• Minimal downtime, no one needs to know
  • Low risk of swelling & bruising
  • Minimal hidden scarring within the hairline
  • Performed under local anaesthetic

One Stitch Facelift & Temporal Facelift

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic. Last Reviewed July 16th 2020.

As we begin to age, one of the first places to show the visible signs is our face such as sagging skin or droop. Many do not want to undergo full facelift surgery with long downtimes, or they feel that they do not need full facelift. A one stitch facelift or mini facelift is exactly that, a facelift with one incision point and one stitch within minimal downtime too.

The Private Clinic offer the one stitch and temporal facelift in London. It is proving to be a highly popular procedure in 2020 due to the many advantages it can achieve. Our expert Plastic Surgeons have extensive experience in one stitch and temporal facelifts, book a consultation to find out more.

What is a One Stitch or mini facelift?

The one-stitch facelift or 3D Facelift procedure is much less invasive than a full facelift and can be safely carried out under local anaesthetic. The results are a little more subtle in comparison and very effective in producing a firmer, tighter and more rejuvenated appearance to the face.

What are the advantages of a one stitch or mini facelift?

  • Targets the mid-face and can improve the jaw line
  • Minimal downtime
  • Low risk of swelling & bruising
  • Minimal hidden scarring within the hairline
  • Performed under local anaesthetic
  • Back to work in no time at all
  • No one need know and you will look refreshed and younger

What is a Temporal facelift?

The Temporal Facelift is another minimally invasive facelift procedure that concentrates on the eyebrows to the midface. It is a quick procedure performed under local anaesthetic with a much smaller scar than a traditional facelift. The results are effective in producing a natural looking lift to the face.

T-lift (Mini Facelift) Before and After Photos

T-lift Temporal facelift results before after photo
Temporal Facelift Results by Mr Davood Fallahdar
before after T facelift with no sedation, bruising, swelling or bandages
Temporal Facelift Results by Mr Davood Fallahdar
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Temporal Facelift Results by Mr Davood Fallahdar

What are the advantages of a Temporal facelift?

The best option is to come in and see our expert Plastic Surgeons to discuss what you are wanting to achieve. Mr Davood Fallahdar and Mr Roberto Uccellini specialise in facelifts. You can book a consultation in our Harley street clinic.

“I’m delighted with my temporal facelift. No one could tell, but everyone kept commenting on how great I looked. I feel like a new person.” Jane B, London

One-Stitch Mini Facelift Treatment

The one stitch facelift is performed under local anaesthetic so your procedure will start with a small injection to the area being treated which will then eventually become numb.

Once numb your surgeon will then make a small incision within the hairline, so no one will be able to see it. The skin is then removed and a stich is passed through the deep tissue within the cheek which is then tightened and secured before the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures.

The Temporal Facelift is also performed under local anaesthetic so will begin in a similar way with a small injection of local anaesthesia to numb the area being treated. The surgeon will then make an incision above the hairline at the temples. The skin is then separated from the fat and muscle below and the underlying muscle and SMAS membranes are tightened. The skin is then pulled back and any excess is removed and the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures.  A blepharoplasty is often performed at the same time as a temporal facelift.Click here to read about eyelift, eye bag removal.

For more information about facelift and to see our before and after photos click here.

Recovery

The downtime after a one-stitch facelift and temporal facelift is minimal with many patients feeling able to return to work the next day.

Results

The results of a one-stitch facelift and temporal facelift are long lasting as the procedure involves removing skin. You will still age as normal so the results of your facelift may change slightly over time but the effects should remain visible for a long time after surgery.

When it comes to researching facelift procedures there are a lot of words and abbreviations that may seem confusing. We have created a glossary of the most popular Cosmetic Surgery words which you can view here.

FAQs

What is a one stitch facelift?

The one stitch facelift is a mid-facelift procedure that only involves one external stitch. The incision is located in the hairline close to the top of the year. It targets the top cheek bone area but many notice a subtle lift in the jawline area too.

To find out more click here to book a consultation.

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 whereas the temporal facelift is best for the upper face.

What is a temporal facelift?

A temporal facelift targets the upper eye and brow area with the incision being made close the temple within the hair line.

To find out more click here to book a consultation.

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 whereas the temporal facelift is best for the upper face.

To find out more click here to book a consultation.

Am I good candidate for the one stitch facelift?

Typical candidates for the one stitch or temporal facelift are patients in their 40’s, 50s and early 60s who are starting to experience facial sagging and lack of elasticity.

The one stitch or temporal facelift is ideal for busy professional patients that want to look refreshed but are not able to take long periods of time off work to recover. It is also great for patients who do not wish to have a complete dramatic change but more of a subtle lift.

To find out more about your suitability for a one stitch or temporal facelift click here to book a consultation.

How long does a one stitch facelift take to perform?

A one stitch facelift takes up to 40 minutes to perform. The procedure takes place under local anaesthetic which results in a shorter downtime and little to no bruising is expected.

To find out more about the one stitch facelift procedure click here to book a consultation.

How long does a temporal facelift take to perform?

A temporal facelift is performed in 40 minutes or less under local anaesthetic. Patients can expect little to no bruising and minimal downtime.

Click here to book a consultation to find out more about our temporal facelift procedure.

Will I feel anything during a one stitch or temporal facelift procedure?

Both procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic so you should not feel anything during the operation. The local anaesthetic injection may sting a little initially but once the anaesthetic takes place you will not feel it.  Some patients may feel a little discomfort from the procedure but it will not be painful and our surgical team will be on hand to ensure that you are feeling comfortable throughout the procedure.

Our surgeons will be able to go into more detail about what to expect from the 1 stich or temporal facelift procedures in a consultation. Click here to book.

When will I see the results after a one stitch / temporal facelift?

The results after a temporal or one stitch facelift procedure are immediate. You will instantly see a more lifted appearance to your face.

How long do the results from a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift last?

The results after a one stitch or temporal facelift are permanent as it is a surgical procedure however it will not stop the face from ageing over time. If your skin elasticity is good then you can expect to continue seeing the results for years to come. Taking care of your face with a good skincare regime will help to ensure that your results last for a long time.

To find out more about what to expect from the one stitch facelift or temporal facelift procedure click here to book a consultation with our experienced surgeons.

Will I need to wear any bandages after a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift procedure?

You will not be required to wear any bandages after a one stitch or temporal facelift procedure. You may have one placed temporarily over the incision whilst you are still within the clinic but this often removed before you leave or you will be advised to remove it once you return home.

Do I need to take time off work if I am having a temporal facelift?

We recommend that patients take off the day after the one stitch or temporal facelift to allow them to relax.  If you work in a particular strenuous or dusty job role then your surgeon may suggest allowing a couple of extra days but this will be discussed in your consultation.

How long until I can wash my hair after a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift?

We advise patients to wash their hair the day/night before their procedure so that they are feeling fresh and clean for longer post-procedure. Patients are able to wash their hair 24 hours after the procedure and you will also be fine to take a shower 1 day after the procedure too.

A full list of aftercare advice will be provided to you post-procedure.

Can I wear glasses after a temporal facelift?

Following a temporal or one stitch facelift you will need to be careful when wearing glasses. The area where the incision was does sit within the area that the glasses would sit so we do advise patients to rest the glasses over the ear rather than behind the ear for a few days whilst the area heals. Some patient’s prefer to use a glasses strap for a few days and others find that contact lenses are the easiest option for a few days also.

What areas of the face are a temporal facelift best for?

The temporal facelift is aimed to lift the upper portion of the face, in particular the eyes and brow areas.

What areas of the face are a one stitch facelift best for?

The one stitch facelift is best for providing a mid-face lift targeting the top cheek bone area in particular but can also improve the appearance of the jaw line.

Where is the scar for a one stitch facelift?

The scar for the one stitch facelift is made in the hairline near to the top of the ear. Our surgeons take care to position your scar in a position that is not going to be noticeable and also easy to cover with hair. Your surgeon will provide you with information on how to care your scar at your post-op appointments. Following your surgeons scar care advice will ensure your scar continues to heal and fade over the course of a year.

To find out more about scarring after a one stitch facelift click here to book a consultation.

Where is the scar for a temporal facelift?

The scar for the temporal facelift is above the ear located closer to the temple in the hairline. This position makes it hidden and easy to cover up with various hair styles. Full advice on scar care will be given to you at your post-op appointments. With proper scar care you can expect your scar to gradually become less noticeable over the course of a year.

To find out more about scarring after a temporal facelift click here to book a consultation.

Will there be any swelling or bruising after a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift?

Bruising and swelling after a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift is rare and the majority of patients do not experience this side effect.

Click here to book a consultation and find out more about what to expect from a one stitch or temporal facelift.

When can I exercise after a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift?

We advise patients to avoid strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. You will not be required to rest for long periods after a one stitch or temporal facelift procedure. We encourage patients to continue with light exercise such as walking the day after your procedure.

How much does One Stitch Facelift & Temporal Facelift cost?

One Stitch Facelift Cost Harley Street

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 cost of the One stitch facelift starts from; £3,900

The cost of the Temporal facelift starts from; £4,900

Consultations for One Stitch Facelift procedures with one of our senior Consultant Plastic Surgeons are £100. Please note consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with a surgeon

When can I wear make-up after a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift?

Once the one stitch or temporal facelift has been performed you will be able to leave the clinic wearing make-up. A major advantage of these types of facelifts is that no one will ever need to know that you had the procedure and the downtime is minimal. The scar is located within your hairline so is not within the area where make-up would be applied. We do advise that you are gentle whilst applying the make-up and do not press against or pull on the skin too much for the initial couple of days but you will be able to return to your usual beauty routines almost instantly after the procedure.

Can I drive after a one stitch facelift or temporal facelift?

You will not be able to drive on the day after having a one stitch or temporal facelift procedure but the majority of patients are fine to continue driving 24 hours after the procedure if they are feeling well.

Is there a one stitch or temporal facelift clinic near me?

Our one stitch facelift and temporal facelift is only available in London.

Consultations will take place at;

  • London – 98 Harley street, W1G7HZ

and the surgery will take place at

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