I underwent a SMAS face and neck lift at the Formé Clinic

I underwent a SMAS face and neck lift at the Formé Clinic


I underwent a SMAS face and neck lift at the Formé Clinic by the skilled hands of Dr Petr Vasek six days ago. Recovery is as expected - some bruising and swelling, but even so my family and I can already see the improvement as it does look as if Dr Vasek has managed to take years off my appearance.

On meeting Dr Vasek I found him to be a calm, no nonsense and thoughtful surgeon who tells it like it is and was happy to discuss my concerns about the possible pitfalls of a facelift.

At one week off my 50th birthday I knew my face was considerably better than many ladies my age as I have avoided the sun for the past 25 years, used good quality Obagi skincare products and took advantage of having a GP for a sister who kindly provides me with Botox and filler treatments for my birthday and Christmas gifts. Plus, I’ve kept my weight constant since my mid 20’s.

Having said all that, there comes a point when, despite one’s best efforts, juggling a full time job, two children and gravity does begin to take its toll on the mid face region and jaw line and I was hearing just a little too often for my liking comments such as “you look tired” or questions such as “did you not sleep well last night?”.

I raised the matter with my GP sister for her thoughts and I asked her whether perhaps a little filler in my cheeks would help lift the mid face region. She was brutally honest saying that filler would make me look “like an alien” and that what I actually needed was a facelift.

My sister had become familiar with Dr Vasek’s work after having seen a number of his English patients on their return to the U.K. following their surgeries and had been impressed with what she had seen. She advised me that he was the best surgeon for the job and told me the she had complete faith in him. She was right and having now had the opportunity to meet Dr Vasek and have my face and neck lift carried out by him
I fully endorse my sister’ view.

Dr Vasek was honest with me in that he recognised I was not in desperate need of a facelift and advised that I could easily wait a few years before I undertook surgery. I decided to go ahead because I do not want to return to the office in two weeks time and have all my colleagues immediately say “what have you done - you look so different” . What I want is for them to say “wow the holiday has done you good - you look well”. I believe I will get this result because Dr Vasek’s aim is not to pull your skin and muscle back so tightly that you get the classic wind tunnel look. He advised that his aim is always to go for the natural look which is of course what I believe we all want.

In addition to the marvellous Dr Vasek a big thank you should go to the beautiful and highly dedicated team of nurses who looked after me during my two night stay and the equally beautiful and wonderful Dr Vaskova who carried out a very thorough general physical examination prior to surgery to ensure I was in good shape for the operation - her attention to detail was incredibly impressive.

Finally a big thank you to Sabina and Clinic Manager, Maria, for their constant support via email prior to and after surgery. Sabina answered all my questions with impressive speed - she is lovely. Maria has been fantastic liaising with my sister and meeting me on the day of surgery itself.

Thank you again to the entire Formé team.

Dear Flowers, thank you very much for…

FORMÉ Clinic

Dear Flowers, thank you very much for visit our clinic. It was our pleasure to meet you. We wish you a quick and smooth healing and in case of need, we are here for you 24/7. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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