DR. CECILIA MILAGROS R. BERNAD
Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Cecilia Milagros Ramos Bernad or Che to her family and close friends is a doctor who loves to travel with family or friends to shop and sightsee. For her travelling is a way of immersing herself into different cultures and lifestyles which is she is in Manila at least twice a month or on a foreign trip a couple of times a year. Her recent trip to Istanbul with her husband and European tour with friends are on top of her favorites’ list.
She is the youngest of the five children. Growing up, her mother often said that the first three children were the most beautiful. This brought about her passion for medicine and beauty, inspiring her to take up dermatology and later on cosmetic surgery. Now, her mother would tell her “Ang pinakapangit kong anak, ang ganda ganda na.”
After graduating from the Cebu Institute of Medicine, Dr. Bernad took up dermatology at the Institute of Dermatology in Bangkok, Thailand. Thereafter, she trained in the United States to gain experienced in Liposuction, Fillers, Fat Transfer and Soft Tissue Augmentation. Up to this day she often attends workshops and trainings here and abroad. She enjoys learning cutting edge methods in the field to make cosmetic surgery look natural and invisible to the untrained eye.
She is also a fellow of the Philippine Academy of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Philippine Academy of Dermatologic Surgery Foundation, Inc., International Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Asian-Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery to name a few. Apart from these, she is a Diplomat of the Philippine Society of Cosmetic Surgery.
She currently owns CRB Derm Center, which has two branches in Perpetual Succour Hospital and SM City Cebu and has 3 other clinics under the brand name Skinplicity. Five clinics may sound like a handful, but she makes sure that she visits them every day. Dr. Bernad loves the idea of moving around and going to different locations.
Her daily routine is a great balance between work and personal life. A day includes doing some housework, attending to her clinics and performing procedures and surgeries at least once or twice a week. Despite her busy schedule, she makes it a point to find time to her family. Watching movies at home is one of their favorite activities. She also manages to meet her friends for cocktails at least twice a week. The laid back lifestyle in Cebu allows her to do these easily.
For her, beauty is a passion which is why she loves making changes in others and helping clients look young and beautiful through her favorite procedures such as facial augmentation with fat transfer, rhinoplasty fillers and liposuction. She wants her patients to look naturally beautiful. Guaranteeing the least cost and downtime possible for all her procedures or treatments is a priority.
Most of her patients are from Cebu neighboring provinces. She believes that it is very important to educate patients and set realistic expectations. Dr. Bernad is married to Juan Antonio Bernad, an executive at the Aboitiz Power Corporation. They have one daughter named May, now 24 years old.
(By Anna Theresa Llamson, The New You Magazine)