The Full Facelift

The Full Facelift



What can help?

As we age, the face changes in many different ways – which is why no single procedure alone can rejuvenate the entire face. The entire facial skeleton – including all bones of the face – is gradually reabsorbed as the years pass by, resulting in a loss of support for the soft tissues of the face. There is a loss of fat from below the skin, resulting in the loss of youthful softness. The surface of the skin becomes rough, with disrupted pigments appearing, which results in the loss of a youthful complexion. In order to address these issues comprehensively, we design a bespoke package of treatments normally delivered by a number of specialists in our team, each of whom has their own niche specialisms to deliver the most effective and natural results. 

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

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Before & After

Here are some examples of our facelift treatments on our patients, all performed at McKeown Medical. Every patient is unique, and during our consultation process, we work with you to develop a bespoke treatment plan based on what you want to achieve. We are truly proud of these results and the incredible outcomes we deliver for our patients.

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Lorna's Story

Deep Plane Facelift

One of our patients who underwent a deep plane facelift, with liposuction under the chin, and full face skin resurfacing.
One of our patients who underwent a deep plane facelift, with liposuction under the chin and facial volume restoration.

Liz's Story

Deep Plane Facelift

Meet Our Facelift Expert

What Can I Expect In The Procedure?

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Patients can expect a comprehensive approach to address ageing signs during the full facelift procedure. Our expert surgeons meticulously work to remove excess skin and tighten loose skin, often focusing on specific areas such as the jowls, cheeks, and neck.

The deep plane type of face lift surgery we offer varies considerably from a mini facelift, which is less invasive but less effective, to a more extensive procedure that involves both the face and neck lift. The facelift procedure aims for a natural, youthful look and is usually complemented with other cosmetic treatments for enhanced results.

The reason we offer the deep plane facelift is that it offers the most effective, natural and long-lasting results. After surgery, you will always have less excess skin than if you hadn’t had the procedure performed. That being said however, your face will continue to age and so you will likely need additional treatments to manage the new signs of ageing as they develop.

To maintain these results, patients are advised to follow a healthy lifestyle and proper skincare regimen, including regular sun protection. Long-term maintenance might also include minor touch-up procedures or non-surgical treatments like muscle relaxing injections or laser skin rejuvenation, as recommended by your plastic surgeons. It is important to have realistic expectations regarding the longevity of the results of cosmetic procedures, as the natural ageing process will continue post-surgery and maintenance is the norm if you want to get the most out of your treatment.

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions



Most of our surgical procedures are performed under local anaesthetic, which helps to reduce some of the risks associated with surgery. This means you are free to go home immediately after your treatment, although you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult for the first 24 hours after your surgery. Most non-surgical procedures do not require any anaesthetic at all, although some may have a topical anaesthetic cream applied just before treatment to enhance comfort. 

The Full Facelift
The Full Facelift

By employing a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation, a more significant rejuvenation can be achieved. By tailoring the procedures to your specific issues, we can target the things that matter most to you, and our doctors’ team approach helps ensure that the person doing each part of your treatment plan is a specialist in each procedure. 

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The surgical part of the full facelift will normally require a two to three-week initial recovery period, depending on the extent of your surgery. You can read more about the recovery process on our blog here. The non-surgical aspects, which are normally performed after you’ve healed from surgery, typically do not have any downtime other than some mild swelling and bruising that can usually be camouflaged. 

When you are planning a full facelift, it is best to see it as an evolution – a process whereby you will see incremental results as you heal from each component. Although you will see some immediate improvements after surgery, these will generally improve for up to six months as the remaining subtle swelling continues to resolve and the impact of the non-surgical procedures takes place. When you have reached your desired results, we recommend you continue on a light maintenance plan to maintain the effects. This may involve a couple of visits per year for some BBL skin treatments and light injectables to stop the wrinkles from recurring. 

The Full Facelift
The Full Facelift

Full Facelift Treatments performed by


Mr Russell Bramhall

Mr Russell

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Russell Bramhall is 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.

Dr Darren McKeown

Dr Darren McKeown

Medical Director

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.

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Dr Rhona Cameron​

Aesthetic Doctor

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 of facial skin and enhancing skin health. approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

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Choose McKeown Medical For Expert Care

Opting for a Full Facelift? McKeown Medical clinic means choosing a comprehensive approach that combines surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation methods. This modern technique focuses on restoring facial volume and addressing ageing signs in the lower face and neck, resulting in natural and harmonious results. The clinic, known for its personalised care and expert team led by Dr McKeown and Mr Russell Bramhall, ensures a comfortable experience with a focus on natural looking rejuvenation.

Recovery And Aftercare

We usually recommend that you restrict your activities the day of surgery and several days afterwards.

During the first few weeks, patients can expect to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which gradually will subside. It’s important to keep the head elevated, even while sleeping, to help the swelling drain down and to avoid any strenuous activities that could strain the surgical sites. Your surgeon will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your healing. We will also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Usually, simple paracetamol is the only pain medication that our patients need. It is rare for us to have to prescribe anything stronger than this.

Following our guidelines and aftercare is key to ensuring a successful recovery. This period is not only about the physical healing process but also about allowing the subtle transformations of the facelift surgery to settle in and for you to deal emotionally with the change to your appearance.

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See for yourself, just what the clinic can do


Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.


Take a look at some of your most frequently asked questions about the full facelift.

A full facelift is a comprehensive facial and neck rejuvenation process encompassing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including surgical face and neck lifts, eyelid surgery, injectables like fillers, and laser treatments for skin rejuvenation. The specific combination of these procedures is determined based on the patient’s anatomy and ageing concerns, ensuring a personalised approach to facial rejuvenation.

The cost of a full facelift varies depending on the extent of the procedures involved. Typically, a face and neck lift costs around £12,000, while a face and neck lift with deep anterior neck reduction is priced at £15,000. If you add in additional procedures like eyelid surgery, volume replacement or laser skin rejuvenation, the package price for a full facelift may be in the region of £20,000 – £25,000.

The longevity of a full facelift’s results can vary, but generally, the effects are long-lasting. After a surgical facelift you will always have less excess skin than if you never underwent the procedure and in that regard the results are permanent. However, your face will continue to age and so you will likely want to undergo additional – more minor – procedures to maintain the results as you get older. Maintaining a healthy skincare routine and lifestyle, avoiding direct sun exposure, is important to maximise the duration of the facelift surgery.

The ideal age for a facelift largely depends on individual ageing patterns and personal goals. Generally, most of our facelift patients are in their 50s and 60s. Before this age, many of the signs of ageing can be more easily managed with less invasive, non-surgical treatments. Beyond this age, surgery can still be performed, depending on your general health.