By Rosie Wilson

Dr. Gabriela Mercik, a leading cosmetic doctor on Harley Street, has publicly condemned the promotion of the ‘lunch hour’ facelift, labelling it misleading. Dr. Mercik is a pioneer of the thread lift, the facial treatment that uses threads to provide a lift, and has been hailed as the non-surgical facelift. She is the main teaching doctor for the procedure in the UK.

Dr. Mercik said:

“The message that you can have a facelift treatment and return to work without bruising or needing recovery time is potentially dangerous. Most women will suffer bruising which will take at least 3 days to reduce and need to take time off work. Women should know the truth and be prepared for the trauma and shock to the body. Returning to work or resuming normal activities too soon heightens the risk of infection.”

“The potential to improve our appearance without the need for invasive surgery is exciting, but if a procedure creates a dramatic change, it also creates trauma to the tissues, discomfort and a period of recovery. Women should be informed and prepared for this,” she added.