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The University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) offers high quality services in the delivery of reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery.  CHUV, as a University Institute, offers a wide range of treatments realized with the help of some of the world’s most advanced equipment.  Additionally, CHUV performs revascularization, cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, and transgender surgery.  It also participates in the management and treatment of burns and other chronic skin conditions.  CHUV has been known for many years, as a center of reference in Switzerland and Europe for the treatment of burns.


Medical practices abroad may be very different than those you are used to at home. CHUV’s services, under the leadership of Dr. Wassim  Raffoul, Professor and Director of Plastic Surgery at CHUV, are highly specialized in reconstructive surgery.  They are reforming and reshaping malformations and other mutilations that may affect any part of the body.  Different techniques are used to fix these anomalies present at birth or occurring during a car accident or daily living activities.



CHUV’s specialists practice interventions that include:


  • Elective procedures performed when the patient has a desire to improve his or her physical appearance

  • Management of fractures and open wounds of trauma or severe trauma

  • Nerve reconstruction

  • Reconstruction of the fingers

  • Reconstruction of the surface of the thorax after removal of a tumor

  • Skin reconstruction from samples of your own skin


CHUV’s most common procedures performed are:


  • Abdominoplasty

  • Blepharoplasty

  • Body lift

  • Breast augmentation

  • Breast reduction

  • Cervicofacial lift

  • Dermolipectomy

  • Ears

  • Lipostructure

  • Liposuction

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Thigh lift


Each procedure at CHUV is performed on an individual basis, depending on the circumstance and request.  CHUV’s healthcare team will be able to advise the client/patient on what to expect from the procedure.  The healthcare team will describe the different elements to consider and possible client/patient techniques to plan the best time for plastic surgery.  Please do not hesitate to contact an Xcell associate if you are interested in an intervention that does not appear on the above list. Our associates will work with the healthcare team to ensure we can meet your personalized medical request. 


During your consultation, the surgeon analyzes your request and indicates whether a process with your health insurance is useful. Health insurance reimbursement is determined after analysis and on a case-by-case basis.  A team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and radiographers support clients/patients during their visit.


We look forward to serving you on your desired need for medical care in beautiful Switzerland! 

Medical Care & Treatment Services 



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