Dr. Charles Galanis, MD, FACS
Plastic and cosmetic surgery has ironically seen an increase in demand since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. From Hollywood to Dubai, people around the world are eager to get appointments for procedures that would normally warrant taking time off to heal, a problem the pandemic, mandatory mask-wearing and lockdowns have solved.
Dr. Charles Galanis, MD, FACS, who operates his clinic in Beverly Hills, California, and a visiting physician for CosmeSurge in Dubai, says, “There is no doubt that Dubai is growing in the cosmetic surgery industry as a as a regional center for those interested. in the performance of the work. Dubai really takes advantage of a huge territory, both from the Middle East and beyond, of people who live here or come to visit here for surgery and to recuperate before returning home. Dubai truly benefits from the availability of the world’s best talent in the field, as well as access to exceptional and latest technology and machinery.
A dual-board board-certified plastic surgeon, his specialty area is reconstructive breast and skin cancer surgery, cosmetic breast and body surgery, and non-invasive skin treatments. Dr. Galanis is a highly sought after world class surgeon with numerous awards and accomplishments to his name.
The responsibilities of the supplier are enormous; at a time when everyday people look to others online for beauty inspiration, Dr Galanis explains how social media has made the world ‘smaller’: “We are seeing the prevalence of some world-class providers who come to Dubai and offer their services, and now with more universal cosmetic trends, we are seeing a move towards a ‘one size fits all’ approach to beauty.As providers, we have a responsibility to protect our patients, and sometimes it means managing expectations; many of the images we see on TV, in movies, on social media are altered, creating false expectations.
CosmeSurge, with over one million satisfied customers, works on four principles to improve patient care: understanding patient needs and concerns, providing guidance to patients to make the right decisions, empowering patients by redefining the beauty and strive to educate patients comprehensively. The clinic uses its 17 state-of-the-art facilities to provide services ranging from simple Botox injections to more advanced procedures such as body contouring, a personal favorite of Dr. Galanis.
Cosmetic trends in Dubai reflect those of a mixed international culture; citizens, residents, and tourists have many options available to them, depending on their dedication to their appearance. Everything from low-budget chemical peels and laser hair removal to higher-budget rhinoplasties and facelifts is simply an appointment. Popular procedures in the country include liposuction, followed by rhinoplasty and male breast reduction surgery. Breast implants rank fourth on the popularity list with abdominoplasties shortly after.