What is facelift surgery?

We cannot turn back the hands of time however, a facelift can help to lessen the outward indicators of ageing.

Facelift surgery is an aesthetic surgery technique in which the skin is lifted and pulled back in order to decrease the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines. A facelift can also help to smooth out deep lines that typically occur around the lips and nose, as well as on the forehead. A facelift is a procedure that is ideal for both men and women. There are three types of procedures:

  • Mini facelift
  • Face and neck lift
  • Extended facelift

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Surgery Time

2 - 3 Hours

Time Off

2 to 4 weeks


General / Local

Full Recovery

2 to 4 weeks

Is facelift surgery right for me?

Having lines and wrinkles on the face is something that everyone experiences as they grow older due to losing skin suppleness and lack of muscle tone. Lifestyle variables such as sun exposure, smoking, and weight fluctuations all contribute to the occurrence of these issues.

Many patients suffer from deep cheek creases, jowls, and loose, sagging skin around the neck, and a facelift is an excellent procedure for correcting these problems. Having a full facelift can assist to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it has a more dramatic effect on deeper lines that are a permanent part of the skin on the face.

Through an evaluation of your skin and bone structure, as well as explanations of the expected effects, we will aid in your decision-making process and assist in making a well-informed conclusion, while always being transparent about the cost of the facelift surgery in the UK.

Eliminate a Double Chin

Regain a youthful appearance

Reduce Deep Wrinkles

Takes years off your appearance

If facelift surgery sounds like the perfect procedure for you and you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us below for a consultation with James Wokes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Undergoing plastic surgery is a major decision and you must be aware of what the treatment entails. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions people ask before making a final decision.

The cost of facelift surgery varies significantly depending on the technique and the type of procedure you have. Mr Wokes and his team will be able to give you an indicative cost after a formal consultation.

Following facelift procedures, you may need to stay in hospital overnight. Dressings or support garments may be used kept on for up to a week in order to allow for the treated areas to heal.

It is very likely that you will experience tenderness and bruising but this can be managed with pain relief which will be provided by Mr Wokes. Recovery may take up to 12 weeks meaning you should avoid strenuous activity and maintain proper aftercare as directed by Mr Wokes.

All cosmetic procedures carry an inherent risk of complications which is why it is important to have a consultation with Mr Wokes to ensure it is the right plastic surgery for you and whether you are a good candidate.

Facelift surgery is a long-term investment in your health and well-being. Results can dramatically change the youthfulness of your face which will be evident for all to see.

When performing a facelift, soft tissue from the face will be repositioned create a refreshed youthful appearance with discrete scars. Incisions are made along the hairline and around the ear. The skin will be redraped to optimise the outcome and hide the scars

Facelift surgery can between 2 to 4 hours depending on the type of procedure. If you are having additional cosmetic surgery procedures, then it may be over 4 hours.

People aged 40+ are ideal candidates for facelifts especially those whose face and neck have begun to sag but have retained some of its elasticities are the greatest candidates for facelift surgery. It will also help to lay the groundwork for a successful therapy if the bone structure is robust and well defined.

Facelift surgery should be carried out by a surgeon who is registered and has the right to practice. You can check they are registered through the general medical council.

You can also find out more information about cosmetic procedures through BAPRAS and BAAPS