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5 out of 5 stars Mini Tummy Tuck


Dr. Kreithen- and his entire staff- went above and beyond my expectations in every aspect. From the time I picked up the phone to call to coming in for my 1 month post-op, I felt cared for and that I was in the best hands possible. I had a "reverse abdominoplasty" (basically a mini-tummy-tuck) procedure to tighten and tone up my upper abdomen. I started out in relatively good shape but I had...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very pleased

I recently had a breast aug with Dr. Kreithen, and I couldn't be happier with my results! Dr. Kreithen was very responsive to my needs, he was very honest (which meant a lot to me), and his knowledge and professionalism was fantastic.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Excellent experience - 5 Stars

I'm so thankful I chose Dr. Kreithen to do my breast reduction and Smart Lipo. The breast reduction was a surgery I had been contemplating for a couple of years and wanted to have due to chronic neck and back pain. Dr. Kreithen really listened to what was important to me and used his artistic and surgical skills to complete my reduction with very minimal scarring and no loss of sensation. He...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

50 Y/o, 166 Lbs, 55 Lb Weight Loss - Sarasota, FL

I decided on this procedure 1 year after radically changing my life. This includes daily exercise and eating fresh foods with minimal processing and added ingredients. I lost 55 lbs and kept it off for 6 mos. My body is strong. I'm 50 and in the best shape of my life, within 15 lbs of my ideal weight. It was perfect time and I took a sabbatical from my work. I have been self-conscious...

1 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

59 Years Old - Sarasota, FL

Dr. Kreithan in Sarasota used this procedure to reduce the wrinkles around the knees. This procedure is not used for that AND does not work!!!! Don't let a Dr. talk you into this! I just received my medical records from this procedure and they are over 100 pages trying to "fix" (to no good end) what this did.

5 out of 5 stars Cellfina

Cellfina is Amazing! - Sarasota, FL

I had Cellfina almost three months ago to remove my cellulite dimples on my buttocks with Dr. Joshua Kreithen. The procedure was virtually painless, I stayed awake throughout and it only took about an hour. I even went to work the next day without anyone knowing I would recommend this procedure to anyone who is bothered by those stubborn dimples.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

45 Yrs Old / BA and Breast Lift / Mini Tummy Tuck / Smart Lipo Mommy Makeover - Sarasota, FL

I never would have imagined I would have actually considered a breast augmentation as I have always had pretty large breasts. I am actually surprized I had the courage to do any of this! I had a breast lift and silicone implants around 300 and 320 with a donut scar around my aeriolas. I also had a mini TT to get rid of loose skin and stretch marks and smart lipo on my back shoulder blades....

1 out of 5 stars Cellulaze

Cellulaze - Sarasota, FL

Dr. Kreithen used a procedure for Cellulite to reduce wrinkles around my knees. It was very expensive ($5000) and of course it did not work. He guaranteed a 50% improvement and then did not stand behind his word! He also said that he would send a resolution to the issue back in January and I have not received any communication.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

27 Year Old Model, Looking to Raise Brows and Hide Crows Feet, Forehead Lines, and Line Between Eyes - Sarasota, FL

I have been seeing Dr. Kreithen for over 2 years now for multiple procedures. I continue to go back because he is a true artist, he is very kind and gentle, and genuinely cares about his patients' well-being and happiness. Because I am a model, I have to be sure my face is always camera ready. I have been consistently receiving Botox from Dr. Kreithen every 3-4 months to keep my face camera...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Beautiful Breasts - Sarasota, FL

After my initial consultation I decided to have silicone breasts implants surgery. Dr Kreithen did an excellent job! The surgery was done under IV sedation, not general anesthesia - which is so much better for you as a patient (health), easier to recover from, no pain or burning from intubation. My surgery was smooth, easy process. I woke up with no pain,. Post op I did not have any extra...

Personal Statement

Dr. Kreithen is passionate about empowering individuals to reach their full potential by improving or restoring physical features that hinder them physically or emotionally. In 2003 and 2004 Dr. Kreithen participated in a cleft lip and palate mission with Interplast in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Best Medical Specialist Out East, Living Out East Magazine, Multiple Years
Outstanding Resident Award, Southeastern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting 2004
Graduated Cum Laude, Deans List, Student Leadership Award, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kreithen has hospital affiliations at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center; Sarasota Memorial Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh
    Medical: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, East Tennessee State University, Tri-Cities, Tennessee
    Fellowship: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Treatments offered at Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

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Can I smoke an electronic cigarette before my sugery? No nicotine.

Dear Alex,As long as it's just glycerin and water without nicotine it should be fine. I usually recommend to my patients to have no cigarettes or... READ MORE

Is a breast reduction AND lift with implants possible for me? Plus an areola reduction? (photos)

Dear Gracie, Looking at your photo, it appears you have plenty of breast tissue. So, I would recommend in your situation a major breast lift. I don't... READ MORE

Advice for Sagging Breasts After Weight Loss?

There are multiple techniques to achieve excellent breast results after weight loss. From the surgical standpoint, the best option for rejuvenating... READ MORE

Is there anything to help with lipo bruising?

Dear Mari,I recommend Arnica Montana sublingual and Bromelian to all of my liposuction patients. These supplements generally can help with bruising... READ MORE

I have decided it's time for a Tummy Tuck. Would I need a Full Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, or Muscle Repair? (photos)

Yes... would recommend a full tummy tuck. Perhaps some liposuction of the love-handles area. You should have a fantastic result!Sincerely,Joshua... READ MORE

In need of another breast lift after 24 years. Can't locate original Doctor. Was there a standard way lifts were done in 90/91?

Dear Linderware,Certainly one of the worst complications with a breast lift are issues with the nipple-areola complex. If you had a breast lift and... READ MORE


Dear Abercrombiegirl,It's pretty normal to have a moderate amount of swelling and bruising after liposuction. Very important to wear your compression... READ MORE

I'm unhappy with the result of my Tummy Tuck 3 months ago. What do you think went wrong? (photos)

Dear Twinfun,So much of every result is dependent on your "before" anatomy. Looking at your photos, you had a significant amount of excess skin and... READ MORE

Can I get liposuction I am 220lbs height 5.8

Dear Desirae,As a general rule, for best results I recommend to my patients to wait to have surgery until their Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or under.... READ MORE

If 6 liters of fat is removed, how many lbs of weight is that?

1 liter of water is 2.2 pounds. The calculation is different with fat... however, it also depends on how much tumescent fluid was also removed during... READ MORE

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