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Dr George Psaras

Dr George Psaras

Tel: + 357 22 476 777
Fax: + 357 22 819 667



Plastic Surgeon

Medical School

Albert – Ludwigs Universitaet, Freiburg, West Germany


Johannesburg Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa


University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


The College of Medicine of South Africa ( Plastic Surgery)
Cyprus Medical Association

Academic Interests

  • Breast Reconstruction

  • Microsurgery

  • Cleft Lip and Palate

  • Facial Reamination in facial palsy

  • Cosmetic Surgery

  • Prelamination and Prefabrication in Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Highlights

  • Convatec Research Grant  1994

  • Recipient of the Michael and Janie Miller Fellowship 1999, University of the Witwatersrand

  • Founding member and Medical Director of the Smile Foundation, a charity organization for the treatment of children with facial deformities 2000-present

  • Secretary of the educational Committee of the Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa APRSSA 2000-2008

  • Phoenix Lecturer for APRSSA 2006

  • Appointment as Professor and Chair of the division of Plastic Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand 2003-2008


  • Demetriades D, Breckon V, Breckon C, Kakoyiannis S, Psaras G; “Antibiotic Prophylaxis in penetrating Injuries of the Chest”. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1991; 73: 348-351.

  • Demetriades D, Psaras G; “Occlusive versus semi-open dressings on donor sites”. SA Journal of Surgery, 1992.

  • Degiannis E, Psaras G, Smith M; “Penetrating trauma to the Abdomen”. SA Journal of Surgery. 2004

  • Ali AT, Penny CB, Paiker JE, Psaras G, Ikram F, Crowther NJ; “The effect of alkaline phosphatase inhibitors on intracellular lipid accumulation in preadipocytes isolated from human mammary tissue”. Ann Clin Biochemistry 2006; 43 207-213.

  • Ali AT, Penny CB, Paiker JE, Psaras G, Ikram F, Crowther NJ; “ The relationship between alkaline phosphatase activity and intracellular lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 cells and human preadipocytes”. Anal Biochem 354 (2006) 247-254.

  • Harder Y, Christofides EA, Psaras G; “Superior pedicle breast reduction for hypertrophy with massive ptosis” Journal of Plastic

Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (in Print)

  • i. Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Demetriades D, Psaras G; “Burns management”. Hospital supplies, Trauma 1991, October.

  • Psaras G; “Keloids and hypertrophic scars: a brief overview.” The Specialist Forum, 2002; Vol. 2, No 7.

  • Psaras G; “Breast Reconstruction” The Specialist Forum, 2002

  • Psaras G; “Breast Ptosis: A matter of time.”  The Specialist Forum, 2003

  • Psaras G; “Severe Facial Trauma: Microsurgical applications” The Specialist Forum, Vol 5, No 9, October 2005.

  • Psaras G; “Advances in Plastic Surgery gives new beginning to many” The Specialist Forum, Vol 5, No 11, Nov 2005

  • Psaras G; “Congenital Facial Reanimation”, The Specialist Forum, Dec 2008

  • ii. Book Chapter:

  • Song C, Psaras G, Ritz M; “Conchal cartilage interposition arthroplasty for small joint reconstruction of the hand”. In: Saffar P, Amadio P, Foucher G, eds, Current Practice in Hand Surgery, (Martin Dunitz: London 1997).



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