Dr Lyras - Plastic Surgery

Greece, Athina

About the Hospital

Dr. Ioannis Lyras is the director of a clinic of plastic surgery in a modern  hospital in Athens. Patients are offered high quality services at all levels, including detailed consultation for the person concerned by Dr Lyras and his team preoperatively. Also the patient feels maximum security since everything is performed with perfect coordination. In addition, a pleasant stay in a modern clinic for as long as it is needed is provided as well as complete preoperative examinations to ensure the safe outcome. Last, excellent postoperative monitoring is provided for as long as it is necessary.

The excellent Greek climate, all year round, is an advantage to the patient, who can combine holidays with great aesthetic embellishment. The medical services are of high quality standards and so the patient can experience all the beauty and warmth of the country, while seizing the opportunity to make any cosmetic surgery desired with excellent and impressive results.

The entire process is really interesting and wonderful  from the beginning to the end, which will always be remembered as a pleasant journey since all operations are performed safely, painlessly and with amazing results!

For everyone concerned, the experience of plastic surgery sounds like a fairytale ... as it can make their desires come true. That is the case in this clinic, this is what actually happens. Plastic surgery has the power to change one’s mood, increase self-confidence and provoke smiles.

Dr. Ioannis Lyras’s medical team with the doctor himself, a very experienced doctor with inexhaustible sources of inspiration, can guarantee to patients the desired results every day!


Which is the right age for each surgery?

Younger generations are already conscious regarding what modern aesthetic, reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery can offer to bring about beauty and result in rejuvenation.People of all ages have needs in terms of their appearance. Every person interested can be easily categorized into six groups. Sampling will mention a few cases such as:

1. Infancy: 0-2 years (birth marks and other defects)

2. Preschool age: 4-7 years (protruding ears)

3 . Teenagers: 16 to 20 years (beautification for easy acceptance by peers)

4 . Adults: 20-40 years (signs of fatigue and forgotten beauty needs)

5 . Maturity age: 40-55 years (signs of wear)

6 .  65-95 years (time to do something for themselves)

It is therefore entirely understandable that plastic aesthetic surgery has no age restriction since our goal is for the concerned to feel better about hersef/himself.


The Original Medical Tourism Destination

Plastic Surgery in Greece (Hellas) is of the highest quality. Most Greek plastic surgeons are internationally certified and in close contact with their European, American and International colleagues. They participate constantly in major world scientific congresses and events. Greek plastic surgeons are among the best plastic surgeons in the world today.The surgeries are performed in our country with absolute safety, in excellent medical environment and at lower costs when compared with the rest of Europe and other countries worldwide.

They take place in modern medical facilities with highly qualified and trained medical staff. The Greek medical world is composed of excellent scientists and this is not random at all. Hippocrates, the father of medicine and also brilliant ancient sculptors and artists can still inspire the modern surgeons to provide aesthetic results of high quality.

 Dr. Ioannis Lyras is strongly associated with leading institutions of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery, such as the school of Ivo Pitanguy( father of modern plastic surgery), and the Institute in Rio de Janeiro,which for decades is probably the best in the world. This is an amazing combination which guarantees the best and safest results in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery services in Greece.

English, Russian, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish speaking staff are in charge, so there is no communication problem between the doctor and the person concerned. The recovery takes place in a well-organized Aesthetic Medical Spa and Laser space.




Face lift

Face & Neck mini-lifts

Aesthetic & functional rhinoplasty (nose & septum corrections)

Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery)

Otoplasty (Ear corrections)

Threading (provisory mini face lift)

Injectable aesthetic therapies (fillers) and Bo Tox

Hair implantation surgery


Breast enlargement

Breast reduction

Breast lift

Breast reconstruction


Body contouring & Lipoaspiration (liposuction)

Classical & new (mini) abdominoplasty

Skin needling for resurfacing and skin tightening

Laser and radiofrequency treatments for the ailment of varicose veins & capillaries, acne, melasma,  hypertrichosis.  Laser treatments for skin resurfacing and laser lipolysis & correction of flaccidity in the areas of the inner thighs, arms, neck & back are also available.



Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a surgery procedure that is used to make the abdomen more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and also the fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose or sagging tissues after major weight loss or even pregnancy.

Plastic surgeon
Dr. Ioannis Lyras

Plastic Surgery

Program Includes

There are many forms of abdominoplasty such as:

The classical abdominoplasty, where an incision is made from hip to hip just above the pubic area and also another incision is made to free the navel from the surrounding skin. After that the skin is detached from the abdominal wall to reveal the muscles and fascia to be tightened. The muscle fascia wall is tightened with sutures and the excess skin is removed. Liposuction is often used to refine the transition zones of the abdominal sculpture. 

The Partial or also known as Mini abdominoplasty which proceeds as follows:A smaller incision is made. The skin and fat of the lower abdomen are detached in a more limited fashion from the muscle fascia and the skin is stretched downwards and excess skin removed. Sometimes the belly button is sliding down lower on the abdominal wall after being divided from the muscle below. There are also cases where a portion of the abdominal muscle fascia wall must be tightened. Liposuction is often used to contour the transition zone. Finally the flap is stitched back into place. 

Recovery depends on the surgical procedure used to solve the problem and also on other factors such as age, state of  patient’s health, medication, compliance with the post-op medical instructions etc. It is very important to create a state of collaboration and mutual respect between the patient and the doctor.  

Patients are advised to take a week as recovery time off from work. Initially there may be bruising and discomfort. A supportive abdominal binder or compression garment can minimize swelling and bruising, and support the repaired tissues, which is also effective in helping the skin in the treated area conform to its new shape. Patients should avoid any form of nicotine for a month or longer prior to surgery and also during the recovery period. Full recovery takes 6 months, with further fading of scars thereafter.

Complications are not common amongst healthy men and premenopausal women but can increase between unhealthy men and postmenopausal women.

If complications occur, they usually delay the healing process. Infection and blood clots are a serious potential risk after abdominoplasty, but they do occur rarely. Patients are recommended to move around as soon as possible after surgery to minimize their risks of developing blood clots. Infection is usually treated with antibiotics and drainage. 

Although abdominoplasty is considered to be a safe procedure, as with any other type of surgery, different complications may arise. The majority of the risks can be avoided if the patients follow carefully the instructions they receive from their surgeon.

Abdominoplasty, complete or partial (mini), has great affect on patients with weak abdominal wall, excess fat and skin. If combined with regular physical activity and well-balanced nutrition, the great outcome can last for many years.