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Dr. Bong's Exclusive Signature Facelift

The 3D Ultimate Liquid Face Lift is one of the most advanced non-surgical facelifts with dermal fillers – pioneered by our cosmetic doctor – Dr Kieren Bong.

This is Dr Bong’s signature treatment and is renowned worldwide. Patients have flown in from as far as Canada and Monaco to have this transformational treatment. In broad terms, the 3D Ultimate Liquid Face Lift treatment (coined ‘the Glasgow Lift’) can be undertaken to accomplish any of the following:

1. Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features

2. Reduced wrinkles, creases or folds

3. Restoration of natural, curved facial contours

4. A more rested, energetic and youthful look

Pioneer of a Revolutionary Technique

Dr Bong invented this remarkable technique in 2012, and it has since been one of his signature treatments, having carried out this procedure in over 40 countries. During this 30 minutes treatment, Dr Bong carefully sculpts and contours your face with a blunt-tipped instrument.

In some patients, the goal is to lift the entire face and reduce the appearance of the jowls. In others, it is to lift or contour specific facial features. Also, eye bags can be masked under the eyes using this technique; jowls can be lifted and softened; the natural shape can be restored to flattened cheeks, or temple areas and corners of the mouth can be lifted.

3D liquid Facelift


Our 3D Liquid Facelift before and after pictures are taken with no special lighting or touch-ups to show true before and after impact. The clients below have kindly agreed to show their results, which they are immensely pleased with.

Frequently Asked Questions

This non-surgical procedure conducted in our Glasgow clinic has none of the usual risks associated with surgery, such as the risk of anaesthesia, risk of bleeding, risk of infection, need for stitches, risk of scarring and risk of blood clots. In addition, it is a more natural look than a surgical option, more affordable and has no downtime.

We believe in the importance of a strong doctor-patient relationship, so Dr Bong will conduct your consultation and treatment, including in-depth facial analysis.

This remarkable dermal filler treatment was pioneered and perfected by Dr Bong and is now renowned worldwide. It involves using premium soft tissue fillers to sculpt and contour the entire face, usually in combination with BOTOX®. The dermal fillers we use are a group of 2nd generation dermal fillers that provide more enduring results. Each dermal filler has unique attributes that work in their particular way to contour specific areas of the face. In general, dermal fillers replace lost volume in the face. Precisely placed, the dermal fillers can be used to lift or contour any number of facial features.

In some patients, the goal of the 3D Ultimate Liquid Face Lift is to lift the entire face. In others, the goal is to lift or contour specific facial features. Also, eye bags can be masked under the eyes using this technique; jowls can be lifted and diminished; the natural shape can be restored, and corners of the mouth can be lifted. In addition, patients with a flat or poor mid-face shape can improve the balance of their face with this treatment. Also, patients with deformities of the cheeks either from birth or from injuries can achieve significant improvement without the pain, risk and recovery associated with surgery.

Using specialist 2nd generation dermal fillers offers long-lasting improvement for approximately 18-24 months. Repeat treatments are recommended every 12-18 months to maintain the desired results.

The initial consultation will determine the treatment goals, note any associated abnormalities or asymmetry and plan the optimum procedure to achieve the ideal result for each patient. First, a local anaesthetic injection ensures the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Specialist 2nd generation dermal fillers is then injected with a blunt-tipped instrument (see the next question) into the deep tissues to improve the contour, shape and symmetry.

Dr Bong’s revolutionary technique and a keen eye for aesthetics mean that the results are natural and age-appropriate.

While traditionally, soft tissue fillers have continuously been injected using sharp-tip needles, a new alternative to using needles is using blunt-tipped cannulas. Although there is a role for both injection methods, the cannula offers some excellent benefits to patients.

  1. Sharp needles can pierce veins and arteries beneath the skin. Since blunt cannulas push aside any arteries and veins encountered beneath the skin, there is a reduced risk of bleeding and bruising.
  2. Sharp tip needles use a very thin, short, sharp needle to inject dermal fillers. Multiple injection points are required when using needles, which can increase the risk of hitting a vein. If a vein is hit with a needle, there is a higher chance of bruising after the procedure.
  3. Sharp tip needles may also result in trauma to the skin, causing swelling.

Cannulas have a hollow bore, like needles, allowing the filler to pass through into the tissue. However, cannulas have a rounded, blunt end instead of sharp tip-like needles. It is a bit like a long needle, but the tip is blunt. The process involves numbing the skin with ice and injecting a small amount of local anaesthetic beneath the skin with a tiny needle. When the skin is numb, a needle is used to pierce the skin, and then the cannula is threaded into the puncture site, sliding along the natural planes of tissue, providing access to a large area for filler placement.

The result:

  1. Less Pain During Treatment – Being injected multiple times with sharp needles can be painful. Still, while it may sound a bit uncomfortable to have a cannula beneath your skin, there is minimal discomfort. Patients often note that they experience a strange “pushing and tugging” feeling, but there is very little pain. Fewer pokes with needles also reduce the amount of pain, even when multiple areas of the face are being treated.
  2. Decreased Risk of Bleeding and Bruising – Sharp needles can pierce veins and arteries beneath the skin. Since blunt cannulas push aside any arteries and veins encountered beneath the skin, there’s a reduced risk of bleeding and bruising.
  3. A Safer Option – When using needles for filler injections, one of the scariest potential complications is accidentally injecting filler into an artery, which can cause tissue death. In extremely rare cases, blindness has occurred. Cannulas do not pierce arteries, offering a much safer option for patients.
  4. Minimal Downtime – Since needle-injected fillers can cause swelling and bruising after the procedure, they often have some social downtime. Since the cannula injection method cuts down on swelling and bruising, there is minimal downtime post-procedure.
  5. Precision – With blunt-tipped cannulas, fillers can be injected more accurately, reducing the amount of filler needed to achieve the desired results.
  6. Greater Flexibility – A much larger surface area can be treated with just a single injection site when using the cannula method, making it possible to get more done with fewer injection points.

This procedure is virtually pain-free. Minimal discomfort is expected during the treatment, and bruising is not common. Treated areas may feel tender for the first three days. Most of our patients are surprised to experience virtually no pain at all – because Dr Bong knows all the tricks and secrets of injecting the least uncomfortably.

You will be given a local anaesthetic injection directly into or around the treatment area during the procedure.

Improvement in the shape and contour of the face will be seen immediately, with the overall result continuing to improve over the following 2-4 weeks.

Side effects from this treatment are mild and usually include injection-related side effects such as slight redness and mild swelling. Bruising is not common. Generally, these side effects dissipate within a few hours or days.

A 3D Ultimate Liquid Face Lift can be performed on the entire or part of the face. Price will vary depending on the desired procedures and degree of contouring and sculpting.   However, as a guide (and this will depend on how comprehensive a treatment plan you would like), the price starts from around £1100, although a typical case is around £1400-£1700.  As this treatment is unique to each individual, depending upon various factors, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr Bong to get an exact cost. 

Maintenance costs usually decline over time, and maintenance is often a fraction of the cost of the original procedure (mainly if you maintain the results regularly). Over time, it is common to need less product and fewer touch-up treatments to maintain results.

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If you are a new patient, a booking fee will be taken when you make your appointment.  Please read our full terms and conditions here.

We respect that your time is valuable, and we appreciate that you understand ours is too. Unfortunately, if appointments are cancelled or rescheduled at short notice, or if you do not attend an appointment, we cannot allocate your appointment slot to someone else; however, we still have overheads and staff salaries to pay. Please read our full terms and conditions here.

Please note for all patients, a £50 fee will be charged if you cancel or reschedule ANY appointment (including appointments which do not require an upfront deposit, such as a ‘check-up’ or review appointment) less than 48 hours before the appointment time. Patients who have pre-purchased a course of treatment will forfeit one of the treatments instead of paying this fee.

Late arrival to your appointment may result in reduced treatment time or the forfeiting of the appointment. We will endeavour to ensure that your appointment runs on time. However, for reasons beyond our control, we may need to cancel or postpone your appointment at short notice. In this unlikely event, we will try to contact you in advance. We do not offer compensation if we cancel or postpone your appointment.

Please read our full terms and conditions here.

To help our patients minimise the chance of losing their deposit or pre-paid treatments, we issue text reminders a minimum of 48 hours ahead of appointments. Patients should be aware that there may be reasons beyond our control, meaning that the text message does not reach them. Patients should diarise themselves when making follow-up appointments and not rely solely on the text message from the clinic as a reminder.

I flew all the way from Canada to see Dr Bong and I was not disappointed. I had the non-surgical liquid facelift (aka 'Glasgow Lift') and I honestly think I look 10 years younger. Literally 10 years younger! I had no bruising, no swelling and the treatment was completed within 30 minutes. It was like magic! Thank you Dr Bong!

I saw Dr Bong on YouTube and researched him for one year before I went to Glasgow to see him. I am so happy! I wanted to look younger but natural. My husband thinks I look wonderful. I am so happy I chose Dr Bong. He is an artist and a true expert in his speciality.

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