With over half a million procedures undertaken, you're in safe hands
The French Lift is perhaps the best minimally invasive mini-facelift technique on the market, carried out under only local anaesthetic. These fantastic lifts are able to achieve an astonishingly natural, lasting lift; and drastic improvement to those suffering with midface and cheek drooping, ageing jowls or prominent creasing around the nose and mouth.
French Lifts are excellent for both men and women, making use of a top-of-the-line technique pioneered by the Harley Street Skin clinic's very own Mr Peter Cumbo. This approach skillfully adopts a 'hooking' technique which leaves absolute minimal scarring, and results in next-to-no recovery time.
The remarkable difference a Harley Street Skin Clinic treatment can provide
For patients exhibiting particularly heavy jowling or loose, sagging tissue around the lower face and neck area, the French Lift is ideal. This is an area that, by and large, cannot be dramatically improved without surgical intervention once it has reached a certain stage. For extraordinary definition, dramatic lift and a strikingly elegant profile, look no further than the French Lift…
When it comes to any treatment at Harley Street Skin, we adopt a thorough 3-step process. This includes your pre-treatment consultation, the procedure itself and the follow-up review. We believe that all of these stages are crucial and that accessibility to your doctor or surgeon at all stages should be a given.
That's why we offer a 24-hour service whereby you can talk to a qualified member of our medical team, any time of the day (or night!). We want to make sure that you are comfortable during each and every step of the treatment process: from the moment you are admitted until you are discharged.
In addition: The Harley Street Skin Clinic are proud to be the leading facility for the French Lift in whole of the UK and indeed Europe. This is because all of our fabulous French Lifts are performed by the extremely talented Mr. Peter Cumbo, who in fact pioneered and developed the very procedure himself.
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Every step of your journey with Harley Street Skin is handled with the utmost care and diligence. From your very first consultation, right the way through to follow up and aftercare, Harley Street Skin will guide, advise and support you at every given opportunity. We want to make sure that your time with us is as special to you, as you are to us...
The answer to some of the most common questions you may have
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
French Lifts work using small cosmetic threads, known as sutures, which work as subdermal hoists. These sutures are made from polypropylene, which is a biocompatible material that has been used for many years in cardiovascular and ophthalmic surgeries.
Unlike many other thread-assisted lifts, sutures used during French Lifts are not only non-dissolvable, but also non-barbed to ensure no damage is caused to the surrounding tissue. Sutures are gently inserted through small incisions which are made in the side of the head (the temporal region) to ensure they can be hidden in the hairline. The sutures, once put in place, scoop the underlying tissue in a loop. This provides gentle tension which lifts and repositions the fat pads of the lower and midface, leaving the treated tissue anchored in place. The results? Better definition; lift and tautness.
French Lifts open up the face and give the illusion of a much younger, more defined and rested face. They are also ideal for correcting visible lines around the tear troughs, nasolabial folds and cheeks; as well as creating a far more elegant profile by significantly improving both the jawline and the neck.
All in all, French Lifts help to restore a much more youthful facial contour by repositioning all of that lax tissue which has lost its elasticity of the years. Some patients also choose to combine French Lifts with Fat Transfers or Dermal Fillers to add a little more volume where necessary.
French Lifts are - without a doubt - the longest lasting thread-assisted facelift on the market right now.You will be happy to know that you can expect fantastic French Lifting for anywhere between 4-7 years after treatment. In fact, the only Facelift offering longer results is the far more extensive Surgical Facelift at up to 10 years.
French Lift procedures generally take between 60-90 minutes to complete. They are extremely subtle outpatient procedures which mean that patients may return home straight after treatment, with no cumbersome bandages or dressings. Patients will only require a few very small steristrips which can be removed after 24-48 hours of treatment.
Following a French Lift there will be temporary bruising and swelling - usually lasting up to a week or two. Although infection is very rare, a post-operative antibiotic treatment is prescribed as a preemptive measure. There is sometimes also a little tenderness around the incision sites, but this usually settles within a few weeks - six weeks at the absolute maximum.
Recovery from a French Lift is extremely swift considering it is, in actuality, still a facelift. You will be looking at around 7-10 days worth of downtime following a French Lift, just as a precaution.
Please note that you should also not wash your hair for at least three days after the procedure. If you colour your hair, we would also recommend that do this a week before being treated.
Patients generally feel comfortable returning to work after around 10 days of their French Lift. This will of course vary from patient to patient, but time off rarely exceeds 10 days.
The award winning clinic dedicated to helping you be your best self
We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.
Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.
Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.
But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.
Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.
With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.