Dr. Alexander Cuno

Co-director of the center, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hair Restoration and Scalp Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Aesthetic and Laser Medicine

Dr. Alexander Cuno has a diverse background having lived in Switzerland, the UK, Belgium, Germany and Australia. He is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in ENT / head and neck surgery. He also does hair/scalp restoration, as well as aesthetic and laser medicine.

After his specialist training in Switzerland he became a fellow of the European Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery in 2012. He went on to sub-specialize in rhinology and facial plastic surgery. He did a formal fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Tuan Pham in Australia (IFFPSS / AAFPS), as well as in aesthetic surgery. He sat the International/American Board Examination in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Washington DC for which he was awarded the Claus Walter Award for Academic Excellence in Dallas in 2015. He is board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery by the IBCFPRS. He also holds diplomas in facial plastic surgery, as well as in hair restoration surgery from Lyon and in laser medicine from Paris.

He took over the practice of Dr. Horace Barsan end of 2015 in Geneva and then shortly after, the practice of Dr. Gabor Varadi, sharing his passion for facial plastic surgery.


Continued education is a top priority: he visits several international conferences every year, conferring with practitioners from around the world to ensure that his patients are offered the most state-of-the-art medical technologies available.  He has presented as a lecturer at numerous conferences. He is a contributing member on the written exam development committee of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of several local and international societies (see accreditations).

Dr. Arnaud Tripet

Co-director of the center, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing Evaluation Expert, Hair Restoration and Scalp Surgery

​Dr. Arnaud Tripet has been trained in ENT/Head and Neck surgery and in hair restoration surgery. His main interest is in head and neck surgery and oncology, as well as in nose and sinus surgery. He is an official expert in audiology and hearing evaluations. 

Dr. Tripet grew up and trained in Switzerland. After basic surgical training, he specialized ENT in Lausanne and Geneva. For many years he was chief resident at the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery of the University Hospital Geneva teaching residents and running busy head and neck clinics. He gained a lot of experience in complex head and neck, as well as in nasal sinus surgery. He took over the practice of renowned and former department head Professor Pierre Montandon in 2010 and has held a successful private practice since. In 2016 he took over the practice of Gabor Varadi as co-director. He also holds a diploma in hair restoration surgery from Paris. 

Continued education is a top priority: He visits several international conferences every year, conferring with practitioners from around the world to ensure that his patients are offered the most state-of-the-art medical technologies available. He is a member of several local and international societies (see accreditations).

Dr. Paul von Waechter-Gniadek

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Paul von Waechter-Gniadek is a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Switzerland and Germany. He trained in Geneva, Berlin, Göttingen, Délémont and in the canton of Bern.

His main focus lies in aesthetic surgery of the body with a particular interest in body contouring, breast surgery and rejuvenation surgery.

Continued education is one of his top priorities. He has presented as a lecturer at numerous conferences and has participated in several scientific publications.


He is a member of the surgical team of Placet e.v., which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to treat terror victims, especially children, who can not receive appropriate treatment in theirs countries of origin.

Dr. Laurent Smeets

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Laurent Smeets specialized in Plastic Surgery in Belgium, the UK, Australia and Switzerland. He became Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Surgery in 2012. Part of his basic plastic surgery training he was able to spend 6 months with Dr. Pfulg in aesthetic plastic surgery at "La Clinique" and one further year at the Queen Victoria Hospital in London in microvascular breast reconstruction. After receiving his specialist degree in 2012, he went on to pursue further fellowships. He spent one year in microvascular breast reconstruction at Queen Victoria Hospital in London. He then spent one year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia in reconstructive microvascular surgery. On his return to Europe in 2014, he then spent a few months with Dr. Tonnard and Verpaele at the reknown Coupure Center for Plastic Surgery in Ghent.

He recently finished an academic appointment at a University Hospital of the Free University of Brussels. He has now settled down in Switzerland in Neuchatel, Fribourg and is joining us in Geneva.

His main area of interest is aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. His main focus is on aesthetic surgery of the body. Dr Smeets has published in numerous papers and has made many communications at international conferences.

Emilie Metral

Medical and Administrative Assistant, Functional Ear and Balance Explorations

Mrs. Metral is a medical secretary and assistant. She worked in a hospital environment before joining the private practice of Dr. Arnaud Tripet in 2012. She coordinates our surgical agendas and is responsible for the bookings.  Emilie makes sure that all the finances of the office are kept in order. She also serves as patient liaison. Under the supervision of Dr. Tripet she does the functional hearing explorations. 

Her experience and her great competence together with her kind empathy make her a highly valued interlocutor for all patients and members of the team in our office.

Cindy Délémontez

Cosmetic Care Coordinator, Aesthetician, Dermopigmentation

Ms. Delémontez has been trained as a beautician, then she gained a significant experience in cosmeceutical treatments using various technologies. She worked by the side of Dr. Gabor Varadi as a surgical assistant and was responsible for cosmeceutical care of the center, such as kératothérapie, light therapy, radiofrequency, depresso-massage and waterbiojet. She participates to preoperative preparations and post-surgical treatments of our patients, especially in facial treatments, which are one of the poles of excellence of our Centre.

​By attending many of the operations, she is able to offer the highest quality post-operative follow-up. Her great skill and dedication accompanied by exceptional human qualities makes her an irreplaceable interlocutor for our patients.

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