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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 breast reconstruction, lymphoedema surgery, skin cancer, facial reconstruction and chronic wound management.
He was one of the first surgeons in the UK to have performed pioneering surgery for lymphoedema known as vascularised lymph node transfer. 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 .
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 microsurgery fellowship in Taiwan, Mr Karri gained extensive experience in complex microsurgical reconstruction and vascularised lymph node transfer for lymphoedema.
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
Breast reconstruction; DIEP breast reconstruction; implant breast reconstruction; lymphoedema surgery; lymph node transplant; lipoedema liposuction; head & neck reconstruction; skin cancer surgery; chronic wound & ulcers; cosmetic surgery; breast enlargement; breast reduction; breast uplift; facelift; midface lift; eyelid rejuvenation; fat grafting; liposuction; body contouring; scar revision
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mr Karri is in full time private practice.
Literature, kite-surfing, squash, films, theatre, travel
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.
- BSc(Hons) University of London 1996
- MBBS St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London 1999
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2003
- MSc University College London 2006
- FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011
- Microsurgery Fellowship E-Da Hospital, Taiwan 2008
- Facial Plastic Surgery Dutch Association for Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Plastic Surgery, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons
British Lymphology Society
- The Karri Clinic
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 01482 976980
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr Karri can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org