Ioannis S. Varnalidis
Dr. Varnalidis is a triple board certified plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the Greek Committee of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) and the Turkish Committee of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
“I graduated from the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I completed my internship in General Surgery at the Surgical Department of the George Pananikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki. Afterwards, I completed my residency in Plastic Surgery at the Plastic Surgery, Burn and Hand Surgery Department of the George Pananikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki. I familiarized myself with the most modern aesthetic and reconstructive surgical techniques during my additional training in the United States and in Europe. The first part of my training took place at the Texas Children Hospital and the The Methodist Hospital of Houston, where I was lucky enough to be trained by the Plastic Surgery professors Prof. Samuel Stal, Dr. Larry H. Hollier, Jr. and Dr. Jeffrey Friedman. During my stay there, I became specialized in the latest aesthetic and reconstructive surgery techniques, as well as in congenital malformations of the hand and face. The second part of my training took place at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, where I had the honor to be trained by internationally recognized scientists, such as Prof. John A. Persing and Prof. Ariyan Stephan. During this part of my training, I had the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the fields of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery focusing on craniofacial congenital anomalies. I continued my training at the Coupure Centrum voor Plastische Chirurgie and at the Estetisch Medisch Centrum (E:MC²) in Ghent. I was also trained by Dr. Patrick Tonnard and Dr. Alexis Verpaele during my Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship, as well as by Prof. Koenraad Van Landuyt at the Sint–Lucas General Hospital. During my fellowship, I became specialized in the most modern techniques of facial aesthetic surgery, such as the MACS lift, the brow lift and Microfat grafting (Lipofilling), as well as in breast and abdomen aesthetic surgery and breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy.
During my residency, I was awarded a doctorate degree “summa cum laude” from the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I have published and continue to publish several studies in international and Greek journals and I have also taken part in an international study as a researcher. Furthermore, I participated as a speaker in several Greek and international conferences.
I am a full member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), of the Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (HESPRAS), a fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS), a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and a member of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) and a member of the Turkish Medical Association (TBB).
I stay updated on the latest developments in plastic surgery techniques by participating in scientific meetings and being constantly involved with the application of modern methods. I always aim at achieving the optimal aesthetic and functional outcome without altering the natural appearance of a person’s features. Your satisfaction satisfies me, too. I believe my familiarization with the most modern techniques helps me achieve just that.
I am a member of the Volunteer Medical Team of the Panhellenic Union of Cappadocian Societies. The team has offered its services to people in several parts of Greece and abroad, examining hundreds of them and providing an overall treatment approach to their problems. Volunteering shouldn’t only be a word devoid of meaning. I believe it should be an everyday practice, as this is the only way to a healthier future.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is a matter of utmost importance, as they need to be moral, sincere, scientifically trained and able to make the right surgical decision each time. The treatments and techniques that are used should always be customized and scientifically substantiated. Safeguarding your health is my number one priority.”
“I aim at perfection, which is achieved through my attention to detail, and at your own satisfaction”
Please contact the clinic staff, if you wish to make an appointment with Dr. Varnalidis to learn more about modern techniques and the way they can be applied to help you realize your goals.