Dr. Maher Anous

About Dr. Maher Anous

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Maher Anous, started his career by deciding to make a name for himself as a surgeon in America, leaving an opportunity in Egypt to oversee a hospital carrying his family’s name. A second-generation surgeon, Dr. Anous began his training at an early age, with his father as his mentor. In 1979, he came to the United States to start an impressive journey through academia, general and plastic surgery, and aesthetic medicine.

Medical and Surgical Training Background

His surgical training was completed almost exclusively in the US, except for a stint in Paris with Dr. Paul Tessier, the leading figure of the twentieth century in craniofacial surgery. Dr. Anous resume includes St. Mary’s Hospital (Yale affiliate) in Waterbury, Connecticut for general surgery; Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in NYC for cancer surgery; Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington for burn fellowship; Lehigh Valley General Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania for plastic surgery; and Mecum Institute in Houston, Texas for microsurgery. For six years, he served as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In 2002, Dr. Anous focused his practice solely on aesthetic surgery for the face and body. His first aesthetic plastic surgery clinic was in Everett, Washington and was soon followed by a posh aesthetic clinic and medical spa in the fashionable Kirkland community.

Meet board-certified plastic surgeon Maher Anous, MD, in Beverly Hills, CA
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Innovating in the Field of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Anous enjoys the innovative opportunities available in aesthetic surgery and believes a surgeon willing to press their skill and intelligence can find solutions where none existed before. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Anous developed an eye for approaching difficult problems with safe, effective solutions which improve conventional protocols. These pioneering resolutions are topics of numerous lectures he has delivered nationally and abroad, specifically in the surgical techniques with mid facelift surgery and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Dr. Anous does not hold stock in trending cosmetic procedures which are hot one day and cool the next. His goal in achieving optimal results is attained through tested surgical protocols rather than flashy cosmetic treatments endorsed by celebrities in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Anous’ Patient Care Philosophy

He believes in an honest consultation with patients where straight-talk and informative conversation help Dr. Anous work with his patients as partners, rather than consumers. Dr. Anous’ academic approach allows him to foster a friendly, professional relationship with patients, with no obstacles in-between to hamper communication and education.

This honest and innovative approach helps him get results where other surgeons or practitioners fail because he is not afraid to propose solutions that are novel, if not radical. These proposals are presented to patients who require more than what conventional standards can deliver. The patients who benefit most from Dr. Anous’ care have the courage to understand how their concerns can be addressed and give Dr. Anous the freedom to carry their surgical plan onward to a successful conclusion.

The Making of an Esthetic Surgeon

Surgeons are not born; they are made. Through long hours of training and innumerable sleepless nights following medical school, the craft of surgery is chiseled patiently into the very fabric of the individual. Repetitive movements slowly become reflexes and situations become patterns of quick reactions.

Esthetic surgery is unique among the surgical specialties because of its dealings with physically healthy patients. As if surgery by itself was not nerve-wrecking in its own right, the fact of operating on people for the sole improvement of their self-esteem, in the absence of any given physical ailment, demands nerves of steel and a precise knowledge of the nooks and crannies of the discipline. Oddly enough, the apprentice cosmetic surgeon has by necessity to start off dealing with the physically deformed in order to gain the mandated dexterity and mental patterns that will be needed for his/her future craft.

The operative cases shown herein, all planned and executed by Dr. Anous, are the attestation of the degree of skill needed in dealing with some of the worst examples of human afflictions. Some of these exhibits are difficult to look at so wisdom and caution are required before the page is flipped.

The finesse of dealing with normal healthy tissues should be acquired long before surgical intervention into it is needed. Any future esthetic apprentice deciding not to put in the necessary sweat and tears of first general surgery then of general reconstructive plastic surgery is doing her/himself a great disservice. Not only would the manual dexterity suffer, but also clinical judgment, especially in situations needing emergency decision-making, would be greatly handicapped.

Dr. Anous has spent a considerable amount of time honing his skills, first in General Surgery (1979 – 1984) then in General Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and its different branches (1985 – 2001) before consecrating all of his time to Esthetic surgery. He brought into the field of Cosmetic operations the knowledge gleaned from all his years as trainee first, then as teacher of younger generations of plastic surgeons. The results shown here are the attestation of the level of his skill antedating his total devotion to the art of surgical beautification.

Reconstructive Before & After Images

Some of these exhibits are difficult to look at so wisdom and caution are required before the page is flipped.

Traumatic detachment of the left medial canthus (tendon anchoring the eyelids to the nasal bones). Treated with pulling technique from the normal right eye socket to the left one across the nose.
Car accident with fracture of the right eye socket and recession of the eye. Treated with one surgery.
Congenital vascular tumor of the face and lips: Excision and reconstruction with a vascularized muscle from the abdomen. The missing lip was then reformed with the use of other parts of the intact lips.
Progressive benign tumor growth through childhood pressing on the right eye and lowering the right eye socket. Treated by cutting and elevating the right orbit from inside the brain case.
High flow vascular lesion (AV Malformation) of the right face and upper and lower jaw bones. These lesions usually kill by bleeding during the emergence of permanent dentition. Here I took the very unusual step to recruit the help of a Cardiac surgeon colleague in order to put the patient on cardiac bypass (heart-lung machine), stop her heart and cool her body down to close-to-freezing temperature (protective hypothermia) so that I could excise the tumor and the entirety of the lower jaw without risking fatal bleeding. I then reconstructed the jaw with a vascularized bone graft from the lower leg. The patient survived and grew up to adulthood. In the present day world, these high flow lesions are treated by radiologically guided embolization.

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