• Dr Darren McKeown

One Stitch Facelift

Silhouette Soft Lift

We Offer One Stitch Facelift From Our Clinics In London And Glasgow.

The Silhouette Soft Lift is a new procedure designed to lift the skin of the face and neck. The procedure has sometimes been dubbed the ‘one stitch facelift’, although this is technically inaccurate since we normally use two or three stitches on each side of the face / neck to achieve optimal results.

The procedure can be used to lift any part of the face, including the forehead, cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck.

In practice, I find the stitches to be most useful in the lower face and neck, where other non-surgical techniques usually provide less satisfying results.


How Does The Procedure Work?

The procedure begins by first identifying the problem areas of excess skin
and marking out where each suture – or stitch – should be placed.

Some local anaesthetic is then injected to make the procedure a pain free experience. The stitches contain small cones along their length (similar, if you like, to barbed wire) and are inserted using long needles. After the stitches are in place they are then pulled back to re-suspend the skin and soft tissues, whilst the small cones along their length anchor the tissues in their new – more youthful – position.

The benefit of this technique is that it is a truly minimally invasive way of lifting the skin. Previous ‘thread lift’ techniques have used small incisions behind the hairline and behind the ear to insert the sutures and so have been associated with significant bruising, swelling and ‘down time’ afterwards. The Silhouette Soft lift however has no cutting or scarring and very minimal down time – most patients resume normal activities immediately and go back to work the very next day.

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What Happens Afterwards

Immediately afterwards you will have a series of needle marks on each side of the face.

These will remain visible for the rest of the day although most people are able to cover them up the next day with make up. You may experience some bruising and swelling around the sutures, although this tends to be relatively minor and short lived. For up to a week after the procedure it may feel tender around the sutures. If necessary, you can take some simple paracetamol to help with this although most patients do not bother with this step. You will be able to feel the stitches and the anchoring cones beneath your skin especially when you apply your skincare products or make up, although you should not be able to see them.

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One Stitch Facelift

How long do the results last?

The results are expected to last around 18 months, at which point you can – if you wish – have the procedure repeated.

How long do the results last?

The results are expected to last around 18 months, at which point you can – if you wish – have the procedure repeated.

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What Are The Limitations?

The treatment is ideal for typically younger patients who have mild to moderate skin excess.

In older patients who have extensive skin excess the threads are not strong enough to provide a lasting lift and other treatment options may be more appropriate. 

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Dr Darren McKeown

Clinical Research

I published my first paper in a medical journal, the British Journal of Cancer, in 2004 whilst I was still in my final year of medical school. Since then I have continued to work on aesthetic medical research.
Dr Darren McKeown

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“This procedure was totally pain free and I feel like it took 15 years off me.

Every woman needs to have Dr D in their life”

Liz AlemanoA Dr Darren McKeown Client

I can’t believe how quick & easy it was. I am so, so impressed by the results.

Once again Dr D over-delivered on his promises

JRA Dr Darren McKeown Client

Thank you Darren for today, well looked after in your clinic from start to finish and so down to earth and made me feel at ease would highly recommend.

V. ThomsonA Dr Darren McKeown Client

Darren is the only person I trust to touch my face and I am always confident of a superb and natural-looking result and my expectations being honestly managed. Such a stylish and comfortable clinic too with 5 star client service from all his super friendly and glamorous team. Every woman should have a Dr Darren in their lives! Thank you so much.

P. McCallumA Dr Darren McKeown Client

Although extremely apprehensive and never having had any fillers before because of a fear of needles and on ethical grounds, I have to say, I was elated to discover that after going ahead with the treatment, it was as promised, the feeling of a tiny scratch or like a little pin prick. I don’t do pain very well, so it was more than a big deal for me. I was made to feel very welcome and at ease. Darren answered every question honestly and most importantly, I never felt rushed or pressured into anything. I’ll definitely be back! Thanks again.

S. CuerdenA Dr Darren McKeown Client

Fabulous at what he does and a true gentleman. He really cares about his work and patients.

F. Donaldson

Very professional treatment from a very professional doctor. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks Dr Darren. My first time and was made to feel so at ease. Wonderful staff.

J. HollidayA Dr Darren McKeown Client

Darren is a lovely, friendly Dr who instantly makes you feel at ease. Have used a few other cosmetic clinics & definitely think Darren is the best!

D. LaffertyA Dr Darren McKeown Client

Really happy with my lips! Darren is very friendly and made me feel very comfortable as I was quite nervous. Would definitely recommend and will be back in the future!

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