Alexis Verpaele is a plastic surgeon at the Coupure Center for Plastic Surgery in Ghent, and as a consultant at UGent and VUB. After completing his secondary studies at Sint Barbaracollege in Ghent, he studied medicine at the University of Ghent and obtained his medical degree in 1988. After specialist training in Ghent and in Norwich (United Kingdom) he became a recognized specialist in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in 1997. He earned a doctorate (PhD) at the Faculty of Medicine of the VUB in 2015 with his work on complication limitation in facelifts. Together with associate Patrick Tonnard he developed the MACS facelift technique, he wrote three scientific books, and he delivered several international scientific publications and contributions concerning aesthetic surgery of face, eyelids and breasts. Recent research mainly focuses on regenerative properties of fat transplantation (“nanofat”). He has been a member of the board of directors of the Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery since 2008, and is also an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He is a founding and active member of the NGO VZW See and Smile with which he performs plastic reconstructive interventions in less well-off countries.