Patrick Tonnard


M.D. degree with cum laude at University of Gent, Belgium 1980-1987
Assistant Resident in General Surgery, University Hospital Gent, Belgium(Prof. Dr. F. Derom), August 1987-February 1990
Fellow in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hôpital du Tondu, Bordeaux, France (Prof. Dr. Jacques Baudet), February-July 1990
Assistant Resident in the Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium (Prof. Dr. Guido Matton), February 1990-June 1993
Fellow in the department of Craniomaxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, Hospital Gea Gonzalez, Mexico City, Mexico (Prof. Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio), July-December 1993
Fellow in the department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt Unversity, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (Dr. Patrick Maxwell), January 1994
Fellow in the department of Plastic Surgery, University of Chicago/St-Joseph Hospital, Chicago, USA (Dr. Gary Burget), February 1994
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St. Luke Hospital Gent, Belgium,  since March 1994
Founder and Co-director of the private clinic “Coupure Centre for Plastic Surgery” in Gent, Belgium since 1997 
Co-founder and co-director of the “Esthetic Medical Center II” (E:MC²) in St-Martens-Latem, Belgium in 2007.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Rhinoplastic Surgery, University Hospital Gent, Belgium, 1994 -2006


Member of :
-the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery (RBSPS)   
-the Belgian Association for Burn Injuries
-the International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ICAPS)
-the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery
-the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum Belgicum (CCP)
-the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
-the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS)
-the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)

Diplomate of :
-the European Board of Plastic Surgeons (EBOPRAS)

- Price of the best paper presented at the EURAPS meeting, Vienna, 2003
- Raymond Vilain Award  for an outstanding scientific presentation at the ASAPS meeting in Boston, 2003 and in Vancouver 2004
- Ideas and Innovation Award at the ISAPS meeting in Rio de Janeiro, 2014: “Nanofat grafting”


Author of 36 scientific papers in A1 and A2 peer reviewed international publications

Oral Communications:
More than 200 scientific papers communications, invited lectures and courses on national and international congresses

- scientific:
“The MACS-lift – Short-Scar Rhytidectomy”, Patrick Tonnard, Alexis Verpaele. Quality Medical Publishing, St. Louis, 2004
“Short-Scar Face Lift – operative strategies and techniques”, Patrick Tonnard, Alexis Verpaele. Quality Medical Publishing, St-Louis, 2007
- popular:
“Schone Schijn” A manual for plastic surgery patients with information and answers to questions in great demand. Patrick Tonnard.  Van Halewijck, 2000
“Verliefd op het tweede gezicht”, an interview on technical and philosophical questions on facial rejuvenation surgery. Patrick Tonnard, Alexis Verpaele, Houtekiet, 2009

Book Chapters:
•The MACS-Lift Short Scar Rhytidectomy. Patrick TONNARD, Alexis VERPAELE. Quality Medical Publishing. The Art of Aesthetic Surgery. Principles & Techniques. Ed. Foad Nahai, St. Louis, Misouri, 2005, Volume II, 969-1016

•Lower Third of the Face: Indications and Limitations of the Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift, Alexis VERPAELE, Patrick TONNARD. Clinics in Plastic Surgery – Facelifts, Part II. Ed: Malcolm D. Paul. W.B. Saunders Company/ Elsevier. Philadelphia, Pensylvania, 2008, October – volume 35, 4, p. 645-659

•The MACS-Lift – Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift. Patrick TONNARD, Alexis VERPAELE. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Aesthetic Surgery of the Facial Mosaic. Ed. Dimitrije E. Panfilov. 2007, p. 359-365

•Combining Microfat Grafting with the MACS-Lift Face Lift and with Facial Reshaping Procedures. Patrick TONNARD, Alexis VERPAELE. Quality Medical Publishing. Fat Injection: From Filling to Regeneration. Ed. Syd Coleman, Ricardo Mazzola, St. Louis, Misouri, 2009, Volume II, p. 321-372

•MACS Facelift. Patrick TONNARD, Alexis VERPAELE. Elsevier. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Ed. Aston, Steinbrech, Walden, London, 2009, p. 137-148

- Conductor of several third world projects. Surgical mission projects for cleft lip and palate patients in Myanmar since more than 15 years. 
- Founding member of the eye and plastic surgery mission organization “See & Smile”. For more information please see