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Dr. Afschin Ghofrani

Plastic/Aesthetic and Hand Surgeon, Germany


Dr. Ghofrani is an internationally renowned German board certified Plastic/Aesthetic Surgeon and Hand Surgeon.  Since 1992 he has been working in the field of plastic/aesthetic surgery, hand surgery, reconstructive surgery as well as burns and trauma treatment and is a trained and certified emergency doctor with many years of experience in intensive care medicine.  In 2012 he founded the Aestheticon Plastic Surgery Center in JLT/ Dubai. Before that he was heading successfully the Department for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery at the Evangelic Hospital in Giessen/ Germany for 8 years.

During his professional career, Dr. Ghofrani has been performing a vast number of surgeries and has been treating patients from all over the world, including politicians and business leaders as well as celebrities from the music, show/ film and sports business.

Dr. Ghofrani’s main focus is on plastic/aesthetic surgeries and his spectrum encompasses the entire field of this specialization, including procedures such as:

  • Plastic/aesthetic facial surgery: face and neck lift, forehead and eyebrow lift, eye lid surgery, rhinoplasty, lip shaping, liposuction, ear correction, facial fat reduction and transfer, cheek and chin augmentation
  • Plastic/aesthetic breast surgery: breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction for both genders, breast diseases and reconstruction, nipple surgery, implant revision and removal
  • Plastic aesthetic body surgery: tummy tuck, fat transfer, liposuction, body lifting and shaping, buttock lift, arm and thigh lift, mommy makeover intimate procedures, sweating
  • Filler and Botulinumtoxin treatments: of face and body, lipofilling, excessive sweating, gummy smile
  • Plastic/ Reconstructive surgery: lifting after weight loss, tumor surgery, scar correction, mole/ wart/ skin tag removal etc.

 

Dr. Ahmed Khashaba

Professor of Plastic Surgery, Body Contouring & Breast Surgeon, Egypt


Dr. Ahmed Khashaba is an Emeritus Professor of Plastic Surgery at Zagazig University, Egypt since 1997. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ESPRS) for the past ten years, and the Vice President of the same society last year. He was trained as a plastic surgeon in Glasgow, Scotland and at Canniesburn, where he worked with Ian Mcgregor and David Soutar. He is also the official Egyptian Delegate to the newly founded ICOPLAST and a Member of ISAPS.

Dr. Ahmed Aly Abulfadl Khashaba previous professional positions include; Resident in General and Plastic Surgery where he worked in the Department of General Surgery (Plastic Surgery unit) at the Assiut University in Egypt between the years of 1977 to 1982. He then moved on to become an Assistant lecture in Plastic Surgery in May 2982 to September 1988 at the Zagazig University and become a lecturer in Plastic Surgery at the same university.

As well as being a member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ESPRS), Dr. Ahmed Aly Abulfadl Khashaba is also a member of the Egyptian Society of Surgery of the Hand and Microsurgery since 2009. In 1981, he became a member of the Egyptian Society of Surgeons (ESS). 

Dr. André Mattos

Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Brazil


Dr. André Mattos is a full time guest Specialist Plastic Surgeon and one of Rio de Janeiro’s leading names in Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Mattos has performed more than 5000 surgeries in the 25+ years of his Plastic Surgeon experience.  Dr. Mattos graduation in medicine in 1987 from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Dr. André Mattos was shaped by experience and had his graduation alongside Dr. Ivo Pitanguy and built his solid career based on his comfortable private clinic, accommodating not only Brazilian patients but also foreign ones from many other countries.

He is a Member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery and full member of several of the most important societies of plastic surgery, as SBCP, the ISAPS and the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

His specialties include: 

  • Breast Enhancement: Augmentation, Lift, Reduction, Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement,
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift
  • Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Treatment, Fat grafting & Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing, Botox®, Filler Treatments

Dr. Badr Abdulrauf

Facial Aesthetic and Pediatric Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, KSA


Dr. Badr Abdulrauf is a Saudi plastic surgeon. He earned his Undergraduate degree from King Abdulaziz University and his Burns Research Fellowship and Plastic Surgery Residency training from the University of Manitoba, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship from the University of Toronto and Fellowship of Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada in 2000.

Dr. Abdulrauf joined KFSHRC Jeddah in 2001 as a Consultant and established the Section of Plastic Surgery. He introduced several new Reconstructive procedures to the institution including Pediatric Facial Reconstruction, Combined Cleft care, Complex Hand Surgery, Brachial Plexus Surgery, Microtia Surgery, Tissue Expansion and Post Oncologic Reconstruction.

Dr. Abdulrauf is currently the Section Head and Director of the Residency Training Programme in the Department of Surgery at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center- Jeddah.  He is the Founder of “Art and Science Clinic” in Jeddah which focuses on state of the art Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine. He is the Secretary General of the Saudi Scientific Association of Plastic Surgery & Burns.

Dr. Bander Al Aithan

Consultant Plastic Surgery, KSA


Dr. Bander Al Aithan is a highly specialized and highly trained Microsurgeon, currently a practicing consultant plastic surgeon as well as assistant professor at Princess Nourah University, Riyadh, KSA. From April 2011, Dr. Al Aithan also worked as a Plastic and reconstructive microsurgeon at King Fahad medical city in Riyadh, which is the main referral center for all oncology cases for Saudi ministry of health. From October 2008 till April 2011 Dr. Al Aithan worked at Military hospital in Riyadh as Micro surgeon. Main interest of Dr. Al Aithan is head and neck reconstruction with free tissue transfer as well as breast reconstruction after tumor ablation.

Dr. Bander Al Aithan is a board certified plastic surgeon. He did his undergraduate study at King Saud Univeristy, Riyadh followed by a General Surgery program. Dr. Al Aithan then moved on to do his plastic surgery postgraduate study at the Universityof Toronto, Canada, where he subspecialized in microsurgery.

Dr. Bander Al Aithan is a fellow of Royal College of Surgeon, also fellow of European board of plastic surgery and fellow of University of Toronto for microsurgery. Dr. Al Aithan is a member of the American Journal of Aesthetic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgery and a member of International Society of Plastic Surgery.
 

Dr. Bechara Atieh

Breast, Body Contouring and Facelift Specialist, Lebanon


Dr. Bechara Atieh is a Clinical Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr Atieh graduated from the American University of Beirut, trained in Plastic Surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Rosewell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Atieh is the current President of the Euro-Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters, President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent, Past President of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and the Lebanese Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Past President of the Pan Arab Association for Burns and Plastic Surgery, and the Executive Editor of the Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters as well as the section Editor for Body Contouring of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is member of the Editorial Board in several other scientific publications.

Dr. Atieh was a member of International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) Executive Committee and of the IPRAS Scientific Advisory Board and is the Chairman of IPRAS Training and Accreditation Committee. He was also Interim-President of International Committee for Quality Assurance, Medical Technologies and Devices in Plastic Surgery, IQUAM and IPRAS Professor of the Academy for Aesthetic Surgery.

Dr. Atieh has organized several local, regional and international congresses and instructional courses and was invited as a guest speaker to more than 120 conferences; he is as well the author of more than 200 scientific publications and chapters in reference books. He is also Editor of “Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery and Massive Weight Loss”, Bentham Science Publishers, Feb. 2012 and Editor of “Breast Cancer Surgery and the Principles of Oncoplastic Surgery for Partial and Total Breast Reconstruction”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Jan. 2016.        
 

Dr. Fawaz N. Al Balushi

Liposculpturing Specialist, Oman


Dr Fawaz N. Al Balushi from Sultanate of Oman graduated from Arabian Gulf University in 2003 with honors.

Dr Fawaz N. Al Balushi specializes in the following;

  • Specialized in Hand and Microsurgery from Unfallkrankenhaus - Hamburg Germany
  • Specialized in Burns surgery from Unfallkrankenhaus - Berlin – Germany
  • Cosmetic and breast surgery specialization from Schlosspark klinik  - Berlin Germany
  • Trauma surgery of the hand and tissue re-modeling in Khoula hospital – Oman

Dr Fawaz N. Al Balushi became a European Board Certified in 2011 and a year later he specialized in Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRAC) in Berlin, Germany. Dr Fawaz N. Al Balushi is also a member of the Oman medical specialization board member, Oman Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and last but not least, a member of the European Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr Fawaz N. Al Balushi has a huge interest in combining reconstructive surgery with the morphological cosmetics to bring the best in the function and shape.  Dr. Fawaz is currently working with Mediclinic Al Bateen as Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
 

Dr. Francisco De Melo

Face, Neck, Breast and Body Contouring Expert, Portugal


Dr. Francisco De Melo is a Board Certified Senior Plastic Surgeon with 18+ years of experience demonstrated in both public and private practice.  Areas of expertise include aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for the head, neck, and breast surgery: body contouring; hand surgery; oncoplastic surgery and chronic wound treatment. Recent experience has also encompassed the delivery of a wide range of CME accredited training courses in aesthetic medicine for medical professionals using the most advanced techniques.

Dr. Melo is licensed to practice as Plastic Surgeon Specialist by the Portuguese Medical Association (Ordem dos Medicos), Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Health City and is registered in the General Medical Council in the UK.

The relationships he has built over the years have always been of great importance to him.  As he believe a doctor-patient relationship goes beyond an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment, he pays great attention to patient-care and likes to provide as much information as needed to enable informed decisions which is the inspiration and driving force behind this blog.

Dr. Melo is currently based in Dubai, in Zo Skin Centre after many years of practice in the public and private sectors in Dubai and Lisbon. On the side of his practical practice, Dr. Melo is a faculty member in the Institute of medical Aesthetics in Dubai, and the A4m Aesthetics Anti-Aging Fellowship. He is a lecturer and a teaching assistant in many workshops with six published papers and a co-author of ten books.
 

Dr. George Bitar

Rhinoplasty Expert, USA


George Bitar, MD, FACS, a Lebanese-American board certified plastic surgeon, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington D.C. He is the Founder and Medical Director of The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute, founded in 2002, as a multi-location cosmetic surgery, skin care and laser institute in the Washington DC metropolitan area. His aesthetic areas of interest include first time and revision ethnic rhinoplasties, suture-suspension neck-lifts, trans-axillary breast augmentations with “No-touch technique”, and six-pack abdominal high definition etching. A strong advocate of patient safety, he operates at Inova Fairfax Hospital, one of the top 50 hospitals in the United States.
 
He is a leader in the field of plastic surgery who has lectured around the world in English and Arabic on cosmetic surgery, authored several book chapters, magazine articles, appeared on TV and Radio shows in the USA, the Arab world, and Brazil, discussing various aspects of cosmetic surgery including patient safety, suture-suspension neck-lifts, trans-axillary breast augmentations, plastic surgery after massive weight loss, and management of ethnic rhinoplasty. He has recently been featured in the 2017 book, “The 100” Meet 100 Influential Lebanese Figures Around the Globe. As the President-Elect of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent (APSLD) for 2020, Dr. Bitar is proud to host this esteemed association in Washington DC at the 6Th World Congress in 2021. 
 
Dr. Bitar’s educational journey started in Lebanon where he finished high school at the International College (I.C.). He then immigrated to the USA with his family where he finished his medical school at the George Washington School University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his general surgery residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Virginia. He did a one-year Aesthetic Fellowship at the Charlotte Plastic Surgery Center with ten board certified plastic surgeons including Dr. Felmont Eaves III, past president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Bitar then completed an International Aesthetic Fellowship with six of the top plastic surgeons in the world (Dr. Pitanguy in Brazil, Dr. Ellenbogen in Beverly Hills, Dr. Marchac in Paris, Dr. Mendelson in Australia, Dr. Widgerow in South Africa, and Dr. Giampapa in New York). He then founded the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute where he still works.
 
Dr. George Bitar has performed over 10,000 cosmetic facial, rhinoplasty, and body procedures, and has been named among the best plastic surgeons in America by Castle Connolly, US Airways, Newsweek magazines, and Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine. Also fascinated by the arts, Dr. Bitar applies his artistic talents to watercolor painting and photography and provides his patients their own unique, aesthetic harmony. Since his patients come from around the globe, his ethnic rhinoplasty practice is a very successful reflection of the intersection of the art and science of aesthetic surgery that Dr. Bitar enjoys. 
 
Dr. Bitar lives in the metropolitan Washington DC area with his wife Rima Khalaf Bitar, an electrical engineer, also of Lebanese origin, and their two children, John and Gabriella.
 

Dr. Ghazi A Althubaiti

Hand and Microvascular Surgeon, KSA


Dr. Ghazi A Althubaiti is Vice President of The Saudi Scientific Council of Plastic Surgery Attending Plastic. Dr. Ghazi A Althubaiti is a hand and Microvascular Surgeon and did his Residency in Plastic Surgery in Canada (2005-2010), followed by hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, USA. Dr. Althubaiti did a further fellowship in cancer reconstruction at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center in Houston USA.

Dr. Ghazi A Althubaiti also received his masters in Health administration from the University of Minnesota.

After he returned to KSA, Dr. Althubaiti was appointed as the Riyadh Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director.

Dr. Ghazi A Althubaiti currently holds the position of the Vice President of the scientific council of plastic surgery in Saudi Arabia. His main practice focuses on breast and extremity reconstruction.
 

Dr. Hani Abou Mayaleh

Consultant Plastic Surgery/ Rhinoplasty Expert, France


Dr. Hani Abou Mayaleh is a consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (head and neck).  He trained at Lyon and Bordeaux universities and received his post graduate degrees from Paris V and Montpellier universities in France. He qualified from the French Medical Doctors Council (double French Board).

Dr. Hani has pioneered several surgical techniques and protocols, and has carried out research in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (head and neck), particularly in Rhinoplasty (nose surgery), for which he published a new technique in 2011 in the International Review of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  In 2012, he participated in the Encyclopedia of Rhinoplasty "Advanced Aesthetic Rhinoplasty" published by Springer.

Dr. Hani has more than 18 years’ experience in France in facial Plastic Surgery, especially in Rhinoplasty, which represents the most important sector of his activities.
Dr. Hani Abou Mayaleh is a member of the French Medical Doctors Council, French Society of oto-rhino-laryngology, face and neck surgery, International Portman society of Otosurgery (Bordeaux-France) and Emirates Medical Association (plastic and reconstructive surgery & ENT).

His expertise are:

  • Rhinoplasty (main interest)
  • Facial plastic surgery  (face and neck lifting, upper and lower  blepharoplasties,  brow lift, mentoplasty, otoplasty, facial fat transfer,  PRP, Botox, fillers, mesotherapy)
  • Facial reconstructive surgery (tumors and flaps)
     

Dr. Labib Riachi

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Expert, USA


Dr. Labib E. Riachi, MD is a practicing OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist) in Westfield, NJ. Dr. Riachi graduated from St Georges University in 1996 and has been in practice for 22 years. He completed a residency at Seton Health System. He currently practices at Center of Advanced Pelvic Surgery and is affiliated with Trinitas Hospital Williamson Campus. Dr. Riachi accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare. Dr. Riachi is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Riachi's practice supports these languages: Spanish and French.

Dr. Riachi is a member of Lebanese Order of Physicians Licensure, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Lebanese State Licensure.

Dr. Riachi publications include the following:

Mitra, S.C; Seshan, S.V; Riachi, L: “Placental Vessel Morphometry in Growth Retardation and Increased Resistance Of The Umbilical Artery Doppler Flow”
The Journal Of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 9:181-286 (2000)

Riachi, L.; Neeraj, K.; Miklos, J.: “Repeat TVT Sling For The Treatment Of Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence” Case Report. International Urogynecology Journal, (June, 2002)

Riachi, L,; Provost, K.; “A New Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: TVT Abbrevo, a Shorter Sling with an Inside-out Transobturator Approach”
Surgical Technology International 23rd edition chapter book, (2013)



 

Dr. Mario Trelles

Plastic Aesthetic Surgeon, Spain


Dr. Mario Trelles, MD PhD is a seasoned, highly recognized general surgeon and plastic aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. He is internationally renowned for his expertise and contributions to laser advances in medicine and surgery.  He has held executive positions at numerous professional medical organizations and is Honorary Member of societies around the globe devoted to medicine, lasers, anti-aging and aesthetic surgery; including present terms as president of the European Society Laser Aesthetic Surgery (ESLAS), the Spanish Laser Society (SELMQ) and the European Laser Association (ELA). He is also a board member of the Laser Aesthetic Society of Cosmetic Surgeons (US).

On the academic front, Dr. Trelles is a professor at the University Catolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome for postgraduate diplomas in Lasers in Dermatology, a visiting professor at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic, and the director of Master programmes on Lasers in Medicine, College of Physicians, Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Trelles is the author of over 250 peer review articles, various books and numerous textbook chapters. He is also the international editor of the Dermatological Surgery Journal in the US. Additionally, Dr. Trelles is the president of the board of trustees for the Foundation Antoni de Gimbernat, a non-profit organization dedicated to research in medicine and is the director of the Instituto Medico Vilafortuny, Cambrils, Tarragona, Spain, a reference centre for academics in lasers in the European community.
 

Dr. Maurizio Persico

Specialist Plastic Surgery, Italy


Dr. Maurizio Persico is a Doctor specialized in Plastic Surgery with 25 year of experiences in Plastic and Cosmetic surgery. He completed his education and training in Italy and graduated from University of Rome “ La Sapienza”.  Dr.Maurizio Persico moved to the UK in 2004 where he is currently pursuing his current role as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon as a freelance and for Canova Medical, and as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Dubai. In the last 10 years, he performed around 4000 procedures.

Dr. Maurizio Persico provides treatment on most of cosmetic procedures in particular Breast surgeries (lifting, reduction and correction of congenital breast deformities) and Rhinoplasty.
Dr. Maurizio Persico is a member of the following International Medical Associations;

  1.  ISAPS - International Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon   
  2.  SICPRE - The Italian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  3.  ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery  
  4.  EAFPS - The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr.Maurizio Persico is registered on the Italian Ordine dei Medici (Italian GMC) with n.02092 since 1988. He is also registered on the General Medical Council UK No:4767547 since 2000 and is currently listed in the GMC Specialist Register as Plastic Surgeon.
 

Dr. Maurizio Viel

Liposuction, Fat injection, Breast Augmentation and Stem Cell Treatments Expert, Italy


Dr. Maurizio is permanently based in Dubai, Healthcare City. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Milan, Italy, followed by residency of five years in the Department of Plastic and Maxillo Facial Surgery in the University Hospital of Monza and finished his studies in aesthetic plastic surgery in London, UK with a fellowship of six months with Dr. F. Nicolle, sponsored by ISAPS and IPRS.

He has been practicing in Harley Street, since 1990 and 2008 in Dubai at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf. For more than 25 years, Dr. Maurizio has been  responsible for pioneering and introducing most of the plastic surgery procedures that are available today making them sought after not only by patients but by medical corporations to help train other surgeons and doctors globally. 

Dr. Maurizio was among the first surgeons to introduce into the market the highly demanded ultrasound liposuction procedure used all over the world; they also pioneered techniques for the penoplasty procedure in Europe and Middle East; and they have also been at the forefront of breast augmentation procedures and facial rejuvenation.  Always striving to offer patients the best and latest procedures but reducing downtime and discomfort.  Dr. Viel has always pushed boundaries for patient care but with the best possible natural results and is now working actively in the development of ADSC (Adipose Derived Stem Cells) treatment.   Since the last three years, Dr. Maurizio Viel has been actively developing a new technique and treatment with the use of adult mesenchymal stem cell for facial rejuvenation and body reshaping.  
 

Dr. Michael Salivaras

Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, Greece


Dr. Salivaras is Board Certified Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon and considered one of the foremost international experts in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the Brazilian, European, Emirates & International Society of Plastic Surgery, the American & International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Alumni Association of Professor Ivo Pitanguy and the Medical Society of the UK. He received his medical degree from the National University of Athens and his Post Graduate Certificate from the Pontifical Catholic University & Carlos Chagas Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with honors. He was awarded the Specialist Title of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon at the Institute Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro under the direct supervision of the “Patron” of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery, Professor Ivo Pitanguy. Dr. Salivaras is hosting annually, as Scientific Chairman, the International Congress of Aesthetic Surgery, Anti-Aging Medicine & Medical Spa in UAE and he is participating at the most worldwide attended Congresses in Brazil, USA & Europe, with a significant scientific work presented and published each time. Dr. Salivaras is featured regularly on the weekly TV make over “Joelle Show” on MBC network and other popular Middle Eastern & Gulf channels and in various local magazines and newspapers as well as in foreign media, for his innovative, scientifically based and safe cosmetic procedures, always highlighting the importance of a comprehensive approach to each and every patient and recognizing the necessity for an individualized treatment plan always respecting the beauty’s cultural characteristics of each region. Dr. Salivaras performs all types of cosmetic procedures, non-invasive, minimal invasive and extensive surgeries with personal contributions in body contouring procedures such as high definition abdominoplasties, gluteal definition by augmentation, liposculpting & lifting, calves reshaping, thigh liposculpting and liftings, combined breast lifting & augmentation surgeries, post extreme weight loss plastic surgeries, among various face/neck liftings, otoplasties and ethnic rhinoplasties as well as a plethora of non-invasive procedures such as neurotoxins, fillers, mechanical, laser and chemical peelings and thread liftings.
 

Dr. Moustapha Hamdi

Breast Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Expert, Belgium


Dr. Moustapha Hamdi is the professor and chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Brussels University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.  Dr. Moustapha Hamdi was born in Syria. He graduated from medical school of Damascus University.

Dr. Moustapha Hamdi did his training in general and plastic surgery in Brussels, Glasgow and Atlanta. He had worked as a professor in Gent University for 10 years. Currently, he is the head of the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in at the University of Brussels. He is also a consultant in the Edith Cavell Medical Institute.

Dr. Hamdi is an international speaker and organizer of many meetings and courses in Breast Surgery. His major expertise is breast reconstruction, mainly with perforator flaps.  He has also contributed in the edition of many books and chapters of aesthetic breast surgery.

Dr. Moustapha Hamdi is not only President of the Royal Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery (RBSPS) and a member of the Belgian Board of Plastic Surgery but he is an expert member of the high council of Ministry of health in Belgium.  He is also very active within the scientific committee of the European Society of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS); in addition, he is an honorary member in Australian, Colombian and Syrian societies and a member of the British (BAPS), International (ISAPS), American (ASPS and ASRM) and the World Society of Microsurgery (WSRM) societies.
 

Dr. Nicolas Dominguez

Plastic Surgeon Specialized in Breast Reconstruction, Mexico


Dr. Dominguez is a Mexican Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with 25 years of experience in the field of Plastic and reconstructive surgery with experience and enthusiasm in the subject of modern breast reconstruction.

He studied his plastic and reconstructive surgery residence under the tutelage of "Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio" recognized in life as a distinguished and honorary of the world elite plastic surgeons.

Dr. Nicolas Dominguez Belongs to different Medical Associations of Plastic Surgery prestigious nationally and internationally, among which the AMCPER Mexican Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Mexican Council of Plastic Surgery, Ibero-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgery, section of the international confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

He works in one of the most prestigious private hospitals in Mexico and Latin America; The American British Cowdray Hospital ABC Hospital in Mexico City as a private Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Nicolas Dominguez is currently the founder and director of the breast cancer and reconstruction center "Mexico Breast Center".
 

Dr. Peter Tarnow

Craniofacial Surgeon, Sweden


Following a doctorate in 1987 and a diploma in 1989, Peter Tarnow underwent specialist training in plastic surgery and general surgery until 1994. As a specialist in plastic surgery, he continued his occupation at the Plastic Surgical Clinic, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden where his role was a Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor and Head of the Craniofacial Unit. Today, Dr. Peter Tarnow is a consultant at Plastic Surgery Clinic at Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah.

Dr. Tarnow has researched plastic surgery and presented his dissertation in the field of burns in spring 1998. It became natural with a primary responsibility for patients at the fire disaster in Gothenburg later that year. Dr. Peter Tarnow was a Member of the Swedish Medical Association, Swedish Plastic Surgical Association and Swedish Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Peter Tarnow has been active in aesthetic plastic surgery since 1996 and has thus had a long history of beauty surgery. He therefore has the skills for a variety of operations.
 

Dr. Qassim Ahli

Specialist Plastic Surgery, UAE


Dr. Qassim serves as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the exclusive medical aesthetic and anti-aging clinic, Dermalase, Dubai, UAE Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit where he is responsible for plastic surgery.  

Dr. Ahli is a board-certified medical doctor who is highly-qualified, with over 12 years’ medical and surgical experience in many forms of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures which include face fillers, facelifts, eyebrow jobs, blepharoplasty (surgical modification of the eyelids), ear pinning, rhinoplasty and breast surgery (augmentation, lifts and reconstruction). He is also experienced in the latest techniques for liposuction, tummy tucks, buttock augmentation, thigh lifts, calf augmentation, ankle shaping and more.

After earning his medical degree (M.B.B.Ch) from Gothenburg University’s Faculty of Medicine in Sweden in 1998, Dr. Ahli completed his internship and residency program at Rashid Hospital, Dubai before undertaking his post-graduation specialist training in plastic surgery at the Plastic Department in Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Ahli belongs to the Emirates Plastic Surgery Association, Emirates Medical Association, Sweden Plastic Surgery Association and the European Association of Plastic Surgeons.
 

Dr. Saba Al Marush

Body Contouring and Fat Transfer Expert, France


Dr. Saba Al Marush was born in France and has finished her specialized qualification in Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery from the well-known University hospital of Besançon in France. After finishing her high degree in Plastic Surgery, she got her multiple post graduate degrees from the top ranked, most prestigious Universities in Paris “ University of  Paris V, University of Paris VII” where she extended her experience in the wound healing and management, and got her higher degree in Aesthetic Injection as fillers and Botox. She also attended the famous Medical College of Nancy to get a post graduate degree in the Face Surgeries, and the Prestigious Versailles University to get a post graduate degree in Medical Laser. Dr. Saba has extensive experience in many fields of cosmetic surgery; she is interested in Body Surgeries and got her wide experience after doing many surgeries in this field.

Dr. Saba has a special interest in Vaser Liposculpturing “Vaser Hi-Def or VHD”, Liposuction, Fat transfer to the face or  body like Brazilian Butt Augmentation, Abdominoplasty “Tummy Tuck” as well as Breast surgeries “Breast Lift, Breast reduction and Breast Augmentation-by implants”. With her delicate feminine touch and paying attention to the details and the patient needs as well, she offers considerate and compassionate care to provide the best possible results. She believes in individualized and personalized treatment plans before starting any procedure. Dr. Al Marush is an ISAPS member, EPSS EMA member, and ISPRES member.
 

Dr. Sabah Saleh Moshref

Professor of Plastic, Reconstructive, Burns and Regenerative Surgery Specialist, KSA


Dr. Sabah Saleh Moshref is not only the President of Saudi Society of Plastic Surgery& burns, but also the Head of plastic surgery unit King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, KSA. Dr. Sabah Saleh Moshref is also the head of regenerative surgery center at Star Care Jeddah.

Dr. Sabah Saleh Moshref is the Chairwoman of plastic surgery of Arab Board Program and a member of the International Society for Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES). She is also a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters and a member of the team of Sex Determination and Surgical Correction of Intersex at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital.   

Dr. Sabah Saleh Moshref areas of interest are as follows:

  • Lip filling autologous fat graft for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Lymphedema management
  • Basic & clinical studies on normal & abnormal wound healing (Keloid & Hypertrophic scar)
  • Pediatric plastic     
  • Genital reconstructive surgery
  • Cancer basic research
  • Medical research
  • Medical education
     

Dr. Sahar Al Kazzaz

Body Sculpturing and Lifting Expert, Iraq


Dr. Sahar Al Kazzaz has several years of experience in plastic & reconstructive surgery. She graduated from Queen Mary University of London where she obtained her Masters of Science in Aesthetic Surgery.

Dr. Al Kazzaz mainly focuses on aesthetic breast surgeries, circumferential body contouring, body contouring after massive weight loss, facial laser lipolysis for face & neck contouring, as well as, conservative facial contouring. Her expertise includes the following; Abdminoplasty and circonferncial abdominal wall contouring; Augmentation Breast Surgery by implant (Round and Anatomical) or Fat transfer; Breast surgeries (lifting, reduction and correction of congenital breast deformities); Liposuction and body frame contouring (liposculpture); Laser liposuction for neck and body for tightening and firming; Fat transfer to face, breasts and buttocks (shaping and augmentation); Arms, Back, Buttock and Thighs lifts; Facial Rejuvenation (botox, filler, fat, laser and thermage)

Dr. Al Kazzaz received board degree in plastic and reconstructive surgery (FICMS) in 1995. She is a member of International Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, accepted as a member in 1998 (IPRAS), a member of Plastic Surgery Society / Emirates Medical Association since 2000, also, an ISAPS   member (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), International   member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Member of   European Society of Aesthetic Surgery.
 

Dr. Sami Saad

Body Contouring and Breast Expert, Lebanon


Dr. Sami Saad is a graduate and trained Plastic Surgeon from the American University of Beirut Medical Center. He obtained his fellowship in Plastic Surgery from London at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Northwood Hospital. He has been in private practice in Lebanon since 1994. He is a member of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (LSPRAS ) and served on the board of the society as member and secretary for two consecutive terms of two years. Dr. Saad is a past trustee on the ISAPS Board and was the past National Secretary for Lebanon and Assistant to National Secretary Chair. Dr. Saad is also a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Educational Council, and has been a speaker at many ISAPS Courses and meetings.

Dr. Sami Saad is currently the Executive Editor of the LSPRAS Newsletter, a quarterly journal published by the Lebanese Society of Plastic Surgery directed to the public, with the main aim to enlighten people the beauties and risks of cosmetic surgery, and to make sure that such surgeries are performed only by qualified surgeons (Plastic Surgery Lebanon).

Dr. Sami Saad is active in the field of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Plastic Surgery Lebanon) with a busy practice and travelling frequently to attend and participate in international conferences, seminars, and courses.
 

Dr. Sanjay Parashar

Body Sculpting Expert, India


Dr. Sanjay Parashar is one of the most respected consultant plastic surgeons in Dubai and the region and among the very best in the world.  His skills, precision and ambidexterity make him an unparalleled expert in the field of cosmetic expertise in the region.  After attaining a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and a Master of Surgery (MS Gen. Surgery) qualification, Dr. Sanjay Parashar went on to pursue numerous specialist qualifications. These include but are not limited to DNB Plastic Surgery, Diplomat National Board of Plastic Surgery, India; and FICS Plastic Surgery, International College of Surgeons, USA.  

Dr. Sanjay Parashar has travelled around the world to work in leading institutes in Australia, USA, Bahrain, and South Korea. His illustrious career also includes prestigious fellowships at the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India; Institute of Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery, USA; Australian Craniofacial Unit; and International College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery (USA).  He currently practices in Dubai at Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation. Dr. Sanjay Parashar has conducted more than 10,000 procedures with very high success rate, highlight being minimal complication rate. He has performed thousands of Liposuction procedure using traditional liposuction, vaser, laser, vibrolipo and bodyline (radiofrequency assisted lip sculpturing). Dr. Sanjay Parashar is a pioneer in 3 dimensional body contouring, waist sculpting, breast surgeries (implantation, lift& reduction), extensive lipoabdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) and post weight loss body lift. He has coined a few special procedures such as No-Scar Face Sculpting, Body Sculpting Adonis, Dual-pane Non-Sagging Breast Implants, Celebrity Rhinoplasty, Waist Sculpt, Cleopatra Lift, Nefertiti Jaw Contouring, Slim Fit and Cupid Lips. He uses his skill and special techniques in these procedures.  Dr. Sanjay Parashar is one of the most senior plastic surgeons in Dubai.  He has been honored with accolades like – Top 100 most influential  people in Dubai, 100 Smartest people in Dubai, 50 most powerful Indians in Dubai and more.
 

Dr. Saud Othman Al-Shlash

Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Mass Massive Body Weight Loss Expert, KSA


Dr. Saud Othman Al-Shlash is Consultant Plastic Surgeon and General Executive Director of Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA. He graduated from Alexandra University, Egypt, holds diplomas in microsurgery, bucco maxillary surgery, maxillofacial and plastic surgery of face, plastic and reconstructive surgery, certificate of French College of plastic surgery reconstruction and esthetics, from Paris, and fellowship of American College of Surgeon. He is a member of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in United States, Examiner of fellowship Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and posted 31 publications in scientific journals.  
 

Dr. Taimoor Al Bulushi

Pediatric Craniofacial Specialist, Oman


Dr. Taimoor Al Bulushi is a renowned Plastic, Craniofacial, Hand & Burn surgeon. He is a European board certified surgeon who has taken fellowships and extensive training in General Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery & General Plastic Surgery from Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Australia.

He comes with more than 20 years of experience and is currently the Deputy Head of Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery & Head of Craniofacial Unit at Khoula Hospital, Muscat. His expertise includes Facial Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Cleft Lip & Palate, Hand Surgery along with Craniofacial Surgery and Burn Surgery.

Dr. Taimoor Al Bulushi is the president of Omani Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery (OSPRAS) and Vice president of Oman Society for Surgery of the Hand (OSSH). Dr. Taimoor Al Bulushi is a member of the International fellow American Society of Plastic Surgeons and National Society Delegate ICOPLAST.   Dr. Al Bulushi is a Senior Visiting Consultant plastic surgeon at Burjeel Hospital Al Khawair Muscat Oman as well as the Senior Visiting Consultant plastic surgeon Advent /BMS at Medical centre, Shatte Al Qurum, Muscat.
 

Dr. Vladislav D. Ribnikar

Rhinoplasty Expert, Serbia


Dr. Vladislav D. Ribnikar a Serbian plastic surgeon who graduated from School of Medicine, University of Belgrade in 1989. Shortly afterwards he was awarded the title M.D for his exceptional graduation results.  For three years continuously, Dr. Ribnikar was awarded the Best Student Award as he contributed the best student during his studies at the School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. In 1989 Dr. Ribnikar took up an internship at the same university for one year prior to studying Otorhinolaryngology Postgraduate studies, Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), School of Medicine, University of Belgrade.

Recent experiences include Plastic Surgeon at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery and Burns for the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, 1996-2001, permanent post at “LaBrea” Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Belgrade for 9 years. Dr.  Ribnikar took up his current role in 2011 as a plastic surgeon for Aesthetic Surgery Clinic “Ribnikar” in Belgrade.

Dr. Ribnikar attended many congresses and took part in many conferences throughout his Plastic Surgeon career, and these consist of; 12th Congress of the IPRAS (International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery), San Francisco, USA, briefing about “Cross-leg flaps for coverage of defects of the leg or foot”. 1st Congress of BAPRAS (Balcan Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery), Greece, “Surgical treatment of hand contractures in epidermolysis bullosa hereditaria dystrophica”. 9th Congress ESPRAS –European Societies of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Rome, Italy, : “Early complications in  the use of vascularized fibular grafts in the reconstruction of bone defects in  war injuries” , amongst many other.
 

Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan

Breast and Body Contouring Expert,UAE


Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan is a Canadian board certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with an interest in Breast surgery, Body contouring, Aesthetic facial surgery, Hand surgery,  Burns, Cancer reconstruction and Microsurgery.

Dr. Al Fardan is an Assistant Professor in UAE University, department of Surgery, and Plastic surgery consultant with admitting and operating privileges at Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain. As well as Plastic Surgeon at Eternal Clinic with admitting and  operating privileges at MEDCARE Hospital in Dubai  He is a fellow of the Canadian Royal College of Surgeons and a member of Canadian Plastic Surgery society and Emirates Medical Association.   Dr. Al Fardan started Plastic Surgery residency program at University of Toronto, Canada in 2002 to 2007.  After the residency he obtained the Canadian Board and completed fellowship in Breast reconstruction at Woman College hospital, Toronto, Canada.  Subsequently, Dr. Al Fardan returned to UAE and was assigned as Assistant Professor in UAE University, department of Surgery and plastic surgery consultant at Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain. Research interest in Breast reconstruction, wound healing and body reshaping after bariatric surgery.

Dr Zuhair’s Philosophy:  Passionate about his chosen field, Dr Al Fardan believes his role is to identify each person’s unique beauty and enhance it in the way that makes that person happier with their appearance. A consultation with Dr Al Fardan is 100 per cent patient-centred, and unlike many in his field he listens, understands and advises his patients, allowing them to make a well-informed final decision. Given his philosophy, it is hardly surprising that he already has a dedicated client base spanning the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe.