Are you considering plastic surgery? You will find a clear explanation of the most common plastic surgeries on these pages, including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved.
Book an appointment with our plastic surgeon to discuss your needs in greater detail. He will explain the limitations and complications of the procedures in all honesty. This will give you a very realistic view on the chosen treatment, which will in turn avoid disappointment in the future. If needed, you can always combine this with a visit to our dermatologist for additional advice.
Mediclinic prides itself on its vast experience in the treatment of esthetic skin conditions. After consultation with our dermatogist, you will be advised on the safest and most efficient treatment. All treatments are supervised by our dermatologist. Mediclinic has an arsenal of lasers, devices and technologies to ensure you get the best results.
You will find a short description of the most common esthetic skin conditions on this website, including the different treatment options available:
Whoever thinks of Mediclinic, thinks of plastic surgery, esthetic dermatology, laser treatments,...
Today we have added a new dimension. The professional medical wellness now offers very gentle, pleasant, calming or rejuvenating treatments, that provide excellent results. These treatments include facials, medical pedicures, manicures, permanent epilation, skin tightening, peelings, cryolipolysis, etc. You're most welcome to enjoy a moment of pure relaxation at our clinic.
These treatments can be booked on their own or in combination with our dermatological or surgical interventions. A relaxed body and mind will prepare you for the more stressfull treatments and will make sure you can can recover in the best possible circumstances.
Mediclinic prides itself on its extensive experience and ensures you will get the best treatments based on the most recent developments in the field.The wellness treatments are not performed by our doctors but by our paramedical staff. The treatments were developed and selected by our dermatologist.
Book your appointment at Medifocus for:
- a consultation
- a preliminary examination before surgery
- eye surgery
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Ear correction (otoplasty)
Otoplasties (ear surgery) leave a small scar in the fold behind the ear, except when it comes to reducing the helix. These operations are usually performed on adults and teenagers under local anaesthesia. Some surgeons will remove a small piece of skin behind the ear, but this technique does not allow a sustainable result, unless the cartilage is very flexible. The cartilage usually hardens with age. It is therefore very important to adapt the cartilage in order to get a stable result.
Prominent ears (when the cartilage called concha is overdeveloped) can easily be corrected by shortening the small muscle behind the ear, thus bringing the ear closer to the mastoid. The procedure is simple and causes little swelling after surgery, but it can only be done if the ear has a normal shape. A small piece of concha can possibly be withdrawn if the muscle resection is insufficient.
When the folds of the antihelix are not sufficiently developed, it is possible to recreate them. This operation requires making tiny claws on the front of the ear cartilage to make it more flexible and foldable.
When the ear edge (helix) is not sufficiently formed, the ears are small and rounded. This type of otoplasty is the most complicated. The helix must be extended and an intervention leaves scarring above and below the ear.
When the ear is too large, a small piece must be removed in order to shorten it. This technique leaves no scar on the front of the ear, but a small mark is often visible on the cartilage because it is very difficult to suture the ends properly against the edge of the ear once reduced.
A bandage is placed after the procedure and must be worn for 5 days. A bandeau must then be worn at night for 4 weeks. The stitches are removed after two weeks.