Dr Pieter Vermeulen

Dr Pieter Vermeulen

Surgeon

Dr Pieter Vermeulen is registered with the British General Medical Council, the Royal Dutch Specialist Register and the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He got his training as a physician and surgeon at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He specialised later at the Erasmus hospital in Rotterdam, He works with Dr Stefaan Van den Berge, Dr Patrick Tonnard and Dr Alexis Verpaele in Ghent in restorative and aesthetic facial surgery where he performs the well-known MACS lift. He is one of the team that invented the MACS lift.

Dr Vermeulen also specialises in aesthetic genital surgery. For this, he sought additional training with Dr. Gary Alter in Beverly Hills, California. In this domain Dr. Vermeulen performs labia reductions in accordance with the new V-technique, modifications of the clitoris (excess skin around the clitoris, clitoral reduction, clitoropexie) and secondary surgery of the labia after previous corrections. Also liposuction of fat deposits on the mound or Injecting fat of the labia majora are performed.

Also Dr Vermeulen has a special interest in skin corrections of the belly and breasts after pregnancy, through both surgical and non-surgical methods.

Dr Stefaan Van den Berge

Dr Stefaan Van den Berge

Surgeon

Dr Stefaan van den Berge is registered in the Netherlands in the BIG register and is recognised as a plastic surgeon by the RGS (Registration Committee Medical Specialists). He graduated as a doctor at the University of Leuven. He then spent two years as assistant general surgeon at the AZ Sint Jozef in Mortsel and returned afterwards to the UZ Leuven for his training as a plastic surgeon.

In Leuven he did his first two years of scientific research on tissue engineering of the skin, with a grant from the FWO (Fund for Scientific Research). This is especially useful for surgery with body-own tissue (such as liposuction accompanying the MACS lift).

After his admission as a plastic surgeon, Dr. van den Berge began a comprehensive fellowship in aesthetic facial surgery (with an emphasis on MACS facelift and liposuction of the face), followed by an additional fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose in Leuven.

The Clinic

Our clinic is a state-of-the art facility built only for facelifts.  It’s where the MACS lift was invented so no clinical team has more experience at performing the MACS lift than at our clinic. This means a MACS lift at our clinic is always safer and always more effective.

The Location 

The clinic is located in Ghent – an historic city in the Belgian countryside. Ghent is easily reached by train from Brussels and your train ticket to Ghent is included in the price of any Eurostar ticket. If you come by plane, you will be picked up at the airport. Airport and rail pickup is included in the price. Please let us know when you are coming.

Your Stay  

For the first day and night, you stay in the clinic under our 24 hour medical watch. For the following six nights you stay in one of our quiet, approved hotels. Both surgeons live locally and they or a nurse are always on hand. After six nights we remove the stitches at the clinic. After that you can return home. For patients who wish to return home sooner, your stitches can also be removed by your general practitioner.