“It is often said that plastic surgeons treat their patients from head to toe, and from babies to grandparents, and plastic surgery is surely the most diverse kind of surgery. The name is derived from the Greek word plastikē, meaning ‘to mould’, and that indeed is the plastic surgeon’s job: to repair, restore or improve the form and operation of tissue.”
Ian specialises in surgery in the head and neck area, skin cancer surgery and soft tissue tumours. Focusing on and listening to the patient are the core of the treatment, helping Ian to arrive at the best possible solution and treatment, considering the patient’s life situation.
“It is important for me that the patient feels completely safe during the consultation and the procedure. And when I operate, I concentrate fully on what I’m doing, and I’m extremely meticulous.”
The recipe for a successful outcome consists of, on the one hand, a customer that knows exactly what is going to be done and what the expected result will be, and on the other hand a surgeon that is fully committed to achieving the best possible outcome. “Complete trust between the two, with a touch of humour. Humour is okay during a consultation, as laughter is an excellent antidote against tension.”
Surgical treatment of skin cancers and benign skin alterations anywhere on the body are Ian’s special expertise. He also specialises in the removal and correction of any larger alterations with transfers and flaps, minimising scarring.
“I am also good at the diagnostics and treatment of various subcutaneous and even deeper growths and tumours. I can also treat and repair old scars and amputation stump problems.”
“I am intrigued by the creative aspect of my work, and applying it to find the best possible treatment for each patient.”