Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
915 Middle River Drive, Ste.213
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 US
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5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

My date was changed now April 16.

My reason for choosing bbl is reasons of lack of Booty :( I neverd had a Booty...I haven't really made my appointment yet but my plans is to make one in January for February 2012. Im 5'1 145 seems like the more I try to gain weight the more I lose :( when I first when to see doctor John Pinnella I was around 147 148 I want to be around 155. When I visited him his plans was to liposuction three...

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Extensive Liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift 4 Days out - Ft. Lauderdale

Well run and organized office, although you need to be proactive as the process proceeds up to surgery, as I had a retest that was needed (high potassium), and didn't find out until I called 4 days before surgery to make sure all paperwork was in order. Dr. has been practicing for over 30 years, and is a well-respected PS in South florida.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck


since when I met him very much appreciated the conversation and felt very comforted to talk and show him my belly.and very pacient with me.over 30 years experience, very polite, cheerful. when I was dehydrated in 2 days post op dr Pinnella assisted me quickly with treatment necessary.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Lipo of Upper and Bottom Abs, Lower Back, Love Handles - Fort Lauderdale, FL

I'm a 36-28-35, which is a royal pain for picking out well-fitting clothing. I'm a relatively healthy person who exercises on the regular, but I've got a stubborn pocket of fat on my stomach and love handles. I'm interested in lipo to help me trim around my waist enough to comfortably fit my size 3 jeans, which have waist size of 26-27 usually and hips of 35 to 36. So frustrating! I...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

35 Y.o No Kids, 60lbs Weight Loss - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Amazing! Actually takes his time, just a great doctor and the staff is great as well.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

45 and Ready to Tuck the Tummy - Sunrise, FL

Dr.Panella complemented my already nice shape , was personable , answered my questions , asked me questions and was not rushed .

5 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

32 Yo Wanting a Better Shape - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Completely professional, courteous and positive

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

RhinoPlasty - Fort Lauderdale, FL

For over 8 years I had wanted a rhinoplasty. I have had consultations with multiple doctors and for one reason or another never made it to surgery. Finally 2 months before my 25th birthday a friend of mine told me she had a doctor she wanted me to meet, Dr. Pinella in Ft. Lauderdale. For years I had considered what I wanted. I am of Northern European Jewish and Roman Catholic descent, my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation 457CC Silicone Alveolar - South Florida

30yrs of experience, answered all questions/concerns, and staff were amazing!! Professional and polite, I suggest you get your consultation here!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Perky perfect boobs - Fort Lauderdale, FL

my initial consult was very detailed . DR P did a thorough explanation of my surgery with my implants under the muscle. They also showed me the sample implants so i could feel them and imagine them on my body. his post off nursing staff explained in details what i would need to do prior to surgery . His staff also made sure i was comfortable with all details of arrival and post op care. They took my blood and did a complete check of my vitals . DR WHITE explained his role in my surgery / Anethesia . DR WHITE was so kind and detailed . He did a thorough review of my medical history and talked to me about the importance of Anethesia and my comfort . The surgical team was amazing . Not once did i feel any concern. I was assigned my own private nurse in recovery . I was so surprised to see my surgical bra was actually pretty and comfortable. I went home relaxed and slept peacefully. That night the head nurse called to make sure i was resting and comfortable.

*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 Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Mention realself at the time of your consult.

Awards & Recognition

AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, 1986
AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, 1989
AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, 1992
AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, 1995
AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, 1998
Florida Medical Association Distinguished Physician Award, 2007

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pinnella has hospital affiliations at Holy Cross Hospital, Imperial Point Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    July 1964 – June 1967 Hofstra University
    Hempstead, New York
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts
    July 1967 – June 1971 State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry
    Buffalo, New York
    Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery
    July 1967 – June 1971 State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
    Buffalo, New York
  • Post-Medical School Training

    June 1974 – June 1975 Maricopa County General Hospital
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Rotating Internship
    July 1975 – June 1977 State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, New York
    General Surgery Resident
    July 1977 – June 1978 State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Chief of General Surgery Resident
    Jan 1979 – June 1979 Baylor College of Medicine
    Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Houston, Texas
    Microvascular Research Fellowship

    July 1979 – June 1980 Baylor College of Medicine
    Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    July 1980 – June 1981 Baylor College of Medicine
    Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Resident

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Cheek fillers, cheek implants or mini facelift ? Other suggestions? (Photo)

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Is it possible to have a breast augmentation under the muscle, silicone with twilight sedation?

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How long after rhinoplasty and neck lift surgery should the doctor be available for questions/follow-up consultation?

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Natrelle round or 410 series/incision? (Photo)

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Is a lift needed or can I get away with just implants? (photos)

Based on your photos and story you need a full lift ( mastopexy ) and implants . Consulting with a board certified platic surgoen will answer all your... READ MORE

Breast augmentarion. How long do I have to wait to go to the beach after surgery?

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What's the best treatment for neck wrinkles? It ages me drastically. I'm only 37. You can see them when I turn my head (Photo)

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Is 5 days recovery enough to go back to work after breast augmentation with lift?

There are many different factors for an individuals recovery time. The number one factor is YOU! What is your lifestyle, do you have help at home, are... READ MORE

How can I get rid of the fat rolls on my neck? (Photo)

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What sort of plastic surgery do I need to fix my face? My nose is so lumpy and lips are thin. (Photo)

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