Rene del Castillo Valerio MD

Rene del Castillo Valerio MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

At the root of every patient’s pursuit of cosmetic surgery is the desire for acceptability. It is a basic and intrinsic drive to be esteemed as attractive, for attractiveness draws attention and possibly, even love. In the same vein, to be unattractive means to be deficient and, to some extent, virtually repulsive and maybe unloved. Hence, when a patient first walks into my office with a quest for cosmetic surgery, my primary goal is to search for the patient’s innermost motivation for the change. It is just as vital for me, if not more vital, to assist the patient in rediscovering his or her inner beauty as we conquer with a scalpel the perceived flaws on the outside. As eyes tend to lie as they only see the surface, I want the heart to see more of the change, hoping to slice out the body image that creates negative feelings in a person. This ultimate outcome leads to love of oneself with an ensuing re-emergence of self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-acceptability, thereby improving one’s relationship to others. I seek, therefore, an outcome that is based on a restoration of the wholeness of my patient by integrating the innermost reasons for the desired procedure in reasonable proportion to the patient’s expectation, taking patient safety into optimal consideration.

Practice Specialization

Facial enhancement and rejuvenation surgeries
Body contouring procedures
Minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedures

Background & Certification

Board Certification

Medical Licensure: USSR Licensing Board
Medical Licensure: Philippine Licensing Board
Specialty Licensure: Philippine Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Undergraduate and Medical School: Kharkov Medical Institute, USSR
Medical Internship: University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital Medical Center
Residencies: 1. General Surgery - University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital Medical Center
2. Plastic-Reconstructive Surgery - University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital Medical Center
Post-Residency Courses in Aesthetic Surgery: 1. Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital, New York, New York
2. University of Southwestern Texas, Dallas, Texas

Teaching Appointments

St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine, Quezon City, Philippines

Publications and Presentations

Valerio, R., Garcia, C.,The Use of Petrolatum in Skin Graft Donor Sites, Journal of Surgical Specialties of the Philippine College of Surgeons,1983

Valerio, R., Garcia, C., Reconstruction of the Burned Breast, (presentation: UP-PGH Medical Center, 1983)
Valerio, R., The Use of Petrolatum in Skin Graft Donor Sites, (presentation: ASEAN Section of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1985)
Valerio, R., Ocampo, G., The Use of V-shaped Conchal Cartilage Graft in Rhinoplasty Among Filipinos, (presentation: Annual Scientific Paper Presentation, Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, 2001)

Valerio, R., Lower Blepharoplasty with Fat Preservation, (presentations: Annual Convention of the Philippine Medical Association, 2004 and Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, 2007)
Valerio, R., A Novel Approach to Rhinoplasty with the Use of Conchal Cartilage Graft, (presentation: First Anniversary Foundation of the Aesthetic Surgery Center, St. Luke's Medical Center, 2007)

Awards & Honors

Board Topnotcher - USSR Medical Board Licensure Examination
First Place - Surgical Forum 1982, UP-PGH Medical Center
Second Place - Scientific Research Paper Presentation 1982, UP-PGH Medical Center
Top Plastic Surgeon 2007, St. Luke's Medical Center, QC, Philippines

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

Society Memberships

Philippine Medical Association
Philippine College of Surgeons
Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
International Society of Plastic-Reconstructive Surgery

Offices Held

Section Head, Plastic-Reconstructive Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Head, Aesthetic Surgery Center, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Head, Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Institute

Your Consultation

Monday - Wednesday- Friday (St. Luke's Medical Center)
Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday (Beverly Hills 6750)
Hours daily: 2pm-5pm

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

St. Luke's Medical Center
279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Suite 1118
CHBC North, Quezon City, Philippines
(632) 723-8111 / (632) 723-0101 local 5118

Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Institute
6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
(632) 893-8888 / (632) 893-6750

Skin Care Products

-A, Glycolic acid, Vitamin C creams, Peeling oil, etc.

Payment Options

Fee for service

Rene del Castillo Valerio MD