser, and losing its elasticity?
You may be noticing an appearance of jowls, maybe your neck is starting to look flabby, or maybe your cheeks are looking sunken and less plump than they once did.
It’s quite normal, but you may prefer to delay getting old for a while longer…
Facelift Surgery, or Rhytidectomy is the very popular technique to improve the appearance of the facial skin, and is suitable for both women and men.
It tightens up your loose skin and underlying muscle, and removes excess fat, giving you a more youthful appearance.
(It should be understood that a face lift does not remove all facial wrinkles. If this is your aim then you will be better off looking into wrinkle treatment, chemical peeling or another of the various anti-aging skin treatments. But, as an all-round rejuvenating procedure to reverse the aging process, the facelift is hard to beat.)
You can choose to have the procedure performed on its own or at the same time as other treatments such as eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), or a neck lift.
Will I benefit from Facelift Surgery?
If you look in the mirror, and your skin seems flabby and loose, or you have jowls around your mouth and neck, you could probably benefit from a Facelift. It isn’t a surgical procedure for wrinkle removal, however, so for these signs of aging, alternative treatments may be considered, instead or as well as, cosmetic face lift surgery.
Important: The improvements that can be made with facelift surgery are definitely very capable of making you look younger, more energized and vibrant, but your expectations should be realistic.
What is involved in the procedure?
There are different types of facelift available to you, depending on the part or parts of your face that are troubling you.
Some people opt for a full facelift, which involves the entire face. There is also a facelift procedure called the “mini facelift”. Depending on the choice of area that the facelift concentrates on, incisions will be made in the natural skin creases around the ears, or beneath the hair-line for a forehead lift. Then, excess skin and fat are removed.
What are the Facelift surgery options available to me?
A facelift can be performed to varying degrees, and there are various cosmetic facelift procedures used, depending on what you and your cosmetic surgeon decide between you. You may just need an upper facelift, or you may require a full one.
Generally, we find that if you are under 40, an upper facelift may be right for you, and if you are older then a full facelift may be more appropriate.
Many people choose to combine a facelift with wrinkle treatment, eyelid surgery or neck lift surgery, which will often work out more economical for you!
Many clinics also give the option to combine facelift, neck lift and eyelid surgery with a breast lift or breast enhancement, as well, if you are looking to get a more complete makeover.
What are the risks involved?
Facelift surgery is at quite an advanced stage, nowadays, so complications are rare. However, as with any surgery, there are still risks involved, so you should discuss these with your surgeon. Haemotomas are uncommon, as are infections during the procedure, but you should be aware that they are a possibility. Also, the operation can very occasionally cause damage to the nerve branches under the skin. We suggest reading our article “Risks Of Cosmetic Surgery” for more details.
How long does it take to recover from facelift surgery?
You can expect it to take a minimum of a week and up to three weeks for the swelling and bruising to go down. Stitches will normally be removed after about two weeks.
It can sometimes take a couple of months for the swelling to completely disappear, and the scars may not fade for six months. They should, however, be fairly well hidden underneath the hair-line, or in the creases around your ears.
You will need to play your own part in the recovery process, by following your surgeon’s instructions.
How much should I expect it to cost?
Costs can vary quite considerably, depending on where you are getting treated. Incredibly, getting facelift surgery abroad is often over 65% cheaper when compared to the price in countries like the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, Poland, Czech Republic, India, Turkey and South Korea are all great options for getting the best price.