FABS 2022 Faculty

Alwyn D'Souza, Chairperson, Consultant ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, London , UK

Mr Alwyn D'Souza is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon based in London with expertise in rhinoplasty surgery. He has a wealth of experience in aesthetic surgery of the face. He is the past President of British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, and now the President Elect of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is the Editor-in-chief of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is passionate about teaching and training, and runs a number of cadaveric as well as hands on aesthetic facial rejuvenation courses.

Ash Mosahebi, Chairperson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Professor of Plastic Surgery, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust & University College London , UK

Professor Ash Mosahebi qualified at Guy's & St Thomas Medical School in London. He carried out his plastic surgery training in the London Deanery in some of the largest and busiest hospitals in UK. He has had further specialist training in reconstructive & aesthetic surgery in New York & Belgium.

Ash is a consultant and academic lead at the Royal Free Hospital in London and Professor of Plastic Surgery at University College London. He is consistently in the top 10 world ranking and is an author a number of publications and has lectured extensively worldwide. Ash is involved in pioneering research on regenerating tissues through new biomaterials & tissue engineering, as well as clinical trails in innovative techniques in wound healing.

He is Honorary Secretary of BAAPS, past President of Royal Society of Medicine (Plastic Surgery Section), and has served on the United Kingdom specialist advisory committee for plastic surgery. Ash has set up the world's first aesthetic university faculty and is director of the aesthetic master's programme UCL. He has served on the advisory panel for Health Education England regulation on non-invasive aesthetic treatments. His specialist field is biotherapy & stem cell research, and tissue rejuvenation & regeneration.

Mo Akhavani, Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , UK

Mo Akhavani is a Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon and is on the GMC specialist register. His NHS practice is based at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. He has a busy private practice in London’s renowned Harley Street and in Surrey.

Mo carried out his plastic surgery training in London, Rio de Janeiro, Manchester, Toronto, Shreveport and New York, working with some of the leading plastic surgeons in the world. He has had extensive training in both reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery, which has enabled him to become a leader in his field.

He has pioneered the ‘BEST’ body contouring technique (Body Enhancing Speedy Transformation), combining body contouring and shape enhancement, using a highly efficient fat transfer system from the techniques he has learnt from his travels worldwide.

He is the chairman of the Body Contouring committee of BAPRAS, and specialises in all aspects of cosmetic surgery.

Alexander Aslani, Head of Department Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Grupo Hospitalario Quirón , Spain

Dr. Alexander Aslani presides the largest specialist Plastic Surgery Center on the Costa del Sol, totally specialized to meet the specific needs of Body contouring and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Before establishing his own surgery center, from 2008 to 2018 Dr.Aslani has been Head of the Plastic Surgery Departments of both Hospital Quiron Malaga as well as Quiron Marbella. During the last ten years he has established both departments an International Reference Center for Advanced Body contouring Surgery.

Patients from all over the world travel to Marbella seeking Dr.Aslani’s special expertise. The opening of the Cirumed surgery facility comes as the final step, as so to say the “icing on the cake” of having super specialised in this field for more than two decades.

Tim Brown, Specialist cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine , Australia

Tim is registered as a specialist cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon in both Australia and the UK. He completed his medical and surgical studies (and a further postgraduate research degree in transplantation immunology) at the University of Cambridge, England. He then undertook surgical training in the UK and USA.

Since 1995 Tim has specialised in plastic and cosmetic surgery and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian Society of Plastic Surgeons (FRACS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and an overseas member of the British Association of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine.

He is the recipient of a number of international and national awards including the Mentor Prize awarded by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons for the best cosmetic paper in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery, the Hackett Memorial Prize awarded by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for his published work on cosmetic surgery, as well as the prize for Best Publication from Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for his contribution on breast augmentation in the Journal of the International society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Shadi Ghali, Plastic Surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust , UK

Mr Shadi Ghali is a well-known and respected Plastic Surgeon who has helped hundreds of patients improve their natural beauty.  He is committed to providing exceptional and personalised plastic surgery of the highest level. Mr Ghali always aims to achieve a natural look after surgery by combining an artistic eye with his surgical technique for facial rejuvenation, cosmetic breast enhancement and body contouring.

Mr Ghali undertook his training to FRCS (Plast) at a variety of London teaching hospitals after graduating from University College Hospital, going on to obtain further specialist training in Texas, USA. Mr Ghali has also been awarded various academic prizes including the James Barrett Brown Award for the best plastic surgery paper in 2008 and the Plastic Surgery Research Council award in 2007. He has since published numerous journal articles relating to plastic surgery and presented at the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s conventions.

Emre Ilhan , Turkey

Dr. Emre Ilhan has focused his interest only in rhinoplasty for 15 years, has pioneered many innovations in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty and allowed his patients from all over the world and Turkey to satisfy with their new nose at a very high success rate. He is known both domestically and internationally especially for creating very high patient satisfaction.

Especially in the last 5 years, he has participated as an invited speaker in more than 40 national and international scientific meetings, and for the last three years he has been an educator in the Rhinoplasty and Facial Aesthetic Surgery Applied Cadaver Dissection Course organized by the Turkish Facial Plastic Surgery Association in partnership with the University of Hamburg, especially in recent years, which are the most problematic issues in rhinoplasty all over the world.

Alireza Mesbahi , Iran

Foad Nahai , USA

Foad Nahai, MD FACS FRCS (Hon) FRCST (Hon)

Dr. Foad Nahai is editor in chief of Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Maurice J Jurkiewicz chair in Plastic Surgery and professor of Surgery at Emory University. He practices at the Emory Aesthetic Center in Atlanta Georgia USA.

He is internationally recognized as an innovator in the field of plastic surgery where he has developed and refined many procedures. He has co-authored 11books and published over 225 scientific articles on all aspects of plastic surgery. The latest book he authored and edited, published in 2011, is the second edition of his three-volume text entitled The Art of Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Nahai is a past  President of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), a past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS, past president of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), past chair of the Plastic surgery Research Council and has served as a director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was recently presented with Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

His primary area of expertise is in face, neck and eyelid surgery where he has made significant contributions to the advancement of the art and science of Facial Rejuvenation. Additional areas of experience include: injectables, breast reconstruction, breast surgery, resurfacing. He is a strong advocate of evidence-based medicine (EBM) both in his own clinical practice and within the Aesthetic Surgery Journal for the articles selected for publication where he helped initiate the EBM HUB section that is dedicated to educating plastic surgeons about the benchmarks, challenges, and nuances of EBM. Dr. Nahai has presented on and champions research that promotes and advances patient safety and positive outcomes through his work with the AAAASF.

Nora Nugent , UK

Dr Nora Nugent is a consultant plastic surgeon based at the Purity Bridge clinic in Tunbridge Wells and the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. Her aesthetic practice includes facial, breast and body surgery as well as medical aesthetics. Nora is a council member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and Chair of BAAPS Support. She also sits on the board for the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS).

Nora focuses on achieving high quality results along with excellent patient care. She is a member of the International Editorial Board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and a contributing editor for the body contouring section of Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum.

Marc Pacifico , UK

Marc Pacifico is a leading aesthetic Consultant Plastic Surgeon based in Tunbridge Wells, UK. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, being awarded the Gold Medal in the FRCS(Plast) exam, the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and being the director of Purity Bridge, a prestigious aesthetic clinic alongside his busy private surgical practice. Marc Pacifico is a fully accredited specialist in plastic surgery, and is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the GMC. He sits on the Council of the BAAPS and is a member of BAPRAS and ISAPS.

Tim Woolford , UK

Professor Woolford led a busy clinical service at the University ENT Department at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and was awarded two national NHS Clinical Excellence Awards. After retiring from the NHS in 2021, he continues to see patients with a wide range of ear, nose & throat conditions in his private practice at Spire Manchester Hospital.

Professor Woolford is past President of The British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, past President of The Royal Society of Medicine Section of Laryngology and Rhinology, and Chair of the Trustees of the British Rhinological Society. He has lectures Nationally and Internationally and written numerous papers and book chapters. Tim is also an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Laryngology & Otology.

Tim has over 20 years medicolegal experience relating to most aspects of ear, nose & throat surgery, and related personal injury. He has provided expert testimony for numerous high value medical negligence cases acting for both claimant and defendant, and he has courtroom experience.

Dario Bertossi , Italy

Dario Bertossi is specialized in maxillo-facial surgery and facial plastic surgery.

For over 30 years, he has devoted himself to people’s health and wellbeing along with a team of professionals specialized in various areas of facial plastic surgery in order to guarantee excellent results and good relations with patients.

Eqram Rahman , UK

Trained as a clinician, Eqram also describes himself primarily as a researcher and an advocate for evidence-based clinical practice. Since his research is based on clinical approach and its practical outcome, he has been using the study of these skills as a framework to interpret data critically. More recently, Eqram is actively involved in the research on non-surgical facial aesthetics, facial anatomy, ageing and regenerative aesthetics. Eqram has established and led many postgraduate surgical programmes across leading universities in the UK and highly regarded as an expert in graduate medical education and training.

Eqram is always active in research throughout his career with a record of publications and reviewer in peer-reviewed journals. An active member of the professional societies, he maintains strong collaborations with other research institutes in the UK and abroad.

Saqib Bashir , UK

Dr Saqib Bashir holds a post as a consultant Dermatologist, King's College Hospital, London, where he is the lead clinician for skin cancer. Additionally, he founded Skin 55, a specialist dermatology practice on Harley Street and also sees patients at The London Clinic, and BMI Sloane Hospital, Beckenham.

Dr Bashir gained a first class degree in neuroscience from Imperial College, London, before returning to his hometown to gain his medical doctorate from the University of Glasgow in 1997.

He was awarded a prestigious research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, before training in Dermatology at the renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology, London.

Having developed a strong foundation in dermatological practice, including in skin allergy, he went on to specialise in dermatological surgery and laser therapy. His practice is varied and encompasses the treatment of skin cancer as well as aesthetic and anti-ageing procedures.

Kaveh Shakib , UK

Professor Shakib is a leading Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, a field covering specialist treatment for the mouth, jaw, face, or neck.

Involvement in research over two decades has seen Professor Shakib receive a number of awards, including twice winning the Paul Toller Research Prize, from The British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Sharing knowledge and supporting colleagues is important to him. He is a teacher and mentor for trainee specialists, a welcome presenter at medical conferences and has published a number of papers in scientific journals.

Professor Shakib was awarded membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006 and a Specialist Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2010. He has served as an examiner at the RCS since that time.

Throughout his career, ensuring patients are well served has been the focus. This includes treating over 1000 people requiring dental implants, often including bone augmentation and carrying out many other procedures, such as salivary gland, or micro-vascular surgery.

Richard Gentile , USA

Dr. Richard D. Gentile is a distinguished Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and teacher and author who is respected internationally for his innovation artistry and technical skills. He founded the Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center in 1987 and serves northern Ohio in his specialized centers in Fairlawn and Boardman Ohio. Prior to entering full time private practice Dr. Gentile served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and has served on the medical faculty of Case Western Reserve College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Gentile is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is one of only 31 such dual board-certified surgeons in the state of Ohio. His dual background provides a unique understanding of the complexities involved in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes, and head and neck. Dr. Gentile is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has served as an executive officer (Treasurer) for the Academy and its research foundation which is in Alexandria Virginia.

Yves Saban , France

Vice-President of French Facial Plastic Surgery Society, French Delegate to European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, International Advisory Board Member of Asian Facial Plastic Surgery Society. Member of European Academies: EAFPS, ESGS. He has an Honorary Gold Medal of Milano Plastic Surgery Institute.

Constantino Mendieta , USA

Dr. Constantino G. Mendieta is a pioneer in the field of plastic surgery. He is the preeminent fat-grafting specialist and has dedicated his life to perfecting and advancing this surgical method. Fat transfer has been put forward as a means of volume augmentation for years, but Dr. Mendieta’s research and expertise has improved cell-survival rate to nearly 80% - an incredible innovation in this field.

He has dedicated himself to his patients, to patient
advocacy, and to educating the world of the benefits and applications of fat grafting. He has improved the lives of thousands of individuals and has raised the proficiency level of the surgical community as a whole.

He has penned the seminal fat-grafting book, “The Art of Gluteal Sculpting,” a book that is taught in classrooms all over the world. He spends his time out of surgery lecturing and educating both surgeons and patients the world
over. He has dedicated his life to this field and his efforts will long be remembered as the turning point in the application of fat-grafting augmentation.

Dr. Mendieta has had an appreciation for the art of plastic surgery since he was a child. After observing the work of his uncle, a plastic surgeon, and seeing how he would reconstruct the disfigured faces of war victims, Dr. Mendieta’s focus turned towards plastic surgery during an early age.

Nimrod Friedman , Israel

Dr Nimrod Friedman graduated medical school with honours & distinction and has received several awards for outstanding academic achievements. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) &International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Nimrod uses a combination of surgery, minimally invasive and non-invasive techniques at his private practice in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he specialises in aesthetic breast surgery, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring. The natural-looking results of his work have been well received by both his male and female patients.

Nimrod is a consultant and key opinion leader for several international companies and a frequent lecturer at meetings and workshops around the world.

Foued Hamza , UK

Mr Foued Hamza is a consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic Surgeon. He has been practising cosmetic surgery for over 20 years. He studied medicine in Tunisia and then moved to Paris to specialise in cosmetic surgery at renowned establishments including Foch, Henri-Mondor and Saint-Louis Hospitals.

John Yousif , USA

For over 30 years, Dr. Yousif has been synonymous with providing superior outcomes in surgical and non-surgical aesthetics. We invite you to see what makes us different!

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. John Yousif has been in practice in the Milwaukee area since 1986. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds additional certifications in hand surgery. Dr. Yousif remains active in the teaching of Plastic Surgery as a Clinical Professor at the Medical College.

Dr. Yousif has published and presented numerous scientific articles related to plastic surgery in the United States and abroad. In addition, he has received numerous awards and honors for his research and has pioneered many new techniques in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Jose Carlos Neves , Portugal

International Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery
Executive Board Member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, EAFPS
President of the Facial Plastic Surgery Committee of the Portuguese ORL/HNS Society
Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

Ernesto Azzopardi , UK

Dr Azzopardi is a plastic reconstructive aesthetic surgeon with a subspecialist interest in cutaneous laser surgery. Following the completion of UK-based training, and entry to the specialist register for plastic surgery, he furthered his interest in cutaneous laser surgery through prestigious super-specialist fellowships in Swansea, Milan, and London, where he is the incumbent Joint BAPRAS/ BAAPS Aesthetic Surgery Fellow.

After being conferred his PhD with distinction from Cardiff University UK, he proceeded to become an accomplished researcher, rapidly developing key opinion leadership in his chosen field. He is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and has published in world-leading journals including the Lancet, the British Journal of Surgery and speciality-leading journals. 

His cutting-edge work has been internationally recognised through various awards including the Royal College of Surgeons in England’s Hunterian Professorship and Medal, the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh’s Syme Medal, the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery President’s Medal, the British Burns Association’s T Jackson Award, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s Travelling Fellowship, the Price-Thomas Travelling Fellowship, the BAPRAS/ BAAPS Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship (incumbent), and multiple funding awards.

Nadine Hachach-Haram, Plastic Surgeon, Proxime , UK

Daniel Ezra, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfield Eye Hospital

Daniel Ezra specialises in all aspects of primary and revision blepharoplasty, cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery, and lacrimal disease. All treatments offered by Mr Ezra are individually planned, from a range of options, to deliver the desired outside. Preoperative and postoperative care is provided by him personally in one of his London clinics.

Steve Hamilton, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon , Royal Free Hospital

Mr Hamilton is listed on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery and is a full member both of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

Practising in some of London’s top private hospitals, Mr Hamilton is able to offer consultations in a range of locations and is able to advise on a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures:

- Facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery), surgery for aging of the face (brow lift, facelift and neck lift procedures, eyelid skin reduction and bag correction.

- Breast reshaping including breast reduction, breast uplift (mastopexy) and breast augmentation.

- Body contouring including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction and liposculpture, arm reduction and thigh and buttock lifting.

Professor Hesham Saleh, Consultant rhinologist/facial plastic surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Professor Saleh is a leading international figure in rhinoplasty, both cosmetic and functional, and in sinus surgery. His work in complex rhinoplasty and sinus surgery is well-recognised nationally and internationally. He was selected by The Times as one of Britain's top 140 doctors and one of the top 50 surgeons. He was also listed by Tatler magazine as one of the top British cosmetic surgeons and best for noses. Professor Saleh is the President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) and Past President of the British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS).

Dr Jorge Magistretti, Plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Hospital Italiano De Mendoza

Michele Pascali, Plastic Surgeon, Chirurgia Università di Roma

Internationally renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Michele Pascali, is one of the world’s leading experts in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Point of reference for colleagues from all over the world, it organizes prestigious surgical training courses and master classes with internationally renowned guests.

He is known for his original and advanced approach in facial rejuvenation surgery and in particular in face lifting,mid-face lifting and rejuvenation of the periorbital region, using his most innovative techniques published in prestigious international journals in the field. He is also considered one of the leading experts in revision or secondary surgery, which has been increasingly in demand in recent years and which represents a daily challenge even for the most skilled surgeons.

Dr. Michele Pascali is the author and co-author of numerous scientific articles published in prestigious journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS),  Aesthetic  Plastic  Surgery  and  Facial  Plastic  Surgery. Invited to the most important national and international congresses as a speaker and relator.