ONE-STITCH MINI FACE LIFT

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INTRODUCTION

The one stitch mini facelift is ideal for individuals who do not feel that they need or want a full face lift, but have noticed changes to their faces (like sagging skin in the lower face) that they would like to alter.

The procedure is less invasive than that of a full face lift and can be carried out under local anaesthetic which reduces many of the risks associated with surgery. It has more subtle results than a face lift yet uses a similar technique to achieve a firmer appearance. This procedure takes approximately forty five minutes to perform and recovery is quick. Patients can usually return to work within 3 to 7 days.

I was first introduced to the idea of the technique by Mr Paul Levick, a Plastic Surgeon colleague of mine who had used it for many years in retightening facelifts. I then came across a modification of the technique by Dr R Calambria, a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon who made use of the skin that is normally discarded to provide a stronger and more lasting effect.

I have since modified it myself by using a barbed suture(thread) which provides better tightening of the skin without the need for knots. This allows easier stitching, less puckering and fewer problems with the knots from traditional sutures.

When combined with Botox to lift and smoothen out lines in the upper face, and dermal fillers to replace volume loss in the mid face, the one stitch mini facelift can produce a more dramatic facial rejuvenation. This combination is the closest to an effective non surgical facelift.
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Mrs Kat was invited to speak on the one stitch mini facelift at the inaugural meeting of the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery(ECAMS) in November 2013. The meeting was held in the beautiful city of Barcelona where she had the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from colleagues from around Europe.

Interest in the technique was keen and we have had many requests for visits to the clinic to observe the surgery. Mrs Kat continues to modify the technique and have developed the two stitch mini facelift to give a longer lasting effect.
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Before One-Stitch Minifacelift

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After One-Stitch Minifacelift

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Before One-Stitch Minifacelift

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After One-Stitch Minifacelift

ONE-STITCH MINI FACELIFT PROCEDURE
Operation time45 mins
Anaesthesialocal anaesthetic
Nights in hospital0
Risks - commonbruising, swelling, temporary numbness, temporary skin irregularity
Risks - uncommoninfection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, delayed wound healing, early resagging
Pain and discomfort1 day
Follow-up after surgery1 week, 3 months
Time off work0 - 3 days
Sports2 weeks - walking 4 weeks - everything
Result2 weeks until final result scars continue to improve over 18 months
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FEES

One stitch faceliftFrom £3600 
Two Stitch "Mini Facelift"From £4600
PARTIAL FACELIFT SURGERY INFORMED CONSENT FORM

FACE LIFT

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge
  • Hair can be washed as normal after the procedure.
  • Antiseptic ointment to be applied to the scars twice a day for 2 weeks.
  • Ice compress for the 2 days
  • Sleep with head slightly elevated on a few pillows for the first 2 weeks and avoid bending the head down..
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.
Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after the surgery to check on the wounds and at the end of the second week to remove the metal clips in the scalp.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for about the first 2 weeks.

Wound care for first 3 months

  • Moisturise all scars for at least 3 months.
  • Moisturise face and neck religiously.
  • Avoid direct sunlight for the first 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CLINIC.

What our Patients say

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Before / After Pictures

One Stitch Mini Face Lift