Born in Venezuela, Dr. Jaime Perez moved to the United States when he was seventeen years old to attend college at Kean University in New Jersey. After receiving his B.S. in Biology, Dr. Perez attended New Jersey Medical School where he received his Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Perez then completed five years of general surgery training before completing his fellowship training in plastic surgery at UMDNJ. There he trained with some of the most well respected plastic surgeons in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Perez came to Florida in 1999 to do an extra year of specialized training in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of South Florida.
"Jaime Perez is one of the best and few Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Tampa." - GR Read More..
Dr. Perez has been in private practice in Tampa, Florida since 2000. He opened his new office and operating suite, the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, in 2008 and currently runs a thriving practice specializing in all areas of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Perez is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Perez focuses his practice on body contouring (i.e. liposuction/liposculpture, abdominoplasty, Brazilin butt lift, fat grafting, etc...), breast surgery (i.e. breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lift), face-lifts, facial rejuvenation, and rhinoplasty. He is one of few board-certified plastic surgeons in the area to perform the Brazilian butt lift and other advanced forms of body sculpting like lipoabdominoplasty, lipo-etching, and three-dimensional body sculpting. Dr. Perez is also a leader in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and short-scar techniques using the most precise and advanced instruments available.
Aside from managing his practice in Tampa Bay, Dr. Perez also participates in medical mission trips, performing cleft lip and palate repairs, burn surgery, and hand and lower extremity reconstruction in Rwanda, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and most recently, for the earthquake victims of Haiti. When not working or volunteering, Dr. Perez enjoys boating, skiing, swimming, and traveling with his family and two children.
True to his Venezuelan roots, Dr. Perez has a real passion for life and his profession. He enjoys and appreciates his patients, the art of surgery, and learning.
In His Own Words...
"For me, the beauty and excitement of plastic surgery lies in the fact that it is an ever-evolving, highly individualized discipline. Plastic surgery is a relatively new surgical specialty, having truly emerged only after the Second World War. Since that time, the field of plastic surgery has given rise to microvascular surgery, limb replantation, craniofacial reconstruction, and seen tremendous advances in all areas of cosmetic surgery. No other aspect of surgery has seen such explosive growth and refinement of technique as plastic surgery.
In some surgical specialties, the ability to perform an operation the exact same way on every patient, every time, may be considered a skill. This is not so in plastic surgery. Each patient that walks into my office has different anatomy, different needs, and different goals; this must all be taken into consideration when deciding upon and executing a surgical plan.
Thus, as a plastic surgeon, it is my obligation and pleasure to stay current in the plastic surgery literature, add to my knowledge base, continually refine my surgical technique, and most importantly, craft my operations so that I can consistently deliver a beautiful result that is in accord with each patient's wishes. The modern era of three-dimensional body sculpting, breast surgery, and facial rejuvenation demands each of these skills and is an area of true passion for me."