06 August 2016
We mourn the loss of one of the most famous plastic surgeon in the world....
Dr Ivo Pitanguy was born in 1926 in Minais Gerais, Brazil and was one of the most famous Plastic surgeon in the world.
Dr Pitanguy set up the first hand surgery service in Latin America and also became the head of the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery at Souza Aguiar Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1960, Dr Pitanguy opened the 38th Infirmary Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Rio de Janeiro, where it continues to serve some of the country’s most disadvantaged citizens. The 38th Infirmary, in conjunction with the Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, are Centers of Excellence for the training of international plastic surgeons.
“I believe a plastic surgeon needs a broad formation to have a deeper understanding of reconstructive surgery—like microsurgery, for example. The aesthetic concepts are applied to reconstructive cases, and the reconstructive concepts are applied to aesthetic cases.”