Tampa Plastic Surgeon
26844 Tanic Drive
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544 US
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"I went into the process of contemplating having plastic surgery feeling very intimidated by and unsure of the procedure; by the time it was time for surgery I felt very well informed at at ease...." "I have never had the experience of an office manager who is as on top of things as Geri." "I felt I was in "good hands" from spending time with Dr. Albear and his nurse Jeri."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Investment I've Ever Made, from the Best Doctor Around - Wesley Chapel, FL

I had always been a 32A bra size and as a 25 year old woman, I knew it was time to make my dream of having a breast augmentation reality. Dr. Albear was so dedicated to educating me about the process and was attentive to addressing my questions, concerns, and wants. He cares about the patient and is realistic regarding the options, results, recovery, etc. I had zero complications and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Knew I Was in Good Hands - Wesley Chapel, FL

I felt I was in "good hands" from spending time with Dr. Albear and his nurse Jeri. Him and his staff are very thorough and very people oriented. I never felt like I was rushed like you sometimes do whenever you see your regular physician. I felt more like a good friend or family. They took time explaining EVERYTHING. The best feeling was going in knowing what to expect during surgery and afterwards during recovery.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Having a Tummy Tuck - Tampa, FL

My daughter is a nurse practitioner in Tampa and she found the surgeon for me.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Implants After Mastectomy... Memory Gel - Tampa, FL

My oncolgist is Rand Altemose.. Love him.. treated the rest of my family. Breast Surgeon John Cox, Tampa, Florida Finally plastic surgeon, Dr. A. He is caring, realistic, up front, and honest . He will get the job done for you. And be honest with you. Plus his staff is fast, courtesy and I have come to love all of them!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

TT - Tampa, FL

Seeing him for the 3rd time Friday June 15, 2012 so far he is very upfront and very concerned about his patients.

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

Proud of my Arms - Tampa, FL

Recommended by lap band surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Best Plastic Surgeon in Tampa Bay

I interviewed over four plastic surgeons until I thankfully found Dr. Paul Albear. Dr. Albear worked in tandem with breast cancer surgeon, Dr.Charles Cox for my double mastectomy and reconstruction from breast cancer. Dr. Albear talks to you in real terms and treats you like he's known you for years. His demeanor and skills are what sold me. He takes the time to listen to you and connect. You are never, ever rushed through an appointment. You feel valued and cared for not only by him but by everyone on his staff. I have been very pleased with the results from my breast reconstruction. He handled everything from the expander process, to nipple reconstruction and aerola tatooing. Because he handles so many breast cancer cases,I felt like he understood and knew exactly what I was going through physically and emotionally. Dr.Albear is not your radio station/billboard plastic surgeon looking to turn and burn patients in and out on botox. (although when I'm ready for all that, I would go to him!) It's clear he's in it for something greater as well. It made my breast cancer reconstruction process so much easier dealing with Dr. Paul Albear and Staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Almost 30 Year Old Implants GONE! One Year Update - Wesley Chapel, FL

Recommended by my gynecologist.

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

Long Overdue Arm Lift - Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Albear and his staff are great, they specialize in weight loss patients. I had other consults and left those consults terribly depressed. I guess you can't expect a boob and butt surgeon to understand the weight loss patient who just wants to look like a normal person. Dr. Albear understands what I want and didn't make me feel bad about myself like the other consults did.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Much Needed Breast Reduction. Wesley Chapel, FL

Well since I can remember I have always been heavy chested for a slim girl. But once I began depo birth control I gained a lot of weight. My then perky 34DD turned into a 38H, add on another 2 years and a baby, I was ready to get rid of them. It was hard to find a doctor that I liked who would accept insurance. So once I found Dr. Albear, I knew he was the one. Never a long wait, friendly...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$50. Please Mention RealSelf when making your appointment.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Albear has hospital affiliations at Florida Hospital Women's, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Tampa General Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, The University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Michigan State University
    Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee
    Hand Surgery, Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

Everyone recovers differently from surgery, everyone handles pain differently. My patients are usually walking slightly bent forward to take tension... READ MORE

When Stomach Muscles Are Stitched Together, What is Used, is It Strong and Holds Up Long?

Yes it does last. But, everyone does this part a little different . I will place two rows of sutures for extra support. But one row is just fine for... READ MORE

Why do some breast augmentation patients wear an underwire bra after surgery and others a non-wired bra? (photo)

Depends on the Surgeon . I have noticed over my years in practice a additive roll for the bra. A good underwire bra with lateral support has done well... READ MORE

What is the best procedure for removing my breast implants? (Photo)

I would use the same incision to remove the implant . Laparoscopically removed with full exposure . As for the capsule it would depend on the... READ MORE

Did You Ever Hear of Mondors Bands Being Cured by Manual Manipulation?

The sudden appearance of a cord under the skin , that is initially red and tender and subsequently becomes a painless, tough, fibrous band that is... READ MORE

How Long Can It Take for Nipple Sensation to Come Back After Breast Augmentation

It usually is back within 6months to a year. It is present roughly 10% of the time. Sensation can sometimes return with a vengience, sharp pain . Some... READ MORE

3 Weeks After Rhinoplasty, I Seem to Still Have Facial Swelling.

Swelling after rhinoplasty is normal and will come and go. As long as it is minimal without any bruising it will go away. Also it tends to be worse in... READ MORE

Is It Normal to Have Swelling After Removing an Abdominal Binder?

Every ps has been taught differently to some extent. That is why it is sometimes called the art of surgery . I tell my abdominoplasties to wear the... READ MORE

What can I use to lighten scar under breast? (photo)

I am a like Kelo-Cote applied twice per day and give it time (60-90 days ) to see affect.It has worked better for me than other products . READ MORE

Would Like an Opinion What Type/size/placement to Get for a Very Natural Look. Not Interested in Going Big at All? (photo)

The choice of the implant size is dependent on your body . The width of the breast , the elasticity of your skin envelope . You have a very low body... READ MORE

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Paul Albear, MD has shared 27 before and after pictures with 368 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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