A face lift, also known as a rhytidectomy, improves the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. As you age, the skin and soft tissues of your face lose their elasticity and gravity begins to show its unwelcome effects.
Berkeley Square Medical offers many types of face lift procedures and complimentary cosmetic techniques resulting in a younger, more vibrant look.
We are world-renowned in cosmetic and re-constructive surgery and cover all aspects including lifting and tightening the loose, droopy, lined skin of the cheeks, jowls and neck notably improving the visible signs of ageing.
We have over 20 years of experience performing face lifts, our surgical skills and attention to detail, removing any deep lines below the lower eyelid (the tear trough) and between the nose and mouth (nasolabial fold) as well as sagging skin that can create a tired, older appearance.
We have treated numerous patients for Facelifts, and also have extensive skills over other pure cosmetic clinics In that we also do reconstruction surgery due to trauma. This includes facial palsy surgical treatment (32 patients) and 312 for burn surgeries. Rest assured, you are in the best hands.
A face lift, which is also known as Rhytidoplasty, is a procedure that helps tighten the facial skin giving a younger more rejuvenated appearance. Patients who may have sagging facial skin or ageing wrinkles on the face and neck are ideal candidates for a face lift.
Mini face lift
A mini face lift, a form of keyhole surgery as it avoids large incisions, involves making several tiny cuts into your skin. Special operating instruments and an endoscope are passed through the cuts, and the surgeon operates by looking at pictures sent from the endoscope to a monitor. This technique also leaves less scarring and patients generally make speedier recoveries. Mini ‘weekend’ face lift procedures are generally cheaper than conventional face lifts and the procedure can be carried out and completed over a weekend.
Many patients choose to have a face lift because the surgery can really wake up a tired face and create a fresher, happier expression. A facelift normally focuses in the lower half of the face and particularly the jaw line and neck. Please note sagging eyebrows and forehead wrinkles can be treated by a brow lift.
Having undergone Facelift, feedback from our patients includes:
Your consultation will include an examination of your facial bone structure, underlying skin formation, skin thickness and elasticity as well as the extent of your facial wrinkles and skin folds. Our surgeon will discuss your needs with you and offer the most suitable technique for the lift.
Remember that your consultation is the perfect opportunity to discuss with our surgeons everything about this procedure. Please click on the FAQ’s menu to find answers to a list of very frequently asked questions by patients before and after their procedures were carried out.
Patients will be given a general anaesthesia to be completely asleep during the procedure.
There a number of techniques a surgeon can perform for a face lift procedure. An incision is made in front or the earlobes extending behind your ears.
This incision may in some instances extend into the scalp depending on the extent of the facial lift.
Any excess fat may be removed. The surgeon will advise where liposuction can be introduced. The underlying muscle is then tightened.
The excess skin is then carefully and gently pulled up and back into the position. The incisions are then stitched up.
Your surgeon will inform you of what to do when undertaking a face lift, as well as what to expect during the recovery period. Patients should be completely healed within six weeks, at which time the results are noticeable and beautiful. Patients can resume going to work after just one week.
There are several alternative techniques to the traditional face lift procedure. Such techniques include minimal-access cranial suspension (MACS), mid-face lift and mini face lift surgery.
Minimal-access cranial suspension is a face lift procedure that involves making surgical incisions that are smaller than in a traditional face lift procedure. It is advantageous as the scarring from this technique is less prevalent than other techniques.
A mid-face lift procedure involves an incision made in the temporal hairline. The procedure is aimed at those who have lost fullness of the cheeks and the upper lips.
Is a face lift painful?
A face lift is carried out under general anesthetic. Swelling and bruising usually appears after 24-48 hours but usually heals within 10-14 days. During this time our surgeon will ensure that have medication for any pain and/or inflammation. Makeup can be permitted after 7 days.
Will I notice the difference immediately from a face lift?
The results are immediately noticeable but remember that you will have swelling and bruising after surgery. Your face may be very slightly asymmetrical but as the swelling resides this will correct itself.
How long will the results last from a face lft?
Results are considered permanent, except for possible changes associated with the normal aging process.
When can I return to work after a face lift?
You will be able to return to work after 7 days but before then you will be under our guidance through our aftercare instructions and you will be advised to return after for a follow up consultation.
Can I have eye lid or eye bag surgery at the same time as a face lift?
Yes absolutely. Our surgeon will discuss this when you have a much more comprehensive understanding about the results you should expect from the face lift after your consultation. It may be the case that eye lid or eyebag surgery may improve the result of the overall facial lift.
To see a selection of our before and after photos, please click the main photo at the top of the page. Remember at your consultation your surgeon will take you through even more photos to find what is more suitable to your goals.