Messages from the Plastic Surgeons involved in this initiative.


“The practice of medicine is a profession as old as humans have occupied the Earth. Its purpose has always been to make lives longer, better or both. Plastic Surgery is a highly skilled derivative of this practice.  It is the utilization of techniques and pharmaceutical products. The introduction of microbes into the treatment equation has always been a challenge, and the current Covid-19 virus presents as a new and, as yet, a more formidable opponent to our success. We are introducing the highest standard of patient care for the purpose of the patient's maximum protection during this time of crisis. We apologize for the inconvenience imposed upon all in our clinics but we feel comfortable this highest level of prevention is the proper course of action for the time being.”


Tom Biggs
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.


“The non-surgical field will explode over the next years and it is our duty to raise our standards accordingly. This represents a tremendous opportunity for doctors who share the same ethos, to define a new norm in respect to quality and safety. As a plastic surgeon and founder of the SYMMETRIA brand, I intend to keep raising the bar not only in terms of our services but also in regards to health and hygiene protocols to keep all those we care for safe and sound.”


Nikolaos Metaxotos,  MD, PhD
Plastic Surgeon
Founder of SYMMETRIA


The coronavirus outbreak has been devastating globally with a high rate of casualties and small businesses shuttering for the foreseeable future. From worrying press conferences to an over extended health service, there has not been a lot of positive news about the pandemic. 

The health and safety of our customers and visitors is of paramount importance and with this in mind, we are following the government.

guidelines on enhanced practices. We have gone a step further to establish a leading presence for the aesthetic medicine and surgery community with the compilation of the project of SANITIZED PROTOCOLS. In the words of Queen Elizabeth II, “ while we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed and that success will belong to everyone of us”.  


Angelica Kavouni
Cosmetic Surgeon
London, UK

Clinique Del Mar

"On 16th March, the French government put distance between us as France too was placed in lockdown. 8 weeks of social distancing and isolation later, we managed to get our lives back, however one crucial question remained: “How do we re-instill value to our jobs?”

The answer that kept coming back was safety. The scope this time around was to find a way to effectively protect our patients and staff. In order to protect those we care for from Covid-19 we had to implement effective procedures that are not extreme however still structured enough in terms of standardization and sanitization so as to ensure high protection for those around us.

With the above in mind, we are pleased to participate in the SANITIZED PROTOCOLS initiative, which positions people’s safety and sanitization standards at the same ethical level as the services offered by our clinic."


Clinique Del Mar,
Antibes, France




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Members of the SANITIZED PROTOCOLS initiative