Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr Marco Faria Correa, a Brazilian Singapore based Plastic Surgeon is the Medical Director of Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery. He is a world renowned International Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He performs not only Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Non- Surgical Aesthetics treatments but also Reconstructive and Microsurgery. Dr Marco graduated from the Rio Grande do Sul University in Brazil in 1978 and obtained his Plastic Surgery Specialisation certification in 1984. In 1989 he obtained his post-graduation specialisation in Microsurgery & Hand Surgery from Japan. From the period of 1989 to 1994, Dr Marco was the A/Prof of the Plastic Surgery & Microsurgery Department in the Catholic University Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil. 1n 1991, he started to develop his research project in adapting endoscopic methods to Plastic Surgery. In 1992, he started to deliver his first case in endoscopic abdominoplasty and breast lifting. He designed a set of instruments to adapt endoscopic methods to the subcutaneous tissue and got international patent. His first presentation in the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery and his first publication in the Brazilian Journal of plastic surgery affirmed him as the 1st and worldwide pioneer in endoscopic plastic surgery in body contour. Dr Marco became worldwide well known by his fellow colleagues. Dr Marco was invited to Singapore by the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgery (SAPS) with temporary medical license to share his work on Endoscopy Abdominoplasty through lecture, workshop and surgical demonstration in 1996. In 2000, Dr Marco was again specially invited by Singapore Association of Plastic Surgery (SAPS) to share on his advancement in Endoscopy Abdominoplasty as well as his special techniques in liposuction – Standing Body Liposculpture , again receiving a temporary medical license for performing workshop , surgical demonstration and lectures. With this special 2nd invitation, Dr Marco was already attracting many international clients to Singapore and coincidentally Singapore was opening its door for foreign talents under the “Hunting for Talents” programme. Dr Marco was invited to work in Singapore to help attract more international patients and make Singapore a Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery hub. Dr Marco embarked on this opportunity and started working in Singapore after obtaining his conditional Certificate of Medical Registration from the Singapore Medical Council in 2000. In April 2002, he obtained the Certificate of Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery and in March 2002, he obtained the Certificate of Specialist Accreditation from the Ministry of Health, Singapore. In 2005, Dr Marco obtained his full registration with the Singapore Medical Council and he started his own private practice in East Shore & Gleneagles Hospital Medical Centre within the Parkway Group Hospitals. In late 2013, Dr Marco moved his practice to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Specialist Centre with the vision of moving his practice into a new era of specialist healthcare with modern and state of the art facilities. As always a visionary in mind and always updating himself with the latest technology and surgical equipment & machines, Dr Marco took interest in the Robotic Surgical Systems in 2013. Since then, he has advanced himself in training and becoming a certified Robotic Surgeon in 2014. In 2015, under the watchful eyes of Singapore, Dr Marco performed his first robotic surgery case with the use of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System for the case of repairing rectus diastasis in the Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. After performing and delivering a handful of successful cases, his publication in the Springer: New Concepts on Abdominoplasty and Further Applications by Editors: Avelar, Juarez M. (Ed.), Dr Marco’s paper on Robotic Procedure for Plication of the Muscle Aponeurotic Abdominal Wall was published in 2016 and this certified that Dr Marco is the 1st Plastic Surgeon to perform the Robotic Procedure for Plication of the Muscles Aponeurotic Abdominal Wall / Abdominoplasty. Dr Marco has also been invited to numerous conferences in Plastic Surgery Congress and also in the International Congresses of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society to present on his latest achievement. With this achievement, Dr Marco has also won an award given by 6 different societies for his contribution of bringing plastic surgery into the next level.