Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
3900 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711 US
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36 Year Old Latina with Chronic Cellulite Finally Getting Rid of Some

Hello ladies, tomorrow I will finally be getting done my Cellfina treatment, since I have done everything on earth to get rid of cellulite, pretty decent diet , 3 to 5 times exercise a week and nothing seems to help, I have had 2 liposuctions on my thighs in the past , the And that to me seemed to me that made it worse , i'll be posting pictures soon if you have any helpful tips for the...

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 Augmentation

Dr. Elias is a truly talented plastic surgeon.

Dr. Elias is a truly talented plastic surgeon. She made me feel comfortable about doing my surgery by being direct and yet congenial. I am very pleased with my results. It was a pleasure getting to know her and her team. They are all very professional, efficient and pleasant to work with. If I am ever contemplating another procedure I will be confident in choosing Dr. Elias.

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 Augmentation

Look no further! - Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Elias is a very experienced, knowledgeable and overall genuine human being! I felt comfortable with her treatment plan from start to finish; not once was I "left in the dark." Even during my personal 'mental moments' I was provided emotional support. Moreover, her staff is so overly inviting that they begin to feel like family. I'm in love with my results and recommend her practice 1000%!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

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

I found Dr. Elias by word of mouth and insurance. I was fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Elias. Dr. Elias was a wonderful, caring, considerate and reassuring doctor throughout this process, and her staff is amazing and kind.

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

Dr. Elias was recommended to me by my PCP. I had several procedures done by Dr. Elias and still considering few more for the future. Very friendly and professional staff, very satisfied with every procedure i had with Dr. Elias.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction - Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Elias, is "Awesome", she's the best!! Always listening, and taking into consideration of what her patients feel.

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. ...

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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

Memberships

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.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

    Residency: General Surgery, Emory University
    Fellowships:
    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

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