Prof. Giulio Basoccu, Plastic Surgeon
The specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery
Professor Giulio Basoccu is one of the most renowned plastic surgeons in Italy and boasts over 30 years’ experience on the national and international stages.
In 1993, he graduated in the first class with honours and, six years later, completed his specialisation with full marks. His brilliant career in teaching started just months later and continued until 2003, a time in which he joined the Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” as a professor.
Thanks to his grit and tenacity, Professor Basoccu was nominated as Director of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction at the Italian Neurotrauma Institute in Grottaferrata in 1999. He works there to this day, sharing his passion for plastic surgery with his trainee consultants.
Lastly, but by no means most importantly, he is one of the leading members of the British General Medical Council.
The cosmetic surgery studio
Professor Giulio Basoccu is a dynamic man who loves a challenge. Among the most important of those challenges was the foundation of the Doctor Basoccu Clinic in the heart of Rome. The name of the clinic very quickly became synonymous with excellence, safety and quality with particular attention given to the patient. The goal is to become the gold standard bearer in Italian aesthetic surgery – a lofty one, certainly, but one which will be achieved with time. Indeed, today his is the Aesthetic Surgery Clinic par excellence, that to which junior doctors aspire and consultants admire.
The air you breathe throughout the clinic is filled with beauty, from the works of art (of which is he is a connoisseur) to the tasteful furniture – another of his great passions – to the staff who devote themselves to their patients from the first moment. One cannot help but see that this is one of the most beautiful locations in the whole of Italy.
Ever the enthusiast of literature, art and beauty – Professor Giulio Basoccu personifies the famed Chanel quote that says:
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to deserve the face you have at fifty.
With this philosophy in mind, Professor Basoccu and his team, comprised of highly-qualified young professionals, have performed more than 4,000 interventions and many patients who have seen their quality of life improved.
The VIP cosmetic surgeon
Professor Giulio Basoccu’s renown, accumulated over the years thanks to his experience in the medico-scientific field, has been backed up by his successful medical interventions on important patients from the political and cultural spheres. The plastic surgeon is a figurehead on the medical scene; he is often a guest on in-depth TV programmes and debates around scientific issues. He never misses the afternoon slots on Rai and Mediaset, he has been a consultant surgeon on the programme Plastic, broadcast on italia1, and was Natasha Stefanenko’s surgeon in the recent successful experiment, ’10 years younger in 10 days’. He has been the author and director of themed radio shows like ‘Beauty Pills’ on Radio Antenna 1 and currently appears on ‘Beauty on the Radio’, transmitted daily on Radio Globo.
In 2014, he wrote, produced and directed the TV programme ‘Giulio’s World’, a trip into the beauty research world in all its complexity, broadcast on channel 4 in Italy. The 2014 was also the year of his debut as a writer with the release of his book, ‘The Plastic Composer’: anecdotes, stories and oddities told from the surgeon’s perspective.
Prof. Giulio Basoccu for social issues
In 2017, Second Heart was founded and headed by Onlus which is dedicated to providing real help to women who have been victims of violence or accidents and who are financially unable to get reparative plastic surgery.
The same year saw the ‘Never Perfect’ show hosted at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome in Testaccio and funded by Second Heart. Among the works by artist Lucia Ferrara, a splendid self-portrait dedicated to the Professor stands out.
He collaborates with many scientific and medical culture magazines.
Giulio Basoccu is this and much more; it is difficult to sum him up. He is a winning mix of sympathy, joy, bravery and professionality. He is the man you hope to see when you go through the doors to his clinic, the only person able to convince patients with just his words. He is the Man of No (there are so many interventions that he has refused to perform) but he is also an extremely generous man and everyone who knows him knows that he has a big heart.
Giulio Basoccu has two other great loves, besides his work. His beautiful daughters, Giulia and Guia and sailing. He himself has said many times that the place he would most like to live is out at sea.