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Plastic Surgery

Dr. Iakovos Georgiou welcomes you to the website of the GMI’s Department of Plastic Surgery, where we aim to offer each patient personalized care and treatment which is tailored to his or her specific needs.

The Department

The German Medical Institute is well-renowned in Cyprus and abroad for its state-of-the-art equipment and excellent patient care. The GMI plastic surgery team can offers expert treatment, focusing on reconstructive, lipedema, and aesthetic surgery.

The term "Plastic Surgery" originates from the Greek language and means to sculpt and to model. The history of plastic surgery goes back thousands of years. Throughout this time, plastic surgery has evolved to sophisticated procedures with the aim of restoring, rejuvenating, and enhancing patients’ function and appearance through surgical techniques. It is divided into two main areas: reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

The aim of reconstructive surgery it to correct the form and function of a part of the body after cancer, burns, traumatic injuries, as well as congenital abnormalities. Although the plastic surgery team at the GMI offers procedures on the entire body surface, a focus area is breast reconstruction after cancer. In close collaboration with the surgical oncologists of the GMI, and after the surgical treatment of the tumor, the plastic surgery team can offer the patient reconstruction of the breast using silicone implants or the patient’s own tissue. Which method is most appropriate for each case depends on several factors – as well as the patient’s wishes – and is thoroughly discussed with the patient beforehand. This way, the GMI can offer all services to patients dealing with breast cancer – from diagnosis to treatment and finally to reconstruction – all under one roof.

The team also offers procedures for breast surgery in cases where the patient is simply not happy with the form or size of their breasts. These may include a breast augmentation with implants or fat grafting, a breast lift in the case of sagging (for example after pregnancy or weight-loss), or breast reduction in cases where the large size of the breasts becomes problematic. Male patients with excessive breast growth – so-called gynaecomastia – can also be treated with the most modern techniques.

Another important focus area for the plastic surgery team is the diagnosis and surgical treatment of lipedema – a disease that almost exclusively affects women. It leads to a painful and progressive increase of fat tissue in the lower and sometimes even in the upper extremities, disproportionately to the rest of the body. The disease can lead to a substantial impairment in mobility, decreased quality of life as well as a marked dissatisfaction for the patient with their appearance. Through functional, lymph-sparing liposuction, a substantial decrease in the subcutaneous tissue, as well as improvement of symptoms, can be achieved. The primary goal of the treatment is pain and symptom reduction, and an improvement in the patient’s satisfaction with their appearance.

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Service Provided

During a thorough consultation with your specialist or the plastic surgery team, you will discuss what bothers you and how you envision your desired outcome. The team will subsequently take the time to list all possible options, explaining each one in detail, so that you can make an informed decision based on your specific needs and desires. We also work as part of an interdisciplinary team with various other in-house medical specialists to offer our patients a comprehensive treatment plan, all under one roof.

Procedures offered by the plastic surgery team at the GMI include:

Reconstructive Surgery:

  • Breast reconstruction
    • Expander / implants
    • Microsurgical reconstruction
    • Fat grafting
  • Treatment of acute / chronic wounds
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Skin tumors
  • Scar / Keloid treatment

Lipedema and lymphedema

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment (functional, multi-stage, large-volume liposuction)


  • Acute therapy
  • Correction of burn scars

Breast surgery:

  • Breast augmentation
    • Implants
    • Fat grafting
  • Mastopexy / breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Gynaecomastia / male breast reduction
  • Nipple reconstruction


  • Liposuction
    • Power-assisted liposuction
    • VASER
    • Body contouring / athletic modulation
  • Arm lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Total body lift
  • Abdominoplasty / Tummy tuck
  • Body skin tightening with Morpheus8
  • Labiaplasty


  • Non-surgical
    • Botox
    • Dermal fillers
    • Face / neck skin tightening with Morpheus8
    • Microneedling
    • PRP
  • Surgical
    • Blepharoplasty / eyelid surgery
    • Brow / forehead lift
    • Facelift
    • Lip lift
    • Ear lobe correction / reduction
    • Fat grafting (facial volume restoration)
    • Submental fat / Double chin liposuction
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The team’s primary focus areas for research include:

  • Lipedema
  • Lymphedema
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Fat grafting


Our publications in international peer-reviewed journals can be found here:

The team’s memberships include:

  • ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons)
  • DGPRÄC (German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons)
  • Interplast – Germany (humanitarian group providing aid in the field of plastic surgery in developing countries)
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Medical Staff


You can book an appointment with the plastic surgery team by calling our call center at +357-25-208000.

Yes, please contact Dr. Georgiou directly ([email protected]) to set it up.

Both the Larnaca and Paphos international airports are about a 45-minute drive from the German Medical Institute located in Limassol.

Schedule an appointment for a consultation with our specialists to confirm diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

Yes, please arrange a consultation with our specialists and bring all diagnostic / surgery / pathology reports with you. At this consultation, after evaluating your specific case and needs, we will discuss reconstructive options.

All operations are carried out at the German Medical Institute in Limassol, and require inpatient care. The GMI is equipped with a state-of-the-art ICU and surgical rooms, and it even boasts beautiful views of the Limassol coastline.

Contact details

24-hour Emergency Helpline

(+357) 25 208 000

Emergencies are not yet accredited of the General Health Care System

(+357) 25 208 000

Emergencies are not yet accredited of the General Health Care System.


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