In safe hands
TEXT: FRANK VAN LIESHOUT | PHOTOS © SINGELBERG CLINIC
Combining the personal care of a private clinic and the safety of a hospital, the Singelberg Clinic for cosmetic surgery is dedicated to giving its patients renewed confidence.
Since 2005, the private Singelberg Clinic has made thousands of patients happy with their new selves. “We provide the highest quality cosmetic surgery for a fair price and with proper follow-up,” says Dr. Bert Oelbrandt. He and his colleague Dr. Frans Noorman van der Dussen use the latest techniques to perform a complete range of cosmetic surgical procedures, comprising breast, body, and facial bone procedures such as chin and jaw, cheeks or forehead remodelling.
Both doctors have gone through a much broader and more thorough training than the average cosmetic surgeon: Dr. Oelbrandt as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and Dr. Noorman van der Dussen specialised in maxillofacial and craniofacial surgery. They both hold several accreditations by Belgian and British medical associations and they regularly attend conferences to stay up to date with new innovations.
Private clinic and hospital facilities
At the clinic, surgical procedures are performed under deep to moderate intravenous sedation, which helps to minimise post-operative nausea and speed up recovery. More complex procedures are performed under general anaesthetic at the NIAZ® accredited Sint-Jozef hospital. “There, we have a full range of medical specialties, so that even medically compromised patients are in safe hands,” Dr. Noorman van der Dussen explains.
Intake and follow-up
Not only the technical and aesthetic quality of the surgical procedure itself is of the highest importance, the intake and the follow-up are also critical factors to realise a successful end-result. “We take the time to discuss with our clients their wishes and explain the different possible procedures, so they can come to a well-considered decision,” says Dr. Oelbrandt.
“We also recognise the importance of making sure our clients are well-informed about the post-operative process upfront, which manifests itself in happy and rested patients,” Dr. Noorman van der Dussen adds. After surgery, patients can at any time get into direct contact with their surgeon if they are at all worried. “We believe that direct, personal contact with our patients is of the utmost importance to make them feel safe and give them a positive experience.”
The Singelberg Clinic holds weekly consultations in Belgium, as well as monthly ones in London.