MY PHILOSOPHY

« Plastic surgery for physical and mental well-being »

« Understanding, listening and respect the human being »

« Quality, elegance, beauty and discretion »

Dr. P. Castus

Head of department of Plastic Surgery at the Europe Hospitals, Brussels
RBSPS Secretary General
ISAPS National Secretary

MY PASSION

My passion for plastic surgery began very early in my medical studies and never stopped growing, pushing me tirelessly to learn, to progress, to interact and to search for excellence.

My training in plastic surgery was a period during which I met and interacted with a wide variety of people. It allowed me to share the invaluable experience and passion of a large number of surgeons, many of them strong and committed personalities, who liked to push the limits of what was possible.

After my training, I was chief registrar at Geneva University Hospitals for two years, from 2008 to 2010. This was a period devoted to microsurgery, rhinoplasty and facial reconstruction.

Before returning to Belgium I did fellowships in aesthetic surgery for the face and breasts in Brazil and Barcelona. This experience confirmed that aesthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery make the same demands and require the same rigour, that they are complementary, but require their own distinct teams and environments.

Today I am head of the plastic surgery department at the Cliniques de l’Europe, which counts 4 plastic surgeons. My reconstructive surgery is devoted to breast reconstruction, especially microsurgery, and facial reconstruction following the removal of skin cancers. My aesthetic work is focused on rhinoplasty, aesthetic facial surgery and aesthetic breast surgery.

Since March 2019 I have extended my aesthetic work to include a private practice as well, P.C.Esthetic, where I offer consultations and perform procedures under local anaesthesia.

MY CAREER

1995-2002

Medical studies at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

1998-2000

Research assistant in Plastic Surgery at the laboratory of experimental surgery at UCL

2002

Doctor of Medicine degree (UCL)

2002-2008

Training in plastic surgery with 2 years of general surgery (Clinique St Elisabeth, Uccle) and 4 years of plastic surgery (CHU Bordeaux, CHU Liege, CHU Lille, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Taiwan, CHLuxembourg)

2008

Specialist degree in plastic surgery (UCL), recognition as a Fellow of the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum, certification and authorization by the Belgian Ministry of Health(FPS Health) to use the professional title of Plastic Surgery Specialist, with INAMI (Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance) ID number 1-89395-46-210.

2008 - 2010

Chief Registrar at the Geneva University Hospitals

2010

Fellowships in aesthetic surgery in Brazil and Barcelona

2011

Recruitment to the Plastic Surgery Department of the Cliniques de l’Europe, Brussels

2013

Head of Plastic Surgery Department of the Cliniques de l’Europe, Brussels

Scientific Advisor to the RBSPS

2015

Secretary General of the RBSPS

2018

Consultant in Rhinoplasty at the Erasmus University Hospital Brussels

National Secretary of ISAPS

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS


  • Is Salvage of Recently Infected Breast Implant After Breast Augmentation or Reconstruction Possible ? An experimental study



    H Castus P , Heymans O , Melin P, Renwart L, Henrist C, Hayton E, Mordon S, Leclère FM

    Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2018 Apr;42(2): 362-368. 


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  • Index reconstruction by means of a fasciocutaneous thenar flap


    Hugon S, Castus P, Schoofs M

    PRS. 2010 July; 126 (1): 43e-44e.

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  • Sensibility of the abdomen after high superior tension abdominoplasty 


    M Castus P, Grandjean FX, Tourbach S, Heymans O

    Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2009 Dec;54(6):545-50.

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          • A case of iatrogenic scrotal elephantiasis: reconstruction of the scrotal purse and a cutaneous sleeve for the penis with local skin flaps


            Masia D, Castus P, Delia G, Casoli V, Martin D
            
Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2008 Feb;53(1):79-83.
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      • Filling of a lateral pre-malleolar soft tissue defect with the extensor digitorum brevis flap and the abductor digiti minimi flap

        Castus P, Delia G, Masia D, Casoli V, Chauveaux D, Martin D
        Ann Chir Plast
        Esthet. 2007 Apr; 52(2), 140-3.

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    • Liposuction : Review of the techniques, innovations and application

      Heymans O, Castus P, Grandjean FX, Van Zele D
      Acta Chir Belg. 2006 Nov-Dec; 106(6): 647-53.
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    • Muscular Versus Non-Muscular Free Flaps for Soft Tissue Coverage of Chronic Tibial Osteomyelitis

      Pablo P, Castus P, Dubois-Ferrière V, Meia Rüegg E, Uçkay I, Assal M, Pittet-Cuénod B, Modarressi A
      www.wjps.ir /Vol.7/No.3/September 2018: 294 – 300
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EDUCATION AND CONGRESSES

International ISAPS Fresh Cadaver Aesthetic Dissection Course on Facial Anatomy and Rhinoplasty

Liège, Belgium (2018-2019)

D.U. Anatomie des lambeaux

Bordeaux, France (2012-2017)

BRA-day conferences, European clinics

Brussels Belgium (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

European Rhinoplasty course

Brussels, Belgium (2018-2019)

HUMANITARIAN

Humanitarian Mission

(facial reconstruction, consequences of NOMA)
Niger 2009

Patronage

Patronage of Dr Moussa Daou and his New Face association (treatment of NOMA)
Niger 2014