Aesthetic surgeon, Scientific Committee Vice President
Dr Peter Prendergast has been medical director of Venus Medical for the last ten years. He is an internationally renowned educator and author, having authored two textbooks and trained hundreds of surgeons in cosmetic procedures at courses held all over the world.
Dr Prendergast is passionate about delivering beautiful, natural-looking results to his patients using effective, safe procedures and products. His expertise is in aesthetic medicine and minimally invasive aesthetic surgery enhancing the face and body with non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures, using only local anaesthesia for maximum comfort and safety. This also allows his patients to go home straight away and get back to usual activities without delay, with minimal downtime.
In Ireland, Dr Prendergast has pioneered many of the procedures he performs. He was the first in Ireland to perform VASER liposuction, the one stitch thread facelift, and various other cosmetic surgery procedures that are performed without the need for general anaesthesia.
Dr Prendergast graduated with honours in medicine and surgery from University College Cork in 1999. He completed his internship at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and returned to Ireland to undergo Basic Surgical Training. After two years, he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Following further surgical training in cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery in Ireland and Singapore, he was drawn to the relatively new and evolving field of aesthetic medicine. His training in this field took him all over the world, first as student, but later as a teacher himself.
He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. In addition to teaching, Dr Prendergast believes learning the art and practice of aesthetic medicine is a life-long journey.
Dr Prendergast plays an active role in many international societies. He is a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and other educational organisations that promote high standards in aesthetic medicine and surgery. He is an Irish representative at the European Committee for Standardisations proposed new Standard in Aesthetic Surgery Services.
Dr Prendergast has appeared on national television and radio on several occasions. He has written over 20 book chapters as well as two books in aesthetic medicine and body contouring. The first, Aesthetic Medicine. Art and Techniques was published in 2011. His second book, High Definition Body Sculpting. Art and Advanced Lipoplasty Techniques was published by Springer in October 2014, and quickly became an Amazon No.1 Best Seller.