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The Problem

Ageing and extensive weight loss may cause skin to lose volume and elasticity. With the help of gravity, this results in the face drawing closer to the bone and downwards – often resulting in folds, lines and sagginess.

Face and Neck Lift specialists across the UK

As we age, our faces show the telltale signs of ageing the most. It’s also one of the most exposed parts of our body. A surgical face/neck lift, also known as rhytidoplasty, tightens skin around your face, jawline and neck, resulting in a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

The facelift isn’t a standard ‘one-size-fits-all’ procedure and we offer bespoke solutions to each of our patients depending on their desired results and suitability. Facelift surgery with top plastic surgeons, best for Facelifts in the UK – Mr Davood Fallahdar, Mr Navid Jallali, Mr Roberto Uccellini and Mr Paul Tulley in London Harley Street,  Mr Dario Rochira in London Harley Street and Bristol , Mr Adel Fattah in Manchester, Mr Kenneth Kok in Birmingham, Mr Philip Lim in Leeds and Mr Mrinal Supriya in Northampton and Birmingham.

Ageing and extensive weight loss may cause the skin to lose volume and elasticity. With the help of gravity, this results in the face drawing closer to the bone and downwards – often resulting in folds, lines and sagginess. Depending on your facial structure, skin quality and general health amongst other things, you will be assessed by our Consultant Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon who will work with you to establish the best course of treatment and type of facelift procedure.

Face Lift /Neck Lift procedures available at The Private Clinic:

  • Full Facelift – lifts the upper and lower face for total rejuvenation, removes excess skin and removes deep lines and folds.
  • Mini Facelift – lifts sagging jowls and the neck, removes excess skin, resulting in a better-defined jaw and neckline.
  • Forehead Lift (browplasty) – lifts the forehead, to remove deep lines and elevate the brows.  This will help to improve the overall look of the face as well.
  • Temporal and One Stitch Facelift – Minimal downtime, performed under local anaesthetic with minimal hidden scarring within the hairline and a low risk of swelling and bruising. As featured in Harper’s Bazaar’s Cosmetic Tweakment Trends of 2019
  • Mid-Face Lift (Cheek Lifting/ Malar Lift) – restores the deep nasolabial folds, sagging cheeks, the lower eyelid area and hollowing between the lower eyelid and cheeks. Tired and sagging cheeks are lifted as are the downward slanted corners of the mouth making the face look rejuvenated and creates a more youthful contour.
  • Facelift and Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) – a combination procedure to completely rejuvenate the face and eyelids.

The Problem

Ageing and extensive weight loss may cause skin to lose volume and elasticity. With the help of gravity, this results in the face drawing closer to the bone and downwards – often resulting in folds, lines and sagginess.

The Facelift Procedure

There are a number of techniques commonly used and it is very important to have a full consultation in order to assess each patient’s unique situation.

As each face is different, the procedures are tailor-made to each patient so the exact procedure differs from patient to patient. A consultation will be able to determine what is appropriate and effective in your situation.

The procedures typically take 1-3 hours. The more complicated and extensive procedures can take longer.

For many of our facelift procedures, you will only need local anaesthesia. It is possible to have sedation along with it to help calm patients. Most patients will require general anaesthesia for the full facelift. Incisions are typically made behind and in front of the ears, carefully designed to minimise and conceal scarring. In some cases, the incisions extend onto the scalp.

From there the surgeon will reach the deeper layers of the face which will be repositioned and ‘lifted’.  Depending on the procedure, muscle tightening and liposuction to the neck may be performed to enhance the effect of the facelift.

Depending on the procedure, you may require an overnight stay in hospital. Tubes may be attached to the incision sites to collect fluid – a natural response to invasive surgery of this kind. Some facelifts will not require such extensive care and hospital stays and this will be discussed fully at your initial consultation.

It is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform your procedure in order to ensure you achieve the best possible results and minimise scarring and downtime.

Alternative Treatments for those unsuitable for a facelift:

The Results

The soft tissue of the face will be tightened, resulting in a tightened, more youthful appearance. However, the ageing process doesn’t stop after a facelift, so you may wish to maintain your ‘new’ appearance with aesthetic and rejuvenating treatments.


It is recommended that you take 1-2 weeks off work. You may need more downtime for more extensive procedures. Exercise and carrying heavy loads are unsuitable during the initial healing period. You will be prescribed painkiller medication to help with any discomfort experienced. Swelling is significantly reduced within a few days, whilst bruising will subside within a few weeks.

Elevation of the head is recommended to reduce the amount of swelling. It is important to avoid smoking to help the full healing process. We will always aim to see you back in clinic in the days following your procedure to ensure that you are recovering well and then again at around 6 weeks.


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    The Private Clinic has a second-to-none reputation for working with the best practitioners, doctors and surgeons in the UK. We afford our patients quality care before, during and long after their procedure. Our Facelift team includes:

    “I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

    Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

    “I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *


    “So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

    Catherine, Leeds

    “Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *


    “I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *


    During your consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, you will always be offered the most suitable procedure for your facial structure and desired results. We have a range of face and neck lifting procedures. The average prices paid by our Facelift patients start from £6,900 for a mini-facelift (SMAS) and £9,185 for a full facelift. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.

    We offer FREE consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisors who are able to offer you all the information your require prior to meeting a surgeon. Consultations for Facelift procedures with one of our senior Consultant Plastic Surgeons are £50. Please note that consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with the Surgeons.

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