Mr Muhammad Riaz has (for the fourth year running) been voted top of his class for Facelifts, especially the amazingly new and less invasive R-Facelift.
It’s taken two-and-a-half years to perfect the technique, but Riaz’s R-Lift facelift is proving popular. ‘Since I launched it, I’ve done nothing else,’ he says. That’s because it’s far less invasive than traditional facelifts. Here, the skin is not lifted – instead, he makes an R-shaped incision at the side of the face, along the hairline and behind the ear.
Removing excess skin and pulling it tight (he uses deep, looped stitches that gather the underlying muscle) keeps things looking seamless. The result? Previously jowly faces become triangular, and in men it slims the face nicely while bringing out lost cheekbones.
There’s little in the way of bruising and no bleeding whatsoever. ‘Within a week, everything has healed,’ claims Riaz. ‘It’s minimal treatment, maximum confidence.’
There are many questions you might ask yourself when you look in the mirror.
Questions such as 'Did my chin always sag like that?' and 'Where did that bulge come from?. But these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to considering surgery. The questions for that journey are far weightier, and the answers are not always clear-cut. So here's what you need to know before you set off. Your surgeon must be on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register. This means that he or she has trained to consultant level and can work from a private hospital.
They should also be a member of their specialist association: this might be the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) or equivalent. Not sure? Ask. And do your homework: the latest edition of the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide celebrates not only the newest, niftiest ways to reclaim your face and your figure, but also applauds those surgeons, doctors and nurses whose skills have stood the test of time. (Much like this guide: we might not look it, but we're 10 years old.) Done properly and safely, cosmetic surgery and its non-invasive alternatives can make you look and feel like 'you' again - and that is empowering. As is being prepared.