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It is a beautiful life TEXT: DEMELZA STADHOUDERS | PHOTOS: ISABELLE NOLENS AND WOUTER VAN DEUN
Four years ago, Wouter Van Deun was in training at Isabelle Nolens’ private clinic for aesthetic plastic surgery. “I immediately noticed that she works differently than many other plastic surgeons,” he says. Today they are associates in the successful clinic. “You can compare us with a five-star hotel. Everything is taken care of, the patient does not need to worry. The results of our cosmetic surgeries are always very natural.” Five-star treatment is the private clinic’s specialty. “We want the patient to feel like everything is taken care of. That they are taken care of.” Every aspect is important: the first visit, the cosmetic treatment or 66 | Issue 34 | October 2016
surgery, follow up appointments and the final result. Everything is looked after. The patient only needs to focus on the procedure. “We want them to feel comfortable, in good hands.” It is not just Dr. Nolens and Dr. Van Deun who assure this feeling, the entire team do. Dr. Van Deun describes his team as very skilled and punctual. “All team members are carefully selected and are educated at our clinic. They care a great deal about our patients and work hard to give every patient the attention they need to feel their best.” “Most clinics share the values we have. However, what sets us apart from others is
the way we work and the effort we put into every single detail to ensure these values.”
Scientific approach Dr. Van Deun explains this statement: “We have a very scientific approach to our work.” The two doctors believe it is very important to be up to date with scientific developments in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. They attend and speak at congresses and apply their knowledge in their work. “There are many ways to perform an aesthetic procedure, yet some are better than others. Many clinics will give the patient what they want, even if it is not what is best for them.” Dr. Van Deun illustrates: “For example, look at a patient wanting a breast augmentation.