The Full Facelift


The full facelift is a concept in aesthetic medicine that involves rejuvenation of the entire face and neck. This typically involves a combination of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, each targeting different aspects of the ageing process across various facial areas.

The full facelift is a concept in aesthetic medicine that involves rejuvenation of the entire face and neck. This typically involves a combination of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, each targeting different aspects of the ageing process across various facial areas.

At a glance

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.


Multiple treatments




2 - 3 weeks

Length of results



From £20,000

Patient Testimonials

Hear from our patients about their experience of the full facelift at McKeown Medical.

How It Works

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

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.

Because results matter

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.

Meet our facelift expert

Our resident facelift surgeon, Mr Russell Bramhall, is regarded for his facelifts and blepharoplasties, and strives for an elegant, “invisible” result. Here, he discusses his approach to facelifts.

Patient Reviews

Hear from our patients about their experience at McKeown Medical.

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.


Opting for a full facelift? At McKeown Medical, we take 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.

The full facelift

From £20,000

What to Expect

The procedure

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.

Long-Term Results and Maintenance

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.

Recovery & Aftercare

This patient is just a week out from her facelift surgery so she is still bruised, but you can already see the improvement.

Recovery & Aftercare

We usually recommend that you restrict your activities for at least a couple of weeks after surgery so that you have a chance to make a full recovery as quickly as possible.

When you leave after your procedure you will typically already be experiencing bruising and swelling although this will continue to get worse for the first few days after surgery. We recommend that you try to sleep with your head elevated which will help the swelling drain down. If you fall asleep on one side at night, you will likely find that side to be more swollen in the morning although it should even out again as the day goes on. We also ask you to wash your hair daily during the recovery period and allow the hot soapy water to run over the wound edges: this is an excellent way of keeping the wounds clean.

We will also usually prescribe you a course of 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.We will see you regularly during the recovery period to check that things are progressing as expected. As a minimum, we will see you the day after surgery, then a week later, and another week later followed by appointments at two and six months to check you are happy with the final outcome of your surgery. If you need to be seen more frequently than this, for example if you have any wound healing issues, then we will of course provide that care until we are all satisfied with the progress.

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.

Common Questions

What are the benefits?

The main benefit of the full facelift approach is that it also deals with signs of ageing that can’t be addressed from a surgical facelift alone. For some patients, a surgical lift – which has its main impact on the jowls, jawline and neck (and to a lesser extent the cheek) that provides enough rejuvenation to satisfy them. However, if you want to achieve a more global result – restoring the softness of youth, and healthy, glowing skin, then you will require the additional volume restoration and laser procedures to achieve your desired outcome.

Which anaesthetic is used?

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.

What's the downtime?

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 will I see results?

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.

Your Expert Team

Dr. Russel Bramhall

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Russell Bramhall

Mr Russell Bramhall graduated from Edinburgh University before undergoing extensive training at some of the UK’s most renowned plastic surgery units. Russell’s expertise was further honed through specialist training in Harley Street, where he worked alongside some of the most highly-regarded names in aesthetics.


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.

Some other areas of specialism

Full laser resurfacing

Deep plane face & neck lift

Volumetric Facelift

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