Dr. Antunes believes humanitarian work is a fundamental aspect of his career as a facial plastic surgeon. His focus on assisting underserved communities began in his teenage years, assisting his mother, a microbiologist, in the administration of vaccines in other countries.
A passion for facial plastic surgery
Dr. Antunes believes that active, real-world actions to assist children in other countries that suffer from facial abnormalities are not only a service to those children, but it also keeps his passion for the art of facial plastic surgery alive and flourishing. The joy of helping a child enjoy a life free from the ostracization that can accompany a facial abnormality brings a positive, visible change that ripples across the community and the world.