Our dedicated team of plastic surgeons are on hand to deliver fantastic, age-defying results tailored to you.

Introduction To The ‘R’ Face And Neck Lift

At Sthetix, we are proud to introduce the latest plastic surgery techniques to hit the cosmetic world; one of which is currently the ‘R’ Face and Neck Lift technique.

*The ‘R’ Lift is a modified and minimally invasive facelift technique that is named after its creator, Mr Riaz. The ‘R’ Lift involves no skin undermining or deep dissection of tissue, which results* in little to no bruising or swelling after the procedure.  The ‘R’ face and neck lift produces results* similar to those produced by more invasive and aggressive facelift procedures with lower risks and less downtime. Because expert and dramatic results* can be achieved with little downtime, the ‘R’ Facelift is becoming more and more popular with patients that want to return to their regular, day-to-day routines as quickly as possible after surgery.

*Individual results may vary.

Our dedicated team of plastic surgeons are on hand to deliver fantastic, age-defying results tailored to you.

Who Is Suitable?

The ‘R’ Lift technique is suitable for all types of patients, especially those that desire a quick recovery* process. It is also suitable:

  • If you are experiencing early facial changes due to ageing
  • If you require revisional surgery or a secondary facelift
  • If you have moderate to severe signs of ageing on the face but are inclined to avoid more invasive, surgical procedures

Rest assured that your suitability will always be assessed during your initial consultation with one of our highly experienced plastic surgeons.

*Individual results may vary.

Before ‘R’ Lift Surgery

Before your surgery, there are several points we ask you to adhere to in order to achieve optimum results* and a smooth procedure:

  • If you smoke, please stop at least 6 weeks prior to your surgery and do not restart until fully healed
  • If you take oral contraceptives, please stop consuming these as they can increase the risk of DVT
  • Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Avoid nutritional supplements and herbal medicines

Prior to your procedure date, we will ask you to attend a medical examination. During this assessment, tests may be carried out to ensure your safety during surgery and under any anaesthesia.

The Procedure And Risks


*The ‘R’ Lift procedure can be performed as a day procedure in the hospital or can incur an overnight stay if necessary. Unlike many face and neck surgery techniques, the ‘R’ Lift can be performed under local anaesthetic if requested by the patient but is often performed under general, too (when the patient is asleep).

An ‘R’ Facelift procedure with one of our experienced surgeons at Sthetix should usually take between 1½ to 2 hours*.


This procedure is designed to achieve excellent results* with a reduced risk and minimal downtime. If only the ‘R’ Lift is performed there is little or no swelling and bruising on the face. If combined with other procedures the risk of bruising and swelling increases.

As with any surgery, there is, of course, the possibility of risks and side effects, but in the hands of highly reputable, experienced and qualified surgeons such as those in our Sthetix team, the risks are greatly minimised. You are likely to have scars in areas which are easy to hide and gradually fade. In some cases, you may experience very slight bruising and swelling.


Results* should achieve a tighter jawline, a tighter neck and improved cheeks and nasolabial folds. Most patients report very little discomfort and recover quickly, enabling them to return to their normal routine very soon after surgery. People heal differently and the nature of your tissue and lifestyle may impact on the quality and longevity of the results*. It can take 6-12 weeks for you to see the final results*.

R Face and Neck Lift Liverpool & Chester
R Face & Neck Lift Liverpool and Chester

*Individual results may vary.

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation is a combination of treating a number of different aspects of the face to get an overall fresher and healthier look. Usually, laxity of tissues, poor
quality of skin (sun damage) and loss of volume need to be addressed to get and overall improvement.


Your health and well-being post-procedure is our number one priority and we pride ourselves on offering an unrivalled standard of care to every patient at Sthetix. Because of this, we provide you with a detailed, personalised and comprehensive aftercare package, which includes:

  • Post-surgery aftercare instructions
  • 24-hour access to our trained staff who can answer any questions or concerns
  • Follow-up examinations with your surgeon
  • A guarantee that you will be seen within 24 hours should there be any complications


Will I have scars from the ‘R’ Lift?*
It is likely that you will have scars once you have fully recovered from the procedure. The scars are in areas which are easy to hide and gradually fade. However, the scars never disappear.

How long will it take to recover?*
The length of time it takes to recover and heal varies from person to person. You should recover from the ‘R’ Lift in about one week to ten days and will then be able to return to your normal routine.

How long will results last from ‘R’ Lift surgery?*
This completely depends on the quality of your skin and underlying tissue and your lifestyle choices. Everyone ages differently, so nothing is guaranteed, but your surgeon will be able to discuss approximate times that your results* should last for during your consultation.

*Individual results may vary.

Take The Next Step

Ready to learn more about the ‘R’ Lift? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at  0151 669 1114Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester and  .

*Individual results may vary.