Facelift & Necklift

    • Reduces saggy skin and wrinkles making the skin tighter and smoother
    • Team of leading specialist cosmetic surgeons
    • Cutting edge solutions. Modern hospital. State of the art facilities
    • Outstanding patient care before, during and after your procedure
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As you age, your facial muscles loosen and your skin becomes less elastic, creating folds and lines. A facelift operation can give you a more alert and youthful appearance by reducing saggy skin and wrinkles.


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A facelift (Rhytidectomy) can lift your whole face (a full facelift) or just your brow area, lower face or neck. The effects of a facelift usually last for seven to 10 years.

A facelift will improve the appearance of the skin but it is important to note that your face will continue to age. For the best results it is recommended that anyone having facelift surgery maintain a stable body weight and refrain from smoking, This can help maintain the elasticity of the skin and bone structure of the face.


What is a facelift


As we get older, the facial muscles can become slack and the skin on the face becomes looser and less elastic creating folds and lines.

A facelift is a cosmetic operation that can improve the appearance and leave the skin on the face tighter and smoother.

Facelift surgery can also include the correction of droopy eyelids (blepharoplasty), improvement of the level of the eyebrows (brow lift) and tightening of the skin around the neck area (neck lift).

Depending on the advice of your surgeon, these procedures may be carried out as separate operations.

It is important that you discuss with your surgeon what you are hoping to gain from having surgery of this type as they will be able to explain realistically expect. It is also important that you complete any weight loss programmes and are at a stable weight before having this surgery to get maximum results.


How long does surgery take?


A facelift at Kingsbridge Private Hospital is usually done under general anaesthesia which means you will be asleep during the procedure and feel no pain. The length of surgery can vary on what procedures are being done. Your surgeon will be able to provide more information on this at your consultation.

Facelift surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital will usually require a stay of one or two nights. It is recommended that you have a friend or family member take you home after being discharged. You should not drive until advised to do so by your surgeon.

Your surgeon will explain how you can expect to look after the procedure. Photos may be taken for before and after comparison.


Getting advice about facelift surgery 


At Kingsbridge Private Hospital any concerns or questions you have about this type of surgery will be answered by one of our consultants. You can also book an appointment with a GP at our private GP service.


Alternatives to facelift surgery?


At your appointment your consultant may advise other treatments before facelift surgery or may advise alternatives in combination with surgery so that you achieve the desired effect. This may include treatments such as:

  • Resurfacing techniques to reduce surface wrinkles and smooth the skin by removing damaged outer layers. Options include chemical peels, pulsed light and laser resurfacing.
  • Dermal fillers can help to plump out deep wrinkles with injections of hyaluronic acid, collagen or other types of filler. Depending on the type of filler used you may need to have repeat treatments every six to nine months to maintain the full benefits.
  • Botulinum toxin (eg Botox) injections can help to flatten out wrinkles in your skin caused by muscle action, for example when you smile or frown. This treatment is particularly suitable for forehead lines and wrinkles around your eyes. However, it won't help with wrinkles caused by sagging of your facial tissue as a result of ageing. For this type of treatment it is usually recommended that you have repeat treatments every three to four months for full long lasting effects. 

Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,
Belfast

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Mr Khalid Khan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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Patient Testimonials

"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient

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