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Aging is part of life.
We are not trying to stop the natural aging
process, but to slow it down.

At Essential Aesthetics in The Hague we specialise in facelifts, such as the S-lift (mini-facelift), a MACS lift or an extended facelift. If you are considering a facelift or would like to know what a facelift involves, read on!

No matter how well you take care of yourself and your face, you cannot prevent your skin from losing its youthful elasticity over time. And although we can’t stop time, we can help you to slow down the effects of time on your skin and sometimes even reverse them for a few years. The possibilities our clinic offers to rejuvenate your face are unique. Do you want to get rid of rough wrinkles, sagging and want to shine again? Our doctors will be happy to help you with this. The possibilities are endless: a tighter jaw line, fewer wrinkles or a younger look.

Do you want a face lift with skin tightening without surgery and scars? Then the FaceTite treatment might be something for you.

Why choose Essential Aesthetics?

Safety & quality mark
Your safety is crucial to us. Essential Aesthetics is therefore proud to have ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 quality marks. This means that we meet international requirements for quality, safety and care. In addition, this certification emphasises the importance of the wishes of our patients and of our commitment to continuous improvement.

Your trust is the heart of our clinic
The standard of Essential Aesthetics is that the most precious asset that you place in our hands is treated with respect and dedication. Our team understands that surgery is a big step that has not only a physical, but also an emotional impact. We therefore do our utmost to support you in this as well as possible.

Excellence is our norm
The combination of international surgeons and the sharing of knowledge and experience enables us to deliver a high level of aesthetic surgery. The team of Essential Aesthetics always strives for the highest achievable and shows this through great involvement and striving for excellent results. Our surgeons have a heart for people and for everyone’s personal and natural beauty.

Unlimited pre- and post care
Essential Aesthetics is known for excellent before and after care. During the consultations we take the time to listen carefully to your questions and wishes. Our personal attention and warm approach makes you feel at home. Even after the procedure, our medical team will offer you the necessary care.

What happens during a facelift?

During a facelift, the surgeon makes an incision along the hairline and then reattaches it around and behind your ear. The surgeon then has access to the muscles and tissues under the skin. If you want to have the nose and lip fold lifted, the incision continues for a few centimeters above the ear. For a jaw and neck area lift, the incision continues for a few more centimeters behind the ear. The surgeon carefully loosens the skin from the connecting and muscle tissue of the face. The area that is separated is about the same size as the cheek. The plastic surgeon then uses special sutures to tighten the connecting and muscle tissue. The sutures are then carefully tightened. During the procedure, the surgeon pulls the skin tight and cuts away the excess skin. The skin is then reattached as inconspicuously as possible. In some cases, the surgeon may decide to place a drain to drain wound fluid. You can often go home 2 to 6 hours after the surgery.

The S-lift or mini facelift

The S-lift is also called a mini-facelift. It is a less invasive surgery with small, almost invisible scars. With this facelift you can lift the jawline in a subtle way. The degree of change in the neckline will depend on the condition of your skin. This surgery can be performed under local anesthetic.

The effect of the treatment is visible for an average of 3 years. As with all facial healthy-ageing procedures, we recommend that you supplement your skin care routine with skin boosters and filler treatments. These treatments stimulate the skin and provide improved skin structure, more elasticity and hydration of the skin’s surface.

The MACS-Lift

MACS stands for Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift. This is the most common facelift in which the skin of the cheek and the underlying supporting tissue is taken and lifted through the same incision as the S-lift. The neck is not lifted. This lift is suitable for people with moderate signs of ageing.

This lift is more extensive than the S-lift, but still less invasive than a full facelift. This results in a shorter recovery period and smaller scars. Our surgeon uses the SMAS method on this lift. This method reduces the tension on the skin.

The MACS Facelift is ideal if you have mild to moderate loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone and are starting to sag in the middle and under face and jawline.
The benefits of a MACS lift:

  • It is an innovative technique that can only be performed by experienced plastic surgeons
  • Can make you look up to 10 years younger
  • The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic
  • The procedure takes about 2 hours
  • Short recovery period (1-2 weeks)
  • A relaxed lifestyle can be continued after the procedure
  • If the bandage is no problem, you can go back to work in 2-3 days
  • Almost invisible scars thanks to the SMAS lift technique

Alternative: Face lift without surgery & scars

FaceTite is a device designed to tighten the delicate facial and neck skin, restoring a youthful appearance without a surgical neck lift or facelift procedure. Using a small device that looks like a rod, radiofrequency energy will heat the facial tissues along the subcutaneous surface. This treatment instantly firms and lifts the skin, providing results that last for years. FaceTite can dramatically improve the neck, double chin, cheeks and naso-lip folds.

Read more about the FaceTite treatment

The result of a facelift

The optimal result of a Facelift is visible after about a year, depending on the chosen procedure. The scars are then completely faded and the skin and underlying muscle and connective tissue are then completely healed. How long the end result lasts depends on the chosen lift. The result can remain beautiful between 3 years (S-lift) to 10 years (full Facelift). Of course, this is also influenced by the extent to which you take care of your skin and face.

As with all facial anti-ageing procedures, we recommend that you supplement your skin care routine with skin boosters and filler treatments, which stimulate the skin and improve skin structure, elasticity and hydration of the skin’s surface.

Recovering from a facelift

After the surgery you will have a tight band around your head to support the skin, which can only be removed after 3 weeks. After a facelift you will suffer from swelling for about 2 to 3 weeks. The recovery period after an S-lift is shorter than the recovery period of a MACS-lift or an extended Facelift. Of course everyone heals at a different pace.

You can walk around again one or two days after the surgery, but keep in mind that you need to take it easy for the first week. The surgeon will remove the bandage around the face after a few days. In the first months after the surgery you will see small changes in the face every week. The end result will be visible after about 4 to 6 months. The scars will then be barely visible and the wrinkles and lines on the face and neck will be nicely smoothed.

Of course, the way you take care of your skin contributes to a better and longer lasting result, so our advice is to supplement your skin care routine with skin boosters and filler treatments that improve and optimize structure, elasticity, hydration and skin tone. Ask your doctor or our care team about the possibilities.

Safety through precautionary measures

A Facelift involves the same risks as many other surgeries. In order for your recovery to proceed as quickly as possible, there are a number of things to bear in mind:

  • You must wear a facial band for three weeks to prevent any subsequent bleeding and to guarantee the best result.
  • Keep the wounds dry until your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • You will be given preventive antibiotics. If you are allergic to certain antibiotics, please let us know in advance.

Risks and complications of a facelift

As with many other surgeries, there are risks with a facelift. Though very rare, possible complications include:

  • Bleeding (haematoma).  There is sometimes bleeding after surgery from the tissue around the wound. Should this happens, your face may feel swollen and painful. It may be necessary to drain it by performing an additional procedure and this will require you to go back to the hospital or clinic.
  • Infection. It is important to recognize that a surgical incision implies the risk of infection through the bacteria from the patient’s own skin. This potential infection can be accompanied by fatigue, weakness, fever and muscle pain. Antibiotics during your surgery will reduce this risk to a minimum. It is rare that a patient has to be be re-hospitalised. If you experience any symptoms of infection, contact your medical advisor or ring the outside office hours number is necessary.
  • Wound healing. How the wound heals varies from one person to the other and even from one body part to the other and is a gradual process. Smoking in the period before and after the surgery can seriously impede the healing process.
  • Location and variability of scar.  All surgeries leave a permanent scar and patients should be aware that the speed at which their scars heal and fade is completely variable and individual. Sometimes a scar does not heal in the normal way, this is known as hypertrophic scarring. Scars can be red or strongly coloured, thick, painful and it can take several years for them to heal. Although this is an unusual problem, it cannot be avoided or diagnosed in advance.


  • Classic Face lift from € 6.000,-
  • MACSlift  4700 euro
  • S- Lift 3700 euro
  • Postoperative scar treatment 125 euro per zone

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is your turn! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists via 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the surgery. Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.

Our results

About us

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!

Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experienced experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our clinic.
You can come to our clinic for fillers, muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

Face lift The Hague

The face lift takes place in our beautiful building in The Hague. Intake and aftercare and checks of the face lift also take place in the clinic in The Hague. Face lift The Hague is done at Essential Aesthetics.


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