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Dr Kai Oliver KAYE

Plastic Surgeon

A great interest in basic and clinical science has been the focus of Dr. Kaye’s medical career. After his basic medical studies at the Universities of Bonn RFWU and Paris V –Port Royal, Dr. Kaye did 2 years of experimental surgical research at the end of his MD studies at the TU Munich under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Biemer, specializing in microsurgical research and completing various studies about the neovascularization process in preformed surgical flaps; this work accumulated in a PhD doctoral Thesis awarded Magna cum laude 2002 at the TU Munich.In 2001, Dr. Kaye took the opportunity to do a clinical research internship with the a main focus on microsurgery at UCLA under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Bill Shaw.

From 2002 onwards Dr. Kaye was accepted for residency training in Germany under the mentorship of Dr. Klaus Ueberreiter in Berlin, where he had the chance to do clinical research on breast reduction techniques and fat grafting during 3 years, before he was accepted based on his clinical research experience to join the Aachen University Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Burn Surgery in 2004 to finish his residency program in Plastic surgery under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Dr. Norbert Pallua.

With this background of clinical research he spend to years abroad in Marbella / Spain to spezialize in aesthetic surgery before taking his European board exam EBOPRAS in 2007 and his German Medical Board Exam Plastic Surgery in 2008.

Since 2008 Dr. Kaye works in private practice in Marbella /Spain and lectures as clinical instructor for the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Resident program, futhermore he is interantional instructor in the ISAPS Expert program.

Dr. Kaye runs a Resident Training Program for residents in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at his private clinic training 4 – 5 th year residents within a rotation program.


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Kai Oliver KAYE's publications (6)

Long-Term Outcomes in Breast Augmentation in Trans-Women: A 20-Year Experience.

03, 2019

Breast augmentation in trans-women requires special consideration and thorough preoperative planning. read more

Aesthetic surgery journal

Removal of Polyacrylamide Gel (Aquamid) from the Lip as a Solution for Late-Onset Complications: Our 8-Year Experience.

Jun, 2018

The polyacrylamide hydrogel Aquamid has been used as a permanent filler to enhance facial soft tissue volume and correct wrinkles since 2001. Various long-term studies have proved the safety of the product. Nonetheless, if complications such as migration occur, they can be difficult to treat. read more

Aesthetic plastic surgery

Correction and Prevention of the Pixie Ear Deformity: A Combined Technique.

01, 2019

Ear and earlobe deformities after surgical rhytidectomy are common and can significantly diminish the aesthetic outcome. The main causes of ear/earlobe distortion are skin overresection, an imbalance between vertical/horizontal skin-lift vectors, and tractional distortions through superficial muscularaponeurotic system (SMAS) tension. read more

Aesthetic surgery journal
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