Facelift with result at Dr. Wim Danau

What is a facelift?

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.

Why a 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.



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.


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. 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.


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

  • Blood or fluid retention under the skin

  • Nerve damage

  • Infection

  • Reaction to anesthesia

  • Skin discoloration

  • Numbness or tingling around the incisions

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.


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

  • Reduce the appearance of jowls, folds, and fat deposits

  • Reduce deep creases between the nose and mouth

  • Eliminate excess skin and fat

  • Smooth out wrinkles and lines

  • Improve facial contours

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.

Results facelift

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