Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery

Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery

Embrace the transformative power of precision-crafted aesthetics at Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery in the prestigious Beverly Hills locale. Our clinic prides itself on delivering clinical excellence through an array of sophisticated plastic surgery techniques designed to harmonize and enhance your natural features. Whether you're considering a delicate rhinoplasty or seeking a graceful contour with breast augmentation, our approach prioritizes your individuality and well-being above all else. Driven by a philosophy that marries functionality with aesthetic finesse, we provide an experience that extends beyond mere cosmetic changes—promising results that resonate deeply with one's self-image and esteem. 

Phone: 310-858-8808

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Navid Jallali

Consultant Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr. Navid Jallali is a Consultant Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon, previously the head of Plastic Surgery at Imperial College NHS Trust. He is a leading UK plastic surgeon, serving as the President of the RSM Plastic Surgery section and Chairman of the medical advisory committee at London Welbeck Hospital. His practice in Harley Street, Central London, specialises in breast augmentation, breast reduction, gynaecomastia, abdominoplasty, facelifts, and rhinoplasty. He has particular expertise in dual plane breast augmentation, revision rhinoplasty, and fat grafting.

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Akruti hospital in Hyderabad

Akruti Clinic for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Hyderabad, this one of best hospital in Hyderabad. Akruti conveys its hearty thanks to all the patients for their positive reviews which made us be ranked as Number 1 Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Hyderabad by Times Health Survey. We thank once again for the trust and faith reposed in Akruti.
Akruti is established with the sole mission to deliver world-class, holistic, and affordable plastic & cosmetology care. Akruti is a one-stop destination for pertinent care with extreme compassion and advanced technology.
Over the years, we have developed a lot however the values we built remain the same to meet our patients’ expectations with great attention.

Leadership & Excellence
With a commitment to deliver the best-desired results in all the procedures we do through advanced medical technology, exemplary treatment, and compassionate conduct.

Care & Service
Just beyond our duty, we cultivate a culture where every one of us in the team is committed to express the utmost care for the patients and treat their caregivers in the right way.

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Terry Mykatyn

Plastic Surgeon

Providing a comfortable and patient-friendly environment, West County Plastic Surgeons is committed to upholding Washington University’s reputation for cutting-edge reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck. Upon your first visit you’ll quickly learn that you are the center of attention - your comfort, your safety, and achieving your desired results is our ultimate goal.

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joined 5 years, 10 months ago

Yannis Alexandrides

Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr Yannis Alexandrides is an American and British board certified plastic surgeon specialising in cosmetic surgery. His speciality is facial reconstructive surgery; and is also board certified by the European Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery; and the Greek Board of Plastic Surgery.

In 2001, Dr Yannis Alexandrides founded the clinic at 111 Harley St. in London and is the Medical Director of the practice.

Qualifications: MD FACS
GMC Number: 4592121
Languages: Greek / English / Spanish / French


Telephone: 0344 692 1111

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joined 8 years, 11 months ago

Elena Prousskaia

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

One of the very few female plastic and cosmetic surgeons in UK, Elena Prousskaia runs a modern cosmetic surgery practice in the South East of England and London. In addition to her exceptional credentials, Elena’s experience and friendly manner mean her skills are in huge demand.

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joined 9 years, 4 months ago

Daniel Glass

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr. Daniel Glass is an expert dermatologist, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of skin conditions including eczema, acne skin cancer, psoriasis and rashes.

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joined 10 years, 2 months ago

Lena Andersson

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Ms Lena Andersson M.D.,, founded the Anelca Clinic in 1998, and recruited further Specialists to the team, including Hand- and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialists.

Ms Andersson has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon since 1993. She originally trained at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. She received her specialist training in Aesthetic- and Plastic Surgery in Sweden, Switzerland and the USA, before being appointed as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal London Hospital in 1995, when she also commenced her private practice in London.


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joined 10 years, 3 months ago

Raina Zarb Adami

Aesthetic Surgeon

After qualifying as a doctor from the University of Malta in 2004 and completing her housemanship on the island, Dr. Raina Zarb Adami then moved to Sydney, where she gained post-graduate experience in general and plastic surgery. She became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2008.

Dr. Zarb Adami’s approach to non-invasive facial rejuvenation and sculpting is unrivalled. She brings passion for quality to a cosmetic practice where integrity, intelligence and striving for perfection flourish. Her artistic eye complements a thorough scientific and surgical expertise.

She is an advanced practitioner based in London with an integrated approach using Botox (Botulinum Toxin), dermal fillers for treatments like lip enhancement and non-surgical rhinoplasty, skin care, chemical peels and Dermaroller microneedling techniques for facial rejuvenation and enhancement.

Her background in plastic surgery allows Dr. Zarb Adami to provide mole removal, scar treatment and split earlobe repair, offering optimal cosmetic outcomes.

Dr. Zarb Adami continues to attend and present at numerous conferences and workshops in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery, both nationally and internationally. She has been awarded The Professions Woman of the Future in The Woman of the Future Awards 2010 and the Rising Star Award at the Aesthetic Awards UK 2011-2012.

She has successfully trained many practitioners in cosmetic procedures, and is a certified lecturer on the subject through The Academy of Aesthetic Excellence based in London. Dr Zarb Adami has dedicated time to volunteering with an Australian plastic surgery team operating on victims of burn injuries in Nepal. She also regularly participates in various other international voluntary work projects.

She is currently undertaking a research project as a PhD with the charity organisation RAFT (Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust) to develop an artificial skin – the Smart Matrix – to treat patients suffering from burns and other chronic and complex wounds.

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In 2013 the Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both her breasts removed because she carried the BRCA1 gene.
Her bilateral prophylactic mastectomy highlights the fact that a woman whose mother or father carries a faulty BRCA1 gene has a 50% chance of also carrying it and a 60 to 80% higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie exemplifies what many women with a family history of breast cancer are doing: testing for the BRCA1 gene; if positive, electing for a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and after surgery, reconstructing their breasts.
Hollywood myths do women a disservice
In a New York Times article, entitled My Medical Choice, Jolie informed women about BRCA gene mutations and the challenges of breast surgery. Her efforts are overshadowed by the notion that breast surgery is quick and easy.

Hollywood images propagate the myth that reconstructive surgery quickly restores breast symmetry, improves body image, quality of life, self confidence and wellbeing. In reality, it's major surgery with significant risks that entails an extended series of operations and follow-up visits and can take three to nine months to recover from. 
Reconstructive surgery can leave women with scar tissue, persistent pain in the back or shoulder and hardened breasts that never look or have the same sensation as before treatment. Also, breast implants can rupture and cause infection. Within five years, 35% of women who have implant reconstructions undergo a revision.

A breast with an implant will not age naturally, while the surviving breast will. Up to 50% of implants used for breast reconstruction have to be removed, modified, or replaced in the first 10 years. So, a patient is likely to need more surgery to remove or replace implants during their lifetime. 

Increasing concern that women are not informed 
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK and each year about 45,000 women are diagnosed with it, of which almost 12,000 die. Screening and new generation drugs have significantly improved breast cancer survival rates, but the number of women having breast reconstruction surgery is increasing.  This is partly because the incidence of breast cancer is increasing in younger women who are more likely to have the surgery.
According to Marc Pacifico, Consultant plastic surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, "It's very important that women are fully informed about the risks and benefits of breast reconstruction surgery". 
Implants or tissue reconstruction
The type of reconstructive surgery a woman chooses depends on the location of the breast tumour, the size and shape of the breast that is being replaced, age, wellbeing and the availability of autologous tissue.
Techniques to reconstruct breast include: implant-only reconstruction, autologous reconstruction using the patient's own tissue and a combination of both.
Implants and tissue reconstruction
Breast implants are usually a two-stage procedure. First, an expander is placed under the chest muscle and slowly filled with saline solution during visits to the doctor after surgery. Second, after the chest tissue has relaxed and healed, the expander is removed and replaced with an implant. The chest tissue is usually ready for the implant six to 24 weeks after mastectomy.
Tissue reconstruction involves moving a flap of skin, muscle and fat from a patient's back or abdomen to the breast area, while keeping intact a pedicle or tube of tissue containing its supplying arteries and veins.
Free flap reconstruction involves tissue being detached from a donor site before it is moved. Microsurgical techniques are then used to rejoin its arteries and veins to those in the breast area. An advantage of this procedure is that tissue can be harvested from areas of a patient's body not adjacent to the breast, such as the buttock or thigh.
Gold standard versus implants 
Many surgeons regard free flap reconstruction as the gold standard. This is because a new breast is soft and natural-looking and it avoids some of the potential challenges associated with breast implants. Tissue reconstruction has the added advantage that the breast ages and changes size in a similar way as the other breast.  
However, free flap surgery is longer, more complex and leaves scars and only available in centres where there is microsurgical expertise.
Harvesting fat from one part of the body and re-introducing it to help reconstruct breast tissue is challenging because the body may reabsorb between 20 to 90% of the harvested fat, which then results in further interventions and unreliable outcomes.
According to Anne Wilson, a RAFT Surgical Research Fellow working on a project with Professors Peter Butler and Alexander Seifalian from University College London, "The introduction of stem cells into the fat-transfer procedure may reduce or eliminate the problem of the body reabsorbing the fatty tissue. For a woman undergoing breast reconstruction this would be significant as it would mean fewer visits to the operating room and better aesthetics".
Same time or delayed reconstruction
Another important choice women face with breast reconstruction is whether to have reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy. Immediate breast reconstruction usually means less surgery, the chest tissue is not damaged by radiotherapy or scarring and this often means that the final result looks better.
Delayed breast reconstruction may be a better choice for some women who need radiotherapy to the chest area after a mastectomy and this can cause delayed healing and scarring. Sometimes, a woman may not know whether she needs radiotherapy until after her mastectomy. This can make planning ahead for an immediate reconstruction difficult.
Each year, some 18,000 mastectomies are performed in England alone. About 40 to 50% of these have breast reconstruction surgery. According to a recent survey by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, more than 33% of respondents said that the risks and benefits of reconstructive surgery were never discussed.   
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