Medical degree from Universidade Federal de São Paulo (former Escola Paulista de Medicina)

Plastic surgery residency at Universidade de São Paulo

Post-graduation at New York University

PH.D. in general surgery at USP

Member of Associação Médica Brasileira (Brazilian Medical Association), since 1975

Member of Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery), since December 1st, 1979

Member of International College of Surgeons, since 1972

Member of Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões (Brazilian College of Surgeons), since 1974

Member of Sociedad Argentina de Cirurgía Estética (Argentine Society of Aesthetic Surgery), since September 1st, 1978

Member of Federacíon Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirurgia Plástica y Reconstructiva (Ibero Latin-American Federation of Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction), since may 31st, 1993

Active member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Chapter for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, since 1989

President of Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery- São Paulo Regional) - Biennium 90-92

Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery - Biennium 92-94

President of Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery – Brazilian Regional) - Biennium 94-96

Member of Conselho Deliberativo da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica.

Member of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).

Received the chair N° 14 of the Academy of Medicine Paulista.

The idea to collect in one book texts directed to the main public, without technical or scientific airs, was born from the desire to immortalize in a manual, knowledge that had sprouted weekly from my publications in periodics of great distribution. With this intention, today I see the fulfillment of a dream, to write “Sua Imagem, Sua Escolha” (Your Image, Your Choice), which should expose great questions about plastic surgery, a subject so infatuating and of great interest to a great number of people.

When somebody look for a plastic surgeon to exact a defect that bothers him or her, most of the time the knowledge that person has of the issue is inexact, but with the reading of this book he will have a preparation of great value. The subjects mentioned are very current, covering the most various topics of this art-science profession.

Plastic Surgery is a humanist profession, which corrects human dimorphisms that interfere with social life and values the doctor-patient relation more than any other area of expertise. We, plastic surgeons, belong to a clan that has in our hands the ability to transform into gold other metals (not noble ones) in which some humans are forged.