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Department of plastic and aesthetic surgery

Prof. Dr. Pavel Brichta, CSC
plastic surgery

About the department

The plastic and aesthetic surgery department at St. Zdislavy Hospital Velke Mezirici specializes in improving the patient's appearance and restoring facial and body tissue defects caused by illness, injury, or congenital disorders. Plastic surgeons restore and improve function and aesthetic appearance. The department's doctors collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and world-renowned specialists to provide patients with the highest quality comprehensive care. The main principles of the plastic surgery department are a thorough analysis of the surgical problem, careful planning of operations, precise technique and atraumatic handling of tissues. As a result, medical professionals offer patients the most effective, safe and modern surgical methods combined with personalized and caring care.

Plastic surgery includes reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) procedures. The most popular procedure in the department is abdominoplasty after pregnancy, weight loss or rupture. Doctors also remove excess skin and subcutaneous tissue on the inside of the arms and thighs. Often, all plastic surgeries are combined with liposuction for the best aesthetic result.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Breast cancer 
  • Gynecomastia 
  • Trauma or injury 
  • Congenital (present at birth) anomalies 
  • Facial deformities 
  • Lymphedema 
  • Orbital fracture 
  • Vascular malformations 
  • Bags under eyes 
  • Wrinkles 
  • Cellulite 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination (body mass index)
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Hormone panel 
  • 3D computer-assisted imaging
  • X-ray or computed tomography 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Endoscopic diagnostic procedures

Treatment:

  • Abdominoplasty, lipoabdominoplasty
  • Mini tummy tuck
  • Sculpture of hands and hips
  • Breast reduction, modelling, breast augmentation
  • Gynecomastia surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift surgery 
  • Botox/filler injection 
  • Scar revision 
  • Laser treatment
  • Nonsurgical invasive procedures 
  • Chin, cheek, or jaw reshaping
  • Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)
  • Upper arm lift (brachioplasty)
  • Lower body lift
  • Cellulite treatment
  • Facial rejuvenation (plumping, or collagen or fat injections)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1976 – 1982 Faculty of Medicine UJEP Brno
  • 1982 – 1984 Department of Plastic Surgery, Berkova 34, Brno - internal postgraduate student
  • 1985 – 1986 Research Institute of Traumatology, Brno, Ponavka 6 - internal postgraduate student
  • 1986 Medical Board Certificate in Surgery
  • 1991 Medical Board Certificate in Plastic Surgery

Experience

  • 1987 – 1989 WTU Burns Department, Brno, Ponavka 6 – doctor of the second category
  • 1990 – 1993 Center for Burn and Reconstructive Surgery, FnsP Brno – Deputy Head
  • 1993 – 2000 Center for Burn and Reconstructive Surgery, Brno University Hospital, Bohunice – Head
  • 2001 Department of Burn and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital – Acting manager
  • 2001 – 2015 Department of Burn and Reconstructive Surgery – Full Head
  • 1997 – 2002 Center for Laser and Aesthetic Surgery – Chief Physician
  • 2002 – 2015 Private clinic RIVA - chief physician
  • several months of professional internships abroad: USA, UK, Germany, the Netherlands

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Czech Surgical Society
  • Czech Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Czech Society of Burn Medicine - Deputy Chairman
  • Society for the Use of Lasers in Medicine
  • Section of Laser Aesthetic Surgery - Chairman since 1998
  • Burn Injury Society International (ISBI) - national representative of the Czech Republic
  • World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)
  • European Burn Association (EBA) - national representative of the Czech Republic
  • Member of the EBA Executive Committee
  • European Society for Laser and Aesthetic Surgery (ESLAS)
  • Member of the EBA Leather Replacement Association
  • Skin Council EATB (European Association of Tissue Banks)
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