FRENCH LIFT TECHNIQUE
The French Lift 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. From a technical point of view the French Lift 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. As the detachment of the cheek is limited, the recovery period is much shorter and down time only lasts for about a week. The threads are very fine and are rapidly absorbed; there is no need to have them removed. The use of internal, absorbable, self-blocking sutures lifts the deep structures – muscles and fat – giving results that last as long as a classic facelift.
The procedure takes one hour. Two types of anaesthetic are possible: For those who do not want to be put to sleep we offer a local anaesthetic while those who would prefer it can opt for a general anaesthetic to make sure they do not see or feel a thing.
During the consultation the patient’s medical history is examined and their desires and motivations are assessed. Then a joint decision is taken on the most suitable French Lift solution. Each case is unique and a consultation is essential.
Other matters to be arranged include a quote, consent, ordering blood tests, pre and post-procedure prescriptions, setting a date, and providing general and specific information and photographs.