Dr. Abdel Kader Fustok, is the Director of the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery and has worked in a Houston-based private practice specializing in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery since 1982. Dr. Fustok studied and trained on both sides of the Atlantic. His educational journey took him through three continents (The Middle East, Europe and America) and many different cultures. Dr. Fustok was born in Aleppo, Syria and received his early education in Beirut, Lebanon and Aleppo. From 1962 to 1964 he majored in the French language and literature at La Sorbonne in Paris, France. Dr. Fustok completed his preparatory studies at the University of Grenoble in France and graduated at the top of his class of 1500 students from the Medical School of Grenoble in 1973. He completed his internship training and entered private practice in France from 1973 to 1975. After obtaining the ECFG in Houston in 1976, Dr. Fustok completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residency in 1982 at the University of Texas Medical Branch, St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. Prior to going into private practice, he worked under Drs. Cronin, Brauer and Biggs, the originators of breast implants. Dr. Fustok specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery with an emphasis on cosmetic breast and reconstructive surgery. His outstanding work and dedication to excellence has earned him numerous honors and peer recognition.