Neapolitan doctor Francesco Segreto, who revolutionizes plastic surgery internationally, has achieved the European Award in Medicine in the reconstructive surgery category

Dr. Francesco Segreto

Dr. Francesco Segreto was born in the Neapolitan town of Sant'Antimo, Italy. In 2011, he graduated in Medicine and Surgery specializing in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Bio-Medical Campus of the University of Rome, obtaining the highest qualification and received his doctorate Laude in Aging sciences and Tissue Regeneration. In 2018 he obtained the National Scientific Degree as Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Segreto has worked in the best international centers of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, doing internships in  various parts of the world: In Brazil, at the Ivo Pitanguy Institute in Rio de Janeiro and at the Das Clínicas Hospital in Sao Paulo; in Spain he worked at the University of Navarra, the International University of Catalonia and the Institute of Plastic Surgery and with the help of Dr. Piñal y Asociados; he worked  at  Kansai Medical University in Osaka as well as Tokyo Medical University in Japan; and in Italy, at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan.

In Boston, he completed his training at Harvard Medical School, where he obtained his title of Global Clinical Scholar with special mention for the work done. He currently, works as a researcher at the Research Center in Reconstructive Surgery of the Bio-Medical Campus of the University of Rome.

His main areas of clinical activity are Cosmetic Surgery (blepharoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, lifting, breast augmentation and reduction, breast, arm and thigh lifting, abdominoplasty, liposculpture); Regenerative Medicine (adipose stem cells, lipofilling, PRP and other platelet derivative); Advanced reconstructive surgery of the face and body after trauma or tumors; Reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery as well as difficult wounds; Treatment of alopecia and hair transplantation; Control of moles, differential diagnosis and surgical treatment of skin and subcutaneous neoformations; Laser therapies.

With more than 5,000 surgical operations under his belt, the doctor is the author of more than 50 scientific publications in the most prestigious plastic surgery journals in the world and a speaker at the most important international congresses.

Within cosmetic surgery and aesthetic and regenerative medicine, Dr. Segreto has been the creator of some innovative techniques and devices that have allowed to obtain better results, considerably reducing postoperative complications.

At just 28 years old, he signed a study on capsular contracture resulting from breast surgery such as breast reconstruction or augmentation. The doctor, together with his team from the Bio-Medical Campus of the University of Rome, had discovered a particular gland that caused the main contractions that prevented the reconstruction process. Thanks to his research, the doctor began to collaborate with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the most important plastic surgery journal in the world. 

In recent years, and always together with his team, the doctor has developed a physical-mathematical model capable of analyzing and demonstrating his discoveries: "We started with the operations on the arms which have the highest risk of complications in healing. The application of the physical-mathematical model that we developed has allowed us to demonstrate how the positioning of the surgical incision at a specific point is associated with a reduction in the tension in the wound, thus determining a lower incidence of hypertrophic scars", explains the doctor.

From these investigations, Franceso Segreto undertook the project "Innesti Stem" to heal these wounds and scars. A project that earned him the prize as the best researcher under 35 years of age of the sixth edition of "GiovedìScienza", an event that promotes the development and dissemination of scientific and technological culture.

The doctor also published the technique of liquid rhinoplasty based on grafts. This technique allows to reshape the nose using only hyaluronic acid, an advanced approach based on anatomical and surgical principles, which goes beyond the old and well-known concept of rhinofiller. The technique of liquid rhinoplasty reached the United States, the Congress of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, where it was considered an excellent technique for its safe and effective application to patients, minimizing the complications that can arise with a non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Currently, the technique of graft-based liquid rhinoplasty presented by Dr. Segreto is used worldwide and has been published in one of the most prestigious international plastic surgery journals in the world.

Dr. Segreto achievements allowed him to obtain the European Award in Medicine 2021 in the Reconstructive Surgery category. The award recognizes him as one of the most relevant doctors in this speciality. 

He received the award in a gala event at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in a perfect season for the attendees to visit the city. The hotel’s charm and elegance made it the perfect choice for the occasion. 

The European Awards in Medicine were created with the main purpose of enabling the award-winners to share a day with other professionals, promoting excellence and knowledge through teaching, research, and proactive networking. 

The organizing entity, Professional and Business Excellence Institute, has a long history organizing events where they reward professional excellence in the medical sector. Even though restrictions thwarted such events last year, this year they have returned greater than ever, with first class professionals, unforgettable performances, and a lot of surprises.

The winners of the European Awards in Medicine are always people whose professional careers are an example of overcoming challenges to gain success. They are those who, through effort, determination, and creativity have earned esteemed recognition. Dr. Segreto is a prime example of these qualities.



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