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Kristoff Verdonck

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kristoff Verdonck is a plastic surgeon featuring over just 5 years of experience in his field. He is primarily found at the Belgium Breast Clinic. He is a graduate of University of Brussels from 2010.
8 years Experience
Kristoff Verdonck
  • Diest, Belgium-Europe
  • University of Brussels-Leuven
  • Accepting new patients

Is it possible to wake up during general anesthesia?

With modern anesthesia you don't have to worry about waking up during the procedure. This is called anesthesia awareness. The anesthesiologist will closely monitor you and will READ MORE
With modern anesthesia you don't have to worry about waking up during the procedure. This is called anesthesia awareness.
The anesthesiologist will closely monitor you and will keep you deep asleep during the procedure.
You will also be administered medications against nausea and vomiting. So that when you wake up, you are feeling good and not obnoxious.
More information to be found: www.belgianbeautyclinic.com

What are some of the possible side effects to a breast reduction surgery?

When considering breast reduction surgery, you should consider the possible side effects. When you are a smoker, these complications are more severe and frequent then with your READ MORE
When considering breast reduction surgery, you should consider the possible side effects. When you are a smoker, these complications are more severe and frequent then with your nonsmoker colleagues. Our advice is to quit smoking 14 days before and after surgery. Possible side effects are:

*infection
*bleeding (hematoma)
*skin necrosis
*nipple necrosis
*asymmetry

What are the risks of having a second breast augmentation to fix the first?

With a redo breast augmentation, there is a slighter higher risk due to the previous surgery. There are already scars inside the breast. Fortunately, overall, the risks are still READ MORE
With a redo breast augmentation, there is a slighter higher risk due to the previous surgery. There are already scars inside the breast. Fortunately, overall, the risks are still low when performed by an experienced surgeon: bleeding, infection, capsula contracture, asymmetry, bottoming out.

Does laser treatment work for correcting acne scars?

Dear patient, Laser therapy is a very good solution for acne scars. If the scars are not too deep, you should see improvement after already 2 or 3 treatments. Another treatment READ MORE
Dear patient,

Laser therapy is a very good solution for acne scars. If the scars are not too deep, you should see improvement after already 2 or 3 treatments. Another treatment that helps is a chemical peeling.

Is minoxidil safe for male pattern baldness?

Hello, Minoxidil is a good and safe treatment. Unfortunately, it has some (severe) side effects such as impotence. Alternative and safer treatments are PRP (platelet rich plasma) READ MORE
Hello,

Minoxidil is a good and safe treatment. Unfortunately, it has some (severe) side effects such as impotence. Alternative and safer treatments are PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections, LED therapy and ultimately hair transplantation. On the website, you can read more about these treatments:

https://belgianbeautyclinic.com/behandelingen/injectables/ingrepen/prp/over-de-ingreep

How do I prepare my body before undergoing liposuction?

Some general tips: *live healthy *quit smoking 14 days prior to and after surgery *ask advice on what to do with blood thinners *stay mobile to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis *follow READ MORE
Some general tips:

*live healthy
*quit smoking 14 days prior to and after surgery
*ask advice on what to do with blood thinners
*stay mobile to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
*follow the instructions of your surgeon

Is a cosmetic surgery the same as a plastic surgery?

Dear patient, Plastic surgery is including cosmetic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. It is performed by an experienced (board certified) surgeon. Cosmetic surgery can READ MORE
Dear patient,

Plastic surgery is including cosmetic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. It is performed by an experienced (board certified) surgeon. Cosmetic surgery can be performed by (any) other doctor and therefore not exclusively a plastic surgeon. If you are seeking top notch service and experience, ask for his or her credentials/board certification.

Whats the earliest age you can get a cosmetic nose job?

Hello, Thank you for this interesting question. The earliest age to undergo a nose job is from the age of 17 on. Then, the bones of the face are fully grown. This is for READ MORE
Hello,

Thank you for this interesting question.

The earliest age to undergo a nose job is from the age of 17 on. Then, the bones of the face are fully grown. This is for functional surgery (i.e., breathing problems). In Belgium, the legal age for an aesthetic nose job is > 18 year. If you do it before this age, the nose can grow crooked again.
Hope my answer was useful :D

Kind regards,

Dr. Verdonck