Meet A Renowned Plastic Surgery Maverick Singapore-based Dr Marco Faria Correa

Published - 01 March 2023, Wednesday
  • Dr Marco Faria Correa

Dr Marco is the Medical Director of Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery in Singapore and Brazil. Although based in Singapore, his practice is still maintained in Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Since the 1990s, Dr Marco Faria Correa has been determinedly creating his own distinguished waves in both the progression and popularisation of Plastic Surgery. His outstanding professional expertise and slew of noteworthy achievements gleaned over 30+ years, have carried him far out from starting shores to reach a reputed hallmark of success in the field. 

A zealous enthusiast for embracing the winds of change combined with accomplishing best practices in the business, makes Dr Marco a forerunner with new-age skills and development. Dr Marco’s rampant international recognition, remarkable medical reputation, and perpetual popularity with a vast line-up of Plastic Surgery treatments under his belt – has deservedly transformed his status to that of a world-renowned Plastic Surgery maverick.

Dr Marco made his mark as a successful trendsetter in Endoscopic Plastic Surgery with his noteworthy work in Abdominoplasty, as well as Breast Reduction and Lifting. His pioneering work, especially in Endoscopy Abdominoplasty launched him as a sensational figure worldwide – benefitting Dr Marco with a tremendous scope of exposure and many prominent awards in the medical field.

This opened numerous invitations to esteemed conferences and workshops all around the world, which built his scientific reputation and created awareness within the general media. Dr Marco’s presence became internationally known and he has since built a vast global clientele.

Beyond being an illustrious and international board-certified Plastic Surgeon – Dr Marco additionally holds numerous memberships from various international societies of plastic surgery such as ISAPS, IPRAS, ASPS, OSAPS, SAPS (Singapore Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Society), SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery) and SBMR (Brazilian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery). He is moreover a member of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society, and a member of RAMSES (The Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society).

Led by an ambitious career journey, Dr Marco has embraced many multi-faceted roles in his profession – standouts include being a pioneer, trendsetter, life-learner, educator, presenter, and mentor. His professional commitment and constant pursuance of achieving desired goals with the best possible outcomes in sight, has well-rewarded his climb to become a cutting-edge Plastic Surgeon.

Walt Disney once said, “All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Given where Dr Marco stands today – he is an archetypal example of converting this ideal into a personal reality. 

Dr Marco graduated in 1978 from Rio Grande do Sul University in Brazil, post which he acquired his Plastic Surgery Specialisation certification in 1984. By 1989 he obtained his post-graduation specialisation in Microsurgery & Hand Surgery from Japan. Having capped in credentials for his professional foundation, Dr Marco did not hesitate to begin putting his growing knowledge, passion, and skills to the test. 

Between 1989 to 1994, Dr Marco was the A/Prof. of the Plastic Surgery & Microsurgery Department in the Catholic University Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His ground-breaking research and developmental efforts over the period of these first five years contributed massive paybacks in catapulting Dr Marco onto a global platform.

In 1991, Dr Marco kickstarted his research project in acclimatising endoscopic methods to Plastic Surgery. He delivered his first case in Endoscopic Abdominoplasty and Breast Lifting in 1992. Having specially designed a set of innovative instruments for adapting endoscopic methods to change-up the procedure – earned him an international patent and the opportunity to present his work to the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Marco went on to publish his work in Endoscopic Plastic Surgery and Body Contouring in the Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 

His skills are not only limited to endoscopic surgery – Brow Lift, Breast Lift & Abdominoplasty. He is equally famed for his facial rejuvenation procedures such as Face Lift, Neck Lift, Rhinoplasty, and Chin Augmentation – especially the 3-Dimensional Face Lift.

For body contouring surgery, Dr Marco is also well recognised for his Breast Reduction & Lifting Mastopexy, Breast Enhancement using implants & fat grafting, Body Liposuction, Standing Liposculpture, Abdominoplasty and the famous Brazilian Butt Lift – are often requested by his loyal clientele.

In 2013, Dr Marco’s interest in Robotic Surgery motivated gradual advancement towards becoming a certified Robotic Surgeon. By 2015, Dr Marco performed his first official case of Robotic Abdominoplasty (Robotic Tummy Tuck) in Singapore.

The case was officially published in the Springer: New Concepts on Abdominoplasty & Further Applications – which highlights Dr Marco’s paper on ‘Robotic Procedure for Plication of the Muscle Aponeurotic Abdominal Wall’ in 2016. With this achievement, Dr Marco also received an award by 6 different societies for bringing endoscopy plastic surgery to the next level in robotic surgery.

Possessing over 30 years of experience, Dr Marco performs not only Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Aesthetics treatments, but also Reconstructive and Microsurgery. His line-up of surgeries showcases a range of facial rejuvenation, breasts, and body contouring procedures – along with extreme makeover cases that run like a marathon. Besides these plastic & cosmetic cases, he also performs Mummy Makeover and Men’s Plastic Surgery. ​​​​​​​

Dr Marco’s dedication, passion and meticulous standard for his work are well recognised by his fellow colleagues and his clients.

For more information about procedures mentioned in this article, visit or call Dr Marco Faria Correa, Internationally Trained Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience on +65 6464 8075, WhatsApp +65 9176 1813, or email [email protected] ​​​​​​​

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