Miami Plastic Surgeon
51 SW 42nd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33134 US
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BBL $6000 with 12 areas of Lipo, 3 free Massages
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"My breasts still have tape on them but the lines are healing beautifully." "He was wonderful and it was my pleasure to fly to Miami to have him perform my BA." "The doctor that did my BBL is an excellent doctor, he's just not meant to do BBL."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Memory Gel - Gummies! Miami, FL

I absolutely LOVE my new breasts and Dr. Ortega did an amazing job. They are perfect, feel real and best of all are NOT heavy! They are light and squishy like a gummy bear candy without the stickiness. LOL I highly recommend Dr. Ortega for this procedure! I liked his work so much that I am going back to have a bbl by him on 1-14-15! Just 2 more days! These were taken this morning before...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

My Tummy Tuck Results :) Dr.Ortega - Miami, FL

I did my tummy tuck with Dr.Ortega on September 17th and I am more than happy with my results. Dr.Ortega took his time with me to explain everything he would do and answered all of my questions. I did not feel rushed at all and he is very knowledgeable. Even at the follow up visits he took his time and addressed any concern I had. Swelling is going 12 weeks post up and feeling...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck - Miami, FL

The wait time was great and the treatment was amazing.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

46 Y.o, 2 Children - Miami, FL

I am a R.N. who currently lives in Europe. I wanted to have my procedures ( tummy tuck and breast augmentation )performed in the U.S. As a nurse I had personally cared for patients whom had blotched procedures. However because I had a C-section and also a partial hysterectomy which resulted in loose abdominal skin I needed a tummy tuck was well as breast uplift with augmention. After...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

27 Years 2 Kids - Florida, FL

My doctor was ver helpful explain everything to me, show me what type of exercise I have to do help with my breast.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Implants Look So Real!! Miami, FL

dr. ortega was very attentive and personable.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Flew from Canada to Miami for a BA with Dr.Ortega - Miami, FL

Dr.Ortega was very professional and very honest. He gave me good advice on what size was right for my body. He was wonderful and it was my pleasure to fly to Miami to have him perform my BA.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr. Ortega and Staff Treated Me Like Family. And my Results Are Awesome :) - Miami, FL

Dr. Ortega is honest and does a damn good job. He knows what he is talking about and he makes sure that you are well taken care of. The staff is awesome and overall I had a great experience

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Body Back Brazilian Butt Lift - Miami, FL

In my words (Dr.. Ortega) is the Best of the Best.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift, 24 Years Old - Totally Worth It - Miami, FL

Dr. Mel T. Ortega is amazing! He is very detail orientated and is super understanding and intelligent. I felt very comfortable and he seemed to know what I want as soon as he put markings on me. He knows how much the body can handle and will only work on you if you're the right candidate. My only complaint would be about time, because he takes his time with his patients and waiting can be a little annoying. But I am glad to know he doesn't rush into anything.

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

Personal Statement

Dr. Ortega is double board certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Ortega has practiced in the South Florida area for over 25 years. He is affiliated with Spectrum Aesthetics, Miami.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ortega has hospital affiliations at Baptist Hospital, Pan American Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Jackson Hospital and Westchester General Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Universidad La Salle, 1980
    MD, University of Texas Medical School, Galveston, TX, 1990
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, 1982
    Residency: General Surgery, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY, 1987
    Fellowship: General Surgery, American College of Surgery, Chicago, IL, 1997

Treatments offered at Spectrum Aesthetics

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Moderate Plus Vs High Profile Silicone Gel Implants?

It's very simple, High profile implants have a smaller base & project more outward. High profile implants are usually chosen for more petite women... READ MORE

Wait Until After Children for Breast Augmentation?

My honest opinion is if your know you do want children then yes I highly suggest you do wait until after. Reason is, when you are pregnant & after... READ MORE

What is Average Time for Drains to Stay in After Tummy Tuck?

Drains stay on for an average of 7 to 10 days. We look for less than 25cc of fluid being drained within an 48 hour period to determine if the drains... READ MORE

BBL full recovery time? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. The earlier you perform the BBL the sooner you will be beach ready. The simple answer is yes, you can be beach ready May... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take to See Final Liposuction Result?

Results after liposuction can be very tricky initially if you look at yourself in the first day or two after the procedure and while you're in the... READ MORE

After Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery, How Much Lymphatic Massages Are Patients Supposed to Get for Optimal Results?

The lymphatic massages can be beneficial to speed up the healing process. What the massage therapist is doing is moving the stored fluids in the... READ MORE

How long should I be off work for Breast Lift w/o implants and Tummy Tuck?

Thank you for your question.I recommend my patients to take off between 10 to 15 days if they can for the recovery process.Many surgeons, including... READ MORE

Would I be a good candidate for a tummy tuck and do you think I should lose more weight first? (Photo)

Thank you for your question . you do not need to loose weight to have great results for a tummy tuck. Many surgeons, including myself, offer... READ MORE

When Are my Breast Implants Going to Drop and Even Up?

Thank you for your question . It is too early to give you an exact answer please wait at least 2-3 months to give time to your implants to come down... READ MORE

I'm a Male With Natural 38C Breasts, Can I Go Much Bigger? (photo)

The possibility of going larger exist, however without an actual physical examination it would be very hard to know how much larger the person could... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ortega

Mel T. Ortega, MD has shared 252 before and after pictures with 1,380 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Mommy Makeover: Why is it Called That?

Dr. Mel Ortega explains why a Mommy Makeover is called that, and what the procedure entails. WATCH VIDEO

Repairing Damage of Abdominal Muscle Separation

Dr. Mel Ortega explains how the abdominal muscle separates and how it can be fixed. WATCH VIDEO

Do You Need A Breast Lift?

Dr. Mel Ortega explains why this woman needs a breast lift, even if she wants breast implants. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains Online vs. Physical Consultations

Dr. Mel Ortega explains the differences and considerations for an online consultation and in-person consultation. WATCH VIDEO

What Can I Do About My Chin? The Surgeon Explains Your Options

First question: What results are you looking for? Get the details from Dr. Mel T. Ortega. WATCH VIDEO

Liposuction and Liposculpture: What's the Difference?

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