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Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Improve your self-confidence with a facelift that gives you a fresh, sculpted, and youthful look with minimal bruising and rapid recovery.

Face lift Before and After

5 Facts About Concept™ Facelift

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Youthful natural-looking results

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Revolutionary technique with minimal downtime

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Performed under local anaesthetic (other sedation available upon request)

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Improves face structure, skin texture and quality

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Replaces lost volume

The honest truth about facelifts

Walk me through the
"Three Step Rejuvenation Plan"

Step 1. Structure

The Concept™ Facelift has been developed exclusively by Bella Vou. It rejuvenates the face by tightening the skin and underlying muscle in a way that looks naturally sculpted and refreshed rather than tight and mask-like (the ‘wind-tunnel look’). Our procedure is far less invasive than traditional facelifts and is performed under local anaesthetic, offering a quicker recovery, reduced bruising, and less downtime, so that you can get on with your life.

Step 2. Re-volumising (Fat Transfer)

The process of ageing naturally causes fat pads under the skin to decrease or shift position. These changes, together with increased skin laxity, result in lines and wrinkles, all adding to the signs of ageing. Once the facelift has been performed and skin and muscle have been tightened, fat that has been harvested from another part of the face or body can be reintroduced to areas that have become sunken or hollow, even accentuating areas like the cheeks to augment the contouring work already done by the facelift.

 

Step 3. Skin Quality

Once the skin has been tightened and sculpted and the face has been re-volumised, we can address the final signs of ageing by improving the overall quality of the skin. The treatments used (more detail below) smooth and plump the skin while making it look brighter and more youthful. This plumping action also helps reduce finer lines and wrinkles that the facelift cannot address. In cases of prolonged sun exposure, additional laser resurfacing treatments would be used to further improve the quality and texture of the skin.

 

AT A GLANCE

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Treats

Loose skin, deep lines, sagging jowls, skin quality

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Anaesthesia

Local Anaesthetic (alternatively Sedation or General Anaesthetic are also available)

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Duration

2-3 hours for surgery, additional treatments vary

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Hospital stay

No, all treatments are performed as a day-case

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Recovery

1 week for surgery

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

The results of the Concept™ Facelift procedure will leave your with a natural, fresh and youthful appearance that lasts up to 10 years.

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

The results of the Concept™ Facelift procedure will leave your with a natural, fresh and youthful appearance that lasts up to 10 years.

What is a Concept™ Facelift?

The Concept™ Facelift is a revolutionary surgical technique to lift and tighten the skin and muscles of the face and neck. It removes wrinkles, jowls, and sagging skin and creates a more fresh and youthful appearance.

The Concept™ Facelift has been developed exclusively by Bella Vou and it rejuvenates the face in a way that looks naturally sculpted and refreshed rather than tight and mask-like. The procedure is less invasive than traditional facelifts. It is performed under local anaesthetic, offering a quicker recovery, reduced bruising, and less downtime, so that you can get on with your life.






Bella Vou’s very own cosmetic surgeon, Mr Amir Nakhdjevani has developed a revolutionary local anaesthetic facelift known as the ‘Concept™ Facelift’. This innovative procedure combines the latest surgical techniques with the use of local anaesthetic to dramatically reduce the risks associated with traditional facelifts, while significantly reducing the bruising and downtime of your recovery, from months to a matter of days.

 

We offer two different types of Concept™ Facelift, each especially suited to your unique needs.

 

Concept™ Facelift MINI

Concept™ Facelift

Mini Grey Arrows

If your primary areas of concern are the neck, jowls and lower face, then the Concept™ Facelift MINI is for you, it smooths the neck and jawline while also softening the marionette lines.

Maxi - Grey Arrows

If your areas of concern are the neck, jowls, lower and mid face, then the Concept™ Facelift is for you, it smooths the neck and jawline while softening the marionette and nasolabial lines, smoothing the cheeks and softening the corners of the eyes.

Facelift
  • Smoothing of the neck
  • Tightening of the neck muscles
  • Removal of jowls
  • Tightening of jawline
  • Reduction of deep lines and wrinkles
  • Scar runs from just in front of the top of the ear, along the skin fold in front of the ear and round under the earlobe to behind the ear
  • Smoothing of the neck
  • Tightening of the neck muscles
  • Removal of jowls
  • Tightening of jawline
  • Reduction of deep lines and wrinkles 
  • Reduction of nasolabial lines
  • Lifting of the cheeks towards the temple hairline
  • Scar runs from the mid-temple, across to just in front of the top of the ear, along the skin fold in front of the ear and round under the earlobe to behind the ear
VASER Liposculpting
  • Removal of fat from below the chin
  • Reshaping and recontouring the chin and neckline to create a sleeker more youthful appearance.
Renuvion (performed with VASER)
  • Tightening the skin to the underlying tissue/muscle once fat has been removed
  • Stimulation of Collagen production
FaceTite™ uses radiofrequency energy under the skin to
  • Melt fat
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Tighten the skin on the jawline cheeks, neck and jowls
Buccal Fat Removal
  • Slim down the cheeks in the areas of the cheek hollows
  • Incisions and scars hidden along the gum-line within the mouth
Re-volumizing

Using Fat transfer to

  • Restore plumpness to sunken cheeks
  • Fill hollowness under the eyes
  • Accentuate cheekbones
  • Fill hollowness in the temples
  • Lift brows 
  • Plump forehead
  • Reshape the chin
  • Fill nasolabial folds
  • Fill marionette lines

Using Fat transfer to

  • Restore plumpness to sunken cheeks
  • Fill hollowness under the eyes
  • Accentuate cheekbones
  • Fill hollowness in the temples
  • Lift brows 
  • Plump forehead
  • Reshape the chin
  • Fill nasolabial folds
  • Fill marionette lines
Morpheus 8 Treatments
  • Increase the production of collagen
  • Increase the production of elastin
  • Tighten, firm and plump the skin
  • Improve quality and texture of the skin making it look and feel more youthful
  • Increase the production of collagen
  • Increase the production of elastin
  • Tighten, firm and plump the skin
  • Improve quality and texture of the skin making it look and feel more youthful
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massages
  • Removal of waste, fluid, and toxins from the area
  • Reducing swelling
  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing blood supply
  • Speeding up healing
  • Removal of waste, fluid, and toxins from the area
  • Reducing swelling
  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing blood supply
  • Speeding up healing

An Upper Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery), Lower Blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery) or Cheek Lift can be performed in conjunction with any of our Concept™ Facelift procedures should these be desired.

Concept™ Facelift MINI vs Concept™ Facelift
Treatment Plans

Facelift: The Concept™ Facelift MINI

Facelift: The Concept™ Facelift MINI is usually performed under local anaesthetic, although sedation and general anaesthesia are also available. It is a day case procedure, so you won’t need to stay in the hospital overnight.

The surgeon will make short incisions from just in front of the top of the ear and then trace the natural skin folds inside the ear that then loops under the earlobe to behind the ear. Because the incision is placed in these natural skin folds and creases, the scar is very discreet and not easily seen, and does not cause hair loss. The surgeon performs SMAS-platysma lift, to tighten the muscles of the face and neck and to provide natural-looking, long-lasting more youthful results.

Once the muscles have been tightened the excess skin is removed. The surgeon uses fine dissolvable sutures that the body will naturally absorb over the course of a few weeks to leave a fine white scar that will continue to fade as it matures.

The Concept™ Facelift is usually performed under local anaesthetic, although sedation and general anaesthesia are also available. It is a day case procedure, so you won’t need to stay in the hospital overnight.

As well as the facelift, your surgeon would also use some or all of the following techniques (below) to get you the best possible result.

Facelift: The Concept™ Facelift  is usually performed under local anaesthetic, although sedation and general anaesthesia are also available. It is a day case procedure, so you won’t need to stay in the hospital overnight.

The surgeon will make short incisions from just in front of the top of the ear and then trace the natural skin folds inside the ear that then loops under the earlobe to behind the ear. Because the incision is placed in these natural skin folds and creases, the scar is very discreet and not easily seen, and does not cause hair loss. The surgeon performs SMAS-platysma lift, to tighten the muscles of the face and neck and to provide natural-looking, long-lasting more youthful results.

Once the muscles have been tightened the excess skin is removed. The surgeon uses fine dissolvable sutures that the body will naturally absorb over the course of a few weeks to leave a fine white scar that will continue to fade as it matures.

The surgeon may make a further tiny incision just under the chin. Through this, they will remove excess fat using VASER Liposculpting to further define the jawline and remove any excess volume from the chin and neck to leave a beautifully contoured neckline.

The Concept™ Facelift is usually performed under local anaesthetic, although sedation and general anaesthesia are also available. It is a day case procedure, so you won’t need to stay in the hospital overnight.

As well as the facelift, your surgeon would also use some or all of the following techniques (below) to get you the best possible result.

Facelift TREATMENT OVERVIEW

Busy modern lifestyles leave little time for slow, painful and lengthy recoveries. The Concept™ Facelift procedures are much less invasive than a traditional facelift surgery, which causes significant facial trauma, making it difficult to work and socialise for up to eight weeks. 

You will have little bruising, swelling, or scarring following a Concept™ Facelift. Most people can return to their normal routine within a matter of days. However, it’s important to remember that although your outward appearance will look healthy and healed, it will still take six to eight weeks to fully recover, internally.

Most of Bella Vou's patients find the experience relaxing and stress-free. We are  meticulous about making sure the area is completely numb, and we chat throughout the procedure so that each individual is confident that they are in safe hands. 

‘As a surgeon, it helps me get to know my patients even better and builds a bond with them, which isn't possible with a general anaesthetic. But don’t just take my word for it, look at videos of real patient experiences on the website, our patients really are Bella Vou’s best adverts.’ - Amir Nakhdjevani, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Bella Vou

At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.

Please book a complimentary consultation to discuss your exact requirements with our cosmetic surgeons, but typically prices start as shown below

Buccal Fat Removal (Local Anaesthetic) - £2,500.00 Including all precare, aftercare and Local Anaesthetic

Buccal Fat Removal (General Anaesthetic) - £3,575.00 Including all precare, aftercare and General Anaesthetic

Concept™ Facelift MINI (Local Anaesthetic) - £12,930.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, Local Anaesthetic, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Concept™ Facelift MINI (General Anaesthetic) - £14,130.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, General Anaesthetic, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Concept™ Facelift MINI with Upper Eyelid Surgery (Local Anaesthetic) - £15,905.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, Local Anaesthetic, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Concept™ Facelift MINI with Upper Eyelid Surgery (General Anaesthetic) - £17,745.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, General Anaesthetic, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Concept™ Facelift (Local Anaesthetic) - £16,500.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, Local Anaesthetic, VASER™ Liposculpting, Renuvion, FaceTite™, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), Buccal Fat Removal, two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Concept™ Facelift (General Anaesthetic) - £18,150.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, General Anaesthetic, VASER™ Liposculpting, Renuvion, FaceTite™, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), Buccal Fat Removal, two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Concept™ Facelift with Upper Eyelid Surgery (Local Anaesthetic) - £19,475.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, Local Anaesthetic, VASER™ Liposculpting, Renuvion, FaceTite™, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), Buccal Fat Removal, two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Concept™ Facelift with Upper Eyelid Surgery (General Anaesthetic) - £21,762.00 (Add £1000 for male patients) Including all precare, aftercare, General Anaesthetic, VASER™ Liposculpting, Renuvion, FaceTite™, Re-volumizing (fat transfer), Buccal Fat Removal, two MLD massages and three Morpheus 8 Treatments

Finance your treatment

We can offer a wide range of incredible finance solutions and payment plans to help you pay for your procedure or treatment, starting from as little as 0% APR!

HEALING & SCAR PROGRESSION

Scars are a natural part of the healing process. The goal is to make your scar as small and discreet as possible. It is important to remember that cosmetic surgery scars and healing progression can vary depending on the type of procedure and the individual's healing process.

It is important to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure the best possible healing and cosmetic results.

YOUR SIMPLE
5 STEP
JOURNEY

YOUR SIMPLE 5 STEP JOURNEY

Step 1. Free, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers competitively priced packages of care, with no hidden extras. The clinic is confident in the skills and professionalism of the staff and provides a benefit warranty to provide patients with peace of mind. If there is a problem or complication, the client will be looked after throughout, without any extra bills or charges.

Bella Vou combines cutting-edge treatment and clinical excellence with the luxury, comfort, and discretion of a spa and the hospitality of a five-star hotel.

Bella Vou will always give you an honest and impartial professional opinion. Mr Amir Nakhdjevani says:

‘We make sure that we advise people correctly about whether surgery is right for them. We treat everyone as if they were our family. We might turn people away, suggest alternative treatments, or we may suggest that they go to a different specialist at another establishment. If someone is uncertain about an operation, we're happy to see them several times, without a consultation charge. At Bella Vou, we never pressurise people or try to sell procedures. It's always about giving an honest opinion and honest advice.’

Step 2. Meet your specialist

During your consultation with the specialist who will perform your Concept™ Facelift, you are given a chance to find out more about the procedure and ask any questions you like.

Step 3. Preparation for Concept™ Facelift

Preparation for your procedure can help reduce the risk of infection and improve recovery. Shower and wash hair daily and stop smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes to reduce the risk of healing complications.

On the day of your Concept™ Facelift, you’ll be personally welcomed to Bella Vou, given a gown to wear and escorted to the state-of-the-art operating theatre. As you will be awake throughout the surgery, you will be greeted by your surgeon, and you can even choose the music you would like to hear during your operation.

All your additional treatments will also be booked prior to your surgery at times that work for you.

Step 4. What happens during Concept™ Facelift?

In the Bella Vou theatre, your surgeon will chat with you throughout the procedure. It makes the experience relaxed, stress-free, and helps develop a close bond between you and your consultant. Your face will be cleaned, and local anaesthetic injected to prevent any pain or discomfort.

Concept™ Facelift MINI

A short incision will be made from the front of the ear to behind the ear, resulting in a smaller scar and less hair loss than traditional techniques. The surgeon will carefully tighten the skin, remove any excess, and perform a muscle tightening SMAS lift. The procedure will smooth the skin of the cheeks, lift them to their original position and remove jowls to restore definition to the jawline.

Your surgeon will stitch the skin closed with fine, absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed. The procedure lasts about two hours.

Concept™ Facelift 

A short incision will be made from the mid-temple to the front of the ear, along the skin fold and behind the ear, resulting in a smaller scar and less hair loss than traditional techniques. The surgeon will carefully tighten the skin, remove any excess, and perform a muscle tightening SMAS lift. The procedure will smooth the skin of the cheeks, lift them to their original position and remove jowls to restore definition to the jawline.

Your surgeon will stitch the skin closed with fine, absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed. The procedure lasts about two hours.

Buccal Fat Removal

The specialist surgeon would remove the buccal fat pads from each cheek hollow through a small incision that runs along the gum line inside the mouth, thus leaving no visible scarring while results are instantly noticeable. It is advisable that you eat soft food for the week following Buccal Fat Removal surgery to ensure that you do not disturb the sutures. 

Re-volumizing 

After the facelift, fat will be taken from the chin or stomach, treated, and injected into areas needing more volume, usually to fill hollow cheeks, the area under the eyes, cheekbones, brows, forehead, chin, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.

VASER Liposculpting (as part of the Concept™ Facelift):

A tiny incision just under the chin is all that’s required to accommodate the VASER probe which is no bigger than a knitting needle. VASERlipo™ can precisely target and remove areas of fat under the chin to help smooth and shape the jawline in conjunction with the facelift. This extracted fat can also be used for Re-volumizing the rest of the face. 

Renuvion (as part of the Concept™ Facelift):

The specialist cosmetic surgeons will introduce the Renuvion device under the skin using the same small incision under the chin made for VASERlipo™. The revolutionary technology uses ionized helium gas to deliver plasma energy, which makes the fibrous bands under the skin contract. The skin is pulled closer to the underlying tissue like a vacuum pack, in a way that is gentle but highly effective.

FaceTite™:

The specialist cosmetic doctors use FaceTite™ to apply controlled radiofrequency energy under the skin. The energy gently, safely and effectively heats the underlying tissue making the skin tighten and contract. The FaceTite probe is inserted below the skin through tiny “punctures” made at the back of either side of the jaw. Once complete these puncture sites do not even require a stitch, instead two small plasters will be used to keep the areas sterile.

 

Step 5. Recovery from Concept™ Facelift?

After the operation, you can relax in the comfort of Bella Vou's recovery suites. The supportive staff will offer you a drink and biscuits after surgery and explain your aftercare and what to expect as you recover.

You'll be able to go home the same day with no drains, drips, or bandages. However, you may choose to wear a scarf for discretion. It's essential to arrange a friend or family member to pick you up and escort you home.

One of the Bella Vou team will give you a call the day after surgery to make sure you're well, have had a good night, and to answer any questions.

After one week, you should have follow-up with our nurse and wound care specialist. You will also have your first of two Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massages which will assist with reducing any swelling and pain while removing build-up of fluids or toxins.

These MLD sessions will dramatically improve recovery. At one week you will also have your first of 3 Morpheus 8 treatments which will kick off the process of stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to plump as well as improve the texture and radiance of the skin. Each follow-on Morpheus 8 session will be booked 6 to 8 weeks apart.

At around six weeks, your surgeon will check your progress, and you will have a second MLD session at this point. At six months the nurse and wound care specialist will see you again to ensure that you remain healthy, well, and happy with your results. However, if you're worried, the staff are always on hand to answer questions on the phone or in person.

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