Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy) Cost and Procedure Guide

Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy) Cost and Procedure Guide

Written by Medical Quality Manager, Clare , BN (Hons)

Medical Review by Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. Lizzie Tuckey , MBBS, BA

A facelift is a procedure that tightens and lifts the skin and muscles of the face. The medical name for a facelift is a rhytidectomy. This gives the face a more youthful appearance. It is one of the most commonly requested procedures by both men and women. Often, it can be combined with other procedures such as a neck lift or brow lift to rejuvenate the overall facial appearance.


Procedure time

2 to 5 hours

Overnight stay

0 - 1 night


General or local with sedation

Recovery time

6 to 9 months


Surgery Goals
The Procedure
The Consultation
Risks & Complications
Preparing for Surgery



Find below a compiled list of the most common facelift FAQs

How long will my facelift last for?
Can I wear makeup after facelift surgery?
When can I shower and wash my hair after facelift surgery?
When will I feel comfortable socialising after facelift surgery?
Do I need a GP referral for facelift surgery?
What are the effects of smoking, drugs and alcohol on facelife surgery?

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