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Dr. Alexandre Charão

Dr. Alexandre Charão

Show Phone NumberR. das Laranjeiras, 154 - Loja B - Bairro Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22240004
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Breast Implants
Liposuction
Rhinoplasty
Tummy Tuck
Gynecomastia
Eyelid surgery
Breast Reduction
Facelift
Breast Lift
Otoplasty
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About Dr. Alexandre Charão

Dr. Alexandre Charão regularly performs breast implant, liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast reduction procedures, among others, at his full-service Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro clinic. He also specializes in facial cosmetic surgeries like fillers and peels and studied nose job procedures at the Paulista School of Medicine in São Paulo. He has over 20 years of medical training and experience in over 15 countries.

Accolades and Philanthropic Work

In 2006, he won a GLOBO Award for his philanthropic work with Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Alexandre Charão is a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery and regularly participates in industry conferences and events. In 2008, he served in the Brazilian Air Force as a military physician and was head of the Plastic Surgery Clinic of the Air Force Central Hospital in 2010.

Office in Rio de Janeiro

Opened in 2011, Dr. Alexandre Charão’s attention to detail comes to life at his Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro clinic. This facility handles pre / postoperative care and minor non-surgical procedures. At this location, he employs a staff of beauticians, physiotherapists, and nutritionists.

About One Day Clinic

Both Dr. Alexandre Charão‘s clinics, including his Laranjeiras office and partner surgical facility, One Day Clinic, are clean, modern, and well-appointed. He takes the safety, privacy, and well-being of his patients very seriously. His supporting staff is accommodating, friendly, and highly-trained. They will do whatever it takes to understand your concerns and make sure you are taken care of properly.

Team

You are in good hands with Dr. Alexandre Charão’s team of experienced professionals. The talented support staff working alongside Dr. Alexandre Charão enable him to create the best possible results. They all share a passion for delivering individual care and attention for each of his patients. This why Dr. Alexandre Charão’s methods are not only highly successful, safe, and flawless, but also extremely precise. His entire team is there for you throughout the whole process to make sure your results will last for years to come.

Dr. Esther Barrios, Surgical Assistant

Dr. Esther Barrios brings her extensive experience to Dr. Alexandre Charão’s procedures. She is dedicated, friendly, and committed to the quality of your results. When she’s not regularly performing surgery, Dr. Esther is a professor at the Ivo Pitanguy Institute. She teaches plastic surgery to doctors from all over the world. As a result of such professional development experiences and continual practice, she is always learning and mastering new skills. Dr. Esther also routinely performs thousands of surgical procedures at the Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to being an outstanding surgical professional, Dr. Esther gives each patient the time and attention they deserve.

Dr. Christiane Leal, Anesthesiologist

Dr. Cristiane Leal is a big reason why Dr. Alexandre Charão’s procedures have a high success rate. As a crucial member of Dr. Alexandre Charão’s support staff, she is always researching new methods of making sure patients are safe, comfortable, and taken care of while under anesthesia. Dr. Cristiane wants your operation to be as smooth and painless as possible. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Cristiane’s expertise guarantees a positive experience for each patient. She is friendly, kind, and considerate to each patient’s needs. From start to finish, Dr. Cristiane wants to make sure the patient receives the best care. She regularly checks in with patients during the pre and post-operative process and is always available to help.




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from 3 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Dr. Alexandre Charão

"I wanted to mold my abdomen"
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100%Reviewed 17 Feb 2016 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck
I wanted to get a lipo because I wanted to mold my abdomen and removing fat from the sides. With the help of Dr the suggested the most appropriate method to achieve the result I was looking for and the truth was very pleased. Dr. Alexandre is an excellent surgeon and very professional.

From the initial consultation to care clinic was perfect. The staff were very kind to me, concerned about offering the best care. 100% recommended. Many thanks to all the staff at the clinic for their service me I'm very satisfied with the security of return if to touch up any other body part.
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Dr. Alexandre Charão responded to this review:

Thank you Jorge for the nice review, we are really committed to do our best before, during and after the surgery.

Jorge Canada
"Made it easy for me"
90%Reviewed 04 Mar 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Facelift
Dr. Alex took such good care of me. I had problems with my Visa and he rescheduled several times and was still so patient and kind. He was Kind in Person, I always liked him. He was very professional and I believe he did a fantastic job with my Face lift.

Fantastic. It is a clean, friendly place with all that Dr. Alex needs to do his job. The location was close to Rio De Jenaro and that made it easy for me as that is where I stayed.
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Dr. Alexandre Charão responded to this review:

Thank you Susan for your sincere testimonial. Please send me pictures within 3 and 6 months so I can guide you and see the final results after your recovery time. Don´t hesitate to write if you have any questions. All the best!

Susan US
"He did a perfect job."
100%Reviewed 17 Feb 2016 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Birthmark Removal
I had a lipoma and a few birthmarks removed. Dr Charão was amazing. He made the incisions as little as possible to minimize the scars and was super attentive. I flew to Brazil to do the surgery and after I left the country he emailed me multiple times to check on the recovery and scaring process. It has been two months and the scars are barely visible. He did a perfect job.
The clinic he performed the surgery was very comfortable and in a great location. The staff was great. The nurses are very personable and caring.
Dr Charão and his staff make a great team.
If I ever need any more surgeries, I will definitely fly back to Rio to see Dr Charão.
Treated By: Alexandre
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Gabriela US
"Always self conscious about my earlobes"
100%Reviewed 01 Oct 2015 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation
Over most of my life I have had a lot of insecurities about the size of my earlobes. This insecurity started when I was in primary school at probably 9 years of age when my school classmates and I had been assigned to do a tally of the pupils in the class who had hanging ear lobes and who did not have hanging ear lobes - it was an educational introduction to genetics. One of the boys in my class who had been analysing my ear lobes remarked that I had big ear lobes and since then I was always self conscious. I hid the skin of my earlobes through my young adult life with earrings and my hair. At age 28 I knew I had the means to make changes to many aspects of my life and I did not want my insecurities regarding my ear lobes to be with me for the remainder of my life.

I am from the UK - due to spending some time in Rio I researched cosmetic surgeons in Rio de Janeiro and decided to focus on consultants accredited by the American Cosmetic Surgery association. I visited one such clinic but I did not feel at ease to do the surgery - a variety of reasons including no support staff, overpriced, unwelcoming facilities. I then decided that being accredited by this American association was unimportant. I come from a health professional background also and have experienced first hand of the bureaucracy and expense involved for heath professionals to have their qualifications recognised in another country. Therefore, given both of these experiences - being able to find a consultant only accredited by a Brazilian Medical Council was enough for me.

I came across Dr Alexandre Charão´s clinic by a google search and I was impressed by the professional presentation of the website and that it had the option to read information in Portuguese and English. I contacted the clinic via their website and received a response within 24 hours. I received responses to all of my inquires and arranged for an appointment. My first impressions were that the clinic is in a very good location, it was very clean, it had a very nice reception waiting area with very helpful, friendly reception staff. I also saw other client´s there which was a good sign on the clinic´s popularity.

I was happy to have minor ear lobe reduction surgery on sight at the clinic as this is a minor procedure using local anaesthetic. I felt very comfortable during the surgery itself and was well looked after. The surgery method was explained to me beforehand and I was happy to learn that I would receive stitches rather than glue to seal the cuts as this would provide a more certain result. My ears were covered with dressing with was as discrete as could be made possible. A lot of attention had been made to the cleanliness of my wounds. I had the dressing removed after a short time - 3 days or so and then I had my stitches removed 10 days after the surgery. The nurse took great care in removing my stitches and it was pain free. The results have been amazing and my only regret is I did not have an opportunity like this to have it done earlier in my life. I am so grateful for this surgery and the confidence it has restored in me and eliminating this insecurity I had been dragging around. There were many aspects that made my experience with this clinic a very positive one: Muito obrigada Dr. Alexandre e seu time (Many thanks to the whole team).
The ease to communicate in English - and patience from all the staff in my attempts to practice my Portuguese.
Professional website with details on post surgery care and services offered
Good location and professional, welcoming premises
Good number and quality of support staff; nurses and reception staff

Very nice gentle mannerism (patient `bedside manner`) - a quality not all medics possess - something that is very important in speaking to patients regarding their body insecurities - males and females alike.
Affordable
Treated By: Alexandre
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Sharon Brazil
"Very nice gentle mannerism"
100%Reviewed 01 Oct 2015 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Otoplasty
Over most of my life I have had a lot of insecurities about the size of my earlobes. This insecurity started when I was in primary school at probably 9 years of age when my school classmates and I had been assigned to do a tally of the pupils in the class who had hanging ear lobes and who did not have hanging ear lobes - it was an educational introduction to genetics. One of the boys in my class who had been analysing my ear lobes remarked that I had big ear lobes and since then I was always self conscious. I hid the skin of my earlobes through my young adult life with earrings and my hair. At age 28 I knew I had the means to make changes to many aspects of my life and I did not want my insecurities regarding my ear lobes to be with me for the remainder of my life.

I am from the UK - due to spending some time in Rio I researched cosmetic surgeons in Rio de Janeiro and decided to focus on consultants accredited by the American Cosmetic Surgery association. I visited one such clinic but I did not feel at ease to do the surgery - a variety of reasons including no support staff, overpriced, unwelcoming facilities. I then decided that being accredited by this American association was unimportant. I come from a health professional background also and have experienced first hand of the bureaucracy and expense involved for heath professionals to have their qualifications recognised in another country. Therefore, given both of these experiences - being able to find a consultant only accredited by a Brazilian Medical Council was enough for me.

I came across Dr Alexandre Charão´s clinic by a google search and I was impressed by the professional presentation of the website and that it had the option to read information in Portuguese and English. I contacted the clinic via their website and received a response within 24 hours. I received responses to all of my inquires and arranged for an appointment. My first impressions were that the clinic is in a very good location, it was very clean, it had a very nice reception waiting area with very helpful, friendly reception staff. I also saw other client´s there which was a good sign on the clinic´s popularity.

I was happy to have minor ear lobe reduction surgery on sight at the clinic as this is a minor procedure using local anaesthetic. I felt very comfortable during the surgery itself and was well looked after. The surgery method was explained to me beforehand and I was happy to learn that I would receive stitches rather than glue to seal the cuts as this would provide a more certain result. My ears were covered with dressing with was as discrete as could be made possible. A lot of attention had been made to the cleanliness of my wounds. I had the dressing removed after a short time - 3 days or so and then I had my stitches removed 10 days after the surgery. The nurse took great care in removing my stitches and it was pain free. The results have been amazing and my only regret is I did not have an opportunity like this to have it done earlier in my life. I am so grateful for this surgery and the confidence it has restored in me and eliminating this insecurity I had been dragging around. There were many aspects that made my experience with this clinic a very positive one: Muito obrigada Dr. Alexandre e seu tim.

The ease to communicate in English - and patience from all the staff in my attempts to practice my Portuguese.

Professional website with details on post surgery care and services offered

Good location and professional, welcoming premises

Good number and quality of support staff; nurses and reception staff

Very nice gentle mannerism (patient `bedside manner`) - a quality not all medics possess - something that is very important in speaking to patients regarding their body insecurities - males and females alike.

Affordable
There were many aspects that made my experience with this clinic a very positive one: Muito obrigada Dr. Alexandre e seu tim.

The ease to communicate in English - and patience from all the staff in my attempts to practice my Portuguese.

Professional website with details on post surgery care and services offered

Good location and professional, welcoming premises

Good number and quality of support staff; nurses and reception staff

Very nice gentle mannerism (patient `bedside manner`) - a quality not all medics possess - something that is very important in speaking to patients regarding their body insecurities - males and females alike.

Affordable
Treated By: Alexandre
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Dr. Alexandre Charão responded to this review:

Thank for sharing your experience. It is hard to recognize our fears. Plastic Surgery has answers to most of them, luckily.

Brazil
"The results have been amazing"
100%Reviewed 27 Sep 2015 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Plastic Surgeon Consultation
Over most of my life I have had a lot of insecurities about the size of my earlobes. This insecurity started when I was in primary school at probably 9 years of age when my school classmates and I had been assigned to do a tally of the pupils in the class of those who had hanging ear lobes and who did not have hanging ear lobes - it was an educational introduction to genetics. One of the boys in my class who had been analysing my ear lobes remarked that I had big ear lobes and since then I was always self conscious. I hid the skin of my earlobes through my young adult life with earrings and my hair. At age 28 I knew I had the means to make changes to many aspects of my life and I did not want my insecurities regarding my ear lobes to be with me for the remainder of my life.

I researched cosmetic surgeons in Rio de Janeiro and decided to focus on consultants accredited by the American Cosmetic Surgery association. I visited one such clinic but I did not feel at ease to do the surgery - a variety of reasons including no support staff, overpriced, unwelcoming facilities. I then decided that being accredited by this American association was unimportant. I come from a health professional background also and have experienced first hand of the bureaucracy and expense involved for heath professionals to have their qualifications recognised in another country. Therefore, given both of these experiences - being able to find a consultant only accredited by a Brazilian Medical Council was enough for me.

I came across Dr Alexandre Charão´s clinic by a google search and I was impressed by the professional presentation of the website and that it had the option to read information in Portuguese and English. I contacted the clinic via their website and received a response within 24 hours. I received responses to all of my inquires and arranged for an appointment. My first impressions were that the clinic is in a very good location, it was very clean, it had a very nice reception waiting area with very helpful, friendly reception staff. I also saw other client´s there which was a good sign on the clinic´s popularity.

I was happy to have minor ear lobe reduction surgery on sight at the clinic as this is a minor procedure using local anaesthetic. I felt very comfortable during the surgery itself and was well looked after. The surgery method was explained to me beforehand and I was happy to learn that I would receive stitches rather than glue to seal the cuts as this would provide a more certain result. My ears were covered with dressing with was as discrete as could be made possible. A lot of attention had been made to the cleanliness of my wounds. I had the dressing removed after a short time - 3 days or so and then I had my stitches removed 10 days after the surgery. The nurse took great care in removing my stitches and it was pain free. The results have been amazing and my only regret is I did not have an opportunity like this to have it done earlier in my life. I am so grateful for this surgery and the confidence it has restored in me and eliminating this insecurity I had been dragging around. There were many aspects that made my experience with this clinic a very positive one: Muito obrigada Dr. Alexandre e seu time (Thankyou to the whole clinic team).

The ease to communicate in English - and patience from all the staff in my attempts to practice my Portuguese.

Professional website with details on post surgery care and services offered

Good location and professional, welcoming premises

Good number and quality of support staff; nurses and reception staff

Very nice gentle mannerism (patient `bedside manner`) - a quality not all medics possess - something that is very important in speaking to patients regarding their body insecurities - males and females alike.

Affordable
There were many aspects that made my experience with this clinic a very positive one: Muito obrigada Dr. Alexandre e seu time (Thankyou to the whole clinic team).

The ease to communicate in English - and patience from all the staff in my attempts to practice my Portuguese.
Treated By: Alexandre
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Sharon Brazil
"Minimal scarring and good healing"
100%Reviewed 18 Sep 2015 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction
I came from the US to get a tummy tuck and liposuction procedure from Alexandre. Leading up to the surgery, he was very upfront, direct, and communicative about how everything would go so I could plan accordingly.
During my consultation in Brazil, Alexandre did not try to sell me on more than I needed and allowed me to form my own decisions around what I wanted done. While English is not his first language, I found him easy to communicate with, professional, and comfortable.
Alexandre is very attentive in his post operational care. He makes himself available to receive a fast recovery, and is very responsive to messages.
The surgery results are better than expected, with minimal scarring and good healing.

The experience at the One Day Clinic was better than expected. I received a private room for recovery, and was taken very good care of by the doctors and nurses. Everyone was warm, friendly, and accommodating.
Treated By: Alexandre Total Amount Paid US$4,800
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Accreditations

  • SBCP - Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazil) 

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Plastic Surgery

 
Arm Lift
An arm lift (brachial dermolipectomy) procedure removes excess skin, usually caused by weight loss, from the arm region to provide patients with a firmer, leaner upper body. Sagging in the arms can be caused by a number of factors, including the natural aging process and excessive weight loss. Over time, particularly with weight gain, the skin stretches to account for additional fat and tissue mass. Since skin covering the arms is very thin, it does not retract after weight loss. In some cases, where loose skin is not an issue, patients can choose to only remove fat with a liposuction procedure.
 
Breast Implants
To eliminate the possibility of any complications, Dr. Alexandre Charão only uses breast implants filled with a high cohesion silicone gel. Since these are not linked to health concerns and problems like breast cancer or arthritis and do not affect routine exams such as radiology, he can guarantee a low-risk procedure. Also, breastfeeding is not impacted by high cohesion silicone breast implants. Dr. Alexandre Charão advises his patients to avoid liquid silicone breast implants. The brands he uses were evaluated by ANVISA, INMETRO, the FDA (US), and the European Safety Commission. 
 
Breast Lift

Breast lift procedures are performed to correct the natural aging process or restore volume after weight loss or pregnancy. While returning your bust line to a youthful state, this surgery dramatically improves breast size and firmness. Dr. Alexandre Charão’s breast lift techniques create a firm, perky, long-lasting bust line. In some cases, he even advises patients use silicone implants. If a patient has sufficient tissue, a silicone implant can be used during this procedure.  They are preferred by patients who wish to not only raise their breasts but also increase size and volume. New developments with silicone implants create a permanent solution.

 
Breast Reconstruction
Breast reconstruction plastic surgery is usually recommended to patients who have cancer and want to retain a natural, feminine look after any cancer-related operation. After your cancer treatment is complete, Dr. Alexandre Charão can offer various options to rebuild the breasts. Any patient who has discussed breast reconstruction surgery with their oncologist and is cleared to receive it is ready to take this next step. Both the oncologist and Dr. Alexandre Charão will take into consideration the size of the tumor removed, any need for additional extractions, and overall health. Breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after the tumor is removed, which is referred to as immediate reconstruction. As mentioned, some patients decide to wait months or years (late reconstruction) to ensure the cancer is completely gone. The appropriate time will be decided by both the patient and oncologist.
 
Breast Reduction

Breast reduction plastic surgery corrects imperfections caused by a decrease in gland tissue and an increase in fat in the breasts. The goal of any breast reduction procedure is to reduce the volume of the breasts and correct issues like asymmetry and sagging. There are various techniques and methods which will be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Alexandre Charão. If a patient does not want to reduce the size, it is possible to only focus on other issues like sagging. A breast reduction surgery is commonly used to treat the following concerns:


  • Excessively large breasts which cause chronic back pain
  • Heavy breasts that cause loose skin
  • As a complementary procedure used to treat diseases

 
Butt Implants

Gluteoplasty (butt implant) procedures have significantly improved over the years and can deliver natural looking results. High-quality silicone, inserted under the gluteal muscle, is commonly used to increase a patient’s backside. Ranging from 300-500 ml, silicone butt implants can create either high or low butt projections. Oval shaped implants, designed especially for this procedure, are placed near the lower-middle section of the gluteal muscle and conform to the silhouettes of most patients. This type of contouring will blend in with your natural curves and not look artificial. Silicone butt implants are recommended to patients who are naturally thin and don’t have excess fat to transfer.


Liposculpture


Fat grafting is an excellent alternative to silicone butt implants. This procedure is called liposculpture because it involves liposuction. With liposculpture, 40% of the injected fat will get absorbed in the body. To create the desired butt size, Dr. Alexandre Charão accounts for this and overcompensates accordingly. The advantage of liposculpture is that there is a lot more flexibility with results. It is also possible to increase the hip size and fill in small skin depressions caused by cellulite. Fat grafting can also be performed in conjunction with inserting silicone butt implants.

 
Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation procedure performed to increase a patient’s backside with either silicone implants or transferring fat. It is ideal for patients who have excess skin from weight loss or simply want to enhance their curves. 


There are two standard methods for performing a Brazilian butt lift procedure. One involves transferring fat from one area of a patient’s body to their butt. The other is to use silicone implants for additional contouring. This option is recommended to patients who are naturally thin and do not have any fat to transfer. The main advantage for transferring fat is that the incision lines are very small. Either method creates a long-lasting, striking silhouette.

 
Calf Implants
There are usually two reasons why patients seek calf implant plastic surgery. They either are self-conscious about the appearance of their legs and want to increase volume in their calves or seek to correct a problem caused by a neurological or muscular disease. Some patients may also experience asymmetry with their legs and want to create an even, natural look. In these cases, only one silicone implant is necessary. The silicone gel used for calf implants is similar to the material found in breast implants. However, calf silicone implants are smaller, smoother, and firmer. Dr. Alexandre Charão will discuss various options during your initial consultation.
 
Eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a simple procedure which dramatically improves a patient’s eyesight and appearance. To eliminate sagging upper eyelids, swollen lower eyelids, dark circles, and other obstructive areas, it corrects and removes excess skin and fat pockets around the eye. Over time, the skin surrounding your eyes will loosen and form fat pockets. This part of the natural aging process often makes people look sad and tired. Dr. Alexandre Charão’s eyelid procedures rejuvenate and restore the eyelid area. For baggy, puffy eyes, natural fat is removed and repositioned to pockets formed around the eye. Crevices are permanently filled to create a smooth, youthful appearance.
 
Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a simple procedure which dramatically improves a patient’s eyesight and appearance. To eliminate sagging upper eyelids, swollen lower eyelids, dark circles, and other obstructive areas, it corrects and removes excess skin and fat pockets around the eye. Over time, the skin surrounding your eyes will loosen and form fat pockets. This part of the natural aging process often makes people look sad and tired. Dr. Alexandre Charão’s eyelid procedures rejuvenate and restore the eyelid area. For baggy, puffy eyes, natural fat is removed and repositioned to pockets formed around the eye. Crevices are permanently filled to create a smooth, youthful appearance.
 
Facelift
Facelifts, also known as a rhytidectomy, are performed to combat sagging, wrinkles, and furrows commonly caused by excess fat and tissues. The procedure creates a youthful appearance and shaves years off your face. Restoring your face might be all that is needed to feel young again. Prolonged sun exposure speeds up the aging process, which often leads to loose skin and wrinkles. Excess fat and liquid may also accumulate in unwanted areas. These factors create imperfections like a double chin, dark circles, and a faint mustache. Additionally, the neck region is prone to sagging and loss of definition in the cervicofacial area. Facelifts correct such flaws, allowing patients to look young again. Today’s treatment options can be customizable for each patient. There is no standard approach. Dr. Alexandre Charão will work with your requests.
 
Endoscopic Facelift
Facelifts, also known as a rhytidectomy, are performed to combat sagging, wrinkles, and furrows commonly caused by excess fat and tissues. The procedure creates a youthful appearance and shaves years off your face. Restoring your face might be all that is needed to feel young again. Prolonged sun exposure speeds up the aging process, which often leads to loose skin and wrinkles. Excess fat and liquid may also accumulate in unwanted areas. These factors create imperfections like a double chin, dark circles, and a faint mustache. Additionally, the neck region is prone to sagging and loss of definition in the cervicofacial area. Facelifts correct such flaws, allowing patients to look young again. Today’s treatment options can be customizable for each patient. There is no standard approach. Dr. Alexandre Charão will work with your requests.
 
Mini Facelift
Facelifts, also known as a rhytidectomy, are performed to combat sagging, wrinkles, and furrows commonly caused by excess fat and tissues. The procedure creates a youthful appearance and shaves years off your face. Restoring your face might be all that is needed to feel young again. Prolonged sun exposure speeds up the aging process, which often leads to loose skin and wrinkles. Excess fat and liquid may also accumulate in unwanted areas. These factors create imperfections like a double chin, dark circles, and a faint mustache. Additionally, the neck region is prone to sagging and loss of definition in the cervicofacial area. Facelifts correct such flaws, allowing patients to look young again. Today’s treatment options can be customizable for each patient. There is no standard approach. Dr. Alexandre Charão will work with your requests.
 
Gynecomastia

Male breast reduction plastic surgery is a standard procedure which removes excess skin and fat from a man’s chest caused by gynecomastia. This medical condition is more common than most men think and can be related to an estrogen imbalance or unnatural fat deposits. Many men do not understand that gynecomastia is a medical condition. They spend years dieting and exercising to reduce their chest size. These men are usually unaware that their enlarged chest is caused by a hormone imbalance, puberty, weight changes, or the use of steroids. Often, patients will wear clothes to hide their breasts as they are frustrated and ashamed of their appearance. Male breast reduction plastic surgery is a simple solution which removes excess breast tissue and fat.


In most cases, two complementary procedures are performed to fix gynecomastia. First, liposuction, followed by controlled fat injections, is performed to increase muscle mass and create a more defined chest. Then, a semilunar incision, bordering the areola, is cut to avoid unnecessary scarring. This allows for Dr. Alexandre Charão to sculpt an entirely new chest. If there is an excessive amount of skin, fat, and glands to be removed, the incision is expanded as needed. Many patients wish they had received this procedure sooner. The best approach for you will be discussed during your initial consultation.

 
Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is performed to correct overly large vaginal lips which may be visible in tight clothing and/or affect a patient’s sex life. The surgery consists of reducing the size of the vaginal lips by removing excess skin. Sometimes, a fuller look to the surrounding region is desired and fat is injected from other parts of the body. Generally, labiaplasty is a quick procedure that can be performed in one day. The resulting scar line is very discreet and disappears over time. It is also worth mentioning that labiaplasty only addresses the outside of a vagina. Any internal reconstruction must be done by a gynaecologist.
 
Liposuction

Liposuction is for both men and women who wish to treat lipodystrophy (abnormal accumulation of fat in localized areas). It is only recommended for people who can not lose this extra fat on their own. Liposuction should not be used for rapid weight loss purposes. The procedure is good for stubborn problem areas like love handles and a bulging waistline. After receiving liposuction, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.


After weight loss, you may need liposuction to sculpt and contour your body to achieve desired results. Even though liposuction kills and removes fat cells, patients should lose as much weight on their own before seeking surgery. This routine procedure is common for people who need additional help to fully realize their dream body. Dr. Alexandre Charão frequently performs liposuction on patients. It is a very low-risk procedure that delivers fast results.

 
Otoplasty

Otoplasty is the technical name of the plastic surgery procedure done to correct overly prominent earlobes and other issues like asymmetry. An otoplasty targets three issues with the ears:


  • Wide outward projections
  • Adding internal curves
  • Exaggerated size and shape

The procedure is for anyone over six years old who seeks a more natural appearance for their ears. Most patients see imperfections fully corrected from Otoplasty. In some cases, additional minor surgery may be required. Since most of the procedure is performed in the posterior region of the ear, any scar lines are completely hidden from sight. The results will blend in with your face, giving the appearance that you were born with your new ears.

 
Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery

After receiving a bariatric (weight loss) procedure, additional plastic surgery, including a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, may be necessary to correct excess skin and leftover fat. A post bariatric procedure provides the finishing touches necessary to deliver natural-looking, slimming results. After bariatric surgery, it is normal to have excess skin from the amount fat removed from your body. Since this skin stretched over time to accommodate extra fat, it typically becomes loose and flabby after a bariatric procedure. Usually, the affected areas include the abdomen, breasts, arms, and thighs. A post-bariatric procedure can help remove and tighten this loose skin to conform to your new, smaller silhouette. There are generally four major surgeries performed during a post-bariatric procedure:


  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Breast augmentation (silicone breast implant procedure)
  • Arm lift
  • Thigh lift

*Depending on a patient’s goals, sometimes butt implants are also inserted.

Typically, two surgeries can be performed on the same day. It is common to have the breasts and abdomen corrected at the same time. The other areas are then treated. To enhance results, Dr. Alexandre Charão usually finishes any post-bariatric procedure with a liposuction.

 
Rhinoplasty
A nose job procedure, commonly known as rhinoplasty, improves aesthetic and functional imperfections with a patient’s nose. The operation can dramatically enhance a patient’s facial profile and fix many breathing issues. Dr. Alexandre Charão calculates natural ratios of the nose and face to determine the extent of work a patient can receive. To preserve crucial anatomical elements and deliver an authentic appearance, he evaluates each patient’s needs on a case by case basis. Understanding limitations are essential for maintaining regular body functions, including breathing. Scars are virtually unnoticeable. Tiny, hidden incisions are made inside the nose. Sometimes two small scars are created when the nostrils are reconstructed. These will disappear over time. Occasionally there is scarring underneath the nose, which is hardly visible. To name a few possibilities, this procedure can straighten, reshape the tip, and change the size and angle of a patient’s nose. Whatever you decide, the results will be natural and long-lasting.
 
Thigh Lift

A thigh lift procedure (dermolipectomy) removes excess skin, usually caused by weight loss, from the inner leg region to provide a more slimming, natural contour. To reduce the size of the scar, Dr. Alexandre Charão uses laser liposuction (SlimLipo) to treat the legs. This method quickly reduces cellulite while firming the skin. Full results from a thigh lift are usually seen after 6 months. This allows for tissues to adjust and conform to your new legs.


 
Tummy Tuck

Whether you have recently lost a lot of weight or gave birth, you will more than likely have loose skin around the abdomen. While dieting and exercise can always improve your image, you will probably need additional help to get the look you desire. By removing excess loose skin and fat, and strengthing abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck procedure creates a flat stomach. The incision line is made along the waist and is easy to hide below most undergarments and bathing suits. Due to the amount of skin removed, the belly button is repositioned. After you recover, you will have a completely new body.


 
Lipoabdominoplasty
A lipoabdominoplasty operation is a low-risk procedure that combines liposuction with a tummy tuck. Layers of fat underneath the skin are first reduced before the tummy tuck procedure is performed. This technique was developed to help patients who still have a thick torso after receiving a tummy tuck and is for those who have issues with weight loss – especially patients who have tried diet and exercise. The procedure produces very slimming results (compared to just a tummy tuck operation). Before performing the tummy tuck, Dr. Alexandre Charão uses different methods of liposuction, including Vibro Lipo and Laser Liposuction (SlimLipo). Your solution will depend on your unique needs and goals.

Medical Aesthetics

 
Radiesse™ / Radiance™ Filler
With highly popular treatments like Hyaluronic Acid and Calcium Hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), signs of aging are significantly reduced. By adding volume to specific facial regions to eliminate existing wrinkles, dark circles, and contouring, these simple treatments only target the skin and not the muscle. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found in the human body, which means there is a very low risk of body rejection. Depending on your skin and area of focus, the effects of Hyaluronic Acid can last for 9-18 months. Calcium Hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) delivers results which can last for up to 1.5 years. This treatment stimulates the production of collagen in the skin to eliminate wrinkles.
 
SlimLipo™

The SlimLipo device gently melts fat away. Due to its revolutionary capabilities, this method has increased in popularity. As the device liquefies and melts fat, it evenly firms loose skin. The procedure is quick and painless and produces smooth results. Approved by the FDA, SlimLipo is available in Brazil and has revolutionized liposuction procedures in Rio de Janeiro. Since Dr. Alexandre Charão regularly performs liposuction, receiving laser liposuction under his care is very safe. He has a proven high success rate among patients and works hard to understand each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.


Since the SlimLipo device uses a very small cannula, as opposed to traditional liposuction, incisions are minimally invasive and hardly noticeable. The SlimLipo procedure uses a thin quartz fiber optic rod to send lasers through a tube, which is inserted into the body through 2-5 mm incisions. These lasers transfer light and heat to target unwanted fat. The heat gently kills, melts, and removes fat cells. Liquefied fat is then sucked out through the cannula. Additionally, SlimLipo activates collagen tissues to stimulate growth and firm loose skin from within. There is minimal bruising, swelling, and pain caused by this procedure. Since the incisions are so small, bleeding is nearly nonexistent.


This procedure is best for:


  • Abdomen and limbs
  • Hip and thighs­
  • Knees, back, buttocks, face, neck, and back

Beauty Salon Treatments

 
Ultherapy
Ultherapy, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a non-invasive laser procedure that stimulates the production of collagen and improves a patient’s skin firmness. Just one Ultherapy session eliminates most signs of aging, sun exposure, and stress. By targeting the Superficial Aponeurotic Muscle System (SMAS), the treatment produces a lifting effect to enhance skin firmness and resilience. Additionally, the Ulthera device used during Ultherapy incorporates refined micro-focused ultrasound technology to activate collagen production. To achieve this, the Ultherapy laser targets various facial tissue levels, including the deep dermis and epidermis. Ultherapy is commonly requested by patients who do not want surgery. However, the treatment can be used to complement other plastic surgery procedures like a facelift.

Facials and Makeup

 
Chemical Peel
For patients who want to look younger without undergoing surgery, there are many non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures offered by Dr. Alexandre Charão. A chemical peel treatment may be all you need. This method is a classic way to turn back time. Even with newer, more technologically-advanced procedures, a chemical peel remains an excellent choice for patients who seek a painless treatment with a quick recovery time. To improve the effects of a chemical peel, the pharmaceutical industry is always developing new compounds and methods. For maximum comfort, Dr. Alexandre Charão makes sure to offer the latest solutions to his patients.

Payment Information

To confirm your procedure, please send Dr. Alexandre Charão a copy of your confirmed travel arrangements to . Aside from your initial Skype consultation and hospital reservation, no payments are required before your arrival in Brazil. Dr. Alexandre Charão will discuss payment arrangements during your consultation in Rio de Janeiro. For more information, consult: 
Discounts - Yes, if receiving multiple proceduresPayment plans - Up to 8 installments for payments made with Visa and MastercardFree initial consultationChequesCredit cards - Visa, Mastercard, Paypal -

Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

Public Health Insurance

Dental Plans Accepted

Dr Alexandre Charão

Job Title:
  Principal Surgeon
Languages:
  English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Dr Esther Barrios

Job Title:
  Surgeon
Specialisations:
  Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery

Dr Christiane Leal

Specialisations:
  Anaesthesiology
Show Phone NumberR. das Laranjeiras, 154 - Loja B - Bairro Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22240004