24 Loretto Convent Rd, Curepipe, Mauritius.     |       rgunessee@yahoo.com     |       +230 6747995


Since the first of February 1991, I have been employed by the Ministry of Health as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with the biggest hospital in Mauritius, with 625 beds, where I am in charge of both the Burns Unit and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department.

The Burns Unit consists of both a female and male ward, with a 25-bed capacity each and 5 Beds in Intensive Care Unit Burns. The Plastic Surgery Department shares the beds of two male and two female wards with the Orthopaedic Department.

There was also a constant increase in the number of plastic surgery cases treated by me during the past thirty years, and some of the pathologies treated by me, are the following:

  • Hand surgery such as tendons, nerves, blood vessels repairs, fractures as well as amputations, degloving injuries
  • Polytraumas with extensive tissue loss
  • Breast surgery
  • Post-burn reconstructive surgery such as contractures, keloids, etc
  • Cervico-facial surgery, excisions of tumours and reconstructive surgery
  • Orbital surgery after facial trauma
  • Skin tumours, such as melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, etc
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive surgeries by flaps and tissue-expanders
  • Cranio-facial surgery
  • Congenital malformations like hypospadias

During the past twenty years, I have been improving substantially the surgical care and medical treatment at the Burns Unit and consequently, I have been able to bring down the mortality rate over the successive years, although, there has been a constant rise in the number of admissions at the same time.

Furthermore, I am involved in:

  • Teaching sessions for young doctors, nursing staff, nursing students, Red Cross, other governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Setting-up of a high-standard Maxillo cranio-facial head & neck surgery unit in Mauritius
  • Seminars and conferences
  • Regular talks on the local radio and television stations
  • Exchange of opinions and techniques with visiting professors

Since 1993, I have been appointed as Advisor to the Ministry of Health. I have been in charge of the planning and surveillance of the construction of a new Burns Unit at the Victoria Hospital, comprising a five bed ICU, specialised reanimation rooms, operation theatre, recovery room, sterilising unit, etc.

Professional Education


Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (First Class) other formal trainings


Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
L.S.C.P.R.: Licence Speciale en Chirurgie Plastique et Reparatrice (French)/ Postgraduate Degree in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
This is a full time six years postgraduate course consisting of:
three years compulsory training in General Surgery:
Abdominal surgery where laparatomyes including viscus intestinal surgeries especially repairs after cancer resections ,gastrectomy ,Head and Neck Surgeries including cancers and traumas ,breast surgeries including urogenital system,cardiac surgery ,another three years super-specialisation in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery U.L.B., Universite Libre de Bruxelles (= Free University Brussels), Brussels, Belgium(refer to annex 1 and annex 11)


Military Hospital Brussels, Brussels, Belgium,Specialised Training in Burn.


Breast Surgery Brugman Hospital Brussels Belgium.


Microsurgery Training applied to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1989) University Hospital Gasthuisberg BELGIUM.


Gynaecological Microsurgery,University Hospital Gasthuisberg,(Catholic University Louvain), Louvain, BELGIUM.


Training in Cervico-Facial Surgery especially in cancer and reconstructive.BELGIUM,BRUSSEL,BELGIUM
Coordinator & Instructor for Microsurgery at Brugmaan University Hospital




The Canniesburn Flap Training in Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Canniesburn University Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM


Craniofacial Surgery
By Professor Dr. A. Madaree, Consultant/Head of Department, Wentworth Hospital, Nathal University, Durban, South Africa. 6(a)-1999 Plastic & Reconstructive Bombay Hospital Prof Gupta India.


Ear-Reconstructive Surgery.
By Professor Dr. Reinisch, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, U.S.A.


Male Urogenital Malformations.
By Professor Dr. Weismer, Nathal University, Durban, South Africa.


Training in liposuction. (2 months)
By professor Gerard Illouz founder of liposuction, Plastic and Reconstructive cosmetic surgeon Saint – Louis Hospital Paris .FRANCE.


Training in Lipofilling.
European Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, European Section of ESPRAS9th Congress ESPRAS, Rome, Italy by Professor G. Magalon,

  • Surgical Treatment of Skin Tumors, by Professors R. E. A. Nordstrom,U.K
  • Breast Augmentation, by Professor P. Heden,
  • Facial Nerve Reconstruction, by Professor P.J. Guelinckx, Belgium
  • Micro Graft Hair Transplantation, by Professor G. Sikos, Japan
  • Micrograft and Unifollicular Unit, by Professor P. Laufaurie,
  • Reconstruction of the Ear, by Professor F. Firmin, France
  • Botulinum Toxin, by Professor M. Signorini,


The Fifth International Course on Perforator Flaps Professor Phillip Blondeel, Gent, Belgium


Participated on 7th Osteogenic distraction work- shop, Stuttgart Hospital, Stuttgart University, Germany


Prof. Knipper, Paris, Operated jointly at Victoria Hospital – Rhinoplasty


Participated in International Society for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Krukenberg, South Africa – workshop and training.Prof. A.Madaree, Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wentworth Hospital, Durban, Kwazula Natal, South Africa – Joint Surgeries at Victoria Hospital. 1998 Plastic and reconstructive Surgery


Cranio Facial, craniosynostosis,.. etc 2000 Maxillofacial malformations


Urogenital malformations- S.Africa


11th Asian Congress of Plastic Surgery, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.


Attended 10th Congress ESPRA, Athens, Greece.


National Cancer Program workshop, Domaine des Pailles, Mauritius.


International Cancer Registry, Intrercontinental, Balaclava , Mauritius.


Breast Reconstruction workshop cum Camp at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Victoria Hospital October.


Breast Reconstruction workshop cum Camp at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Victoria Hospital October.

Dr. R.Gunessee, Consultant in Charge, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns Unit, Victoria HospitalDr. Samuel Kaul, Sr Consultant and Head of Surgical Oncology Unit, Appollo Cancer Institute, Delhi Dr. Shahin Nooreyezdan, Sr. Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Indraprastha, Apollo Hospital, Delhi Professor Mark Grannick, Professor of Surgery, Chief Division of Plastic Surgery, New Jersey Medical School U.S.A November 2008November 2009 November 2010.


Participated, AESURG and ISAPS conferences, Khajuraho, India – March. 2011 -ISAPS Conference, Goa, India.
Joint Sessions with Dr Carol Benn, South Africa Members for International Society for Breast Cancer.


Workshop on Sentinel Lymph nodes, Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, Mauritius.


Surgical Sessions – Breast Cancer, Victoria Hospital, Mauritius.


Workshop on Sentinel Lymph Nodes, Victoria Hospital.


Workshop on Breast Cancer Chandigarh-India -Craniofacial conference - Delhi India.


AESURG and ISAPS Conference Rajasthan – India.


Burns Conference-Ludhiana –India.

Professional Experience


Registered Medical Prationer at SSRNH posted
General Medcine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopedics, Traumatology and Casualty , Emergency and General Surgery.


Cardiac Surgery with visiting surgeon Prof Hassen Raffa from Saudi Arabia.


Free Medical Services
Human Service Trust, Islamic Cultural Centres


Consultant in Charge, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burn, Victoria Hospital, Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius.


1998 Head of Department (Consultant), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department and Burns Unit (Ministry of Health), Victoria Hospital, Candos, Mauritius, In charge of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department and Burns Unit. Clinical works, ward-rounds, operating programme, etc, Responsible for the training of medical and paramedical personnel in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns. Responsible for the training of doctors and nursing staff in Hand Surgery. Responsible for the training in Microsurgery. Executive member of the Equipment Committee, Ministry of Health. Lecturer at the University of Mauritius in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Feb. 1991 - Dec. 1997

Senior Specialist, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ministry of Health,
Victoria Hospital, Candos, Mauritius

  • In charge of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Burns Unit, Victoria Hospital.
  • Responsible for the setting-up of the first Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department in Mauritius as well as for the training programme for the medical and paramedical staff, Responsible for the up-grading of the existing Burns Unit including the planification and construction of new premises, comprising five beds I.C.U., saline bath, weighing platform room, modern operation theatre, etc.
  • Initiated and responsible for the training of doctors and nursing staff in Hand Surgery.
  • Initiated and responsible for the training in Microsurgery.
  • Executive member of the Equipment Committee, Ministry of Health.
  • Lecturer at the University of Mauritius in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Participation in medical education programmes of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).

1991 to Date

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon,
"La Clinique Mauricienne" (Private Hospital), Reduit, Mauritius.
Appollo Bramwell Hospital, Reduit, Mauritius.
Clinique Lorette”, Curepipe, Mauritius.
« Clinique du Nord », Baie du Tombeau, Mauritius.
Private practice.


Commissioned the setting up of a modern Burns Unit, including Intensive Care Unit and Operation Theatre.
Advisor as regards the technical specifications of equipment, building and lay-out plan; co-ordinating the involved committees.


Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon, University Hospital Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium. Resident and Microsurgery.


Coordinator and Instructor for Microsurgery Training, University Hospital Brugmann, U.L.B., Brussels, Belgium. Instructor in Microsurgery Techniques for Plastic Surgeons, E.N.T. Surgeons, Gynaecologists, etc...


General Practitioner and Medical and Health Officer, MOH, SSRNH. Being a General Practitioner then, worked in various units, such as General Medicine, Traumatology, Emergency, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, etc....


Breast Augmentation surgery, also known as Breast Enhancement, is ideal for women who may be have small and want larger breasts and to be able to fit into a normal bra, or wear a bikini to the beach. Dr R Gunessee is a Mauritius based plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation procedures using the latest in breast enhancement techniques. Dr Gunessee, enjoys a reputation as one of Mauritius’s most respected and internationally renowned plastic surgeons known widely for Breast Uplift Surgery.

Additionally, a Breast Augmentation is ideal for women who would like a round and full cleavage or women who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast Augmentation can naturally restore your shape and make you feel confident about your body. Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic operation that changes a women’s appearance and look of the breast. Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure in which the size, shape and contour of a person’s breast is changed using breast implants, with a natural or shaped implant in a subpectoral pocket. A breast augmentation is often performed as part of a mummy makeover. If there is one decision which will fundamentally determine whether you are happy with your breast augmentation, it is the size implants you choose to have inserted.

An expertly performed breast augmentation can transform the way others see your body and the way you see yourself. A breast augmentation can:
- Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
- Even out proportions of the breasts

Breast Reduction Surgery | Mauritius Plastic Surgeon

What is a Breast Reduction?
A breast reduction procedure (or Mammoplasty), is a procedure that can improve the shape, appearance, and size of heavy breasts. The area treated is the breast, and can also improve skin ptosis. The aim of breast reduction is to relieve the weight of large, heavy breasts and improve physical discomfort, skin chaffing, and indentations in the skin.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Reduction Procedure?
- Reduce back, neck and shoulder pain
- Improve the position, shape and appearance of the breast mound and areola nipple complex
- Reduce breast volume (weight and size)
- Reshape and reposition the breasts and nipples

Reduction Mammoplasty, wider known as Breast Reduction Surgery, is a surgery which revolves around reducing the size of overly large breasts. It is recommended for patients who wish to achieve a more proportionate size of breasts. Breast Reduction Surgery is performed by removing excess glandular tissue, skin and breast fat. The aim of Breast Reduction Surgery is to allow women with overly large breasts to overcome the restrictions associated with movement, physical pain or social discomfort, caused by excess breast tissue.

Reduction Mammoplasty is a way to:
- Improve the proportions, allowing for an attractive silhouette
- Relieve women from the pain associated with overly heavy breasts
- Resize or reposition nipples to be more in line with the overall breast shape
- Even up breast symmetry

About the Breast Reduction Surgery

How long is the breast reduction surgical procedure?
It takes between 2 to 4 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia

How is the anaesthesia administered?
Through Medications and General Anaesthesia

Breast Reduction Surgery allows you not only to reduce the size and weight of your breasts but also to reposition the nipples to be more in line with the overall shape of your breasts.

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