The French lift is a procedure perfected by Dr. Philippe Bellity.
It provides a real solution to sagging cheeks and jowls and is as non-invasive as possible. The procedure is carried out in the clinic under a local anaesthetic and really rejuvenates the face while completely respecting the integrity of the personality. A light anaesthetic (sedation) can also be given if the patient wishes.
This technique is aimed at women whose faces are showing the first signs of ageing. At last there is an alternative for those who refuse to have a face lift but who do not want to let their faces sag.
Basically, it involves a small incision near the ear and in the ear, hidden by the hairline. This means the cheek and jowl can be separated and the sub-cutaneous fatty and muscular structures lifted, giving a natural and lasting result without the skin looking stretched. The technical innovation lies in the use of self-blocking sutures. This makes the procedure easier and ensures lasting results.
The down time simply involves a little swelling and bruising, lasting a week. The result is all the more natural because it does not alter the face’s expression at all – it simply restores it to how it looked five or 10 years earlier.