face & Neck lift

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Neck and Face Lift: All you need to know

What is a facelift?

As we get older, the skin loses the elasticity and the underlying tissues like fat compartments also sag down due to weaknesses in the ligaments that support them. This leads to sagging and wrinkles. A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts, tightens these facial tissues and removes the excess skin.

Traditional facelifts is only focused on the bottom two-thirds of the face and often the neck. It can be combined with a browlift or eye lid surgery (blepharoplasty), or fat transfer to restore volume.  

People get facelifts for a lot of different reasons:

  1. Ageing
  2. Asymmetries in the face
  3. Volume restoration
  4. Removal excess skin
  5. Improve skin wrinkles
  6. Jowl lifting

Who is a Good candidates for facelifts?

  • Healthy individuals who don’t have medical conditions that can interfere with wound healing.
  • Those who don’t smoke. Smoking impairs wound healing.

How much does a facelift cost? 

Our prices are below, and range from £2999 to £6999. The price of a facelift varies if it is combined with a necklift, if it is a mini or a full facelift or if other procedures are done at the same time. Prices include all the pre-operative and post-operative care.

How is a facelift procedure done? 

There are many ways to perform a facelift. An incision is made in the hairline near the temples that continues down to infront of the ear, around the earlobe and back towards the scalp.

After lifting the skin, fat is either restores or removed if in excess, the deep layer under the skin called (SMAS) is tightened with sutures usually, and then the excess skin is removed.  

If there’s minimal skin sagging, a “mini” facelift may be done. This involves shorter incisions.

If a neck lift is needed, it can be accessed through the same incision, however sometimes another incision is needed under the chin to correct the platysmal bands that cause what is called a “turkey neck”.

The skin is often closed with a combination of non-dissolving and dissolving sutures. Non-dissolving sutures need to be removed in 7 days. You’ll often have a surgical drainage tube after surgery as well as bandages wrapping your face.

How long is the hide away time for a facelift or a necklift?

The hideaway time for a facelift and necklift is between 10 to 14 days. Arnica cream can minimize bruising after a facelift. Cold compressions reduce swelling after a facelift.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with a facelift or necklift? 

There are risks to any medical procedure, including a facelift. Risks:

  • Anaesthetic risk
  • bleeding
  • infection
  • cardiac events
  • blood clots
  • pain or scarring
  • hair loss at the incision sites
  • prolonged swelling
  • problems with wound healing

 What to expect after a facelift

After the surgery, you will be given pain medications and antibiotics to take for a few days. Expect a degree of swelling, bruising and pain. This is normal. If anything you are worried about you should contact us.

We will arrange the follow up to remove the sutures and the dressings.

How much time off work or exercise do I need after a facelift or a necklift?

Typically, give yourself about two weeks off work. You should be resuming a normal level of daily activity in around 5 days. For more strenuous activity, like exercise, wait about four weeks.

Should I have a non-surgical or a surgical facelift?

The decision whether to have a non-surgical or surgical facelift or necklift depends on several factors. The most important being your expectations, the degree of laxity, the underlying facial support and the amount of downtime you can afford to have.

Steps We Take to Prepare for a Facelift or Necklift Procedure


A facelift, officially called a rhytidectomy, is a procedure to tighten and lift the skin of the lower face.As we age a number of changes take place with our face: there are changes in skin quality and elasticity, loosening of ligaments, volume loss and displacement of fat and glands. As a result, we develop wrinkles, get hollowness in the temple and cheeks and under eyes and the main bulk of the cheek volume also moves downwards with gravity.

Benefits of face lifts

Face lifts are usually done for aesthetic purposes to reverse the signs of ageing. It has the benefit of removing excess skin, tightening underlying laxity and improve on existing wrinkles. 

The procedure can also be of benefit for those with facial asymmetry following trauma or facial nerve paralysis. 

The procedure

Rhytidectomies can be done under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic depending on the patient and what needs to be done. It can be combined with neck lifts, fat transfers or liposuction. It is usually a day case procedure. You might be asked to wear a garment afterwards for 1 week. 

Watch how a facelift is done

"Face lift surgery is stealth surgery, the art of operating on the most visible parts of the body without leaving a trace."
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Dr Ali Soueid
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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We offer non-surgical and surgical face lifts and neck lifts. Non-surgical options include our signature liquid facelift using Juvederm Hylauronic acid fillers and thread lifts using Silhouette Soft coned threads. 

Our surgical facelifts include the limited scar facelift, mini-facelift and the full facelift. Popular added procedures include fat transfers to the face, blepharoplasty, brow lift, neck lift and liposuction to the neck. Some of these can be done under local anaesthetic or sedation. 

After Care

Face lift surgery is a delicate operation and it is important you rest after surgery even if you feel fine. Stay hydrated and avoid stresses and straining. Stay away from smoking. If you are asked to wear a garment please wear it for 7 days. After 7 days we will conduct a wound review and remove any sutures in place. 

Arnica cream helps reduce bruising and cool packs help reduce swelling after facelift surgery. Suncream afterwards helps scar fade quicker. 

Duration 1-2 hours


From £2800

Work in 2-7 days


Sports in 7 days


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