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Mr Karri is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who performs both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.
His expertise in reconstructive plastic surgery includes lipoedema surgery, lymphoedema surgery, skin cancer surgery, facial reconstruction and chronic wound management.
He has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of lipoedema and has treated patients from all over the world.
His expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery includes facelift, eyelid rejuvenation, breast cosmetic surgery, body contouring, fat grafting and scar revision. He is well known for performing facelift under local anaesthetic as a daycase procedure.
His personalised approach and attention to detail are central to the excellent outcomes he achieves.
Mr Karri graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London with Distinction Honours in Surgery. He completed his plastic surgery training on the London training programme.
Mr Karri is double-fellowship trained, having completed a Microsurgery Fellowship in Taiwan and the Dutch Association for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in The Netherlands.
During his fellowship in the Netherlands he learned state-of-the-art techniques in facial rejuvenation, liposuction, fat grafting, breast cosmetic surgery and body contouring. He also gained experience in performing facial rejuvenation (facelift, mid-face lift, necklift, eyelid lift) under local anaesthetic, a popular option for many patients.
Before entering full time private practice, Mr Karri was a Consultant at Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Trust.
Mr Karri has written numerous scientific papers that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters and co-wrote a book titled “Surgical treatment and algorithm for lymphedema”.
Areas of interest
Lipoedema liposuction; Lymphoedema surgery; skin cancer surgery; chronic wound & ulcers; cosmetic surgery; facelift; necklift; brow lift; eyelid surgery; facial fat grafting; breast enlargement; breast reduction; breast lift; breast fat grafting; fat grafting; liposuction; body contouring; tummy tuck; scar revision
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mr Karri is in full time private practice.
Travelling Bursary, British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons
Young Plastic Surgeons Scholarship, European Association of Plastic Surgeons
Travelling Fellowship, Ethicon
Adrian Tanner Prize, Royal Society of Medicine
Distinction Honours in Surgery
Reconstruction of soft tissue defects in the Achilles tendon region with perforator-based fasciocutaneous flaps
Mopuri N, Karri V, Nakul P, Niranjan N. Eur J Plast Surg. 2012
Total pharyngolaryngectomy and voice reconstruction with ileocolon free flap: Functional outcome and quality of life
Karri V, Yang MC, Chung KP, Chen HC. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011; 64: 911-20.
Optimising outcome of Charles procedure for chronic lower extremity lymphoedema
Karri V, Lee IJ, Cruz-Vargas J, Xu ES, Yang MC, Hong JP, Chen HC. Ann Plast Surg. 2011; 66: 393-402.
A hyperelastic finite element model of human skin for interactive real-time surgical simulation
Lapeer RJ, Gasson PD, Karri V. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2011; 4: 1013-22.
Upper limb disarticulation for life-threatening high-flow arteriovenous malformation
Su YH, Karri V, Lu LF, Chen HC. Eplasty. 2010; 10: e71.
Simulating plastic surgery: From human skin tensile tests, through hyperelastic finite element models to real-time haptics
Lapeer RJ, Gasson PD, Karri V. Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2010; 103: 208-16.
Psychological profile of Taiwanese female cosmetic surgery candidates: Understanding their motivation for cosmetic surgery
Chen HC, Karri V, Yu RW, Chung KP, Lu YT. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2010 ; 34: 340-9.
‘Through-the-loop’ tie for microsurgical suturing
Karri V, Chang LR, Lui YT, Chen HC. J Plast Reonstr Aesthet Surg. 2010; 63: 1087-90.
Patient satisfaction with receiving skin cancer diagnosis by letter: Comparison with face-to-face consultation
Karri V, Bragg T, Jones A, Soldin M, Misch K. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009; 62: 1059-62.
Avoiding pitfalls of the pins and rubbers traction technique for fractures of the proximal interphalangeal joint
Agarwal A, Karri V, Pickford M. Ann Plast Surg. 2007; 58:489-95.
Randomised clinical trials in plastic surgery: Survey of output and quality of reporting
Karri V. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006; 59: 787-96.
Introducing a novel haptic interface for the planning and simulation of open surgery
Lapeer RJ, Gasson P, Florens JL, Laycock S, Karri V. Stud Health Technol Inform; 98:197-9.
Surgical treatment and algorithm for lymphedema
Chen HC, Liem A, Karonidis A, Karri V, Tang YB.
China Medical University Hospital Book Series. Elsevier Taiwan LLC.
New approaches to melanoma treatment
Karri V, Powell BW.
Recent Advances in Surgery 32. RSM Press, 2009.
Reference number 4631035
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons
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