Psaras George

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
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)
ii. 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

iii. 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).

Contact Info

215, Spyrou Kyprianou Ave.
2047 Strovolos
P.O. Box 25610, 1311
Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel: + 357 22 476 777
Fax: + 357 22 819 667
E-mail: [email protected]