Sammy Al-Benna

Dr. Sammy Al-Benna Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

Years of Experience : 26

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : Arabic, English, German

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Dr Al-Benna is a plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and burns surgeon, with more than 25 years of professional experience. This internationally experienced surgeon was a professor and Head of Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. After his training in the United Kingdom and Germany, his professional career took him via Bochum, Nottingham, Abu Dhabi and Cape Town. The surgeon’s scientific work includes over 150 publications and book chapters and a PhD. Beyond plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and burns surgery, he has interests in peripheral nerve surgery and, hand & wrist surgery.

Interdisciplinary Plastic Surgery:

  • Reconstruction of Form and Function
  • Post tumour, chronic wounds, hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa
  • Scar correction
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Haemangiomas and Vascular Malformations

Plastic Surgical Oncology / Tumour Surgery 

  • Tumour excision from entire skin 
  • Skin cancer (e.g., basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma) 
  • Soft tissue tumours (e.g., soft tissue sarcoma, nerve tumours) 
  • Hand tumours 
  • Defect coverage in the context of interdisciplinary tumor surgery 
  • Reconstructive microsurgery 

Hand surgery (from wrist to fingertips) 

  • Nerve compression syndromes (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome) 
  • Tenovaginitis (e.g., trigger finger, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis) 
  • Dupuytren’s contracture 
  • Ganglions 
  • Arthritis 
  • Hand tumours 
  • Congenital Malformations 

Nerve Surgery 

  • Facial nerves 
  • Brachial plexus 
  • Peripheral nerves (e.g., radial nerve injury, peroneal nerve injury (foot drop)) 
  • Nerve compression syndrome (e.g., meralgia paraesthetica) 

Body contouring surgery after massive weight loss 

  • Upper arm lifting / Breast lifting / Abdominoplasty / Buttock lifting / Thigh lifting / Liposuction after weight loss or ageing 

Face Surgery 

  • Skin changes 
  • Aesthetic – botulinum Toxin, hyaluronic acid, fat 
  • Eyelid lift / Blepharoplasty 
  • Nasal correction 
  • Ear correction (e.g., prominent ears) 
  • Facelift/Necklift 
  • Aesthetic plastic surgery corrections on the face 

Breast Surgery 

  • Breast augmentation/reduction/lifting 
  • Breast reconstruction (with implants and autologous tissue) post breast cancer 
  • Gynaecomastia 
  • Breast malformations 

Intimate Surgery 

  • Vulva reduction 
  • Penis 

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) 

Muscle-, Nerve-, Blood Vessel biopsies