Mini Facelift (Plication Suspension of SMAS)

Facelift Surgery in London

A facelift or face tightening procedure is a surgical technique that lifts up and pulls back the skin on the face to make it tighter and smoother. Mr. Olivier Amar is known as one of the best face surgeons in London.

A face lift is designed to reduce sagging skin around the lower half of the face (mostly the jowls) and neck. As we start to age we naturally lose elasticity and volume, and our skin begins to sag. A facelift will be able to tighten both the skin on the face as well as the underlying muscle of the skin, called the platysma. This can often be combined with fat transfer to restore volume in the face and fill out areas that may need it, such as the hollows of the chin, jawline, lips, cheeks and temples, giving a result that is subtle and rejuvenating with a much more youthful result.

Problems with an ageing face can often be treated much earlier in life, delaying the need for surgery. Every face is different, and we all age in different ways so we must consider all available options before deciding on the most appropriate treatment.

To do this, Mr Amar works on a Life Plan for each of his patients. This allows him to assess and determine a treatment roadmap unique to each patient, which will map out which procedures are best suited to throughout each phase of life.

This can include a combination surgical and non-surgical treatments at different stages throughout the coming years to get the desired results. Often patients will think they need a facelift, but on assessment a good result can be achieved by using micro fat transfer techniques or dermal fillers to restore volume and plump out the facial contours many years before a facelift is needed.

Mr Amar’s goal is that you look fresh, more youthful without the obvious look of plastic surgery – natural and subtle rejuvenation. All facelifts are done as a day case surgery, meaning you will be home and recovering the same day, with minimal bruising and complications.

All face lift procedures are performed by Mr Olivier Amar as day surgery. Face lift surgery is performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery under TIVA allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to arrange the procedure at a hospital with an overnight stay facility if you wish or assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.


If you are considering a face lift, it is important that you schedule a consultation first. During your in-depth consultation you will have the opportunity to describe your hoped-for outcome and Mr Olivier Amar will be able to inform you about your options. Any proposed treatment will be explained in detail. This will include outlining exactly what the procedure will involve, any necessary preparation, your recovery and possible complications and risks related to the anaesthesia and surgery. You will be able to ask as many questions as you wish and hear about the benefits and drawbacks of any proposed procedures before you decide the next steps together.

Because everybody is unique, Mr Olivier Amar takes an integrated and personalised approach, and no two patients will have exactly the same treatment.

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