Professor Yoav Barnea

Professor Yoav Barnea is a specialist in plastic surgery and a member of the Israeli Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery. He is chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Unit at Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov), and the owner and director of a private plastic and aesthetic surgery clinic for the past 15 years.


Professor Barnea studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, and began his career specializing in plastic surgery at Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov). After completing his residency, he continued his career as a fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, largely considered to be the world’s leading cancer treatment center. As a fellow, he specialized in breast reconstruction surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and microsurgery. 

Upon completing his fellowship, Professor Barnea returned to Tel Aviv Medical Center as an attending physician and was one of the founders of the multidisciplinary breast team established at the hospital. Later, he was appointed as the head for the Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Unit, dealing with all types of breast surgery, both aesthetic and reconstruction.  


Professor Barnea is a member of some of the world’s leading plastic surgery professional societies, including:



The Israeli Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)

The World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)

Academic Appointments

Professor Barnea is a clinical professor at Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, lecturing and tutoring students on plastic and aesthetic surgery topics. He is also active in clinical research and basic science within the breast and plastic surgery fields. 

Professor Barnea has published over 80 articles in peer-review journals, and wrote numerous chapters in breast and plastic surgery books. He was awarded the 2018 PRS prize for best article by the world’s leading plastic surgery journal.

In addition, Professor Barnea is an invited lecture for international conferences around the world in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and is the founder and lead organizer of the Tel Aviv (TLV) Breast symposium, an international conference that gathers the leading world renowned experts in the breast surgery field. He also travels and performs workshops and live surgery for international audiences around the world.

Fields of Specialty

Professor Barnea has experience in a wide variety of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures such as: 

Breast aesthetic surgery: Breast augmentation, breast implant removal surgery, implant exchange, breast fat grafting, breast reduction, breast lift, breast reduction for men (gynecomastia), congenital breast asymmetry, tubular breast correction, secondary and corrective aesthetic breast surgeries, use of biological mesh (ADM).

Breast reconstruction surgery: Implant-based breast reconstruction, body tissue (abdomen-DIEP, back-LD, thighs-TUG) breast reconstruction, oncoplastic (partial) breast reconstruction, breast fat grafting, use of biological mesh (ADM), secondary and corrective breast reconstruction surgeries, immediate or delayed breast reconstruction,

Body contouring surgeries: Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), mini tummy tuck, mommy makeover (breast and abdomen), liposuction, fat dissolving energy devices (freezing versus heating), arm and thigh lift.

Facial surgery: Upper and lower eyelid surgery, brow lift, face lift, and neck lift.

Aesthetic treatments for the preservation and renewal of facial skin, including: Hyaluronic acid fillers, Botulinum toxin injections, fat injection and use of high energy devices.


“As a physician in the aesthetic and plastic surgery field, I strive to treat my patients at the highest quality with maximal safety and to achieve the most optimal and desirable result. I believe that a personal relationship, humane approach, honesty, and credibility with the patient are a significant part of my practice, and my foremost commitment is to their safety and satisfaction. I believe in flexibility and in understanding the needs and wishes of every patient throughout the entire process: starting from the decision making, followed by the preparation for surgery all the way through the day of the procedure, and throughout the recovery period.”

Patient Care at Professor Barnea’s Clinic

Professor Yoav Barnea’s Clinic for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery provides patients with the highest standard of care, from the initial phone call, consultation, surgery and, of course, post-surgery follow-up. The clinic’s staff works at the highest professional level, providing the most reliable, trustful, accessible, and personal level of care. Professor Barnea and his staff engage with patients to ensure they will get the best aesthetic result. With Professor Barnea, a senior plastic surgeon with an international reputation in plastic and aesthetic surgery, patients are in safe, experienced, and reputable hands. He and his staff work in full synchronization to guarantee that all medical procedures are made with the maximum level of safety, expertise, and service.


Professor Barnea’s private clinic was established with an emphasis on patient facilitation and comfort, aimed at not only achieving the best aesthetic result, but also the experience with ultimate patient care. Surgery takes place at the leading private medical centers in Tel Aviv. Professor Barnea customizes the location for each operation based on the specific needs of each patient and their type of surgery. No matter where, every operating room is equipped with experienced and professional staff, and only the most advanced medical equipment and instruments. Professor Yoav Barnea’s clinic also comes equipped with advanced medical technologies able to perform a full range of dermo-aesthetic treatments for the preservation, renewal, and firming of the skin and dissolving body fat.

Treatment room at the medical center of Professor Yoav Barnea, plastic surgeon

What does a consultation meeting with Professor Yoav Barnea include

The consultation with Professor Barnea starts with the clinic’s nurse Evelin for an initial anamnesis session with preliminary questions, and afterwards, the consult with Professor Barnea. The consultation includes general questions on your health and habitus, prior surgeries, medications, allergies, and smoking habits, followed by specific questions regarding the surgery or procedure in mind. Afterward, Professor Barnea will examine you and show you relevant pictures before and after surgery. In selected cases you will undergo a 3D simulation to better understand the procedure that you desire to undertake. The consultation ends with his discussion on the options for the procedure and his recommendations, followed by answering all your questions. Professor Barnea believes that patient's comprehensive education and realistic expectations are a key to high patient satisfaction after the procedure.

As part of the preparation for surgery, the clinic will refer you for blood tests (blood counts and coagulation functions), along with additional tests depending on the type of surgery that will be performed and your age and general health. Also, you will get a list of additional garments and dressings needed to purchase for the surgery. Once the surgery is scheduled, you will receive a pre-surgical appointment at the clinic that includes going over all the test results and explaining the preparation before surgery, the surgical stages and the recovery period after surgery. Professor Barnea will go over with you on all the details of the surgery and surgical recovery and answer all remaining questions and comments regarding the surgery. You will sign an informed consent form for the surgery, after going over all of the surgical details, including possible risks and complications.  To ensure complete discretion, all personal data and medical information are stored in our secure information system at our clinic, which meets the most stringent standards of data protection.

Day of Surgery and Hospitalization

Most of the patients will be examined by the anaesthesiologist at the day of surgery. In selected cases the clinic will coordinate the examination a few days before the surgery. Surgeries are performed at one of the leading hospitals in Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv, at a location of your choice. All of the professor Barnea's chosen hospitals meet the highest standards in surgical accommodations. The operating rooms were judiciously selected to provide the best operating personnel, facilities and equipment, together with utmost comfort and convenience for the patients. Prof. Barnea has a dedicated OR team, that was personally selected to provides the maximal support needed for his operations.  

Professor Barnea's patients also enjoy the highest level of comfort and care during their hospitalizations. Professor Barnea personally rounds on all his hospitalized patients to ensure proper recovery from the operation, and to instruct the patients on wound care and discharge recommendations. You will receive contact information, available around the clock, for any emergency situations or questions regarding the surgery.

Financing Options

The clinic’s administrative staff will provide you with comprehensive advice on financial issues concerning the procedure, including credit payment options, private insurance eligibility, Kupat Holim co-payment, and other resources. The office will assist you with all administrative issues regarding the procedure, including direct payment to the hospitals.


Rachel Adelson, Managing Director of the clinic: “Our goal is to provide you with the best aesthetic result attainable, along with the best possible patient experience. To this end, we combine Professor Yoav Barnea’s top surgical expertise with the dedicated care of paramedical and administrative staff to provide a pleasant, comfortable experience for the patient. It’s why our patients choose to come back to us for their additional treatments.

List of surgeries performed by Prof. Yoav

Aesthetic Breast Surgeries
Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)
Breast Implant Exchange
Breast Implant Removal (Explantation)
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Fat Grafting
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty)
Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
Congenital Breast Asymmetry
Tubular Breasts Correction
Secondary & Corrective Breast Surgery
Reconstructive Breast Surgeries
Implant-based Breast Reconstruction (Alloplastic)
Body Tissue Breast Reconstruction (Autologous)
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (Partial Breast)
Breast Fat Grafting
Biologic Mesh (ADM)
Secondary & Corrective Breast Surgery
Immediate Breast Reconstruction
Delayed Breast Reconstruction
Body Contouring Surgeries
Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
Mini-Tummy Tuck (Lower Abdominoplasty)
Mommy Makeover (Tummy Tuck & Breast)
Fat dissolving energy
Thigh Lift
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Facial Surgery
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Brow lift
Facelift (rhytidectomy)
Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy)
Facial Treatment
Fillers – Hyaluronic Acid
Botox Injection (Botulinum Toxin)
Fat Injection
High Energy Devices


Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Tubular Breasts
Breast Asymmetry
Body Surgeries
Thigh Lift
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
Partial Abdominoplasty (Mini-Tummy Tuck)
Facial Surgery
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Facelift (rhytidectomy)
Partial abdominoplasty (mini-tummy tuck)
Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy)
Fat injections
Botox injection (Botulinum Toxin)
Lip augmentation 

Lip augmentation With Hyaluronic Acid

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty
Wrinkle fillers

Details of our clinic :


Prof Barnea Clinic

Address : Habarzel 9 A, 2nd floor, Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv

Tel : +972-3-6862000

What's up: +972-53-2240080

E-mail : [email protected]

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