In 1989, Dr. Rui Xavier graduated from the University of Porto Medical School as a medical doctor. He specialized in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and cervical and facial surgery at Santo António General Hospital in Porto, having received the title of Specialist in 1979. In 2004. he obtained a Degree as Consultant in ENT.
In 2004, he resigned his position in the National Health Service and started practicing medicine exclusively in the private sector.
The focus of Dr. Rui Xavier practice is facial plastic surgery and in particular plastic and funcional surgery of the nose.
He took several courses and participated in many medical conferences dedicated to this area of surgery. He performed several internships in rhinoplasty where he had the opportunity to learn in detail all the surgical techniques in rhinoplasty. In the Netherlands, he interned with Professor Nolst-Trenite, in Canada he did an internship with Dr. Peter Adamson, and in the United States he was an intern with Dr. Steve Perkins - all of them renowned surgeons.
Dr. Rui Xavier is a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
(EAFPS) and the Asian Facial Plastic Surgery Society (AFPSS). He is often invited to deliver lectures on rhinoplasty in medical conferences in Portugal and throughout Europe, the U.S.A. and Asia. He is the author of several articles on rhinoplasty published in international scientific journals. He wrote several chapters of scientific books published in Europe and the United States.
He is a reviewer of the magazines Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open e American Journal of Rhinology & Alergy.