Prof. Dr. René van der Hulst

The best thing about my profession is that you can come to something beautiful in consultation with the client. "

About René

‘The best part of my job is the combination of aesthetics, science and skills. You always want to deliver a customized solution. In doing so, it is important to assess whether an intervention will yield gains and to weigh the pros and cons properly.

‘The best part of my profession is that you can come up with something beautiful in consultation with the client.’

“The profession of plastic surgery is so beautiful because you can contribute a little bit to the quality of life of many people, so to speak.

‘Every day is a challenge to come up with the best solution with the least risk.’


I studied medicine in Maastricht and did my training as a plastic surgeon in Maastricht, Paris and Rotterdam.

I received my PhD in 1996, and since 2009 I have been department head and professor of plastic surgery at Maastricht University Medical Center. I also work at Zuyderland in Sittard/Geleen.

Areas of focus



Body & other


From 2012 to 2015, I served as president of the Dutch Plastic Surgery Society. I have contributed to more than 150 international publications including reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery.

I speak Dutch, English and German.

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