Frequently Asked Questions
You may be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you are healthy, have reasonable expectations, and know the risks of the procedure you are considering.
You may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you have serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder, heart disease or depression.
Before you decide to do a facelift, you will first have a free consultation with our surgeon. During the consultation, you will discuss your wishes regarding the face-lift. Tell your surgeon what bothers you, what you want to change and why. We will also check your current health, your medical history, which supplements you use and whether you smoke. The surgeon will consider all the details and will examine your face to offer you several options. You may not need a face-lift, but rather a less intensive procedure that can achieve the same goals. Your surgeon may also suggest additional minor changes, such as a chin implant or an eyebrow lift. In this case, he will use an I pad that shows your face and he will be able to show you the result after the procedure. Finally, during your first consultation, your surgeon will inform you about risks and costs of each procedure.
Health insurance companies do not cover cosmetic surgery that you choose without a medical reason, so you should expect to be reimbursed in full at the costs listed on our website. You can also ask your surgeon for a full list of all costs, including anaesthesia, operating room and recovery, aftercare and any required prescriptions.
Make sure that you inform your health insurance company about its policy and how having the cosmetic surgery will affect your coverage. Some insurance companies may increase your premiums after you have had an aesthetic surgery. You may also consider getting additional insurance that covers the treatment of any complications of aesthetic surgery, in case your original plan does not cover it.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of surgery. Wear a blouse or shirt with a button-down that you don't have to pull over your face. In addition, make sure there is someone who can take you home and stay with you for the first 48 hours. If possible, consider hiring a nurse to take care of you for the first 24 hours after you return home.
It is strongly recommended that you avoid using foods that influence blood pressure 2 weeks before surgery:
- quit smoking
- do not drink alcohol
- Do not swallow vitamin E
- Do not swallow Omega 3 (fish oil)
- do not take aspirins (or other medications that can dilute your blood)
This is important for the healing process and ensures a good recovery.
Make sure you have bags of ice to put on any swollen skin. We recommend stocking gauze, clean towels and washcloths, ointments or creams recommended by your doctor. We also recommend that you wear loose, comfortable shirts that need to be buttoned up. We also recommend that you have a thermometer in the house.
Note: If you are working full time, consider making enough time available. With the average operation, most people can get back to work within 2-3 weeks.
Our research team continuously analyzes products of the highest quality. Together with our doctors and anti-aging professionals, we select only top products from selected brands to provide you with the high quality products and treatments you need and deserve.
That's why we offer you an aftercare package, provided by one of our most reliable partners, that helps our customers with products based on organic ingredients, which will stimulate your healing process, leading to invisible scars.
Our care pack contains products made from Spirulin that moisturize the skin and protect it from wind, cold and sun rays and are indicated for all skin types. The cream is applied after cleansing the skin, in successive thin layers, 2-3 times a day. In addition, the pack contains nutritional supplements such as natural detoxifiers, omega 3 and 6 (oil capsules) and plant extracts of rosemary, blackcurrants, raspberry. The combination of these supplements may vary depending on your doctor's recommendations.
After surgery, bruising and swelling can persist for about 2-3 weeks. Some people heal faster, while others heal more slowly. Even though you may not want to appear in public during this period, you should feel fine for the first few days after surgery. Your surgeon will remove the bandages after a few days. Make sure you keep a record of all follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can monitor your healing process. Therefore, expect your doctor to see you several times during the period from the 2nd to the 3rd week to check your bruising and swelling and to remove sutures.
The effects of your new look will depend on each cosmetic procedure. In general, the result remains 5-10 years. You will continue to age after a cosmetic procedure, but you will probably still look 5-10 years younger than you would have if you had never had a face-lift. It is important to know that you play an important role in the longevity of the results. The way you maintain the results of the face-lift will always affect your skin. That's why we recommend using a variety of skin enhancers and fillers to maintain texture, elasticity, hydration.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications, including infection. Contact your doctor immediately if:
- You'll get a fever of 39 degrees or higher.
- You have abnormal discharge, including pus, from a surgical wound.
- You feel extreme pain, sensitivity, swelling or redness in the treated area.
- The stitches will come out before you have them removed.
Our nurse, Ellen Sino, is always available on the emergency telephone line (06-29010340). She has 25 years of experience in the first aid department of HMC Antoniushove and has a certificate for trauma training.
In case of serious complications, our clinic is in close contact with one of the best hospitals in the area. The HMC Bronovo Hospital is only 9 minutes away from the clinic.
Just like Essential Aesthetics, HMC Bronovo strives to provide you with high quality personal care and medical care. The specialists are Available 24/7 After the examination, you will receive the results within 24 hours. You do not have to worry, HMC Bronovo also provides adequate care in the case of a patient admitted to a BRMO or MRSA by a general practitioner.