Velibor Kostic MD
Velibor Bora Kostić, M.D., completed his studies of medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade University and his specialization and professional affirmation continued in Brazil, capital of aesthetic surgery, football and divine beaches.
Dr. Kostić is a member of the Brazilian Association of Plastic Surgeons and the owner of three clinics for aesthetic surgery there. He is awarded by the prestigious recognitions - Prof. Ivo Pitangy and Nemer Chedid awards, named after renewed Brazilian surgeons whose work set the bar very high in the plastic surgery worldwide.
After completing his studies in Belgrade, as a very young doctor, Dr. Kostić commenced s specialization in 1998 at the National Institute for Cardio-vascular Diseases Dedinje, the most prestigious clinic of such kind in South East Europe. His interest in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and the inspiration to continue his education in Brazil, came along with his cooperation and friendship with Dr. Violeta Skorobać Ašanin.
At the end of 2000, he leaves for Rio de Janeiro where he started learning Portuguese, but also, as a great fan of basketball and at the same time certified basketball judge, gains many connections and friendships. He started his three-year specialization in 2001 at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Hospital Geral Bonsucesso, while at the same time he completed his residency at the Instituto Nacional de Cancer, Hospital Santa Casa.
In 2003 in Florianópolis he met Dr. João Francisco Valle Pereira (Dr. Xanico) who became his mentor and with whom he started very successful cooperation at the Clinic Valle Pereira. In 2007 in Sao Paulo he got the status of the Brazilian doctor, and the specialization in plastic and reconstructive surgery. The vivid city of Florianópolis was also the place where he met his wife, Giovana Angostini, anesthesiologist, with whom he has two children, and also successfully manages their three private practices in three cities of the Brazilian state.
In 2006 Dr. Kostic was awarded at the Brazilian Congress of Plastic Surgery for his work in rhinoplastic surgery. He is very active at expert gatherings in Brazil and worldwide, where he published a number of works in the area of liposuction, tummy tucks, and other aesthetic surgery procedures.
- Brazilian Association of Plastic Surgeons (SBCP)
- Serbian Association of Plastic Aesthetic Surgeons (SRBSAS)
- International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aestetic Surgeons (ICPSRA)
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- International Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
To live and to work in the magical country like Brazil, where the entire nature, music, carnival spirit and most of all people with their humbleness, willpower, hope, hospitality and the joy of living – is ever so motivating, arousing and by itself something special. The cult of the beauty of the body comes from long sandy beaches, rhythms of samba and bossanova, miniature bikinis, gorgeous women and topmost sports. All these images, impressions and experiences, brought to me the complete new perspective about what is well-balanced and beautiful.
The aesthetic criterion is different depending on the culture and the era. Nevertheless the only possible way to find the right balance between patient’s desires and expectations and what is “universally beautiful”, the search for “golden ratio” can be completed only by comprehending and merging the European art and Latin zeal.
In my life I am fully devoted to only two things: my family and aesthetic surgery. There I find my balance for happy and fulfilled life. My approach to each patient and each surgery is always with the same passion and enthusiasm as it was when I was at the beginning of my career, but only now I have on my side the knowledge and experience gained through the extensive and successful practice.
Once I safely get my patients through the surgical procedure and when they are satisfied with the results achieved, and gain back their self-confidence, only then I believe my role as a doctor is fulfilled.