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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.’
TWS0042 There are many variations on the general theme of today’s face-lifting techniques. In particular, since the refinement of the so called minimally-invasive Rhytidectomy or mini-lifts, there have been “new” versions with abbreviations such as SMAS, MACS, FLICK, etc every few months.