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Plastic surgery
Brief info

Plastic surgery has two main components: reconstructive plastic surgery which is all about restoring function and appearance to the human body after illness or accident and aesthetic (often called “cosmetic”) plastic surgery, which is primarily to change the appearance from choice. Unlike most surgical specialties that are defined by an anatomical area, plastic surgery is defined by the surgical techniques that are carried out.

Reconstructive procedures are the mainstay of nearly all plastic surgeons’ work: covering all aspects of wound healing and reconstruction after congenital, acquired and traumatic problems, with aesthetic surgery playing a smaller but important part in their working week.

Most consultants will specialize in a particular area, although nearly all take part in on-call rota dealing with emergency admissions. Plastic surgeons have a busy emergency workload of soft tissue and limb injuries as well as burns. Emergency plastic surgery also supports the work of other surgeons, dealing with complex wounds from accidents or after other surgical procedures.

Dr. Helmy El Wakeel

Specialist, Plastic Surgery

Educational Qualification

  • M.B, Ch.B – College of Medicine, University of Baghdad
  • D.V.D, Ph.D – University of Leeds U.K

Special Interest

  • General Dermatology & Venereology
  • Acute & Critical Dermatology
  • Recalcitrant acne, psoriasis cases & Sweating Disorder
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Radiofrequency Surgery
  • Mesotherapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Rejuvenation

Language Spoken

English & Arabic