Meet the Doctor

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Meet Dr. Dana

Dr. Khuthaila is an extraordinarily talented and skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon who offers several procedures for the breast and body. Fluent in both English and Arabic, she is a visiting plastic surgeon in Kuwait, Dubai, and Qatar. She is a caring and compassionate physician who strives to create gorgeous, natural results for her patients. Among several honors and awards, Dr. Khuthaila, for seven consecutive years has been listed by the New York Times “Super Doctors in Plastic Surgery,” “Castle Connolly Top Doctors,” and “NY Top Doctors”.


Dr. Khuthaila has a particular interest in breast and body contouring as they relate to a woman's body, especially surgery following a massive weight loss (bariatric surgery) or after childbirth in what is known as the "Mommy Makeover.”

She has a great deal of training and experience in breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy (the removal of a breast as cancer treatment).


She has been asked to present at numerous national and international meetings in the field of reconstructive breast surgery. She also has extended training and knowledge in transgender breast procedures. These procedures include MTF -breast augmentation and shaping and FTM- double mastectomy with chest contouring.

Among several honors and awards, Dr. Khuthaila, for six consecutive years, has been listed by the New York Times as “Super Doctors in Plastic Surgery.”

Memberships & Associations

Skills And Specialties

Dr. Khuthaila performs surgery for the breast, face, body, and skin. She offers every aspect of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction surgery for aesthetic improvement, as well as breast reconstruction for patients who have lost their breasts due to cancer or trauma.


Education And Training

Dr. Khuthaila attended The College of Medicine at King Saudi University, Saudi Arabia. After earning her medical degree, she spent many years studying under several renowned surgeons in various countries. After completing medical school, Dr. Khuthaila started a five-year integrated plastic surgery residency program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, an institution known for creativity, innovation, and excellence.

She later went on to further specialized training in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery in Toronto, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Belgium, and Milan with world-renowned surgeons in cosmetic and microsurgical reconstructive breast surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and active in many professional medical societies.

Dr. Khuthaila's Fellowship Training Includes

  • Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, Toronto (Cosmetic fellowship under the direction of Lloyd Carlsen).
  • Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Visiting fellowship in cosmetic surgery under the direction of Ivo Pitanguy).
  • Center for Breast and Body Contouring Grand Rapids, MI (Breast cosmetic fellowship under the direction of Dennis C. Hammond).
  • Ghent University Hospital – Ghent, Belgium (Breast Microsurgery reconstruction with the DIEP flap under the direction of Phillip Blondeel and Moustapha Hamdi).
  • European Institute of Oncology, Milan (Breast-conserving surgery under the direction of Jean-Yves Petit).
  • National Institute for the Study of Reconstructive Surgery, Milan (Visiting fellowship in breast cosmetic surgery under the direction of Maurizio Nava).
  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston (Visiting fellowship for vascular anomalies and cleft lip and palate in children, under the direction of John B. Mulliken).
Dana Khuthaila, MD


Dr. Khuthaila is a member of many different professional societies and organizations as they relate to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She strives to keep her credentials current and continues to look at progressive ways to advance her skill in the field of plastic surgery. Her current memberships include:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery (ACS)
  • Member of the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)


Dr. Khuthaila has authored and co-authored many publications in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery in reputable surgical journals and books:

Mastopexy using the short scar periareolar inferior pedicle reduction technique.
Hammond, D.C., Alfonso, D., Khuthaila, D.K.; Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 May.

Latissimus dorsi flap salvage of the partially failed TRAM flap breast reconstruction.
Hammond, D.C., Simon, A.M., Khuthaila, D.K., Hoberman, L., Sohn, S.; Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Aug.

The interlocking Gore-Tex suture for control of areolar diameter and shape.
Hammond, D.C., Khuthaila, D.K., Kim, J.; Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Mar.

Closure of massive abdominal wall defects: a case report using the abdominal reapproximation anchor (ABRA) system.
Urbaniak, R.M., Khuthaila, D.K., Khalil, A.J., Hammond, D.C.; Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Nov.

The skate flap purse-string technique for nipple-areola complex reconstruction.
Hammond, D. C., Khuthaila, D., Kim, J.; Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Aug.

Pyoderma gangrenosum following reduction mammaplasty.
Simon, A. M., Khuthaila, D., Hammond, D. C., Andres, A.; Can J Plast Surg. 2006 Apr 01.

Comparison of the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap and free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in postmastectomy reconstruction: a cost-effectivenes... Thoma, A., Veltri, K., Khuthaila, D., Rockwell, G., Duku, E.; Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 May.

Cost-utility analysis comparing free and pedicled TRAM flap for breast reconstruction.
Thoma, A., Khuthaila, D., Rockwell, G., Veltri, K.; Microsurgery. 2003.

Oncological results of immediate breast reconstruction: long term follow-up of a large series at a single institution.
Petit, J. Y., Gentilini, O., Rotmensz, N., Rey, P., Rietjens, M., Garusi, C., Botteri, E., De Lorenzi, F., Martella, S., Bosco, R., Khuthaila, D. K., Luini, A.; Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008 Dec.

Double-pedicle abdominal perforator free flaps for unilateral breast reconstruction: new horizons in microsurgical tissue transfer to the breast. Hamdi, M., Khuthaila, D. K., Van Landuyt, K., Roche, N., Monstrey, S.; J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007.