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FACE LIFT

When people get older, sagging of the face becomes inevitable. Wrinkles, forehead lines, sagging eyelids, eye bags, crow’s feet, visible lines around mouth and nose area, sagging cheeks and fatty neck show up…and so on. But you think that the face you see in the mirror every day does not truly reflect how you feel inside. You would like to have a more confident look via eliminating these signs but it is hard to find an affordable and trusted solution for a facelift.
Global Medical Care® Face Lift packages can bring your confidence back via providing the look you want. Because Global Medical Care® experts review the latest technological advancements in face lift operations and only provide you proven, high quality treatments in accredited hospitals at best affordable rates. All you need is to leave your medical travel to Global Medical Care® experts and enjoy our service.
Rely on us to look the way you feel.
Face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that fixes facial sagging and facial wrinkles by stretching and hanging the face. Face lift can also be combined with eyelid surgery which can bring you a complete rejuvenated look or may be done done for one area of the face: neck, forehead, bottom area etc.
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With face lift operations your face that you see in the mirror every day may truly reflect how you feel inside.
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During the facelift your surgeon will open some cuts (incisions) and take out excessive fat. Then tighten the SMAS layer of the skin and re-close all incisions.

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Incisions are created

Excessive fat is taken out,

SMAS layer is tighten

Incisions are closed

Here is a detailed and simplified information on face lift:

 

 

Face Lift – Rhytidectomy

What can be corrected?

Forehead lines

Yes

Visible lines around mouth and nose area

Yes

Sagging cheeks

Yes

Fatty neck and wrinkles

Yes

Operation Details

How operation is done?

  • After the anesthesia (general) small cuts (incision) are created around the hairline from the temple and curves around the earlobe, ending at the bottom of the hairline as well under the chin to tighten the skin of the neck.
  • Skin is separated from the fat and muscle underneath and excess fat is taken out.
  • SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) layer is tightened which lifts the cheeks, gives the jawline more definition, and firms the neck.
  • Skin is pulled back up over the area and excess skin is removed.
  • Incisions are closed with stitches, sutures, or tissue glue after drains are placed.
  • A bandage is placed around the face and neck.

Duration of the operation

2 to 4 hours

Other Considerations

Total time needed for the operation, pre and post checks 

7 days

Stay in hospital

2 nights

Stay in hotel

4-5 nights

Back to work in

1-2 week

Start of sports

 1 month

Results

Lasting up to 10 years.

Any visible sign of the operation after recovery

Very tiny scars:  at the back and/or front of the ear and under the scalp stays generally under the hair. The tiny one under the chin may be visible.

Side effects of the operation

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, tenderness of skin, tight and dry feeling skin

Risks

Very rare: hematoma, infection, and reactions to anesthesia, injury to underlying facial structures with temporary effects, Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (temporary but may be permanent), necrosis, poor healing and bleeding, excessive scarring, loss or hair and change in hairline.

Not suitable for patients

  • who have heart disease, diabetes, wound healing disorder, excessive scarring, excessive cigarette smoking, pregnancy, history of thromboembolic disease
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

The surgeon is really excellent so I recommend him anybody. He’s patient he’s listens to you warm , welcoming. Overall we are satisfied with everything including the hotel and transfers that Global Medical Care arranged. If needed any surgeries, definitely come back again. 

If needed any surgeries, definitely come back again…,
- Iveta H. , Zürich

"I had breast uplift & implants with Global Medical. The team were very helpful and accommodating with all my requests. The service I got was much much better than what I would get in Switzerland. On top I paid nearly half of the cost. Perfect deal. After the procedure the team kept me well informed and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend their service to others."

The service I got was much much better than what I would get in Switzerland…,
- “Marisa , Zürich
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WHY GLOBAL MEDICAL CARE?

EUROPE'S #1 MEDICAL AGENCY FOR RELIABLE TREATMENTS ABROAD
We are dedicated to patient safety and comfort, and our carefully selected network of partner hospitals and clinics are proven leaders in their fields. All medical establishments in the GMC Network are accredited with world-recognized medical bodies.

For over 5 years, we have provided our customers with affordable world-class healthcare solutions

With offices in Zurich, London, Boston, Dubai, Geneva, Amsterdam and in Istanbul, we help our customers to have highly popular and sought-after medical procedures.

We work solely with the world’s best hospitals, all accredited with the most reputable medical associations.

All treatments and operations are made by leading internationally certified doctors with the highest success rates in Europe.

All are recognized leaders that use the advanced medical technologies and offer the latest procedures.

All our partner medical establishments have an international patient relations team capable of speaking your language.

All treatments and operations are offered at a fraction of the cost one would incur in his/her home country.

All organised by Global Medical Care®: Swiss quality even abroad.

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For 5 years, we have helped over 7000 patients get world-class medical treatments at 50% discounts or more.

OUR ATTRACTIVELY PRICED PACKAGES

Our prices compare favorably to those applied by local Swiss clinics. To the best of our knowledge and based on our experience of this market, entry prices for such operations is CHF8000-10000.
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No Travel Arrangement Included with the operation

CHF4990

or CHF225/24 months

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in accredited hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

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Includes travel arrangements and 3* hotel

CHF5750

or CHF260/24 months

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in accredited hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

Airport transfers

Hotel stay 3*

Transfers between hotel and clinic

Sightseeing consultancy

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Outstanding value for money package with top 4* hotels

CHF7750

or CHF380/24 months

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors with academic titles

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in accredited hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

Airport transfers

Hotel stay 4* with a companion

Transfers between hotel and clinic

Medical complication coverage

Spa day before the operation

Body massage – 1h

Manicure and pedicure

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The unforgettable 5* travel experience and excellence

CHF9490

or CHF475/24 months

Pre-trip consultation

Very experienced doctors with academic titles

Pre-op tests and consultation

Operation in an accredited luxurious VIP hospital in Istanbul

Post-op controls

English speaking representatives

Airport transfers

Hotel stay 5* with a companion

Transfers between hotel and clinic

Medical complication coverage

Two days city tour with private guide

Special, luxurious, local dinner for two

Spa day before the operation

Body and face massage – 2h

7/24 Personal assistant

Body pealing

Manicure and pedicure

1 day shopping trip

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FACE LIFT FAQ

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Do I need any special aftercare?

You need to rest and limit your routine activities for a while after the operation. You are supposed to follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding scar care and medication details.

How do I look after the procedure? Will I look pulled or too tight?

After the facelift surgery, you will gain a distinctive look. Your new look will be natural. The people around you will notice the difference but may not realize the specific treatment that you have gone through on your face.

I have deep vertical lines around my mouth. Will face lift surgery get rid of these?

Face lifting procedure has important effects on vertical lines around the mouth area. But, laser skin surfacing and other dermal fillings can additionally be applied in order to get rid of the lines and wrinkles around the mouth zone.

Is it possible to combine face lift procedure with other operations?

Most of our patients prefer additional treatments along with face lifting surgery. Eyelid and brow lift are the most demanded ones.

My skin has sun damage. Is it okay to have a facelift in this condition?

Before you attend the face lifting procedure, laser skin resurfacing treatment would be beneficial in order to fix the damaged areas. After laser skin resurfacing procedure on your face, you will experience much more successful results. You may contact us in order to get more information about favorable rates on multiple procedures.

What I need to do after my operation?

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored for your situation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients is as follows:

  • You should keep your wound dressings dry until they are removed
  • After the dressing removal, an elastic wrap will be given to you in order to apply it on your face. Make sure to keep the elastic wrap in place at all times
  • You will be given a prescription for a narcotic pain medication as well as antibiotics by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you
  • You should not drive and consume alcohol while you are on pain medication
  • You should take your pain medication with food. This helps to minimize the nausea effect caused by pain medications
  • You should move your diet from liquids to soft food (oatmeal, French toast, yogurt, soup, and pasta)
  • You should rest for entire day after your facelift surgery
  • You need to sleep while the head of the bed is elevated or use two to three pillows for one week after your plastic surgery
  • You should avoid bending, lifting or straining
  • You should not drive for one week following your facelift surgery
  • You should take at least one week off from work
  • You should keep your incisions dry
  • You can take a bath but do not forget to keep your incisions and hair dry
  • You can wear make-up in order to hide your face bruises one week after your procedure
  • You should keep your face away from sunburn. At this point, you can wear a hat and sunglasses
What I need to do before my operation?

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. Here is a general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and health history
  • You should avoid taking any products containing aspirin and ibuprofen non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication one week before surgery. If you are on medication, please inform your surgeon accordingly
  • You should avoid any contact with all of the nicotine products, including cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chew or nicotine patch one week before surgery
  • You should avoid alcohol consumption one week prior to your procedure
  • You should not eat anything or take any fluids eight hours before the operation. Any food, water, coffee, juice or liquids are not allowed to take in the morning of the operation. The only exception is medication that you should take with a small amount of water before the procedure
  • You can brush your teeth
  • You are not advised to wear any make-up and hair sprays/conditioners. Please remove your nail polish
  • You should not wear any jewelry or body piercings
What would be my daily schedule for face-lift operation?

Although it may vary from patient to patient, here’s a typical daily schedule for face-lift operations:

First Day:

  • You arrive to airport and your driver will wait for you at the exit of custom zone with a tag with your name.
  • He will drive you to hospital and hand you to your patient representative who is fluent in your language.
  • After the initial registration procedure you will meet your doctor in person. Your surgeon will explain you the procedure in detail and examine you before he advises on how the new look of your face would be. You will have an opportunity to discuss your preferences and expectations from your operation.
  • You will have your last checks to prepare you to face lift operation.
  • Then your procedure will start and will lasts for two to four hours.
  • Within an hour after the procedure, anesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness.
  • Most of facelift surgery patients require cold facemask after the procedure in order to soften the tissues as well as prevent swelling and bruising. You may be given a cold facemask after the procedure.
  • Your doctor performs initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of face lift surgery.

2nd day:

  • This will be the healing and rehabilitation day for you.
  • Your doctor will perform the second check up in the morning
  • You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on the dressing routine and using the cold mask.
  • You will continue to stay in the hospital and rest as much as possible for the remaining of the day.

3rd day:

  • This will be another healing and rehabilitation day for you.
  • Your doctor will perform the second check up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital.
  • You will move to your hotel room and rest as much as possible for the remaining of the day.

4th, 5th and 6th day:

  • You are advised to continue resting in your hotel room.
  • You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
  • Shopping, attending a cultural or sightseeing tour might be a good option for you in order to visit different places at the city.

7th day:

  • You will visit your doctor in the hospital for the last checks, removal of dressing and clips/stitches on your face.
  • Your doctor advises you further on medication and the types of activities you can get involved in over the course of your breast augmentation recovery period.
  • You will be ready to go back home after seventh day.
Will I have to change any dressings/bandages?

No, your surgeon will do this.

Will there be a lot of swelling after a face lift procedure?

You should expect swelling especially during the first three days after the surgery. The swelling on your face will gradually disappear. You can sleep with your head and shoulders elevated in order to minimize the swelling.

Will there be any drains placed?

Yes, there will be two drains placed at the back of your ears. Your surgeon will remove them on your second day of surgery.

Do you want to learn whether you suitable?
Schedule a complimentary online consultation. Our experts will call you to answer all your questions and they may even connect you with our patients who had this treatment before.
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OUR PARTNER HOSPITALS

Our network of clinics and hospitals include over 150 top establishments specializing in the latest surgical techniques and technologies.
You can find below some of our partners with whom we have fixed price agreement for this operation.
Over 70% of doctors at the LIV Hospital are professors and associate professors.
The establishment is owned by one of the largest European healthcare networks.
The LIV Hospital covers a wide range of disciplines, including Cancer treatments, Cardiology, Fertility treatments (IVF), Transplants (liver, kidney, bone-marrow), Spine and Joints operations, Sports Medicine, Nuclear Medicine and Robotic Surgery centers.
Accredited with Joint Commission International for globally recognized highest standards for patient safety patient rights, hygiene, medical procedures, quality, security, diagnosis, medical personal training, medical knowledge and knowledge renewal.
With a certification from the TUV, LIV also received the Center of Excellence accreditation from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) in Robotic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.
The hospital also has an International Services Department, which is composed of 45 expert members from 20 countries speaking a total of 24 different languages.
Based on the independent surveys 99% of LIV patients recommend the hospital and its services to their friends.
Every year, the LIV Hospital serves 120.000 patients, out of which 10'000 are international patients from 39 different countries.

With its stunning modern architecture, the LIV Hospital has been selected as the most luxurious hospital in Europe.

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MedicalPark is the largest hospital group in Europe with 23 hospitals, 2-hospital complex, more than 3000 beds and 1000 intensive care beds.
They employ 1300 physicians and over 10.000 heath care personnel,
It possesses 14 international affiliations including Germany and Netherland.
The Group has been accredited/certified by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EMBT), the International Society for Cellular Therapy, the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research and the European Committee.
EN ISO 9000 certificate (European Norms for International Organization for Standardization)
Performs more than 1.500.000 surgeries every year out of which more than 70.000 are aesthetic surgeries and more than 185.000 eye surgeries.
Performs more than 600 IVF operation per year with a pregnancy rate of c.a. 60%.
Awarded Best Hospital for Health Tourism – 30th April 2015, Consumer Quality Award – Consumer Academy, 23th International Consumer Summit –March 15, 2010 and European Union Quality Award– 2009
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We know that sometimes it is hard to find the spare money for medical treatments. Therefore, on top of the standard payment options with credit cards or bank transfers, you may pay for your Global Medical Care packages with an installment plan of your choice.
We will help you to get in touch with our credit institution partners and obtain for you a favourable rate.
In case your application for payments in installments is rejected by the credit institution, you can still choose to pay in installments and start your treatment once the full price is paid.
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¹Several test that are not included in the price shown on this page may be required to increase the quality of your doctor’s decision. ²Instalment payments shown on this page are calculated based on average interest rate in the market and aim to give examples. Your actual interest rate or whether you will be eligible for a credit or not can only be judged by and is at sole discretion of credit institutions. Global Medical AG, is not a credit institution and do not promote, work with or promise on behalf of with any credit institutions.²Prices mentioned above only covers the services mentioned above and assume that you are perfectly healthy, you do not have any other medical problem, you will have the mentioned operation for the first time. These prices may change due to exchange rates or if you ask different services that are not mentioned above or your health condition requires different pre or post operations so that the mentioned operation can be done. Global Medical Care keeps the right of changing prices any time.

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