Tampa Plastic Surgeon
240 1st Ave. S, 2nd Fl.
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

74 Yrs Old with 8 Children,his, Mine, Ours, Married 47 Yrs - Mid Florida, FL

I was at Peace with Dr Dreshen doing my procedure. He has had 30 yrs experience. He and his staff were wonderful. I felt like I was in the best hands. I had seen his results and all were very good.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant Revision of 33 Year Old Implants

Experienced, professional, creative, compassionate, friendly

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

I Am So Pleased, and Lower Bleph, Upper Lid Revision Too, Fat Transfers -St Petersburg, FL

Getting a service in their Venus Spa

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift - Clearwater, FL

Everyone in Dr. Drehsen's office is professional, competent and pleasant. Dr. Drehsen does excellent work and his staff is dedicated and efficient.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Very Natural Nose - Tampa, FL

Dr. Drehsen looks at your whole face and gives you the nose you should have been born with. He is very professional, a little on the serious side, but I don't care as long as I'm happy with my result. Also, his fee was the most expensive, but I know that you get what you paid for so I was ready to pay more for a better result. The staff was very nice, especially Elizabeth who is the Patient care coordinator, they were very open with sharing the procedures they had done and just very friendly overall.

5 out of 5 stars Brow Lift

The Best Plastic Surgeon - Tampa, FL

My experience with Dr. Drehsen has been very positive. I would not trust my face or body to anyone else. In my opinion, Dr. Drehsen is the only plastic surgeon that is truly gifted. Only one look at his patients before and after pictures will prove this review. Dr. Drehsen is the best plastic surgeon in Florida and possibly in the United States. I am a very satisfied patient of his and will continue seeing him for any surgeries in the future. Michelle Nunez, Miami, Florida

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Saftey and Trust is Everything!!!! - Clearwater, FL

Don't go for the deal of the month. You will be sorry!!! Make sure your getting quoted apples for apples. Dr. D is by far one of the best reconstructive surgeons across the country. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Knowledge is power and I am glad to recommend him to anyone.His approach made more sense to me than any other doctor I had a consult with. He was more expensive then some of the doctors but I knew the job was going to be the best. I reviewed his before and after pictures and got to speak with several of his patients. Don't waste your money if your thinking your going to get a good deal for cheap...you will pay in the end. Dr. D is the plastic surgeon your looking for!

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

25 Yr Old Lipless Lady - Saint Petersburg, FL

The nicest doctor I have ever had the pleasure to meet!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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THE BEST OF THE BEST!! Go see Dr Christian Drehsen before you have any work done. You are going to live with the results your whole life. Go to Dr Drehsen, your mirror will thank you everyday! He has over 36 years of experience. He is a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise far exceeding others. I will never let any other doctor work on me, I want the best!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Great Breast Lift and Aug Revision!!! - St. Petersburg, FL

I had a previous breast lift/aug with a different Doctor and was left with horrible, bottomed out, saggy breasts. The left side was completely bottomed out and the right was out of pocket and leaning towards the side. They were extremely uneven due to a poorly done breast lift. I chose to go to Dr. Drehsen and he fixed the assymetry and also added fat to the cleavage area and they look...

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Personal Statement

In his 25 years as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Christian Drehsen, M.D., has served thousands of patients, recovering their unique beauty with natural looking results. Dr. Drehsen has earned his place as one of Florida’s leading plastic surgeons.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Consultation Fee

Free. We Have the Latest in Photo Imaging So You Can See Anticipated Results

Awards & Recognition

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Best Plastic Surgeons 2012
Member Pinellas County Medical Society
Consumers’ Research Council of America
Guide to America’s Top Surgeons 2012
Patient’s Choice Award 2008/2009

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Drehsen has hospital affiliations at St. Petersburg General Hospital, Bayfront Same Day Surgery Center, St. Anthony's Outpatient Surgery Center at Carillon.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS
    Medical: MD, University of Brussels, 1970
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Florida, Jacksonville, 1976
    Plastic Surgery, University of Louisville, Kentucky, 1978
    Hand Surgery, University of Louisville, Kentucky, 1978
    Micro-Surgery, University of Louisville, Kentucky, 1978

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Will a Refresher Lift Give a More Natural Facelift?

As the developer of the Refresher Lift, I can unambiguously tell you that it is not a Mac Lift, even though it does share some of its goals and the... READ MORE

Is there a way to restore volume without implants? Fat transfer? Will they ever make smaller implant sizes? (photos)

I understand your concerns. I suggest you seek structural fat grafting to the breast. Which can add support, shape and a moderate amount of volume.... READ MORE

Is retinol safe to use right after a fat transfer?

Yes, retinol can be used after a fat transfer without any complications. Christian Drehsen, MD READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a lip lift? (Photo)

In order to determine if you are a candidate, we would have to establish if there is an issue caused by your teeth (ie: short teeth) or occlusion... READ MORE

How do I fix these huge arms? (Photos)

It is not uncommon after a significant weight loss to keep residual fat deposits, along with a significant amount of excess skin. This is a clear... READ MORE

How is a Face Lift Different Than a Mini-face Lift or Midface Lift?

The term facelifts is a generic term that apply to all operations that lift the skin of the face and neck. While some procedures exist to remove fat... READ MORE

Double Bubble Revision Adivce- Surgery 12/14/15, Revision appt on 3/15/16, pics taken 2/24/16. Any suggestions? (photo)

You're right to be concerned in your case. While sub muscular placement of an implant has become a routine approach, it can, especially in muscular... READ MORE

I'm 68 yrs old. Am I a candiate for a Laser Facelift/ Precision TX? (photos)

An undesirable change in facial expression like tiredness, anger, sadness or a saggy neck that appears to fade away by lifting the cheek, brow or neck... READ MORE

What is the Real Deal with Fixing Inverted Nipples/ Sensitivity Loss?

Inverted nipple is usually the result of a short milk duct, that tether the nipple internally. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia at any... READ MORE

Are Fat Transfer Results Permanent?

Fat grafting  can produce remarkable results in terms of volume restoration and  skin quality improvements. The rejuvenation effects... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Drehsen

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Learn About This Woman's Experience Getting a Full Facial Makeover

Dr. Christian Drehsen's shares this video of Karina, who discusses the differences she experienced before and after her surgery. She had a refresher lift with a neck lift, rhinoplasty, in addition to a fat transfer to her cheeks and lips. WATCH VIDEO

Refresher Lift: Insights and Results

Dr. Christian G. Drehsen explains his approach to facelifts which he calls the Refresher Lift. Hear two women share their stories and see before and after photos. WATCH VIDEO

Amy's CoolSculpting Treatment For the Tummy Pooch

Dr. Christian Drehsen documented his patient Amy's first CoolSculpting treatment experience. Amy is a 25-year-old working professional and mom. WATCH VIDEO

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