Dr Joao Padilha MBBCh FCS(SA) is a general surgeon and aesthetic health practitioner. He is originally from Brazil though he has done all of his undergraduate and postgraduate training at Wits University. His main interest is plastic and reconstructive surgery. He believes in a comprehensive approach to healthy aging and founded Holistic Beauty, through which he runs aesthetic medical clinics in various locations in Johannesburg and surrounding areas. He is also a proponent of natural alternatives to slimming, depression, insomnia and addictions. He also works in the public sector in academic hospitals and is involved in surgical research.