Miami Plastic Surgeon
220 Alhambra Circle, First Floor
Coral Gables, Florida 33134 US
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"I met Careaga on December 2013 and let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, he was the most straightforward, honest, professional, and had a lot of knowledge....I came in with an idea of having my breast reduction..." "I know others who know him and he seems to be a good doctor and a good person and will help you out." "The results are amazing!!"

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

KEEP CALM and STAY POSITIVE, I Did it! - Florida

I am very happy with Doctor Daniel Careaga. Dr. Caregaga and his team are phenomenal, so much better than I ever expected. At my first consult with him I was given all the facts and information I needed and with further research I knew I was in the right hands. I was nervous about the whole process, but felt confident once I booked the surgery. Dr. Careaga has a very gentle approach and he listens and understands what your expectations are, and won’t give you false expectations. He understands a women's body and is very artistic and skilled in sculpting. Surgery went VERY well, very little pain I only took the prescription pain pills for the first 2 days, and switched to tylenol after that. He called me the same night of my surgery he called to check on me and to see how I was coming along and offered further advice to make sure I was comfortable. One of the best choices I have ever made... I have no regrets and would definitely recommend him in a heartbeat! My results are great and I overwhelmed with endless gratitude. Thank You Dr. Careaga, your skills cannot be compared you are the best!!!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Smart Lipo 8 Areas - Coral Gables, FL

I could not be happier with the results of my Smart Lipo. So many compliments about my new figure! Dr. Careaga is an excellent surgeon. He listened to my concerns and transformed my life. I am a new person and still cannot believe this is me in the mirror. My husband and family are thrilled with the results too. I highly recommend Dr. Careaga and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Not a regrettable decision at all!

Dr. Careaga is a great surgeon! He is very down to earth and will answer any questions you may have. One of the things that I noticed in an instant from the first consultation to follow up appts, this man has hands that are not only soft but warm every single time he touches you! I find that to be very rewarding in a field where your hands are your everything. Over all everything went smoothly and the decision of going through with him and his office is one that I am beyond pleased with. His staff is very nice as well and are also there for any questions or concerns you may have. Finding the right surgeon isnt an easy task. But once you find the right one for you, everything else seems so much easier. I recommend him to the fullest!

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

All Over Smart Lipo...Hoping for the Best - Coral Gables, FL

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Careagas. He is attentive, dedicated, and confident. Bottom line he is everything you want in a plastic surgeon. I visited various doctors before choosing him, and I am glad that I made the right choice. In one word....EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Smart Lipo Triplex in Many Areas! Yay! I did it!!! - Miami, FL

I absolutely love Dr. Careaga! He was awesome with me. He is at the up-most professional and so human at the same time. He listened to what I wanted and my concerns. He and his staff were so nice in answering my 100 and 1 questions lol. I am glad that I chose him to do my surgery and I wouldn't change a thing. Dr. Careaga took his time sculpting me and knows what a women should look like and how they are suppose to be portioned. I thank them for all their hard work!

Could Not Be Any Happier! - Miami, FL

When I first walked into Dr. Careaga’s office, my idea was to shop around and gather competitive quotes in order to make my decision on who would be performing my procedure. Once I met with the doctor he explained the procedure in detail and answered all of my questions. During his consultation, he demonstrated patience and knowledge. I then went on to meet with Mrs. Lourdes Careaga, the...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Amazing Tummy Result - Coral Gables, FL

Wonderful experience. Detailed consultation, pre-op appointment where everything was explained to me. Day of surgery was very smooth... Minimal wait, great anesthesiologist and amazing staff. Dr. C. even called me at home that night to check on me. 4 months later I couldn't be happier! My tummy is flat, my belly button is natural and I HAVE A WAIST!!!! :)

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Llamie Cruz - Miami, FL

The Dr. has excellent bedside manners very professional and human.


Dr. Careaga and his staff are wonderful. Very professional and fit me in quickly for a consultation. They even have Saturday appointments. His wife even works there and is very knowledgeable about the procedures.

21 year old mother of 1 baby boy :) Miami, FL

Well well well, soon i will be a dr. Careaga doll :)I am schedule for a tummy tuck and breast lift this nov . A little scared already and still not sure about getting the breast lift ! Please help me out girls ... Is a breast lift (lollipop)worth it ? And is doing both things together better then getting it at different times ? Creams or any meds for better results ? Feeling much better...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Careaga holds double board certification by the American Board of Plastic surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Careaga is dedicated exclusively to aesthetic surgery and has gained international recognition for his results and willingness to take on challenging cases.

Board Certifications

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

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Dr. Careaga has hospital affiliations at Baptist Hospital, Coral Gables Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Miami
    Medical: Ross University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Mississippi
    Plastic Surgery, Wayne State University

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Mommy make over - plus size patient. (photos)

Thank you for your question. Body-mass index is a way to standardize somebody’s weight for their height. Based on a height of 5’5 and a weight of 255... READ MORE

My case what is the best options; Tummy tuck or Liposuction or both? (photos)

First of all I want to say congratulations on losing the 50 Kg. That is a very difficult and respectable thing to do. You’ve taken a step that will n... READ MORE

Mommy makeover, good candidate? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. One of the biggest sources of controversy when I have a consultation for a patient that has droopy breasts is whether or... READ MORE

I had a tummy tuck in 2005. Years later I noticed my belly button would leak out fluid that has a really foul odor and hurts

Foul smelling discharge from your belly button so long after surgery is usually one of two things: either a small piece of skin was retained on the... READ MORE

When can I get a BBL after I have my baby?

Thank you for your question. Ideally you want to be near your ideal stable body weight before you undergo to a Brazilian Butt Lift. The first thing... READ MORE

I'm 32, two kids, 4'11", 138-142lbs after weight loss. What procedure is best for my body type? (photo)

Thank you for your question. Pregnancy and weight loss can take a severe toll on a woman’s body. Looking at your pictures it appears that you’ve dev... READ MORE

Sculpsure - If I see results quickly, will I still see future improvement after 6 weeks? (Photos)

Thank you for your question. Results from SculpSure are typically seen at 6 weeks with the final result being at 12 weeks. At the 6 week mark if you... READ MORE

How many procedures can you have at one time?

Thank you for your question. There really is no limit on the number of actual procedures that can be done at the same time, the issue comes in the... READ MORE

Meds after Breast Augmentation if low pain tolerance?

Breast augmentation surgery is actually very well tolerated with minimal discomfort.  I usually give my patients extra strength Vicodin for about 5 ... READ MORE

How do you continue to make sure your breasts are okay even years after breast augmentation?

Though implants are fairly low-maintenance, there are steps you can take to ensure long-lasting results.  In regards to your breast health, monthly ... READ MORE

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