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Medically reviewed by Dr Kam Singh Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM

Medical Advisory Committee for Nu Cosmetic Clinic

Last Reviewed February 20th 2024

What is Facelift?

Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure which reduces visible signs of aging on the face and neck.

During the surgery, the surgeons lift and tighten your skin and muscles to reduce wrinkles and sagging. The surgery is personalized to fit your needs, focusing on areas like your jawline, cheeks, and neck.
While a facelift doesn’t stop the aging process, it can provide long-lasting results, making individuals look refreshed and more rejuvenated.

Is Facelift Surgery Right For Me?

When thinking about getting a facelift, it’s important to take into account several factors.

If your face shows aging signs like loose skin, big lines, or folds and you desire a younger appearance, considering a facelift could be beneficial.

Total well-being: It is important to have strong health before having a surgery. Talk about your past health and any current conditions or medicines with the doctor who will perform the facelift, so they know if you are suitable for this operation.

Having practical expectations is essential when it comes to understanding the outcomes of surgery. A facelift can notably lessen aging signs, but cannot halt aging completely. You should talk to our plastic surgeon so they can help you understand what results you can expect, especially with your own goals in mind.

Skin Flexibility: How well a facelift works is partly based on how flexible your skin is. If your skin has become less stretchy to a great degree, it could influence the outcome. Your surgeon will assess your skin quality during the consultation.

Important factors of lifestyle to think about include smoking and how much sun you get. Smoking might have bad effects on how well you heal. Protecting your skin from sun damage is essential for maintaining the results.

Money Matters: Think about how much you can spend on facelift surgery to see if it fits into your financial plan. At Nu Cosmetic Clinic, we offer you flexible financing for your cosmetic procedures.

Emotional Preparation: When you decide to have an operation, it will also affect your feelings. It is important that you are ready in your mind for what comes with the surgery and the time it takes to heal afterward.

It is good to arrange a meeting with a well-known and skilled plastic surgeon so you can find out if facelift operation suits you. Our surgeons will look at your specific requirements, talk about what you want to achieve, and give advice tailored for your condition.


facelift A Facelift can be combined with other surgical operations, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid/eyebag correction) or rhinoplasty (nose correction), depending on your requirements. This treatment can be performed on the entire face (a ‘complete facelift’), or just in specific areas, particularly the forehead and neck (‘mini facelift’).

This surgery can last several hours, and is performed under general anaesthetic. The patient will stay at the clinic for 24-48 hours. Incisions are made beneath the hairline, from behind the ear lobe and up to the scalp. In this way, any scarring will be virtually invisible.

Recovery After a Facelift

Following your surgery, our team will vigilantly monitor you in the recovery room for stable vital signs. You may experience discomfort, swelling and bruising; however, we will actively manage any pain and recommend the application of cold compresses to mitigate swelling.

During the initial days, it is very important that you rest and adhere to what your surgeon has advised. Maintain an elevated position for your head and refrain from some activities to reduce pressure on the areas operated upon. We will take away all bandages or tubes that were put in place for the operation. Our surgeon will also impart postoperative care instructions directly to you.

During the initial seven days, you may observe a reduction in swelling and discoloration. You could feel sufficiently well to begin engaging in mild forms of exercise. Follow the surgeon’s advice on restricted activities and take care of the incision sites.

In the coming weeks, much of the swelling should reduce, and you will be able to gradually return to your normal daily routines. Around this period, you will start noticing the early effects of your facelift; however, it might take several months before you see the complete results. Avoid intense exercise during this recovery period.

To recover over a long period, it is important to shield your skin from sunlight, maintain a proper routine for caring for your skin, and go to all the meetings with your doctor after surgery. Many individuals get better completely in several months and they appreciate their new appearance which looks more fresh and young.

You must prioritize ongoing communication with your surgeon, promptly sharing any concerns or complications, and meticulously adhere to postoperative instructions for a successful recovery from your facelift. By attending all scheduled follow-up appointments; you can ensure an optimal outcome.

Later Progress

After the surgery, the patient may suffer some discomfort as a result of swelling and the lack of facial mobility. However, this discomfort is usually moderate and it disappears before long. Your surgeon may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain relief medicine such as paracetamol. After a few days, the bandages are removed, and after two weeks the patient can go back to their routine activities. They should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun for several months after treatment.

We have been successfully referring patients to top Cosmetic surgeons for over a decade. They have decades of experience and proven track record of best practice standards in the field of cosmetic surgery.

Risks & Complications

facelift recoveryAs with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with facelift surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Facelift Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.


The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.

Angela O’Çallaghan

Angela O’Çallaghan underwent Facelift Surgery at Nu Cosmetic Clinic. She talks about why she decided to go for surgery and what impact the surgery had in her personal life. She talks about her interactions with the Patient Coordinator and Surgeon. She gives a detailed account of her experience at Nu Cosmetic Clinic beginning with her free consultation, followed by the surgery and finally the aftercare received.

Facelift Surgery Price and Finance Options

Many factors contribute to the overall price, including surgeon fees, anesthesia, facility fees, and any necessary postoperative care. It’s essential to have a detailed discussion with your surgeon to understand the breakdown of costs and any potential additional fees.

At Nu Cosmetic Clinic, we offer you a range of financing options to manage the expense. One option is our 0% interest-free credit plan. With this, you can borrow any amount* and spread the repayments over 10 months without paying any interest.

We’ve also partnered with Zebra Health Finance to provide flexible finance packages with repayment periods of 12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 months (interest applicable). Our team is here to help you understand these financial options, ensuring they fit your budget and guiding you through the financing process.

Our goal is to make your cosmetic surgery journey accessible and tailored to your financial preferences. To discuss your surgery details and work towards achieving the best results, we invite you to book a complimentary consultation with our experts.

Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 0800 007 5860 with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

A facelift is often performed with other procedures. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery can take between 2 and 5 hours.

The results of a facelift will last for a number of years. However, following this procedure, your skin will continue to age and sag.

We recommend that people take two weeks off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.

There are a number of non surgical procedures that can help with anti ageing such as wrinkle smoothing, skin plumpers and non surgical facelifts. However, the surgical facelift will give the most dramatic and longer lasting results.

Yes, facelifts are often combined with other facial procedures such as nose correction and facial implants. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.

We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We would not normally offer this procedure to women under the age of 40. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.

Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.

All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.

Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.



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