Facelift Reviews and Testimonials

Ansiktsløfting hos Cosmo: Tomm og Hilde Bjærke

A facelift can improve visible signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin by removing excess skin, tightening tissues and facial muscles. 90% of all facelift procedures were performed on women in 2018, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

All testimonials and reviews on our web site are from actual patients providing their opinion on their results and the care they received at Cosmo Clinic. They are written by the patients, and Cosmo Clinic is allowed to publish them. Please remember that results may vary from patient to patient.

  • I can definitely 100 % recommend Hilde Bjærke

    “I scheduled a consultation with Hilde in 2021 in regard to having a neck and facelift. I chose Hilde because of her skillful work, recommendations, and long experience as a surgeon. I had seen an interview with her on NRK about the work she had done on many patients that had Bell's palsy, which I myself had had 10 years earlier. One of my biggest fears of having a facelift was that the nerve could be damaged again, so I knew that this was the surgeon I needed to meet. Hilde was so knowledgeable about the condition and I felt immediately at ease after talking to her.  

    I loved Hildes honestly when she told me I didn't need a facelift and to come back in a year, then she'd reassess again. I knew straight away that this was a serious surgeon that had her patients' best interests at heart. There was no thought of going to another surgeon for a second option. I trusted Hilde and knew I’d found the surgeon for me.

    One year later I went back to the clinic for a second consultation. I turned 50 this year and felt that I had aged quite dramatically. Hilde agreed that the time was now right to do the facelift. She informed me quite realistically about what I could achieve, as well as the possible complications that can happen with any operation. Then the fear set in!!....... Was I doing the right thing? Was I going to look ‘Plastic’.  Was my mouth going to look different (pulled back as if I was on a motorcycle doing 100 mph).  What would my children think.  

    I made another consultation with Hilde with a list of questions and question by question Hilde put my mind at rest. I think the biggest thing that eased my mind were the photos of past patients. I thought how natural they all appeared, fresher and not so tired looking, but no way at all did they look operated on. They weren't flawless, their faces still had expressions and character but they appeared 10-15 years younger. It was very important that I still looked like me, but a fresher version. I was fed up of looking unhappy, when I wasn’t.

    I booked in my operation for September. In between the time of my consultation and of my operation, Hilde was quick to answer any mails I sent. The reception staff were also very helpful and friendly, following me up with anything I needed. I knew I was in good hands and felt safe.

    It's now 10 days after my op and I'm so happy with the results, I don´t look sad anymore and I have a neck line. I´m very glad that I did it.

    The first night was uncomfortable. I was very nervous to have the drains taken out the next day, but didn't feel a thing. I had hardly any bruising and no bleeding, but I was very swollen. The numbness feels very strange, but I know it will pass. I was reassured by Hilde that the second and third night would be the most difficult, but by day 4 things would improve and she was correct :-) I can say that there has been no extreme pain, it's the swelling that makes you feel uncomfortable. To explain it better for others, it feels like you are wearing a face mask that sets stiff, but as each day passes by, it loosens up a little.

    I had some staples and stitches taken out yesterday. Again, I was really nervous but didn't feel a thing.  

    I would like to thank Hilde for her outstanding work and taking such good care of me. Not to forget the talented team she has around her. The doctor who performed the anesthesia on the morning of the operation took good time with me and listened to all my concerns. He reassured me and calmed me down. The nurses were excellent. I felt very safe with them. If anyone is considering a facelift, I can definitely 100 % recommend Hilde Bjærke, there’s no one else for me!”

  • The results are extraordinary

    “I had a full face and necklift with Hilde 8 days ago. The results are extraordinary - I’m healing fast and can see already that I look natural, genuinely restored to how I looked 20 years ago. The psychological effect is enormous.
    If you are considering this and feel confused by all the different types of facelift - The best technique is the one your surgeon masters, and how she adapts this to your anatomy. Hilde’s work has safe, reliable outcomes because she is so technically skilled, and has a real artist’s eye for detail. When she changed my dressing and removed my drains on day 1 I didn’t have a single bruise on my face. This lack of bruising shows how expertly and respectfully she handles tissues. 20 years of stress and grief have been lifted off my face. I would have gone to London or the USA otherwise, so it is very lucky to have a first-class international standard surgeon in Norway. Hilde is truly gifted.
    So if you are considering this - if you look sad and tired and like you don’t recognise yourself anymore, don’t be afraid. The changes of aging are predictable and manageable and after decades of looking after other people it is time to do something for yourself. Book an appointment, the best is yet to come.” (August 2022)

  • I could not be more grateful (facelift and neck lift)

    “I am a 54-year-old man, and have just had a facelift and neck lift performed by Hilde. I was happy from day 1 after the operation and have not had any complications.Today, only 1 month later, I feel that everything has gone perfectly. I could not be more grateful. Thank you very much, Hilde, you are the best.”

  • Formidable work done by Tomm Bjærke (facelift, neck lift)

    «Had a neck lift and facelift performed by Tomm Bjærke 10 days ago. What a formidable work done by the surgeon. I had almost no pain after the operation, nor the days after and until now - the tenth day. When I look at the before and after photos, I almost did not think it was true what I saw. All of the sagging skin and fat accumulation on the neck is completely gone.

    I checked many clinics before I decided to go for Cosmo Clinic, and that was definitely the right clinic. They have a great welcoming atmosphere and cheerful people at the reception when you come to the clinic. I am out among people already and no one can see that I have had surgery or that I have any visible marks. So I just say thank you again to Tomm Bjærke and his team. Will be happy to come back here later if I have to perform more procedures. Greetings from Dag, 51.»

  • “Super state-of-the-art clinic”

    “Super state-of-the-art clinic”

    “I was happy to experience that Oslo has such an expert, super state-of-the-art clinic, after having checked out clinics in Germany but finding it more convenient to do the planned facelift here in Norway where I currently live. The surgery was expertly done.”

  • The result is very good (brow lift, facelift and laser treatment)

    Brow lift, facelift and laser treatment: “I was very well taken care of both before and after the surgery with incredibly good follow-up. The result is very good, and I am very happy.” (Surgeon: Dr. Tomm Bjærke)

  • Many thanks to Hilde Bjærke at Cosmo

    “I experienced everyone at Cosmo Clinic as very competent and caring. Many thanks to my surgeon Hilde Bjærke for a fantastic result after tightening up and removing excess skin on face, neck and around the eyes. The result is everything I dreamt of. I am so pleased, and can highly recommend Cosmo Clinic.”

  • Brow lift and facelift (Hilde Bjærke)

    “I had brow lift (forehead lift) and facelift done at the same time by Dr. Hilde Bjærke. The result was superb, and I highly recommend the clinic and surgeon.”

  • “Very satisfied after facelift and laser treatment” (Hilde)

    “Very satisfied after facelift”

    "I'm 69 years old and haven't been taking care of my skin as well as I should have done. The result was that I saw new wrinkles every time I looked in the mirror. 3 months ago I contacted Cosmo Clinic, and Hilde became my doctor. I have had laser treatment and facelift done, and today I am very happy. Thank you, Hilde and all the nice staff.”