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Doctor Benjamin Meilik

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Head of the department for body contouring after weight loss at the Ichilov Medical Center. Plastic surgeon with over 38 years of work experience.


  • Performs all types of face and neck lifts including minimally invasive procedures carried out through small incisions.
  • Has mastered the lipofilling technique that helps restore the face contour with the patient’s own fat tissue.
  • Performs surgical breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift as well as breast asymmetry correction.
  • Offers removal of excessive abdominal fat and lifting of the abdomen, thighs and buttocks.

Diseases Treated by the Physician:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Face lift
  • Mammoplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Obesity
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty



Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss, Ichilov Medical Complex

Private practice at the Top Ichilov Clinic

Senior physician of Plastic Surgery Department, Ichilov Medical Complex

Head of Human Factor Subdivision at the Air Force Medical Department, Israel Defense Forces

Senior physician of air medical services, Head of the Air Force Outpatient Department, Israel Defense Forces

Emergency service physician, Israel Defense Forces

Госпиталь SickKids

SickKids Hospital in Toronto (Canada), specialization in craniofacial surgery departments

Private practice at the Ramat Aviv Medical Center

Ichilov Medical Complex, specialization in plastic surgery

Rambam Medical Center (Haifa, Israel), specialization in plastic surgery

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer Sheva, Israel), Faculty of Medicine

Israel Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

“Within the last 20 years, obesity has turned into a significant problem for all developed countries. Fortunately, healthy lifestyles, balanced nutrition and sports are very popular nowadays. Since 2000s, people have been losing a lot of weight. A person can lose weight naturally, by eating healthy food and staying active. There are, however, some other methods including laparoscopic gastric banding and other surgical procedures that help lose weight fast.

After a significant weight loss, many people find excess skin. The skin may sag in any body area: on the neck, arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs. In the last 15 years, there appeared new plastic surgery techniques aimed at eliminating the undesirable consequences of weight loss.

When people come to us after losing weight, we determine whether their current body mass is stable. The weight should remain stable for at least 6 months after the procedure. This usually ensures success with plastic surgery.

There are multiple plastic surgery techniques that can help patients after a significant weight loss. Such procedures as face and neck lift, arm lift, abdominoplasty, buttock lift, breast lift, and various types of thigh lift, are the most popular. Oftentimes, we have to combine lifts and implants. For instance, if the patient is planning to have a breast lift, we can offer not only mastopexy, but also implant placement. The same principle works for sagging buttocks: we may recommend both a lift and an implant placement.

The belt lipectomy, or lower body lift, is the most popular procedure for people who have lost a lot of weight. It combines an abdominoplasty and a buttock lift. The procedure leaves a circular scar that goes around the entire trunk below the waistline.

Most patients who have lost weight do not need liposuction. However, it may be recommended if some areas of the body did not respond to weight loss measures.

Most patients have to choose the most appropriate procedures from a rather lengthy list. At that, the plastic surgeon gives the utmost priority to the patient’s safety.”

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