Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
Dr Ali Pirayesh is founder and owner of Amsterdam Plastic Surgery (APS), a modern private clinic and outpatient surgery facility, centrally located in Amsterdam.
Education: Dr Pirayesh (1969) graduated with honours from the Medical Faculty of the University of Leiden. He continued his surgical training in England and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He completed his training as a surgeon at the famous Plastic Surgery Department of the University of Ghent in Belgium. Altogether he studied for 18 years and has over 10 years of experience as a plastic surgeon.
Accreditations: Dr Pirayesh is an executive council member of the Dutch Society of Plastic Surgery (NVPC), President of the Dutch Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NVEPC), Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ( RCSEng) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
Internationally active: Dr Pirayesh has had the honour to be invited as a reconstructive surgery expert for several humanitarian missions, including Kashmir (2005), the jungles of Brazil (2007) and Colombia (2013 and 2014) for Physicians for Peace. He reconstructed the faces of victims of burns, trauma and acid attacks; he also taught Colombian colleagues on the application of Glyaderm®. He has worked all over the world to increase his knowledge and proficiency in aesthetic surgery and plastic surgery. Dr Pirayesh has positions in prestigious plastic surgery seminars held in the United States, Brazil, Belgium and England. Since 2008 he has worked in various hospitals and clinics in the Netherlands. He was instrumental in the creation of the first skin bank in Colombia, where the artificial skin he and his team developed is now manufactured.
Teacher and speaker: Dr Pirayesh teaches aesthetic and plastic surgery, medical lasers, injectables and facial anatomy and is regularly invited to give lectures and workshops around the world to colleagues and other doctors. Twice a year he organises the CFA Course (Clinical Facial Aesthetics). At this international course, doctors from all over the world come to learn innovative and safe technologies in the field of aesthetic treatments. He spends a lot of time and energy keeping abreast of global developments in the field of plastic surgery, both in the aesthetic and the technological field.
Inventor of artificial skin: Together with his research team he developed the first non-commercial artificial skin: Glyaderm®. He and his team donated the patent for this invention to the non-profit Euro Tissue Bank for the benefit of burn victims and patients with other serious injuries worldwide. He is a clinical advisor of the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit of the University Hospital of Ghent where he continues to investigate plastic surgery, burns and tissue engineering.
Expert in wound healing: When it comes to the structure and the healing of the skin, Dr Pirayesh is an expert. He has developed a program, APS Scar Care, which promotes scar healing and uses aloe vera based creams, laser treatments and — if necessary — injections.
Surgical specialties: Dr Pirayesh is well versed in all aspects of aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts and body. He is an authority on the application of medical lasers and injectables (Botox and fillers), often used to enhance the aesthetic effect of surgery. He is also very experienced in treating patients suffering from complications from cosmetic surgery or permanent fillers. In addition to aesthetic surgery, he spends a considerable amount of time treating victims of severe burns and performing breast (cancer) reconstructions. Dr Pirayesh believes that plastic surgeons serve their patients best by being honest about the expected results of surgery, and to refuse an intervention if he believes that it is not in the interest of the patient.