Dr. Mihail Climov – ACPS Fellow

Meet Dr. Mihail Climov, a plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery of Houston. With a background deeply rooted in the appreciation of beauty and a passion for artistic expression, Dr. Climov brings a unique perspective to his craft. Born in Eastern Europe and hailing from a family of art and language connoisseurs, his upbringing instilled in him a refined taste for aesthetics.

Dr. Climov’s journey toward becoming a leading expert in his field began with his education. He completed his elementary studies in Moldova before embarking on an impressive academic trajectory. He graduated from the esteemed Carol Davila University, Romania’s oldest and most prestigious medical school, with a full six-year scholarship. 

Driven by an insatiable desire for knowledge and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Dr. Climov took his talents to Harvard. Over a span of nearly seven years, he immersed himself in groundbreaking research focused on bioengineered skin and skin transplant tolerance. His contributions to this cutting-edge field have garnered international recognition.

Dr. Climov’s commitment to advancing the field of plastic surgery extends beyond his research. He blazed a trail as the first resident to successfully complete the WVU Integrated Plastic Surgery residency program in Morgantown, WV, progressing through all the PGY years. His outstanding achievements have made him the program’s second-ever graduate, solidifying his reputation as a trailblazer and innovator in plastic surgery education.

As a testament to his expertise, Dr. Climov has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and delivered more than 40 presentations, including coveted invitations to speak at international conferences. His valuable insights and contributions have also earned him the reviewer role for several esteemed specialty journals. Dr. Climov remains actively engaged in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) society, participating as a resident member in committees and advocacy groups that shape the future of the field.

What truly sets Dr. Climov apart is his unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of his patients. With each procedure he undertakes, he takes great pride and joy in delivering results that not only meet but exceed expectations. Driven by a genuine passion for his craft and an empathetic approach to patient care, he works tirelessly to help individuals achieve their desired outcomes.

Dr. Climov eagerly looks forward to meeting you, welcoming you into his care, and guiding you on your transformative journey toward aesthetic perfection. Experience the expertise and artistry of Dr. Mihail Climov, and unlock the true potential of your beauty.

Q&A With Dr. Climov

ACPS is not only ranked among the nation’s leading aesthetic plastic surgery centers, but also won my heart with its incredible staff. This place exudes a family-like atmosphere, filled with genuinely warm and kind individuals who are also exceptionally skilled at their work. ACPS operates with impressive efficiency, ensuring no time is wasted. Moreover, the center boasts a remarkable team of seven exceptional surgeons with over 100 years of experience combined between them. I firmly believe that by choosing this fellowship, I can accelerate my journey toward becoming the best version of myself.

Aesthetic surgery represents the pinnacle of artistic expression within the field of plastic surgery, captivating me with its fusion of clinical knowledge, technical prowess, exceptional interpersonal skills, and business acumen. The multifaceted nature of this specialty, which demands a delicate balance between science and art, has always resonated with me. The prospect of establishing my own private practice or collaborating with an esteemed group of experts as a next-generation aesthetic plastic surgeon is an exciting goal I aspire to achieve. This specialty’s constant innovation and technology-driven nature fuel my passion for staying at the forefront of advancements, ensuring that I remain competitive and capable of delivering the best possible outcomes for my patients.

One of my primary goals in my work as a plastic surgeon is to witness the transformation and happiness of my patients. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the positive impact a procedure can have on someone’s life. When I see the joy and newfound confidence radiating from my patients’ faces, it affirms my dedication and passion for this field. It is truly fulfilling to be a part of their journey toward self-improvement and to contribute to their overall well-being.

What I love most about my work is the ability to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. The genuine smiles that light up my patients’ eyes after achieving their desired changes remind me of the power of aesthetic surgery. It is not just about enhancing physical appearance; it is about restoring self-esteem, instilling confidence, and improving the overall quality of life. Being able to be a catalyst for positive change and witnessing the transformative effects on my patients is what drives me and brings immense satisfaction to my work as a plastic surgeon.

In my free time, I find enjoyment in a variety of activities. I love immersing myself in thought-provoking podcasts, exploring the beauty of nature through hiking, and engaging in outdoor activities with my wife and children. When I seek relaxation, watching a captivating movie provides me with a well-deserved escape. Additionally, I find solace and focus in target shooting, and I also appreciate the tranquility of fishing. These diverse pastimes allow me to unwind, connect with loved ones, and embrace the joys of both nature and leisure.

I was a competitive ballroom dancer, honing my skills since the age of seven and earning multiple awards. 

Ballroom dancing isn’t just a dance form; it’s a testament to dedication and discipline. It demands relentless practice, striving for flawlessness in every step. The pursuit of excellence is a never-ending endeavor, and I embrace the challenge wholeheartedly. One key aspect that sets ballroom dancing apart is the profound synergy between partners. It’s an intricate dance within a dance, where harmonious collaboration becomes the secret ingredient to success. Nurturing a bond built on trust, communication, and mutual understanding, we create magic together, transcending the realm of movement.

The qualities of perseverance, perfectionism, and seamless partnership ingrained in dance have seamlessly transitioned into my surgical practice, allowing me to bring a unique blend of artistry and precision to every procedure.

Just as in dance, collaboration and feedback play a vital role in achieving exceptional results.

Another interesting fact about me is that I possess mixed-dominant handedness. This unusual gift allows me to bring a unique sense of balance, precision, and artistic finesse to the operating room.  

One of my favorite quotes is by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Love of beauty is taste. Creation of beauty is Art.” This quote resonates deeply with me because it encapsulates my philosophy and passion as a plastic surgeon. Throughout my training, my emphasis has always extended beyond the restoration of function to encompass the preservation and creation of beauty. I believe that beauty is not merely superficial; it is an expression of the divine, an embodiment of artistry in its truest form.

Emerson’s quote reminds me that as a plastic surgeon, I have the unique privilege and responsibility to blend science and creativity, transforming lives through the creation of beauty. It highlights the importance of not only appreciating beauty but also actively participating in its manifestation. By embracing this quote, I am constantly motivated to approach my work with a sense of artistry, striving to bring out the innate beauty in every patient I have the honor of treating.

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