As an experienced plastic surgeon, Drs. Karel Taams knows many aspects of plastic surgery and is specialized in cosmetic surgery, such as facial corrections, breast corrections, abdominal corrections, liposuction and lipofilling.


Native to Curacao, he finished secondary school and went to study medicine in The Netherlands. In 1988 he obtained his medical degree at the University of Amsterdam. He went on to specialize in general surgery, plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery training in Johannesburg, South Africa. After six years of specialization and work experience in the world’s busiest hospitals, he returned to the Netherlands.


fter working for a year at the University Hospital of Rotterdam, he was awarded his South African training in plastic surgery in the Netherlands. He then moved to the UK and started to work as a plastic surgeon for the National Health Service. There he worked for five years as a reconstructive plastic surgeon at the largest hospital in South West England: Derriford Hospital. He also performed aesthetic operations at the Nuffield private hospital. After twelve years of International experience, Drs. Taams returned to his native Curaçao, where he has further specialized in cosmetic surgery.


Drs. Taams follows his annual training at International plastic surgery conferences in the USA. He is a member of both the Dutch and American Societies for Plastic Surgeons.