About Professor Ghassan Abu-Sittah

Professor Ghassan Abu-Sittah is a multi-award-winning Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, with a reputation as one of the world’s leading specialists in complex facial surgery. His background is one of a kind, bringing together the skills and knowledge of a top plastic surgeon with academic experience and a charitable attitude. Prof Abu Sittah’s ground-breaking studies and innovation have improved the looks and lives of his patients all around the world, particularly in facelift, facial restoration, eyelid and lip surgery. As a recognized authority in his field, Prof Ghassan has been featured in major news outlets including the BBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, The Guardian and The Telegraph. He has even been dubbed “the man who fixes broken faces” by The Telegraph and Le Monde.

We are delighted to welcome him to Dermasurge Clinic where he will be holding a regular Wednesday clinic offering his world-renowned treatments to our patients.


Ghassan Abu-Sittah MBcHB FRCS(Plast),

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon,
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Center for Blast Injury Studies, Imperial College London University
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer, Conflict & Health Research Group, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London University
  • Director, Conflict Medicine Program, Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut
  • Clinical Lead, Trauma Advisory & Operational Team, WHO-EMRO
Ghassan Abu-Sittah MBcHB FRCS(Plast),

Education and Training

Prof Ghassan Abu-Sittah, is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. He completed his medical education at the University of Glasgow and went on to do his postgraduate residency training in London. After completing his Specialist Registrar training in London, he was awarded the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Plastic Surgery-FRCS(Plast). He then went on to subspecialize in complex facial reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

He completed a fellowship in Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery, a fellowship in Cleft Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Kids, a further fellowship in Trauma Reconstruction at the Royal London Hospital and the Wellington Hospital Aesthetic Surgery fellowship

In 2011, Prof Abu-Sittah took on the role of Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery at the Middle East’s leading medical facility, the prestigious American University of Beirut Medical Center. In 2020, he returned to live and work in London, where he now offers reconstructive and aesthetic facial consultations at his clinics.

Prof Abu-Sittah is a highly sought-after plastic surgeon who has helped countless patients achieve their desired results. Whether you are looking for help with a facial reconstructive surgery or an aesthetic procedure, Prof Abu-Sittah is the surgeon you can trust to deliver outstanding results.


Dr kept me at ease throughout the procedure and made sure I was doing well at all times. I was able to recover without any trouble in the timescale I was given and the result was clear to see. Would highly recommend Dr Ghassan.

Mario45_, Expectations matched

Highly recommend,

A very pleasant experience at Rae Clinic especially Dr Ghassan who provided a comprehensive explanation. He is very professional He does a really high-quality job, I’ve had dermal fillers all over my face by him, very happy with the results. reassuring and pleasant as are other members of staff.

waseemrafy, He does a really high quality job

Very pleasant experience with Professor Abu-Sittah. Told me in great detail everything i needed to know about the procedure. Very patient with me as i was new to it and guided me throughout answering my every question. Incredibly knowledgeable in this field and overall i had a great experience- five stars!

Cheerful516043, Incredibly knowledgeable in this field and overall i had a great experience- five stars!

I am thrilled with the outcome of my SCARLESS lip lift procedure. The outcome was exactly what I wanted; a subtle natural red show on my upper lip without the duskiness of filler or the bull ring scar!
I am so glad that I was in the hands of an experienced professor of cosmetics and the team was lovely. I didn’t think the results could ever look natural as they already do only 4 weeks later. I can’t recommend Prof Gus enough and wouldn’t hesitate to get in contact with him as time goes on.

sisishami96, Scarless Lip Lift and my Life Long Dream of Naturally Bigger Lip Fulfilled.

I had nose Surgery with Dr Ghassan. I couldn’t be happier with the results. From the initial consultation, it was apparent that Dr Ghassan has a lot of experience in the procedure which made me feel very secure. He was very clear about what can be done and was also very attentive to my requests. I would not want anyone else to operate me :) I Recommend him 100%.

mich85, Couldn’t Be More Happy

Professor Ghassan Abu Sittah provided a service which exceeded my expectations. He made me feel comfortable and reassured from my first consultation, he listened to my requirements before examining me and providing a professional, realistic option to help me achieve my desired outcome. His whole team is professional, friendly and attentive, almost 3 weeks post surgery I am delighted with the results so far.

From initial telephone conversation, assessment consultation, surgery and postoperative treatment I give five stars. Thank you Professor and all your team.

Sonia1969, I Genuinely Recommend This Surgeon

Prof Ghassan’s Aesthetic Approach: All About Balance

Prof Ghassan’s approach to aesthetics is all about balance. He strives to create harmony between all the different components of the face – skin, facial volume/fat, and deep structures – as well as harmony between their individual features. , to restore a youthful appearance. His individualised approach to each patient ensures that every treatment plan is tailored specifically for them.

Prof Ghassan views all procedures – from chemical peels and injectables to facelifts and implants – as mere tools at his disposal. His true mastery lies in his ability to select the right combination of treatments to help each patient achieve their desired results. Whether their goal is to turn back the hands of time or simply create a more natural appearance, Prof Ghassan is always up for the challenge.


Brow Lift before and after

Minimally Invasive Brow Lift

Brow Lift – Minimally Invasive

There’s nothing like a droopy brow to make you look tired, old, and stern! But there’s no need to worry – an eyebrow lift surgery can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

Depending on genetics or age, people may have droopy eyelids. When they do, they give the appearance of fatigue, premature ageing and even sternness while making the eyes seem less bright and smaller.

Brow surgery is an aesthetic decision that needs to be individualized to the patient’s desires and facial characteristics. Patients require examination in front of a mirror to determine their preferences. Minimally invasive brow lift surgery is a simple procedure that moves your brow back to its younger position. This makes your eyes look more open and your face look brighter.By numbing the area with local anaesthesia, this day case procedure involves readjusting the brow and snugging any stretched-out tissue back in place.

Minimally Invasive Brow lift Details.

  • First appointment: £200
  • Second appointment: No extra charge
  • Procedure Price: £4500 – All inclusive price
  • Follow-up: No charge, 3 appointments up to 1 year.
  • Duration: 60 – 90 mins.
  • Anaesthetic: Local Anaesthetic.
  • Length of stay: Outpatient procedure (Home the same day).
  • Sutures: Absorbable sutures. Fall out on their own
  • Recovery: Return to work: 2-3 days; Full recovery 2 -4 weeks
Brow Lift before and after

Scarless Chin Augmenation – Chin Implants

Scarless Chin Augmentation – Chin Implants

Chin augmentation can do wonders for your appearance, and it’s a low-risk procedure that can really improve your facial harmony. If you’re self-conscious about your chin, or if you feel like it doesn’t quite match up with the rest of your features, then this might be the right choice for you.

Chin augmentation with an implant gives balance to a person’s face and is a very low-risk procedure that can greatly improve facial harmony. Chin deficiency is typically noticeable when looking at a person’s side profile, as the chin should align with the philtrum (junction between nose and upper lip).

Silicone implants are used and sculpted to fit each patient’s individual jawline. The chin implant is inserted under a local anaesthesia by making an incision on the inner aspect of lower lip. This means that you’ll be able to achieve the look you want without having to go through any major surgery.

In a woman, a chin implant restores facial harmony and accentuates natural beauty. In a man, it makes a male face more masculine with a stronger jaw. So if you’re looking to make a change, consider chin augmentation! It might just be the best decision you ever make.

Brow Lift before and after

Scarless Lip Lift

Scarless Lip Lift

Your lips pose a unique challenge in demanding dynamic beauty, the proportion between its different components, volume and projection while remaining harmonious with the rest of the face. For those looking to improve the appearance of their lips, a lip lift is often the best solution.

My “scarless” lip lift, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can dramatically improve the appearance of your lips.

In the Scarless Lip lift, all the incisions are made on the inner surface of the upper lift which besides scarring much better than the skin, is completely hidden on the inside of the mouth.

For no visible scar this procedure:

  • Shortens the lip.
  • Increases the amount of red lip shown both centrally and at the corners of the mouth.
  • Increases the pout by moving tissues down to increase the volume of the red part of the lip
  • Leaves the lip with its natural fluid movement.
Brow Lift before and after

Gummy Smile Correction –  Lip Repositioning

Lip Repositioning for correction of Gummy

A beautiful smile is priceless. When your lips sweep upward and your sparkling eyes crinkle, it is a beautiful thing. It signals joy and human connection. Unfortunately, some patients are dissatisfied with theirs because of the amount of gum on show when they smile or laugh.

A ‘Gummy Smile’ is when an individual shows a large amount of gum tissue when smiling, revealing an uneven tooth-to-gum ratio. Although this does not have any functional repercussions it does impact patients’ confidence and self-esteem with a gummy smile being the biggest insecurity of about 15-20% of young adults.

Lip repositioning surgery is a permanent solution to the Gummy Smile. Many patients seek this surgery after having a series of Botox injection treatments that only last for a few months. A lip repositioning procedure is a simple and predictable surgical technique done under a local anaesthetic. The procedure usually takes about 45 minutes to complete, but at our clinic, we usually schedule about an hour and a half to allow plenty of time to make the patient comfortable before starting and plenty of time to discuss post-op instructions at the end of the procedure.

If you’re one of the 15-20% of young adults who feel self-conscious about your gummy smile, don’t suffer in silence any longer! Book a consultation today.

Brow Lift before and after

Upper Eyelid reduction

Upper Eyelid reduction – Upper lid

The upper lids may droop for a variety of reasons, such as advanced age, family characteristics, or too much sun exposure. Even when you’re not tired, heavy hooded upper eyelids can make you appear older and stern. It can also be difficult to apply eye makeup because of the extra hanging skin.

A hooded appearance of the upper lid skin may be a cosmetic concern, but if the loose folds hang over your lashes, they might obstruct your vision. Upper Blepharoplasty can remove hanging skin, restore your vision and rejuvenate your look while also boosting your self-esteem.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of ageing around your eyes, Blepharoplasty might be the solution for you. It can erase years from your face by targeting prominent wrinkles and sagging skin around your eyelids. In some cases, when the brow is also dropping, it can be done in conjunction with a Minimally Invasive Brow Lift to achieve optimum results. The procedure is suitable for both men and women who want a fast way to look younger.

Upper Eyelid Surgery is usually carried out under local anaesthetic as a day case procedure. The incision is made along one of the natural lines in the upper eyelid which ensures that the scar is discreet and is placed in the natural crease of the upper lid. They are fine, fade quickly, and are hidden when you open your eyes. Excess fat is also removed; the loose muscle is tightened and the excess skin is trimmed away.

So if you’re considering Upper Blepharoplasty, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.