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bles alone. By adding skin therapy and plastic surgery into the mix, we create a new range of possibilities. Sometimes, a combination of a bit of filler, some laser therapy and a surgical intervention solves a problem better than treating it from one angle only.” As the surgical procedures require highly-specialised equipment, the actual surgery takes place in a nearby hospital. Here, as well, the Amstelzijde Kliniek guarantees the same top-notch service and quality as in its proper clinic.
Personal preparation process Holding ethical and medical values and guidelines in the highest regard, the Amstelzijde Kliniek’s clients go through a thorough, personal and non-binding preparation process before starting the actual cosmetic procedure. “First, we get you an appointment for a consultation and register you on our system. Here, we also double-check your age, as we don’t treat minors. During this free consultation, we listen to your wishes and propose the best possible course of action for your specific needs. We also ask about your medical history to prevent any unpleasant surprises later. If both you and we are convinced that a certain treatment (or combination of treatments) is the way to go, we plan the actual procedure. If one of us is not quite sure, however, we might suggest a cooling-off-period or a second consultation before proceeding.” Dr Hortoglu and his team always discuss the options of less-invasive cosmetic procedures or even the option of not intervening at all, as well. “Cosmetic medicine is not about making profit. We want to make our clients feel happy and confident. For that, it is paramount that they know all their options.”
State-of-the-art material In its skin therapy practice, the Amstelzijde Kliniek uses nothing but the best, stateof-the-art material. As a board member of the Dutch Aesthetic Laser Association and a founding member of the Dutch Association for Cosmetic Medicine (NVCG), Dr Hortoglu is an expert on innovative technologies in the field. “That doesn’t mean we follow every trend that pops up. Before we invest in something, this technique has to prove itself. Trends 68 | Issue 74 | February 2020