Facelift surgery is one of the Cadogan Clinic's specialist areas – we offer London’s most comprehensive range of face rejuvenation surgical and non-surgical treatments
As we age, the skin on our face starts to lose its elasticity and begins to sag. Creases can become deeper and the jaw and neckline start to droop. Fat on the face, which makes it look plump and smooths out wrinkles, is absorbed as the years go by, so the face appears more gaunt. The rate at which this ageing process occurs varies from person to person and can be a source of frustration for those who want to look as young as they feel.
Facelift surgery refers to a group of cosmetic procedures that give patients a more youthful facial appearance by tightening the underlying tissue and smoothing out the loose skin on the face. Around 5,000 men and women in the UK choose facelifts each year, typically in their 40s-70s, and it is one of the most common procedures performed in the UK.
The techniques to address this appearance can be both surgical and non-surgical. Traditional facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, entails your surgeon making an incision along your hairline (to ensure scars remain well hidden as they fade), before separating the skin and the underlying tissue. Underlying facial muscles can then be tightened if required, before the skin is stitched into place along the original incision and any excess skin and fat removed.
In addition, we are proud to offer the cutting-edge, non-surgical fat grafting technique which transfers fat excised from another part of the body into the facial muscles resulting in a rejuvenated, smoother appearance. We also offer laser skin resurfacing treatments as another non-surgical option.
Whatever your personal reasons, Facelift at the Cadogan Clinic will provide the leading experts and techniques for your treatment at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility.
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"Mr Olivier Amar did a lower face and neck lift and liposuction to my tummy. I cannot express how thrilled and delighted I am with my result and my whole experience at the Cadogan clinic. Mr Olivier Amar is amazing surgeon and I would highly recommend him. Thank you very much." TC
Variable prices can result from the fact that many of our consultants operate with different fee structures. In all cases, prices will be confirmed to you by your consultant before any treatment takes place.
Facelift: from £4200. Find out more about our Prices and Finance.
Our expert Facelift surgeons at Cadogan Cosmetics are some of the best in the UK and will ensure any scarring is kept to a minimum and well hidden.
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will give you pre-operative advice which may include stopping smoking or taking aspirin or any other medication prior to your surgery to ensure optimum healing.
Recovery time for this procedure will depend on the individual patient but we usually advise that you take around two weeks off work following surgery as there will be bruising and swelling which may take around 10 days to subside. Elevation is recommended to reduce swelling. This procedure usually requires an overnight stay in a nearby hotel that the clinic has good links with, as your surgeon will want to see you the next day. Your surgeon will recommend that you avoid exercise and any heavy lifting for a few weeks following your facelift surgery.
Typically the Facelift is not a painful procedure though your surgeon will prescribe you painkillers if required as every patient is different. You may have a feeling of tightness and mild discomfort in the area but this will subside.
The price of a facelift at Cadogan Cosmetics begins from £4200, but you will be given a quotation following your initial consultation with your facelift surgeon.
The results of a Facelift will last for years and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will extend this further, as will various aesthetic treatments available at the clinic. A patient’s individual ageing process will differ but the Facelift surgery will help to combat visible signs of ageing.
Most patients will go home on the day of surgery or spend one night in hospital. There will be a support bandage that applies pressure to the face for the first day. You may feel mild discomfort but your surgeon can provide painkillers for this and we recommend you apply ice packs to reduce swelling. Your face may be swollen and bruised for two weeks, after one week you can resume most activities but should avoid exercise and anything strenuous for one month. Your stitches will be removed within two weeks.
The Vampire Facelift, or Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as it is also known, is a non-surgical treatment which involves using the skin’s own healing process to rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful appearance. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient, placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets and plasma from red blood cells and other components before the refined PRP is injected into the skin and the regenerating process begins in the skin. PRP is also available at Cadogan Cosmetics.
There are many ‘non-surgical facelifts’ available such as Ultherapy, threadlifts, anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and much more- many of which we offer at Cadogan Cosmetics. These minimally invasive alternatives usually result in less pain, less chance of scarring, and a faster recovery for the patient as they can be carried out under local anaesthetic, as well as reduced costs. However, the results may not be as effective or last as long as a surgical procedure.
Face lift surgery is carried out regularly as Cadogan Cosmetics, and any risks are the same as with any other surgical procedure that involves a general anaesthetic. There are no specific risks to be concerned about, but your surgeon will explain the facelift procedure to you in detail.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume which causes it to sag and look tired. A facelift is a way of tightening or ‘lifting’ the skin for a more refreshed look. There are many different types of facelift available at Cadogan Cosmetics, but for a full facelift you will require a general anaesthetic. The surgeon will make minimal incisions behind and in front of the ears and then reposition or ‘lift’ the skin to tighten it for a youthful look. It may be that you require drains for this operation and will need a one night stay in the hospital.
We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.