We are honoured to introduce another new member of our growing family: Dr. Photis Loizides.
Dr. Loizides is a plastic surgeon with a love for adventure and his craft, now offering minor procedures and consults for plastic surgery at Project Skin MD!
Apart from cosmetic surgery, he is an active member of the plastic surgery division at Richmond Hospital where he performs breast reconstruction surgery for cancer patients, hand surgery, skin cancer surgery and a variety of other complex reconstructive procedures. He is also currently a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Loizides was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to to answer some questions about plastic surgery, the rewards of his job, and the services he’ll be offering to patients at Project Skin MD.
What inspired you to become a plastic surgeon?
I knew from a young age that I was interested in medicine. I was especially interested in surgery because you quickly see the benefits of the treatment, and loved the creativity and variety of plastic surgery.
What services will you be providing at Project Skin MD?
Consultations for all types of cosmetic surgery, and minor surgical procedures including mole removals and scar revisions.
What does a consultation with you look like?
I like to get to know my patients, hear their concerns and desires, then work with them to come up with a treatment plan to achieve their goals.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Seeing a patient’s confidence improve and how it changes their life!
You also perform breast reconstruction surgery for cancer patients, hand surgery, skin cancer surgery and a variety of other complex reconstructive procedures! How does it feel to be able to perform such life enhancing work?
It’s incredible! Not only is it an interesting challenge but the results are truly life changing.
You completed subspecialty training with world-renowned plastic surgeons to expand your expertise in microsurgery, hand surgery and cosmetic plastic surgery. Can you tell us more about this?
I spent a year in LA working in different hospitals, which was very interesting because one day I would work at the County Hospital reconstructing a complex gunshot wound to the hand and the next day I would be assisting in a facelift in a private clinic in Beverly Hills. There was never a dull day! It was a great experience with lots of variety.
You are also currently a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia! What do you love about teaching?
The students and residents are very enthusiastic and excited to learn. It makes teaching really fun!
What are some of the biggest misconceptions about plastic surgery?
Most people think it’s purely cosmetic, but we also perform a wide variety of reconstructive procedures for breast cancer, complex traumas and hand surgery.
Tell us more about yourself! What is a go-to weekend in Vancouver like for you?
You can usually find me snowboarding in Whistler during the winter, and travelling whenever I can – whether it’s an outdoor adventure or a trip to a big city!