Ivo Pitanguy

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Ivo Hélcio Jardim de Campos Pitanguy (July 5, 1926 – August 6, 2016) was a Brazilian plastic surgeon. He was born in Belo Horizonte.

In 1953, he began working at a Brazilian hospital. On December 17, 1961, a burning circus tent fell on 2,500 spectators in the Brazilian city of Niterói. Pitanguy treated burn victims for weeks on an emergency basis. He later referred to the event as life changing, as it taught him that for many, physical appearance was critical to living.

Pitanguy died of a heart attack at his home in Rio de Janeiro on 6 August 2016, aged 90.[1]

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