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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)

Consultation Fee

Free. free if you mention RealSelf.com

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Carbonell has hospital affiliations at WakeMed Cary Hospital, Cary, NC.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    BS Biology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CA

    Medical School:
    Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Surgery, USPHS Hospital, San Francisco, CA, 1969

    Surgery, USPHS Hospital, San Francisco, CA, 1972

    Plastic Surgery, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1975

    Trauma Fellowship, Chief Surgical Resident:
    St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, IL, 1976

Most popular answers from Antonio M. Carbonell, MD (retired)

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Is Tightness After Tummy Tuck Normal?

Dear Beaches2961, I'm writing to endorse the excellent comments on your question. I do think that Dr. Rand hit the nail on the head when refering to... READ MORE

I have had breast implants for 14 years. How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Great question Pamela. As you can see from the many responses there's an overall consensus about the stability and durability of both the saline... READ MORE

Lifting my Baby After Tummy Tuck and Plastic Surgery

Dear Leiav, My first reaction is that with the planned surgery you're limiting both your arms and your abdomen and to a slight degree your legs from... READ MORE

Do Breast Implants Cause Stretch Marks?

Dear GinaC, The stretching of the virgin skin with implants can produce significant stretch marks (which are actual dermal scars and permanent) if:... READ MORE

Replacing Silicone Breast Implants with Moderate Sagging

Dear Cherabine: I agree with Drs. Rand and Goldstein for most patients who have a significant drift of the breast complex (including the... READ MORE

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