Non-surgical facelift

A signature Phi-Lift is a non-surgical technique developed exclusively by our team that uses a combination of HA-fillers to augment facial beauty enhancing the Phi lines of the Golden Ratio and rejuvenating the face.

Why have a signature Phi-Lift?

Attractive facial characteristics are characterised with natural curves and arcs across the cheekbone and a smooth and regular jawline. An attractive face is wider at the level of the cheekbones and then narrows towards the chin, this is sometimes referred to as the “Ogee” facial curve. With facial ageing, there is a combination of the effects of gravity in a downward direction coupled with loss of facial volume and skin laxity. The ageing process results in loss of the volume around the upper cheeks leading to a less youthful appearance. The skin that was once relatively taught and elastics becomes misshapen with more wrinkles and lines. The Phi-Lift technique enhances facial beauty by augmenting these artistic natural lines that favour facial beauty and attractiveness. Filler injections to the cheeks can restore lost volume, correct volume loss and can create a fuller, more youthful appearance. In addition, fillers can be used to enhance natural curves and emphasise feminine parts of the female face and masculine parts of the male face.

Treatment at a glance

Why

Rejuvenate & increased beautification of your face. Avoids surgical facelift

How

Longer-acting HA-fillers, Apply Phi Golden Ratio to give natural results

Safety

Gold Standard FDA - approved fillers, ‘no-needle cannula technique’ performed by our facial specialist expertise

Duration

18-24 months (exact duration varies from person-to-person)

Filler

Average quantity 6-12 vials of filler

Pain

Special topical anaesthesia with cannula technique. Minimal discomfort

Risks

Mild redness, swelling (5 days), occasional bruising

Recovery

Most patients normal activity the next day

Complimentary techniques

Skin rejuvenation, PRP

Alternative

Long-term surgical enhancement (facelift & neck nift)

What is a signature Phi-Lift?

Developed by a Facial Plastic Surgeon after more than a decade of specializing in facial surgery, the Phi-Lift combines our understanding of boney anatomy, state-of-the-art innovation and artistry. The Phi-Lift is a process of facial rejuvenation that incorporates:

  • SFV Systematic Framework Volumisation: this technology combines our understanding of natural boney anatomy, use of state-of-the-art innovation in technology. Utilises FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler to rejuvenate your face, the type of filler is dependent on location in the face (Only FDA approved products are utilised, (U.S.A regulation approved, the Gold Standard for quality and medical safety).
  • Phi-LIFT technology: Patented device is used to structurally augment along natural bone lines and curves along the lines of the Golden Ratio, this technology reduces the chance of bruising and swelling by 3x to conventional methods.
  • Artistic Natural Lines, every face is unique and treatment must be customised for each individual based on Phi Golden Ratio and individual facial shape. The Phi-Lift does not use a set number of injections or treatments as each treatment is customised to the individual patient.
  • Sculpted facial contouring favour highlight cheekbone area, jawlines and area around the eyes. Contouring the areas of the middle and lower third of the face to favour a heart face shape.
  • The Phi-Lift PLUS technique incorporates skin rejuvenation to improve the quality of your skin by reducing fine lines, pigmentation and dark spots. The Plus technique does require 1-week of downtime.
  • All treatments are completed by an accredited specialist registered with the General Medical Council in the UK.
  • Please note the Phi-Lift technology may not be suitable for all patients, please notify your doctor if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

How is a Phi-Lift performed?

Our team will use a numbing local anaesthesia cream to reduce discomfort from the procedure. The numbing cream is specially made for The Harley Street Face Clinic and was designed in Beverly Hills and manufactured in Germany. After this, a small anaesthetic injection is applied in the already numb area. The dermal filler is then used to augment the cheeks. At The Centre we used ‘fast-healing’ techniques that utilise a cannula to administer the filler for most patients, this results in much less swelling and bruising than older needle-based techniques.

Additionally, dermal fillers can be used on other facial areas at the same time as on the cheeks to give an enhanced natural result. At The Centre we specialize in ‘natural-looking results’ and some patients may require a top-up treatment two weeks after the initial treatment.

Before & After

Real Patient photo gallery

When will I see the results from my Phi-Lift?

At The Centre, you can expect to see relatively ‘instant results’ with our filler treatments. There will be minor swelling after filler treatment that for most patients resolves overnight, often there can be mild swelling for 5-days (in approximately 5%). There is a small possibility, <2% of a minor bruise, this will resolve over a few days. We use the latest in technology to enhance recovery such as ‘no-needle" cannula techniques that enhance recovery. For most patients, the final results of cheek fillers will be evident approximately 5-days after the swelling subsides. With our techniques (cannula based technique, application of filler at deeper levels) and filler choice will last 18 – 24 months, although results may vary from patient to patient.

BeforeAfter

Do the results of a Phi-Lift look natural?

At The Centre, we specialise in natural-looking results. We believe in a natural augmentation of the cheek area. Our aestheticians have pioneered research in the area of facial beauty and this has been published in the mainstream media and multiple TV Channels. We have also developed the application of the Phi Golden Ratio (used in many of the most famous Renaissance paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci) to the human face and we have multiple trained specialists at The Centre to apply the principles of this facial balance and beautification technique. At The Centre we have treated many celebrities and A-listers with these techniques to enhance natural beauty, a term we describe as Beautification of the Face, enhancing the natural Phi Golden Ratio Lines. Of key importance with filler rejuvenation is avoiding excessive filler use as this no longer looks natural or beautiful. The key application of filler in specific areas of the face differs depending on each individual’s facial characteristics. The application of cheek filler is different in masculine and feminine faces. In women, it is focused along the Phi Golden Ratio lines of the cheek. In men, it is focussed along the chin and jawline. If you have already had treatment that has been excessive it may be necessary to dissolve the existing filler or wait for the filler to resolve.

BeforeAfter

This woman in her early 40s had been concerned about changes in her face with age including the sagginess of the middle and lower third of her face and general deterioration in skin quality.

Will I experience any discomfort or pain?

We use a combination of treatments to minimise discomfort, these include the use of a powerful numbing local anaesthetic cream that is specially made for The Centre. We use a State-of-The-Art cannula (no needle) technique to minimise discomfort. We use fillers that have incorporated anaesthetic into the injectable fillers to increase patient comfort.

At The Centre, we use additional numbing and vibration devises that use the Nobel Prize-winning research on ‘The Gate Control Theory of Pain” to minimise discomfort.

At The Centre, we take the above measures to ensure most patients only experience minor discomfort.

Are there any risks or complications?

Studies on the safety of fillers have reported filler treatments as relatively safe with few side effects when completed by trained specialists. Recorded adverse events are usually minor including temporary injection site redness for less than three days. Patients may occasionally report temporary symptoms of redness, swelling, discomfort, lumps-bumpy changes, bruising, itching or change in colour. Infection is very rare however it is important that the treatment is completed in a CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered site and sterile precautions when having filler treatments. At The Centre, all treatments are completed in our specialist Facial Centre on Harley Street. Serious side effects such as damage to the skin (termed Necrosis) or damage to vision have very rarely been reported. Our staff have pioneered the teaching of other doctors to avoid these serious issues in both National and International Conferences since 2012. Fillers are currently lacking from regulation, which remains a controversy in the UK. Precautions can be taken with competent practitioners to avoid these serious complications

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