Dr. Juan Carlos León

I am a surgeon, graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá in January 1993. Later, that same year, I started my studies of Hand Anatomy and Surgery in Paris (France), until 1995.

For 4 years, up to 1999, I continued my specialization in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive  Surgery at the Integrated Plastic Surgery Service of San José Hospital, the Central Military Hospital, and Lorencita Villegas de Santos Children’s Hospital. In 2000, I joined the Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery and was appointed a Full Member.

Specialist in facial and body cosmetic surgery

Since 1998, as a Volunteer Plastic Surgeon, I have been part of the team of Fundación Operación Sonrisa Colombia, a non-profit organization devoted to caring for patients with Cleft Lip and Palate problems, in a situation of limited resources.

My Passion

“I really think ‘la Fundación’ chose me. When I was a medical student, the first Operación Sonrisa mission in Colombia arrived at the Duitama Hospital, and that fortunate event allowed me to witness a lip surgery. Right then I promised myself that I would do whatever it took to learn the trade and become a plastic surgeon.”

Other studies

I studied Facial and Body Aesthetic Surgery at the Clinique Elysée Marignaud in Praris, 2001, under the mentorship of Dr. Gerard FLAGEUL, a full member of the Societé Française de Chirurgie Plastique, Reconstructice et Esthétique. Likewise, I was an ‘observer fellow’ in Aesthetic and Functional Nose Surgery with Dr. Gilbert AIACH.

In 2002, I completed a sub-specialty at the Colombian National Cancer Institute, where I obtained the title of Oncologist Plastic Surgeon, thus perfecting the techniques related to Breast Reconstructive Surgery.

From January 2013 to the end of 2017, I was the Postgraduate Academic Coordinator, also responsible for first and third year Plastic Surgery Residents, at the Plastic Surgery Service of San Rafael Hospital, which runs the Postgraduate Degree in Plastic Surgery endorsed by Universidad Juan N. Corpas.

More than 20 years of experience studying and practicing Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, have led me to be recognized in the guild and by my patients as a comprehensive plastic surgeon, able to perform with absolute success, professionalism and honesty any type of facial or body aesthetic procedure.