About Armando Soto, MD
Armando Soto, MD practices in Orlando at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Soto was invited to join RealSelf in 2008, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 12 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Soto has hospital affiliations at Orlando Health System, The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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Posted by newbod
I was very very satisfied with Dr.,outcome,and staff.I was hesitant on any procedures until I met him and staff.I felt such a ease after leaving them.I have adopted them as my new family. They are truly the best.
Posted by DJ
I was so impressed with Dr. S's team professionalism and kindness. I had heard about Dr. S's work but before I went to see him, I saw two other surgeon for tummy tuck and lipo consults for research purposes. There was no comparison, his education was vastly superior and I could tell by seeing his before and after pictures and hearing him speak that he was the right choice for me. I know having a great experience is determined by the doctor's skills, technology and facility. I could not have been happier with my choice, my scar is pencil thin flat and for the first time I have the perfect belly button. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. S and his team, they exceeded my expectations and I'm finally able to wear a bikini after 3 children!
Posted by aliorl
My experience w Dr. Soto & his staff have been excellent so far!
Posted by Extremely Happy Patient
I recently had breast augmentation surgery with Dr. S. I am extremely happy with the results and could not have asked for a better experience. Dr. S's staff have been amazing and his bed side manner is top notch. He is very professional and makes you feel very comfortable. I spent months researching Dr.'s and decided to consult with him because of his amazing before and after pictures. If you are searching for a breast augmentation surgeon, let your search end here, you will not be disappointed! He is by far the best! AA
Posted by angelmommy03
Dr S trained at the best medical schools and has wonderful credentials. He was very informative and helped me with any concerns I had. He even answered after hours on a Saturday when I had pain concerns. His attention to detail is superb. His office is welcoming and beautiful!
Posted by ritrit
Dr Soto and his staff are awesome. Very professional and caring. I have been to the office over a dozen times and each time I go I am more impressed.Even on his busiest day Dr. Soto makes you feel like you are his only patient and all your concerns and questions are important. Being a weight loss patient, I am very self conscious about my body but from my first visit I felt at ease and was treated with respect. My breast lift results are nothing short of a miracle .People always say you get what you pay for but with Dr. Soto you get so much more.My husband and I are very appreciative of his skills and dedication to his art.
Posted by Wayland
I was thrilled with my plastic surgery experience! The staff were professional and answered all my questions so that the day of the procedure, I was not concerned, just excited! The results are incredible, and I know that I went to the best doctor and practice. I will recommend Dr. S and his practice to all of my friends who want to enhance and improve their physical appearance!
Posted by longhorn
Posted by Jade2153
Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. S truly makes an effort to understand your personal aesthetic goals and is truly and artist! He has a very warm and welcoming disposition and addressed all of my concerns.
Posted by Orlando FL1960
To begin with--and most importantly-- I think his sugical abilities are top notch. On top of that, he has a FANTASTIC staff, each and every one of whom are willing to go way over and beyond the call of duty. And Dr. Soto, unlike a lot of surgeons, really does want to please his patients. He listens to what you have to say and doesn't rush through anything. He wants you to understand why things are the way they are. I'm just truly impressed by him. She did just as good a job with fillers and botox, if not better, than Dr. F in Boca Raton, who is world renowned. The Soto Clinic in Orlando, Florida, is crazy good. Can't recommend it enough. Now the cost below is relative solely to the facial MixTo. To do the neck and chest is slightly more expensive.
Posted by numberonefan
I wanted my pre-baby body and he "got it." He lifted my breast without implants and made them look like they did in my 20's. My scars are pencil thin. My tummy tuck is amazing. Dr. S in one day did what diet and exercise could not! My stretch marks and loose skin are gone. I have my body back and it looks amazing!!
I have had three procedures with him so far and even though he has not been the least expensive; he has been the best in explanation, worthiness and results. There will be no other plastic surgeon for me.
Posted by 9170anon
Dr. Soto is a warm, friendly person who is confident in his work. He explained everything well and did such a good job that I really didn't have much, if any, pain. His office staff are extremely friendly and put you at ease immediately.
Posted by ritrit
From the first consultation with my Dr and his staff I felt very comfortable. He spent over an hour explaining my options and answering my questions. His credentials are excellent but more importantly I felt that he really cared that I was happy with the outcome.He was totally accessible by phone and email.His confidence is contagious, when I left his office I was sure he would do a great job. Dr S encouraged me to meet with other doctors and I did. While they were highly qualified they did not posess the same sense of sincerity as my Dr. I have already recommended him to friends and plan on taking my mother to see him for reconstructive surgery.You will not be disappointed.
Posted by mtlymarz
Dr. S is EXCELLENT. He is such a gifted surgeon that takes the time to make sure you look sculpted and beautiful. He listens to you and takes all the time you need to make sure your questions are all answered. His staff is friendly and helpful. I felt very comfortable there. I HIGHLY recommend him!!!!
Posted by 48-yr old Victoria's Secret Model!!!
My main concern was scarring. That is why I delayed having a tummy tuck until six years after my pregnancy. But I was in the best hands with Dr S. His focus and unique skills lie in his ability to minimize scarring and create an incision that is low enough to be hidden by the tiniest panties. Dr S has completed many extra years of training in his field and trains other doctors so his skills are advanced way beyond average. This is why his clients literally travel halfway round the world to have their procedures done by him in Orlando. Yet his charges remain competitive. Dr S is not featured in "Orlando's Top Cosmetic Surgeon" features. The reason is, these other surgeons pay for space in magazines that look like editorials but are just advertising features. Dr S believes that his reputation stands for itself and an unblemished history of success is testimony enough to his skills. My experience supports his view. His highly trained and experienced staff is also caring, diligent and competent and provides a high level of patient care before and after surgery. I cannot fault any aspect of my experience and would not hesitate to recommend my Dr to anyone.
Posted by NC Native
If you are looking for someone with a strict code of ethics and SAFETY, look no further! He is an amazing plastic surgeon. His bedside manner is professional. The staff at his facility are caring and knowledgeable, especially Sara I love her. I am so happy I found Dr. S. You can't ask for anything more in a Doctor.
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Posted by ANNALISA JAMES
I flew all the way to Florida from California to have this done. The Dr. and his staff are professional, kind and knowledgable. They took the time to listen to my needs, answer all my questions and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Posted by jgm754
His qualifications were number one. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has a lot of experience in breast surgery and reconstruction and is Board Certified. He also has an incredible bedside manner. He made me feel like he would take care of me like old friend or a member of his family. He really listened to what I wanted out of this surgery. He did not try to push anything and answered all of my questions. I felt very comfortable and at ease talking to him.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The doctor saw me 2 times before my surgery, spent time answering every question I had and even after the surgery, I had to call him because of my intolerance to the pain medication and he answered every call PERSONALLY, even at midnight!!
Posted by 123ann
Brazilian Butt Lift
He listened to my needs. He had a very good personality and recommended for me what he felt would give me the best results. His staff also very caring and constantly called home after surgery to check on my recovery.
Posted by CarmensWorld
Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. is a brilliant artist and a great doctor. He is very patient and understanding. He will answer all questions without hurry. His staff is amazing! They are kind and friendly. You are going to feel so comfortable from the moment you step into his office. I enthusiastically recommend my Dr. and his staff.
Posted by sasha22
Brazilian Butt Lift
Posted by beautiful1
Very knowledgeable about his work, and takes the time to listen to his patients.
Posted by 50wbeautifulbreasts
Posted by tracyface
I highly recommend my Dr. He not only met my expectations but he exceeded them! From the very first visit, I felt totally at ease with him. His compassion and down to earth manner, imemdiately put me at ease. His willingness to listen to me, I never felt rushed at his office. I also loved the fact, that I wasn't shuffled from room to room. I stayed in the same room for the entire consult.I really appreciated that. I had been to several other well known practices, and felt somewhat of a cow being led to slaughter, with all the different rooms. This may put others at ease, but not me. I preferred Dr. S's approach. I was put at ease as soon as I walked in the door. ( Thank you, Dr!) He talked to me in great detail about the the in's and out's of the surgery. I left that first day more educated than when I walked in, which gave me a great sense of confidence as I was deciding whether to forge ahead with the surgery. He also shared invaluable tips on recovery...such as wearing a t-shirt under my binder to avoid skin abrasion from the compression binder.(I can not express how invaluable this info would become to me post surgery.) Dr. S said his goal was to give every patient a thin pencil line scar and a lovely waistline. True to word, this is exactly what he did. I have a low thin pencil line scar! He also called me the first night home and he was always available at the office or via email. (which I found invaluable, as I had some questions, after office hours.) I am so grateful, that I found him. If you live anywhere near the Orlando area, please go see him for a consult.... You will be so thankful that you did!
Posted by MG17
He is a great Doctor very Professional, and really cares how you feel about your results. The day I went for my consultation he told me how flat my tummy will be and that he will make my belly button look great and of course he did it. He is an amazing Dr. and i will recommend him to every one.
Posted by Kat in Central Florida
I cannot say enough about how very impressed I am with my plastic surgeon. His training, skill, compassion for his patients, and willingness to always be there for me has been phenomenal. He is the most genuine and sincere physician I have ever met, and I would highly recommend him for any plastic surgery procedure that you might be considering. Before you select a doctor, do not miss the opportunity to see him for a consultation. I can guarantee that after meeting with him you will be convinced that he is the one. I plan to someday have a mini face-lift and have my eyes done, and he is the only one I will consider. I will forever be his patient!
Posted by HappyinFL
I cannot say enough about Dr. S, his staff and surgery facility. He is a caring, skilled surgeon who listens to your wants and tries to make them a reality. I've had two surgeries with Dr. S. First, I had a lower body lift. Dr. S has a lot of practical experience in doing lower body lifts. I am very happy with the results – my stomach, buttocks; belly button and outer thighs look great. He was even able to remove scars from two prior stomach surgeries. I stayed overnight in his surgery facility. This is major surgery but my recovery and follow-up care went well. Next, I had an arm lift and inner thigh lift done during the same procedure. Recovery from these procedures was a piece-of-cake compared to the lower body lift. My incisions are neat and the scars are healing well. My legs look very good given I had little skin elasticity.
Posted by NurseJB
Dr. Soto was my first and only choice for this procedure. I am a registered nurse and know how important it is not to take risks with elective surgery. I made the appointment based on his credentials and background but I booked the surgery because of his kind, compassionate nature. He spent almost an hour listening to my goals and making sure all my questions were answered.
Posted by Orlando321
I have heard excellent reviews about Dr. Soto and knew that I had to meet him. He didn't dissapoint me. He was very thorough in his explanations. I feel comfortable with him and felt that I would receive the best results with him.
Posted by Marg292
Dr. Soto and his staff are the best. Dr. Soto was able to recommend the simplest procedure to produce the best result.
Posted by Jftex
I just cannot think of any part of the whole procedure that was problematic or not better/easier than I expected. From the initial consultation to the last follow up appt., I felt that my personal well being and ultimate satisfaction were the mission of Dr. Soto and his entire staff. I felt confident that I was in good hands and could count on Dr. Soto's talent and dedication to deliver even more than I expected!
Posted by Marg292
Dr. Soto and his staff are the best. Dr. Soto takes the time to listen to what you want to accomplish and carefully explains his recommendations. I strongly recommend Dr. Soto performing this procedure on anyone who has that tired look due to droopy eyelids.
Posted by Marg292
Dr. Soto is an exceptionally talented plastic surgeon. He took the time to analyze my individual needs and expectations. His staff is professional and caring.
Posted by Brit1
Choosing the right surgeon was crucial. I am so thankful i chose Dr Soto over the others i consulted with. My results surpass what i expected. I could not be happier. Dr Soto and his staff have been exceptional throughout and willing to answer any concerns i had.
Posted by Orlando8312
I am the person who wrote the post about Dr. Soto dated “Feb. 8, 2011,” and members of my family have written others. Obviously, my family did not have surgery with Dr. Soto. I did. My post and those written by my family at my encouragement were written at a time when I was angry about my situation, and I now regret the problems this has caused. With the benefit of hindsight, I do not believe Dr. Soto is a bad surgeon. On the contrary, he did his best to help me with a challenging problem. But I just did not achieve the outcome I had hoped for. Cosmetic surgery is an inexact science, and sometimes it takes more than one procedure to actually achieve one’s goal. Dr. Soto reached out to me and I appreciate his advice and his compassion. –Ama, Orlando FL
Posted by Happycustomer123
I went from frumpy and flabby to having an amazing body that attracts admiring looks wherever I go. Dr Soto is an artist and a perfectionist. I have had work done by "top" consultant surgeons. They cannot hold a candle to Dr Soto. He is the best there is.
Posted by SassyMommy
Dr. S was and is absolutely amazing! I was honestly very scared before the procedure, but when I went in that day (Thursday) everyone was really sweet (especially the anesthesiologist) he totally made me feel comfortable and told me how everything would be just fine. All up until I fell asleep he talked me through what I would feel and what he was doing. He was AWESOME :D I did love him. My Dr was great too he made me feel like I was in the best of hands right up until I conked out. His eyes were the last I looked into before I went to sleep and I felt super at ease. He's very confident in what he does and not at all to the point of arrogance, he's very charming! He's got every right to feel confident with his beautiful results that he's produced time after time (at least from all of the photos I've seen). It's night 4 now and I'm feeling pretty great. I have my first post op visit tomorrow and I can't wait to see how the girls are doing (hehehe). I'm really anxious for the next several weeks to go by so I can then buy a bra to see how I look in one now... Hello again to Victoria Secret!! :D I'm going to take some better pics and post them tomorrow. I have 1 or 2 pre-surgery pics that I'll post now if my phone let's me.
Posted by Yoyo2012
I like my dr. He is very nice. He didn't a fabulous job. I asked him to remove as much fat from my tummy and he did it. The scars are not as bad as I thought. My dermatologiest said whoever did the lipo did a great job. My butt looks very sexy and round now.
Posted by ama25
I had a breast augmentation performed with Dr. S in his Dr. Phillips office in July 2010. I found another doctor that agrees that Dr. S did a poor job and he is willing to reconstruct my BA. I would like for Dr. S to refund me the money so I can have another surgeon perform the surgery the right way!
Posted by Chesticles
Realself.com and other internet reviews. All of my needs were met. He exceeded my expectations. I have had appointments every week with Dr. Soto and his staff is highly professional. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't hesitate to choose Dr. Armando Soto. He was worth the cost and I felt nurtured. I would urge everyone considering augmentation to choose the best doctor not the cheaper doctor. You won't be disappointed.
Posted by red1
Dr. Soto and his staff were great. I did a lot of research before choosing a plastic surgeon and had several consults with different Drs. Dr. Soto's photo gallery was great and his results are fantastic. RealSelf was a big determining factor on choosing a Plastic Surgeon. Being able to read the reviews from other patients made me feel confident in my choice. I would highly recommend Dr. Soto and his staff. MORE than satisfied.
Posted by Julie8395
I was very pleased with my breast lift/revision with Dr. Soto. He and his staff exceeded all my expectations - especially one of the nurses Holly. She made me feel very comfortable. After meeting with Dr. Soto I knew he was the right choice for me. You are more than just a patient, they treat you like family. I would recommend him to anyone. After having implants the first time with a previous doctor, Dr. Soto gave me a much better experience. His bedside manner is wonderful. Julie Y., Orlando, FL
Treatments offered at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery
- Acne Scars Treatment
- Acne Treatment
- Age Spots Treatment
- Arm Lift
- Body Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Implant Revision
- Breast Implants
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Brow Lift
- Butt Augmentation
- Butt Implants
- Butt Lift
- Calf Implant
- Cellulite Treatment
- Cheek Augmentation
- Chemical Peel
- Chin Implant
- Chin Liposuction
- CO2 Laser
- Collagen Injection
- Ear Lobe Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Eyelid Surgery
- Fat Transfer
- Forehead Lift
- Fractional Laser
- Fraxel Laser
- Glycolic Peel
- Hair Transplant
- Hyperhidrosis Treatment
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Liposuction
- Laser Peel
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Laser Treatment
- LED Skin Treatment
- Lip Augmentation
- Lower Face Lift
- Male Breast Reduction
- Male Tummy Tuck
- Melasma Treatment
- Mini Lift
- Mini Tummy Tuck
- MiXto Laser
- Mommy Makeover
- Neck Lift
- Nipple Surgery
- Non Surgical Face Lift
- Non Surgical Nose Job
- Pec Implants
- Permanent Makeup
- Phenol Peel
- Photodynamic Therapy
Blog Posts and Articles
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Education / Training
Medical: MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1995
Residency: Plastic Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Advanced Breast Surgery, Mercy Medical Center Baltimore, MD