Surgery Course Faculty

Marwan Abboud
(Belgium)

Plastic surgeon, graduated in plastic surgery, cosmetic and restorative from ULB in 1990. He trained in plastic surgery with the Professor Madeleine Lejour at the hospital Brugmann in Brussels. He also passed the exam at the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum in 1993. He is Chief of plastic surgery at the CHU of Tivoli in la Louvière since 1994.

Dr. Abboud has described new techniques and is an innovator in Breast surgery, body contouring and fat transfer, and organizes monthly workshops at Tivoli. He participated in numerous international conferences of plastic and aesthetic surgery. He is also a member of several national and international scientific associations such as: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery, European Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Richard Abs
(France)

Member of the Committee of the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery SOFCPRE.
President 2017 of the French Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons SOFCEP.
Secretary General of the National Union of Plastic Surgeons SNCPRE.
Judicial expert at the Court of Aix-en-Provence.
- State Diploma for Doctor of Medicine.
- Post-graduate Diploma in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
- Complementary Post-graduate Diploma in Surgery of Face and Neck.
- University Diplomas in Microsurgery, Cranio-cervical and Facial Morphology, Organogenesis, Morphogenesis and Cranio-cervico-facial Growth.
- European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
- Post-graduate diploma in Biomechanics and Biomaterials.
- Former Resident at University Hospital in Nancy.
- Former Senior Registrar at the University.
Qualified in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Private Practice in Marseille France since 1997.
Following a stay in Brazil, he introduced the technique of buttock implants to France.

William P. Adams
(USA)

Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Adams is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is active member of many organizations including the American Society of Plastic and Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation. He is the past president for ASERF, and a board member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and current ASAPS program chair.

Dr. Adams is recognized for his expertise in breast surgery and breast implant technology and has published >250 papers and chapters, author of the world’s only breast augmentation textbook and atlas, and served as co-editor for the Breast Augmentation Supplement for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as presented and performed live surgery breast augmentation at many plastic surgery meetings/ symposia and educational forums both domestically and abroad. Over the past 15 years he has served as an advisor to multiple plastic surgery industry partners for R&D, product refinement and evaluation.

He is the founder, president, and Chief Medical Officer of The Plastic Surgery Channel the world’s 1st and only media company owned and operated by plastic surgeons. The plastic surgery channel allows credible surgeons to connect with their patients and community via high quality video.

Al Aly
(UAE)

MD, FACS. Consultant- Plastic Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Immediate Past President - Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation. Consultant: Plastic Surgery, Immediate past and Original Editor-in-Chief: Plastic Surgery Educational Network (PSEN), May 2010-2014. Chief editor: Emedicine Plastic Surgery Online Textbook at www.emedicine.com. Editorial Board: Aesthetic Surgery Journal Section Editor – Body Contouring. Associate Editor, Editorial Board: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal.

Member of the board of directors: American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) May 2010-present. Co-Chair of Education of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) 2010-2014. President Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation (ASERF) 2014. International Visiting Professor: ISAPS (Internation Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) 2013-2015 International Visiting Professor for ASAPS 2012-3.

Alexander Aslani
(Spain)

Head of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery at Hospital Quiron, Malaga. Director of Cirumed Clinic, Marbella.

Active member of SECPRE, IPRAS, AECIMA, AECEP, DGPRAEC, OEGPR, and INTERPLAST, and a delegate of EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery).

Author of numerous publications.
Dr. Aslani was the first European surgeon invited to talk about his experience with Brazilian butt lift procedures: transplantation of large amounts of fat into buttocks.

Timo Bartels
(Germany)

He is a board certified plastic surgeon. Assistant Medical Director, Dep. of Plastic-, Reconstructive- and Aesthetic Surgery, Handsurgery, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg.

Private Practice for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.

Fredrik Berne
(Sweden)

Specialist in Surgery and Breast surgery specializing in aesthetic surgery since 2004. Founder and co-owner of Klinik34 one of the first clinics in the world specializing and evolving Minimal Invasive Plastic Surgery.
Well known for his new methods in body and facial contouring with autologous fat and hyaluronic acid.
He is part of multiple advisory boards both European, Asian and International within Botulinum Toxines, HA-fillers and breast implants. Member of the Swedish Association for Breast Surgery.

Nicolas Berreni
(France)

Dr Berreni holds a medical degree from Nancy University. He then specialized in surgical gynecology at Toulouse University and became head of gynecology and obstetrics department of Foix and Pamiers hospitals in 1981.

Between 1990 and 1993, he was leading an important European project focused on dynamic phototherapy in the oncologic field. In the light of these results, Dr Berreni was recruited by the international center of endoscopic surgery of Clermont-Ferrand to lead the teaching program of this institution. In the meantime, he conducted an important research program for the medical imaging department of Enseight-Polytechnic school of Toulouse. He learnt plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine at Paris and Nice University.

Dr Berreni is actually practicing as a gynecologist-obstetrician and plastic surgeon in Perpignan. Co-founder and Secretary General of research group and innovation in genital rejuvenation.

Pietro Berrino
(Italy)

Dr. Pietro Berrino is internationally renowned for his large and innovative experience in breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

He has published more than 40 contributions on international Journals, and he is the Author of several book chapters and has recently published a book in English on breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He has been Faculty member in the most prestigious Congresses and Courses. He leads a Course on breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery which is held yearly in Genoa.

Dr. Berrino is a Member of the Italian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Corresponding Member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and founding Member of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons. He hosted the 15th annual meeting of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Berrino has been in charge of the microsurgical Unit of the National Institute for Cancer Research of Genoa until April 2000. Since then he works as a private practitioner in the private Hospital Villa Azzurra, Rapallo, and in Casa di Cura Villa Montallegro, Genoa. His practice is mainly devoted to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and of the breast. He is Director of Chirurgia Plastica Genova SRL and teaching Professor at the University of Milan.

Matthieu Beustes-Stefanelli
(France)

MD, MBA.

Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Surgery (EBOPRAS).
Member of the French College of Plastic Surgery (CFCPRE).
iClass Anatomy CEO & Founder.
iClass Hand CEO & Founder.
Worldplast Foundation CEO & founder.
MBA of Health Management.

Massimiliano Brambilla
(Italy)

Born in Milano in 1967, degreed cum laude at the University of Milan in 1992, trained as fellow resident in United States and Israel; board certified Plastic Surgeon cum laude at the University of Pavia in 1998;
1998-2016 senior plastic surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Unit of the Dept of General Surgery of the IRCCS Fondazione Policinico Mangiagalli Hospital in Milan.
Referrent for Gynecoplasy Surgery Group since 2005.

Main fields of interest: Gynecoplasty, fat grafting, stam cells He is author of more than 30 papers, he his regulary invited as a speaker and for live surgery at INTL Meetings all over the word. He is referent of the Gynecoplasty Chapter and of the Gynecoplasty Educational Program for the SICPRE (Italian Society of Plastic Surgery).

Mitchell H. Brown
(Canada)

BSc, MD, MEd, FRCSC, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and past Program Director of the plastic surgery training program in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Toronto. Dr. Brown’s plastic surgery practice is focused primarily on reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery and body contouring.

Dr. Brown earned his medical degree at the University Of Western Ontario Faculty Of Medicine in London, Ontario. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Toronto and then received a Master’s degree in Education.

Dr. Brown has lectured extensively in the areas of reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery with a strong focus on breast implants. He is the Founder of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, an advocacy initiative to raise awareness for options in breast reconstruction. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Bradley Calobrace
(USA)

Dr. Calobrace is a graduate of Indiana University Medical School and completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Subsequently, he completed a cosmetic and breast surgery fellowship at the Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell prior to entering into private practice in Louisville, Kentucky in 1997.

Dr. Calobrace is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons, and American College of Surgeons. He has a thriving cosmetic surgery practice, performing approximately 1000 major cosmetic procedures each year, including facial surgery, body contouring, breast surgery, hair transplantation and post-bariatric rejuvenation. Dr. Calobrace was highly involved in the introduction of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction in the United States, lecturing extensively and authoring multiple articles and a chapter on UAL.

Dr. Calobrace is considered one of the leaders in the field of cosmetic breast surgery today in the United States, has accumulated a vast experience over the 18 years, performing over 400 breast surgeries a year. He has a focused interest in complex revisional breast surgery and augmentation mastopexy. He has participated in multiple FDA clinical breast studies and has been a consultant and speaker for Allergan, Mentor and Sientra. Dr. Calobrace lectures extensively throughout the U.S., is a guest speaker at many National meetings each year, has performed live surgery multiple times at the Atlanta Breast Symposium and is well published on the subject of breast surgery.

Daniel Del Vecchio
(USA)

American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, expert on breast autologous fat grafting. Consultant in division of Plastic Surgery Department of Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Attending Surgeon in division of Plastic Surgery Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Boston). Attending Surgeon in division of Plastic Surgery Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center (Boston).

He is member of the: American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Candidate, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts Medical Society, Connecticut Medical Society, Fairfield Country Medical Society, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Daniel Alexander Del Vecchio was awarded for his contributions to the improvement of aesthetic surgery by the: Elected to Phi Kappa Society; Recipient, Francis Gordon Brown Prize; Honors is surgery, Harvard Medical School; Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma Society, Columbia Business School. He researched award for American society of Maxillofacial surgeons best scientific paper «Fetal Bone Repair. An experimental animal model» and Best Breast paper by American society of plastic surgeons Annual Meeting (Canada). Daniel Alexander Del Vecchio is also the author more than 16 scientific publications and 63 presentations.

Raul Gonzalez
(Brazil)

Since 1984 Dr Gonzalez has been working on the posterior body contour with special focus on the buttocks. He developed several techniques and published dozens of articles on the field.

In 2006 he published the first book about Gluteal and Posterior Body Surgery: “Buttocks Reshaping: Posterior Contour Surgery: A Step-by-step Approach Including Thigh and Calf Implant”, which is successfully translated in several languages as: Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Italian and English; demonstrating the world wide concern about the subject.

By his pioneering work on this area and his great and recognized experience, he has been invited to participate in hundreds of aesthetic surgery congresses all over the world.

Moustapha Hamdi
(Belgium)

MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Brussels University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.

Moustapha Hamdi was born in Syria. He was graduated from medical school of Damascus University. He did his training in general and plastic surgery in Brussels, Glasgow and Atlanta. He had worked as professor in Gent University for 10 years.

Currently, he is the head of department of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Free University of Brussels. He is also a consultant in Edith Cavell Medical Institute. Prof. 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, however, he has also contributed to many chapters of aesthetic breast surgery.

He is not only chairman of the section of microsurgery within 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 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.

Christine Hamori
(USA)

Dr. Christine Hamori, an Ivy-League trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in female cosmetic genital surgery, facial and body contouring surgery.

Author of the book: Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: Concepts, classification and techniques.

Per Hedén
(Sweden)

Associate Professor, Plastic Surgeon, Co-Founder of Akademikliniken, Stockholm, Sweden

Dr Per Hedén began his medical training at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and entered plastic surgery training in 1978. He early developed interest in the then emerging field of microsurgery and subsequently became a driving force in establishing microsurgery practice in the region. In 1981 this lead to the first microsurgical operation performed in Stockholm.

In 1982, he was offered a position in Australia. This was followed by plastic surgery research in the U.S. under Professor Elof Eriksson in Illinois, and at Harvard University in Boston. In 1990 Dr Per Hedén attained associate professorship at Karolinska Institute, and became Head of the microsurgery unit at Sabbatsberg Hospital.

Dr Per Hedén founded Akademikliniken in 1991, which now is one of Europes largest private hospital that specializes in plastic surgery. He has published more than 50 scientific articles, and is a member of many national and international plastic surgical societies.

Professor Hedén has developed several new techniques applying to the use of form stable anatomical breast implants. He has written several textbook chapters on breast augmentation and he has been invited to many countries where he has performed operations to demonstrate his techniques.

Being a very early user of Botulinum toxin and Hyaluronic acid fillers Dr Hedén is also well known for his non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques and has held numerous international workshops demonstrating his techniques.

David Hidalgo
(USA)

 M.D. plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Hidalgo began his practice at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, eventually becoming the Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Service. While there he developed innovative procedures in facial reconstruction that have become the standard of care around the world. In 2001 he departed to focus exclusively on aesthetic surgery. Dr. Hidalgo is presently affiliated with Weill-Cornell Medical College (New York-Presbyterian Hospital) where he is a Clinical Professor of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Hidalgo has written over 80 scientific papers. He has a textbook published and has won numerous honors including the James Barrett Brown Award, one of the most prestigious given by his peers. The Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation selected Dr. Hidalgo to be their national Visiting Professor, a unique honor that recognizes significant contributions to the field. He continues to present at national meetings in plastic surgery, both as an invited expert and in teaching courses.

A respected source for the popular press, Dr. Hidalgo has been quoted in Allure, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, O (The Oprah Magazine), Town & Country, Vogue and W. He has appeared on CBS, ABC News and CNBC. He has been cited in New York Magazine as one of the best plastic surgeons every year since the listings began, and is included in America's Top Doctors.

Alfredo E. Hoyos
(Colombia)

Dr. Alfredo Hoyos is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Bogotá, Colombia. He earned his medical degree at El Rosario University and performed his residency in plastic surgery at the Rosario - Saint Joseph Hospital in Bogotá, Colombia.

Dr. Hoyos is the inventor of High Definition Liposculpture (HDL), Dynamic Definition Lipoplasty (4D), and other advanced techniques in body contouring. techniques successfully implemented all around the world.

Dr. Alfredo Hoyos is the embodiment of medical passion, the epitome of dedication to human anatomy. He has the ultimate talent to construct curves, the artistic skill to sculpt streamlined muscles. His medium is human anatomy; his pride is the finished, satisfied, and beautiful patients.

He also designed the VASER Hi Definition Lipoplasty (VHD) procedure that is an advanced body contouring technique that introduced a mix of superficial, intermediate, and deep fat extraction combined with fat grafting. The use of VASER technology can produce high muscular definition in both men and women. Dr. Hoyos and his associates have performed more than 5500 VHD procedures with predictable, consistent results.

Dr. Hoyos continues to refine these techniques while developing new applications of HD to addi-tional anatomical regions with the help of the cutting edge technology VASER. He also continues to develop new technologies in the aesthetic surgery field.

Dr. Hoyos has extensive experience as lecturer and trainer for VASER, VALENLEANT, STEMPROCELL, and STEMCELL GOUP. He is the author of multiple scientific papers that discuss refinements and new technologies in body contouring. Dr. Hoyos is also the inventor of patented tools and devices for plastic surgery applications. He is also a talented medical illustrator, painter, and sculptor.

Amin Kalaaji
(Norway)

MD, PHD, Clinic Chief, Plastic Surgeon, and Consultant, Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic, Oslo.

In the last 10 years, his most focus has been on aesthetic breast surgery, including aesthetic augmentation with fat grafting; a new method including logarithm to treat inverted nipples; intimate surgery, gluteal augmentation with fat and quality of life (QoL) after aesthetic surgery (eg, breast, intimate, and nose surgery).

He has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and has presented more than 200 lectures, courses, and invited-speaker lectures in plastic and aesthetic surgery worldwide as in ASAPS, ISAPS, ISPRES, IMCAS and many national and international aesthetic surgery meetings. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, reviewer in Aesthetic Surgery Journal and participates as faculty in global aesthetic courses for the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Dr. Kalaaji is an active member and a board member of the Norwegian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a past board member of the Norwegian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also active member the Swedish Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Nordic Society of Plastic Surgeons; and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), including its international and education/program committees the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and the International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES). In October 2015 and 2017, he served as chairman of the 1st and 2nd Norwegian American Aesthetic Meeting (NAAM1,2) in Oslo, Norway. Since July 2017 he has been elected as National Secretary for ISAPS in Norway for 4 years term.

Christopher Khorsandi
(USA)

Board-certified plastic surgeon offering cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive procedures for the breast, body, face and skin. He is the Chief Plastic Surgeon for VIP Plastic Surgery, one of the most reputable plastic surgery practices in the Las Vegas area.

Current President of the Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Society. Board Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery. Active Member: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Wendy Lewis
(USA)

Wendy Lewis founded Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd Global Aesthetics Consultancy in 1997, a marketing communications and social media boutique in New York City.

An award-winning writer, she was the recipient of the 2017 Johnson & Johnson Award for Best Beauty Trade Journalist. She is the author of 12 books including America’s Cosmetic Doctors & Dentists (Castle Connolly Medical) and Plastic Makes Perfect (Orion), and Founder and Editor in Chief of Beautyinthebag.com since 2008. A prolific writer for consumer publications and trade journals, she currently serves on the Editorial Board of Prime International Anti-Ageing Journal, is a Beauty & Skincare Columnist for Healthnewsdigest.com, a Huffington Post blogger, and a columnist for Modern Aesthetics. She is also a contributor to Aesthetic Society News, Practical Dermatology, Medesthetics, Aesthetics Journal, Aesthetic Medical Practitioner, and many other publications and websites in the US and abroad. She has published more than 500 articles in consumer magazines, newspapers and professional journals on two continents, has contributed to three medical textbooks, and is frequently quoted in the media in the US and EU.

Her newest book is Aesthetic Clinic Marketing in the Digital Age, CRC Press (2018).

Luis H. Macias
(USA)

Dr. Luis H. Macias is a highly-trained plastic surgeon, double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery serving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, specializing in aesthetic and complex reconstructive plastic surgery. A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine alumnus, Dr. Macias completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Closer to home, Dr. Macias underwent further training in cosmetic surgery in the USC-Marina Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Grant Stevens. Dr. Macias is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), and a Fellow at the American College of Surgeons (FACS), as well.

Patrick Mallucci
(UK)

MBBS, MD, FRCS (Plast.). In 1996 he was awarded the Higher Postgraduate Degree of Doctorate in Medicine (MD) following two years spent researching the concept of scarless wound healing.

Two years later in 1998 Mr Mallucci was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery, FRCS (Plast.) Mr Mallucci is a fully accredited member of BAAPS, where he holds seat as a council member, he is a member of BAPRAS and has also represented the Plastic Surgery Division of the Royal Society of Medicine.

With Mr Malluccis breadth of extensive training, research and fellowships he has developed specialist interests in Aesthetic Treatments, Facial, Breast and Body contouring Surgery. He has become famous particularly for carrying out complex breast surgeries and reconstruction.

Mr Mallucci is a published author of many plastic surgery papers and regularly presents his work at Plastic and Reconstructive congress meetings both in the UK and internationally. He can be seen participating in several tv programmes including Channels 5’s ‘Botched Up Bodies’ and Channel 4’s ‘Under the Knife’. In 2014 he spent several researching and developing ‘The Perfect Breast’, a subject that Mr Mallucci now presents extensively, the concept being that proportionately breast volume should overall be 45% above the nipple versus 55% below.

Constantino Mendieta
(USA)

MD, FACS, FICS, Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Author of Book "The Art of Gluteal Sculpting" Quality Medical Publishing; 2011.

Membership: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Fellow of the American College Of Surgeons; Dr. Bruce F. Connell Society; Dr. D. Ralph Millard Jr. Society; American Medical Association; Dade County Medical Association; Florida Medical Society.

Since 2004 Dr. Mendieta took part as a guest speaker and moderator in more than 40 professional events. In addition he is an author of more than 20 publications, journal articles, chapters.

Nikolaos Metaxotos
(Greece)

Plastic surgeon, MD, PhD. He is mainly interested in minimum intervention cosmetic procedures that enhance the ageing face. He is a renowned international speaker and over the years he has participated in a large number of national and international plastic surgery conferences, often giving lectures or serving as a moderator.
He has published scientific articles and has served as a reviewer in the Journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
He is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and serves as International Inspector for the American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities International (AAAASFI).

Dr Metaxotos is the founder of “SYMMETRIA” clinics that gather experienced practitioners and an excellent scientific team with international accreditations, in order to offer high quality medical aesthetic services to visitors.

Fabio Nahas
(Brazil)

MD, PhD, MBA, FACS. Adjunct Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Vice-President – International Society of Aesthethic Plastic Surgeons – ISAPS.
Author of the book: The Art of Body Contouring: A Comprehensive Approach.
Member of: American Society of Plastic Surgeons – ASPS. Fellow of American College of Surgeons – FACS.

Jean-Francois Pascal
(France)

Dr PASCAL is a French plastic surgeon, professor in the International, American and French Societies for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

He is a pioneer in the body contouring field for almost 30 years and created many innovative techniques.

He transmits his experience doing a 2 day course twice a year in Lyon.

He received an award from the American plastic surgery society in 2006, the "Best of Europe" certification for the body lift technique in 2007 and in 2008 for the arm technique.

Michael Scheflan
(Israel)

ISAPS professor of Plastic Surgery, Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Private Practice. Tel-Aviv, Israel

Medical school: Switzerland and Israel.
General Surgery training: New York (Albert Einstein & Mount Sinai).
Boston (Harvard University).
Plastic Surgery training Atlanta Georgia,( Emory University).

Past affiliations: Medical College of Virginia, Tel Aviv Medical Center. Past president – Israel Society of Plastic Surgeons. Past president - Mediterranean Society of Plastic Surgeons. Member of ISAPS, IPRAS, ASAPS, ASPS, ISPS Past National Secretary for ISAPS Israel.

Author of more than 150 publications, books and chapters on: (Breast Reconstruction, ADM and Tissue reinforcement, Breast Aesthetics, Breast implants, Fat grafting, Body Contouring, Facial rejuvenation).

Recipient of: Carl Moyer Award. (ABA 1978), James Barrett Brown Award (AAPS 1984), Raymond Villan award (ASAPS 1986, 1995), Malliniac lecture Award. (ASPS 2013), Best international collaboration paper Award. (PRS 2015), Breast Reconstruction leader ambassador (Alpheon 2015).

Main interests in: Aesthetic & reconstructive Breast Surgery, Facial rejuvenation and Body contouring, Fat grafting and ADRC's.

Malgorzata Uchman-Musielak
(Poland)

PhD, an Obstetrician Gynecologist with special interest in Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine.

She graduated from Warsaw Medical University. She joined the Obstetric and Gynecology Department, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education Hospital in Warsaw, and has attained extensive experience in variety of complex and challenging cases. Since 2011 she focus her work at Medicover Hospital as specialist of Aesthetic Gynecology.

She is a member of The European Society of Aesthetic Gynecology and The Polish Society of Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging. Dr. Uchman-Musielak introduced Vaginal Narrower and injection of fillers in gynecology in Poland. She regularly lectures at national and international aesthetic gynecology meetings. She is involved in a number of international research programmes & publications. Dr Uchman-Musielak is international trainer in fillers, laser, vaginal Narrower, PRP on gynecological fields. She performed labio and vaginoplasty.

Author of first book in Europe “Female Genital Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery”. The book is published in Poland and during translation to english for rest of Europe.

Natalya Manturova
(Russia)

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetology and Cellular Technologies Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, chief freelance plastic surgeon of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Department of Health of Moscow.

Prof. Manturova is an honored member of The Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, member of The International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), Society of Aesthetic Medicine, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Prof. Manturova is a scientific editor of the «Aesthetic Medicine» magazine, a member of the editorial board of the «Plastic surgery and cosmetology» magazine, a member of scientific committees and the scientific director of a number of Russian, European and other international congresses.

Prof. Manturova made a great contribution to the establishment and development of Plastic Surgery in Russia as a separate discipline. She is also a coordinator of a number of Russian and international conferences. Author of numerous publications medical magazines. Regular speaker at forums, conferences of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

Was awarded the Diploma of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation.

Alexey Borovikov
(Russia)

Professor, editor-in-chief of the Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology Journal, moderator of the annual Plastic Surgery School events. A practicing plastic surgeon since 1975, he spent ten years in charge of the Central Institute of Prosthetics clinic where he set up Russia's first rehabilitation and reconstruction facility for patients with post-mastectomy pain syndrome.

Dr. Borovikov is a full member of several national and international associations, including the American Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). He is the author of numerous publications on abdominal and vascular surgery, neurosurgery, restorative microsurgery of the hand and breast, orthopedics and traumatology, and several books on aesthetic breast surgery. Over the last twelve years, he has been teaching aesthetic and plastic surgery at several universities.

Alexsander Drevetsky
(Russia)

Plastic surgeon, head of the Plastic Surgery on Krestovsky clinic, St.Petersburg. Active member of the Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons of Russia, member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). Dr. Drevetsky has been practising for 27 years.

He specializes in the following areas of plastic surgery:
• Cosmetic surgery: breast surgery (breast augmentation, macromastia, micromastia, tubular breasts, breast asymmetry);
• Facial aesthetic surgery;
• Reconstructive surgery: breast reconstruction using TRAM and TDL flaps.

Svetlana Gagarina
(Russia)

Plastic and microsurgeon, doctor of medical sciences.

Full member: Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (OPREC); Regional public organization of ROO "Aesthetic Medicine"; Regional public organization "Association of Women - Plastic Surgeons"; European Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Regular participant of thematic conferences and symposia. Author of more than 50 scientific articles, holder of 12 patents for inventions in the field of plastic, reconstructive and craniofacial surgery.

Hasan Gubaidulin
(Russia)

MD-PhD, surgical oncologist, head of the Breast Health Centre at the National Oncology Clinic of the Tatarstan Ministry of Health.

Dr. Gubaidulin organised and ran a series of educational master classes, the 8th and 9th International Congresses on Reconstructive, Plastic, and Aesthetic Breast Surgery, and the first International School of Breast Surgery.
Dr. Gubaidulin was nominated for the National E.B. Laputin Prize as Plastic Surgeon of the Year. He is the author of 150 publications and a lecturer at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Artur Ismagilov
(Russia)

MD-PhD, President of the International Association of Plastic Surgeons and Oncologists (IAPSO), surgical oncologist at the National Oncology Clinic in Kazan, associate professor at the Department of Oncology and Surgery of the Kazan State Academy of Medicine, senior research assistant at the Privolzhsky Department of the Russian Oncology Research Centre of the Russian N. N. Blokhin Academy of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Ismagilov organised and ran a series of educational master classes, the 8th and 9th International Congresses on Reconstructive, Plastic, and Aesthetic Breast Surgery, and the first International School of Breast Surgery. He is the author of 250 publications and a lecturer at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Natalya Korableva
(Russia)

Doctor of Medicine, plastic surgeon, surgeon of the top category.

Full member of the Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons. Full member of the Pirogov Surgical Society.

With more than 30 years in medicine, Dr. Korableva currently serves as a plastic surgeon at Atribeaute Clinique. She attended numerous international conventions of plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Over the years, she has performed countless operations on patients with breast pathologies, as well as reconstructions and aesthetic procedures. Dr. Korableva is the author of more than 90 research papers and the holder of four patents.

Kazbek Kudzaev
(Russia)

Candidate of Medical Sciences, member of Russian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aestetic Surgeons (SPRAS), doctor of higher category, member of Russian Arthroscopic Society.

Doctor Kudzaev Prepared his thesis in Kurgan Research Institute for Traumatology and Orthopedics named after Ilizarov, studied in the USA (Michigan), under specialists of the Czech republic, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy. His achievements are registered in the Planet Book of Records.
Author of more than 30 scientific publications and 6 inventions. Has innovative proposals in the field of development of medical equipment, technologies and pharmaceuticals.
Laureate of Russian and international awards and prizes.
Honored Doctor of the Republic of South Ossetia.
The general director and the creator of "Kudzayev's Clinic".
Head of the Center for Orthopedics and Aesthetic Surgery.

Konstantin Lipski
(Russia)

Associate Professor at the post-graduate Plastic Surgery Department at the First Moscow State I.M. Sechenov University of Medicine.

Dr. Lipsky's research and practical interests include aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery and tissue engineering. He is the author of 120 publications on aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lipsky is a full member and, since 2009, the secretary of the Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons, and a co-founder of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe. He was a guest speaker at the Stuttgart Advanced Course for Functional and Aesthetic Rhinoplasty, Bergamo Open Rhinoplasty Course, Puna International Rhinoplasty Workshop, India, and the International Master Class on Secondary Rhinoplasty, Odessa, Ukraine.

Irina Marinicheva
(Russia)

Plastic surgeon, MD. Associate Professor at the Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN).

Member of the Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (RSPRAS); Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS); Chairman of the Society of Russian women plastic surgeons (RWPS); Member of the European Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Marinicheva dedicates herself to aesthetic plastic surgery. Her research interests include legs reshaping, mammaplasty and eyes surgery.

Dr. Marinicheva took part as a guest speaker and moderator in many professional events. In addition, she is an author of more than 20 publications, journal articles, chapters and inventions.

Alexander Mikhailov
(Russia)

Plastic surgeon, MD, PhD.

Graduated from the medical faculty of the Chuvash state University on the specialty "Medical business" (Cheboksary, 1989), then completed internship in surgery (Cheboksary 1990). He defended his thesis on "Dynamics of monoamines of the breast tissue and the immune status of peripheral blood on the background of laser therapy in capsular contracture due to augmentinbuy augmentation" (Izhevsk, 2001).
Member of SPRAS, a member of Russian and international seminars and conferences on topical issues of plastic surgery (international Congress on Medline men's health (Moscow, 2005); the first international school on plastic surgery (Moscow, 2010), 3-rd Focus Symposium in Plastic Surgery (Munich, 2010), etc.).

Since 2004 and currently works as a plastic surgeon, head of Department of laser surgery, Deputy chief physician of the science and innovation of the clinic of plastic surgery and cosmetology "Anastasia", Nizhny Novgorod.

A. G. Mikhailov performs a wide range of aesthetic surgeries, including facelift and neck, eyelid, ears, breast surgery, abdominoplasty, intimate plastic, etc.

Alla Poberezhnaya
(Russia)

Plastic surgeon at the aesthetic surgery clinic "RAMI" (St. Petersburg).

Active member of the Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons (SPRAS). Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). Master's degree in Pediatrics from the St.Petersburg State Medical Academy of Pediatrics, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Surgical residency at the Department of General Surgery residency at Pskov Regional Hospital, Russia. Plastic surgery residency at the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery, St.Petersburg Postgraduate Academy of Medicine. From 2000 to 2003 worked as a surgeon and was head of the surgical department Novorzhevsky Regional Hospital. Since 2006 plastic surgeon. in private clinic. Since 2011 plastic surgeon at "RAMI" clinic, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Author of publications on aesthetic surgery. Regular participant and speaker at Russian and international plastic surgery conferences.
Main interests in: Endoscopic techniques, Facial rejuvenation , Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Body contouring, Fat grafting.

Valentin Sharobaro
(Russia)

Sergei Shvirev
(Russia)

Practicing aesthetic surgeon since 1991, co-founder of the clinic of plastic surgery "GrandMed".

Performs a wide range of aesthetic operations on the face and body. Member of RSPRAS, a full member of ISAPS since 2002. Permanent speaker and lecturer at Russian and international forums on plastic surgery. The author of original lectures and master classes on anti-aging facial surgery.

Sergei Vasilyev
(Russia)

Doctor of Medicine, professor, surgeon of the top category. Head of the Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology Department of the South Urals State Medical University, full member of the Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons, full member of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), national representative of the Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons at IPRAS, corresponding member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), president of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of the Chelyabinsk region, member of the board of the Russian Society of Mammalogists.

Organizer of three Russian-American plastic surgery conferences (in 1998, 1998, and 2000) and a Russian-British one (in 2001). Dr. Vasiliev spoke and lectured on plastic surgery abroad on many occasions: in Strasbourg, France (1995), Hannover, Germany (1996), San Francisco, USA (1999), NYC, USA (1999), University of Texas, USA (1999), Miami University, USA (1999), Washington University, USA (1999), Mayo Clinic, USA (2001), Albany Medical College, USA (2001), Vienna, Austria (2005), Rome, Italy (2012), and Berlin, Germany (2013). He is the author or co-author of 119 research papers and has 13 inventor's certificates issued in his name.

Vadim Zelenin
(Russia)

MD-PhD, head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Reconstructive Surgery Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Irkutsk.

Member of the Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons of Russia. Member of the Research Council at the National Centre of Reconstructive Surgery of the Siberian Department of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr. Zelenin attended ASPRS congresses in 1994 and 1995 and ISAPS congresses every year from 2004 through 2012. He is a member of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).

Dr. Zelenin is a pioneer of microsurgery in Siberia and Far East and the author of two monographs, 89 scientific articles, and several surgical techniques.

Vitaly Zholtikov
(Russia)

Plastic surgeon, MD. Associate Professor at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the St.Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University.

Member of the Russian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons (SPRAS). Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). International Member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Member of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS). Member of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe.
Dr. Zholtikov performs all types of plastic surgery and specializes in aesthetic surgery. His research interests include rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and blepharoplasty.
Has organized 4 international courses with live surgery.
In 2010 he founded Atribeaute Clinique in St.Petersburg.