facelift surgery


Facelift surgery great surgical procedure to reduce the visible signs of aging for good. A facelift can make you look younger and fresher by visibly lifting sagging, loose skin and smoothing and reducing wrinkles.

A Face Lift is a surgical procedure to reshape the lower one-third of the face by removing excess facial skin.

It can also tighten the underlying tissue and, combined with other additional procedures, can remove wrinkles from the forehead, cheeks, brows and eyes. It can also be used to tighten the neck and get that straight jawline back.

What Is The Procedure Used For?

We use Face Lifts for anyone wanting to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate their face.

Our aim is to produce a natural looking result that makes you look younger and fresher. Different areas can be targeted during a facelift, so talk to your surgeon about your individual concerns. There will be a number of consultations before your surgery date to enable ample opportunity for you to discuss your concerns with your surgeon and ensure you get exactly what you want from your surgery.

Who Is The Treatment Suitable For?

The Face Lift surgery is suitable for anyone that has one or more of the following:

  • Jowls or loss of a well-defined jaw line
  • Deep wrinkles in the cheeks and sagging around the cheekbones
  • Significant sagging of muscles 
  • Loose skin, wrinkles, vertical ‘cords’ or excess fatty tissue in the neck

What Happens During The Procedure?

There are two types of facelift – a Mini Face Lift and Full Face Lift. Both are performed under general anaesthetic, meaning you are put to sleep for the procedure and will feel nothing. 

Full Face Lift 

A Full Face Lift usually involves incisions made around the edges of the lower half of the face. These incisions generally run from just above the ears, down in front of the ears (where they are hidden in natural skin folds there) and then up and behind the ears. The skin on the middle and lower face is loosened and moved, then excess skin is removed. Sometimes, the Surgeon also moves and adjusts fat and muscle under the skin of the face.

A Full Face Lift can also correct wrinkles and loose skin from the cheeks, side of the face, the lower face and jawline.

Mini Face Lift

A Mini Face Lift is less involved than the Full Face Lift. It will lift the skin and rearrange some underlying tissue on the middle portion of the face or the lower third and neck, but not both the way a Full Face Lift can. For most people this is more than adequate to give a tight jawline again.

Your Surgeon will discuss with you what you would like to achieve from your facelift, your lifestyle, budget and payment options to determine which procedure would be suitable for you.

The Side Effects and Risks

Most patients have a moderate amount of pain and discomfort following their procedure which is completely normal following surgery and to be expected, so you will be administered with pain relief to take at home to ensure your recovery is as comfortable as can be.

You may also experience:

  • swelling
  • bruising
  • tenderness

There are also general risks and side effects associated with Anaesthesia – your surgeon will give you all the information before your surgery date so that you can feel prepared and comfortable on the day.


The results usually last between 5-10 years. You can expect to have a more youthful appearance and your skin should look rejuvenated through this time. 

The full effect of your Face Lift will be apparent within 4-6 weeks after your surgery. In those patients who have lost a lot of weight, sometimes Cheek Dermal Fillers is used as a secondary treatment a few months later.

Before Face Lift Surgery 

You will meet with your specific Surgeon and allocated Patient Coordinator numerous times before your surgery to assess your suitability for the procedure, and to discuss the possible risks and complications. The Surgeon will confirm what is expected and you will sign a patient consent form once you are happy and be taken through all the details of your procedure.

You will need to attend a Pre-Operative Assessment between 2-5 weeks prior to your surgery date. This is where you will come and meet either our Registered General Nurse or Senior Doctor and they will go through your medical history, take your measurements (height, weight, BMI) and perform a blood and MRSA test to ensure you are fit for surgery!

It is also important that you stop smoking at least 4 weeks before your surgery, and continue without smoking for 4 weeks afterwards.

At Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, our patients are at the heart of everything we do. Having a surgical procedure is an extremely personal choice and only you can make the decision to go ahead. We encourage you to take away all of the information, digest it and spend some time to really think about whether you want to go ahead with the procedure. We are there at every step to answer your questions and offer advice – we want you to be happy and comfortable with your decision.


You will need approximately 14 days off work (depending on the type of work you do) as you will need to wear a garment night and day for the first 2 weeks.

We also advise no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 6 weeks after your operation.

You will be booked in for a review periodically, usually at 7 days, 14 days and 6 weeks post-operation, then for follow-up appointments at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months with your surgeon to monitor healing.

Why Choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics for Facelift Surgery in the UK?

Here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, facelift surgery is performed on site by our extremely competent Face Lift surgeon. He will show you exactly what can be achieved in your particular situation. We also have an Operating Theatre, Recovery Room and Aftercare Suite within in our Nottingham Clinic so you can find comfort in the fact everything is done under one roof!

Not only this, but any follow up appointments are included in the price and there are a range of payment options available. We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and all Plastic Surgeons are fully registered as specialists with the GMC. Finally, we are full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) so you can be assured you are in safe hands at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics.


A full facelift can take anything from 3-6 hours depending on the extent of the treatment.

Not at all, the procedure itself is performed under a General Anaesthetic so there is absolutely no pain.

Prices start at £4500

Yes, in the vast majority of cases the procedure can be done as a day case, however each individual person has to be assessed and a decision is then made as to whether overnight stay is required.

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Patients are often concerned about affordability of a treatment. To help alleviate this concern we provide flexible payment plans to suit your budget.

We can offer six months 0% interest option for any procedure over the value of £2500. Interest bearing options are also available if you wish to spread your payments over a longer period of up to 5 years. Please contact our team on 0115 959 6999 for further details or click the link below.

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