Dr. Aris Sterodimas


Dr Aris Sterodimas is the Head of the Plastic Surgery Department of METROPOLITAN General Hospital, in Athens, Greece.He is the director of Regenerative Surgery Lab in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and he is considered as the pioneer of adipose stem cell application in the field of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He did his training in Plastic Surgery in Bristol Royal Infirmary University Hospitals Bristol NHS, Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford University Hospitals NHS and the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in United Kingdom.He obtained his Master degree in the field of Surgical Technology from Imperial College of London, United Kingdom. Dr. Sterodimas served then as chief resident of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department in the world renowned center of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ivo Pitanguy Institute, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From 2005, he has been actively involved in research of Stem Cells application in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Regenerative Medicine. His PhD  is on Adipose Tissue Engineering in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Sterodimas is a Board certified plastic surgeon after completing successfully the National Board Examination, member of the ISAPS, member of IPRAS, member of the HESPRAS and member of AeXPI. He has published 60 peer reviewed articles in the most important Plastic Surgery journals and has contributed in the writing of 20 book chapters. Dr. Sterodimas serves as Visiting Professor and honoured guest lecturer at Institutions around the globe and has participated as a faculty speaker representing Greece in the biggest events of Plastic Surgery in the last 5 years. Plastic surgeons from 12 different countries have visited his department for training and observation of the state of the art procedures performed by him and his team.He is the Editor of ‘Adipose Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine’ book by Springer, which is in the top 25% sold medical books in 2015.


Work Experience

  • Head of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery             

Director of  Regenerative Plastic Surgery Institute

IASO General Hospital

Athens, Greece

  • Head of Research & Development                December 2007- June 2009                                           

Application of Stem Cells in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery                                                                   

Pontifical Catholic University

Carlos Chagas Medical Institute

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Medical director

Since 2011 B.L.A & Co doo, Belgrade, SerbiaChief Resident                                           March 2005- December 2007                         

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Ivo Pitanguy Institute

Pontifical Catholic University

Carlos Chagas Medical Institute


  • Resident                                                         October 2004- February 2005  

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Mount Vernon Hospital

The University College of London

London, United Kingdom


  • Resident                                                               April 2004- August  2004       

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The Frenchay Hospital                                                                

The Bristol University

Bristol, United Kingdom

  • Resident                                                            August  2003-March   2004                                                      

Vascular Surgery

The Hillingdon Hospital

The University College of London

London, United Kingdom

  • Resident                                                          August 2002-August 2003    

General Surgery

Mount Vernon Hospital

The University College of London

London, United Kingdom

  • Internal                                                                    March 1999-April 1999                                          

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA 

  • Internal                                                                              October 1998                            


Mount Sinai Hospital

The New York University

New York, NY

  • Internal                                                       September 1998-October  1998                                             

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Swedish Covenant Hospital

Chicago, IL



  1. Sterodimas A, Boriani F, Nicaretta B, Composite face lifting: Blepharoplasty & Mini face lifting combined with Stromal Enriched Lipograft™: A review of 210 cases Accepted To be published in October 2019
  2. Sterodimas A. Aging Face: The Role of Stromal Enriched Lipograft™ in Facial Rejuvenation. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2337
  3. Trivisonno A, Cohen SR, Magalon G, Magalon J,
  4. Sterodimas A, Pascali M, Cervelli V, Toietta G, Colaprietra A, Calcagni F, Orlandi A, Scioli MG, Gentile P.  Fluid Cartilage as New Autologous Biomaterial in the Treatment of Minor Nose Defects: Clinical and Microscopic Difference Amongst Diced, Crushed, and Fluid Cartilage. Materials (Basel). 2019 Mar 31;12(7).
  5.  Sterodimas A, Boriani F, Nicaretta B, Pereira LH.
    Hand rejuvenation by stromal enriched lipograft. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Oct;71(10):1507-1517.
  6. Sterodimas A, Boriani F, Nicaretta B, Pereira LH. Revision Abdominoplasty with Truncal Liposculpting: A 10-Year Experience. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2019 Feb;43(1):155-162
  7. Agha RA, Pidgeon TE, Borrelli MR, Dowlut N, Orkar TK, Ahmed M, Pujji O, Orgill DP; Sterodimas A. VOGUE Group.
    Validated Outcomes in the Grafting of Autologous Fat to the Breast: The VOGUE Study. Development of a Core Outcome Set for Research and Audit. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 May;141(5):633e-638e.
  8. Sterodimas A, Nicaretta B, Boriani F. Modified round block mastopexy versus traditional round block mastopexy. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015;19(3):350-6.
  9. Sterodimas A. Stromal enriched lipograft for rhinoplasty refinement. Aesthet Surg J. 2013 May 1;33(4):612-4.
  10. Sterodimas A, de Faria J Human auricular tissue engineering in an immunocompetent animal model. Aesthet Surg J. 2013 Feb 1;33(2):283-9.
  11. Sterodimas A, Boriani F, Magarakis E, Nicaretta B, Pereira LH, Illouz YG.Thirtyfour years of liposuction: past, present and future. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2012 Mar;16(3):393-406.
  12. Pereira LH, Nicaretta B, Sterodimas A. Bilateral calf augmentation for aesthetic purposes. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Apr;36(2):295-302.
  13. Sterodimas A, de Faria J, Nicaretta B, Boriani F. Autologous fat transplantation versus adipose-derived stem cell-enriched lipografts: a study. Aesthet Surg J. 2011 Aug;31(6):682-93.
  14. Pereira LH, Nicaretta B, Sterodimas A.Correction of liposuction sequelae by autologous fat transplantation. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Dec;35(6):1000-8.
  15. Levy S, Gomes FR, Sterodimas A.Macroscopic anatomic changes of subcutaneous fat tissue in massive-weight-loss patients. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Oct;35(5):814-9.
  16. Sterodimas A, Radwanski HN, Pitanguy I.Ethical issues in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Apr;35(2):262-7.
  17. de Faria J, Sterodimas A. Monoblock thoracobrachioplasty in males: a proposed technique mimicking the pectoral fold. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Apr;35(2):225-9.
  18. Nicareta B, Pereira LH, Sterodimas A, Illouz YG.
  19. Autologous gluteal lipograft. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Apr;35(2):216-24.
  20. Sterodimas A, de Faria J, Nicaretta B, Papadopoulos O, Papalambros E, Illouz YG. Cell-assisted lipotransfer.Aesthet Surg J. 2010 Jan;30(1):78-81.
  21. Sterodimas A.
  22. Cartilage-fascia grafts for tip and labiocolumellar augmentation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Apr;125(4):158e-159e.
  23. Sterodimas A, de Faria J, Nicaretta B, Pitanguy I. Tissue engineering with adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs): current and future applications. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Nov;63(11):1886-92.
  24. Citarella ER, Sterodimas A, Condé-Green A.Endoscopically assisted limited-incision rhytidectomy: a 10-year prospective study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Nov;63(11):1842-8.
  25. Sterodimas A, Boriani F, Bogetti P, Radwanski HN,  Bruschi S,  Pitanguy I. Junior plastic surgeon’s confidence in aesthetic surgery practice: A comparison of two didactic systems. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Aug;63(8):1335-7.23. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A. Transaxillary Breast Augmentation: A Prospective Comparison of Subglandular, Subfascial, and Submuscular Implant Insertion  Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 Sep;33(5):752-9
  26. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A. Nicaretta B.

    Liposuction of the Trunk and Thighs
    In: The art of Body Contouring by Al Aly & Fabio Nahas Eds.2017: Thieme

  27. Sterodimas A.
    Tissue engineering with Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs) in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Current and Future Applications
    In: New Frontiers in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery by Alberto Di Giuseppe & Melvin . A. Shiffman Eds.2015: Jaypee
  28. Sterodimas A.
    Maximizing nipple graft survival after performing free nipple areolar complex reduction mammaplasty
    In: Nipple-Areolar Complex Reconstruction: Principles and Clinical Techniques by Melvin . A. Shiffman Eds.2018: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidenberg.
  29. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    In: Body Contouring & Liposuction by J. Peter Rubin, Mark Jewell, Dirk Richter, Carlos Uebel Eds 2012 Elsevier Saunder New York
  30. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A .
    In : Body Contouring: Art, Science and Clinical Practise by Melvin . A. Shiffman and Alberto Di Giuseppe Eds.2009: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidenberg.
    Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    In : Cirurgia Plastica by Jose Marcus Melega, Fausto Viterbo and Flavio Mendes Eds. 2009: Guanabara-Koogan Sao Paulo
  31. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    In: Autologous Fat Transfer: Art, Science, and Practice by Melvin . A. Shiffman Eds.2009: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidenberg.
  32. Pereira LH, Nicaretta B. Sterodimas A.
    Enxerto de gordura. Aplicaçoes Esteticas
    In: Livro de Cirurgia Plastica
    2016, Editora Atheneu pp 210-218
  33. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    In: Lipoaspiração, Lipoenxertia e Células-tronco by Juarez Avelar Eds. 2008: Santos Editora Sao Paulo
    Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    In: Lipoaspiração, Lipoenxertia e Células-tronco by Juarez Avelar Eds. 2008: Santos Editora Sao Paulo
  1. Illouz YG, Sterodimas A.
    Autologous Fat Transplantation to the Breast: A Personal Technique with 25 Years of Experience. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 Sep;33(5):706-15.
  2. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Autologous Fat Transplantation and Delayed Silicone Implant Insertion in a Case of Mycobacterium avium Breast Infection Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Feb;34(1):1-4
  3. Siqueira MA, Sterodimas A, Boriani F, Pitanguy I.
    A 10-year experience with the surgical treatment of radial polydactyly. Ann Ital Chir. 2008 Nov-Dec;79(6):441-4.
  4. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Macroscopic and microscopic proof of long-term survival of gluteal fat transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Apr;123(4):162e-163e.
  5. Santana KP, Pereira LH, Sabatovich O, Sterodimas A.
    Foreign body granulomas caused by polymethyl methacrylate
    microspheres (PMMA): Successful correction by autologous fat
    transplantation. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Feb;63(2):e139-41.
  6. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Composite Body Contouring. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 Jul;33(4):616-24
  7. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Long-term fate of transplanted autologous fat in the face. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jan;63(1):e68-9.
  8. Santana KP, Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Sad Umbilicus: Prevention and Treatment. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 May;33(3):471-2. Epub 2009 Feb 26.
  9. Sterodimas A, de Faria J, Correa WE, Pitanguy I.
    Tissue engineering in Plastic Surgery: An up to date review of the current literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Jan;62(1):97-103.
  10. Sterodimas A, Radwanski HN, Pitanguy I.
  11. Aesthetic plastic surgery: junior plastic surgeons’ confidence in a training program. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2009 Jan;33(1):131-2. Epub 2008 Dec 31.
  12. Sterodimas A, de Faria J, Correa WE, Pitanguy I.
    Tissue engineering and auricular reconstruction. A review J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Apr;62(4):447-52. Epub 2008 Dec 27.
  13. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Treatment of Iatrogenic Abdominal Contour Irregularities. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 Apr;34(2):129-35.
  14. Citarella RE, Sterodimas A, Green CA
    Minimally invasive treatment of dynamic horizontal forehead lines. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Dec;124(6):438e-9e.
  15. Baptista LS, Pedrosa CS,da Silva KR,do Amaral R, Kochem M, Menezes H, Sterodimas A, de Faria J, de Oliveira M,Borojevic R
  16. Fibroin-Based Material from Natural Silk Can Be Associated with Alginate And Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells. Key Engineering Materials Vols. 396-398 pp 437-440
  17. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Correction for the Iatrogenic Form of Banana Fold and Sensuous Triangle Deformity. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Nov;32(6):923-7. Epub 2008 Jul 29
  18. Citarella RE, Sterodimas A, Green CA
    Lip rejuvenation using perioral myotomies and orbicularis oculi muscle as autologous filler. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Dec;124(6):446e-8e.
  19. Sterodimas A, Huanquipaco JC, de Souza Filho S, Bornia FA, Pitanguy I.
    Autologous fat transplantation for the treatment of Parry-Romberg syndrome. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Nov;62(11):e424-6.
  20. Sterodimas A, Pineda E, Meirelles V, Pitanguy I.
    Maximizing nipple graft survival after performing free nipple-areolar complex reduction mammaplasty. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008 Aug;61(8):971-2.
  21. Citarella RE, Sterodimas A, Green CA, Sinder R, Pitanguy I.
    The use of triple convergence polypropylene thread™ for the aesthetic correction of partial facial paralysis: Case reports Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Jul;32(4):688-91. Epub 2008 Apr 24
  22. Pereira LH, Sabatovich O, Santana KP, Picanço R, Sterodimas A. Surgical correction of Poland’s syndrome in males – a purposely designed implant. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008;61(4):393-9. Epub 2007 Jan
  23. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Free fat transplantation for the aesthetic correction of mild pectus excavatum. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Mar-Apr;32(2):393-6.
  24. Sterodimas A, Vargas A, Radwanski HN, Pitanguy I.
    The use of buflomedil in reduction mammaplasty for a previously irradiated breast: Α case report. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Mar-Apr;32(2):383-5.
  25. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Poland syndrome: Aesthetic result after late seroma and implant removal without replacement. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2008 Jan-Feb; 28(1):101-103
  26. Haroldo Pereira L, Sterodimas A.
    Aesthetic restoration of axillary contour deformity after lymph node dissection. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008;61(2):231-2.
  27. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Definite size of the augmented breast could be up to a breast cup smaller than the early postoperative size. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2007 Nov-Dec;31(6):759. Epub 2007 Sep10
  28. Pereira LH, Sterodimas A.
    Rupture of high-cohesive silicone implant after gunshot injury. Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Feb;58(2):228-9.
  29. Sterodimas A, Radwanski HN, Pitanguy I.
    Body contouring after weight loss. BL Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery 2005 Dec;18:10-13.
  30. Nicolaou M, Sterodimas A, Swan MC, Paes TR.
    Is the internet the best resource for blushers? Clin Auton Res. 2003 Dec;13 Suppl 1:I71-3.
  31. Sterodimas A, Nicolaou M, Paes TR.
    Botulinum toxin injection for forehead hyperhidrosis: a quality-of-life study. Br J Dermatol 2003; 149 (Suppl. 64): 107
  32. Sterodimas A, Nicolaou M, Paes TR.
    Successful use of Botulinum toxin-A for the treatment of neck and anterior chest wall flushing. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2003 Nov;28(6):592-4.
  34. Illouz YG, Sterodimas A.
  35. Breast Augmentation using Autologous fat graft
    In: Encyclopedia of Aesthetic Rejuvenation through volume enhancement by Charles Herman and Berich Strauch Eds. 2014 Thieme
  36. Sterodimas A.
  37. The role of Stem Cells in Body Contouring
    In:Liposuction & Emerging Technologies in Body Contouring by Spero Theodorou & Christopher Chia Eds.2018: Thieme
  38. Pereira LH, Nicaretta B. Sterodimas A.
  39. Lipoaspiraçao
    In: Livro do Departamento de Ensino e Serviços Credenciados (DESC) 2017, Volume 3, Editora DiLivros pp 95-104
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