Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
3900 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Love Dr. Elias - Saint Petersburg, FL

I had a lumpectomy in June, 2010 for breast cancer. After radiation, the breast became very hard and a significant bit of scar tissue formed causing daily pain. Also, I had an ugly divet on the outside of the breast where the surgery was. I went to see Dr. Elias to see if she could remove the scar tissue and do something with the divet.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Dr Elias- Double Mastectomy with Expander Reconstruction - Saint Petersburg, FL

I opted to have a bilateral double mastectomy and reconstruction due to a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer. 

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Neck Lift and Mid-face Lift -Saint Petersburg, FL

I highly recommend Dr. Elias. I feel she is the best in her field . I have had several surgical procedures performed by her and have been extremely happy with the results. Her work is exceptional and my post-op pain was very minimal. Also, her staff is very pleasant and accommodating. All in all, a very positive experience.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Best Doctor in the Area - Tampa, FL

My tummy tuck was done with several hernia repaires and it still looks great after almost 10 years, my breast lift was very satisfying and when its time for another one i will not hesitate to do it with Dr. Elias, im a regular Botox user and i love it.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Wonderful Doctor, Repeat Customer - St. Petersburg, FL

I highly recommend Dr. Elias for many reasons. I feel she is the best in her field. I have had a few surgical procedures performed by her and have been extremely happy with the results. She won’t do any procedures that are not in your best interest. Her work is exceptional and my post-op pain was very minimal. Also, her staff is awesome-always very pleasant and accommodating. All in a...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Saint Petersburg, FL

I was very pleased with my surgery. Dr. Elias is a loving and kind hearted person, and I might add always listen to her patients wants needs, and is very understanding, and opened to the ideals of her patients. She spends time listening to you, and don't just rush you out of the office because, other patients are waiting for her expertise! Her staff is so "Awesome", Nancy always greet you with...

Delighted!!!!!! ¡! - Saint Petersburg, FL

I had upper eyelids done with Dr Elias 10 days ago. I was terrified of making a wrong choice of Dr.s. as you know there are so many. I read horror stories on the internet. I did not make a mistake. My eyes look fantastic after 10 days and I still have a lot more healing to do. I now trust Dr Elias and will have more procedures done with her. I a very very pleased......her staff was excellent...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

So excited to say goodbye to 12yr old implants - Saint Petersburg, FL

When I was 20 I had textured, round implants place subglanular to try to correct very asymmetrical breasts. The Dr did a great job and I was very happy for about five years. I went from a 34b (with the left breast being an undeveloped a) to a 34d. After four pregnancies, two full term and twommiscarriages and twenty pounds of weight gain they are now a 34ddd or 34g depending on the bra. ...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

People Think I Am 15 Years Younger! - Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Elias has been treating my forehead with Botox for about 5 years. She uses a topical numbing medicine first because I am a wimp when it comes to needles. Anyway, it does sting sometimes, but the results are totally worth it! She is very quick and efficient, so the procedure goes fast. No one believes I am 59 years old. They think I am 43!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Excited to Go Back Au Naturale - St.Petersburg, Fl

I have been visiting on here for a couple of months and so excited to read all the stories. I had silicone implants back in the early 80's. I had them redone five years ago. I could kick myself for not explanting and getting a lift then but you know what they say about hind sight. I went to a male Dr. and he told me I didn't need a lift and I would be so unhappy not replacing them. After five...

Personal Statement

Plastic surgery has been my life for over 35 years. Whether treating an infant with a cleft lip, an accident victim or a healthy adult seeking to enhance their appearance, the rewards of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery have far exceeded my expectations.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Consult fee is applied towards cost of surgery

Awards & Recognition

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Trebor Medical Scholarship Award
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Elias has hospital affiliations at Bayfront Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, Physician's Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Chemistry/Microbiology, University of South Florida
    Medical: MD, Emory University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Emory University
    Plastic Surgery, Emory University
    Craniofacial Surgery, UCLA

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Why Do I Have Deformed Breasts After Implant Removal?

First of all, take a breath and read on. Everyone's breasts always look "funny" a few days after removal of implants. Your body is working hard to... READ MORE

Removing Saline Implants 770cc Subglandular. What Will They Look Like Without a Lift? (photo)

As a female plastic surgeon I am disturbed to see that someone put in such enormous implants. I don't blame you for wanting them out. Since you are... READ MORE

Explant? Downsize? (photo)

Since your implants have been in for a relatively short while, the breast tissue has probably not changed very much. If you just remove them, there is... READ MORE

Breast Lift Without Implants?

Breasts can definitely be lifted without implants. In fact, we are seeing more requests for this the past couple of years. The incisions needed depend... READ MORE

Periareolar lift: Is it possible to minimize scarring? (photos)

The problem with a limited peri-areolar lift, especially in the presence of implants, is that the diameter of the areola usually stretches quite a bit... READ MORE

5'5, 208lbs, should I consider losing more weight before surgery or can I receive extensive lipo? (photos)

I can see from your photos that the weight loss is definitely helping in the abdomen. Unfortunately, the skin is not very elastic and it looks like it... READ MORE

Will I need a key hole lift after explant? (photos)

Since you have had relatively large implants for a very long time and you have breast-fed, the elasticity of the breasts is almost certainly reduced.... READ MORE

After facelift/neck lift, is it common to still have excess skin still under chin? (Photos)

If the photo you have attached is a post-op of what your neck looks like then you have definitely been done a disservice. Sometimes a tiny wrinkle... READ MORE

Why do some women have a pulled look to their eyes after a Facelift?

Pulling of the eyes can occur if a forehead lift or mid face lift is performed too aggressively. If you are scheduled for a lower facelift only, this... READ MORE

39, mother, breastfed, deflated breasts, still happy with volume but don't like droopiness? I am 112 pound, 6'6", 32DD (Photos)

Megan, You are clearly knowledgeable about breast surgery and have specifically requested a 4-5cm lift. The only way to achieve this is with a full... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Elias

Diana L. Elias, MD has shared 237 before and after pictures with 12 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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