Facelift

Summary

A facelift is a cosmetic procedure to tighten and lift the skin and tissue of your neck and face, improving its appearance. As you age, the fat that supported the skin can drop, meaning deep folds and sagging can develop.

 

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see.

    For more information, call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

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  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathway Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post-discharge care Guide Price
    Hospital fees n\a £7,490 Included £7,490
    Guide price Nil £7,490 Nil £7,490
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you
    • The price includes all of the follow up consultations with your surgeon for a year post operatively
      • The price includes any medically necessary revision surgery free of charge for a year.  Please note, this is not for any aesthetic adjustments as these will be chargeable.

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

The operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately two or three hours. The most common procedure is for the surgeon to make a cut along your hairline, then following the natural creases of the skin around the ear. The tissue can then be tightened, and any excess fat removed.

After the operation you will be transferred to your room.  It is normal for your face to have some bruising and swelling, but you may be able to return home on the same day as having the operation. 

You should not drive or operate machinery for at least 24 hours after the operation, and make sure you follow the instructions of the KIMS team regarding your recovery.  They will also remove any stitches.  You should avoid any strenuous activity or bending over for two weeks, after which time it is likely you will be able to return to work.

It will usually take a few weeks for the swelling to do down and for the skin to look natural, and Your consultant will arrange a follow up appointment to check your progress.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

 

Our Consultants

  • Mr Simon Mackey

    BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Plas)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Oliver Harley

    MBBS, BSc, MBA, FRCS Ed (Plastic Surgery)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck