Ibby Younis is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in breast, abdomen, skin and body contouring surgery. He was born and brought up in England and read medicine at the University of Wales. Mr Younis undertook his general surgical training in London at internationally renowned centres of excellence during which time he obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He completed postgraduate studies at Queen Mary, University of London achieving a Master of Science in Surgical Skills and Sciences. Following this, Mr Younis completed his higher specialist training in plastic surgery at prestigious units including Cambridge University Hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare and Barts Health and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in plastic surgery.
Mr Younis’s NHS practice is based at the Royal Free Hospital London, one of the largest plastic surgery units in the UK, and University College London Hospital, where he is a key member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) for skin cancer and breast reconstruction. At UCH he works very closely with Dr Conal Perrett and is also involved in treating patients with skin sarcoma as a member of the London Sarcoma Service. He regularly treats patients with skin cancers or moles and undertakes flaps and/or skin graft reconstruction with optimal functional and cosmetic results. In addition, he offers a varied breast reconstructive service including use of implants with biological materials, all types of tissue flaps, and employs the latest surgical techniques to achieve the best functional and cosmetic outcomes. Mr Younis has developed a particular interest in salvaging implant based breast reconstruction with a novel and innovative technique. This is very exciting and he has been invited to share this technique with the larger international community and is pleased to announce he has lead the first national workshop on this very exciting technique.
Mr Younis also undertakes all types of cosmetic surgery with a particular interest in breast enhancement with implants or fat, breast reductions and lifts, liposuction and tummy tucks. Mr Younis has also developed a special interest in breast lipomodelling – taking fat from one body area and using it to enhance breast shape and size in both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. He is currently leading and conducting exciting research in this field.
Mr Younis is part of an Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR) MDT. He works with general surgeons both at the Royal Free and UCH in treating patients with incisional or recurrent hernias using the most advanced mesh materials and removing excess abdominal skin similar to a ‘tummy tuck’. This has given Mr Younis the skills to become a specialist in abdominoplasties (tummy tuck) especially when the patient has weakness of the abdominal muscles (divarication of recti) often after pregnancy.
Mr Younis is also part of Massive Weight Loss MDT at UCH. He works closely with the bariatric surgeons and undertakes skin reduction (body contouring) surgery in patients who have excess skin after losing considerable weight from their bariatric procedure or life style change. He undertakes the very effective body lift procedure, thigh lift, breast lift, removing of excess skin from arms and uses the latest innovative dressings to aid with healing.
As a Consultant Surgeon, Mr Younis has teaching responsibilities for Health Education England in supporting trainee plastic surgeons in their advanced training. He is an Honorary Lecturer on the Master of Science in Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London and has been an invited speaker at several international conferences. In addition, Mr Younis has recently organised a masterclass in breast reconstruction using implants with biological materials that attracted a large number of international delegates and has organised a national training day on massive weight loss body contouring in conjunction with The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
Mr Younis is on the committee of the British Foundation for International Reconstructive Surgery & Training (BFIRST), a charity that helps train surgeons in the poorest countries to undertake reconstructive plastic surgery. Mr Younis is passionate about this cause which continues to be an integral and vital aspect of his professional life.
Mr Younis is an active council member of the Royal Society of Medicine (plastic surgery section) and sits on the committee for overseas plastic surgery development at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). He is a reviewer for highly respected international surgical journal called the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is a full member of the two prestigious national societies: British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic (BAPRAS).
Mr Younis is President Elect for the Royal Society of Medicine Plastic Surgery Section from October 2017 and is very much looking forward to this role and making a difference to plastic surgery education and training.
Above all, Mr Younis provides personalised and unrivalled attention and care in a safe and very comfortable environment with latest and start of the art diagnostic equipment. He puts patients at the centre of care, working collaboratively with them to decide on the best treatment choice based on their individual needs.