Dr. Moustapha Hamdi graduated in 1990 at the University of Damascus Syria as a doctor of medicine, surgery and obstetrics. He moved to Belgium and did an internship in general and plastic surgery at the various hospitals of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Then he was part of the academic staff of the Hospital in Glasgow Canniesburn engaged in microsurgery and breast reconstruction between 1996-1997. Between 1999 and 2011, Professor Hamdi was one of staff members of the Plastic Surgery Department in Gent University Hospital where he also presented his doctoral thesis for pedicled Flaps in Breast Surgery: a new concept. In 2005 he worked three months along with the staff of the PACES Clinic in Atlanta. There he focused mainly on aesthetic surgery of the eyelids and facial rejuvenation. Since 1 April 2011, Moustapha Hamdi has worked as a department head in the department of plastic surgery of the Brussels University Hospital. He is also attached to the Medical Institute Edith Cavell in Brussels.