19 July 2020



What is plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery?

Plastic surgery covers both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Made necessary historically because of wars, beginning with the First World War, reconstructive surgery was used to rebuild and improve the appearance of the body following a congenital deformity, an accident or a surgical intervention. Cosmetic surgery is intended for people who wish to improve their physical appearance to make them feel better about themselves, according to their own judgement.


Why resort to plastic, reconstructive or cosmetic surgery?

Restorative surgery aims to restore the integrity of the body and face, so that the person can rebuild himself, physically and morally, after a trauma - burns, bites, accidents... It also intervenes to correct a malformation, such as a harelip in a child or an excessively large chest. Restorative surgery also focuses on reconstructing the body damaged by a surgical act, such as the fitting of a breast prosthesis following a breast removal (mastectomy). In a society where appearance is of prime importance, cosmetic surgery aims to restore self-esteem and this is exactly our main aim at Aestheticare - Refining a silhouette, liposuction of the stomach or legs, nose correction (rhinoplasty), facelift, intimate surgery.


Why choose Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck?

Honesty. Dedication. Passion. These qualities often prove to be a guarantee of reliability, such as transparency in terms of the whole procedure that is going take place during the surgery. This is why Dr. Didier Van Den Broeck remains one of the best in Cosmetic Surgery in Mauritius. He inspires confidence in the person who is about to be transformed by his care and ensures that when the persons leaves the surgery, the latter finds himself/herself naturally beautiful.


What are the risks of a cosmetic surgery operation?

Although cosmetic surgery is very successful today, the operations it requires, like any surgical act, involve risks of which the patient must be informed. These operations require anesthesia, local or most often general, whose related risks are exposed by the anesthetist during the pre-anesthetic consultation. The surgeon must also take care to prevent and eliminate infectious and hemorrhagic risks. In addition, some people heal better than others, although hypertrophic scars (excess tissue) usually flatten after a few months. As for breast prostheses and implants, they can cause allergies, displacement or indurations that the practitioner must treat. Finally, cosmetic surgery presents psychological risks. The transformation is not insignificant, and the results can prove to be disappointing compared to the expected dream. Beware also of the temptation to multiply operations to feel better. The risks are not negligible.