4.8 out of 5 stars

Melinda Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD, FACS

Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
1274 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34236 US

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Brazilian Butt Lift $ 7500
Silicone Breast Augmentation $ 5999
Mommy Makeover $10999
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Slim Lipo abs,back, arms, and thighs, Breast Aug and Benelli Lift

After having two kids (and finally all done) I wanted to give myself a makeover. I'm very excited!!! Once I decided to do this, I looked around and my first consultation was with Dr. Nalluri. His office at first glance, does not seem like what I would think. It was kind of dark and a bit creepy. He and his staff are very nice though, but the consultation seemed rather cold and awkward....

5 out of 5 stars Slim Lipo

a-m-a-z-i-n-g - Sarasota, FL

At 38yrs old & after having 2 C-sections I had a not so hot belly...a fat round belly! I was able to hid it in clothing but on the beach I looked 3-4 mo pregnant. It was also making my pants too tight. I am not a big girl, this was really more about looking fit. Dr. Lacerna also tightened up my chin- I have had a little chin fat since a baby..she was able to use the laser and tighen this...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Wrinkling of Lower Eyelids After an UPPER Blepharoplasty?? - Ventura, CA

It was a deep, aggressive upper bleph. Just wanted a younger, refreshed look. I didn't look bad, actually always looked younger for my age as people were always surprised I wasn't in my early 40's! But am not willing to age if I don't have to. I am 51. Now the lower skin around my eyes has very deep wrinkles when I smile making me look 15 years older. I didn't have...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Caring Doctor - Sarasota, FL

Skin discolorations and lots of wrinkles around the mouth.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

A year and 2 months. And loving every bit of it :)

Like many others, I was a very young mom. I've never had the chance to ever enjoy my body. I have 3 kids 2 boys 18, and 14 and a daughter who's 12. I've been with my husband for 15 years and married for the last 3 :-) I so want to get my body back. I'm sooo ready for the new me! I'm currently 145 lbs, and 5'3". Forgot to mention that I will be getting a full TT...

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra

Extremely Happy with my Treatment and Would Recommend the Doctor and Her Staff Highly - Sarasota, FL

I've promised myself, long ago, that I would fight the aging process as much as possible. This procedure makes me feel and look younger and translates into more energy and more confidence in myself.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Highly Impressed, Couldnt Be Happier! - Sarasota, FL

I am soo happy with my results! After my surgery i had concerns, like anyone would, i addressed with Dr.Lacerna. Not only was she professional but she took time to answer every single question i had!! I wish i had my before and after pictures to share!! Dr. Lacerna did my procedure january 17,2012... From the moment i met Dr. Lacerna I was amazed by her. She is one of many Dr's i consulted with. I was extremely nervous but the minute i met Dr. Lacerna i was at ease. She took the time to answer all of my questions and offer the best advice on everything. Dr. Lacerna takes the time to build a relationship with her patients, she is caring and she genuinely wants to help her patients get the best possible results!!! My results were A M A Z I N G, after 2 c sections and breast feeding twice, I had the body of a 50 year old woman. I now look and feel like the 25 year old i am! I would recommend Dr. Lacerna with every ounce of my body!! Dr. Lacerna has definitely brought my sexy back!!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Scared but Excited! Gain Weight With First Child and Never Bounced Back - Sarasota, FL

I am scheduled for a full tummy tuck and lipo August 3rd 2012. I have 2 kids, 4 and 2 yr old via csection. I gained too much weight with the first child and never bounced back. I am very active but i have been on Mirena (18 months) and it i has made it hard to loose the stubborn weight around my hips and of course my lip over my stomach. My husband is taking the kids for 8 days and I thought...

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

I'm very scare but excited - Brazilian Butt Lift - Aventura, FL

I'm very scare but excited I have see all those pics and I wonder if there is some1 unhappy with their bbl. I talked with a lady there I asked why some girls ask for 500ccs and the Drs. Decide another amount? She answered that it depends of the elasticity of the skin but im not sure of that. Idk anyways. I'm flat as* have been searching a lot of Surgeons. I like Dr Campos job Tijuana MX is...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

My Mini Facelift - Sarasota, FL

My Mini Facelift began one month before the surgery when Dr. Lacerna recommended an Obaagi Blue Peel for my face and neck. The results were amazing....my skin looked so healthy and smooth, tighter and definitely diminished wrinkles on my 65 year old sun damaged face and upper chest area. I have recommeded this procedure to everyone I know. On March 4th I had the mini lift and some fat...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$75. Discounted Consultation Fee If RealSelf is mentioned

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lacerna-Kimbrell has hospital affiliations at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of California, Irvine College of Medicine

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, Temple University
    General Surgery, Kaiser Permanente

Treatments offered at LA Plastic Surgery and Dermatology

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Slept on my back after Brazilian Butt lift. (photo)

Thanks for your question. Hard to say how much or if any fat was damaged by laying flat on it. I always tell my patients no pressure such as sitting... READ MORE

Butt Augmentation Done with Fat Injections. Looks Worse Now. Didn't Know This Could Happen? Need a Fix?

It is hard to judge whether you had the cellulite before surgery without seeing your pre-op photos. Cellulite is typically NOT corrected by fat... READ MORE

Plastic surgeons who are experts in doing Asian Rhinoplasty, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Implants & Eyelifts! (Photo)

Thanks for your question and sharing your photos. In my very honest opinion, you are a gorgeous girl and you don't need any facial plastic surgery at... READ MORE

Recovery (Especially Sleeping) After Aggressive All-around Abdominal Lipo Plus Fat Transfer to Face and Buttocks?

Thanks for your question. I recommend sleeping supine, but place 2 pillows on your lower back and 2 pillows on your posterior. Thighs so essentially... READ MORE

Could Frequent Sitting Affect Brazilian Butt Lift Results?

A brazilian butt lift safely and effectively transfers unwanted fat from areas such as the abdomen, waist, flanks and thighs, to a very desirable area... READ MORE

My Buttock is Made Up of Mostly Muscle. I Want a Big Ghetto Booty. Is Fat Trasnfer Rite for Me? (photo)

Thanks for your question. From your self-description and your photos, you are a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt lift. By obtaining fat from the... READ MORE

I Had a Lower Body Lift 2 Weeks Ago, I Have Huge Amounts of Swelling (20lbs)! Is This Normal?

Thanks for your question. A 20 lbs weight gain 2 weeks after a lower body lift is not normal. Causes may include lymphedema in the legs or seroma or... READ MORE

Slim Lipo Vs. Smart Lipo: Which is Best?

I have performed many liposuction procedures and I have used VASER, Smart Lipo, SLIM Lipo, Power Assisted Lipo, Lysonix Ultrasonic Lipo, Body Jet... READ MORE

I Just Had BBL 1 Week Ago. Can I Drive This Week?

I advise my patients a very limited sitting protocol after a Brazilian butting possible do not sit on the areas of fat transfer for 3 weeks; pressure... READ MORE

What is the best compression garment and binder after a tummy tuck?

A standard procare white binder without brace bars is ideal. As far as compression garments go, once drains are removed, any garment that provides... READ MORE

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Melinda Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD, FACS has shared 30 before and after pictures with 491 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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How Soon Can I Hit the Gym After a Mommy Makeover?

Is your hot new body after baby just screaming for Spandex? Dr. Melinda Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell suggests the right time to dust off that gym membership. WATCH VIDEO

Is It Possible to Get the "Perfect Butt" With Exercise?

If you're a gym rat at heart, Dr. Melinda Lacerna-Kimbrell confirms a certain amount of benefit gleaned from your daily sweat session. But if you're looking for a bit more to your backside, implants might be the way to go. WATCH VIDEO

What Can a Thin Patient Do to Get a Bigger Butt?

For thinner patients who may not have enough fat to plump up their booty, Dr. Melinda Lacerna-Kimbrell suggests another option. WATCH VIDEO

What Is Your "Wish Butt" and How Can It Be Achieved?

Dr. Melinda Lacerna explains how fat grafting can be used to augment the butt. All you need is an idea of your desired look. WATCH VIDEO

Use Your Own Cells and Tissue to Turn Back the Clock With This New Anti-Aging Treatment

Dr. Melinda Lacerna introduces a new treatment using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) coupled with fat grafting to turn back the hands of time. WATCH VIDEO

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