Prof. Giovanni Botti is the founder of Villa Bella. He has taught in numerous plastic and aesthetic surgery courses organized by universities and scientific societies in more than 30 different countries and has performed demonstrative surgery in many hospitals around the world. He has taught in various Italian universities (Pavia, Milan, Genoa, Rome, Siena, Verona, Catania, Padua, etc.) and foreign universities (Nice, Paris, Munich, Brussels, Vienna, Tokyo, Melbourne, Lausanne, etc.). For more than 20 years it has been organizing plastic surgery courses, often with cadaver dissection, including those of Villa Bella, which are considered among the best in Europe. He is the author of four entire monographs, of chapters of eight other plastic surgery texts, of numerous scientific films, as well as 72 articles published in the most well-known sector magazines. He has received awards for his contribution to the development of cosmetic surgery from various Plastic Surgery Societies, including the American, German, Japanese, Egyptian, Romanian, French and Iranian ones. He is an honorary member of many Plastic Surgery Societies from various countries. He was also founder and first President of AICPE (Italian Association of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery), of which he is still Honorary President. He is National Secretary for Italy and "visiting professor" of ISAPS (International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery).