11 Shocking Things You Don't Know About Katsuya Takasu, The Man Who Pledged $30 000 To Dream Team

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Katsuya Takasu! That name rings a bell, right? Anyway, he is that Japanese plastic surgeon that promised to reward the Nigerian U23 team who featured in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He pledged to give each of them a gift of $30 000, $20 000 or $10 000 respectively if they win a gold, silver or bronze.

I guess all you know about him is just the fact that he is a Japanese plastic surgeon. Don't worry, this post would give you more knowledge about this philanthropist. Below are 11 things you need to know about him.

(1) He's a plastic surgeon from Nagoya Japan who was born Jan. 22 1945.

(2) .He is a member of the following: (i) Japan Medical Association (ii) Japan Society of Aesthetic Surgery (iii) Japanese Association of Cosmetic Surgeons, (iv) Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and (vi) American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

(3) He was appointed to be a visiting professor of cosmetic surgery at Showa University School of Medicine in Jan. 2011.

(4) In 1974, He founded 'Takasu General Hospital' in his hometown in 1974, and also establish Takasu Clinic in Nagoya in 1976.

(5) On August 2, 2011, Dr. Takasu together with his friend Koji Ishida (aged 71) established a Guinness World Record of most golf holes played by a pair in 12 hours (cart). The pair completed 261 holes at Kyowa Country Club, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

(6) Immediately after the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake, which killed 6,434 people and injured 43,792, Takasu established Organization of Cosmetic Surgery Volunteers in cooperation with surgeons from 9 other clinics. The organization offered plastic and reconstructive treatment to the earthquake victims for free

(7) Takasu studied at Showa University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan.

(8) As a graduate student, Takasu went to Germany and Italy, where he studied plastic and cosmetic surgery.

(9) He is a big fan of Arsenal Football Club of London.

(10) Within a year, Takasu underwent facelift, buccal fat removal, phenol peel, upper and lower blepharoplasty, hair transplantation, liposuction, and golden thread implant. He did this in order to look as young as his patients and also to feel the pains they feel.

(11) In 1987, Takasu performed liposuction in Japan for the first time, having learned the technique from Pierre Fournier in Paris, France and has been President of Japan Society of Liposuction Surgery since 1987.

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