Frequently asked questions about plastic surgery
On this page, you will find an overview of frequently asked questions and the answers from Dr Schiettecatte. Dr Schiettecatte is your treating plastic surgeon in Clinic Veldhoven.
Dr Schiettecatte discusses how your wishes can be realized prior to the plastic surgery procedure. Request a no-obligation consultation now. After the consultation, you will receive a tailor-made quotation.
How often should I come to the clinic for treatment?
For plastic surgery operations, usually only once before treatment and two to three times for check-ups.
What does the follow-up treatment look like?
Sometimes a follow-up treatment is necessary, for example if you want the result of your breast surgery or facial surgery to be a bit tighter. In that case, an extra piece of skin is sometimes removed.
How long am I unable to work after a cosmetic procedure?
Depending on the procedure and your basic condition, you can work again within about two to six weeks after the operation. Dr Schiettecatte discusses this with you before your operation.
Is Dr Schiettecatte qualified to operate or do injections for me? Where can I check that?
Dr Schiettecatte has followed cutting-edge training in Belgium and the Netherlands and has been active as a plastic surgeon in the Netherlands since 2000 (you can find more information about his background on this page). In addition, he is registered with the following professional associations and registers:
- the Dutch Society for Plastic Surgery (‘Nederlandse Vereniging voor Plastische Chirurgie’; NVPC),
- the Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery (RBSPRS),
- BIG (a Dutch register of Professions in Individual Healthcare),
- the Belgian RIZIV,
- the International Society of Aesthethic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
Strict requirements are attached to these registrations; they give you clarity about the authority of Dr Schiettecatte to practice the profession of plastic surgeon. You can always contact these agencies to verify the references of Dr Schiettecatte.
Are there medicines or other factors that can impact the effect of a treatment?
Yes. Habits such as smoking and frequent sun exposure have a direct negative effect on the results of the treatment. Medications such as blood thinners, immunosuppressants and corticosteroids can also have a negative effect on the result.
Suppose something goes wrong with my treatment. I am not satisfied with the result, or I get an infection or allergic reaction, for example. How do you handle this?
First, Dr Schiettecatte informs you prior to your treatment about the result you can expect and the possible risks and complications that may occur. He will do everything possible for your satisfaction, within the limits of what is reasonable and practically possible. In addition, all surgeons in the Netherlands are insured through the clinic where they work. If problems arise, please contact Dr Schiettecatte. He will gladly discuss the issues with you to find a solution together. You are also free to consult another surgeon. If you cannot reach a solution with Dr Schiettecatte, you can always contact the complaints committee of the clinic where you were treated.
What does it cost?
Very good experience