Chirurgo Plastico Dr. Egidio Riggio
Dr. Egidio Riggio Milano - interventi di mastoplastica additiva

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Egidio Riggio - Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon


Medical Degree as physician, University of Palermo, 1989

Italian board certificate in plastic surgery, University of Milan, 1994

Permanent Staff Member of Plastic Surgery Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy (2000-...)

Board certificate in Microsurgery, University of Milan, 1997

Member Italian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SICPRE)

Past Member Academy of Science, New York

Honorary Member Hellenic Society for Breast Cancer Research

Medical Technician Consultant, Tribunal of Cities of Milan and Palermo

Medical Officer United Nations (ONU) in Africa (Somali land) in 1993

Past Researcher in Plastic surgery and Maxillo-facial surgery Units, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy (1994-2000)

Member International Society of Aestethic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Addictional informations

Biography published in "Who'sWho in the world" (Ed. Marquis, USA, 1998-2001). Clinical-scientific activity dedicated to treatment of breast and facial defects for oncologic, reconstructive and aesthetic items.

Expertise in breast surgery:

reconstruction with anatomical expanders and permanent implants

reconstruction with myocutaneous flaps, TRAM & Latissimus Dorsi

facial surgery

plastic surgery related to skin cancer

His private practice includes cosmetic surgery:

facial surgery

nose, ear, lifting, eyelids, lipofilling

botox and fillers

body contouring

liposuction, abdominoplasty, calf and gluteal implants, thigh lift, arm lift

but, overall, breast surgery

breast augmentation with anatomical silicone implants and techniques of pexy/reduction


Author new classification of facial hypoplasia and atrophy published in
European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 1994.

Co-author new technique for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, published in
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 1998.

Author of a microsurgical vascular technique published in
Annals of Plastic Surgery 1999.

Author of a new facial flap, "The forehead zygomatico-orbital flap", published in
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 2005.

Author of an oncoplastic technique for treatment of severe malignant recurrences published in
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, 2007.

Author Volum VII Chap.91, "Le ulcere da decubito" (Pressure sores)
Italian Edition of the "Plastic Reconstructive Surgery" di J.M. Converse, pg. 266-303, 1994, Piccin, Padova.

Co-author Book "Salute del seno" (Health of the breast),
chap. "Belle dopo la chirurgia" (Beatiful after surgery), pg. 151-60, 2000, Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, Roma.

Co-author Book "Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast", (Querci della Rovere, Benson, Breach, Nava),
chap. 4 "Breast reconstruction with subpectoral prosthesis or tissue expanders, pg. 33-54, 2004, Taylor & Francis, London.

Co-author, Handbook II Edition volume I, "Surgery of the Breast", (S. Spear et al.)
chap. 37 "Reconstruction of the inframammary fold with the superficial fascial system", 2005, LWW, Philadelphia, pg.581-600.

Author "Extra-projected dual cohesive silicone gel anatomical implants: Innovation for breast augmentation"
chap. in book: Berhardt LV, ed. Advances in Medicine and Biology. Vol. 8. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010: 273-295.

Co-author, Handbook III Edition volume I, "Surgery of the Breast", (S. Spear et al.)
chap.37 "Recreating the inframammary fold with the superficial fascial system", 2010, LWW, Philadelphia, pagg. 512-534.

Author "Breast Reconstruction Approach to Conservative Surgery"
chap.12 in Breast Reconstruction - Current Techniques, Salgarello (Ed.), InTech, 2012.

and also:

75 partecipations to courses and symposiums

89 contributions to Italian and international scientific meetings

19 abstracts printed in international journals

2 papers printed in Italian journals

23 papers in international journals:

  • Riggio E. Observations of a Plastic Surgeon in the United Nations Mission in Somalia with Report of a special Case of Cleft Lip and Palate. Plast Reconstr Surg 95:1337, 1995
  • Roddi R., Riggio E., Gilbert P.M., Hovius S.H.R., Vaandrager J.M., Van der Meulen J.C.H. Clinical evaluation of techniques used in the surgical treatment of progressive hemifacial atrophy. J Cranio Max Fac Surg 22:23, 1994
  • Roddi R., Riggio E., Gilbert P.M., Vaandrager J.M., Van der Meulen J.C.H. Progressive hemifacial atrophy in a patient with lupus erythematosus. Plast Reconstr Surg 93:1067, 1994
  • Roddi R., Riggio E., Gilbert P.M., Vaandrager J.M., Van der Meulen J.C.H. The value of micro-fat injection "lipofilling" in the treatment of soft tissues deformities of the face in Parry-Romberg syndrome. Eur J Plast Surg 17:79, 1994
  • Roddi R., Riggio E., Gilbert P.M., Van der Meulen J.C.H. Progressive hemifacial atrophy: Historical review and actual features related to a new Classification of facial hypoplasia and atrophy. Eur J Plast Surg 17:178, 1994
  • Roddi R., Riggio E., Vaandrager J.M., Van der Meulen J.C.H. Het belang van Micro-Lipofilling bij de behandeling van de aangezichtsafwijkingen bij patienten met progressive hemifaciale atrofie. Ned.Tijdschr.Geneeskd 34:1743, 1994
  • Nava M, Quattrone P., Riggio E. Focus on the breast fascial system: a new approach for inframammary fold reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 102:1034, 1998
  • Cantù G, Solero CL, Mariani L, Salvatori P, Mattavelli F, Pizzi N, Riggio E. Anterior craniofacial resection for malignant ethmoid tumors. A series of 91 patients. Head & Neck 21:185, 1999
  • Riggio E, Parafioriti A,Tomic O, Podrecca S, Nava M, Colombetti A. Experimental study for a sleeve microanastomosis. Ann Plast Surg 43:625, 1999
  • Riggio E, Quattrone P., Nava M. Anatomical study of the the breast superficial system: The inframammary fold unit. Eur J Plast Surg 23:310, 2000
  • Podrecca S, Tomic O, Salvatori P, Riggio E. Free composite osseomyocutaneous flap of latissumus dorsi, serratus anterior and rib for oromandibular recontruction. Eur J Plast Surg 23:316, 2000
  • Nava M, Quattrone P, Riggio E. Sistema aponeurotico de la mama. Una nueva propuesta para la reconstrucciòn del pliegue inframamario. Rev Lat de Mastologia 4:67, 2000
  • Riggio E. Author's reply (letter). Eur J Plast Surg 24:157, 2001
  • Riggio E. The hazards of contemporary paramedian forehead flap and neck dissection in smokers. (letter). Plast Reconstr Surg 112:346, 2003
  • Riggio E, Spano A, Nava M. The forehead zygomatico-orbital flap. Plast Reconstr Surg , 115:226-233, 2005
  • Riggio E, Spano A, Bonomi S, Nava M. Huriez syndrome: association with squamous cell carcinoma and a surgical approach. Plast Reconstr Surg, 116:689-91, 2005
  • Nava M, Cortinovis U, Ottolenghi J, Riggio E, ... Skin-Reducing Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg, 118:603-610, 2006
  • Riggio E, Catanuto G, Nava M. (viewpoint) Utilization of a barrier sheath as an "oncologic vallum" in two-staged reconstruction with expanders for large recurrent soft tissue cancer. Plast Reconstr Surg 119: 445-6, 2007
  • 19. G. Catanuto, G. Gallo, ... , E. Riggio, M. B. Nava, Experimental methodology for digital breast shape analysis and objective surgical outcome evaluation.
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61: 314-8, 2008
  • Riggio E., The Zygomatic-Orbital Artery. (view letter) Plast Reconstr Surg 120: 1432, 2007
  • Riggio E., Maximizing the use of abdominoplasty incision in oncoplastic and aesthetic breast surgery: four transabdominal (transumbilical-like) augmentations.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 32: 130-5, 2008
  • Riggio E. Misleading Malrotation of the Natrelle Style 510 Prosthesis. Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;127(4):1738-40
  • Riggio E. Breast Augmentation with Extra-projected and High-Cohesive Dual-Gel Prosthesis 510: A Prospective Study of 75 Consecutive Cases for a New Method (the Zenith System). Aesthetic Plast Surg 2012; 36(4):866-78.
Chirurgo Plastico Dr. Egidio Riggio - P. IVA 04670810961
Foro Buonaparte, 69 - 20121 Milano
Via Gaetano Daita, 15 - 90143 Palermo
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