Dr. Douglas Westphal Dr. Douglas Westphal holds a degree in medicine from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, one of the oldest medical schools in Brazil. Soon after graduating, he specialised in General Surgery at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), considered one of the most important hospitals in the country. Dr. Douglas Westphal continued his training with the Plastic Surgery department at the Hospital São Lucas da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (HSL-PUCRS), one of the most renowned hospitals in this field in Brazil. He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, with a diploma recognised by the Ministry of Education(MEC) and by the Medical Association of Brazil (AMB). Following in his father´s footsteps, Dr. Douglas Westphal interest in medicine began when he was a child. Early in his medical training, it was clear that he had an aptitude that matched his great interest in the disciplines of Human Anatomy and Surgery. Acting as a monitor in both areas, he helped instruct younger students, sharing his knowledge with them. While graduating, he worked with interns and helped in research related to Surgery. Dr. Douglas Westphal acquired advanced knowledge and techniques while training in Plastic Surgery in the United States, with Dr. Daniel C. Baker at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, in New York, and with Dr. Jack A. Friedland at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He keeps up to date with the latest developments, attending national and international Plastic Surgery congresses. His work is typified by attention to detail and the ethical, courteous and attentive treatment of his patients. With professionalism and respect, Dr. Douglas Westphal knows how to listen to his patients, to interpret their individual wishes and propose personalised treatments where the safety of the patient is always of the highest priority. Specialisations Member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Specialised in General Surgery at the Clinical Hospital of Porto Alegre (HCPA) Specialist in Plastic Surgery accredited by the Medical Association of Brazil (AMB) Fellowship in Scottsdale, USA, with Dr. Jack Friedland Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Graduated in Medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Specialised in Plastic Surgery at Sao Lucas Hospital of PUCRS (HSL-PUCRS) Specialist in Plastic Surgery accredited by the Ministry of Education (MEC) Fellowship in New York, USA, with Dr. Daniel Baker My Philosophy: Plastic Surgery is where art meets science. It is not solely concerned with beauty but with the well-being of patients, in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Each case is unique and so each treatment must be tailored to the individual. Each patient has their own particularities, desires and expectations. I believe that, in Plastic Surgery, the key to obtaining the best results is a customised treatment based on precise diagnosis. I believe in the importance of having a real sense of the aesthetic in order to propose the right techniques for different patients. My enthusiasm for detail enables me to make a precise analysis of each different case. What motivates me is the opportunity to improve the confidence of my patients, whether by aiding healing or by providing a look that is in balance with a patient's mind. Nothing is more gratifying. I am committed to achieving the best possible results through combining technical excellence with artistic ability and meticulous attention to detail. From the outset, we ensure that our patients are very well informed about the surgery they will be submitted to. Every aspect is detailed before any procedure takes place. Our highest priority is the safety of each patient. Every measure is taken to ensure a safe operation. After surgery, our team gives personalised support to aid the recuperation process. We are always available to respond to doubts and to provide regular attention until the recuperation process is complete. Furthermore, even after full recuperation, our patients are always welcome to come back at any time for a consultation or even just to say hello, after all, we usually form relationships for life. Our patients are part of our story.