Melinda Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD, FACS

Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
1274 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34236 US
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Silicone Breast Augmentation $ 5999
Mommy Makeover $10999
$500 Off
$500 off Slim Lipo
Brazilian Butt Lift $ 7500
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

I'm not rating just yet since I haven't had surgery... but so far in consultation she has 5 stars from me.

5 out of 5 stars Slim Lipo

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

Dr. Lacerna is a kind, caring surgeon who has a passion for making people happy with what they see in the mirror. She also was very clear about what my expectations should be. Her entire team was also so knowledgeable, warm and made me feel 100% comfortable. BTW- Down time for me was only 24 hours..but I took slow for a few days.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

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

I don't think it is doctor that caused this issue with my eyes. She did a wonderful breast reduction on me 4 mths ago and I have the most perfect perky breasts! The eyes -- maybe I tried too much...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Caring Doctor - Sarasota, FL

Dr. Lacerna is wonderfully talented plastic surgeon and she has wonderful bedside manner. Makes you feel very comfortable.

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

Dr. Lacerna-Kimbrell is so friendly, you immediately feel at ease with her. She listens and answers all questions completely. She extremely knowledgable about all the procedures and products she offers at her office and then helps you decide which procedure is right for you. Her staff is very good and also very friendly and makes you feel completely comfortable. They took their time with me and the procedure wasn't painful at all. In fact I had very, very little bruising and was able to go to work the next day without anyone being the wiser!

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 work in the aesthetic field as a sales rep for 12 years in Florida. I have received 2 opinions if the best pastic surgeons in Florida. Dr. Melinda Lacerna was highly recommended to me by another patient (a nurse that i work with in the field) and I met her and felt at ease.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

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

Confidence I like her and she explained everything

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

My Mini Facelift - Sarasota, FL

Absolutely stellar. Skilled, Professional, Compassionate and always smiing. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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

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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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

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

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

Frequent sitting on a BBL after lipo and tummy tuck: Doctor says it's okay, is this true? (Photo)

I tell my patients not to sit on their butt for at least 3 weeks. Sitting on it before that period of time has passed, seems to have an effect on the... 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

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Melinda Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD, FACS has shared 30 before and after pictures with 496 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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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.