Raffaele Rauso, MD, PhD
Professor of Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Second University of Naples
Naples, Italy
E-mail: dr.raffaele.rauso@gmail.com


2010 Consultant Maxillo-Facial Surgery University of Naples, Italy
2011 Master degree in Aesthetic Surgery University of Milan, Italy
2014 Ph.D in Dermatology, Anatomy and Plastic Surgery University “La Sapienza”, Italy
2015 Master degree in Breast Reconstruction University “La Sapienza”, Italy


Dr Raffaele Rauso obtained his medical degree at 24 years old; after the medical graduation he performed a 5 years training in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the Second University of Naples (Italy), during that period he also performed 2 fellowships in Plastic Reconstructive and Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery; one at the Univeritattspital of Basel (Switzerland), and another at the G.S.R. Facial Plastic Surgery Institute in Hyderabad (India). Once he became consultant in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, only a year later he obtained a Master's degree in Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Milan; moreover, after the master’s degree, he obtained, after 3 more years, a Ph.D. in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Human Anatomy at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, and in the meanwhile he also obtained a post-graduation Diploma in Microsurgery. He has published several papers in the most reputed journals in the field of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, Cranio-Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine; he also published several book chapters in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine. Actually he is reviewer for several scientific medical journals, and is a full member of the most reputed european scientific societies in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, such as E.A.F.P.S. (European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery), E.A.C.M.F.S. (European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons), etc; moreover, actually is the elected President of the Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine (F.I.M.E.).

Dr Rauso is also a volunteer plastic surgeon in charity missions performed in Africa, South America, and poor countries, taking care about craniofacial deformities, such as cleft lip and palate, hand surgery and post burn deformities.

Nowadays is Assistant Professor at the University of Foggia (Italy), and works in private practice in the filed of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine in the three biggest Italian cities (Naples, Rome and Milan) with his equipe, founded by him in the 2013 known as “chirurgiadellabellezza”.
Dr Raffaele Rauso is an Italian Plastic Surgeon; he obtained his medical degree at 24 years old, later on he became consultant Cranio-Facial Surgeon, then performed a PhD program in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Anatomy, then obtained a post graduate Diploma in Microsurgery, then a Master’s degree in Aesthetic Surgery and one more in Breast Reconstruction.

Dr Rauso is the founder of the plastic surgery network called “CHIRURGIAdellaBELLEZZA” located in the main Italian cities, such as Rome, Naples, Florence and Milan. Actually he is the President of the Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine (F.I.M.E.), and he is also Professor at the University of Foggia.

Research Interest

- Aesthetic plastic surgery (especially face and breast)
- Aesthetic medicine (especially facial rejuvenation, btx and fillers)

Scientific Activities

Visiting Experiences

April-May 2009 Guest doctor at the Clinic of Maxillofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Universitatsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
30th Sept-14th Oct 2009 Visiting clinical fellow in Craniofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery, G.S.R. Institute, Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India
18th-20th Nov 2009 Visitor at Klinik Professor Sailer AG, Private Klinik Bethanien, Zurich, Switzerland
7th-11th June 2010 Visitor at Villa Bella, Plastic and Aesthetic Day Clinic, Salò (BS), Italy
Guest doctor c/o Prof Roy de Vita, casa di cura privata Villa Mafalda (Roma)
Guest doctor c/o Prof Piero Rosati, Rosati Clinic (Ferrara)

2006; 2008 S.I.O.I. (Italian Society of Pediatric Dentistry)
2007 S.I.D.A. (Italian Society of Joint Disfunction)
2007-2010 S.P.I.G.C. (Società Polispecialistica Italiana Giovani Chirurghi)
2008-2013 S.I.C.M.F. (Italian Society of maxillo-Facial Surgery)
2013-2016 S.I.C.P.R.E. (Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
2008-2014 A.I.C.E.F.-rcf (Italian Association of Head and Neck Functional and Aesthetic Surgery)
2009-2016 E.A.F.P.S. (European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery)
2009-2015 AO Foundation
2009-2016 E.A.C.M.F.S. (European Academy of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery)
2013-2016 A.I.C.P.E. (Italian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
2014-2016 S.I.M. (Italian Society of Microsurgery)


  1. Tartaro G, Rauso R, Corzo L, Diomajuta A, Itro A. The Treatment of Maxillo-Facial Gunshot Wounds.Riv. Ital. Chir. Maxillo-Facciale. Vol. 17-N.01-03 – April-December-pag. 19. 2006.
  2. Tartaro G, Rauso R, Aloia S, Trusio A. Lip reconstruction following excision of malignant tumors: 10 years of Our experience. Ant. Med. It. Vol. XXVII. Napoli, Fascicolo Novembre 2007.
  3. Tartaro G, Trusio A, Corvo G, Rauso R. L’avulsione del terzo molare inferiore in pazienti sottoposti all’osteotomia sagittale bilaterale. Ant. Med. It. Vol. XXVII. Napoli, Fascicolo Dicembre 2007.
  4. Tartaro G, Trusio A, Rauso R, Corvo G. L’uso dei lembi nella ricostruzione dei pazienti oncologici del distretto testa-collo. Ant. Med. It. Vol. XXVII. Napoli, Fascicolo Dicembre 2007.
  5. Tartaro G, Trusio A, Rauso R, Corvo G. La genioplastica: studio comparato delle tecniche chirurgiche e dei materiali. Ant. Med. It. Vol. XXVII. Napoli, Fascicolo Dicembre 2007.
  6. Tartaro G, Trusio A, Rauso R, Corvo G. L’importanza delle tecniche complementari in chirurgia ortognatica, oggi. Ant. Med. It. Vol. XXVII. Napoli, Fascicolo Dicembre 2007.
  7. Tartaro G, Rauso R, Bux A, Santagata M, Colella G. An Unusual Oronasal Fistula Induced by Prolonged Cocaine Snort: Case Report and Literature Review. Minerva Stomatol. 2008;57:203-10.
  8. Tartaro G, Santagata M, Corzo L, Rauso R. Nasal tip upturning and maxillary advancement: the UT angle. J Craniofac Surg. 2008 Sep;19(5):1387-90.
  9. Tartaro Gianpaolo, Rauso Raffaele, Santagata Mario, Santillo Vincenzo, Itro Angelo. Lower facial contouring with botulinum toxin type A. J Craniofac Surg. 2008 Nov;19(6):1613-7.
  10. Tartaro G, Colella G, Rauso R, Bux A, Itro A. Il Trattamento delle comunicazioni oronasali indotte da cocaina. Doctor Os, 2009 Feb;20(1):1-6.
  11. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Siniscalchi G, Colella G. Eccrine Hidrocystoma: a neoformation to be considered in differential diagnosis of facial's swelling. Minerva Stomatol. 2009 Jun;58(6):301-5.
  12. Colella G., Rauso R., Tartaro G., Biondi P. Skin injury and Great Auricular Nerve sacrifice after Parotidectomy. 14-years experience in parotid gland surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Jul;20(4):1078-81.
  13. Rauso R, Santagata M, Tartaro G, Filipi M, Colella G. Chondroid Syringoma: a rare tumor of orofacial region. Minerva Stomatol. 2009 Jul-Aug;58(7-8):383-8.
  14. Rauso R, Gherardini G, Tartaro G, Curinga G, Nesi N, Santagata M. A modified alar cinch suture technique. Eur J Plast Surg 2009 July;341-344.
  15. Gherardini G, Curinga G, Colella G, Freda N, Rauso R. Calcitonin gene-related and peptide thermal injury: Review of literature. Eplasty 2009 July 28;9:e30.
  16. Biondi P, Colella G, Gherardini G, Tartaro G, Rauso R.. Internal jugular vein duplication. Indian J Plast Surg. 2009 Jul;42(2):273-4.
  17. Rauso R, Gherardini G, Santillo V, Biondi P, Santagata M, Tartaro G. Comparison of two techniques of cinch suturing to avoid widening of the base of the nose after Le Fort I osteotomy. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Sep 7.
  18. Tartaro G, Santagata M, Corvo G, Biondi P, Rauso R. Sliding osteotomy genioplasty: a 5-years follow-up experience. It J Maxillofacial Surg 2009;20:95-102.
  19. Rauso R, Santagata M, Colella G, Nesi N, Gherardini G, Tartaro G. Can occlusal devices prolong the effect of botulinum toxin type A in the contouring of the lower face? Eur J Plast Surg 2010; 33, 1:35
  20. Freda N, Rauso R, Curinga G, Clemente M, Gherardini G. Easy closure of anterior palatal fistula with local flaps. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Jan;21(1):229-32.
  21. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Colella G, Cannavale R, Gherardini G. Severe Maxillofacial Skeletal Deformities Following Facial Burns. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 May;63(5):e79-80.
  22. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Gherardini G, Puglia F, Santagata M, Colella G. Recurrence of ameloblastoma in temporal area: can primary treatment influence recurrence rate? J Craniofac Surg. 2010 May;21(3):887-91.
  23. Santagata M, Guariniello L, Rauso R, Tartaro G. Immediate loading after osteotome technique: A clinical report and preliminary radiographic results. J Oral Implantol. 2010 Jun 16.
  24. Rauso GM, Nesi N, Fragola L, Santagata M, Santillo V, Rauso R. Ostheosynthesis plates, screws, xenogenic graft and resorbable barriers for pre-implant and peri-implant surgery. Minerva Stomatol. 2010 Jun;59(6):315-24.
  25. Rauso R, Freda N, Curinga G, Del Pero C, Tartaro G. An alternative alar cinch suture. E-plasty. Eplasty. 2010 Dec 20;10:e69.
  26. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Stea S, Tozzi U, Biondi P. Plates Removal in Orthognathic Surgery and Facial Fractures: When and Why. J Craniofac Surg. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Jan;22(1):252-4.
  27. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Tozzi U, Colella G, Santagata M. Naso-labial modifications in maxillary advancement. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 May;22(3):809-12.
  28. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Cobellis G, Sangiovanni V, Colella G. HIV-Related Lipoatrophy of the Face: Where should we have to fill? Plast Recontr Surg. 2011 Jun;127(6):143e-4e.
  29. Rauso R, Gherardini G, Parlato V, Amore R, Tartaro G. Polyacrylamide Gel for Facial Wasting Rehabilitation: How many milliliters per session? Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  30. Rauso R, Gherardini G, Greco M, Tartaro G. Is buffalo hump fat the perfect filler for facial wasting rehabilitation? Reflection on three cases. Eur J Plast Surg 2011;DOI: 10.1007/s00238-011-0581-2
  31. Rauso R, Freda N, Parlato V, Gherardini G,. Amore R, Tartaro G. Polyacrylamide gel injection for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus-associated facial lipoatrophy: 18 months follow-up. Dermatol Surg. 2011 Aug 1. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.02131.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  32. Rauso R, Curinga G, Santillo V, Corvo G, Tartaro G. Comparison between lipofilling and a non resorbable filler for facial wasting rehabilitation in HIV+ patients. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 22(5):1684-8
  33. Curinga G, Rauso R, Rusciani Scorza A, Pietramaggiori G. Comments on “Malrotation of the McGhan Style 510 prosthesis”. Plast Recontr Surg. 2011 Dec;128(6):781e-2e.
  34. Rauso R. Non surgical reduction of buffalo hump deformity. Case report and letterature review. Eur. J. Aesth. Medicine and Dermatology. 2011;1;(1):29-34
  35. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Freda N, Rusciani A, Curinga G. A facial marker in facial wasting rehabilitation. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012 Feb 1;11(2):202-8.
  36. Rauso R, Tartaro G, Amore R, Onesti MG, Scuderi N. Madelung disease: Liposuction or Dermolipectomy? Eur. J. Aesth. Med Dermatol 2012;2;(1):11-16
  37. Colombo G., Ruvolo V., Rauso R., Stifanese R. Aloe and Skin Cicatrization: a Successful Combination. Eur J Aesth Med Dermatol 2012;2(3):119-122
  38. Rusciani Scorza A, Rusciani Scorza L, Troccola A, Micci DM, Rauso R, Curinga G. Autologous fat transfer for face rejuvenation with tumescent technique fat harvesting and saline washing: a report of 215 cases. Dermatology. 2012;224(3):244-50
  39. Gherardini G, Rauso R. Improving efficacy of liposculpture revisions using a short plastic tube as syringe connector. Dermatol Surg. 2012 Jun;38(6):967-8
  40. Rauso R, Gherardini G, Biondi P, Tartaro G, Colella G. Giant submandibular gland calculi perforing the floor of the mouth: Case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2012 Jun;91(6)
  41. Rauso R, Amore R, Tartaro G, Gherardini G. Intraoral approach for nasal tip upturning. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Jul;23(4):1149-50.
  42. Santagata M, Guariniello L, D’amato S, Tozzi U, Rauso R, Tartaro G. Augmentation of atrophic posterior maxilla by short implants and osteotome technique. Stomatologija. 2012;14(3):85-8.
  43. Rauso R, Curinga G, Rusciani A, Colella G, Amore R, Tartaro G. Safety and efficacy of one-step rehabilitation of human immunodeficiency virus-related facial lipoatrophy using an injectable calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Dec;39(12):1887-94. doi: 10.1111/dsu.12358. Epub 2013 Nov 7.
  44. Rauso R, Colella G, Tartaro G. An Alternative Technique for Steri-Strip Application: A Response to "Time Is Money: A Faster Way of Steri-Strip Application (the 3-Finger Technique)". Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Jan 1;34(1):201. doi: 10.1177/1090820X13513896.
  45. Salti G, Rauso R. Comments on “injection lipolysis with phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate”. Aesthet Surg J. 2014 May 1;34(4):639-40. doi: 10.1177/1090820X14528506. Epub 2014 Mar 31.
  46. Rauso R, Colella G, Parlato V, Tartaro G. The use of microcannula for facial wasting rehabilitation with polyacrylamide gel injection: is it better than needle? J Craniofac Surg. 2014 May;25(3):1129-30. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000000550.
  47. Amore R, Rauso R, Dayan S, Curinga G. The management of fillers nodules. American J Cosmetic Surg. 2014 June;31(2):73-80
  48. Rauso R, Colella G, Tartaro G. Comments on “Semipermanent filler treatment of HIV-positive patients with facial lipoatrophy: Long-term follow up evaluating MR imaging and quality of life. Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Aug 1;34(6):NP35-NP36
  49. Rauso R, Rusciani A, Curinga G. An adipocitolitic aqueous micro-gelatinous solution for buffalo hump deformity reduction. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014 Oct 1;13(10):1282-4.
  50. Rauso R. A unique late complication with the use of calcium hydroxylapatite filler in facial lipoatrophy rehabilitation. Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:122-3.
  51. Rauso R, Bove P. Botulinum Toxyn Type A Reconstituited with Lidocaine: A Reposrt of 356 Consecutive Cases. Journal of Advanced Plastic Surgery Research, 2015, 1, 1-4.
  52. Rauso R. 5-Year Study of a Polyacrylamide Hydrogel-Based Filler for Rehabilitation of HIV-Related Facial Lipoatrophy. Aesthete Surg J. 2015 May 7. pii: sjv036. [Epub ahead of print]
  53. Rauso R, Onesti MG, Scuderi N.Unilateral cleft lip repair during charity missions: a consideration about simultaneously lip and nose repair. Minerva Stomatol. 2015 Aug;64(4):203-12
  54. Rauso R. Comments on “A Simple Device for Syringe-to-Syringe Transfer During Lipofilling”. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Sep;35(7):NP241. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjv067. Epub 2015 Aug 17.
  55. Rauso R, Salti G. A CE-Marked Drug Used for Localized Adiposity Reduction: A 4-Year Experience. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Sep;35(7):850-7. doi: 10.1093/asj/sju082.
  56. Di Toro G, Rauso R. Skin Necrosis Following Adipocitolitic Solution Injections. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Oct 26. pii: sjv183.
  57. Salti G, Rauso R. Facial Rejuvenation with Fillers: The Dual Plane Technique. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2015 Jul-Sep;8(3):127-33. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.167264.
  58. Rauso R. Body contouring:”less is more and don’t throw anything away. Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:271-2.
  59. Rauso R. Commento a: “Intralipoterapia lo stato dell’arte”. La Medicina Estetica, Anno 40 N. 2. Aprile-Giugno 2016.


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