Discover how to enhance your natural beauty and restore your youthful facial features. You feel young and vital, and of course you want to keep looking that way. With a mini-facelift or facelift, this is possible.

Price: 4995

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

Facelift in Belgium

Facelift is in the top 5 most frequently performed treatments at Wellness Kliniek. With a range of types of facelift procedures, the specialised doctors know the right method to use for the most beautiful results. Wellness Kliniek offers ISO 9001 certification. Certification focuses on the quality of plastic facelift surgery, safety of care, aftercare and patient satisfaction.

Facelift before and after photos.

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Safe facelift at Wellness Kliniek

Wellness Kliniek has been number one on the list of clinics tested by WhatClinic for years. The survey was conducted among European clinics offering facelift surgery. Wellness Kliniek is at the top in Europe. Facelift is offered both at the clinic in Genk, Belgium and Barcelona, Spain.

The clinic relies on the most specialised and experienced surgeons, so you choose a tighter face in a safe way. We also attach great importance to providing the right information and aftercare.

What does a facelift cost?

Transparency is of paramount importance at Wellness Kliniek. To give you an idea of the cost of the facelift, we have therefore collected the rates for each type of face lift in one handy overview. These costs include precaution, aftercare and VAT. We'll tell you more about the different types of facelift in a moment. Of course, the best option that suits your needs and face will be discussed during the no-obligation consultation with the surgeon.

Mini Facelift 4995
MACS Facelift 6295
MACS Facelift + Neck lift 7100
Deep Plane Facelift SMAS 9250
Deep Plane Facelift SMAS + neck lift 12950

All prices are including VAT.

Facelift prices

Facelift: Next Day Surgery Service

Wellness Kliniek receives men and women from all over the world for facelift treatments. Those who like to schedule consultation and treatment on consecutive days use our Next Day Surgery Service free of charge. A well-coordinated and free service that saves clients travel time and travel expenses.

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When to choose a facelift?

A facelift is a good choice if you have sagging skin in the lower 2/3rds of your face and your jawline has also become less tight. A first facelift, mini-facelift, is often considered around the age of 40 with touch-ups every 7-10 years on average thereafter.

A first facelift, when you are a bit older is of course also possible. Then it is best to opt for a Deep Plane facelift, as the muscles of your face are more sagging.

There are different types of facelifts, which we would like to briefly explain to you below. Of course, you don't have to make the choice for a particular type of facial lift yourself, as the doctors will advise you what suits you best.

Below, we tell you about the different types of facelift.

Mini Facelift

The mini facelift is a popular procedure among young women. The average age at Wellness Kliniek is 44.

A mini facelift, also called an S-lift or weekend facelift, is designed to improve mild to moderate facial sagging. The recovery period for this facelift is very short, which is why it is also called a weekend facelift. Only minimal swelling is seen afterwards and very few side effects.

'Mini' also refers to the minimal scarring after the facelift.

The procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic. After the mini lift, you will sleep through the anaesthetic in the clinic for a while, but the same evening you will be allowed to go home. A week later, you will resume all your daily activities.

Your mini-lift in 3 steps

  1. In the S-Lift surgical technique, the surgeon usually makes small S-shaped incisions at the front of each ear, which are discreet and well hidden. These incisions are less extensive than those in a MACS or Deep Plane SMAS facelift.
  2. Next, the surgeon lifts and repositions the underlying facial tissues (fat and muscle). This helps address sagging and restore a more youthful contour to the face.
  3. In a third stage, excess skin is removed, and the incisions are carefully closed with sutures.

A mini lift has a lifelong effect
A minilift gives good results for the rest of your life. You are turning back the clock a bit. Of course, this procedure does not stop the ageing process but you will look 10 years younger than you actually are.

MACS facelift

The MACS facelift is more popular among people over 50. Your skin is already a bit saggier and the muscles in your face are no longer as tight either.

A MACS Facelift is designed to address more advanced effects of gravity on your skin and muscles. This method is therefore also called the 'vertical facelift' because of the way the surgeon lifts up the tissues of the face.

The tension on the skin and subcutaneous tissues is applied vertically rather than horizontally. As a result, your face does not look like it is being effectively tightened. The so-called wind tunnel effect, because you don't want that. The MACS lift gives you a younger face with a natural look.

Your MACS lift in 3 steps

  1. The surgeon makes incisions in front and sometimes behind the ear, and in the hairline.
  2. The surgeon lifts your muscles and fat subcutaneously in a vertical direction, towards the crown that is, and secures them with multiple, firm, permanent sutures.
  3. In the third stage, the surgeon removes excess skin and closes the incisions.

A MACS lift gives a long-lasting lift
MACS stands for 'Minimal Access Cranial Suspension'. With this surgical technique, you achieve a long-lasting lift. And it is the method to ensure minimal visible scarring. Because the tension is subcutaneous, there is barely any traction on the skin itself.

Deep Plane facelift / SMAS facelift (and neck lift)

The Deep Plane facelift is extremely suitable for men and women over the age of 55. The average age at Wellness Clinic is 59.

With a Deep Plane facelift, the deeper layers of your face are also treated. This technique is suitable for men and women who show significant signs of ageing and aim for a comprehensive rejuvenation of the entire face, for a fresher and more youthful appearance.

If you qualify for a Deep Plane facelift, you are likely to have a sagging neck and eyelids as well. Therefore, the procedure is often combined with a SMAS neck lift and correction of upper and lower eyelids.

The Deep Plane facelift is also known as the SMAS lift. SMAS stands for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System and points to the subcutaneous (SMAS) tissue that is lifted in this procedure. The surgical technique, under anaesthesia, is done in 4 steps.

Your Deep Plane SMAS Facelift in 4 steps

  1. The plastic surgeon places precise incisions, around the ear, in the hairline and sometimes under the chin. The scars are hidden in the natural folds of your face, so you hardly notice them later. The incisions give the surgeon access to the deep tissue layers, to restore them to your youthful appearance.
  2. The second stage is tissue separation. The surgeon creates space between the deep tissue layer, known as the Deep Plane and the SMAS (Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System) tissue layer.
  3. Next, the repositioning of the deep layers in your face is done. The deep tissue layer (Deep Plane) and the SMAS are gently repositioned and tightened to rejuvenate your face.
  4. In the fourth stage, excess skin is removed, and the incisions are carefully closed with sutures

A Deep Plane facelift provides comprehensive rejuvenation
Ageing signs are significantly reduced and you enjoy radiance and rejuvenation throughout the face, for a super fresh look. You will enjoy permanent results for years.

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Forehead lifts

Lifting the forehead and eyebrows with a facelift or surgical procedures is a thing of the past because of the emergence of B***x. B***x offers a non-surgical alternative by relaxing muscles, naturally lifting the eyebrows and fading wrinkles. This treatment is effective, safer and has less recovery time than invasive surgery.

Frequently asked questions about facelift

Who is a facelift suitable for?

A facelift is suitable for people who want to reduce signs of ageing in the face, such as wrinkles, sagging skin and loss of definition. Typical candidates are usually aged 40 and above. It is important to have realistic expectations. The consultation with the plastic surgeon will assess whether you are a suitable candidate for a facelift. Together with the surgeon, you will discuss which type of facelift will give the best results. Get personalised information and book a personal consultation.

Facelift before and after: what can I expect?

A facelift makes you look younger but it does not take away your individuality. You don't suddenly look like someone else. On the contrary, when the facelift is perfectly successful, people around you notice that you look better and well-rested. Why this is so? Of course, they don't need to know that if you don't want them to. Curious about results possible with a facelift? Check out the facelift before and after photos.

How does facelift surgery work?

The exact procedure depends on the type of facelift. Basically, a facelift is performed under anaesthesia. So you are completely asleep and feel nothing from the procedure. The operation takes 2-3 hours but may take longer if additional procedures, such as eyelid correction and neck lift, are desired. On this page, you can read all about the different facelift surgery techniques, including the steps performed during the particular procedure.

What are the risks and complications of a facelift?

Risks of a facelift include infection, bleeding, scarring, necrosis and temporary numbness. Most complications are temporary. Your surgeon will inform you about these at the consultation.

How can I prepare for a facelift?

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions, but in general, you should stop smoking and avoid certain medications before surgery. Before treatment, you will be given personalised instructions, both for the precaution and aftercare of your treatment.

What are the different types of facelifts?

There are different types of facelifts, including a traditional facelift, a facelift with neck lift, a mini-facelift, a MACS lift, an S-Lift, the Weekend lift, a Deep Plane and SMAS facelift and a thread lift. Each variant has a different budget and addresses specific ageing problems.

What is the best facelift?

A great facelift is a natural facelift. A SMAS lift, also known as a Deep Plane Facelift, requires great expertise and precision from the plastic surgeon, but the result is worth it. As such, it is often considered the best facelift, or the one with the most effect.

The subcutaneous SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) tissue actually weighs more than the skin itself. So that weight, so to speak, stresses the skin causing it to sag. By lifting and tightening the SMAS subcutaneously, the skin naturally becomes smoother.

We remove the excess skin only when the Deep Plane tissue layer and the SMAS (subcutaneous muscles) are lifted and fixed. The skin is then sutured without any tension. In short, tightening the face without looking like it has been pulled taut.

What is the difference between a MACS and Deep Plane facelift?

There are a number of differences between the MACS and Deep Plane facelift.

1. Depth of tissue layer:

  • Deep Plane facelift: Includes repositioning the skin, muscle and fat under this deep layer for a more thorough rejuvenation.
  • MACS facelift: The MACS facelift is less invasive and targets the Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System (SMAS) and skin, which is a shallower layer of tissue.

2. Purpose of the facelift

  • Deep Plane facelift: This technique is suitable for men and women who show significant signs of ageing and aim for a comprehensive rejuvenation of the entire face.
  • MACS facelift: The MACS facelift aims to improve the signs of ageing in the lower half of the face and is more suitable for people with moderate ageing symptoms.

3. Invasiveness:

  • Deep Plane facelift: This procedure is generally more invasive and complex because of the deeper layer of tissue being treated.
  • MACS facelift: It is a less invasive option with shorter recovery time and shorter scarring.

The choice between a Deep Plane facelift and a MACS facelift depends on individual needs, degree of ageing and the intended result. A consultation with a plastic or maxillofacial surgeon is essential to determine the right procedure based on your specific situation

Experience with Deep Plane facelift? Results

The result of the SMAS lift, also known as a deep-plane face and neck lift, is a rejuvenation that looks completely natural!

A full SMAS facelift with SMAS neck correction is the best option to correct ageing skin, sagging facial muscles and subcutaneous connective tissue. Of course, this method requires exceptional surgical skills and extensive experience of the plastic surgeon. Facelift before and after photos show the results of the procedure.

Can I go home immediately after my facelift?

A facelift - like the minilift, the MACS lift and the neck lift - is done during a day surgery and is usually performed under local anaesthesia or under sedation. This means you can return home or to your hotel just a few hours after the procedure. After a larger facelift, such as a SMAS facelift and SMAS necklift, you will stay in the clinic for one night.

Recovery facelift, what can I expect?

Most people return to work after facelift surgery about two weeks later. This is because at that point, most of the bruising will have disappeared.

It is best not to exercise for a fortnight after your facelift and not to do any strenuous exercise for one month. However, it is good to keep moving as much as possible. Of course the plastic surgeon will inform you about the rules of life that apply to your operation.

It will take about three months for the swelling to disappear completely and for you to see the final results.

Does a facelift leave scars?

The plastic surgeon places incisions where they are least noticeable. Scars fade after 12 - 18 months, so they are virtually invisible later.

Should I wear a bandage after a facelift?

A facelift bandage helps for a tight jawline. A facelift bandage is worn after surgery to reduce swelling, support the skin and promote the healing process for optimal results. A facelift bandage is worn from 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the type of facelift.

When can I eat and drink after a facelift?

You will be able to drink immediately after the treatment. It is best to wait a little longer before eating. The next day start with an easily digestible meal such as cheese and rusks. If you have trouble chewing food, it is best to prefer liquid food for a few days. Of course, the doctor will inform you in advance about what you may and may not eat.

When can I shower after a facelift?

You may shower again 24 hours after the treatment. It is important that the face, wounds and bandage remain dry. Also, the water should not be too hot, as this causes your blood vessels to swell.

When can I drive after a facelift?

You can usually drive and ride a bike again after 2 weeks. Wait until the stitches are removed or dissolved. It is important that you are healed, that you can move comfortably and are not hampered by medication. Always consult with your surgeon, follow the guidelines and observe safety before getting behind the wheel or on a bike again.

Other tips and living rules after facelift?

Of course, the doctors at Wellness Kliniek will inform you in detail about the living rules and guidelines after the facelift treatment. After all, these may depend on the specific procedure.Here are some general points.

  • Wearing lenses after a facelift? Better wait a few weeks to avoid pressure on the treated area.
  • Drinking alcohol after the operation? It is better if you do not drink alcohol in the first weeks after the treatment (and also do not use blood-thinning medicines!), as this increases the risk of unwanted complications, such as haemorrhaging and haematomas.
  • Smoking after facelift? Smoking is less healthy anyway, but especially in the first 4 to 6 weeks before and after the treatment, you should not smoke to avoid complications, such as poor wound healing.
  • In the sun after facelift? We recommend smearing with a high factor (50 SPF) in the first 18 months after treatment is necessary.Protect the scars so they do not discolour.Preferably, stay out of the sun (even with sunscreen) as much as possible during the first 3 months and do not go under a sunbed.
Should you sleep upright after a facelift?

Many people think they have to sleep upright after a facelift. Fortunately, this is not the case and you can simply lie in bed. A few pillows can help the sleeping position, and thus recovery. If you lie on your back with your head well supported, you will experience the least amount of swelling. So sleeping on your back after a facelift is better than sleeping on your side or stomach.

Does a facelift treatment hurt?

The treatment itself is performed under anaesthesia and does not hurt. The discomfort afterwards varies from person to person.You will usually experience a temporary pulling sensation, as the skin and muscles are under slight tension. The pain will subside after a few days. Until then, you can take painkilling medication.

Will I lose feeling in my face because of a facelift?

Temporary numbness in the face after a facelift is due to the disruption of nerves during surgery. Usually this feeling recovers within a few weeks to months, but in rare cases it may take longer. Your surgeon will advise you about possible consequences and about the recovery process.

In fact, sometimes the skin is unresponsive, or much more sensitive. This is a normal reaction of the body. Sensation usually recovers after a few weeks, the hardness disappears, the subcutaneous sutures dissolve on their own, and swelling and bruising slowly subside. The feeling you normally had in the face then returns as before.

Can I still maintain natural facial expressions after a facelift?

Yes absolutely!

A properly performed facelift will still let you keep natural facial expressions.

What is the best age for a facelift?

There is no specific age for a facelift as it depends on individual needs and genetics.Some people opt for a facelift in their 40s, while others do it later.

How long do the results of a facelift last?

The result of a facelift turns back the clock several years. The result remains visible for years, but the ageing process naturally continues. Some patients at Wellness Kliniek have a touch-up every 5 to 7 years. Other people are happy with a one-off facelift.

Can a facelift be combined with other cosmetic procedures?


Many people at Wellness Kliniek combine a facelift with other procedures such as eyelid correction, fillers, lip plumping, wrinkle injections or liposuction to achieve more comprehensive results.

What is the difference between a facelift and fillers or B***x?

A facelift tackles excess skin and muscle, while muscle relaxants, such as B***x, let your wrinkles fade away.

With fillers, the doctor can add volume in your lips or in deeper grooves in the skin. A cocktail of injectables is called the (non-surgical) liquid facelift. The facelift and a liquid facelift can also be combined for a more comprehensive result.

What is the best clinic for facelift?

Choosing the best clinic for a facelift can vary from country to country.

Several clinics, such as Wellness Kliniek in Belgium and Spain, have good reputations and positive patient experiences. It is essential to choose a reputable clinic and schedule a consultation to make the right choice based on personal circumstances.

Wellness Kliniek emerged as the best plastic surgery clinic in Europe by independent research by WhatClinic for years in a row.

The surgeons at the clinic meet the highest standards and the clinic offers ISO 9001 quality assurance. You can always expect personalised advice. A facelift is tailor-made!

Who is the best facelift surgeon Belgium?

Wellness Kliniek bets on the best surgeons with specialisations, including the Deep Plane facelift SMAS, MACS facelift and the mini facelift.

Based on your personal situation and wishes for your face, you will be assigned the best facelift surgeon, for the most beautiful result!

People from Belgium and surrounding countries such as the Netherlands, France, Germany, the UK and Spain know how to find the Genk clinic to have the facelift professionally performed. Facelift Belgium or Spain?

Patients can also go to Wellness Kliniek Barcelona if they wish.

Would you like to have your face tightened and look younger again, in a natural way and without looking 'made-up'? Feel good about yourself again? Then contact us now for a no-obligation appointment before you decide on a facelift. We will be happy to advise you!

How much does a facelift cost in Belgium and the UK?

The cost of a facelift varies widely, but will average between €2,500 and €7,500, depending on the type of facelift you want and whether you also want a neck correction.

Wellness Kliniek Belgium has clients from the UK and Belgium because the costs are transparent and the results are long-lasting. The price for a facelift is all-inclusive. Want to know more?

Then book an on-site or online consultation so that the surgeon can inform you about the treatment and facelift costs.

Face lifts? No-obligation consultation at Wellness Kliniek

At Wellness Kliniek, we understand all too well that you don't make the choice for a facelift lightly. You want to be well-informed and aware of the achievable results of this procedure, as well as everything involved, from surgery to aftercare.

That's why you always book a no-obligation facelift consultation with us first. You can schedule a facelift consultation on-site or online.

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