Plastic Surgery

General Information

Plastic surgery covers a wide spectrum of operations, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

Cosmetic plastic surgery includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures that reshape normal structures of the face and body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. 

The majority of plastic surgeries are realized without the need for an overnight stay at the hospital.

The following services are provided at the Center:

Cosmetic procedures

Face

  • Facelift surgery
  • Neck lift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Endoscopic brow lift
  • Chin surgery.
  • Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing
  • Injectable (filler & botox)

Body

  • Liposuction
  • Brachioplasty (Arm lift)
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)
  • Tanga lift

Breast

  • Augmentation
  • Reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Restoration of nipple retraction
  • Gynecomastia (for men)

Obesity

  • Bariatric surgery (after a great weight loss)
  • Tanga lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Liposuction

Reconstructive procedures

  • Scar revision (post-operative, post-traumatic, burns)
  • Skin cancer with reconstruction of defects
  • Post-traumatic deformities
  • Microsurgery of upper & lower extremities
  • Congenital malformations (cleft lip – cleft palate)
  • Reconstruction of large defects if soft tissue with microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction (post mastectomy) (breast prosthesis & flaps)
  • Burns including late reconstruction.

Athens Medical Center

Dr. Sotiris Koutsogiorgas, MD

 Plastic Surgeon

  • Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery

European Interbalkan Medical Center

Dr. Kostas Papaioannou

 Plastic Surgeon

  • Post-trained several times in the US with world-class doctors.

Dr. Prodromos Papaioannou

Plastic Surgeon

  • Trained and Specialised in Germany
  • Worked as a special deputy in State Clinic of Braunschweig

Related Articles

22.02.16
Significant award opens the way for the surgical treatment of Peyronie's Disease

During the conference of ESSM (European Society for Sexual Medicine), recently held in Madrid, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Surgeon, Urologist -Andrologist, Head of the Department of Sexology-Andrology at the Athens Medical Center, was rewarded for the work presented related to the geometrical surgical procedure and treatment of Peyronie's Disease. The work was rewarded for the quality of the surgical technique and the large number of cases studied.

Peyronie's Disease is a peculiar condition which has no clear causes nor pharmaceutical solution to date, while the medical community as a whole has not fully adopted one of the available surgical techniques. As a result, there is confusion as to what is the appropriate method to address this particular condition.

The work of Mr. Konstantinides, due to the large volume of cases studied, convinced that the technique with a mathematical geometric model for selection of graft, can be the golden rule in the surgical solution. Throughout the duration of the conference, Mr. Konstantinidis and his team presented in detail the method focusing on the extensive postoperative monitoring period that exceeds five years.

“The new award comes to warrant the rich experience that our team holds in surgery of the genital organs, both in Greece and abroad. In recent years we have operated on more than 5.000 cases relating to specific diseases, managing to improve the quality of life of our patients. We are optimistic that our work has paved the way for the effective treatment of Peyronie's Disease, demonstrating in practice the commitment of the Athens Medical Group to always stay one step ahead”, stated Mr. Konstantinides.

30.10.15
Successful sex reassignment surgery at the Interbalkan Medical Center

Sex reassignment surgery, was performed at the Interbalkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki, with great success. A young 24 year old man, with confirmed sex disorder at an early age, underwent feminization surgery.

The surgery was performed by team of specialized and experienced surgeons, lasted 5 hours and included orchiectomy, penectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, labiaplasty.

According to the plastic surgeon Dr. Prodromos Papaioannou, “the advantages of the surgical procedure followed are that, the range is anatomically perfect, there is a sense of the clitoris and possibility of an orgasm, while potential complications are limited (eg.: prevention of urethral stricture, good perfusion of flaps)" .

Before final sex reassignment surgery, feminization of the face of the young person was performed, where a brow lift was combined with a reduction of the forehead bone, reduction of the chin, reduction of the angle of the jaw and rhinoplasty.

The sex reassignment surgery at the Interbalkan Medical Center, was performed in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization for transgender health and in full harmonization with Greek legislation. The religious application of international protocols is necessary, so as to protect individuals interested in reassignment of sex or reassignment of secondary sex characteristics. It strengthens the cooperation of doctors with different specializations, that can provide comprehensive health management.