It is important for you as a patient to be well informed about the training and skills of the relevant Plastic Surgeon and our society would like to guide you in this.
The members of the Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery are highly trained as Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. All members are qualified to carry out surgical procedures under the best conditions and in a professional manner. This applies to both aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.
In order to become a Plastic Surgeon in Belgium, one must obtain the degree of Medical Doctor after which one receives a few years of training in General Surgery followed by specific training in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, several members have received additional training abroad in order to acquire specific skills in a professional field.
Members of our society are also continuously trained to be up to date with the latest techniques and evolutions in plastic surgery.
The quality of Plastic Surgery in Belgium is very high and internationally renowned.
Frequently asked questions
We have no idea at all about the competences and surgical qualities of each doctor. If you can find his / her name in the list of surgeons on the page "find a surgeon", we can only assure you that he / she received adequate and complete training. We advise you to make your own inquiry.
To find a medical doctor to take care of a disease or to accomplish a surgery, always is a complex problem. In fact, not only should the chosen medical doctor be competent, as in properly trained, but he / she should also present the human and ethical qualities that fit to the expectations of the patients, to be able to establish a relation of trust.
It is impossible to give you an answer, as we don't know the specific surgical activities of each doctor. In this case you should ask your attending physician.
The majority of the recognized plastic surgeons are registered on this website. However, as this registration is done on a voluntarily basis, certain plastic surgeons (only a small percentage) do not appear for one reason or another.