Facelifts used to involve lengthy invasive surgery and months of painful recovery time.Facelifts no longer have to involve lengthy invasive surgery

However, times have changed and now there are fast-track options available, from 60-minute lunchtime lifts for early signs of ageing to thread lifts that treat loose or sagging skin. Many of the most popular procedures can be done in just one visit to the clinic.Years ago the aim of a facelift was to stretch and tighten slack skin. The result was often an unnaturally smooth visage. Now the idea is to refresh and revitalise, with a final look so subtle you can’t tell whether anything has been done at all.

A good facelift makes patients look younger rather than different or operated on. We always say the best results should look as if you’ve had a good night’s sleep. No matter which treatment you opt for, make sure you do your research and find a good surgeon.Never be afraid to ask questions about how much experience they have and read up on all the possible side-effects or complications. Read our guide to everything you need to know about facelifts.