Monday, April 19, 2010

40 % of plastic surgeons have no training in plastic surgery

According to the "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" journal, about 40% of so called plastic surgeons are not plastic surgeons at all. They may be dermatologists, gynecologist, maxillofacial surgeons and even general practitioners.

This raises questions about the safety of procedures and the environment in which these procedures are done, not only in the US, but in Europe also. A few years ago,a Belgian GP performed a liposuction at his practice, with fatal results : the patient died the same day because of an overdosis of local anesthetics.

In the Netherlands,a careless surgeon did a tummy tuck in his private practice. The patient died 3 days later from infection, because the good doctor did not bother to look after his patient postoperatively.

The LA Times did a survey and found out that of 1876 interrogated "surgeons" only 495 were registered as plastic surgeons.
These same problems arise all over the world and in some countries -such as France- very drastic measures were taken to restrict these opportunistic activities by untrained doctors.

Feel free to discuss the issue of safety in plastic surgery. Let me know your thoughts

Hubert Tytgat

Friday, February 26, 2010

Welcome to my new blog !!

I intend to inform you about the latest reliable methods in plastic surgery. I will also write short articles about the world of plastic surgery which is somewhat different from the mainstream idea people have.

On the other hand, I invite you to post comments and links and even your own articles to contribute to what I hope will be a healthy exchange of minds, opinions and controversies.
I'm not interested in a commercial approach to plastic surgery. I have to live and support a family but I don't push anything.

English is not my native language, as you may have guessed. Nevertheless I believe the message is more important than the envelope. Let's start

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


A new technique of liposuction with possibility to harvest fat cells to reinject (autologous fat transplant) is rapidly becoming a mainstream technique because of it's gentle approach to tissues ( less bruising, less bleeding, more pure fat retrieved, less pain and less postoperative swelling. The transplantation of fat is possible for buttocks but also for breast augmentation. If a patient doesn' want implants, this is the solution for small to medium sized augmentations ( injections of up to 250 cc of which about 40% does not survive)

On their site you will find some interesting information :