Gainesville Plastic Surgeon
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Gainesville, Florida 32607 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

"Gummy Bears" by Dr. Sadove (Best BA Surgeon in the Country!) - Gainesville, FL

When I first decided to undergo a breast augmentation, I decided that I had to do my homework to get the right doctor, the right implant (type, size, shape, texture, etc), and right placement for me. I did A LOT of research before I started to form an opinion on what I thought I wanted to go with. I found the perfect implant option in anatomical cohesive silicone gel ("gummy bear") implants-...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

42 Year-old Active Mom with Prior Breast Augmentation and Persistent Pain and Implant Movement - Gainesville, FL

I am an active mom, enjoy working out (running and light weights), bike riding with my kids, crafts, dancing and looking my best. I had a silicone breast implant procedure done back in June 2012 where the surgeon talked me into going "under the muscle" due to my activity level. From day one I had discomfort on my sides (laterally). The implants began to move more and eventually would slip...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

13 Year Old Collapsed Breast Implant Removal & ReAugmentation - Gainesville, FL

The moment I was diagnosed with collapsed breast implants, I started searching high and low fo the best of plastic surgeons. I knew immediately during our initial consultation (of many) that in Dr. Sadove I had finally found the professional and compassionate plastic surgeon I had been looking for. It's been a year since my breast implant removal and reaugmentation. I couldn't be happier...

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Amazing Gummy Bear Implants! -Gainesville, FL

Lets just say i had implants previously that were done by another physician. They needed replacing because they had moved and i had other issues going on from poor plastic surgery. After a year of researching doctors i decided to go with Dr. Sadove. I have never been happier with my new implants. They look amazingly real. I was at 270 cc and went to 480 cc. I almost cried went i saw him...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Knowledgeable! - Gainesville, FL

I was very uncomfortable with the size of my breasts and just wanted to fit my clothes and bathing suits better.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Salon Owner / Cosmetoligist - Gainesville, FL

I wanted to look better and breathe easier , my nose was not my best feature , I felt like I needed to do something about it . Dr . Sadove and his staff were amazing they not only made me comfortable but helped me feel better. I was extremely pleased with the procedure before and after surgery it's been the best experience I have ever had . And I would do it all again . I am very pleased...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

"Gummy Bear" Breast Augmentation 24 yr 5'3 115lbs RN - Gainesville,FL

I am a 24 year old nurse and decided to get a breast augmentation last year with Dr. Richard Sadove in Gainesville, FL. I can honestly say it has been the best decision and investment of my life so far! I am extremely satisfied with my final results and am happy that I decided to work with Dr. Sadove as well as choosing the new "gummy bear" implants which are VERY natural and "anatomically"...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Had Too Much Saggy Skin and Eyes Were Droopy - Gainesville, FL

Saw a friend after her surgery, wanted to look younger too. l was so happy after having the surgery. Did not look fake, just refreshed and younger. My doctor did a marvelous job. Very compassionate and extremely cautious and concerned for the safety of my procedure. Great follow-up afterwards. Was very little discomdort or bruising after surgery.

2 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment

Acne Procedure - Gainesville, FL

He didn't give much information about the actual procedure. The dos & don't pre and post surgery- I had to initiate asking. Nor was he very informative about the cons of the surgery. All of my concerns he basically negated with a one to 2 sentence quick rebuttal, not belaying my fears at all. I ultimately went forward with the procedure as I thought it was my only option. I was unhappy with...

27 Y/o 5'5" 103lbs. 3 Children Two Are Twins. Droopy Too and Lose Tummy All Stretched Out.

I want a full nice chest with no sagging. A right tummy no hanging skin!!! I am in the military and physically fit I just want to be able to show it off with no issues and having to be self conscious.I want to be happy on my own skin! After having three children and the twins stretching me until o can't stretch any more I am in desperate need of a body make over. I'm sure I'll be more than...

Personal Statement

My style, skills There is no greater profession than to be a Plastic Surgeon. I am so blessed to have had the parents and teachers who made me who I am. First, we are human beings, next we are physicians, and then we are plastic surgery specialists.
My style is to listen to what you want.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. free if you mention

Awards & Recognition

First Place Award Research by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Professional Recognition:
Fulbright Professorship
Facial Plastic Surgery Editor, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Sadove has hospital affiliations at North Florida Regional Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Washington University
    Medical: Rush College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery
    Plastic Surgery

Treatments offered at Sadove Cosmetic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Sadove, R. Liposuction Only Breast Reduction, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2005

Liposuction of the female breast is a procedure which has its place in the armementatrium of the plastic surgeon. Women who suffer from macromastia who are unwilling to accept scars on their

Sadove, R. Transconjuctival Septal Suture Repair for Lower Eyelid Bags , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 120(2):521-529, Au

Too often patients treated for lower eyelid bags had changes in the shape of their eyes. This was due to the cutting of the muscle in the eyelid in order to gain access to the fat pads. This article demonstrates the authors significant experience with

Sadove, R. PolyGlycolic Acid Injection for the Treatment of Facial Acne,

the results from sculptra in acne scar for atrophic acne scar are nothing short of fantastic. It is a true revolution in the care of this terrible problem. Most oft

33. Sadove, R. Cohesive Gel Naturally – Shaped Breast Implants, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 23(1): 63-64, January 2003

Cohesive Gel Anatomic Gummy Bear Breast Implants these are the most popular implants in the world and the best they should be approved by the FDA

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What’s the Best Dermal Filler for Acne Scars?

If you have ice pick- deep narrow scars they are best treated by cutting them out with a biopsy punch and suturing the hole closed with a file suture.... READ MORE

Will I Benefit from a Facelift?

Hello Those below who advised that you not have a face lift are correct. Have you seen a dentist regarding the relationship of your teeth? READ MORE

Will I get round/perky breast with implant only, no lift? (Photos)

Agree with doc below who suggested X high profile style 410 gummy bears. You will always be able to have a small lift later if you wish. Would need... READ MORE

Advice for Neck-lift Revision. 56, good skin tone & stable weight who had SMAS facelift/neck lift under GA 4 months ago (Photo)

Sorry to read about your experience. There is much to tell you.First you should know that of the common complications for neckplasty, "the skin... READ MORE

I need advice on what to do to make my face look younger. I have tried fillers and Botox but I am still not happy. (Photo)

The answer is that a facelift will do a great deal to return your face shape to the oval of youth. A we age the jowls create a square shape in our... READ MORE

I want simple explant. As long as the capsule is soft will the pocket close by itself & whats chance of fluid build-up?

Hi GailskiI too do not remove a capsule unless it is greatly thickened and hard with calcium( see my photo gallery).My experience is that a drain in... READ MORE

Thigh (Circumferential Liposuction) Isn't Recommended Because of Swelling and Lengthened Recovery. Is This True?

Total thigh suction was often discussed by Dr Richard Mladick in Virginia Beach. It is not a matter of being so difficult for the patient to recover... READ MORE

Second Failed Platysmaplasty What Can I Do Now?

Sorry to hear of your experience Having treated many such patients, I can tell you that you are not alone. Open "carpet" suction on... READ MORE

What Happens when You Have Sculptra Many Months Apart?

R Nelson- You need not be concerned that a second injection 11 months after the first will lose its effect faster than the first. You received the... READ MORE

Extra skin left after upper blepharoplasty, can this be corrected? (Photos)

Dear JenYou are not my patient. I am sorry that you are unhappy with this skin excess. Yes, it can easily be trimmed under local anesthesia in the... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Sadove

Richard Sadove, MD has shared 298 before and after pictures with 490 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Choosing the Right Size for Breast Implants

Dr. Richard Sadove discusses what goes into deciding the right breast implant size for you, as well as the importance of doctor-patient communication. WATCH VIDEO

What to Expect in Breast Augmentation Recovery

Dr. Richard Sadove explains why recovery is very dependent upon how the operation is done. Rip and tear of the muscle is not the same as a meticulous dissection with little bleeding. WATCH VIDEO

Labiaplasty vs. Vaginal Tightening and Clitoral Hood Reduction

Dr. Richard Sadove explains the difference between labiaplasty, vaginal tightening, and clitoral hood reduction. He describes why labiaplasty is the right choice for those concerned with loose or excess skin around the labia. WATCH VIDEO

What Does Labiaplasty Treat?

Dr. Richard Sadove clarifies why many women undergo labiaplasty and the variety of concerns it can treat. This procedure is not to be confused with vaginal tightening. WATCH VIDEO

How to Get Rid of Acne Scars on Your Cheeks

Dr. Richard Sadove explains why lasers and chemical peels are not the answer to treating facial acne scarring. He introduces subcision as an option to treat the scars deeper than the skin's surface. WATCH VIDEO

Why Do My Breast Implants Look Deformed When I Flex?

Dr. Richard Sadove explains why breast implants look strange or deformed when flexing. He explains the condition called animation deformity, which is typically caused due to breast implants being placed under the muscle. WATCH VIDEO

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