Facelift

Medical Name:
Rhytidectomy
Common Name:
Facelift
Estimated Cost:
€ 3,000 – 6,000
Type of Anesthesia:
Local / General
Length of Procedure: 2-4 hours
Down Time: 2 weeks
Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks
Discomfort Level: Moderate

 

What is Facelift?

There’s no escaping it, as we grow older, signs of aging begin to appear especially in the facial area. These include fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, a jowly jawline, and others. A facelift can offer a solution to these problems. Now a facelift cannot keep your face from aging. What a facelift can do is restore a more youthful appearance to your facial appearance. The procedure reduces the appearance of the most visible signs of aging.

During the facelift procedure, excess fat is removed and underlying muscles are tightened and the remaining facial skin is redraped. This results in a firmer and fresher appearance. These results are dramatic or subtle, depending on the current facial appearance. Now since each individual has his or her own unique facial features, the results vary with each individual. Facelifts are considered to be very individualized procedures.

The results of the facelift surgery can last anywhere from five to ten years, this also varies with each patient. As the years pass, your face will continue to age. Those who want to continue presenting a more youthful appearance can choose to repeat the procedure.

Dr. Wim Danau can achieve significant facial rejuvenation results by performing facelift surgery in Belgium. His patients can turn back the hands of time with this procedure, which is designed to reduce the effects of aging, gravity, sun exposure, and stress and to give patients a younger, fresher appearance. Good candidates for facelift surgery include men and women with strong bone structure, supple skin, and realistic expectations. Please continue reading to learn more about facelift with Dr. Wim Danau.

Facelift Procedure

Dr. Wim Danau begins the facelift procedure by making an incision near the temple that continues to behind the earlobe. He then tightens the muscles underlying the skin and removes excess fat and skin. When this is complete, Dr. Danau stitches the incisions closed, making them as discreet as possible. The entire procedure takes about three to five hours to complete and is typically performed while the facelift patient is under general anesthesia. A facelift can be performed on an outpatient basis or at a hospital.

Facelift Recovery

Patients can expect significant bruising and swelling after facelift surgery. However, these signs will dissipate as the face continues to heal. During the first few days following the procedure, the face will be bandaged and the head will need to be kept elevated. Any pain and discomfort can be reduced with medication. Strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two weeks. However, most of our patients are able to return to their normal routines after about 10 days. Any residual scarring from a facelift is typically hidden by the hair or in the natural creases of the face and ears. The scars generally fade with time.

Facelift Risks

Any type of surgery involves some risks, and plastic surgery is no exception. Risks associated with facelift surgery include:

Keep in mind that many of the risks of facelift surgery are minimal and that this particular plastic surgery procedure is considered one of the safest. Dr. Wim Danau will discuss all risks with you at your initial consultation.

Facelift Benefits

With state-of-the-art technology and medical advances, facelift procedures have become more and more effective for those wishing to achieve significant facial rejuvenation. A facelift can:

Although a facelift can’t stop the aging process, it can improve visible signs of aging and take years off the face, improving your appearance and providing a boost to your self-confidence. A facelift procedure combined with a brow lift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or a neck lift can give you an even more complete cosmetic makeover. Other procedures that can be combined with facelift include placement of facial implants and lip augmentation in Belgium.

Contact Your Belgium Face Lift Surgeon

Wim Danau, MD, has extensive experience performing facelift surgery in Belgium. Please contact his offices today to schedule a personal consultation or obtain more information about any of the procedures he performs. Dr. Danau will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to create a highly customized facial rejuvenation plan specifically for you.