About dr. A. Pirayesh
Dr. Ali Pirayesh
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.
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.
1997 medical degree with honors from Leiden University
2000 general surgery degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, London
2001 commenced his doctoral research of artificial skin Glyaderm® at the department of plastic surgery at the Ghent University Hospital burns unit
2001 published scientific articles about innovative facelift techniques (MACS Lift Book)
2005 first application of Glyaderm® on a patient. Donated the patent of his invention to the nonprofit organization Euro Skin Bank
2007 graduates as Plastic Surgeon, University Hospital Ghent
2007 performs aesthetic surgery and reconstructive surgery in both Brazil and England
2008 establishes his private clinic for plastic surgery: Amsterdam Plastic Surgery
2013-2015 humanitarian trip to Colombia for Physicians for Peace in order to reconstruct the faces of victims of burns, trauma and acid attacks, and to teach Colombian colleagues on the application of Glyaderm®
2014 publication of the long-term results of Glyaderm® on 55 patients in international medical journal Burns
2015 lecturer at aesthetic conventions in Amsterdam, Monaco, Paris, London, Bangkok and Moscow
2015 Director of CFA Amsterdam: International Course on Facial Aesthetics & Injectables
2016 Board Member of the Dutch Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NVEPC)
“I believe that a plastic surgeon earns his reputation not only by the patients on whom he operates, but also by the patients he offers other choices.”
Education and experience
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.
Dr. Pirayesh is a board member of the Dutch Society of Plastic Surgery (NVPC), the Dutch Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (NVEPC) and the representative of The Netherlands in the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
Inventor of artificial skin – Glyaderm®
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.
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.
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.