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A micro facelift is a new and innovative treatment which is becoming increasingly popular among patients aged between 35 and 50 years old. This quick and straightforward facelift surgery can make a patient look up to five years younger.
Of all the facelifts available, a micro facelift is by far the least invasive surgical option, which goes some way to explaining its popularity. In fact, it has been dubbed the ‘one stitch facelift ‘as it only involves one incision and one suture.
The micro facelift is also known as the mid face lift as it targets the middle part of the face, from below the eyelids, around the cheek bones and down to the upper lip. This section of the face is particularly prone to the tell tale signs of aging. These include the common complaints of flat cheeks, hollowed lower eyelids and deeper nasolabial folds - the vertical lines which extend from the nose to the outer area of the mouth. A micro facelift restores the cheekbone structure and volume, resulting in a natural, more youthful, appearance. A one stitch facelift can also be combined with other surgical procedures such as a neck lift or rejuvenating fat injections for a more enhanced result. A micro facelift can also be used to correct lower eyelid retraction left from historical surgeries.
A micro facelift won’t stop the natural aging process, but it certainly slows the process down. A micro facelift is usually considered as a precursor to a mini or full facelift. These procedures may be more appropriate for older patients.
A micro facelift is more effective than non-surgical procedures such as dermal fillers, as the results are much longer lasting.Get in touch
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Time off work
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People turn to a micro face lift, or a mid face lift, in a bid to tackle the early signs of aging.
This process is further escalated by lifestyle and external factors such as sun exposure, stress, smoking, nutrition and sleep. Our skin produces a protein called collagen. This is what gives our skin a plump, fresh and youthful look. Collagen production diminishes with age and as a result, our skin loses its elasticity, causing it to wrinkle and sag. This laxity can lead to hollows, lines and ridges appearing on the face. You may experience some or all of the following:
Deep smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, which stretch from the bottom of the nose to the mouth corners.
The appearance of these natural signs of aging can cause a person to feel self-conscious and anxious about how they appear to others. A micro facelift can help to ease the mind by improving the body, restoring a youthful appearance and giving you back your self-confidence.
Some people may find themselves aging more quickly due to certain lifestyle factors. These can include smoking, excessive exposure to the sun, stress and poor sleep. One or more of these reasons may prompt someone to undergo a micro facelift. In order to maintain the results of the micro facelift for longer, we advise that you try and avoid these factors if at all possible.
A micro face lift can be done with minimal inconvenience, scars and risk.
The micro lift is the ideal procedure for anyone in between the ages of 35 to 50 seeking to reverse the preliminary signs of ageing with a minimally invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery.
Cadogan Clinic considers individuals fit for the procedure, if all of the following are true of them:
Words from our clients:
"I was extremely satisfied with the care and treatment I received at the Cadogan Clinic. My surgeon was friendly and informative and explained the procedure fully. My procedure went very well and with the excellent care of the nursing staff, I made a speedy and full recovery. Would recommend to anyone."Eva Berry
"At the beginning before the operation the nurse taking care of me made me feel so comfortable. The surgeon and anesthetist helped me feel so calm. Fantastic before and after treatment"Scarlett Elliott
"The girls on the reception at the clinic were very pleasant and professional. The nurse who took out my stitches after my surgery was just lovely and took me through step by step what she was doing and she also recommended a great cream to use to help with healing."Georgina Nolan
“I was treated with care and provided with thorough knowledge about the procedure I was undertaking. My surgeon was very methodical (a perfectionist) and I felt I received A class treatment."Courtney O'Sullivan
"Outstanding experience from the first appointment to being discharged. Very professional, friendly and a fantastic outcome."Gemma Stevenson
"Reception staff very welcoming and efficient. Both nurses who I dealt with were fantastic, and the whole team (anaesthetist, surgeon etc) were friendly but professional, and really put my mind at ease. That I was able to stay later than I perhaps needed after my surgery to fit in with my husbands schedule was greatly appreciated."Emma Davies
Included in this treatment
Up to two 60 minute consultations with a leading specialist plastic surgeon at our award-winning premises in Chelsea
Your procedure carried out at London’s leading specialist cosmetic surgery centre of excellence
24/7 on call nurse assistance
Dedicated Patient Co-ordinator, as a personal point of contact through your journey with Cadogan
A pre-operative medical assessment to ensure you are fit for surgery
Comprehensive post-operative aftercare courtesy of our specialist cosmetic nurses
The micro facelift procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can be performed under local or general anaesthetic (and sedation). The surgery itself is quick and can take as little as just 20 minutes. This means you will be able to go home on the same day as the procedure.
Our expert surgeon will make one single tiny incision in the face in order to move the sub-dermal tissue to its original position, which will give the face a lifted appearance. The surgeon will then proceed to stitch it in place. A micro facelift is a procedure that delivers natural results with no external scarring.
It is generally a painless procedure and any bruising or swelling will subside within five to seven days. The natural ageing process will continue from the point achieved following the procedure.
The procedure is commonly combined with fat transfer to restore lost facial volume. Fat is harvested via liposuction and then used to augment the cheekbones, cheeks, temples, brow, chin and anywhere else where it will improve facial balance and structure.
In some instances, we also isolate stem cells and inject these into strategic areas, to improve skin quality and appearance, improve scars and generally rejuvenate the facial appearance.
There is minimal downtime required following a micro face lift and you will very quickly be able to return to your normal routine.
The micro facelift is less invasive than its sister treatment the mini facelift and far less invasive than a full facelift (rhytidectomy). Whereas the mini and full facelift require several incisions, only one incision is needed for a micro facelift, hence the nickname one stitch facelift.
Of the three procedures, the micro facelift is best suited to younger people, aged from 35 upwards, who are experiencing the very first signs of aging. A mini facelift is for those aged 40 and upwards while the full facelift, a far more drastic surgery, is best suited for older patients with deep set wrinkles and excess skin.
The micro facelift targets the mid section of the face, which displays the first signs of ageing. The mini facelift is a treatment for the lower part of the face, helping to eliminate jowls and saggy skin around the neck area.
The micro facelift can be combined with other procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to enhance the result. A micro facelift produces longer lastings results than non-surgical alternatives on their own.
We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.
Below you will find some key information to help you prepare for surgery and make necessary arrangements to ensure you have the support you need and that everything runs smoothly on the day.
The first step for all of our patients is to meet with the surgeon we feel is most suite to you and best placed to perform your procedure for a consultation.
At the consultation you will be able to discuss with your surgeon what your hope to achieve from the procedure, as well as discuss in detail what may or may not be possible given your existing facial anatomy, ageing profile and skin quality.
A comprehensive discussion regarding risks and complications will take place, alongside a discussion regarding the post procedure and recovery phase. Your previous medical history will also be recorded (including previous surgery, medications, allergies etc.) and an assessment of your fitness for surgery.
If your surgeon feels you are a good candidate for surgery, you are then invited to consider whether you would like to proceed for surgery or otherwise following a two week 'cooling off' period.
Within this period you are welcome to come in and discuss your potential surgery with your surgeon as many times as you like.
02.Leading up to procedure
If you choose to proceed with surgery, the next time you come into the Clinic after your final consultation will be the day of your procedure.
Before admission the following behavioural changes are recommended / required:
03.On the day
On the day of the procedure, you will need to arrive an hour before the procedure is due to start for a nurse to take your blood pressure and carry out any other necessary tests. You will meet with your anaesthetist and your surgeon for the final mark-ups.
The micro facelift is carried out under a local or general anaesthetic (or sedation). The surgeon will make a tiny incision behind your ear before repositioning the transdermal tissue and stitching them back to their original position. A one stitch facelift takes between 20 and 45 minutes to perform, depending on the area being treated and the severity of the sagging.
Following the procedure, you will recover in our ambulatory recovery rooms for between one to two hours, dependent on the scale of the procedure. Once our specialist nursing team are happy that your initial recovery is complete and you are safe to return home, you will be allowed to leave the Clinic accompanied by a friend or member of your family.
Patients are able to return home a few hours following the micro facelift procedure and will not require an overnight stay. It is normal to expect a little swelling in the area over the first couple of days. You may wash the face and begin moisturising and applying anti-bruise cream the day after surgery.
You will be able to return to a normal routine three to four days post-surgery. The full healing process is between seven and 14 days. You will have some bruising and swelling, but it will be gone after a few days and you’ll be able to get back to your normal routine.
We advise taking up to a week off work and avoiding UV light for 2-4 weeks to aid the scarring process. It is important that you are sensitive to the facial area during this time. Do not try to do too much too soon as this can have a negative impact on the healing process.
Our nursing team will see you one week after surgery to check your incision sites. We also recommend you meet with one of our aestheticians to discuss ongoing treatment to support the healing process if it is required.
Results of the micro facelift should be seen clearly after the six week mark, although sometimes this can take longer. The results will continue to improve over the following months.
Your surgeon will see you six weeks post-surgery for one final check up.
The Patient Journey. A breakdown of what you can expect on your journey with us
We are deeply invested in ensuring that every step of your surgical journey with us is as informative and reassuring to you as it can be. This article outlines what you can expect at each stage of the journeyThe Patient Journey
How is micro-facelift surgery performed?
The surgeon enters the face through a tiny incision and proceeds to move the sub-dermal tissue to its original position and suture. It is a pain free procedure that delivers natural results without scaring.
What are the advantages of a micro-facelift?
There are many advantages of a Micro-Facelift.
Do I need to stop taking medication prior to a micro-facelift?
It's important to discuss medication with your surgeon prior to any surgical procedure. Patients should cease taking aspirin or blood thinners three weeks prior to a Micro-Facelift procedure.
Will my facial expressions change after a micro-facelift procedure?
The Micro-Facelift procedure restores the facial tissues to their original position so does not alter the facial expressions. Patients will look like a more youthful version of themselves, with natural results.
Can I have a micro-facelift in conjunction with other procedures?
The Micro-Facelift may be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a blepharoplasty (eye lid procedure), a neck lift or fat injections. Your surgeon will recommend what procedures you should have depending on what your desired results are. The best way to find out how to achieve your results is to book a consultation at our clinic today.
Is the micro-facelift painful?
The Micro-Facelift is not a very painful procedure. Our surgeons are experts at making sure that the least amount of discomfort is caused, if any. There may be some discomfort behind the ears following a Micro-Facelift procedure, which is standard pain and not at all overwhelming. Any pain can be managed with painkillers and there is no lasting pain associated with the procedure.
Founded in 2004 by world renowned plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, we now work with over 100 leading consultants and successfully treat over 20,000 patients each year. We have been winning industry awards since inception.About Us
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