Facelift from £4500

"I'm really pleased with the results"

Nicola, London


from £4500

"I'm really pleased with the results!"

Nicola, London

A facelift in London at our Private Hospital involves restoring a youthful appearance by surgically pulling and lifting the face. The procedure involves removing excess skin around the face and neck area whilst removing deep wrinkles to reveal tighter, smoother skin. A facelift or Rhytidectomy offers a boost in confidence whilst providing natural looking results.

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Medically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh – Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon.

Updated February 2022



Have you considered a facelift? Over time the face changes shape, more wrinkles appear and you’ll start to notice sagging. Lines on the forehead become more predominant and you may develop a second chin or see visible signs of ageing around the neck. A facelift at London Private Hospital offers a boost in self-confidence and a more youthful appearance. After the Rhytidectomy procedure, you’ll visibly look younger, however maintain a natural look. Many patients visit our London hospital to reduce the appearance of loose jowls. Jowls are a term to describe the skin between the chin and jawline that begins to sag over time. Skin loses its elasticity due to the decline in collagen and elastin.

During the procedure excess skin is removed on the face and the skin is tightened. A Rhytidectomy is suitable for those who are unhappy with their appearance and are experiencing moderate to significant sagging. The procedure is suitable for both men and women and also reduces deep folds or creases around the mouth, cheeks and eyes. A facelift is also suitable for patients who have lost weight and are unhappy with the excess skin left behind. The facelift aims to smooth, reduce lines, lift, tighten, volumise and revive skin. During treatment, we can target the following concerns.

  • Correct facial volume loss
  • Fix hollows under the eyes
  • Correct drooping eyebrows
  • Reduce forehead lines
  • Reduce frown lines
  • Reduce nasolabial folds and marionette lines
  • Correct sagging jowls
  • Correct skin laxity

A facelift is carried out under general anaesthetic and our London hospital is home to the UKs top facelift surgeons. During the procedure itself, you will be asleep and be comfortable. There are a number of different methods for our surgeons to choose from. The suitable procedure will be selected depending on your concerns, goals and the extent of ageing.

You’ll benefit from long term results, however will need to commit to a recovery time of 2 to 4 weeks.





There are a number of different approaches to take when conducting facelift surgery. They include traditional surgery, keyhole surgery and MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension).

Traditional Facelift – The traditional facelift is the most popular and often promotes the most effective results. An incision is made in your hairline behind the ear, to cover any potential scars. During the rhytidectomy, your surgeon separates the skin from any underlying tissue and works to reposition the skin, to create a tighter, smoother appearance. Skin is then stitched up in the new position with any excess skin being removed first. The traditional facelift is the most invasive type of lift, so patients are required to stay overnight in hospital with bandages being applied to the face in order to reduce swelling/bruising. Patients would consider a traditional facelift if they have sagging or loose jawlines, a large number of wrinkles and deep creases, drooping or hooded eyes and sagging facial muscles.

Keyhole – Keyhole surgery involves small cuts being made which rarely require stitches to access tissue or muscles that need tightening or restructuring. Usually keyhole facelift surgery is carried out on patients who have particular concerns on the upper face and brow area. The main benefit to keyhole surgery is there are fewer scars left behind but not everybody is suitable for this type of surgery. We assess patient’s suitability during the initial consultation.

MACS Facelift – The MACS (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension) face lift involves a smaller incision being made behind the ear and is less invasive than a traditional facelift. It targets key areas of facial sagging and scars are less noticeable too. It aims to suspend facial features from above.


Here are the top questions that patients ask us before undergoing a facelift in London and their answers. If you would like to learn more about the Rhytidectomy, request a consultation.

A facelift is suitable for anybody who is unhappy with their appearance and is experiencing facial sagging. Those with deep wrinkles around the mouth are often suitable for a facelift. Our surgeons review each patient to ensure they will benefit from a facelift and to decide on the most appropriate technique to use. You must have realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance and be healthy.

As with most cosmetic procedures, results are not instant and you should dedicate time and energy to your recovery. Time to see results vary from patient to patient and also depends on the type of surgery performed. We will discuss this with you during your consultation.

Most patients will experience some discomfort following surgery. Any pain can be managed with medication. Normally, during the first few days bruising and swelling is at its worst. This will subside within a week or two of surgery. Please discuss your concerns with our surgeon.

The duration of results following a facelift depends massively on a few things. Firstly, the type of surgery conducted and the age of the individual at the time of surgery. Please be assured that you’ll be able to enjoy long term results and will continue to see the best results for at least a decade following surgery.

Depending on the type of surgery and your concerns, a facelift at our London hospital will take approximately 2-3 hours.

After your procedure, you will recover in our hospital for the time suggested by your surgeon. This is normally 1-2 days. Once we are satisfied, you will be discharged from hospital and must follow the aftercare advice provided by our team.

The facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures and is backed by decades of research and clinical studies. If you are concerned, please get in touch with our hospital. Here are some of the possible risks and side effects.

Common side effects:

  • Bruising, swelling and numbness
  • Scars (that should fade over time)
  • Pain and discomfort

Rare side effects:

  • Raised hairline
  • Haematoma
  • Infection
  • Hair loss
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • An undesirable outcome
  • Need for revision surgery

The non-surgical facelift, or liquid facelift is a temporary procedure using dermal fillers. If you are particularly concerned about a surgical procedure or have very minor concerns, this may be an option for you. During your consultation, you’ll be assessed by our surgeon who will provide you with the best advice.

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Mr Shivram Singh

Mr Singh is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. His NHS practice includes major reconstruction following Skin and Breast cancer surgeries and trauma. He is a well established microsurgeon and regularly performs microvascular reconstruction.


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Facelift Finance and Pricing

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  • 30 Minutes
  • Brief survey about your health and requirements
  • Examination for suitability
  • Explanation about the surgery

Facelift Surgery

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  • Finance from £375/month*
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