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Signature Phi-Lift (non-surgical facelift/ beautification of face)

A Signature Phi-Lift is a non-surgical technique developed by Dr De Silva. Using a combination of HA-fillers to augment facial beauty, it enhances the Phi lines of the Golden Ratio to enrich beauty and rejuvenate the face.

Why have a signature Phi-Lift?

Attractive facial characteristics are distinguished by natural curves and arcs across the cheekbones, and a smooth, 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, a combination of the effects of gravity in a downward direction, coupled with the loss of facial volume and skin laxity the Ogee curve diminishes. The ageing process results in loss of volume around the upper cheeks leading to a lack of contour and sagging, resulting in a less youthful appearance.

Skin that was once relatively taught and elastic 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. Also, fillers can be used to enhance natural curves and emphasise the feminine parts of the female face and the masculine parts of the male face.

Treatment at a glance


Rejuvenating the face to beautify it; avoiding surgical facelift


Longer-acting HA-fillers; apply Phi Golden Ratio to give natural results


Gold standard FDA - approved fillers; specialist expertise to administer filler with the 'no needle' cannula technique


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


Average quantity 6 - 12 vials of filler


Special topical anaesthesia and cannula technique results in minimal discomfort


Mild redness; swelling for up to 5 days; occasional bruising


Most patients carry on with their normal activities the next day

Complimentary Techniques

Skin rejuvenation, such as PRP


Long-term surgical enhancement (facelift & neck lift)

State-of-the-art Facial Rejuvenation

Developed by a facial plastic surgeon after more than a decade of specialising in facial surgery combines our understanding of bony anatomy, state-of-the-art innovation and artistry to facilitate the Phi-Lift techniques. It is a process of facial rejuvenation that is:

  • A lunchtime procedure with fast recovery and no surgery
  • Minimally invasive (i.e. non-surgical technique)
  • Not painful, requiring no general anaesthetic
  • A Natural-looking result
  • A Systematic Framework Volumisation (SFV) combining our understanding of natural bony anatomy and state-of-the-art technology. SFV utilises FDA- approved hyaluronic acid filler to rejuvenate your face.
  • A unique treatment 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 tailor-made to the individual patient.
  • A technique that incorporates skin rejuvenation to improve the quality of the skin by reducing fine lines, pigmentation and dark spots. This PLUS technique does require 1-week of downtime.
  • Completed by an accredited specialist registered with General Medical Council in the UK.
  • Not suitable for everyone. Please notify your doctor if you are currently pregnant or breast feeding

What does Phi-Lift involve?

Dr. De Silva and his team will use a numbing local anaesthesia cream to reduce discomfort from the procedure. This numbing cream was designed in Beverley Hills and manufactured in Germany, and is specially made for The Centre. 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 use a ‘fast-healing’ technique that utilises a cannula to administer the filler for most patients, this results in 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 specialise in natural-looking results and some patients may require a top-up treatment at two weeks.

Before & After

Real Patient photo gallery

When will I see the results from 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. 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.


Sky News, Kay Burley interviews Dr. Julian De Silva about facial mapping and the Phi-Lift technique

Will I look natural with the Phi-Lift?

We believe in a natural augmentation of the cheek area. The application of the Phi-Lift is different in a masculine and feminine face. In a female face, the focus is along the Phi Golden Ratio lines of the cheek. While in a male’s face, the focus is along the lines of the chin and jawline. At The Centre, we only specialise in natural-looking results.

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 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.

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 registered site (Care Quality Commission) 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. Dr. De Silva has 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. Dr. De Silva has trained his team at The Centre to avoid these unfortunate issues by utilising modern safe and newer techniques.

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