Growing older is inevitable. But those signs of ageing on your face? That's something you can do about. Life, stress, work... It all manifests itself in wrinkles and sagging skin from your cheeks to your jawline and neck. Erase those years with a facelift.

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Facelift Basics

  • Surgery: 2 hours
  • Local or general anaesthesia
  • Incision depending on the type of facelift
  • No overnight stay required
  • Recovery: 2 weeks
  • Bandages: 10 days

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Types of facelifts

There are different types of facelifts, which we would like to briefly explain to you below. Of course you do not have to make the choice for a certain type of facial lift yourself, because our doctors will advise you what suits you best.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift, also called an S-lift or weekend facelift, has a rejuvenating effect on the cheeks in particular. It is the ideal way to get rid of hamster cheeks and a sagging jawline. The recovery period for this facelift is very short. There is only minimal swelling afterwards and very few side effects.

'Mini' here actually refers to the minimal scarring and recovery period after the facelift. The procedure is performed under local or intravenous anaesthesia. After the mini lift, you sleep through the anaesthetic at the clinic for a while, but you can go home the same evening. A week later you can resume all your daily activities.

A mini facelift has a lifelong effect

A mini facelift will give you good results for the rest of your life. Of course, this procedure will not stop the ageing process, but you will look 10 years younger than you actually are.

MACS facelift

MACS stands for Minimal Access Cranial Suspension. This means:

  • small scars
  • lift or suspension of the tissues in a vertical direction, i.e. towards the crown
  • fixation with multiple, strong, permanent sutures

In this way, you achieve a long-lasting lift. And it is the method of choice for invisible scars: the tension is subcutaneous, there is hardly any traction on the skin itself. The sagging skin on your neck, double chin and cheeks is corrected subcutaneously and only a small amount of skin is removed.

The tension on the skin and subcutaneous tissues is applied vertically and not horizontally. As a result, your face does not look as if it has been effectively tightened. The MAC lift gives you a younger face with a natural look.

SMAS facelift (and neck lift)

The subcutaneous SMAS tissue (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) actually weighs more than the skin itself. This weight exerts strain on the skin and makes it weaker. By lifting and tightening the SMAS, the skin becomes smoother of its own accord.

The excess skin is only removed once the SMAS has been lifted and fixed in place. The skin is then sutured without any tension. In short, tightening the face without making it look as if it has been tightened.

The result of the SMAS lift, which is also called a deep-plane facelift & neck correction? A rejuvenation that looks completely natural!

A full SMAS facelift with neck correction is still the best option for correcting premature ageing of the skin and sagging facial muscles. Of course, this method requires exceptional surgical skills and extensive experience.

Combined with a neck correction, the SMAS lift is the ultimate way to ensure a beautiful, balanced rejuvenation of your neck and face. Always with a natural look, of course.

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Facelift Belgium

People from Belgium and surrounding countries such as the Netherlands, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain find their way to our clinic in Genk to have this procedure performed in a professional manner. If desired, they can also go to our clinic in Barcelona. Contact us by phone or book a consultation on location.

We are committed to using the most specialised and experienced surgeons, so you can obtain a tighter face in a safe manner. We also attach great importance to providing you with the right information and aftercare.

Would you like to get a good idea of the achievable results of a facelift? Take a look at the facelift before and after pictures. Keep in mind that results vary from person to person. Our doctors can advise you personally about the possibilities.

For whom is a facelift suitable?

A facelift is an option for people who are healthy, do not smoke and do not suffer from any medical condition that interferes with your healing process. This procedure can be perfectly combined with other facial procedures to combat the signs of ageing.

A facelift makes you look younger, without taking away your individuality. You do not suddenly look like someone else. On the contrary, when the facelift is perfectly successful, the people around you will notice that you look better and well rested. Why is that? They don't have to know, of course, if you don't want them to.

Facelift: the procedure

A facelift is performed under general anaesthetic. You are completely asleep and feel nothing of the procedure. The operation takes 2 to 3 hours, but may take longer if additional procedures are required.

If necessary for the best result, drainage tubes are placed under the skin, near your ears. Some tubes may be left in place overnight, while others may remain in place until you return for your first post-operative consultation.

You may need bandages after your operation, the surgeon will decide. In any case, you will stay in the recovery room until you are ready to go home or stay overnight at Wellness Kliniek. We will tailor the operation to each individual, in order to achieve the best possible result.

What can you expect?

Most patients who have a facelift performed return to work after about two weeks. By then, most of the bruising and discolouration will have disappeared.

If this is combined with other procedures, such as fat grafting, the recovery period may be longer. In that case, you should not do any sport for a fortnight and no strenuous exercise for one month. However, it is a good idea to walk around as much as possible after your operation. Naturally, we will provide you with recovery instructions.

It takes about three months before the swelling has gone down and you see the final results. Some parts of your skin will continue to feel tense for 6 to 9 months. After one year, all scars should have faded.

Post-operative lymph drainage can be useful to help the healing process. If this is appropriate for you, the surgeon will certainly suggest it.

It is also essential that you are monitored by your surgeon to detect and treat any possible complications in time. The likelihood of complications is very small. Above all, you will be able to enjoy your new look!

Cost of facelift

At Wellness Kliniek, transparency is a priority. To give you an idea of the cost of the facelift, we have collected the prices for each type of facelift in one convenient overview. These costs include the appropriate aftercare. Take a look at the facelift prices here.


Facelift prices

Facelift consultation at Wellness Kliniek

At Wellness Kliniek, we understand that the choice for a facelift is not an easy one. You want to be well-informed and aware of the achievable results of this procedure, as well as of everything that's involved, from surgery to aftercare. That is why you should always book an obligation-free facelift consultation with us first.

Do you want to tighten your face and look younger again, in a natural way and without looking 'artificial'? Want to feel good about yourself again? Then contact us now for a no-obligation appointment before deciding on a facelift. We will be happy to advise you!

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Why choose Wellness Kliniek?

Easy to book & plan

At the Wellness Kliniek you can book all your appointments, consultations, treatments and operations online. This means you can choose the date that suits you best. The steps are easy to follow and the Intelligent Wizard ensures you are assigned the doctor-specialist with the most expertise related to your treatment. 

N° 1 Private Clinic in Belgium

When the Wellness Kliniek was founded in 1996, it was the first private clinic in Belgium. We were pioneers in private plastic surgery and we are proud of everything we have accomplished so far. The Wellness Kliniek is known for its high-quality service and is one of the most trusted names in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Excellent Service

We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go home straight after my facelift has been performed?
A facelift such as the Minilift, MACS and the neck lift are performed as day surgery and are usually performed under a local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation. This means that you can return home or to your hotel a few hours after the procedure. After a more extensive facelift, such as a SMAS facelift and SMAS neck lift you stay one night at the clinic.
When can I start eating again?
You can already drink something after the procedure. The next day you can eat an easily digestible meal such as cheese with some dry toast.
Do I need to wear a bandage?
Following a Minilift, MACS facelift or neck lift you will be given an elastic bandage. After the first night the nurse will replace the head bandage in the morning with the elastic facelift bandage. This bandage must be worn for between 2 and 6 weeks.
Will I feel any pain after the procedure?
Everyone experiences pain differently. After a facelift you will feel a pulling sensation because the skin and muscles are slightly taut. Usually the area around the ears is also more sensitive. Take the pain medication prescribed for you. The pain will subside after a couple of days.
When can I start taking a shower again?
You can shower again 24 hours after your procedure. However it is extremely important that your face, wounds and the bandage do not get wet. Also make sure that the water is not too hot. This can result in the treated area becoming swollen.

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