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What Procedures Can be Combined with a Facelift?

What Procedures Can Be Combined with a Facelift?

“Facelift surgery gives you total facial rejuvenation by repositioning or removing skin, fat, and/or muscles from the face and neck, but in specific cases, pairing of facelifts either with surgical or non-surgical procedures helps enhance the outcomes based on your aesthetic goals!”

  • Did you know that post-COVID, the request for facial plastic surgery/facelift has skyrocketed?
  • Did you know that the adjunctive procedures of facelifting are mainly requested to address areas around the mouth, i.e., perioral areas and nasolabial folds?
  • Did you know that adjunctive procedures are often recommended to offer overall youthful-looking skin by correcting the signs of ageing noticeably on the upper face, around the nose, and mouth?
  • Did you know that the best combinations for your facelift surgery depends on your aesthetic goals?

Facelift surgery, scientifically called rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to smooth and firm the facial skin by addressing the most noticeable signs of ageing. Facelift surgery is enough to correct the static signs of ageing, such as lines at the corners of the mouth, across the cheeks, and along the neck. It is requested chiefly to address the unsightly deep creases that may cause low self-esteem. However, in most cases, the combination of facelifts with adjunctive procedures is suggested to help you achieve facial harmony based on your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Ivo Gwanmesia, MBChB, MRCS, FRCS, is a British and American board-certified craniofacial plastic surgeon at the Harley Health Village and the Welbeck Hospital in Central London.

Dr. Ivo noted that in his practice, he  had seen many patients, both men and women,with noticeable signs of ageing on the cheeks, around their mouths and eyes, and on their forehead that made them older than their actual age and performing facelift alone is not just enough to address the total ageing concerns. However, it is a necessity in most cases to combine the procedure with adjunctive procedures to meet your desired aesthetic outcomes. Dr. Ivo is proud to offer you the most unmatched results assisted by the advanced tools and creativity that allow him to make his patients’ facelift journey easy, comfortable and to achieve the desired outcomes.

What Procedures can be combined with a Facelift?

What procedures can be combined with facelift surgery? The question necessitates a one-on-one consultation in order to achieve custom-tailored outcomes. In this way, it will help you to take the right decision. Moreover, deciding on the right time requires the information in advance, so this write-up will help you plan your facelift procedure accordingly.

Here, Dr Ivo Gwanmesia, a top craniofacial plastic surgeon, shares his most often go-to combos.

  1. Facelift & Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery/ eyelift surgery is the most popular procedure paired with a facelift. About 50 per cent of the time, in Dr Ivo’s office, patients seek a facelift combined with blepharoplasty. Facelift is performed to rejuvenate the lower and mid-face. Moreover, blepharoplasty is performed to rejuvenate the upper portion of the face, as it helps remove excess fat and sagging skin around the upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids. With the paired procedure of facelift and eyelid surgery, you will benefit from an overall refreshed look in a single surgical session.

  1. Facelift and Brow lift

Brow lift or forehead lift is the second most popular procedure combined with a facelift. Like a blepharoplasty, brow lift also helps improve the appearance of the upper face. As we notice that ageing concerns are not just limited to the lower or mid-face but also affect the upper third of the face. However, the combined procedure of facelift with brow lift truly helps meet the desired youthful results by tightening excess saggy skin in the upper third of the face, restoring sagging brows and helps address ageing lines on the forehead.

  1. Facelift and Neck lift

When a neck lift is combined with a facelift, it helps facial rejuvenation both in terms of the mid and lower face, along with addressing the concerns associated with a sagging neck and addressing any discrepancies in one fell swoop. A taut, youthful-looking face can lose attraction due to a sagging neck. Since the neck often ages faster than the face, it is often a requirement to address the neck ageing concerns, with the view to meeting the aesthetic goals of facelift surgery. A neck lift can be performed either alone or in combination with a facelift, based on your aesthetic concerns and desired aesthetic goals. A neck lift tightens and eliminates the excess skin, fat, and/or banding that often forms as we age.


  1. Facelift and Chin implant

Dr. Ivo Gwanmesia says chin implants performed with facelift surgery help achieve improved facial rejuvenation results. Chin implants and facelift surgery can give unmatched outcomes, as enhancing the chin helps achieve better balance and overall harmony in the entire face. Chin augmentation using FDA-approved, synthetic implants on or around the chin is placed help meet the goals of achieving a youthful facial appearance.

  1. Facelift and Fat grafting

Facelifts reposition tissues but do not replace the volume loss that may be required to fill the gap to achieve total rejuvenation. It can be difficult to identify a loss of volume and facial contours. Loss of volume in the lips, is particularly noticeable in women as they get older. Sagging skin in the face, sunken cheeks, the appearance of a turkey neck, and the fold that develops between nose and mouth, known as nasolabial folds, is also linked to volume loss.

Thus, it may be beneficial in some patients to combine a facelift procedure with fat grafting. The fat grafting procedure involves the extraction of fat from the donor site, usually the thighs and abdomen (basically anywhere you have excess fat) via liposuction, treatment of the fat, followed by placement of the fat in areas where volume loss is significantly noticed. Unlike synthetic fillers that are considered temporary, fat grafting gives you permanent results of restoring volume with little risk of rejection or side effects. However, the final results of fat grafting can take anywhere from three to six months to get noticed, as the body reabsorbs 30-50% of fat as a part of the healing response.

  1. Facelift and Botox

Using Botox along with a facelift procedure also helps improve facial rejuvenation results. Using Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® will help relax muscle-causing facial wrinkles and fine lines and addresses concerns associated with primary, noticeable signs of ageing. Botox significantly improves the dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements and is most frequently used to treat lines around the eyes, lips, and forehead. In addition, however, these neuromodulators can be employed to treat the areas not improved by the facelift surgery, such as horizontal forehead lines, glabellar lines (i.e., frown lines), crow’s feet around the eyes, and more.



FAQs about Facelift Surgery

  1. What procedures can be combined with a facelift?

Both surgical and non-surgical procedures can be paired with a facelift if that specific procedure plays a significant role in addressing ageing concerns. However, sometimes a facelift can be combined with Botox or fillers, or it may be combined with facial adjunctive procedures, such as chin implants, brow lifts, eyelift, neck lifts, eyelid surgery, or fat transplantation.

  1. What is the cost of facelift surgery in London?

Facelift is a highly customized surgery as every patient is unique and requires a custom-tailored procedure based on their desired goals and problem status. Although the average facelift cost in London can range from £7,000 to £30,000, it is not necessarily applicable to your case, so you should schedule your appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon.

  1. Should I get a facelift?

If you are not happy with your appearance and the aging process is causing low self-confidence and self-esteem, you should consider a facelift. Firstly, there is no specific age for facelifts as non-surgical interventions can maintain a youthful appearance for a significant number of years. Secondly, facelift surgery is performed not because you are old but because you have started showing noticeable signs of static wrinkles. And ageing signs can appear at any age due mainly to your genetics and lifestyle.

  1. How long do facelifts last?

Facelift results are usually permanent and may last about ten years. Since ageing is a natural process, we cannot entirely stop it. Still, we can turn the clock back with procedures such as facelifts and other rejuvenative surgical and non-surgical procedures. You can maintain a long-lasting effect by following a healthy lifestyle.

If you are looking for a way to address static and dynamic wrinkles in a single session, a bespoke facelift combo will be identified based on your problem areas, expectations, and desired goals.

We invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling Tel: 0207 474 1300 to learn more about facelift surgery in London.




Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.