Facelift in Philippines

The Ultimate Guide to Facelift in Philippines

Last fact-checked: 20 October 2020

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It’s a fact that our body loses its youthful charm with the passage of time—and the most obvious signs of ageing become visible on our face. With higher success rates and increased awareness, more people than ever are having facelifts to overcome the signs of age and rejuvenate their facial features. 

This surgical procedure, medically known as a rhytidectomy, reduces folds and sagging skin around the jawline and cheeks and jawline and can also target other areas, especially when done in conjunction with eyelid, eyebrow and neck treatments.

Keep reading to find MD-verified clinics across the Philippines.

Why Consider Going to the Philippines for Cosmetic Surgery?

As well as the chance to save up to 70%, you can also look forward to receiving world-class treatment in the Philippines at our range of partner hospitals, clinics and medical centres. Although this may still be a developing country, the facilities listed with us are technologically advanced, using the same modern equipment and adhering to the same international standards as you will find back home. Filipino doctors spend many years training, and a good number of them do some form of training overseas too. 

The Philippines is a generally very safe country that's gifted with natural beauty and you can plan to see the beautiful beaches and amazing flora and fauna along with your medical treatment. It is one of only 17 megadiverse countries in the world and if nature is your thing you are sure to be entranced.

If you are having surgery in the capital of Manila (where most of the top facilities are located), it's easy to see other parts of the country before your treatment, with a plethora of islands and stunning beach destinations just a short ferry ride or domestic flight away.

Booking with Medical Departures

At Medical Departures, we have researched and maintained a list of superb clinics that provide impeccable medical services in adherence to the strict international standards of medical treatment. We do background checks that include doctor qualifications and professional organizations as well as collating and authenticating patient reviews. We list these on our website so you can see the information for yourself, and our customer care team is always available to guide you and answer all of your queries regarding your treatment.

Take a look at the quality on offer with our full list of clinics and hospitals in the Philippines here

What Does a Facelift Achieve?

A facelift is a personalised surgical procedure designed to beautify your face in accordance with your natural features and leaves negligible scars. To achieve this goal, your surgeon will first examine the skin and bone structure before devising a tailor-made treatment plan.

As facelift treatment may involve changing the bone alignment and tightening the skin, muscles and tissues, the procedure is normally carried out under general anaesthetic either in a hospital or an outpatient facility. The procedure may include reshaping the jawline, trimming extra skin and removing or adding fats to certain areas of the face.

It may also be combined with a neck lift, depending on your surgeon's advice. 

How Long Does a Facelift Take and What Is the Recovery Time?

A typical facelift procedure takes two to four hours. After altering the position of bones and tightening the skin, incisions will be covered with the dressing to ensure safe healing. Usually, this dressing is removed within three to four days.

In the first few days, it will be painful to move your face and you’ll feel that your face is swollen; however, these symptoms will start to subside in the following days. Adhere to the doctor’s advice to achieve a speedy and fruitful recovery.

A full recovery will take several months, during which time you may want to style your hair in such a way to hide the remaining signs of the incisions. 

What Is the Cost of Facelift in the Philippines Compared to Australia and New Zealand?

You can save more than 50% on the cost of a facelift in the Philippines.

At our partner clinics, prices start from around the AUD $3,300 (USD $2,500) mark. Get started with your search with these top three clinics in the Philippines for facelift surgery:

How Do I Get Started?

Find out more about our quality-checked facelift clinics and what they can offer you.

If you’re ready to book please see below for easy ways to schedule an appointment, or contact our Customer Care Team; they can provide you with a free quote or help you book your facelift in the Philippines at any time of day or night. 


Megadiverse Countries. Bioversity A-Z. Website accessed: 1 September 2020. https://www.biodiversitya-z.org/content/megadiverse-countries

Herndon, Jaime, MS, MPH, MFA. Facelift: Everything You Need to Know. Healthline. 13 December 2018. https://www.healthline.com/health/face-lift

Neck Lift Contouring Guide. American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Website accessed: 19 October 2020. https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/procedure-learning-center/face/neck-contouring-guide/

Dumlao, Artemio. 5 Philippine cities among 10 safest in Southeast Asia. The Philippine Star. 8 April 2018. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/04/08/1803871/5-philippine-cities-among-10-safest-southeast-asia

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