Facelift in iran

A perfect option for those who want a youthful face without having to spend a fortune.

in Iran

A perfect option for those who want a youthful face without having to spend a fortune.

Maybe you want a more youthful face as you approach your 40s, or you wish to tighten your sagging skin. Whatever your motivation, we listen to you, help you find and connect to the best facelift surgeons, and arrange a convenient medical trip to Iran for you. Thanks to the development of medical tourism, a face with no sign of aging is not a dream or a privilege of the rich anymore. People are traveling to save their youth as well as their money. With effective surgeries and attractive prices, Iran has successfully occupied the plastic surgery space. Read on to find out why Iran is an ideal destination for a facelift, how the surgery is done, how much it costs, and the like.

Hear about our patients’ experiences in Iran: They have so much to share.

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Why choose Iran for facelift?

You can have a facelift surgery in Iran at a reasonable price hardly found anywhere else. Besides, Iranian plastic surgeons are exceptionally skilled and experienced thanks to their prolific career, not to mention that Iran is a great country to visit with friendly people that treat tourists well.

Why choose AriaMedTour?

AriaMedTour helps you travel to Iran for your facelift surgery in one of the best clinics or hospitals while it does all the arrangements for you. With its professional team specializing in medical tourism services, AriaMedTour is by your side from the moment you step in the airport till you depart Iran.

How much is facelift in Iran?

Facelift prices start at $2,000 in Iran, which normally include related expenses such as anesthesia, medications, clinic fee, etc. If you wish to have a neck lift at the same time, an additional cost of $200 to $500 may be charged. To get an updated quote for facelift in Iran, feel free to contact us.

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Facelift in Iran: all you need to know

Technically called rhytidectomy, a facelift is a cosmetic surgery aimed at improving the appearance of the face and neck that has been affected by aging, including facial wrinkle, creases, and sagging skin.

Rhytidectomy surgery rejuvenates the face to give the person a youthful appearance with a firm and smooth skin. A face lift can be combined with a brow lift, neck lift, and other facial procedures to achieve a more satisfactory result.

The facelift is a sought-after cosmetic surgery in Iran. There is a multitude of board-certified plastic surgeons that perform facelift surgery in Iran in the most professional manner.

Why is Iran an ideal country to go for a facelift?

If you want to go for a face-lift, but haven’t decided where to have the surgery, you can pick up Iran for three key reasons:

Modern clinics and hospitals

Hospitals and specialized beauty clinics in major cities of Iran are no different than developed countries in terms of high-tech equipment, staff’s competence and professionalism, and cleanliness.

Iran boasts a developed medical infrastructure with high-class hospitals equipped with the latest technologies and facilities. Following the government’s plans to boost medical tourism in the country, hospitals providing services to foreign patients were required to set up International Patients Departments (IPDs) according to defined standards, in order to focus on providing high-quality services to foreign patients.

Proficient surgeons

The considerable number of patients undergone or lined up to undergo face lifting surgery in Iran is perfect proof of the skill of the doctors and the safety and efficacy of this surgery in Iran.

Iranian cosmetic surgeons have gained their vast experience through performing hundreds of rhytidectomy procedures, a cosmetic surgery that is in high demand in the country. A study on the cosmetic surgeries performed in Tehran ranked face-lift as the 4th popular cosmetic procedure among Iranian people.


Cost does matter in cosmetic services and there is no doubt that you want to have your face lift procedure done at a reasonable price rather than being ripped off. The price of facelift surgery in Iran is like all other healthcare services highly affordable.

Facelift cost in Iran

You might ask “how much does a facelift cost in Iran?” While face lift prices in Iran depend on the clinic’s fees and the surgeon’s skills and experience, and other procedures that might be performed for the patient at the same time, an average facelift in Iran costs from $2000, including all the related fees such as anesthesia, doctor’s visit, surgery fee, and the rest, as well our medical tourism services (airport pick-up, interpreter, etc.) If a simultaneous neck lift is desired, an additional fee of $200-500 will be charged.

To draw a comparison between the cost of a facelift in Iran and other countries, let’s take a look at a few countries. The price of this surgery in the US ranges from $7,000 to $15,000 (or more). In the UK, this price starts from around $6,000 for a mini lift and rises up to $10,000 for a face and neck lift. However, these do not include related expenses such as anesthesia, medications, and clinic’s fees. As for Asian countries, the average cost for the surgery is around $3,500, $4,500, and $8,000 in India, Thailand, and UAE, respectively. Comparing the price of this surgery to other countries, Iran is the best option for a cost-effective facial rejuvenation surgery, without compromising on the quality and professional care that every patient deserves.

Facelift surgeons in Iran

Iran has some of the finest plastic surgeons in the world. Iranian plastic surgeons are all board-certified. They have received training and fellowships from top medical universities and hospital colleges in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries such as oral and maxillofacial surgery.

With a proven record of successful surgeries, Iranian face lift surgeons will offer you a safe and effective facelift that will give you a younger face. They put a lot of energy and time to understand your needs and preferences. This includes pre-operative surgeon-patient conversation and consultation, and post-operative care. They utilize an individualized approach for each patient to achieve the best possible results.

How is facelift surgery performed?

Face-lift or Rhytidectomy is typically done under general anesthesia. The procedure starts with a delicate incision along the hairline. The surgeon may go with different incisions depending on the goals of the surgery. Usually, the incision starts from the temple, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp.

However, when there’s a small amount of sagging skin, a shorter incision is made from the temple to around the ears (mini lift). If a neck lift surgery is also desired, the incision is continued from the earlobe to behind the ear. The surgeon repositions excess fat and tightens facial muscles. The skin is then lifted and stitched into place, and any excess skin is removed.

Generally, Iranian surgeons try to minimize the incision but maximize the lift. The surgery is performed in a modern beauty clinic or private hospital using the latest technologies. The procedure takes around 1-2 hours, and the full recovery period is 1-2 weeks. Once healed, the scars will gradually fade away into the hairline and skin (in less than 1 year).

Types of facelift procedure

In a broad category, facelift refers to any facial procedure aiming to rejuvenate the face by eliminating signs of aging. In this sense, people talk about a non-surgical facelift, which included procedures like dermal fillers, Botox injection, Ultherapy, facelift with laser, etc.

The type of facelift we are talking about, however, is surgical, which itself has numerous variations. Different versions of rhytidectomy include mini facelift, S-lift, mid-facelift, upper facelift, lower facelift, cutaneous lift (skin only), temporal facelift, minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) lift, QuickLift, endoscopic facelift, traditional facelift, and thread lift. Choosing one of these options largely depends on the patient’s preferences.

Thread lift

A thread lift, also called feather facelift, is a minimally invasive alternative to the traditional facelift procedure, designed for people with minor loose skin who are looking for a less painful, less expensive facial rejuvenation procedure with short recovery time.

Threat facelifts are usually performed under local anesthesia, with the patient awake and seeing the results as the procedure is being performed, though she/he doesn’t feel any pain. A facelift with thread often takes 1-2 hours. The surgeon uses special instruments to insert a thin suture into the skin through tiny incisions, which attach to the skin tissues and are pulled back to straighten and smooth the skin. These sutures will dissolve over time.

Ponytail lift

Ponytail lift or ponytail facelift is a relatively recent procedure aiming to create youth-enhancing effects of a ponytail hairstyle on the face. Many women wear their hair in a ponytail style to achieve that subtle yet effective lift. Now, plastic surgeons have found a way to make that look last even with the hair down.

Ponytail lift has some advantages over traditional facelift.

  • While a traditional facelift addresses the skin texture, it fails to lift drooping eyelids and eyebrows. A ponytail lift, however, can lift the forehead as well as the eyelids, brows, and cheeks.
  • Ponytail facelift is a minimally invasive age-defying technique which requires minimal recovery.
  • Ponytail facelift cost is only a fraction of facelift cost.

All that being said, ponytail lift might not yield the ultimate outcome for everybody. It cannot improve severe skin sagging or drooping cheeks. As a result, people who are over 50 might find a traditional facelift more beneficial than a ponytail lift.

The ponytail facelift procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon makes two small incisions above the ears and close to the hairline. These incisions will be sufficiently hidden and won’t leave any noticeable scarring.

Through the small incisions, the surgeon lifts the skin and makes some adjustments to the underlying tissue. Then, the incisions are closed using sutures which will be removed within five days after the surgery. The patient can feel a difference almost immediately after the procedure. With its minimal downtime and few side-effects, ponytail lift might be the best option out there for people who are between 30 and 45.

Why AriaMedTour for your facelift?

Arranging a smooth medical trip to Iran sounds overwhelming, frustrating, and sometimes impossible at first glance. Consider this: a patient from a western country wants to get plastic surgery done in the country. There’s a pool of Iranian surgeons, and various clinics and private hospitals, but there are also issues of finding the right surgeon, getting a visa, and communicating with the surgeon.

We, at AriaMedTour, strive hard to give you the convenience of traveling to Iran and connecting to top-rated Iranian surgeons without being fallen into the hands of unlicensed middlemen and interpreters and being ripped off. We provide professional services to patients from all over the world, including:

  • Free medical consultation and price quote
  • Travel logistic services like visa, flight, and in-country transportation
  • 24/7 interpreter
  • Five-star and three-star hotels
  • Pre-operative visit/consultation with the surgeon
  • Surgery arrangement
  • Follow-up
  • City sightseeing tour arrangement (upon request)

Accordingly, patients can rest assured that they will experience a hassle-free medical trip to Iran for facelift surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift

There isn’t a clear answer to this question, but most facelift patients are in their 40s to 60s. If you see that your facial skin is losing its elasticity and you have good overall health you are a facelift candidate and can consider having a type of facelift which best suits you.

Facelift incisions typically begin from above the hairline at the temples and stretch along the hairline and around the ear ending at the back of the ear. They are usually hidden behind the hairline and fade away to a great extent after a few months, becoming less and less noticeable. Plus, new surgical techniques allow for a more delicate incision that heals perfectly after surgery.

A small area of your scalp at your hairline area is shaved to make the incision but once the procedure is complete and because the excess scalp which has been shaved is removed, there will be no missing hair.

It is normal to experience some numbness after facelift surgery, but the sensation will return after 1-2 months.

Depending on how much work is needed to be done, it takes 2-4 hours. A thread lift takes less time (1-2 hours).

You need to stay at home for a few days and not involve in intense physical activities until the dressing is removed and you are allowed to wash your face. You also need to avoid exposing to intense sunlight for a few months in order for your incisions to heal properly.

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January 26, 2023 2:36 pm

I am noticing obvious sagging jowls at 45. I had a buccal fat removal surgery 2 years ago thinking that it would also have a positive effect on the jowls. But i guess i need a more vigorous and direct method to tighten my face skin and lift the jowls. What procedure would you recommend? Thank you

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Lily
January 27, 2023 9:48 am

A facelift, especially when combined with a neck lift is the most effective method which can bring long-lasting dramatic results to address sagging skin and jowls by tightening and lifting the skin in one surgical session.
There are also some non-surgical methods aiming to improve sagging skin but not as vigorous as you seem to desire.
Non-surgical methods such as Ultherapy and RF therapy usually bring subtle improvements over time by stimulating collagen production but may require continued treatments for long-term effects and are ideal to address minor sagging or as a preventative skincare measure. 

March 13, 2023 6:32 pm

How long does a face lift result last? If i have a facelift at 50, will i have to repeat it every few years??!

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Emilia
March 14, 2023 4:39 pm

Thank you very much for your question. I’d love to use this question to clarify a bit more about a facelift result here as this one seems a little tricky, especially when we use the word “permanent” to describe a facelift or neck lift results.
It is important to notice that while facelift results are considered permanent, the procedure can not stop natural aging. It means that the refreshing effects you enjoy from a facelift will never disappear or get reversed, but your skin continues to age so the changes you benefit from in the first 8 years will not seem as dramatic in 15 years for example. Because new wrinkles and sagging will start to show up as your skin ages.
So you can consider a facelift as a mask hiding several years of aging (but not all, of course) which makes your face look 10-15 years younger than it would naturally look without one.  
The longevity of facelift results can vary from person to person, and it’s influenced by genetics, lifestyle, and overall skin health. Generally, a facelift can provide noticeable results that last for several years. While individual experiences differ, many people find that the effects of a facelift can last around 8 to 10 years.
If you have a facelift at the age of 50, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to repeat it every few years. It’s mainly a personal option whether you want to set the clock back multiple times by facelift revisions (provided that your face anatomy and skin allow for several revisions) or are afraid the results look too much and unnatural if you repeat it.
Some people choose to have additional procedures or touch-ups later on, while others are satisfied with the long-term results of a single facelift.
Maintenance treatments like non-surgical procedures or skincare routines may also contribute to preserving the results.

May 6, 2023 8:54 am

Is 40 too early for a face lift? I started to notice aging signs on my face and considering my skin type and genetics, I know I am gonna look 60 in just a few years. It’s been a while since getting a face lift is on my mind but I am afraid its too early for such a surgery :/

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Zoey
May 7, 2023 1:44 pm

The right age for a facelift can vary from person to person and depends on individual factors such as skin elasticity, overall health, and personal goals.
There is no specific age requirement for a facelift and using the terms “too early” or “too late” isn’t right for this cosmetic surgery. However, generally, the sooner you address aging signs the better results you get.
On the other hand, older individuals might face increased risks during surgery and a potentially longer recovery period due to age-related factors.
Therefore, the optimal age for getting a facelift is considered from the mid-40s to early 50s. According to the reports, most people consider facelifts in their 40s to 70s, so having a facelift at 40 is not too early. 
As for the physical situation, good candidates for facelifts are generally in good overall health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the results.
An in-person consultation with a plastic surgeon will best help you to determine a perfect time and method for a facelift surgery, considering your case.

July 17, 2023 1:01 pm

Can you have a facelift without a neck lift? I think my neck is fine, or at least not in need of a lift as much as my face. So I was thinking maybe it’s better not to trouble my neck and just have a facelift. Is it possible?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Maya
July 18, 2023 6:16 pm

A frequently asked question. Thanks, dear. Yes, it is possible and in some cases perfectly fine to have a facelift without a neck lift but it is often recommended otherwise. Some surgeons refuse to do a standalone facelift or neck lift as they believe the result would look unnatural and inconsistent. 
Facelift surgery is frequently combined with a neck lift to maintain overall facial balance for significant facial rejuvenation. The decision on whether to opt for one or both procedures depends on each patient’s condition of the face and neck.
Combining these surgeries is popular because it allows patients to achieve more significant anti-aging results while minimizing overall recovery time.
If you think your neck doesn’t need a lift, there’s a good chance that your surgeon thinks the same. But I’ll recommend a thorough consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and get good advice after an in-person examination.

September 12, 2023 9:04 pm

I’m considering a facelift but can’t take many days off. My job also involves a lot of conferences and events so I really need an honest answer about a face lift downtime and when I can go out in public without looking weird after the surgery!

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Natalie
September 13, 2023 10:31 am

At the end of the second-week post-surgery, most individuals begin to regain a sense of normalcy, feeling ready to return to work and engage in light activities like walking. By this time, many people also find themselves comfortable enough with their appearance to resume some public activities. Swelling and bruising substantially subside by this time, and you can simply cover the minimal residual bruises with makeup.
However, it’s crucial to exercise caution and avoid situations where you could be exposed to infections, such as crowded places or public transportation, even if you feel better. This precautionary measure helps minimize the risk of complications and supports a smoother recovery process.

October 21, 2023 8:43 pm

The right part of my face is sagging more than the other part and my right eye is also smaller than the left one. I know a bit of asymmetry is normal but I think it is more than that and want to treat it if possible. Is facelift a good treatment for facial asymmetry?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Ruby
October 22, 2023 5:11 pm

As you just mentioned facial asymmetry is a common concern, and while some degree of asymmetry is normal, noticeable differences may be addressed through various treatments.
And yes, a facelift could be considered a treatment for this issue. However, it’s important to note that a particular method’s efficiency greatly depends on the underlying causes of your facial asymmetry.
While a facelift is primarily designed to address sagging skin and tissues, it can also improve facial symmetry by elevating both sides of the face to a consistent level and aligning the skin’s firmness and muscle tone on two sides.
For facial asymmetry, you may also want to consider alternative treatments, depending on the specific concerns or underlying causes. Here are some options:
Dermal Fillers: Injectable fillers can be used to add volume to specific areas of the face, helping to balance asymmetry.
Botox or Dysport: These neurotoxin injections can be used to relax muscles and reduce the appearance of asymmetry, especially around the eyes and eyebrows.
Thread Lift: Thread lifts can provide a non-surgical option to lift and tighten specific areas of the face, addressing asymmetry.
Customized Treatment Plan: Consult with a qualified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can assess your specific concerns and recommend a personalized treatment plan.
Consulting with a healthcare professional will help determine the most effective approach for your case.