“I was annoyed by my always tired and angry appearance. Everyone is saying now that I look fresh and young. That is very nice to hear. The great thing is that you cannot tell I had an operation.”


Bas (44 years old)

Frequently asked Questions

Is it a painful operation?

The endoscopic forehead lift and the direct forehead lift take place under general anesthesia. For several weeks you will experience swelling and bruises. The direct eyebrow lift can be performed under local anesthesia. Minor pain complaints can be treated with cooling or paracetamol.

Do I have to worry about ugly scars?

There are three types of treatment. The first one is the endoscopic forehead lift. Six small cuts are made in the hairy part of the head. The surgery is performed with keyhole surgery. The second one is an open brow lift. You will then get a scar along the hairline. I rarely perform this procedure. The third procedure is a direct eyebrow lift. You will then get scars on the top edge of the eyebrows, which will not be noticeable after a while. A direct eyebrow lift can be a good choice, especially for older patients.

How come your eyebrows fall?

The reason why lowered eyebrows bother you has to do with aging of your skin and forehead muscles. The skin’s elasticity diminishes and gravity takes over. Sunlight and smoking aggravate the situation. By lifting your forehead, your skin becomes smoother and your eyebrows are lifted.

Will I get an unnatural appearance after the treatment?

A forehead correction gives a nice result. Your tiring look and angry expression will disappear. You will continue to have a natural expression; you will look fresher and younger. However, it may be that the eyebrows give a somewhat surprised look during the first six weeks. I know from experience that the skin will sag to the desired level.

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Endoscopic forehead lift and lower eyelid correction (slide over the photo)

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Plastic surgeon

Doctor Xander R. Bakker

I am an experienced plastic surgeon, specialized in cosmetic surgery. I have been working as a plastic surgeon since 2005. For a long time, I have been working as an all-round plastic surgeon in several leading hospitals. Therefore, I have gained a lot of experience. Plastic surgery of the face has always had my special attention.

My work requires a personal and tailor-made approach. This is what makes my work so fascinating. Every time I ask myself: ‘Will I be able to bring a change, which makes the patient happier?’ It is always great when this is possible, but sometimes it also means saying ‘no’.

I focus completely on aesthetic plastic surgery. My areas of interest are the face, breast corrections, liposuction and lipofilling of the face and body. By attending many international conferences and courses I stay up-to-date. This way you can be assured that I always deliver state-of-the-art work.

Plastic surgeon Xander Bakker

my specialties

Do you always look tired and gloomy because of your drooping eyelids? Do you want to look fresh, younger and full of energy again? Eyelid correction

Do you find your nose ugly because of the shape? Do you want a beautiful nose that fits your face nicely? Nose correction

Do you want to get rid of your wrinkles and saggy skin? Do you want to look younger, without wrinkles on your face? Face-lift

Would you like to have your face wrinkles and folds filled? Safely, with your own fat cells? Lipofilling face

Are you dissatisfied with your breasts? Are they too flat or too small? Do you want to have fuller and larger breasts? Breast augmentation

Do you want to get rid of wrinkles and other skin imperfections? Do you want to look younger and fresher again? Chemical peel

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