Plastic Surgery in Israel

Aharon Amir


Director of the Spinal Surgery Unit

Plastic surgery in Israel

Nine physicians including Professor Raphael Shafir work at the Department of Plastic Surgery. This is one of the few plastic surgery departments in Israel to offer the whole range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures: microsurgical interventions, body contouring after weight loss, plastic surgery on any area of the face and body, etc.

The department comprises 12 clinics and specialized centers including clinics of breast surgery, limb reconstruction, head and neck plastic surgery, etc.

What Types Of Surgery And Procedures Are Carried Out By Aesthetic Surgery Department Specialists?

The Plastic Surgery Department of the Ichilov Clinic offers the following procedures and types of surgery:

Buttock lift/augmentationCheiloplasty (lip surgery)
Cheiloplasty (lip surgery)Labiaplasty
Hair transplantationHand plastic surgery
SeptoplastyFacial plastic surgery

The Leading Plastic Surgeons In Israel


Professor Raphael Shafir, specialist in restorative and aesthetic surgery with about 40 years of professional experience. Has been Head of the Plastic Surgery Department for a long time. Worked at the leading plastic surgery clinics in Israel, Switzerland, and the USA. Has published over 150 scientific works in the leading international medical journals.

Беньямин Майлик

Doctor Benjamin Meilik, plastic surgeon with 30 years of professional experience. Performs surgery to lift breasts, buttocks, tummy, as well as to restore body contours after weight loss. Directs a clinic of surgery after weight loss.


Doctor Aharon Amir, plastic surgeon with 30 years of professional experience. Performs a wide range of aesthetic and restorative procedures, some of them using microsurgical technologies. Heads the Department of Microsurgery.


Doctor Ram Silfen, specialist in plastic surgery, professional experience: about 20 years. Worked at the leading clinics in Israel and Australia. Lecturer at Monash University in Australia. Manages the professional training of Israeli plastic surgeons.


Doctor Yoav Barnea, Head of the Breast Plastic Surgery Clinic. Professional experience: over 30 years. Worked at the largest plastic surgery centers in Israel and the USA. Lecturer at Tel Aviv University. Has published over 60 scientific works.

Innovations: New Procedures And Types Of Surgery In Top Ichilov

Endoscopic Facelift

Historically, facelifts were only carried out through large incisions hidden in subtle areas: along the hairline or under the chin. An endoscopic facelift is carried out through 0.5cm incisions in the temples and the forehead. Unlike conventional surgery, the endoscopic facelift does not promote swelling and is known for faster recovery. According to the clinical trials, the minimally invasive facelift is characterized by a reduced complication rate, reduced amount of time spent in the operating room, shorter recovery period and similar rates of patient satisfaction compared to the conventional facelift.

Rejuvenating Procedures Using Thermi Tight Radiofrequency Technology

The Thermi Tight device is equipped with a probe. The probe is inserted into the subcutaneous fat through a small puncture. The device heats the tissues up to a certain temperature to activate the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for skin elasticity. The effect of this procedure is comparable to the effect of Botox injections or a surgical facelift.

Surgical Procedures At The Department Of Plastic Surgery In Top Ichilov

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

A blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove bags and wrinkles under the eyes. The surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision along the eyelashes or in the inner part of the eyelid. Through this incision, the doctor removes excess fat and forms the normal contours of an eyelid. The studies show that this type of surgery significantly improves the patients’ self-esteem.

Otoplasty: Ear Correction Surgery in Adults and Children

The purpose of an otoplasty is to eliminate the protrusion of the ears (sticking-out ears). Ear plastic surgery is offered both to adults and children starting from the age of 6 or 7: the process of ear formation is complete by this time. The surgery is performed through an incision behind the ear. The doctor moves the cartilage toward the soft tissues or carries out a partial resection to reshape the ear. In adults, this procedure is carried out under local anesthesia. Children require general anesthesia. Studies show that 85% of patients are very satisfied with the changes in their appearance after the otoplasty.

Breast Augmentation Is Carried Out Swiftly and without Complications

During a mammoplasty, the surgeon augments the breast with an artificial implant made of silicone or filled with saline. The incision is located in the crease under the breast. The implant may be placed either over or under the chest muscle. This type of surgery is also recommended for breast asymmetry or mastoptosis (saggy breasts).

Surgical Body Contouring after Weight Loss

An abdominoplasty is a type of surgery to eliminate fat rolls and saggy skin in people who lost weight with bariatric surgery or dieting. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The doctor removes excess skin from the middle and lower parts of the abdomen and tightens abdominal muscles.

Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures

Within the last 20 years, the sphere of aesthetic medicine has undergone significant changes. Non-invasive, nonsurgical procedures have become extremely popular. There appeared fillers, botulinum toxin, and laser technologies. All these methods are used at the Plastic Surgery Department of Top Ichilov. The non-invasive procedures here help achieve:

  • Elimination of wrinkles.
  • Facial volume correction.
  • Improved skin elasticity.

Soft Lift

The soft lift method (nonsurgical face lifting for the whole face) uses special threads to improve skin elasticity. These threads are placed under the skin without surgery. They tighten the skin and improve its physical condition. The most significant advantage of this method is the fact that the new-generation threads get absorbed by the body within 1-1.5 years. The procedure has no risks for the patient. It is non-invasive, and the results remain unchanged for about a year. Neither general anesthesia nor hospital stay are needed. Patients leave the clinic right after the procedure. They may come back in a year to undergo another therapy session.

Facial Lipofilling

Historically, a facelift was the only way to get rid of wrinkles or to soften facial features. Nowadays, Israeli plastic surgeons achieve these effects with facial lipofilling. This method consists in facial defect correction using the patient’s own fat. To carry out the procedure, doctor use fat from the abdomen or the inner thigh. The fat is processed in the laboratory and then implanted into the areas that need correction. The advantages of this procedure include excellent implant survival rates: the patient’s own fat survives better than donor tissues or artificial implants. Studies show that lipofilling is a low-risk procedure that may be used to correct soft tissue defects in the face, body, and limbs with minimal discomfort for the patients.

A Virtual Tour of the Plastic Surgery Department

Планирование операций в Израиле

Our plastic surgeons use computer simulation to plan surgery. You will be able to see your new appearance before the actual procedure.

Marking the patient's face before plastic surgery

Thorough surgical planning is the key to success. The doctor marks the patient’s face with a special marker.

Операционный зал отделения пластической хирургии

This is one of the operating rooms at the Department of Plastic Surgery. During the procedure, an anesthesiologist carefully monitors the patient’s condition.

Non-surgical techniques - lipofilling

The experts of the Plastic Surgery Department also use nonsurgical techniques. One of them is known as lipofilling.

Результат пластической операции

The majority of our patients are satisfied with the results of their procedures and are very grateful to Israeli plastic surgeons.

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