A little nip in here, a little tuck over there. Plastic surgeries, be it reconstructive or cosmetic, can definitely help a person as it could assist the body function better, enhance one’s looks and boost morale as well. With that in mind, here is a list of the top 10 best plastic surgeons in the world today.
10. Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, Brazil
Dr. Ivo Helcio Jardim de Campos Pitanguy is based in Rio de Janeiro. Born in 1926, he studied at the Bethesda North Hospital in Connecticut before moving to Europe to learn plastic surgery. In 1953, he moved back to Brazil where he worked in a hospital. In 1961, he treated burn victims for weeks after a circus tent burned down, hurting 2,500 people. He later established the Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, a private clinic in Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro where he trains other surgeons and operates on clients. Pitanguy is considered a pioneer in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and his clinic specializes in the well being of both mind and body.
9. Dr. Raj Kanodia, California
Dr. Raj Kanodia is an in-demand plastic surgeon who is known for combining advanced medical skills and training with the holistic principles of Ayurveda, which he learned while growing up in India. He is behind Ayurmedic, a foremost skincare brand that combines herbs and anti-aging compounds. He is known to conduct extensive consultations before proceeding with surgery. Kanodia specializes in rhinoplasty, though he makes it a point to refine and enhance, not to reshape, the nose
8. Dr. Jose Juri, Argentina
Dr. Jose Juri is an Argentinean plastic surgeon based in Buenos Aires. He is the founder and director of the Juri Clinic of Plastic Surgery. He is known to be flexible and adapt to the requirements of his client. He is considered as an expert in various areas of plastic surgery. He has performed over 10,000 rhinoplasty procedures. He also specializes in the augmentation of the breast.
7. Dr. Woffles Wu, Singapore
Dr. Woffles Wu Tze Liang is a plastic surgeon from Singapore. He grew up in London before his family moved back to Singapore when he was 12 years old. He earned his degree from the National University of Singapore and worked in pediatrics at the Toa Payoh Hospital in the 80s. In 1989, he transferred to the Singapore General Hospital where he worked as a plastic surgeon for 12 years. He then set up a private practice at the Camden Medical Centre. He invented the Woffles Lift, a facial rejuvenation procedure performed under local anesthesia with no skin being removed.
6. Dr. Des Fernandes, South Africa
Dr. Des Fernandes graduated from the Witwatersrand University in South Africa before becoming a fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He trained in cardio-thoracic surgery and was part of Christiaan Barnard’s team that performed the first double heart transplant in the world. He then shifted to plastic surgery under the tutelage of Dr. David Davies. Fernandes pioneered a facelift technique called Suture Suspension that minimized scarring and restored dropped tissues to its original place. Nylon threads are then placed through tiny incisions, which then lift and tighten the facial area from the eyebrows to the jaw.
5. Dr. Jorge Herrera, Argentina
Dr. Jorge Herrera is an Argentinean plastic surgeon based in Buenos Aires. He is known to be an expert in the field of reconstructive surgery, helping out patients of all ages regardless of background. He performs surgery on people with unsightly birth defects and with injuries suffered from accidents. Herrera aims to minimize the abnormality of body structures in order to improve function and uplift morale.
4. Dr. Michel Pfulg, Switzerland
Dr. Michel Pfulg is the founder of the Pfulg Laclinic in Switzerland. He used to be the head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery before getting appointed as the head of the Department of Surgery at the Clinique Valmont in Montreux. He also practiced at the La Prairie Clinic in Montreux-Clarens. Pfulg also served as chairman of the Swiss Society of Aesthetic Medicine in 2004.
3. Dr. Sherrell Aston, New York
Dr. Sherrell Aston is the Director of Surgery and head of the Department of Plastic Surgery of Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City. He is also a professor in plastic surgery at the New York University School of Medicine and Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He is known for his development of a technique called the finger-assisted malar elevation, or FAME, procedure. It involves the repositioning of both skin and soft tissue of the face that helps produce a young looking but non-operated appearance.
2. Dr. Sydney Coleman, New York
Dr. Sydney Coleman got his medical degree from the University of Texas. After serving as an intern and resident at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, he completed his residency in plastic surgery at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. He also studied aesthetic and craniofacial surgery in Mexico under Fernando Ortiz-Monastario, before completing his fellowship in microsurgery at the R.K. Davies Hospital in San Francisco. Coleman is credited for the invention of a fat-grafting technique called lipostructure that is designed to restore the luster of young skin. While it enhances a person’s natural assets, it can also correct several deformities, like scarring due to acne or problems brought about by other medical procedures.
1. Dr. Olivier H. de Frahan, France and England
Dr. Olivier Henry de Frahan is a French plastic surgeon who practices in both France and England. He specializes in cosmetic surgery procedures, particularly in Botox, fillers and lipostructure. He is also well known for the natural-looking results of his procedures, especially in eyelids and facelifts. He advocates a restoration of volume when performing his cosmetic surgeries, as he views a full face to be a better representative of youth. Providing more volume, along with tightening of the skin, can help rejuvenate the face in a more holistic way.