nazmi baycin plastic surgeon

Welcome to Dr. Nazmi Baycin’s facelift in Dubai

As a Turkish plastic surgeon in Dubai, UAE, here I will share my professional knowledge and personal experience about surgical techniques, recovery period, best timing, tips to avoid unwanted results, risks and complications of the procedures, facelift before and after pictures and more…. You will also have an idea regarding the facelift prices in Dubai, UAE.

Do you need the best facelift surgeon in Dubai, UAE?

Everyone would like their doctor to be the best facelift surgeon. Also, you would like to have surgery at the best plastic surgery clinic in Dubai, UAE.

However, the best facelift surgeon is pretty relative and varies from person to person. Actually, the surgeon whom you really trust is the best.

If you plan to have a facelift in Dubai, UAE and need professional support, feel free to contact.

Facelift surgery simplified

General anesthesia.
2-3 hours.
Usually 1 day. If you have a mini facelift procedure, you may leave the hospital on the same day.
Mild pain, swelling and bruising on the face are concomitant in the first week.
No need.
1 week.
25,000-35,000 AED.

Why do you need facelift?

Facelift surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures.

It is a cosmetic procedure which involves lifting the cheeks and tightening the surface of the face. As the face ages, the muscles that it contains begin to sag with the fat layer and skin.

During the procedure, if the surgeon tightens the facial skin only, excluding the fat and muscles, that provides a temporary solution. It camouflages the sagging of fat and muscles for a short while.

What is proper, is that of lifting the facial muscles upwards along with the fat layer and their sheath. Thus, the appearance of the cheek and facial tissues in the youth age appears again. (Ref. Facial contouring surgery using facelift approach)

A facelift that reduces signs of aging is a part of some facial rejuvenation procedures. Removal of excess skin and tightening makes your face look more vivid. According to your needs I combine the procedure with rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, forehead lift, brow lift and any other procedures.

What can the procedure provide you?

Nothing is able to stop aging. As time goes on, aging is inevitable. However, the facelift, a kind of anti-aging procedure removes excess skin and takes your face appearance 5-10 years back. The procedure improves your face appearance and makes you look younger than your actual age.

Basically, there are 3 common techniques regardless of the modifications arising from technical details. Each technique addresses different age groups.

Are you a good candidate?

patient safety for facelift surgeryClean medical history, good medical conditions, mental health and to be free of systemic diseases such as heart disease are essential in terms of patient safety for facelift surgery.

Your face appearance is more prominent than how old you are in terms of necessity of surgery. If your face needs lifting to look younger, surgery can be considered regardless of your age.

I will select the proper technique suitable for you according to your age and expectations during the consultation.

In case of any trauma or congenital malformations, you would need facial plastic and reconstruction surgery procedures to restore facial tissues.

What will I aim in the surgery?

My objective is to make you happy by achieving a younger-looking face. So, lifting your cheeks and correcting the aging lines will improve your image and restore your self-confidence.

Some patients seek a solution as they experienced a failed facelift before. The short-lasting effect, earlobe retraction and scarring are the most common complaint of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges are even more complex than the primary surgery. Therefore your first surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.

Where will I perform your surgery?

Joint Commission International (JCI) works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. It is the recognized global leader in healthcare accreditation with the highest standards built on maximum safety and minimum risk.

There are a couple of hospital options that I affiliated with, which accredited by JCI. I will perform your surgery at either one of the distinguished, cutting edge hospitals in Dubai. You may opt for one during the consultation.

Endoscopic facelift

endoscopic facelift incision

Endoscopic facelift incision

I prefer endoscopic facelift when the problem consists of cheek tissue droop (without wrinkles) and skin excess over the cheeks.

Endoscopic facelift addresses to younger age groups as compared with a classical facelift. It is even possible for people who want a more vivid facial appearance in their 20s and 30s. This method is much newer than the classical technique.

How will I perform the endoscopic facelift?

Initially I cut the 2 cm long on both sides of the temple area where covered by hair. Then I place a camera through the skin incision. Through the guidance of camera vision, I elevate soft tissues on the temple and cheek area off the underlying bone. I fix the soft tissues of the face that detached from the bone by pulling upward. At the end, I close the skin incisions with hidden stitches.

Endoscopic facelift lasts about 1.5-2 hours. You will stay overnight at the hospital. Since the incisions are short and the procedure is bloodless, you will feel less pain.

How is the recovery period after endoscopic facelift?

Recovery period of endoscopic facelift is shorter and more comfortable than that of classical facelift. You will feel moderate pain following 2-3 days. Pain medication that I will prescribe will alleviate the pain.

You will be mobile 2-3 hours after the procedure. If you feel good, you may leave the hospital in the evening. However if you need rest you can stay overnight.

You can take a shower 2 days after endoscopic facelift.

Since I close the wound with hidden absorbable stitches, there’s no need to remove them later on.

Not in every patient, but in some patients, swelling and bruising may occur around the eyes. However, swelling and bruises resolve spontaneously within 7-10 days.

Returning to usual life and physical activities takes time until the swelling and bruising disappear. (Ref. Endoscopic facelift)

Classical facelift

classical facelift incision

Classical facelift incision

A classical facelift is the most comprehensive technique which tightens cheeks, jawline and also the neck. I prefer this technique for people with droopy cheeks as well as loosened and wrinkled overlying skin on the face and neck. The procedure not only corrects the facial tissue but also provides a neck lift effect.

How will I perform the surgery?

In the classical facelift, I detach the skin overlying the cheek from underlying tissue by cutting along the front edge of the ear. Afterwards, I pull the muscle tissue with its sheath called as SMAS upwards. Then I fix it by internal stitches. Thus the sagging of the cheek become lifted internally. I tighten the detached cheek skin. Then I remove the redundant part of the skin. Finally I close the wound edges so that the wrinkles on the face disappear as well as the correction of cheek droop.

I use hidden and absorbable stitches to close the wound. Therefore the stitches will not need to be removed.

Since the surgical wound is settled on the margin of the ear, there will be no visible scars when viewed from the side.

We will choose which technique is the most suitable for you when discussing. The degree of sagging, loosening of the cheek tissues, wrinkling on the skin surface are important points. According to these criteria’s, in some patients, both endoscopic facelift and classical technique may even need to combine.

A facelift requires local anesthesia supported with deep sedation or general anesthesia. It will last about 2-4 hours depending on the technique I will use. You will stay 1 day at the hospital. I will put a bandage on which you will wear a few days after the procedure.

How is the recovery period after classical facelift?

You will feel little pain, bruising, edema (swelling), tension and numbness on your face. During the post-operative recovery period, all of which are normal and inherent after facelift. Pain is as much as everybody can tolerate, and pain killers can easily relieve your pain.

The swelling (edema) rapidly reduces in the first 1-2 weeks. For the remaining mild swelling, which is unnoticeable, the facial skin takes about 3-4 months to settle.

During the first weeks when the swelling dissolves quickly, the tension on the face surface and numbness reduce day by day. Numbness due to the interruption of nerve connection underneath the skin is temporary. As the reconnection establishes during the wound healing process, sensation improves.

Disappearance of the bruisings varies depending on the sensitivity of the person. This period may sometimes last as long as 2 weeks for sensitive individuals. The bruising seen after endoscopic facelift is relatively less.

In the first days after the surgery, due to the swelling and bruising, your face may appear unrecognizable. However, your face features will begin to appear normal as swelling and bruising reduce day by day.

Cheeks are the part of the face which are affected first, during the aging process. As the cheeks drop down, this effect becomes more noticeable. The surgery provides you with a younger look by clearing the worn effect of years when it is performed with proper technique to the appropriate patients. (Ref. Rhytidectomy (Face-lift surgery))

Mini facelift (MACS lift)

mini facelift incision

Mini facelift incision

A mini facelift, namely MACS lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) also described as short scar facelift technique is a mini version of the classical facelift. Therefore, this procedure is useful for correction of mild or moderate sagging, which involves the cheek and jawline area.

In mini facelifts, the surgical incision is carried out in front of the ear, and does not extend to back side of the ear.

How will I perform the mini facelift?

I elevate the skin on the entire cheek and upper neck area. Skin dissection makes SMAS exposed. I usually fold the SMAS itself and fix it with plication sutures for tightening and lifting. Therefore, loose tissue is lifted internally, which provides a long-lasting effect. After SMAS plication, I remove the redundant skin to correct superficial wrinkles to achieve a smoother skin surface. In the end, I close the incision with hidden and absorbable stitches.

How is the recovery period after MACS lift?

What you will experience in the recovery period is almost the same as a classical technique. However, this will be lighter and shorter with the mini facelift, so you can recover faster and resume your casual life sooner. (Ref. Minimal incision facelift surgery)

How will you feel yourself after the facelift surgery?

recovery period of facelift surgery

Diagram shows, how you will feel yourself emotionally during the recovery period. The effect of the surgery may impair your emotional status. However, as time goes on, you will recover and get rid of surgical effects; and eventually, you will gain your confidence back.

Facelift before and after pictures

  • face lift before after picture
  • face lift before after picture
  • face lift before after picture
  • face lift before after picture

What are the risks and complications of facelift?

patient satisfaction rate after the procedure

Patient satisfaction rate after the procedure

The complication rates are the compilation of medical literature and American Society of Plastic Surgeons data. The rates may vary depending on the patient’s medical conditions and age. That does not mean you will experience all those complications.

Smoking and diabetes increase the risks of the all procedures of head and neck surgery; especially in a classical facelift, which prolongs the wound healing that may lead to skin necrosis. If possible, it is best to stop smoking 10-15 days prior to the surgery for patient safety.

Nerve damage is an extremely rare complication that may occur after a classical facelift technique.

Hematoma (blood collection inside the wound) and infection risks are minimized with thorough intra-operative bleeding control and antibiotic medication. The risks listed are much less in endoscopic facelifts.

Risks are minimized with thorough surgical technique and proper medication, therefore the procedure provides good patient experience and satisfaction. (Ref. Complications in facelift surgery: avoidance and management)



Checklist before having facelift in Dubai, UAE

IMPORTANT ! Before getting the appointment, check your medical conditions yourself.

How much does a facelift surgery cost in Dubai, UAE?

Facelift costs in Dubai vary from clinic to clinic and depend on which technique to be used. In my practice:

  • Mini facelift price: 25,000 AED ($6,800)
  • Endoscopic facelift price: 35,000 AED ($9,550)
  • Classical facelift (+neck lift) price: 35,000 AED ($9,550)

The price includes surgeon fee, blood tests, hospitalization expenses, medicines and consumables used in the hospital. Additional overnight stay is subject to extra payment. The price may rise depending on the complexity of the procedure.

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    2 Responses to FACELIFT SURGERY in Dubai, UAE
    1. Hello.
      How much will you charge for a mini face lift for a men aged 75 ?

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