While many men and women are turning to non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation, facelifts remain the best option for achieving real, long-lasting results. A facelift procedure can take 10-15 years off of your facial appearance and last for years to come. However, with a wide range of techniques available, it can be difficult to differentiate them all. We’re here to help you sort through them.

At Sthetix, our skilled surgeons offer various surgical techniques to meet your anti-ageing goals. Today, we’ll take a closer look at both the ‘R’ facelift and a regular facelift to help start you on the path to determining what’s right for you.

Traditional Facelift

A traditional facelift remains the gold standard procedure for patients that have severe ageing concerns. During treatment, your surgeon uses a specialized technique that allows them to achieve three main goals; excess skin removal, the thinning of fat pads, and the tightening of underlying muscles. Patients can achieve dramatic, long-lasting results with facelift procedures.

Many patients feel comfortable returning to work and other day-to-day activities in about 5-10 days post-surgery. However, social downtime with a regular facelift can be upwards of 2-3 weeks. A traditional facelift may not be ideal for patients who don’t have adequate time for a full recovery.

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‘R’ Facelift

The ‘R’ facelift uses a less invasive surgical technique to combat early-on ageing with a quick recovery. During this two hour specialized surgery, there is no skin undermining or deep dissection of tissue. This helps minimize post-treatment swelling and bruising making the ‘R’ facelift the perfect solution for patients with busy lifestyles.

An ‘R’ face and neck lift can be a good option for revision surgeries and second facelift procedures. Older patients that are unable to undergo general anesthesia may also be able to benefit since the ‘R’ lift is performed solely with a local anesthetic. Most patients report very little discomfort after surgery and enjoy a speedy recovery.

What’s Right for Me?

If you’re looking to achieve dramatic results with a less invasive alternative, the ‘R’ facelift might be your best bet. The only real way to determine what’s right for you is through an in-person consultation with one of our highly skilled surgeons. They’ll speak with you about your goals and assess your unique facial anatomy and ageing pattern before customizing a treatment plan just for you.

I can honestly say that Mr Alvi and his staff have been fantastic with me. I had my facelift last September and not only did Mr Alvi do a wonderful job but my after care has been outstanding, a big thank you. If anyone is considering cosmetic surgery I can highly recommend Mr Alvi and I know that its a big undertaking to elect to have surgery so I hope that this review is reassuring to anybody contemplating such a procedure.

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Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about your Facelift options at Sthetix? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 317 9251. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.

*Individual results may vary.