Face Lift Surgery in Israel

Face lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to create a more youthful appearance. In this procedure, the loose or sagging skin on the side of the cheeks and jawline is reduced along with other changes that occur in the skin due to aging. It involves pulling back the flap of the skin on each side of the face, removing the excess skin and altering the tissues below the skin to contour the shape of the face. Often, neck lift is also done as a part of face lift to reduce fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck.

Symptoms to undergo this Face Lift Surgery

As you age, the external age-related changes such as loose skin, sagging cheeks, and fat deposits start to occur in some parts of your face more than others. Below are the symptoms that would help you evaluate if you should be considering Face Lift procedure:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Excess skin at the lower jawline
  • Deepening of the fold of skin from the side of your nose to the corner of your mouth
  • Excess fat in the neck if the procedure also includes a neck lift

Factors Influencing the Cost of Face Lift Surgery

  • Reputation and expertise of the surgeon
  • Type of facelift
  • Fees of the Anesthesiologist
  • Location or destination for the surgery
  • Hospital fee
  • Combining other procedures
Treatment and Cost


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Treatment cost starts from

USD 9500


About the Face Lift (Face and Neck)

Aging is a natural process and the skin of the face and neck undergo some amount of loosening with time. With the sagging comes creasing of the skin, which makes deep folds and lines. But everyone is interested to hold back the youthful days. This is the reason why face lifting or rhytidectomy has increasingly gained popularity in the United States and other countries as well.

The facial skeleton gets highly affected with the age-related changes that a person experiences. The sagging of the forehead and the facial skin is observed due to slow loss of mass of bony structures of frontal bones, maxilla, and the mandibles. Due to this, an impression of sagging neckline is observed and jowling occurs along the mandible, which deletes the delineation between the neck and the jawline.

Exposure to the sun also leads to changes observed in the facial skin. The epidermis that gets damaged due to exposure to sunlight shows a reduction in the fundamental elements that can slowly cause wrinkles. Disorganization and thickening of the elastic fibers below the skin are noted, which is known as a process called elastosis and degeneration of the dermal collagen appears as well.

In order to get a youthful appearance of the face, a facelift surgery is performed. In this kind of surgery, reshaping occurs in the lower one-third of the face by facilitating removal of the sagging facial skin. Tightening of the underlying tissue is also done in some of the facelift surgeries. The face surgery or lower facelift can be combined with neck lift, or an eyelid surgery, cheeks, brows or forehead surgeries.

Types of Facelift Surgery

There are many types of facelift procedures. Some of the most popular procedures include the following:

  • The deep plane lift:  This method is considered as the golden standard and involves the lifting of the muscles and the skin. It aims at releasing and repositioning the SMAS or the superficial musculoaponeurotic system. This kind of surgery is promising as it requires fewer revisions and the effects observed are long-lasting in nature.
  • The SMAS lift: In this kind of a procedure, deeper tissues of the face and neck are treated along with the superficial top layers of the skin. The deeper tissues grow loose with age and start sagging. This procedure shows results for individuals suffering from a mild amount of laxity and a little bit of face sagging and jowls.
  • Short scar lifts:  This is used as an umbrella term for various facelift procedures that are required for abbreviated scars. One such short scar lifts involve an S-shaped incision at the front of the ear or at the temple. In another kind of a short scar lift, the incision will stop right at the earlobe and this kind of a technique is usually called MACS or minimal access cranial suspension lift.
  • Endoscopic facelift: With the help of a pencil-shaped probe and a minuscule camera attached to the probe (an endoscope), the surgeon performs an endoscopic facelift procedure. The video images of the internal facial structures are transmitted via this to a monitor placed in the operating room. This endoscope is usually inserted via two or three small incisions that do not measure more than an inch and can be hidden easily.
  • Mid-face surgery or cheek lift: This kind of a surgery mainly targets the middle of the face. The surgeon usually lifts and repositions the fatty layer spread over the cheekbones. This procedure shows effective results for improving nose to mouth line and sagging cheeks are also improved. However, this area can be treated with SMAS or deep plane lift as well. This surgery can be teamed up with eyelid surgery or can be done in an isolated way endoscopically.

How is Face Lift (Face and Neck) performed?

Facelift surgery is usually carried out on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes around two to four hours to complete, depending on the extent of the area that requires treatment. The facelift procedure is performed under the influence of local and general anesthesia.

Sometimes, additional procedures may be conducted at the time of facelift surgery. These may include the placement of facial implants, wrinkle reduction through facial fillers, and facial resurfacing for improved skin toning and texture.

The following steps are performed during a typical facelift procedure:

  • Depending on the approach of facelift used and the type of procedure that the patient is undergoing, the surgeon makes incisions beginning at the target area – near the temples, in front of the ear lobe, under the chin, or any other location.
  • The fat is either sculpted or redistributed and the underlying tissues are repositioned.
  • The deeper layers of the skin are lifted, in addition to the muscles.
  • The excess skin is draped again and the extra skin is trimmed away.
  • In case of neck contouring, a cut may be made in the chin to improve its appearance by removing the extra fat.
  • All the incisions are closed with the help of skin adhesives and sutures.


Recovery from Face Lift (Face and Neck)

Patients may experience minimal pain after the procedure, which is managed with the help of painkillers. Swelling and bruising are common but patients are advised to use a cold compress to avoid the discomfort.

The dressing is removed within two days of the surgery and physical activity should be limited as much as possible after the procedure. The head should be kept in an elevated position.

A drainage tube may be inserted, which can be removed after a day of the surgery. Facelift recovery time stretches from two to three weeks. The scars and lines gradually grow invisible with time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Facelift and why should you go through one?

Facelift or rhytidectomy is a type of cosmetic surgery which is performed for removing the wrinkles and fine lines on cheek, midface, jawline, and neck areas. This procedure is done with general and local anesthesia. Facelift surgery is used to prevent the effect of aging by tightening the loose skin of cheek, jaw, and neck. It is performed alone or in combination with other types of cosmetic surgery such as blepharoplasty or rhinoplasty.

People usually undergo facelift surgery because of the following reasons:

  • Age-related changes and decreased elasticity of the skin

  • Facial contour

  • Managing under-eye fat

  • Sagging correctness of facial muscles

  • Restore firmness to become youthful

What is the average cost of Facelift Surgery in Israel?

Israel provides a high quality of medical services at affordable prices which is 30%-50% lower than in America and European countries.  The cost of facelift surgery in Israel is approximately $7,134. There are various reasons which affect the cost of facelift surgery in Israel such as:

  • Types of facelift surgery

  • Hospital facilities

  • Diagnostic procedure

  • Type of equipment used

  • Medication before and after surgery

  • Hospital infrastructure

  • Surgeon’s experience

  • Patient’s health status

  • Follow-up visit charges

  • Age and speed of recovery

  • Number of days of stay in hospital

What are the types of Surgeries available in Israel for Facelift Procedure?
  • SMAS Plication Facelift- The concept of SMAS plication facelift surgery is to resolve the senile changes on the face. This technique provides a thin layer of fibro-fatty tissue which helps in providing technical support to the skin. An obese person is not an ideal candidate for these techniques.

  • Subcutaneous Facelift: It is a simple and less complicated process. In this procedure, a dissection plane is located above the SMAS layer which contains a facial nerve. The risk of nerve damage during surgery is very less. Due to minimal exposure to underlying tissues, the procedure has a fast recovery.

  • Minimal Access Cranial Suspension (MACS) lift: This procedure is divided into two types: simple and extended. The recovery process of this facelift is rapid. People with a bulky neck are not the ideal candidate for this surgery.

  • Simple MACS lift techniques: The simple MACS lift technique is used to correct the lower third of the face including jawline.

  •  Extended MACS lift techniques: The extended MACS lift technique is used to correct lower eyelid senile changes. 

  •  Deep Plane Facelift (DPFL): This technique is commonly used in place of traditional facelift surgery to correct aging of the midface. This procedure provides optimum results by improving the nasolabial fold. The disadvantage of this facelift surgery is a high risk of facial nerve damage.

  • Extended SMAS lift: The concept of this procedure is to separately dissect the skin and incising the SMAS layer. The result of this facelift is long-lasting but the operational procedure and recovery take quite a long time.
What is the recovery process post-Surgery in Israel for Facelift Surgery?

Patients should consider the following important aspects while recovering from facelift surgery:

  • After surgery: When facelift surgery is completed, the affected area will be dressed with an elastic bandage and is not removed before 24 hours. After 24 hours the surgeon examines the patient and may remove the bandage depending upon the patient’s condition.

  • Pain: During the first day of facelift surgery, the patient may feel mild to moderate pain. The doctor may prescribe analgesic drugs to be taken as and when required.

  • Medication: Apart from analgesics, after surgery, the surgeon must be prescribed antibiotics to prevent any type of infection. In the case of nausea and vomiting, antiemetic drugs are prescribed.

  • Personal Care:

  • After facelift surgery, patients should take proper rest for fast healing.

  • Do not sleep on the side of your face.

  • Do not eat a hard meal, rather take a soft meal

  • Wash the sight of incision 2-3 times in a day with a mixture of warm water and hydrogen peroxide solution after 72 hours of surgery

  • Skip excessive talking and use of tobacco product at least for one week after surgery

  • Take a short walking step after 3 days of surgery

  • The surgeon will apply a dressing for facial support. Do not remove this dressing and change every 24 hours

  • You can apply an ice pack on the incision for twenty minutes after 2-3 days of surgery, which can reduce swelling and pain

Which are the top hospitals for Facelift Procedure in Israel?

There are following hospitals in Israel for facelift procedure:

  • Hadassah medical center, Jerusalem, Israel 
  • Sourskay medical center, Tel Aviv, Israel 
  • Assunta medical center, tel Aviv, Israel 
  • Rambam medical center, Haifa, Israel 
  • Sheba medical center, Ramat gan, Israel 
  • Harzila medical center, Herzliya, Israel 
  • Rabin medical center, Petah Tikvah, Israel 
  • Meir medical center, Kfar Saba, Israel
Who are the top plastic surgeons for Facelift Surgery in Israel?

The top plastic surgeons for facelift surgery in Israel are the following:

  • Dr. Tali Friedmen, Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel 

  • Dr. Aharon Amir, Tel Aviv, Israel 

  • Dr. Anat Elami, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Dr. Azaria and Dr. Roy Amber, Haifa, Israel

  • Dr. Abraham Levy, Yehud, Israel

  • Dr. Avi Weinberg, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Dr. Eyal Winkler, Tel Aviv Yafa, Israel

  • Dr. Uri Shulman Tel Aviv Yafa, Israel

  • Dr. Mor, Tel Aviv, Israel

What is the success rate of the Face and Neck Lift Procedure in Israel?

The success rate of facelift surgery is very high in Israel. Almost 85 to 90% of the patients have desired results in their first surgery. The revision surgery is required in only 10-15% of the patients ranging from minor to moderate revision. If the surgery is done by a plastic surgeon with ample experience and is certified, the success rate further increases. The success rate also depends upon the health of the patient. If the patient is physically and mentally fit, the chances of obtaining the desired results are high. The success rate of face and neck lift procedure in Israel depends upon the following factors:

  • Patient health status: The success rate depends on patient health status. An invasive surgical procedure is conducted when the patients' health is good and he can recover quickly without any complications.

  • Patient age: The success rate depends upon patient age. The best age for facelift surgery is in between 35 years to 60 years. 

Strong bone structure: The patient should have strong bone structure because it helps to provide good support and strength during surgery. The strong bone structure increases the healing and can withstand stress during surgery.

What is the health care infrastructure of Israel / Why should opt for Israel as a destination for your medical treatment?
Israel is one of the most developed countries in the world which has been rightly praised for the healthcare benefits it offers. Unlike historical times, Israel has upgraded and advanced itself to keep at par with the progression in the medical field and has thus been capable of providing the best of the best benefits to not only the native citizens but for tourists from all across the world. The reason why thousands of people prefer Israel over other countries is because of the high affordability of the medical facilities. The healthcare benefits of the hospitals and the clinics are competent with the major countries which means their services are uncompromised even though the packages can be availed at approximately 65% affordable rates.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Israel? Are they JCI certified. What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
Even though Israel is counted among one of the most affordable countries for medical treatments, the country houses best hospitals and clinics, which are teamed yo with professional physicians and surgeons as well as advanced medical equipment. Due to the quality of the treatment available, a number of hospitals and clinics in Israel have earned due JCI certification. Hence, some of the most popular hospitals in Israel which have attained JCI certification are:
  • Sheba Medical Center
  • Sourasky Medical Center
  • Rabin Medical Center
  • Rambam Medical Center
  • Assuta Hospital

Not only the doctors, the hospitals in Israel follow a strict protocol while selecting medical staffs, which is why, the quality of even the support staffs remain incomparable. The support staffs are also trained to handle emergency situations as well as critical cases with umpteenth care so as to ensure complete healthcare to the candidate undergoing minor to major procedures.

Are the doctors/surgeons in Israel of the best quality?
The doctors and surgeons in Israel are globally recognized for their excellent skills which has also garnered them with awards from reputed medical universities. A high number of complex and terminal cases have been successfully treated by the medical professionals working in the country. More than the progressing technology, the doctors are accredited for the impressive treatments in the United States of America, which is why, every year the USA records some of the highest number of medical tourists from various corners of the world.
What is the process for obtaining medical visa in Israel?
Visas for medical reasons are arranged by the sponsors directly through the government portal. However, the candidate should go through the procedure listed on the government portal so as to keep the documents and necessary photocopies, to be submitted, ready. In some cases, the candidate may also have to obtain a fresh permit from the Embassy mentioning the details and attaching the requirements to be followed. However, the documents needed for obtaining medical visa are:
  • Confirmation page of successfully filled visa application form
  • Visa fee paid and a photocopy of the receipt obtained for the same
  • Two passport size recent photographs not older than six months
  • Birth certificate, residential proof, employment proof, if any.
  • Civil status proof of the candidate
  • Minors require to provide signed consent of the parents or the guardians responsible
  • Medical certificate signed by the treating medical professional, mentioning clearly the cause of travel
  • Acceptance letter by the doctor being referred to, also stating the estimated time of stay required.
What support services does MediGence provide in Israel?
MediGence ensures a hassle-free medical travelling experience in Israel. Right from the beginning of the journey to the end, MediGence assists the candidates and the family with utmost care thereby making the stay as comfortable as it can be. Hence, here is a list of services provided for candidate satisfaction:
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodation Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Israel for medical treatment?
Israel is brimming with historic cities that have graced mankind with beautiful architecture. However, the country has also upgraded itself in terms of medical facilities. This, some of the best cities in Israel which are ideal for availing medical treatment are:
  • Ramat Gan
  • Beer Sheva
  • Tel Aviv
  • Haifa

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