“Italian plastic surgery is among the most established and best in the world. But we plastic surgeons do not only deal with cosmetic surgery, our training is and remains reconstructive surgery. If you are not a great reconstructive surgeon, you cannot be a good cosmetic surgeon. This principle is the basis of our university education “. Thus Carlo Magliocca, president of the Italian Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Sicpre), founded in 1934 and therefore one of the oldest scientific societies in Italy. “In addition to the aesthetic aspect – insists Magliocca – we must think about how to intervene on the malformations”. And he gives the example of breast cancer. “Today we with the sinus surgeons are able to cure the disease in early times obtaining excellent results in the interest of patients with reconstructive surgery”. And speaking of breast implants: “Today they are absolutely safe, women can rest assured”. Finally, on basal cell carcinomas: “For these tumors, the intervention of the plastic surgeon is fundamental, who must be radical in the removal, to avoid recurrence, but must also know how to reconstruct according to aesthetic standards” he concludes.