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The first consultation for developmental abnormalities  (orthofacial/orthognathic surgery) generally includes an investigation of the following: facial form, functional problems related to chewing, speaking issues, breathing patterns, and the patient’s motivation.
The consultations take place in the University Hospital in Brussels (Jette) and at the Face Ahead Clinic in Antwerp. From January 2022 on, and due to corona measures, the operation list in Brussels has been booked till May 1, 2022. Future surgeries will be booked in the Face Ahead Clinic (local anesthesia, oral & IV sedation, intubation anesthesia) and at the St. Vincentius Hospital in Antwerp.


The first consultations for congenital abnormalities may actually take place before birth, especially when the presence of a cleft lip and/or palate has been determined with the help of a prenatal ultrasound. In such cases, parents are allowed to receive a more urgent consult, perhaps even after normal working hours.
The consultations and surgery, as well as the after care, take place in the University Hospital in Brussels.
A core cleft team of ear and speech specialists, orthodontic and surgery specialists meets the patients in the cleft clinic, which takes place twice per month. Appointments with an even more extended team may be arranged on other days, if necessary. From June 2022 on, dr. Ana Tache has taken over the coordination of the Cleft & Craniofacial team in Brussels and prof. Mommaerts is consulting privately at the Face Ahead Clinic in Antwerp. 

The first consultation for rejunevation, cosmetic and facial makeover procedures also take place in the University Hospital in Brussels till May 1, 2022. From then on consultations only take place at the Face Ahead Clinic in Antwerp. The surgical options, as well as the expected results, are explained to the patients with computer aided design.

 Orthoface BV @ Face Ahead Antwerp
Appointments can be made for aesthetic soft tissues procedures, for discussion of orthognathic surgeries and for facial makeovers (feminization, masculinization, transgender). Also for TMJ  total joint replacement and other patient specific implant surgeries.