Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery

Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica


The Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP, in Portuguese) was founded in 1948, in São Paulo, with the aim of promoting and advancing plastic surgery studies in Brazil. At present, the SBCP is composed of approximately 5,200 plastic surgeons including board-certified, associate and aspiring members.

To become a member of the SBCP the candidate must be a physician with two years of surgical training and three years experience in plastic surgery at SBCP and/or MEC accredited facilities, and take and pass written and oral exams. The Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery’s head office is located in São Paulo and there are regional chapters in 16 capital cities around the country.

Their Boards are elected through votes by the members for a two-year term. Exclusive scientific meetings for members are held periodically. There are five Scientific Meetings and one Congress a year, where the associate member can update his or her scientific knowledge by participating in different activities such as conferences and live surgeries. During events, there are gatherings, festivities and special dinners.

We initiated a philanthropic project as part of our campaign goals. The project is a social one and aims at contributing to the community’s well being. To this end, we created SBCP’s Social Assistance Department under the direction of Dr. Pedro Martins – RS. A group of voluntary colleagues participate in this important project as a ‘Mutirão’, a solidary joint effort to perform reconstructive surgery on low income patients in the capital cities during official meetings. This initiative ennobles our human and social values in addition to celebrating SBCP as an entity that is concerned with giving back to the community.