Concept™ Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

If your skin is loose , developing deep lines, sagging or creating the appearance of jowls you may be a good candidate for the Concept™ Facelift. This type of facelift surgery is a unique as the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, and is far less invasive than traditional methods, meaning the procedure requires minimal down time.

Typical FaceliftConcept™ Facelift
4 - 6 hours 2 - 3 hours
General anaesthetic Local anaesthetic
Yes None
4 - 6 weeks 1 week
Loose skin, deep lines, sagging jowls & jawline

Is this right for me?

Age is not a factor for this kind of surgery. The Concept™ Facelift is suitable for all patients that have lax facial skin, jowls, loss of definition to the jawline and developing deep lines and wrinkles. The effects of aging to the face frequent give the appearance of looking tired who ever much sleep you may have had.

The results of the Concept™ Facelift procedure will leave your with a natural, fresh and youthful appearance that lasts up to 10 years. There are no bandages, stables, drains or IVs, Our approach at Bella Vou promotes the benefits of safe awake, local anesthetic surgery without the need of performing unnecessary general, spinal or epidural anesthesia. After all, nothing is safer than being awake and being able to speak with the surgeon and telling him exactly what you want. For patients that may feel anxious at the prospect of being awake, we also offer gentle sedation to relieve those anxieties.

Becoming well informed about your procedure and aftercare starts with a private consultation, supported by the finest British-trained cosmetic plastic surgeons each 45 minute private consultation will leave you fully informed about your procedure and what results you can expect along with understanding the typical recovery time, potential complications and the post surgery aftercare.

Can I have a Facelift without a Neck Lift?

A question which is asked from time to time by patients is, "Can I have a facelift without a neck lift?". While typically neither a medical reason or surgical challenge exists to preclude a neck lift being performed at the same time as a facelift, it is uncommon for patients' neck and faces to evidence the signs of ageing different from one another.

Nita, pictured here aged 67, had a Concept™ Facelift and neck lift performed. The following illustrations highlight the poor outcome which would have resulted if the neck muscles and skin laxity had not been addressed at the time of the facelift procedure.

Nita's 3D illustration 'facelift only' outcome

Nita's 3D illustration with combined face and neck lift

Nita's illustration post-surgery results with Concept™ Facelift only (with pre-surgery neckline)

Nita indicating post-surgical results with combined Concept™ Facelift and neck lift

When performing any surgical procedure your surgeon needs to ensure that the treatment you have requested will achieve the desired results you are hoping for. Our surgeons will always provide their professional recommendation for the best treatment to meet your desired outcome. It is common for many patients to express a concern about either their face or neck and to look at these in isolation and overlook the resulting appearance of not addressing the signs of aging to both areas which are so intimately connected.

Our surgeons will always advise you the most appropriate treatment plan to meet your desired outcome. Where no medical necessity exists to require the surgeon to tighten the neck muscles at the same time of the facelift procedure, the surgeon's recommendation may identify that opting not to tighten the muscles of the neck during your facelift procedure may result in an overall less satisfactory outcome for the patient where the loose, crepey skin and excess volume will be more evident and prominent post surgery.

Patients may decide due to financial limitations not to follow the recommendations of the surgeon, naturally any concerns relating to the area of the neck post-surgery, which may then subsequently require treatment need to be fully understood that the subsequent cost will be substantially greater to separately treat if deciding not to follow the surgeon's recommendation.

What does this involve?

Concept™ Facelift is a cutting edge facelift surgery performed under local anaesthetic with a short scar that runs in front of the ear and ends behind the ear. It addresses the cheeks by lifting them back to their original position, removes the jowls, smoothes skin of the cheeks and restores definition to the jaw line. The Concept™ Facelift incorporates a SMAS lift (muscle tightening), providing natural-looking, long-lasting results.

All the sutures we use are absorbable leaving a fine line scar that will fade until it is hardly noticeable. This facial cosmetic surgery will last about two hours and can be combined with other local anaesthetic facial surgery such as eyelid lift, lip enhancement, fat transfer and neck lift to achieve a harmonious balance to your face.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery like?

When considering a cosmetic procedure, many people are understandably anxious about their healing and recovery time. With traditional facelift surgery, patients typically take six to eight weeks to heal. During this recovery period, people are generally left with serious trauma to the face, including bruising, swelling and bleeding that seriously impacts on their ability to work and socialise.

Due to the technique refinements of the Concept™ Facelift, by the end of the first week, you will have very little bruising, swelling or scarring. The procedure is far less traumatic and patients can generally return to their normal routine within a matter of days. Your body will still require 6-8 weeks to heal, but the outward appearance will not reflect this.

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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.

Concept™ Facelift
£7,900 plus £1,000 for male patients
Concept™ Facelift & Neck Lift
£10,500 plus £1,000 for male patients
Concept™ Facelift, Neck Lift & VASER Neck Liposculpting with Renuvion
£13,500 plus £1,000 for male patients, minus £500 for LITE Liposculpting and minus £1,000 for no Renuvion
Concept™ Facelift, Neck Lift & Upper Eyelid Surgery
£12,750 plus £1,000 for male patients
Concept™ Facelift, Neck Lift & Lower Eyelid Surgery
£12,900 plus £1,000 for male patients

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You can download information on this page as handy info sheets to refer to whenever you like.

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Concept™ Facelift Information Procedure Information
Concept Facelift Aftercare Pre & Aftercare Information
Concept™ Facelift Consent Consent Form