The Micro-Facelift procedure is ideal for patients between the ages of 35-50 years wishing to reduce the visible signs of ageing. Performed under local anaesthetic, the Micro-Facelift is a day case procedure, taking between 20-45 minutes to perform. No large incisions are made on the face and the patient will not be left with any scarring. It is generally a painless procedure and any bruising or swelling will subside within 5-7 days.

What is a Micro-Facelift Procedure?

As we age it is natural for the facial bones to start shrinking, which causes the supporting skin tissue around the mid and lower sections of the face to begin to sag. The Micro-Facelift is a simple procedure which can be performed when there is a moderate level of sagging and will return the skin tissue to its original position.

The Micro-Facelift should not be confused with similar operations such as the thread lift, suture suspensions, attachments or spider web procedures as the effects of these procedures are short-lived and often pass after a couple of months.

The Micro-Facelift is a closed face-lift procedure, meaning the surgeon enters the face from one tiny incision on the face and then begins to lift and restore the tissue to its original position. The effects of the Micro-Facelift are permanent, helping resolving sagging of the cheeks, jaw and neck.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our skin begins to sag with the regression of the cheek bone arches and jaw bone, which happens as a natural part of the ageing process.

The Micro-Facelift is ideal for people aged between 35-50 years who are experiencing a slight degree of sagging around the mid-face but don't require a full face lift surgery. The procedure is not suitable for patients who have an excessive level of sagging or those who have poor skin elasticity.

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.

The Micro-Facelift is carried out under sedation with local anaesthetic, taking between 20-45minutes to perform, dependent on the area being treated and the level of sagging.

Because the Micro-Facelift is performed with sedation and local anaesthetic, the healing process is accelerated. It is a short procedure that takes up to 45 minutes to perform, is pain-free and leaves no scarring. Fat injections can also be administered in conjunction with a Micro-Facelift to enhance the natural results and optimise volume.

Patients are able to return to a normal routine 3-4 days after a Micro-Facelift procedure.

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,

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. Patients may wash the face and begin moisturising and applying anti-bruise cream the day after surgery.

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.

The Micro-Facelift may be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a blepharoplasty (eye lid procedure), a neck lift, stem cell treatments or fat injections.

Discomfort behind the ears may be experienced following a Micro-Facelift procedure. Any pain can be managed with pain killers and there is no lasting pain associated with the procedure.

What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

Once you’ve booked your consultation, the next step will be for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions. 

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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