Dr. katrien lagey

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dr. Katrien Lagey from Nieuwenrode 
Plastic surgery - reconstructive and aesthetic surgery

"The fight against aging, you lose from the day you were born." Or not ...?

What can be corrected to face and body? And more specifically: to your face or body? We discuss this together during a first extensive consultation followed by a clinical examination. We examine your wishes and propose the possible solutions, with their advantages and disadvantages.

Beauty is a fragile gift.

- Ovidius

Plastic surgery is a specialty that has three components.

Plastic surgery proper includes interventions such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction, hand surgery.

Reconstructive surgery involves interventions to rectify congenital or acquired malformations, such as scar corrections due to an accident or burns, and reconstructions following cancer surgery.

The aesthetic component focuses mainly on anti-aging surgery: blepharoplasty, facial rejuvenation (facelift), liposuction and liposculpture...

Nowadays, aesthetic surgery attracts much attention due to a growing number of television programmes enhancing its possibilities. These programmes make aesthetic surgery accessible to a larger part of the audience. People find it easier to talk about their problems and are more aware of the possibilities. Men too, seem to find their way to the aesthetic surgeon more and more often.

Obesity and the sometimes dramatic weight-loss following gastric procedures often necessitate plastic surgery to remove excess skin on the tummy, breasts, arms and thighs. Some of these interventions are partly reimbursed by your health insurance.

What is aging?

Age, gravity, sun, smoking, stress and genetic predisposition can radically change the face.

The quality of the skin decreases: the skin slackens. Fine lines and sometimes brown spots appear.

Fat tissue and bone mass decrease, making the face appear sunken. The folds from nose to lips deepen, hamster carriage become more visible.

Static wrinkles appear, at first superficial, but they deepen. The dynamic wrinkles that you first only see when someone frowns or smiles become permanent.

A healthy lifestyle can slow skin aging, but sometimes not enough.

The first consultation

The first conversation is extensive and thorough. Here are some of the questions you should expect:

  • What can I do for you? What would you like to discuss?

  • What surgeries have you undergone in the past?

  • Do you have any medical conditions and if so, which ones?

  • Do you take medicines and especially blood thinners

  • Dietary supplements?

  • Do you regularly use alcohol, drugs? Do you smoke?

A physical examination follows, after which we can see exactly what you expect, whether that expectation is realistic and which solutions are suitable.

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It is not about the beauty you have, but about the beauty that you desire.

- Plato