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Dr.Ayyappan Thangavel is an accomplished in liposuction, hair transplant, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Specialist with National Board Accredition with more than 2 decades of work experience in teaching Hospitals of repute, both National and International.He has a proven track record of excellence and commitment to plastic surgery as evinced by his Academic and Professional contributions. He is well known and respected in the liposuction,hair transplant Plastic Surgery Fraternity in India.He has many original contributions and has been an invited Faculty in National and InterNational Conferences .

Presently he is available exclusively at LA-DIVA plastic, cosmetic & Hair transplant surgery center at SAL Hospital His Mission, is to simplify plastic surgery and make the cosmetic surgical process a pleasant and satisfying experience .His vision, is to bring Cosmetic Surgery within the reach of all who need it and make it cost effective and affordable trans world.

He is passionate about Medical Tourism and Cure with Care is his Motto.He aims to extend care with compassion,privacy with discretion and build a sustained satisfying relation with all his patients undergoing wellness cosmetic surgery as he prefers this term to cosmetic surgery which sounds like vanity surgery.He believes that cosmetic surgery extends far beyond superficial cosmesis and brings about a profound positive change in body ,mind and soul of the person who opts to undergo the surgery.

Prior to that he was for the last four years. a full time Consultant in Cosmetic& Plastic Surgery at Apollo Hospitals International Ahmedabad; Gujarat .

Prior to that he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Burns & Plastic Surgery at B.J.Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India. This institute is a 2000 bedded Government funded University Teaching Hospital. The Department has a30 bedded Burns Centre and a 70 bedded Plastic Surgery unit, performing a wide range of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery including Acute Burns and Post Burn reconstructions ,Polytrauma, lower limb reconstruction , Hand ,Micro & Brachial plexus surgery, Congenital anomalies including Cleft surgery .

He was on a sabbatical for a year, working as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Teaching Faculty with Division of Aesthetic ,Plastic Reconstructive & Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital (Chinese University of Hong Kong).During this period he had independently managed OPDs,OT"s,and teaching programme for Plastic Surgery residents and general surgery residents and MBBS students,besides attending teaching programmes /academic activities and he was appointed twice as an Examiner (Undergraduates) for the Chinese University of Hong Kong.He also actively participated in a Curriculum Retreat ( Chinese University of Hong Kong) with the focus on the New Curriculum ,Clinical Assessment Methods& Quality Improvement (Sep 2005)

He was a Co-investigator for a research project titled “Towards skin reconstitution:a study of epithelial-mesenchymal(bone marrow)cell interactions in a three dimensional acellular dermal matrix” submitted to Research Grants Council (2006/2007). He pioneered the use of Autologous Bone Marrow for Wound healing in varied clinical situations and subsequently presented his technique in many National and international forums,a teaching video of his technique is available on the youtube for those who are interested and is presently engaged in the process of publishing his experience over a period of 8 years.

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  • Dec 1st , 2010 to Running
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    SAL Hospital, AhmedabadAhmedabad, India

    Prior to that he is working with the post of "Full Time Consultant Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery" at Sal Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

  • Sep 1st , 2006 to Nov 30th , 2010
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    APOLLO HospitalAhmedabad, India

    Prior to that he worked with the post of "Full Time Consultant Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery" at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

  • Sep 1st , 1989 to Aug 31st , 2006
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    B.J.M.C & Civil HospitalAhmedabad, India

    Prior to that he worked with variuos different Post at B.J.Medical College & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. whose details are bellow:

    Associate Professor (Plastic Surgery) March 1st, 2002 Sep 30th, 2006
    Assistant Professor (Plastic Surgery) Dec 31st, 1999 Feb 28th, 2002
    Assistant Professor (General Surgery) Oct 31st, 1996 Dec 30th, 1999
    Clinical Assistant (Plastic Surgery) Apr 1st, 1996 Oct 30th, 1996
    Clinical Assistant (Paediatric Surgery) Mar 1st, 1995 Mar 31st, 1996
    Senior Resident (Plastic Surgery) Feb 1st, 1993 Jan 31st, 1995
    Resident (General Surgery) Sep 30th, 1989 Sep 30th, 1992

  • Mar 1st , 2005 to Mar 31st , 2006
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    Prince Of Wales HospitalChinese University, Hongkong

    Prior to that he worked with the post of "Specialist /Clinical Tutor (Plastic Suurgery)" at Prince Of Wales Hospital, Chinese University, Hongkong.

  • Nov 1st , 1992 to Feb 28th , 1993
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    GMC & Civil HospitalSurat & Jamnagar, India

    Prior to that he worked with the post of "Assistant Professor (General Surgery)" at GMC & Civil Hospital, Surat & Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

  • July 1st , 1987 to July 31st , 1989
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    Govt. Stanley Medical College & HospitalMadras, India

    Prior to that he worked with variuos different Post at Govt. Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Madras, India. whose details are bellow:

    S.H.O. (General Surgery) Aug 1st, 1988 July 31st, 1989
    Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship July 31st, 1987 July 31st, 1988

Academic Qualification

Degree University Month/Year
M.B.B.S. (Bachelor Of Medicine & Bachelor Of Surgery) University Of Madras, India April 1987
Master Of Surgery (General Surgery) Gujarat University, India January 1993
Master Of Chirugiae (plastic Surgery) Gujarat University, India March 1996
Diplomat Of National Board (D.N.B.)(Plastic Surgery) National Board Of Examinations, New Delhi, India December 1995
Member National Academy Of Medical Sciences( Plastic Surgery) National Board Of Examinations, New Delhi, India December 2002

Academic Achievements

  • awarded a.c.chandrasekara mudaliar gold medal for proficiency in clinical surgery in the final year m.b.b.s exams conducted by university of madras.
  • achieved first position in mch(plastic surgery) university examinations
  • first candidate from gujarat to be awarded d.n.b (plastic surg.) for proficiency in plastic surgery in first attempt by the national board examinations-new delhi in 1995.
  • innovated ,and published 2 new flaps for hand and heel reconstruction respectively
  • innovated the technique of autologous bone marrow for wound healing. published the results in indian journal of burns and at the international asia pacific burn conference held at shanghai china in 2005.
  • appointed chairman of the academic committee for the national annual conference of burns india at ahmedabad.
  • elected executive council member of national association of burns surgeons india.2003-2006

Courses And Training

Workshop Rhinoplasty Dec'93 B.J.Med.College Ahmedabad
Workshop Aesthetic Surgery Feb97 Baroda Med. College Baroda
Workshop Orthognathic surgery Sep97 Apsicon King George Med.College Lucknow
Workshop Body sculpturing Oct97 Apsicon King George Med.College Lucknow
Workshop Craniofacial Surgery Sep98 K.G.P Children Hospital Baroda
Workshop Hypospadias Surgery May99 Ssg Hospital Baroda
Course Basic Microsurgical Techniques Aug/Sep99 Johnson &Johnson Bombay
Workshop Aesthetic Surgery Feb2000 Apsi/Baps Anand
Course Hand & Microsurgery Aug2001 Ganga Hospital Coimbatore
Course Microsurgery (Advanced Course) Jan 2004 Ganga Hospital Coimbatore
Master Class Aesthetic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery Apr 2005 Princeof Wales Hospital(Cuhk) Hong Kong