Dr. Francisco de Melo is a certified senior consultant plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience demonstrated in both public and private practice. His areas of expertise include aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for the head, neck and breast surgery, body contouring, hand surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and chronic wound treatment. His recent experience has also encompassed the delivery of a wide range of CME accredited training courses in aesthetic medicine for medical professionals using the most advanced and up-to-date techniques.
Dr. Francisco de Melo completed his plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery residency in Hospital de S.José, Lisboa, in 1996. He also holds the degree of Business and Management of Health Systems from Universidade Católica de Lisboa.
He is licensed to practice as a plastic surgeon specialist/consultant by the Portuguese Medical Association (Ordem dos Medicos): Dubai Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Dubai Healthcare City and the General Medical Council (UK).
In his vast experience spanning more than two and a half decades, he has served in different domains. His teaching career started in 1984 and continues to date. In his private practice, he has offered his services in reputable cosmetic and plastic surgery centers across Portugal and UAE.
Due to this extensive knowledge and vast experience, he has been invited as a speaker at several international conferences and courses. He has delivered training services, including online audio-visual lectures and hands-on tutorials in a clinical setting in Dubai to introduce non-invasive aesthetic procedures to medical practitioners.
Dr. Francisco de Melo’s credentials also include leading physician training workshops in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for several independent scientific and industry-sponsored events. He is a consulting member of the Medical Advisory Board of Aqtis Medical (since 2012) and Sinclair Pharma (since 2014), directly involved in the global physician training programs, adverse events reports and management. From 2012 to 2016, he was a member of the faculty of IMA, Dubai (Institute of Medical Aesthetics). He is also a faculty member of Villa Fortuny (Dubai) Training Acadmey