Onelio Garcia Jr., M.D., is a board certified plastic surgeon who began a private practice in South Florida in 1985. He is considered a surgeon of distinction and has served the plastic surgery community for the past 30 years. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Tiffany Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for the best scientific presentation of the year.
Dr. Garcia also participates as part of the clinical faculty in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami helping to train the residents in aesthetic surgery. He has published numerous articles on body contouring surgery, breast surgery and facial aesthetic surgery in the plastic surgery literature. In addition, he has authored eight chapters in body contouring and breast surgery in well respected textbooks. He lectures frequently as invited faculty at national and international plastic surgery conferences.
In addition, Dr. Garcia is considered a leading authority on the technique of ultrasonic liposuction utilizing the “Vaser”. He has conducted multiple clinical studies on fat metabolism and written extensively on the use of the Vaser.
Dr. Garcia currently serves as Voluntary, Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. He was elected by his peers to serve as president of both The Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons. He was elected to serve on the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and is also a member of the important Patient Safety Committee of that Society. Dr. Garcia serves as a spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and has served as the Florida representative to that society.
Dr Garcia currently holds membership in the most prestigious societies in plastic and aesthetic surgery including:
He has impeccable plastic surgery credentials having completed his plastic surgery residency at University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida under the tutelage of renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Bernard Kaye, a founder and past president of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, he is a founding member of the Florida Foundation for Plastic Surgery Safety and is an active committee member and spokesperson for several organizations, including ASAPS and ASPS
Dr. Garcia feels privileged because of that training and strives to bring to his patients the high level of surgical precision and attention to detail that was instilled upon him during his residency. His guiding principle is to “exceed expectations” for every patient.