Was born in 1947, in Tbilisi. Graduated Irkutsk Medical Institute, in 1972. From 1974-1984 he was engaged in jaw-face surgery, but later, plastic and aesthetic surgery became his main direction. Initially he practiced in Georgian clinics, and from 1993 – in Moscow. During this period, he conducted more than 20 thousand surgical operations and more than 5 thousand from them was plastic of nose deformation and more than 7 thousand was done by APTOS methods.
He is the member of IPRAS, Russian and Georgian Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Association. Member of ASPS American and Georgian Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Association. From 2001, he is the honored member of French Society of Aesthetic Surgery, from 2005 – the member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and from 2007 the honored president of Japan Society of Liposuction Surgery.
Along with Giorgi and Konstantine Sulmanidzes he is the author of the APTOS threads method idea. He published more than 70 scientific works, and 20 from them were published in 20 leading international publications.