Dr. Dmitry Melnikov

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Dubai

Dr. Dmitry Melnikov is an esteemed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 15 years of experience. He holds a PhD in Plastic Surgery and serves as the Chief of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at IPS&C. Dr. Melnikov is an Associate Professor at Sechenov University and Vice National Secretary at ISAPS.

He is also a pioneer in flap and reconstructive surgery, known for his groundbreaking work in Russia and CIS countries.

His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction, free perforator flaps, surgical treatment of lymphedema, aesthetic breast and body surgery, and more. Dr. Melnikov has published extensively and is a sought-after expert in the field.

About Dr. Dmitry Melnikov

Dr. Dmitry Melnikov is a distinguished Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 15 years of remarkable experience. Holding a PhD in Plastic Surgery, he is a recognized expert in the field, dedicated to advancing its science and practice.

His academic achievements include the role of an Associate Professor at Sechenov University, known for its commitment to medical education and research. Dr. Melnikov also serves as the Vice National Secretary at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), a highly respected international body in the field.

Dr. Melnikov is also the Supervisor of the National Breast Implant Registry, a crucial part of ICOBRA (International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities), emphasizing his dedication to patient safety and breast implant research.

Dr. Melnikov's pioneering work in flap and reconstructive surgery is groundbreaking. He performed the first SEIA flap surgery in Russia and initiated the first DIEP flap surgeries across multiple CIS countries, pushing the boundaries of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

His versatile expertise includes breast reconstruction, free perforator flaps, aesthetic surgery, and more. With up to 350 breast reconstruction procedures annually, Dr. Melnikov has conducted over 1000 cases, restoring confidence and quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

His authority in free perforator flaps is evident with up to 100 procedures annually, addressing challenging cases like lymphedema, showing his commitment to innovative surgical solutions.

In aesthetic surgery, he excels in breast augmentation, reduction, mastopexy, and more, with up to 900 cases yearly. Adept in aesthetic body surgery, he performs abdominoplasty, hernia repair, body lift surgery, liposuction, and brachioplasty, with up to 200 procedures annually.

Dr. Melnikov's qualifications and training include a General Practice Doctor degree from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and a residency in Microsurgery and Hand Surgery at Moscow State Hospital #71. He conducted groundbreaking research on perforating vessels in facial plastic surgery during his Ph.D. fellowship at the National Research Center of Surgery. His skills were further honed through a visiting clinician fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Dr. Melnikov's dedication to advancing plastic surgery is reflected in his published research featured in renowned journals like the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

He actively engages with the global plastic surgery community, holding leadership roles in organizations like the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and serving as the Head of SPRAS MICRO, advancing the field through collaboration, mentorship, and knowledge sharing.

In summary, Dr. Dmitry Melnikov is an eminent figure in plastic and reconstructive surgery, with over 15 years of experience. His contributions, expertise, and commitment to innovation have touched countless lives, restoring confidence and quality of life. Dr. Melnikov's legacy in plastic surgery continues to shine brightly, driven by compassion, precision, and dedication to patient well-being.


  • Aesthetic body surgery (abdominoplasty, hernia repair, body lift surgery, liposuction, brachioplasty) – up to 200 procedures/year

  • Aesthetic breast surgery (augmentation, reduction, mastopexy, asymmetry correction, revision, fat grafting) – up to 900 procedures/year

  • Breast reconstruction (primary and secondary; LD flap, TRAM, TDAP flap, DIEAP flap, implant, BCC; ADM, fat grafting) – up to 350 procedures/year (1000 + Overall)

  • Free perforator flaps – up to 100 procedures/year (500+ overall)

  • Surgical treatment of Lymphedema


  • I.M.Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy General Practice Doctor

  • Moscow State Hospital #71, Department of Microsurgery and Hand Surgery Residency, Medical Doctor

  • National Research Center of Surgery, Department of Plastic and Cranio-Facial Surgery

  • Fellowship, Ph.D. Dissertation title: «Role of Perforating Vessels in Facial Plastic Surgery»

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester Head of Department: Samir Mardini Visiting Clinician Fellowship


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