Treatment Time

0.5 – 4 hours


From 10 days

Hospital Stay

One Night


Gentle exercising first 2 weeks


From One Day


Yes but keep the wounds dry


Review one week post op

Time off work

From 0 -3 weeks

What is a Facelift?

A facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a good way of recreating a youthful appearance by restoring your original face shape and removing “jowls.

There are many variations on the technique and Mr Lambe will be able to advise you on the best variant of the procedure for you. Reflect Clinic have clinics for Facelift in Manchester and Cheshire

The Results

The results will usually be a more refreshed and youthful face with loss of jowls and sagging skin in the neck.

Your options will be discussed at your consultation.

The results will vary depending upon your choice of facelift.


Below are some common FAQ’s about our procedure for facelift Manchester and UK

What is the price of a Facelift?

All procedures at Reflect Clinic are unique to you. To find out a price for your facelift please book a consultation and discuss your needs with our expert surgeon, Mr Gerard Lambe.

You should not have this procedure if
You are overweight, with a BMI of over 32, smoke or vape, are in bad health and are taking anti-coagulant medication or are diabetic.
What does it involve?

Incisions are carefully tailored around the ear and into the hairline so that the scar is nearly invisible when healed fully. The skin is lifted and then the layer beneath (SMAS) is tightened and it is this that creates the long lasting lift and not by pulling the skin. A glue is used to reduce the risk of bleeding and all wound are close with dissolving stitches and no drains.

What is a facelift?

A facelift (sometimes known as a Rhytidectomy) is an operation to correct the sings of facial raging by redrawing skin and by tightening and lifting the layer beneath the skin.


It is done under GA (General Anaesthetic) ie asleep.

Where your aim is to look younger and less tired.

When is the best time to have a facelift?

If you want a long lasting solution to raging in the neck and jowls then facelift may be the right solution. As the signs of ageing appear, you are likely to continue to look much younger than your actual age. Further surgery and/or fillers can be undertaken to optimise the effect eg dermal fillers can be started at 1-2 years after surgery. This, along with good skin care, no smoking, sunscreen and avoiding the sun will maximize how long the effect lasts. A good facelift will turn back the clock but it won’t STOP it and it is normal to have a small amount of wrinkles.

Am I suitable for a face lift?

As long as you are healthy, have no major medical problems, are realistic about results, and really want to remove some signs of ageing, specifically the loss of facial fat and sagging of the face and neck then a facelift is probably the right procedure for you.

How long does a facelift last?

A good face and/or necklift can rejuvenate the face for 7-10 years, however, this depends on several factors including the condition of your skin, if you smoke or drink regularly and the age you had surgery. It doesn’t stop time but it re-sets the clock!

How long does the surgery take?

The procedure takes between 3-4 hours to perform depending on how many other additional procedures are needed at the same time eg fat transfer or eye surgery which many people have.

Will a facelift eliminate all my wrinkles?

No. It will dramatically rejuvenate the lower part of the face, but it doesn’t remove the wrinkles around the mouth area or the eyelids.

If you would like to eliminate wrinkles, a range of treatments would be recommended for example, filler, botox, chemical peels or lasers.

Will a facelift eliminate all my wrinkles?

This is very important for a facelift. There are three phases:-

Phase 1 – 7-10 days Patients are presentable to their family

Phase 2 – 10-14 days presentable to friends

Phase 3 – 3-4 weeks presentable to the public

You are advised to take between 2-4 weeks off, as bruising and swelling are variable.

However, the swelling in the face and the neck, especially the face, will take 4-6 weeks to go down. The numbness around the cheek areas will resolve in 3-4 months.

What will I be like just after surgery?

You shouldn’t have a significant amount of pain, if any at all. You may have a feeling of tightness as you will have a head dressing on. You may also have 2 drains in place, which will be removed with your dressing. If you have had eyelid surgery this may produce some discomfort. The key is to keep your head elevated and to try to relax if you can. This will help keep your blood pressure normal.

Printable FAQs for Full Facelift Surgery

FAQFullFacelift – Printable PDF guide for Full Facelift Surgery



Schedule a Consultation with The Best Cosmetic Surgeon In Manchester

To make a personal appointment at a time and hospital of your choice in Manchester or Cheshire, please contact us via telephone or by using our Contact Form.

Reflect Clinic is located in Spire Manchester Hospital (in Didsbury) and Spire Cheshire (based in Warrington) and works with patients around the UK and abroad. If you live further afield then speak to Jayne and we can look after you further by helping with your transport and accommodation at a fabulous hotel nearby for your convenience and comfort.

If you would like to discuss improvements to your face and body and what can be achieved with plastic or cosmetic surgery, then come and see The Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in Manchester (and Cheshire!) at the Spire Hospitals and discuss your options in a gentle and understanding environment with Gerard Lambe who you've most likely seen on BBC Breakfast, The Real Housewives of Cheshire and This Morning TV programmes, as well as a host of national and local newspapers and many women's magazines.

Your Consultation cost is £195 so just call Jayne on 0161 393 3993 to schedule your Consultation and discuss both the cosmetic surgery procedure you are interested in and the options available to you.



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