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
Visit our partner website, www.medifocus.be/en, for more information.
Wrinkle treatment - fillers
Fillers are ideal for filling static wrinkles caused by the loss of subcutaneous volume and by the relaxation of the skin. These occur at the corner of the mouth, cheeks and neck. Mediclinic uses temporary fillers, which are dissolved by the body within a year. We do not use products that remain permanently in the body to prevent the formation of granulomas, nodules or infections. Unlike muscle relaxant products, the result is visible straight away. Fillers give the skin flexibility and strength. They are perfectly safe and non allergenic.
What results can I get?
- Disappearance of small wrinkles around the mouth
- Softening of the jaw line
- Reduction of furrows around the mouth and lips
- Decreased furrows around the mouth and chin (marionette lines)
- Fuller lips or contour enhancement
- Improved facial contours, fuller cheeks
What can I expect during and after treatment?
The injections are carried out during a consultation. For the filling of lips and wrinkles around the mouth, the area may be anaesthetised (like at the dentist). The effects are visible straight away and improve in the following weeks. After the injection, redness, swelling and bruising may occur locally but can easily be camouflaged with make-up the day after treatment.
Tips before treatment
Avoid taking anticoagulant medication, anti-inflammatory medication, vitamin E, omega 3 based preparations, garlic or alcohol a week before treatment. These products have an anticoagulant effect and increase the risk of hematoma.
What kinds of fillers exist?
- Temporary fillers
- Semi-Permanent Fillers
- Permanent Fillers
- Permanent Fillers with one’s own fat (Coleman's technique)
The effect lasts for a year until the product is dissolved by the body. Their great advantage is that they disappear spontaneously and safely.
These fillers stay inside the body for more than a year and therefore have a longer effect than temporary fillers. The advantage is that its effect can be mitigated by a cortisone injection in the case of the formation of nodules or other problems. This injectable treatment aims to restore lost volume in the face and strengthens the skin.
These fillers stay in the body and their effect is permanent. However, this method has risks. In the case of formation of nodules or if the injected product remains palpable, surgery will be necessary. Hence the saying "permanent fillers, permanent problems". For all these reasons, Mediclinic uses no permanent fillers.
Permanent Fillers with one’s own fat (Coleman's technique)
Your adipose tissue can also be used as a permanent filler. Given that your own fat is used, there is no risk of rejection, appearance of nodules or allergic reaction. This technique is ideal to bridge larger wrinkles, increase the volume of the lips and make small corrections to the contour of the face. The body absorbs some of the fat soon after treatment, so it is advisable to correct a little more than is desired. Adipose tissue is in principle permanent once the tissues are fixed. If the effect of "overcorrection" persists, the surgeon can adjust this through liposculpture. This technique of fat injection is also called "lipostructure". The fat is removed through liposuction under local anaesthesia on the abdomen or on the hips. It is then filtered so as to only reinject living fat cells. The texture obtained is quite thick and can therefore not be used to fill small wrinkles. The fat is reinjected under the skin. The treated area reduces after 1 week, but it takes at least 6 weeks before we see a definitive result. This technique is suitable for filling lips, nasolabial folds, cheekbones and dark circles around the eyes.