António Manuel de Sousa Gomes da Silva, born 1955, in Funchal, Degree in Medicine in 1980, Specialist in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics since 1990. Internship and training in H.C.L.
Hospital Assistant Graduated as Head of Service at S. José Hospital (is on long-term unpaid leave) – Specialist by the portuguese medical association
Father of Diana, André, Sara and Duarte.
Member of the following medical societies:
- Portuguese Society of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
- Portuguese Society burns
- Portuguese Society of Hand Surgery
- Brazilian Society and Plastic Surgery
- Prof. Alumni Association Ivo Pitanguy
Placed at the S. José Hospital in the Plastic Surgery department since 1984 and practicing in his private clinic at Europa clinic and São Cristóvão Clinic. Responsible for training several specialists.
In the operative curriculum 9000 interventions as a surgeon.
In the scientific activities, 25 papers presented, all as first author and 6 published papers.
Responsible for the Coordination of 2 Courses at F.M.L
Plastic Surgery in the 21st Century (2005)
Myocutaneous Flap Course (2008).
Most frequent interventions in the area of Aesthetic Surgery:
- Prosthesis removal and mastopexy (non-prosthetic breast re-modeling)
- Breast reduction
- Breast Augmentation
- Facial Rejuvenation Surgery
- Blepharoplasty (eyelids)
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Tummy Tuck
- Gluteoplasty (glute enlargement)
Most Frequent Surgical Procedures in Men:
- Neck Lipo
- Face lift
Most frequent interventions in the area of Reconstructive Surgery:
- Hand surgery
- Breast Reconstruction
- Sequelae of burns
- Scar Review
During his internships, he was awarded a M.N.E 1-year scholarship as a “Fellow” in 1989 at the Ivo Pitanguy Clinic in Rio de Janeiro.
Hobbies: Tennis, Athletics, Marathon, Mountaineering, Scuba Diving, Golf and Cycling.
If to choose a car it would not have occurred to you to buy the first model that was suggested to you at the first stand that appeared to you, when it is something as important and delicate as a modification of your physical appearance, it makes even more sense to do a prospecting and careful search.
Make sure that the surgeon is, in fact, a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, is accredited in Portugal and registered in the order of doctors. Many are also part of the Portuguese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Make sure where it operates. Some minor interventions may be done in small blocks, but in many cases they should be done in a hospital setting. No surgical intervention is so innocent that the necessary emergency measures can be dispensed.
The first contact and your intuitive reaction to the surgeon is very important to establish a relationship of trust. The end result depends a lot on this relationship.
Do not decide everything or commit to the first appointment. Ask all the questions, even the ones that seem to you the craziest: about the pain, scars, recovery time and how the operated area will look over that time, what can go wrong, what can be corrected and If things go wrong, what steps can you take in advance to help ensure a good end result and how long the definitive results of the intervention are achieved. Take notes and think for a few days or even weeks. Then come back and clarify any doubts that have arisen in the meantime. If the surgeon tries to rush your decision, that is not a good sign and you may want to resort to another.
Be aware of how the surgeon describes the operation itself, its benefits, but also its risks and drawbacks, no surgical intervention is absolutely innocent and no surgeon in the world can guarantee a certain result in an absolute way (because much depends on patient’s own recovery characteristics).
The ideal surgeon is safe in what he says and does, but is above all realistic too.
Ask your doctor to view your before-and-after photo files of patients who had the same intervention. Ideally, see the photos of the results immediately after the operation and also a few months later to know what to expect during recovery.
Make sure that you and the surgeon speak the same language: “a slight facelift”, “an imperceptible scar” or “pulpy lips” are concepts that lend themselves to various interpretations. Find out in detail the doctor’s fees for the operation but also the anesthesia, eventual hospitalization or cost of the room where the process will take place, previous medical examinations and examinations, follow-up appointments, painkillers and even any massages or cosmetic preparation and treatments, recovery support. All in all, an operation of 2000 euros (doctor’s fees) can end up costing almost double.
Do not assume that the most expensive surgeon is the best because it is not necessarily so. If you can compare prices before you decide.