Dr. Ricardo Herrera Ventura is a Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He made his specialization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with renowned plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy, considered the father of plastic surgery in the world and one of the most prominent figures of the 20th century.
At the age of 18 he joined the INTEC University, where he is known for his academic work, getting his medical degree with Cum Laude academic honor in 2005. In January of 2006 he is accepted into the General Surgery Service of Nursing 17 at the Santa Casa de la Misericordia Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In December 2007, after completing the post graduation in General Surgery, he applied for the prestigious Department of Plastic Surgery of Professor Ivo Pitanguy, where he was selected to be part of the resident staff. For three years he received training from the most renowned plastic surgeons in Rio de Janeiro, including the father of cosmetic surgery, Professor Ivo Pitanguy.
In February 2011, having successfully completed his specialization in plastic surgery at the Ivo Pitanguy Institute and participated in numerous courses and conferences, he returns to the Dominican Republic, where he becomes part of the medical staff of the Corazones Unidos Clinic in Santo Domingo and the Centro de Cirugía Plástica Avanzada of Cibao (CIPLACI) in San Francisco de Macoris.
The training of Dr. Ricardo Ventura is inclined to facial cosmetic surgery and body contouring. Within the facial surgeries: facelift, otoplasty, blepharoplasty, chin implant, andrhinoplasty. Body Contouring: breast augmentation, liposuction, buttock increase, increased calf, reductive mammoplasty, abdominoplasty, post bariatric plastic surgery. In reconstructive surgery: cleft lip, cleft palate, breast reconstruction, skin cancer, and burn sequelae.
Dr. Ricardo Ventura has participated in more than 800 surgeries, most of these focused on aesthetics, both facial and body contouring. For three years he was part of the staff of Professor Ivo Pitanguy residents, learning the techniques of the internationally renowned plastic surgeon, and also learning to implement basic safety standards, and above all ethics, and respect for patients.
From adolescence and for more than 16 years, he volunteered at the Mission Midway, where his interest in plastic surgery began. Today he is part of the staff of Plastic Surgeons of this important mission, which performs surgeries of: lip cleft palate, breast reconstruction, skin cancer and burn sequelae. He has also participated in numerous courses taught by highly regarded specialists in the U.S., Europe, and Brazil.
Dr. Ricardo Ventura attends international and national conferences, where he gets updated on the latest trends and techniques to provide his patients the best treatment available according to each case. He states that his mission is to provide a service in plastic surgery with international standards and preserving ethical, scientific, and safety principles.
Dr. Ricardo Ventura heads a team of anesthesiologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nutritionists, physicians, intensivists, psychiatrists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in plastic surgery.
Dr. Ricardo Ventura is active member of Sociedad Dominicana de Cirugía Plástica SODOCIPRE, Federación Iberolatinoamericana de Cirugía Plástica (FILACP), and also International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).