As we begin to age, one of the first places to show the visible signs is our face such as sagging skin or droop. Many do not want to undergo full facelift surgery with long downtimes, or they feel that they do not need full facelift. A one stitch facelift or mini facelift is exactly that, a facelift with one incision point and one stitch within minimal downtime too.
What is a One Stitch or mini facelift?
The one-stitch facelift or 3D Facelift procedure is much less invasive than a full facelift and can be safely carried out under local anaesthetic. The results are a little more subtle in comparison and very effective in producing a firmer, tighter and more rejuvenated appearance to the face.
What are the advantages of a one stitch or mini facelift?
Targets the mid-face and can improve the jaw line
Low risk of swelling & bruising
Minimal hidden scarring within the hairline
Performed under local anaesthetic
Back to work in no time at all
No one need know and you will look refreshed and younger
What is a Temporal facelift?
The Temporal Facelift is another minimally invasive facelift procedure that concentrates on the eyebrows to the midface. It is a quick procedure performed under local anaesthetic with a much smaller scar than a traditional facelift. The results are effective in producing a natural looking lift to the face.
What are the advantages of a Temporal facelift?
- Short 5-6cm scar hidden within the temporal hair line,no one can see it.
- Targets the upper face.
- Performed under local anaesthetic.
- Minimal downtime.
- Low risk of swelling & bruising.
- Back to work in no time at all and no one need know.
The first stage of your one stitch facelift treatment journey will be a consultation with one of our expert facelift surgeons.
At your consultation, your surgeon will go through the procedure in detail and examine the area.
Your surgeon will then discuss:
- Your medical history
- Your expectations from surgery
- Risks and Complications of one stitch facelift surgery
Following your consultation, you will be introduced to your dedicated patient coordinator who will be your point of contact should you wish to proceed with one stitch facelift surgery.
In the interests of patient safety all our patients are assessed against our patient selection criteria. Following your consultation and review of your past medical history, the physician or preoperative nurse will choose any pre-operative tests considered to be appropriate, most of which are routine blood tests.
One-Stitch Mini Facelift Treatment
The one stitch facelift is performed under local anaesthetic so your procedure will start with a small injection to the area being treated which will then eventually become numb.
Once numb your surgeon will then make a small incision within the hairline, so no one will be able to see it. The skin is then removed and a stich is passed through the deep tissue within the cheek which is then tightened and secured before the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures.
The Temporal Facelift is also performed under local anaesthetic so will begin in a similar way with a small injection of local anaesthesia to numb the area being treated. The surgeon will then make an incision above the hairline at the temples. The skin is then separated from the fat and muscle below and the underlying muscle and SMAS membranes are tightened. The skin is then pulled back and any excess is removed and the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures. A blepharoplasty is often performed at the same time as a temporal facelift.
After your One-Stitch Mini Facelift
The results of a one-stitch facelift and temporal facelift are long lasting as the procedure involves removing skin. You will still age as normal so the results of your facelift may change slightly over time but the effects should remain visible for a long time after surgery.
The downtime after a one-stitch facelift and temporal facelift is minimal with many patients feeling able to return to work the next day.
A follow-up appointment with a clinic nurse will be made to check your wounds.