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

Unit Coordinator of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Hospital Lusíadas Amadora

Private Practice in Lisbon - Hospital Saint Louis and Hospital Lusíadas Amadora

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 




Attendance of more than twenty courses, including the following highlights:


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)


05/2012 Polytech Advance Course on Aesthetic Breast Augmentation

Polytech, Gent (Belgium)


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)


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