Facelift and Necklift in Brussels : correct the aging of your skin with Dr Ballieux

A facelift and necklift in Brussels naturally tightens the skin and underlying tissues in an harmonious way. This surgery focuses on deep wrinkles, jowls and sagging skin of the neck to correct the visible effects of aging.

As you age, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around your eyes become more visible, making you look older and more tired. Significant excess skin around the cheeks, chin and neck may also appear. The loss of skin elasticity and the decrease in collagen production with age are the main factors responsible for this sagging skin.

A face and neck lift is a surgical procedure that can reverse these visible signs of aging and give a rejuvenated appearance. Facial bone mass, genetics, and skin quality help to determine the precise number of “years” that a facelift can “remove”. Performed under general anesthesia, the facelift is a comfortable and painless procedure that takes about 2 to 3 hours depending on the elasticity of your skin and the complexity of your facial folds.

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Incision techniques and methods of a Facelift and Necklift in Brussels

Dr Ballieux determines the location of the incisions in accordance with the patient during the preoperative consultations. The incisions discreetly follows the natural contour of the face, from the hairline to the bottom and behind the ear.

In order to smooth out wrinkles and even out the facial features, Dr Ballieux redrapes the skin. She then repositions and remodels the underlying connective tissue. This operation restores the volume of the face in a natural way. All cuts and incisions are also hidden by the hair or skin folds to ensure a natural effect.

Bruises and swellings rarely appear after the operation. The first results of the facelift are visible within 24 hours and the social eviction lasts only 10 to 15 days.

Frequently asked questions about Facelift and Necklift in Brussels with Dr Ballieux

Planning a surgery is an important step. Here are the most important advice which will allow you to be well prepared for your Facelift and Necklift surgery in Brussels. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dr Ballieux through the online contact form.

Patients often experience a mild swelling, numbness and bruising following a facelift. This discomfort is temporary and all of those symptoms gradually disappear during the first two weeks following the surgery. Facelift and/or Necklift surgery in Brussels is always performed under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis.

Recovery time depends on the complexity and nature of the operation. Nevertheless, recovery from surgery generally follows this timeline :

  • Firts 3 postoperative days
    During the 3 first days, most patients experience bruising, numbness or minor swelling. To reduce discomfort, Dr Ballieux will prescribe oral analgesics.
  • Postoperative visites
    an appointment with the surgeon is programmed 24h, 7 days and 14 days after your surgery. Then, Dr Ballieux will see you at 3 and 6 months after the surgery.
  • Return to work
    most patients resume their daily life activities a week after the surgery. We don’t recommend driving during the 5 first days.
  • Physical activity
    intense physical activities and sudden face movements must be avoided during 3 weeks. We also recommend you to avoid any physical effort during a month.

During any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications, however small. Indeed, the reactions of the living tissues subjected to a surgical act can never be fully predicted. Therefore, the surgery can lead to the appearance of bruising, minor swelling, and bleeding.

It is important to distinguish between complications resulting from the anesthesia and those related to the surgical procedure. Every complication will be addressed during the consultation.

Some medication and over-the-counter or prescription products are not recommended before and after surgery. Indeed, they increase the risks of bleeding during and after the surgery. Among the medications to avoid, we don’t recommend you to take the following two weeks before the procedure :

  • Aspirin or any other medicine related to this one, as well as anti-inflammatory and anticoagulants drugs.
  • Herbal medicines such as echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, kava, St. John’s wort and valerian.
  • Vitamin E-based medications and protein powders.

Indeed, these medications can reduce the effects of anesthetic drugs, prolong bleeding and delay healing after surgery. If in doubt, consult your surgeon to find out whether or not you should stop taking your medication.

Current scientific data strongly confirms the harmful effect of smoking in the context of a surgery. These effects are multiple and are responsible for major scarring complications. Tobacco consumption can also lead to surgical failure and promote infection of implanted devices. In order to avoid these inconveniences, Dr Ballieux recommends that you stop smoking 6 to 8 weeks before your surgery.

The cost of a Facelift and Necklift in Brussels performed by Dr Ballieux starts at 6900 euros. These costs include the surgery and all related costs: surgeon’s fees, operating aids, hospitalization and operating room fees, and follow-up. Due to the complexity and specificity of each patient, these rates may change.

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