Criteria This award will recognise the consultant surgeon who is deemed to have contributed most to the profession and/or has provided the most outstanding care and treatment to their patients in the last 12 months. The winner will be judged on their clinical expertise, continuous professional development, commitment to patient safety and the difference they make to their patients, clinic and the profession as a whole. Entrants must be practising in surgery and non-surgical aesthetics. Entry instructions You are encouraged to keep your entry concise and clear; bullet points and the use of formatting options such as bold, underlines and italics are encouraged to ensure your entry is easy to digest for judges. Please note that formatting cannot be copied and pasted from Word documents, so you should only add these when submitting your entry on the website. A strict character limit of 1,700 (including spaces) is enforced for each question and you must not exceed this; however, your entry does not have to meet it. References are included in the character count, although you may supply a reference list as part of your supplementary materials if it exceeds the character count. There will be no voting process and the winner will be decided by the judging panel. Important: please check your entry carefully for accuracy, grammar and spelling as this information may appear in the Aesthetics journal and on the Aesthetics website, as well as being considered as part of the judging process. There will be no opportunity to amend this once you have submitted your application online unless you pay a £100 +VAT administration fee and this information is received before shortlisting has begun.
My application for “Consultant Surgeon of the Year” occurs during a pandemic which has had a significant negative impact on many colleagues in aesthetics. As an NHS Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon and Aesthetic Surgeon, my skills have been of use on the front line seeing emergency patients and more recently managing the back log of skin cancer patients. I believe that all surgery, especially on the face, functional or not, should have an aesthetic outcome. In support of this I have submitted my ‘aesthetic results’ for my cancer patients, and an innovative patient pathway that is even more pertinent now. My ethos is to look for the positive in every situation, and I have used this time to continue all the passions that drive my work; aesthetics, safety, education, research and innovation. I have written consensus safety guidelines for asepsis in medical aesthetics, 6 publications completed during lockdown, but the achievement I am most proud of is my development of an antimicrobial periocular and eye solution that will improve safety and asepsis for all. I know therefore, we can come out from this time with new efficient ways of working and safety for our patients and ourselves underpinning everything we do.
It's been nearly 30 years since I became a NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon and I believe my team and I have made significant progress within the surgical and non-surgical industries .
Among the highlights of my career are:
Mr Dalvi Humzah provides plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and non-surgical consultations and surgery at the hospitals where he practices. He provides a bespoke patient-tailored treatment protocol. He has developed considerable expertise in the fields of skin cancer, breast, cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine.
He has presented numerous papers nationally and internationally in all these specialist areas. He has won several awards for his teaching and is a KOL for several national and international companies. He supports further education and training of practitioners in Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery.
Having trained in advanced surgery techniques internationally and with over 25 years’ of experience in the highest levels as a consultant, he has developed a thriving practice at the Reflect Clinic (predominantly based in the north).
Through a dedicated commitment to elevating the reputation of surgery in the UK through his outstanding skills, as well as his exemplary work with the media, he has become the “voice of safety and regulation”.
Innovative, progressive and inclusive…
Without the old school advantage of a major ‘surgery group’ or Harley St label, Gerard Lambe has cultivated Reflect Clinic to be one of the most esteemed practices in the country.
He has been described as the most trusted surgeon in Britain. The outstanding results and feedback from his patients are a reflection of his huge contribution to cosmetic surgery as a whole. He would be an extremely worthy winner of this title.
Mr Sotirios Foutsizoglou is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in London, UK. He is on the GMC's Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a member of all the major Plastic Surgery Associations and Societies.
He graduated from the Newcastle University Medical School and completed his Foundation Programme and Core Surgical Training in London and Kent before undertaking specialist training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Mr S. Foutsizoglou has undertaken numerous fellowships and clinical attachments ranging from Head and Neck Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction to Aesthetic Surgery in Europe and USA.
In addition to his medical studies, Mr Foutsizoglou graduated as valedictorian in Mathematics from the University of Athens. He also graduated top of his class for his Master’s degree in Biostatistics from the University of Athens in collaboration with Harvard University before pursuing his PhD studies in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA.
In 2007 he began his journey in Aesthetic Medicine and since 2012, in his role as the lead trainer of KT Medical Aesthetics Group, he has been training medical practitioners in facial anatomy and advanced non-surgical treatments and procedures such as fat grafting, thread lifting techniques and facial volumisation with HA fillers.
Mr Sotirios Foutsizoglou has featured in TV shows performing live surgery and national and international press. He has performed more than 30,000 treatments and surgeries and has been extensively published in all UK industry related magazines.
Mr Ali Ghanem is an outstanding Consultant Plastic Surgeon. His quest to to offer his patients the finest care and results possible means he is constantly innovating in terms of technology, techniques and ultimately tretments. In the last 12 months alone he has pioneered over 10 UK firsts.
He shares his expertise with other professional colleagues through his collaboration with other clinics and medical professionals and his regular conference platforms.
He also is helping to create the next generation of outstanding surgeons, establishing and leading the UK's first Masters Programme in Aeshetic Medicine.
True to the spirit that drove him to his calling he also works tirelessly to provide humanitarian support where his skills are needed.
We believe there is no other Consultant Plastic Surgeon that contributes more comprehensively to the profession than Mr Ali Ghanem
I graduated from medical school in 1999 and started training in plastic surgery from 2003. I was appointed as an NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon in 2015 at the Royal Free hospital in London. I started my private practice in 2017 and set up The Plastic Surgery Group based in Harley Street with my colleague Mr Dan Marsh where I offer all aspects of plastic surgery; my main expertise being body contouring. My ethos is to provide honest, first class care using the latest techniques and innovations, with numerous positive reviews on social media platforms. I have an interest in education and academia as evidenced by peer reviewed publications this year on safety in BBL and burden of cosmetic tourism on the NHS. I collaborate with colleagues worldwide through my role as Assistant national secretary of UK ISAPS where I am organising this year meeting and BAPRAS chairman of specialist interest group on body contouring.