A facelift, technically known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the face by reducing the visible signs of aging. Over time, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the natural aging process can cause the skin to sag, deep creases to form, and the underlying facial muscles to weaken. A facelift aims to address these concerns and restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

What are the benefits of a facelift?

We tailor each facelifts to address specific areas of concern, such as the mid-face, jowls, or neck. In some cases, we may perform additional procedures in conjunction with a facelift. This includes  a neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery, to achieve more comprehensive results. Offer benefits include:

Improvement of Jawline and Neck Definition:

A facelift can greatly improve the appearance of the jawline and neck area. By eliminating excess skin and tightening the underlying muscles, it helps create a more defined jawline and smooth neck contour. This benefit contributes to a more youthful and elegant profile.

Smoothing of Wrinkles and Lines:

 As we age, wrinkles and creases can develop due to repetitive facial movements, loss of collagen, and sun damage. A facelift helps to minimize the appearance of deep creases. This includes nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and forehead wrinkles. The procedure smooths out these lines by tightening the skin and underlying tissues, providing a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

Restoration of Facial Volume:

With age, the face tends to lose volume, resulting in a sunken or hollow appearance. A facelift can incorporate fat grafting or dermal fillers to restore volume to areas such as the cheeks, temples, and under-eye hollows. This technique enhances facial contours and creates a fuller, more youthful look.

Boost in Self-confidence:

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of a facelift is the boost in self-confidence and improved emotional well-being it can provide. Restoring a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance often leads to increased self-esteem, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their overall facial aesthetics.

It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to discuss individual concerns, expectations, and potential risks associated with a facelift. We will develop a personalized treatment plan to address specific needs and provide the most favourable outcome.

Long-lasting Results:

While the aging process continues, a facelift provides long-lasting results compared to non-surgical treatments. The effects of a facelift typically endure for several years, allowing individuals to enjoy their refreshed appearance for an extended period. However, it’s important to note that lifestyle factors, genetics, and overall skin quality can influence the longevity of the results.

Reduction of Sagging Skin:

A facelift effectively addresses sagging skin. This is a common result of the natural aging process, gravity, and loss of skin elasticity. By lifting and tightening the underlying facial muscles and repositioning the skin, a facelift helps eliminate jowls, drooping cheeks, and loose skin along the jawline and neck, resulting in a more youthful and defined facial contour.

Length of surgery

3 Hours


General anaesthetic

Hospital stay

1 night

Time off work

2 weeks

Time off exercise

6 weeks

Post-op care

Compression garment 6 weeks

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Facelift Surgery

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that is typically performed under general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. The specific techniques used may vary depending on the individual’s needs, desired outcomes, and the surgeon’s expertise. However, the general steps involved in a facelift procedure are as follows:


We will administer anaesthesia to ensure comfort and minimize any pain or discomfort during the surgery. 

Tissue repositioning:

The underlying facial tissues, including muscles and connective tissues, are carefully lifted and repositioned to create a more youthful appearance. This step involves tightening and reshaping the deep facial structures to address sagging and improve facial contours.

Skin redraping:

Once repositioning underlying tissues have and excess fat removed, the skin is re-draped over the newly sculpted facial contours. We will trim any excess skin, and smooth the remaining skin and tighten to eliminate wrinkles and sagging.

Recovery and post-operative care:

Following the surgery, we will monitor you in a recovery area before you’re discharged. We will also provide you with specific post-operative instructions. These include guidelines for managing swelling, bruising, and discomfort. We may recommend pain medication, the use of cold compresses, and the avoidance of certain activities or positions that could strain the healing incisions.



The surgeon makes discreet incisions, strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. The incisions usually begin above the hairline near the temples, extend down in front of the ear, and may continue behind the earlobe into the hairline.

Fat removal or redistribution:

In some cases, we may remove excess fat or redistributed to restore balance and harmony to the facial features. This can involve techniques such as liposuction or fat grafting.

Incision closure:

The incisions are meticulously closed using sutures or other techniques to minimize scarring. Some surgeons may use skin adhesives or surgical tape to close the incisions, which can reduce the need for visible sutures.

It is important to note that the exact techniques and extent of the facelift procedure can vary depending on the individual’s unique facial structure, goals, and the surgeon’s approach. To achieve the best results, it is crucial to consult with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who can tailor the procedure to your specific needs.

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Best facelift surgeon London

Dr. Amir Sadri stands out as one of the best facelift surgeons in London, earning a reputation for his exceptional skills, expertise, and patient-centered approach. There are several reasons why Dr. Sadri is highly regarded in the field:

Expertise and Experience: With extensive training and experience in plastic surgery, Dr. Sadri possesses a deep understanding of facial anatomy and the complexities of facelift procedures. His expertise allows him to develop customized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals.

Surgical Excellence: Dr. Sadri’s surgical skills are renowned for their precision and artistry. He employs advanced techniques to deliver natural-looking results while addressing the individual concerns of his patients. The meticulous attention to detail in his work ensures optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Commitment to Patient Care: Dr. Sadri’s takes the time to listen to his patients, understand their desires and concerns, and provide comprehensive guidance throughout the entire treatment process. Patients feel heard, supported, and well-informed, leading to a positive surgical experience.

Outstanding Results: Dr. Sadri’s patients consistently report exceptional results, with their facial features appearing rejuvenated and harmonious. His ability to achieve natural-looking outcomes that enhance the individual’s unique beauty is a testament to his surgical talent and artistry.

Positive Patient Testimonials: The glowing testimonials from Dr. Sadri’s patients are a testament to his excellence as a facelift surgeon. Patients express their gratitude for the transformational results they have achieved under his care, highlighting his professionalism, expertise, and the positive impact on their self-confidence.

Dr Amir Sadri – Specialist Surgeon

When seeking the best facelift surgeon in London, Dr. Amir Sadri stands out for his expertise, surgical excellence, patient-centric approach, and exceptional results. His dedication to providing personalized care and achieving natural-looking outcomes makes him a trusted choice for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation.

dr amir sadri rhinoplasty london

Dr Amir Sadir is a specialist surgeon based in London. He is widely published with over 40 peer-reviewed papers on an extensive range of plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery. He has presented work internationally in Europe and the USA.

He is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This involves the reconstruction of children with cleft lip and palate and vascular anomalies. In addition, he also owns his own private clinic and his cosmetic practice includes all aspects of aesthetic surgery, but his particular interest is in rhinoplasty and facial aesthetic surgery. He is a specialist at ear pinning surgery and works with children often in a range of surgeries. 

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Happy Clients

"Dr Sadri provided a very professional but warm service during my entire experience. He’s extremely knowledgeable yet realistic, which helped put my mind at ease at all times! Im very pleased with my results and am looking forward to seeing my new nose in the months to come! Would absolutely recommend to anyone thinking of having this procedure."

"Truly you have a gift and I thank you for sharing it with me and others… your staff is very kind and considerate, and all that helps when someone is a little nervous.

"Very reassuring, very friendly and approachable with any questions. Enthusiastic to help!"

"The experience was very efficient from start to finish. All aspects of the procedure clearly explained and all my queries answered. Am very very happy with the result!"

"Highly professional and efficient, made me feel at ease as a patient. Would not hesitate to recommend!"

"Fantastic surgeon. I am very happy with my new nose!"

"Mr Sadri is a fantastic surgeon. He took the time to explain my procedure in great detail, answered all of my questions and undertook my procedure with great skill and poise. I cannot recommend him highly enough."

"Very nice manner and went through the procedure clearly beforehand. I felt a lot of trust and he put me at ease. He did a great job and I was supported afterwards. Would definitely recommend"

"Dr Sadri was wonderful from start to finish - he explained everything clearly, ensured I was making an informed decision and felt confident. He made time to check in with me as much as I needed before and after surgery. Highly recommend!"

"I had a rhinoplasty with Amir Sadri and he did such a good job! I’m delighted with the way looks and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to have nose job."

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