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What is a facelift?

A facelift (officially known as rhytidectomy) is a plastic and cosmetic procedure used to give an appearance of youthfulness to the face, removing or smoothing out the wrinkles and creases that make the face look aged and worn. As skin ages it loses its firmness and elasticity, resulting in sagging skin around the neck and jawline that many people find unappealing. In this case a facelift can reverse this process, tightening loose skin and reshaping the lower third of the face. A facelift is performed with the patient under either general or local anesthesia.

The procedure begins with an incision on each side of the face which continues around the earlobe and eventually settles around the hairline behind the ear. The surgeon will raise the skin in order to tighten it, sometimes removing any excess fat and tissue that may also contribute to skin loosening. The incision will then be sealed using stitches or staples. Facelift surgery can last between 2 to 5 hours depending on the extent of the procedure.

Cost of Facelift around world

# Country Average Cost Starting Cost Highest Cost
1 India $3900 $3900 $3900

What affects the final cost of Facelift?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Types of Surgery performed
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses
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About Facelift

A facelift, which is also referred to as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure which repositions facial skin, fat, and muscles, reducing wrinkles and creates a younger looking appearance. A facelift is usually sought after by patients who are aged between 40 and 70, and are showing signs of aging. Facelift surgery is often combined with an eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgery.

The surgical technique which is used for a facelift varies with each patient, depending on the desired goals and outcomes. Modern techniques mean that this procedure can be performed with minimal scarring. Recommended for Face wrinkles Facial sagging Jowls Loose skin Loss of elasticity Eye bags, Nasolabial folds Time requirements Number of days in hospital 1 - 2 days Average length of stay abroad 1 - 2 weeks. Patients may need a follow up appointment to check progress or get stitches removed. Facelifts rejuvenate aging skin by surgically tightening it. 

Before Procedure / Treatment

Patients will discuss the desired outcome and goal of the facelift with the surgeon prior to the surgery. Patients who smoke will be advised to refrain from smoking in the time leading up to the surgery and those taking blood thinning medication, such as aspirin, will be advised to avoid the medication pre and post surgery.

The overall health of the patient will also be assessed, in order to ensure that they are fit for surgery. Patients should arrange to have someone to take them back to the hotel and to stay with them after the surgery. Patients should wear loosely fitted clothing which do not need to be pulled over the head to take on or off.,

How it Performed?

The patient will be administered with an anesthetic. The surgeon will make an incision in the area of the temple hair, just above and in front of the ear. An incision is made under the earlobe and traces back to the back of the ear and blends into the hairline.

The skin is lifted as the surgeon repositions and tightens the underlying muscle and connective tissue. Some fat may be removed, as well as excess skin. The site is then closed with sutures.

Anesthesia Local or general anesthetic. Procedure duration The Facelift takes 2 to 5 hours. An incision is made and the muscles and tissues beneath the skin are tightened, and excess skin and fat are removed.,


Post procedure care After a facelift, the face will be bandaged for a few days, and a fluid drainage tube may be attached. The face may feel numb, and it is recommended to avoid swimming or other sports as the face may get injured.

The stitches are usually removed after around 7 to 12 days after the surgery. Possible discomfort Swelling and discomfort following surgery is inevitable, and patients should expect to have a week of rest following the procedure.,

Top 10 Hospitals for Facelift

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Facelift in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 AMRI Hospital-Dhakuria India Kolkata ---    
2 Sikarin Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Hirslanden Clinique Cecil Switzerland Lausanne ---    
5 Hospital Sirio Libanes Brazil Sao Paulo ---    
6 Columbia Asia Hospital India Pune ---    
7 Antwerp Hospital Network ZNA Belgium Antwerp ---    
8 Hospital de la Familia Mexico Mexicali ---    
9 Billroth Hospital India Chennai ---    
10 NMC Specialty Hospital Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai ---    

Best doctors for Facelift

Following are the best doctors for Facelift in the world:

1 Dr. (Maj Gen) Avtar Singh Bath Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon BLK-MAX Super Specialty H...
2 Dr. Kasemsak Pyungtanasup Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon Sikarin Hospital
3 Prof. Naci Karacaoglan Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon Medipol Mega University H...
4 Dr. Vipul Nanda Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon Artemis Hospital
5 Dr. Brahmita Monga Dermatologist Artemis Hospital
6 Dr. Shilpi Bhadani Aesthetics and Plastic Surgeon Paras Hospitals
7 Dr. Ashish Rai Aesthetics and Plastic Surgeon Jaypee Hospital
8 Dr. Raghav Mantri Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon Max Super Specialty Hospi...
9 Dr. Charu Sharma Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon Fortis Memorial Research...
10 Dr. Rashmi Taneja Aesthetics and Plastic Surgeon Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dha...

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 17 Jun, 2020.

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