Dr. Ghada Y. Afifi, MD

Dr. Ghada Y. Afifi, MD

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Plastic Surgery | Female | 59 years old

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Dr. Afifi has trained in many areas of plastic & reconstructive surgery, having wished to become a plastic surgeon since...Read more

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Dr. Afifi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
in Reno, NV |
Beautiful Job! Awesome work! Great doctor, caring, honest, perfect in every aspect. Dr. Afifi is one of the best surgeons I have ever met. I interviewed 9 doctors between Nevada and Calif. she came in on top. Went from a 36F to a 36C My twins are absolutely gorgeous! Awesome job!!!
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Dr. Afifi has trained in many areas of plastic & reconstructive surgery, having wished to become a plastic surgeon since the age of 12, when she watched a documentary about plastic surgeons who traveled to third world countries to perform reconstructive surgery on children and adults alike with birth and traumatic injuries. She committed herself to that goal and has been privileged to have been able to do what her dream was years ago. She was accepted to an accelerated biomedical program at the age of 17, which allowed her to graduate from college Summa Cum Laude, and earn her medical degree soon after at the age of 23. She has completed 12 years of medical and surgical training. This has included a full general surgery residency at Yale after which she became Board Certified in General Surgery. She then completed a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency at University of Pennsylvania, her second Ivy League school, after which she became Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. In her quest to perform cleft lip and palate reconstruction in patients in third world countries, she then went on to have further training in Craniofacial Surgery at her third university, but now in southern California at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has always committed herself to her surgical background and to every one of her patients. Although she is primarily in private practice, she continues her university affiliation as Clinical Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University and as Volunteer Clinical Assistant Clinical Professor at University of San Diego. Dr. Afifi is a member of Operation Good Samaritan and Rotaplast International. Both organizations volunteer their time to change the lives of many adults and children in underdeveloped countries. With her specialized training in facial reconstruction, Dr. Afifi feels it is important for her to utilize her training for helping those who have deformities or abnormalities received at birth or through traumatic injuries. She has been a featured speaker at conferences in such areas as the Middle East and Asia, has made presentations at universities around the country and has had a variety of medical art, illustrations and research papers published in newspapers, university medical publications and plastic surgery educational literature. Dr. Afifi is honored to help patients achieve their personal goals of self improvement through both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Afifi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aging Face
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Infections
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Giant Pigmented Nevus
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Lipomas
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nevus Sebaceous of Jadassohn
  • Nevus of Ota
  • Premature Aging
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Laxity

Education

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Loma Linda University

    Completed in 1998

    University Penn

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    Rensselaer

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Plastic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Reduction Surgery
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Benelli Lift
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Brow Lift
  • Buttock Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
  • Dysport Injection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Procedure
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Exilis Skin Tightening Therapy
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Facelift
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Contour Alteration
  • Facial Implant Surgery
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Prosthetic
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Facial Surgery
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fat Reduction Procedure
  • Fractional Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Fractional Eyelift
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Full Face Lift
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hair Removal
  • Hernia Repair
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tightening
  • Stomach Surgery
  • ThermiTight™ Subdermal Skin Tightening Treatment
  • Thread Lift
  • Titan Skin Tightening
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Xeomin® for Blepharospasm