FRENCH LIFT YOUR QUESTIONS
What happens on the day of the procedure ?
When you arrive at the clinic, you will be welcomed and shown to a private room. The procedure lasts one hour. Afterwards, the patient returns to their room with a dressing that holds the skin correctly in place until the following morning. Then a nurse removes the dressing and, if the patient desires, they can have their hair washed and styled too.
What are the after effects of the operation ?
A little swelling and perhaps some bruising is normal in the first week after the operation. Any pain should be minimal although some patients experience a slight numbness. On the seventh day, the patient returns for a consultation so the healing can be monitored. Many patients will find
What is sedation or neuroleptic analgesia ?
t is a technique that requires an anaesthetist to be present. The anaesthetist uses products that mean the patient feels no pain or stress despite not being completely put to sleep.
How much does a consultation cost ?
You only pay for the first consultation. The fee is €100. Follow-up consultations are free of charge.
How long does the procedure take ?
The procedure lasts about one hour.
Is this an in-patient procedure? Do I have to stay in the clinic or can I go home the same day ?
If you have the procedure under a local anaesthetic you may go home the same day if you wish. Patients from out of town or abroad are kept in the clinic until the following morning. If you have a general anaesthetic you must stay in the clinic for the night.
What are self-blocking sutures ?
The FRENCH LIFT technique uses re-absorbable stitches for deep tissue. These self-blocking sutures make the skin firmer and the procedure easier. This method has absolutely nothing in common with gold thread or barbed thread available via the Internet which have no effect in the short or mid
Will I be scarred after the operation ? If so, for how long ?
Your cheeks will probably be bruised and swollen to some degree. This varies from person to person. These effects will disappear rapidly and your social life should only be disrupted for between seven and 10 days.
How long will the FRENCH LIFT last ?
The FRENCH LIFT is a “real” facelift despite the fact it is so non-invasive. It lasts as long as a normal facelift so for several years although it is not possible to give an exact length of time.
I am worried I might look too “stretched” ?
The reduced scar with the FRENCH LIFT guarantees a natural look. It is what comes closest to the gesture of lifting the cheeks with your hands. The procedure does not affect the size or shape of the mouth; however it does lift the marionette lines and improves the naso-labial folds.
Can I wash my hair ?
You should wash your hair from the day after the procedure with a baby shampoo if you want to prevent the Betadine from drying your hair.
Can I colour my hair ?
You can do so before the operation or three weeks after it.
Can I blow dry my hair ?
You can use a hair-dryer immediately after but on a cool setting. A specialist hair stylist can come to the clinic the day after your operation and style you hair if you wish.
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.
From a technical point of view the 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. 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.