Plastic Surgeon

Name: João Nunes da Costa


Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery


Full Name: João Luís Mavigné de Sousa Nunes da Costa


Birthplace: Figueira da Foz, Portugal





  • Degree in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (Final grade of 16 in 20)


  • Admitted to the Portuguese Medical Association with the register number 48972


  • Internship (Specialty Registar) in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery held at Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon
  • Tutor and Mentor: Mr. Julio Matias

     (Classification in Specialty Final Exam of 19.6 in 20)



During his training he apprenticed at the Queen Victoria Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital, England, where he had the opportunity to deepen the knowledge in:

  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery (including cleft lip and palate and congenital diseases of the hand)
  • Microsurgical breast reconstruction
  • Hand surgery


Current Activities:

Consultant of Plastic Surgery at Hospital Egas Moniz, Lisbon


Private Practice in Lisbon


Member of the Portuguese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery



Areas of special interest in private practice:

  • Breast surgery
  • Body contouring surgery (liposuction, abdominoplasty, etc.)
  • Aesthetic facial surgery

Areas of special interest in reconstructive surgery:

  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Facial palsy
  • Microsurgery (breast reconstruction, head and neck and lower limb)


Scientific Curriculum:

6 scientific articles in prestigious international journals of Plastic Surgery, all as main author

More than 40 communications

More than 30 posters, of which  11 as 1st author, including 2 awards

More than 30 courses

More than 30 conferences and scientific meetings

Participation in various training activities as trainer

Postgraduate Course in Clinical Research Methodologies - Nova Medical School - FCM - Lisbon Nova University 



06/2010 AOCMF Principles Course

AOCMF - Portugal, Ericeira


11/2010 Hand Surgery Course (Dissection on Cadaver) - 2nd Edition

São José Hospital and Nova Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Rating: Very Good


04/2011 Postgraduate Courses of the Portuguese Society of Plastic Surgery - Hand Surgery Module

Portuguese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Figueira da Foz (Portugal)


05/2011 Hand Surgery - Treatment of Rizarthrosis

Hospital da Luz - Lisbon


10/2011 Intralipotherapy Course

Dr. Cinara Turra, Lisbon


07/2011 Microsurgery Course

Egas Moniz Hospital - Plastic Surgery


02/2012 XI Surgery of the Hand Refresher Course - "Frontiers in Hand and Upper limb Reconstruction

Dr. Del Piñal, Santander (Spain)


04/2012 Mentor Resident's Day - Breast Surgery Course

Mentor, Ericeira (Portugal)


05/2012 Allergan Medical Aesthetics Academy – Aesthetic Breast Surgery

Expomédica, Lisbon (Portugal)


05/2012 Polytech Advance Course on Aesthetic Breast Augmentation

Polytech, Gent (Belgium)


10/2012 Postgraduate Courses of the Portuguese Society of Plastic Surgery - Trunk Module

Portuguese Society of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic and Reconstructive, Figueira da Foz (Portugal)


11/2012 The North East Plastic Surgery Flap Course

Durham North University Hospital, Newcastle (UK)


12/2012 AOCMF Craniomaxillofacial Principles Course in Fracture Management

AOCMF, Davos (Switzerland)


10/2013 Breast Reduction and Mastopexy Course

AECEP, Madrid (Spain)


10/2013 AOCMF Craniomaxillofacial Advanced Course - Maxillarymandibular Reconstruction: Microsurgery and Distraction Osteogenesis

AOCMF, Porto (Portugal)


09/2013 Theoretical-Practical Intensive Care Course in the Burned Patient

Portuguese Society of Burns, Carvoeiro (Portugal)


05/2015 Trauma indications and reconstructive surgery with Integra

Integra, Barcelona (Spain)


10/2015 Integrated courses at the American Congress ASPS "The Meeting 2015" (Boston)

▪ Microtia - Carving 3D Ear Framework - Hands-on Surgical Simulation

▪ Evidence-Based Medicine: Cleft Palate

▪ Evidence-Based Medicine: Cleft Nose Deformity

▪ The ABC's of Closing the Cleft Lip

▪ Management of Common Congenital Anomalies of the Hand

▪ Congenital Deformities of the Breast

▪ Orthognatic Aesthetic Surgery


10/2016 Postgraduate Course in Clinical Research Methodologies - Nova Medical School - FCM - Lisbon Nova University


Last update - 2016