Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

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Procedure Description:

A face lift, scientifically known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the facial appearance by reducing or removing sagging skin and tightening underlying tissues. It is most commonly sought after by individuals aiming to reverse the signs of aging such as deep lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, primarily on the face and neck. The procedure can provide a more youthful and refreshed appearance, restoring confidence and self-esteem.

Procedure Duration:

The face lift procedure itself typically lasts between 2 to 5 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery and whether it is combined with other facial procedures. Following the operation, patients might need to stay overnight in a medical facility, though some may be discharged the same day. The initial recovery period is approximately 2 weeks, during which patients should avoid strenuous activities. However, it can take several months for all the swelling to subside and for the final results to be evident.


Opting for a face lift abroad can offer several advantages:

  1. Cost-Effective: Many countries provide high-quality medical procedures at a fraction of the cost compared to Western countries.
  2. Expertise: Some destinations are renowned for their specialized cosmetic surgeons with years of experience and high success rates.
  3. Advanced Technology: Traveling abroad can provide access to state-of-the-art facilities and the latest surgical techniques.
  4. Vacation and Recovery: Medical tourists often choose destinations that allow them to recover in a peaceful and beautiful setting, combining the procedure with a vacation.

Potential Destinations:

When considering a face lift abroad, several countries stand out for their expertise:

  1. South Korea: Especially Seoul, renowned for its advanced cosmetic surgery techniques.
  2. Thailand: Cities like Bangkok and Phuket are popular for high-quality cosmetic procedures and luxurious recovery facilities.
  3. Brazil: Known for its highly skilled surgeons, especially in cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
  4. Turkey: Istanbul offers a blend of modern facilities and experienced surgeons at competitive prices.

Risks & Considerations:

As with any surgical procedure, face lifts come with inherent risks:

  1. Surgical Complications: This can include reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, or scarring.
  2. Results: Dissatisfaction with the final appearance, asymmetry, or the need for revision surgery.
  3. Travel-Related Risks: Long flights post-surgery can increase the risk of complications such as blood clots.

When considering medical tourism, it's crucial to:

  • Research thoroughly about the destination's medical regulations and standards.
  • Understand any language or cultural barriers.
  • Ensure you have a clear post-operative care plan.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital:

Selecting the right medical professionals and facilities is critical. Here are steps to ensure you make an informed decision:

  1. Credentials Check: Always verify the qualifications of the surgeon and ensure they have relevant experience in face lift procedures.
  2. Reviews & Testimonials: Past patient reviews can provide insights into the doctor's expertise and the overall patient experience.
  3. Facility Inspection: If possible, visit the facility beforehand or use virtual tours to gauge its standards.
  4. Communication: Ensure that the medical team is responsive, transparent, and can communicate effectively in a language you understand.

Embarking on a medical tourism journey can be transformative, both in terms of aesthetics and experience. It’s vital to stay informed, make researched decisions, and prioritize your safety and well-being above all.


To receive a free quote for this procedure please click on thelink: https://www.medicaltourism.com/get-a-quote

Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com/

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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