Dr. Rafael Emerick Salas is an award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of the face and body. He is especially known for his “mommy makeovers” (tummy tuck and breast lift +/- implants).
Salas earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami as well as a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University. He attended the prestigious Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts where he received his Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.). Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
Harvard trained, Dr. Salas completed his surgical internship at the Harvard School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He continued on to do his surgical residency at the Harvard program, and then completed a Plastic Surgery fellowship at the University of South Florida School of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. While there, he also completed a Plastic Surgery research fellowship, publishing numerous articles on the plastic surgery specialty which he presented at national conferences.
A member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as a member of the exclusive American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Salas is also recognized as one of the Top 10 Plastic Surgeons for Patient Satisfaction by The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. He was also voted one of America's Top Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and has been selected as Medical Advisor (State of Florida) for “Sons Of The Flag”, a non-profit organization that helps burn victims and their families.
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