A brow lift, also commonly called a forehead lift, rejuvenates the face above the eyes to restore a more refreshed appearance that better reflects a patient’s natural vibrance. By removing excess sagging, skin on the forehead, and repositioning the underlying muscles and tissues, a brow lift can correct a heavy, sagging brow, eliminate deep furrows, and restore a smoother, more youthful contour to the upper one-third of the face.
The problem with an aging forehead is the effect it has on our facial expressions—a sagging, heavily furrowed brow can cause us to look constantly tired, worried, or even angry. Some of us are also genetically inclined to have a heavier, thicker brow, making us look as though we are wearing a frown even when we are feeling our best. A brow lift directly addresses these issues, helping patients enjoy a more naturally refreshed appearance as well as other positive changes.
Why get a brow lift in Turkey?
According to the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council, over 750,000 inbound patients from 144 countries choose Turkey for medical service annually. The popularity of the Brow lift in Turkey is also rising. Let’s consider the reasons why women from over the world choose Turkey to do a brow lift.
- Technologically-advanced hospitals
Starting from 2003, the Turkish Ministry of Health launched the Program for Health Support Sector Transformation to increase the financing into the sector and improve the quality of healthcare.
This initiative gave a result, nowadays more than 50 medical centers in Turkey are JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited. This is confirmation that the hospital follows the strict world’s standards in medicine.
Currently, Turkish hospitals have achieved the level of top facilities in the USA, Europe, Asia. The equipment is renovated every 1-3 years to provide accurate medical procedures. Due to this, a woman who wants to get a brow lift in Turkey can be sure of its high quality.
- Affordable prices
The local government does everything possible to make Turkey a top destination for medical tourism in the world offering an advanced level of medicine at affordable prices. Moreover, the general price policy within the country is not high — accommodation, meals, transport are quite inexpensive in Turkey.
As a result, the prices for medical services in Turkey (including for a brow lift ) are 4-5 times lower than in the USA, and 2-3 times than in Germany, Austria, Spain, South Korea, or Israel.
- Experienced doctors
One more reason to get a brow lift in Turkey is expert doctors. Medical staff that works in the hospital serving international tourists regularly practice in the US and European medical facilities to interchange the experience and apply the newest technologies.
Moreover, many Turkish plastic surgeons are members of international organizations such as the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) which gathers top specialists from over the world.
- Extra services
Turkey is a customer-friendly country. Local clinics for plastic surgery offer a wide range of additional services for free.
For instance, accommodation, transfer at the airport, language assistance are already included in the brow lift price. Some clinics are even more generous — they offer spa procedures, meals, and even excursion tours.
Brow lift Procedure Techniques in Turkey
The doctor begins with a careful analysis of the person’s face, noting where volume has been lost and gravity has caused pulling or sagging. The forehead lift procedure replaces the lost volume and gently pulls specific areas to achieve a younger appearance.
There are a few options for brow lifts:
- Classic or coronal brow lift
Once the patient is under anesthesia, the surgeon makes a cut or incision that starts at about ear level and goes across the top of the forehead to the other ear. In some cases, the surgeon may place the incision at the hairline. The surgeon then carefully lifts the skin of the forehead, removes any excess tissue and fat, and realigns the muscles if necessary. The surgeon may place the eyebrows at a higher level. Excess skin is trimmed away.
- Endoscopic brow lift
This minimally invasive procedure is performed in the operating room and involves small incisions hidden within the hair. Fiber Optic equipment gently releases and elevates the tissue of the brows. For most patients, bruising is minimal and the healing time is generally faster than with a classic approach.
- Temporal Lift
This is a minimally invasive procedure that your facial cosmetic surgeon can perform under local anesthesia in the hospital. It is essentially a scaled-back version of the minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift and can produce excellent results with minimal downtime.
Recovery After a Brow lift Surgery
Your recovery is going to vary depending upon which procedure you had: a classic or endoscopic brow lift.
In either case, you will have stitches or staples in the incisions which will need to be removed in about a week. If you have temporary fixation screws, these will be removed in about two weeks (these fixtures are installed beneath the hairline to hold the elevated brow in place).
- You will probably experience swelling and bruising, which can also affect other parts of your face, including your cheeks and eyes. The swelling should be gone in about a week. For at least two days following surgery, you should keep your head elevated to help alleviate the swelling, and you can gently apply ice packs to the affected region.
- For those who undergo surgery via the classic method, you will most likely experience more pain during your recovery. Your doctor will give you a prescription for a painkiller. You may also experience more itching, which can last for a few months.
- Those patients who undergo surgery via the endoscopic method will also receive a prescription painkiller. Itching can also be a side effect for those who have undergone the endoscopic method, though it is much milder than with the classic method.
- In either case, you may also experience numbness or tingling. This will subside over time. Those who underwent the classic procedure may experience more numbing.
- Most patients can return to work or school within 10 days, some sooner, depending on which procedure you underwent and your own personal rate of recovery.
- You should be sure to avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or other activity for the first few weeks after surgery.
Before and After Photos
Cost of a Brow lift in Turkey
In Europe, A brow lift costs between €2000 up to €5000. This is only for the surgery, though. When the consultation and aftercare costs are included, the prices go up about €500– €1000 more.
The brow lift cost in Turkey is cheaper due to many factors, but approximately the main reason is the local government does everything possible to make Turkey a top destination for medical tourism in the world offering an advanced level of medicine at affordable prices.
The general price policy within the country is not high — accommodation, meals, transport are quite inexpensive in Turkey.
As a result, the prices for medical services in Turkey (including for a brow lift ) are 4-5 times lower than in the USA, and 2-3 times than in Germany, Austria, Spain, South Korea, or Israel. And the doctors are really experienced.
Associate Professor Tayfun Türkaslan is a graduate of Izmir Ege University Faculty of Medicine. The physician, who succeeded in the Medical Specialization Examination (TUS) in the year he graduated, started his specialization at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. The physician, who moved to St James Seacroft University hospital in England in 1997, worked and researched here, and continued his medical experience in our country after his specialization period. The physician, who completed his specialization after the scientific congress and certification processes abroad and was appointed to Istanbul Yavuz Selim Hospital with the title of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Specialist, worked here for almost 2 years. The doctor, who worked for 7 years at Vakıf Gureba with his old name and at Bezmi Alem University with his new name, received the title of Associate Professor in the field of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery as of 2010. Assoc. Dr. Tayfun Türkaslan; He currently provides professional medical services to his patients in Estetikport Aesthetic Surgery clinic, which he is the founder of.