Ageing can take a great toll on our faces and it is often one of the first places that you begin to notice changing slightly in appearance. The skin on the face can start to sag causing lines and wrinkles to become more noticeable.
When considering treatments to help restore a more youthful-looking face there are a lot of non-surgical options but these will only give you temporary results. A facelift procedure is a surgical alternative however, many don’t choose this option as it typically involves significant downtime.
Here at The Private Clinic, we are excited to launch the ‘One Stitch Secret Facelift’ and ‘Temporal Lift’ with Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Davood Fallahdar, BSc, MB ChB(Hons), MD FRCS(Plast), MicroSurg (Hons), ORL H&NSurg. GMC Number: 4686602 and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Roberto Uccellini, MD. GMC Number 7416337
These are still surgical procedures but they only use one incision point and the downtime is minimal in relation to a full surgical facelift.
What is a one stitch facelift?
A one stitch facelift procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. The surgeon will make a small incision within the hairline that no one will be able to see. A single stitch will pass through the deep tissue within the cheek before being tightened and secured. You will then have dissolvable stitches and be able to leave shortly after the procedure.
What are the benefits of a one stitch secret facelift?
A one stitch secret facelift is ideal at targeting the mid-face and can also help to improve the jawline. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, so there are no risks associated with a general anaesthetic. There is a lower risk of swelling and bruising and you will have minimal scarring within the hairline. The external scar is only 1 stitch as the rest of the stitching is carried out internally. You will have minimal downtime and many patients are back to work in a day.
What is a temporal facelift?
The temporal facelift targets the eyebrows to the mid-face area and is also performed under local anaesthetic. A short incision is made above the hairline at the temples before the underlying muscle and SMAS membranes in this area are tightened. It is also common for a blepharoplasty to be performed at the same time as this procedure. The incision is then closed with dissolvable stitches and you will be able to go home shortly after the procedure.
What are the benefits of a temporal facelift?
A temporal facelift is ideal for targeting the upper face and is performed under local anaesthetic. There is a low risk of swelling and bruising and the short 5-6cm scar will be hidden within the temporal hairline. The majority of patients are back to work quickly and have very little downtime.
What is the difference between a one stitch facelift and a temporal facelift?
The one stitch facelift and temporal facelift are very similar in that they both are performed under local anaesthetic and involve minimal downtime.
A one stitch facelift, however, is designed to target the mid-face area and lower face area whereas the temporal facelift is best for the upper face.
Why do our patients choose to have a One Stitch secret facelift or a temporal facelift?
Our patients request this type of facelift because they do not want to take weeks off from a busy lifestyle, with work or family commitments. It is also an ideal choice if you do not want anyone to know about the procedure because of the minimal bruising and downtime. Lastly, the one stitch facelift and temporal facelift are not as dramatic as a facelift can be and are ideal choices for anyone in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Why choose The Private Clinic for a one stitch secret facelift or temporal facelift?
- Highly experienced plastic surgeons with years of experience
- Plastic surgeons are members of BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons)
- 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
- Our discreet outstanding hospital facilities in Fitzroy Square, 10 minutes from our Harley Street Flagship clinic at 98 Harley Street, W1.
- As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.
- Our experience and medical expertise makes your journey a reassuring one
- 5 Star Rating on Trustpilot
- Featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s Top Cosmetic Surgery Trends 2019.
To find out more about our one stitch secret facelift or temporal facelift please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book an appointment.