Neck & Facelift Glasgow

We offer deep plane face and neck lifts in Glasgow at our clinic, McKeown Medical.

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Deep Plane Face & Neck Lift in Glasgow

Dr. Russell Bramhall Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Regarded for his facelifts and blepharoplasties, our specialist plastic surgeon strives for an elegant, “invisible” result. His surgeries are complemented by the work of our non-surgical specialists: for a wholly holistic rejuvenation.

“Most facelifts start the same way.

What happens next varies considerably from surgeon to surgeon, and clinic to clinic.

At McKeown Medical we work together as a team of experts to deliver natural, effective, best in class results.”

– Dr. Russell Bramhall

An example of a patient who underwent a deep plane face and neck lift with a deep neck reduction.


We offer deep plane face and neck lifts in Glasgow at our clinic, McKeown Medical.

A rhytidectomy, more popularly known as a facelift, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin from the lower face and neck area. This type of facial surgery targets loose skin and leaves skin looking tighter and smoother. This is the gold standard treatment for lifting the face and neck. The deep plane technique is the most sophisticated and advanced version of the facelift that few surgeons have the technical expertise to perform.

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Who is a Facelift for?​

Ageing can appear to join forces with gravity, resulting in jowls under the chin and sagging skin and wrinkles affecting the facial features. A surgical facelift procedure is ideal for patients who are concerned about the more advanced signs of ageing in the lower face and neck.

Not sure if this treatment is right for you?

Book a private online consultation with Dr Darren McKeown to discuss what kind of facelift is best for you.


The deep plane face and neck lift goes deeper below the tissues of the face to release the retaining ligaments of the face. By releasing these important ligaments, the surgeon is able to fully mobilise and reposition the soft tissues of the face for the most effective and natural rejuvenation.

Not sure if this treatment is right for you?

Book a private consultation with Dr Russell Bramhall to discuss what kind of facelift is best for you.

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Neck & Facelift Procedure



Facelift surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. Most of our patients opt for local anaesthetic, to reduce the recovery time, however this is tailored to the patient preference.

Before Surgery

You will need to come to the clinic for at least one pre-operative consultation to discuss your concerns and what you hope to achieve from surgery. During the consultation process we will agree the objectives of surgery and then tailor a treatment plan to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

During Surgery

The surgeon then makes incisions in the sideburn area (in front of the ears), curving around the back of the ear and sometimes into the hair-bearing scalp in this area.

When the skin has been elevated, Russell begins work below the skin on the SMAS layer – sometimes referred to as the muscle layer. In the deep plane technique, he goes below the SMAS to release the retaining ligaments of the face so that the soft tissues can be effectively repositioned.

A key component of the deep plane technique is repositioning the tissues, rather than placing tension on them. Tension is what makes faces look tight and unnatural. Repositioning is the most effective and natural technique.

An outline of where the hidden scars will be.


The scars are hidden in the natural crease in front of and within the ear, as well as behind this area into the hairline. In the short term, the scars can look red and raised and need some camouflage with hair and make-up. When the scars have had time to heal properly, however, they become barely perceptible.

Patient Journeys

Lorna's Story Deep Plane Facelift

Lorna's Story Deep Plane Facelift

Liz's Story Deep Plane Facelift

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Patient before and six months after a deep plane face and neck lift.

What Is The Recovery Period Like?

There will be some bruising and swelling that is part of the normal healing process, which typically gets worse before it gets better. The swelling and bruising usually peak around 2 or 3 days after surgery, before slowly starting to improve.

There are usually no stitches to remove after a facelift because we normally use dissolvable stitches.

Most people feel comfortable enough to get back to work after a couple of weeks, although hair and make up are helpful to camouflage the initial signs of surgery.

Full recovery, with the final results, typically takes several months. If you are planning your facelift to coincide with a big birthday or event, you should ideally do it 4 to 6 months before the date for optimal results.

Before & After: Following Mouth Corner Botox Treatment

How Long Do The Results Last?​

A common question that we are asked in the initial consultation with patients considering this treatment is, “How long do the results of a facelift last?”

The true answer to this is that the results are permanent. When the excess tissue has been removed, and the tissues repositioned, the face will always look better than if it hadn’t been done. The ageing process will, of course, continue however we recommend maintaining the outcome with some non-surgical procedures so that your facelift surgery is usually a once in a lifetime event.

Speak to our specialists at McKeown Medical about your expectations for your facelift surgery.

Before & After: Following Face & Neck Lift Treatment

What Other Procedures Can This Surgery Be Combined With?​

Most patients undergoing a facelift will also have some additional work on their neck. This can be as minor as some liposuction under the chin, to a deep neck reduction where the shape of the neck is reconstructed below the neck muscles.

Often patients having a facelift will also undergo some eyelid surgery, as well as volume replacement to restore the softness of youth as well as some laser treatments to improve the quality of the skin.

The recommended treatment plan really depends on the needs and expectations of the patient: we always advocate a patient specific approach, unique to each individual.

What Are The Potential Risks and Complications?​

Like any surgery or operation, there is a risk of experiencing side effects and complications. That is why comprehensive aftercare is essential, and comes as standard at McKeown Medical.

Thankfully, most of the complications are quite minor and self limiting. It is possible for a collection of blood or fluid to develop under the skin which needs to be drained with a needle at your follow up appointments. Much less commonly, it is possible to develop an infection that requires additional treatment with antibiotics.

On rare occasions, there can be some disfunction of the facial nerve, causing weakness on one side of the face. This is usually temporary and recovers over time. It is rare for permanent weakness to persist in the long term.

Book an initial appointment online for your facelift in Glasgow with Dr Russell Bramhall at McKeown Medical.


We offer a non-surgical facelift that is a combination of procedures that restore volume, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and tighten loose or sagging skin around the face and neck area.

Another option is a volumetric facelift. This involves facial fillers being injected into the facial tissue and on top of the bone.

A third option is Profound RF. This procedure stimulates a healing response that generates new collagen formation. This further stimulates the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid – two vital components of youthful skin.

Got questions?

Get in touch with us today to find out if a facelift is right for you!

Are you ready to start your consultation?

Finding the right treatment for you is the most important factor in ensuring that you are on the correct path to achieve the results you desire. Our pre-consultation form helps us to identify your needs and, ultimately, gets you on the right path to achieving your optimal results.

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Dr Darren McKeown

Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Medical Director

Dr Rhona Cameron

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health. approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

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