Facelift in London


Procedure time

2 to 5 Hours


Overnight stay

0 to 1 Nights



Local with Sedation or General


Recovery time

6 to 9 Months

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If you have noticed your skin has started to droop and has a lot more lines and wrinkles than before, then a facelift could update your look and restore a more youthful appearance. There are a number of factors which contribute to the loss of elasticity and the presence of wrinkles and jowls on the face. This can include age, lifestyle, genetics and sun exposure. No matter the reason, you don’t have to allow self-doubt to keep you from living your most confident life.

Choose Medbelle for Your Facelift in London

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Medbelle Surgeons

If you are considering having any cosmetic surgery, one of your first priorities should be to ensure the person carrying out the procedure is professionally registered. All Medbelle surgeons are trained in the UK, full BAAPS/BAPRAS members, and have at least 10 years as a certified plastic surgeon, meaning we offer patients the highest level of care and surgical expertise.
Our team here at Medbelle will support you from your very first consultation, right through to the aftercare process so that you know what to expect, ensuring the very best outcome. By choosing to have cosmetic surgery with Medbelle, you can feel confident your care is in safe hands.

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Medbelle locations in London

Medbelle have several locations across London that offer treatments to patients. All of our hospitals provide the utmost level of professionalism and care throughout all stages of your procedure.
We recognise that in order to have a great experience with your cosmetic surgery, you will require a high level of expertise. In addition, you will need access to leading technology and the latest in surgical techniques, carried out by highly trained accredited staff.
That’s why no matter which Medbelle location you choose to have your cosmetic surgery with in London, you can rest assured you will be given the very best in treatment.

Featured Medbelle Locations in London
One Hatfield aims to change patient perceptions by moving away from the typical hospital model. Patients can expect luxury and decadence throughout all surgical and recovery facilities. One Hatfield is in close reach of the M25 and A1M motorways.

London Welbeck Hospital in Marylebone has been established for over 90 years. It offers a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, performed by its highly accredited staff.

Weymouth Street Hospital offers central London a taste of first class healthcare, as it has been recognised as one of the UK’s most luxurious independent facilities. Surgeons who work at this prestigious hospital are local to the area giving patients a sense of continuity.

Your Facelift in London

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Many patients decide to undergo a facelift procedure because they are unhappy with the effects of aging. Or perhaps excessive sun exposure and lifestyle habits have taken their toll. This may be noted in the increased presence of lines and wrinkles, as well as a loss of facial contours, especially around the forehead, eyes and cheeks. You may have also noticed the skin appearing thinner, with jowls that have formed below the chin or jawline.
The loss of a youthful appearance to the face can be the cause of low self esteem. The good news is that a facelift can help rectify many of the issues you are unhappy with. Every facelift is different and can include forehead surgery, eyelid surgery, mid facelift or a lower facelift. This will depend on what areas of the face are in need of lifting, and will be discussed with your during your consultation.

A facelift involves lifting and repositioning skin and soft tissues of the face. Your surgeon will make an incision in front of the ears on both sides of the face. Next, they will remove excessive skin and fat, which will tighten the muscles and soft tissue. Lastly, your surgeon will lift and pull back the skin before closing the incision.

There are several techniques your surgeon may use to perform your facelift, depending on the level of difference you wish to achieve. Some people require a cheek uplift to pull up the centre of the face, whereas others have drooping eyebrows which can be lifted to open the eye area. Sometimes your surgeon will lift a combination of areas on the face.

There will be an immediate difference to your face after surgery, however it could take 6-9 months to fully see the results.

London Facelift: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering undergoing a facelift, it is likely you have some questions about what to expect. Here we will answer some of your top questions.

  • How will I feel after facelift surgery?


    Although performed by highly qualified surgeons, facelift surgery is still a big undertaking. As you will be under general anaesthetic, you should expect it will take some time for you to fully come round after surgery.

    As you wake up, you will be under close supervision. Your face will be covered in dressings, and you may also have drainage tubes in place, however these will be removed before you go home.

    Your face will feel tender for some time, and you may require painkillers. Following the general anaesthetic, you may feel tired and groggy for up to 2 days afterwards, so it’s advisable to have someone to look after you when you go home.

  • How much time will I need off work after my facelift?


    This will depend upon what technique your surgeon uses, as more invasive facelifts will require a longer recovery period.

    Generally speaking, you should expect to take around 2 weeks off work to recover from a facelift. You will not be able to do any heavy lifting for at least 4 weeks, so keep this in mind if your job is physically demanding.

  • Will I have any swelling or bruising following a facelift?


    Most patients do experience swelling and bruising due to the nature of facial surgery. You will find the first 3-4 days are the most severe, gradually settling down after this. Adopting the correct sleeping position as advised by your surgeon will be required for the first two weeks, to minimise any further swelling or bruising.

  • What are the possible complications from a facelift?


    No surgery is entirely free from risk, and although small, there is always a chance you may have a complication following your facelift. Potential complications can include bruising, bleeding, tissue necrosis, infection, scarring, skin discolouration, nerve injury, hair loss/hairline distortion, or general surgery complications.
    All potential risks will be discussed with you prior to surgery.

Our London Hospitals

The London Welbeck Hospital

I am very pleased with the treatment at LWH; this put me at ease for the procedure and set me up for a good recovery.All medical staff has been very accommodating and caring. Thank you.


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