Facelift Surgery FAQs

Facelift Surgery FAQs

Do I need a GP referral for facelift surgery?

The majority of patients do not need a GP referral to see a cosmetic surgeon for an initial facelift consultation. However, if you decide you want to go ahead with the procedure, your surgeon will require more detailed information on your medical history. In this case, they may contact your GP for this information, with your permission.

Certain medical conditions may also need a GP sign off prior to having the facelift surgery, but your Patient Care Adviser will let you know if this is necessary.

What are the effects of smoking, drugs, and alcohol on facelift surgery?

Smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can increase your risk of a number of complications from surgery. This is why we advise you to cut back on alcohol and stop smoking well in advance of the operation. Six weeks is the least we require you to be smoke and nicotine-free before your facelift surgery.

Published: Tuesday 4 January 2022

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