Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4214 N. Habana Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33607 US
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"He knows he made the pockets for my implants too wide and at first refused to accept it then when he decided to help me, he suggested for me to go over the muscle again with bigger implants...." "I had no doubt in my mind that I was putting my breast in the best hands!" "I am now 6 weeks out and very happy with my results."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

33 Year Old with Two Kids and No Boobs Left - Tampa, FL

At the first consultation, Dr. Halpern spent over an hour with me and my husband getting to know us and our hopes for breast augmentation. My breasts were small and I just wanted to look natural. I was not looking for headlights or DDD boobs. I just wanted to fill out my tops and actually buy a bikini without two inches of padding. The biggest thing that stuck out to me when I left the office was safety. Dr. Halpern takes every precaution to make sure you will go through your procedure without a complication. Honestly, after we left his office we did not want to go to another consultation. We were so happy and confident with our initial meeting. The girls in the office are so sweet and also willing to answer any questions you may have. I am now 6 weeks out and very happy with my results. The scarring is minimal and I have returned to most of my activities. There are definitely some exercises that still hurt, but everyone heals differently. I would definitely go through it again to achieve the results that Dr. Halpern gave me.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Excellent Doctor! :) I Am Extremely Pleased with my Breast Lift/augmentation with Dr Joshua Halpern - Tampa, FL

This doctor is a true artist. He went out of his way and has an incredible reputation, to which he more than exceeds!! I would not change one thing regarding my experience as a patient of Dr Joshua A Halpern.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Halpern is So Good at What He Does! - Tampa, FL

I chose Dr. Hapern because I have heard so many good things about him and when I went to meet him I knew he was the surgeon for me!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Rejuvinated - Tampa, FL

From the first of two consults through the operation and scheduled follow-up evaluations, I felt extremely comfortable with Dr.Halpern's friendliness, medical evaluation, and dedication to his profession. He explained as a former professional Artist, he considered his surgeries, especially facelifts, as artworks, not just common plastic surgeries (he would not only tighten my facial muscles and skin, but also provide fat injections to fill-out my face, brow, and neck to provide a more natural and youthful appearance. He always treated me with dignity, respect, and patience, considering the multitude of my questions and concerns. He provided detailed and clear explanations of the reasonable results I could expect after my Facelift (this 65 year old could never look 25 again). Post-Op, he provided much-needed comfort treatment considering the resultant facial swelling and bruising (resolved 3 weeks post-op), and numbness (started to dissipate 7 weeks post-op). After 30 days, I felt sufficiently comfortable to socialize in public. I received several compliments from friends and family who were very impressed with the results (several saying I looked 10-15 years younger ("50 again"), and appeared happy and rejuvenated in my appearance and attitude. The results proved I choose my surgeon wisely.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Excited Beyond Belief - Tampa, FL

Dr. Halpern was everything I had hoped to find in a Dr. His bedside manner is fabulous, he made me feel so comfortable and secure in my decision. His staff is amazing and made me feel so welcome. My wait times were a little longer than I thought, but I would so much rather that he took his time to make sure everything was done 100% than rush, so I didn't mind waiting. Words cannot describe how pleased I am with my results and it's only been 10 days! Thank you Dr. Halpern!!

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

30 Year Old with One Child DESPERATELY Needs Tatas - Tampa, FL

If you live in the Tampa area, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Joshua Halpern. His technique and practices are amazing. He took 2 hours to give me my Breast Augmentation, which says a lot. I had no bleeding and have absolutely no bruising. He called to check on me the night of my surgery and send me flowers. 5-stars in my book!!!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover at 32! TT and BA - Tampa, FL

I LOVE Dr Halpern! He has been wonderful every step of the way. Very easy to get in touch with, patient, answers questions, compassionate, knowledgable, artistic, competent. I truly have nothing bad to say. So far, this entire experience has been a positive one thanks to Dr Joshua Halpern and his staff!

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Need Your Opinion - Hardness on Top of Belly 9 Weeks After Tummy Tuck - Florida

was more concerned about covering posible tracts for ligitation than my after surgery problems was better behaved with the followup surgery. so I guess i can forgive him. bed side manners are excellent

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28 Mother of 3 All Breastfed. Tampa, FL

Dr Halpern on top of being professional and informative did an AMAZING job on my breast and I couldn't be more happy with the entire experience!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

38 Year Old Mother of Two - Tampa, FL

After having two children I wanted to have a breast reduction and a lift. I could not have imagined having a better experience with Dr. Halpern. I feel like a new woman and completely ecstatic with the results. Thank you Dr. Halpern for changing my life. I love my new body. I recommend him 100%.

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

Personal Statement

Dr. Joshua Halpern is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been practicing in Tampa since 1989. He is a pioneer in endoscopic mini-scar facelift surgery and often lectures national and international meetings.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

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Awards & Recognition

10 Best Plastic Surgeons for Florida - 2016
Top Plastic Surgeon, 2013 - present
Worldwide Who's Who, 2013 - present
America's Top Plastic Surgeon, 2002 - present
Patient's Choice Award, 2010 - present
Most Compassionate Doctor, 2011 - present
Peer Reviewed Physicians, 2013
Phi Beta Kappa
Summa Cum Laude
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Dean's list all semesters, USC
Outstanding Young Man of America, 1988
EDDIE Award for "Communities in Schools, Leadership Tampa," 1999
RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Halpern has hospital affiliations at Tampa General; St. Josephs Hospital; Memorial; Town and Country.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, 1983
    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1979
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, 1984
    Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1987
    Plastic Surgery, Long Island Plastic Surgery Group, Garden City ,NY, 1989

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Is it safe to get in the sauna a few weeks after BBL and breast lift? Will it help reduce swelling and fluid?

Thank you for your question. I don't recommend going into a sauna that early after surgery. Please follow up with your plastic surgeon. I hope you... READ MORE

Can I go really big to avoid a lift? (Photos)

Another option is a donut lift with an enlargement. A donut lift goes around nipple areolar complex. The incision heals nicely. My patients tell me... READ MORE

360 Lower Body Lift or Extended Tummy Tuck? (photos)

Thank you for your question. Congratulations on your weight loss. Your a good candidate for a 360 body lift. A 360 degree body lift, if performed in... READ MORE

Would like to reduce my silicone implant size. Want to know if I can go to saline. How difficult a surgery & cost? (photo)

Thank you for your questionyou can change your implants out for saline. It is important to know before surgery if you have capsular contractures.... READ MORE

Sex after Tummy tuck. Is it possible to break your sutures?

Thank you for your question. My patients have not had this problem. I do tell my patients that they can have sex 3 weeks after surgery. When I tighten... READ MORE

I am considering BA, what is the difference between Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and Board Certified in Cosmetic Surgery?

Thank you for your question. There is a huge difference between the two. A plastic surgeon completes a residency, typically 6 years, that is the... READ MORE

Lumps one year post fat transfer to the breasts. Is this normal?

Thank you for your question. Lumps may occur after fat transfer. I would recommend following up with your plastic surgeon. At that time he/she should... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for breast lift? What type? Will I need an implant for upper pole fullness? (photos)

Your nipples are in a low location and the length from your nipple to your fold is long. The best lift would take care of both these problems. That... READ MORE

Would an alar base reduction be required in my case? (Photos)

A very common way in determining if you need a alar rim reduction is to compare the width of the alar rims with the distance between the medial canthi... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck with Lipo and fat grafting due to my existing scar? (photo)

It appears that you would be a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck and fat grafting. You would need a physical examination to confirm this. There are... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Halpern

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Facelifts: See the Before and Afters

Dr. Joshua Halpern shares a compilation of before and after images from patients that received facelifts. WATCH VIDEO

Before & After: Mini Scar Tummy Tuck

Dr. Joshua Halpern shares this woman's before and after pictures from a mini scar tummy tuck procedure. If you have excess fat and loose muscle but good quality skin, you are a candidate for this procedure. WATCH VIDEO

82 Seconds of Brazilian Butt Lift Before & Afters

Dr. Joshua Halpern walks us through these Brazilian butt lift results. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation: Before & After

Dr. Joshua Halpern explains a few common things women look for before seeking breast augmentation and shows some pre-op and post-op photos. WATCH VIDEO

Mini Scar Tummy Tuck: See This Woman's After Photos (Part 2)

Dr. Joshua Halpern shares this woman's after photos following her tummy tuck. WATCH VIDEO

Mini Scar Tummy Tuck: See This Woman's Before Photos (Part1)

Dr. Joshua Halpern shares this woman's before photos prior to her tummy tuck. 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.