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5 out of 5 stars Facelift
Jowls, fallen cheeks and loose neck skin on my 64 year-old face led me to Dr. Centeno. I consulted two other surgeons first, but felt most comfortable and secure with Dr. Centeno's unique combination of professionalism, education and training at a world-renowned plastic surgery center. My feelings were justified, as my face looks wonderful. Dr. Centeno performed a combination procedure that he...
5 out of 5 stars Butt Lift
Dr. Centeno is who you want to go to if you've ever been overweight and/or have lost a bunch of weight as did I. He truly understands body contouring, especially after weight loss. Prior to my autologous flap buttock augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, and scar revision with Dr. Centeno I had a tummy tuck and gynecomastia through another Dr successfully...switching Dr was a very big risk for me, but Dr C quickly made me feel comfortable and was easy to trust. He is simply an artist of the body and I was super pleased with my results. One of the nicest, easy-going plastic surgeons out there.
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
Dr. Centeno is absolutely wonderful! During the initial consultation, he explained the entire procedure and what to expect following. I found him to be very professional but also very personable and comforting (GREAT bed side manner). The staff at Bitar are also very accommodating. I've had a few personal hiccups during recovery and Dr. Centeno and his staff were able to address all of my concerns almost immediately.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift
I chose Dr. Centeno because I saw some of his work and had spoke to some of his patiences about their experience. I had a great experience with Dr. Centeno. I was very nervous about the procedure and he helped to relax me and set my mind at ease. He was very informative about the procedure so that I would know what exactly he was going to do. The after care was amazing. The doctor and his staff were very attentive and caring. Since the surgery I have started to go to him for fillers. I refer anyone interested in plastic surgery or fillers to him. I wouldn't trust anyone else.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I just wanted to say how great my experience with Dr. Centeno was. The office experience was also fantastic. He is a very talented surgeon with a warm heart !
5 out of 5 stars Liposuction
They just don't get any better than Dr. C! Best Dr i ever see wish i had know him way before and very very please with my procedures,was always hesitant to go to any DR about my body but from the day i entered the office i got the comfort feeling i never got from any other DR office. also the way Dr C explain everything to me i knew that was it he was going to make me look sexy ..lol
5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
I heard about Dr. Centeno from my sister-in-law. I am so pleased with my results! I totally trust Dr. Centeno and wouldn't put my self in the hands of any other Dr. I'm so happy I heard about Dr. Centeno. He addressed my issues, eased my concerns so I went into surgery feeling at ease. I refer my family and friends to him.
5 out of 5 stars Nipple Surgery
DR Centeno works out of Bitar cosmetic surgery institute. I must say, I really lucked out. Not only was the staff super friendly and kind, he himself was a gem. His work was perfect and had great bed side manners to go along with his keen eye in creating symmetry and scarless work. Bitar is super clean and is equipped with a staff that can make anyone feel as if there family the moment one walks through the doors. When the procedure was over, Dr Centeno answered all of my questions and concerns and I was on my way. (Note to all: This procedure was at least 60% more expensive then in NY and NJ. I advise no one to get it in the tri state area)
5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover
Best Doctor very thanksfull for the way my body look , super nice curves ,, just perfect.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
Dr. Centeno was very helpful, kind, and understanding of the look I was going for. I would recommend him to anybody!
"Enhancing Your Looks, Enhancing Your Life" is my professional motto. It is a sincere honor to help patients improve their quality of life, body image and self esteem through Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Plastic Surgery is a highly personal decision and I consider it a privilege to care for you.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Awards & Recognition
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Research Paper of the Year Award, 2004
Real Self 100 Award, Top Social Influencers in Cosmetic Medicine, 2013 - 2014
Past Member, ASPS / ASAPS Post Bariatric Surgery Task Force
Past Editor, Cosm. Surgery Section. ePlasty: Open Access Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Editorial Reviewer, PRS, ASJ
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: Biology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Graduate: MBA, Healthcare Management, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical: MD, MCP - Hahnemann School of Medicine, Drexel University
Post-Medical School TrainingResidencies:
General Surgery, MCP - Hahnemann University Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
Plastic Surgery, Washington University’s Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Fellowship: Aesthetic Surgery, Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
Treatments offered at Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery
- Acne Scars Treatment
- Acne Surgery
- Acne Treatment
- African American Rhinoplasty
- Age Spots Treatment
- Arm Lift
- Asian Eyelid Surgery
- Asian Rhinoplasty
- Belly Button Surgery
- Body Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Fat Transfer
- Breast Implant Removal
- Breast Implant Revision
- Breast Implants
- Breast Lift
- Breast Lift with Implants
- Breast Reduction
- Brow Lift
- Buccal Fat Removal
- Butt Augmentation
- Butt Lift
- Cellulite Treatment
- Cheek Augmentation
- Cheek Lift
- Chemical Peel
- Chin Implant
- Chin Liposuction
- Chin Surgery
- Cool Lipo
- Ear Lobe Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Eye Bags Treatment
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facelift Revision
- Fat Transfer
- Forehead Lift
- Fractional Laser
- Fraxel Laser
- Fraxel Repair
- Hyperhidrosis Treatment
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Liposuction
- Laser Peel
- Laser Resurfacing
- Laser Surgery
- Laser Treatment
- Lip Augmentation
- Lip Lift
- Lip Reduction
- Lipoma Removal
- Liquid Facelift
- Lower Face Lift
- Male Breast Reduction
- Male Tummy Tuck
- Melasma Treatment
- Mini Lift
- Mini Tummy Tuck
- Mole Removal
- Mommy Makeover
- Neck Lift
- Nipple Surgery
- Non Surgical Face Lift
- Non Surgical Nose Job
- Nose Surgery
- Pec Implants
- Photodynamic Therapy
- ProFractional Laser
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Scar Removal
- Scars Treatment
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Slim Lipo
- Smart Lipo
- SMAS Facelift
- Spironolactone For Acne
- Thigh Lift
- Tumescent Liposuction
- Tummy Tuck
- Tummy Tuck Revision
- Vaser Liposuction
- VASER Shape
- Vein Treatment
- Weight Loss
- Wrinkle Treatment
- Yag Laser
Blog Posts and Articles
Have you ever wondered why people with dentures look older with or without their dentures? This finding is one of the favorite subjects of cartoonists and humorists trying to make light of some of life's unfortunate situations. There is a very good anatomical explanation for making a connection between the health your teeth and gums and facial aging. Poor dental health has a very significant negative effect on the appearance of your face. Regardless of your facial features, your...
Bariatric surgery has emerged as the most effective way of managing the illnesses associated with obesity and weight gain leading to growing popularity with patients. The safety of this approach and its effectiveness in improving or eliminating Type II Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hypertension through sustained weight loss has been well documented. Despite the medical benefits, significant weight loss can leave patients with excess skin causing functional...
For many women, the joy of childbearing brings changes in their body that can be concerning after pregnancy. While diet and exercise can help to restore pre-pregnancy weight, it may not be sufficient to correct changes that occur in breast size and shape, abdominal contour or body contour. Childbearing can cause irreversible changes in the body due to hormonal influences on breast size, shape, and skin texture. These influences also cause changes in the body including...
The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is the 12th most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S. having grown by 58% in 2013 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This procedure utilizes fat from liposuction for fat transfer to the buttock region for shaping and augmentation of a flat or misshapen buttock region. While Pop Culture and Reality TV have influenced this trend, beautiful buttocks have been in vogue throughout history.Research has shown that...
What do professional athletes know about rapid recovery after injury that you don’t? It has now become commonplace to hear about sports icons returning to play after serious injuries in what seems like record time.In addition to superb conditioning and first class medical teams, many athletes are turning to PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma to speed up healing. PRP has become one of the fastest growing treatments in post-surgical healing in many medical specialties including cosmetic plastic...
Most popular answers from Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Compression garments are commonly recommended after aesthetic procedures to manage swelling, fluid accumulation and for support/comfort. While they... READ MORE
Thank you for your question. BBL is possible after silicone injections but a more definitive answer will require an in person exam. Silicone... READ MORE
Thank you for your question. Arnica and Bromelain is often recommended to help reduce bruising after cosmetic procedures such as facelifts and... READ MORE
Thank you for your question and photo. There are a number of factors that affect if you have or can get an hour glass figure. Some people have a... READ MORE
Thank you for your question. Congratulations on taking your health and well being into your own hands. Over the counter iron supplementation 2-3 times... READ MORE
Thank you for your question. It is an excellent one. It is helpful that your hematologist evaluated you and gave suggestions for postop management. I... READ MORE
Do I have enough fat for a BBL? I'm 163 lbs and 5'7". I want 1000cc in each cheek and 400 in my hips. (Photo)
Thank you for your question. You are an excellent candidate for a Brazillian Butt Lift and should get an excellent result. I would caution you not to... READ MORE
Congratulations you have an excellent result. The swelling you are experiencing is normal and will continue for about 3-4 months until it resolves... READ MORE
CelluSmooth is the latest generation laser cellulite treatment. It is delivers long lasting improvement in cellulite appearance in one treatment. This... READ MORE
Thank you for your question. An hour glass figure after tummy tuck depends on a number of factors including preop body type, the amount of... READ MORE
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Videos by Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS has shared 24 videos.
Dr. Robert Centeno talks BBLs, explaining the ultimate goals, how it's done, and why so many are finding this procedure more and more attractive. WATCH VIDEO
Once patients begin to tire of the temporary filler approach, they begin to look into fat grafting. Dr. Robert Centeno explains how this procedure works and what's on the horizon for this natural solution. WATCH VIDEO
There really is no one right answer when considering body contouring. Dr. Robert Centeno explains how different cases require different approaches to repairing the damage done by those extra pounds. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Robert Centeno comments on the controversy involving a massive weight loss patient who submitted a photo of herself--loose skin and all--in a bikini to Shape. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. Robert Centeno discusses the unique challenges presented by massive weight loss patients, what body contouring options are available to them, and how each patient can differ based on their method of weight loss and other factors. WATCH VIDEO
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