Facelifts before - after Dr Bellity
Facelifts before – after Dr Bellity

The purpose of this procedure is to treat sagging and drooping skin and muscles of the face and neck. It is not intended to change the shape or appearance of the face. On the contrary, the simple restoration of the various anatomic structures of the face and neck enables the patient to rediscover their youthful looks of earlier times.

We differentiate between three levels which can be treated separately: the forehead, the face and the neck. But generally we treat the whole of the face harmoniously in what is called a cervico-facial lift or a facelift. Forehead lifts have become a rarity since the arrival of Botox.

The muscles and skin are tightened to correct sagging. The skin is then removed as requested but without excessive stretching. It is this double action that creates a natural result because the tightening must not be carried by the skin alone. Excess fatty tissue around the neck and jowl area may also be treated through liposuction.

Other procedures may also be suggested such as laser treatment on the upper lip, “filling” the cheekbones with autologous fatty tissue or an eyelid procedure within the same operation. This can offer a more global and therefore more balanced rejuvenation of the face.


A standard pre-op check-up is carried out as is legally required. A consultation will take place with the anaesthetist no later than 48 hours before surgery. No medication that has aspirin in it may be taken in the 10 days prior to surgery. The day before the operation the patient’s hair is washed and on the day itself, all make-up is carefully removed. It is essential that the patient eats and drinks nothing in the final six hours before the operation.


A cervico-facial lift can be performed under a general anaesthetic or under a local anaesthetic combined with intra-venous tranquillisers (“twilight” anaesthesia). The choice will be made following a discussion between you, the anaesthetist and the surgeon. Hospitalisation: The patient is usually required to stay in hospital for 24 to 48 hours.



The FRENCHLIFT ® was invented by Dr. Philippe Bellity who has been working on minimally invasive solutions for years. It is aimed at men and women experiencing the first signs of sagging jowls and has become, over the last few years, the alternative to a facelift. FRENCHLIFT ® offers many advantages : it is very effective in lifting the cheeks and jowls and recreating the oval line of the face. It respects the entire personality of the face without stretching the skin excessively or deforming the mouth. Scaring is kept to a minimum, and the scars are hidden inside the ear and at the side of it, the recovery period is much shorter (about a week. The results last as long as a classic facelift.



Dr. Bellity is equipped with the new innovation by Urgo laboratories, UrgoTouch : A unique laser technology for all those who want a more beautiful scar after their surgery cosmetic surgery. Treatment of the scar with the UrgoTouch laser is performed in the operating room at the end of the procedure once the surgical suture is complete. Still under anesthesia, you will not experience any pain.