Dr. Ralph Rosato

Plastic Surgery
Vero Beach, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Rosato Plastic Surgery

Vero Beach, FL

Address

3790 7 th Terrace, STE 101, Vero Beach, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 08:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

7725649214

Rosato Plastic Surgery Center

Vero Beach, FL

About

Bio

Dr. Rosato established his practice on the Treasure Coast in 1992. He is currently Chief of Plastic Surgery at Indian River Memorial Hospital. His peers have elected him as the President of the Indian River County Medical Society and the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a past Chief of Surgery at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He is a member of all the prestigious national Plastic Surgery Societies and listed in the current addition of the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons written by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Rosato completed his Plastic Surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland Ohio. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the first board of Plastic Surgery. His medical school training was completed at St. Louis University. He also completed a full General Surgery residency and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery awarded Dr. Rosato the Certificate of Special Recognition for Community Service and Volunteerism.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

313 Answers
34 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Probably not: The aim of surgery is to make you the best you can be. The clock can be turned back however a breast lift can only be done with some scarring. Many fa... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Tanning: Self tanners and spray tans are safe for the skin. A tanning bed and uv light will trigger the tanning process which is the bodies way of trying to pr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: To prevent infection you should consider removal.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Visit a PS: There are many options for acne scarring. Are the scars raised or depressed. Raised scars can be smoothed with dermabrasion or laser, depressed scars ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Don't do it: Why travel out of the country for plastic surgery? To save money? Why is is less expensive overseas? The cost savings are in cheaper supplies, less re... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
There isn't any: Creams do not work.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
There may be some...: Improvement over time. Surgery and lasers are the usual way to treat depressed scars. A temporary treatment would be fillers like Restylane (dermal fi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Improve your vision: If the skin excess and brow drooping blocks your upper vision this can be improved with surgery. Some patients have droopy eyelids called ptosis. This... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Seek a consultation: With a board certified plastic surgeon. Surgery to lift the beast can be done with surgery or implants or both. You require a evaluation to determine ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Gynecomastia: Breast development after steroid use or hormone manipulation is usually be treated with removal of the breast tissue thru an incision around the areo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Eyes: Occuloplastics is plastic surgery round the eyes.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Breast enlargement: Breasts can be make fuller and if desired larger with implants. There are also some surgeons transferring fat, this procedure is less predictable and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
18 : The fda recommends breast augmentation after your 18 th birthday . Silicone gel implants are recommended for women 22 or older. However if the reason... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Nothing is required: I would not worry about it, expired sun screen is less effective but it appears to have protected you from the sun. It may have left a residue on your... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: Discuss your desired result with your surgeon they will determine what strength of a peel that you need to achieve your desired result.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Necklift or facelift: Most people that need a neck lift want a well defined jawline. You need to operate above the area of concern, so to improve the jawline you need an in... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Short term results: Thread lifts are a short term fix a matter of months for the correction to last. The threads may also complicate traditional surgery. It is best used ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
It doesn't hurt: It is better to try to prevent acne scarring than treat it. You need to following a good skin care program that includes an anti acne agent such as be... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Lasers: Lasers can penetrate the skin directly, (cause a controlled injury) or pass through the skin and target a specific color, (brown for age spot or red f... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Plastic Surgeons: Plastic surgeons are trained to do liposuction other specialties also have training in liposuction. Be sure to ask about your doctors training and exp... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not usually: If the bite gets infected it may scar. If it was a venomous bite it may cause tissue injury. Keep it covered with an over the counter antibiotic ointm... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
It varies: It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
All surgery has risk: Every surgery has a risk. Common risks are infections, bleeding, numbness, and scarring. The training and experience of your surgeon can minimize comp... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Breast augmentation: Breast augmentation has potential risks and complications just like any other surgery. You can have postoperative bleeding, there is an infection ris... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Chemical peels: Chemical peels come in many different formulas. A peel can be very superficial and cause a gentle flaking, or a deep peel that takes a week or more to... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Piece of cake: A very minor pinch, I have it done every year.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Mis-matched: yes the larger breast can be reduced, or the smaller one made larger. If they are also different shapes then skin was be removed to match the two brea... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Price varies: The cost of rhinoplasty varies in different areas of the country. The cost also varies depending on the difficulty of the procedure. I would recommend... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: You may have injured a nerve. Nerve injuries can be repaired with surgery. Usually a period of time is required to see if the nerve function returns .... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Great question: In 1937 the american board of plastic surgery was founded. After the horrors of modern warfare it became apparent that current specialties were not ab... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Return to your Dr.: There are many causes of persistent swelling. Many are related to irritation to the eye itself. I recommend you return to your surgeon for a reevaluat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Sutures?: There are many causes of hardness after surgery. A visit to your urge on is the fastest way to find out. It could be a suture, bruise, swelling, etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Ulnar nerve: The little and ring finger are innervated by the ulnar nerve. Tingling can be caused by compression in the wrist elbow or neck. You need to be seen b... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Zinc oxide is a barrier against uv rays. It will minimize pigmentation in your skin from the sun. If darkened skin is your concern it will help. If th... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Get it checked: There are many possibilities as to the cause of your problem. Some things are treatable others are not. I would see a dermatologist for your answer.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Most patients are very happy after blepharoplasty. Be sure your plastic surgeon has experience and a solid reputation. If you have any doubts seek a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Rhinoplasty: You should meet your surgeon and his team. The docotr should listen to your desires and formulate a plan for you. You should be able to see some of hi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Prevention : Wearing good supportive hose can help with symptoms but does not remove spider veins. Cosmetic's and hose can hide sider veins but either injection or... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
What causes sagging: Breasts sag because the weight of the breast stretches the skin. Weight fluctuations and pregnancy are the majar causes of sagging. Sometimes weight l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Its the surgeon not: The procedure. Most people spend more time picking their wardrobe that they spend selecting their surgeon. Pick the right surgeon and they will procee... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Call your surgeon: I would call your surgeon and explain to them what you see, also a photo may be more helpful a smartphone can email a photo of the area to the doctors... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Neither: Botox effects are variable in all people. The drug itself is very sensitive, if it is mixed over a week or so old it looses potency and does not last ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes it is a myth: The myth is that the hormones in the cow's milk may trigger early sexual development. This is not based on science.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Surgery of the midface does not effect detection of melanoma.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Excess skin and fat is a cosmetic issue. Surgery is used to improve this area.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Right choice: Surgery on the eyelids was once described to me by another doctor as the removal of some extra eyelid skin. Nothing could be further than the truth. F... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
It should get better: It appears that the chin sensory nerve has been effected by the surgery. Nerves over time makeup for sensory loss by growth of new nerves into the num... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Very unlikely: Basal cell cancer gets into the blood stream and metastasizes very rarely.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Breast size.: The breast is made up of glands and mostly fat. Implants and fat grafting are the two ways to increase the size of your breast. Fat grafting is somewh... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Hydroquinone: Stay out of the sun and use hydroquinone topical cream.
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May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rosato is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rosato is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! what could have caused that? Im pretty sure the tattoo material was clean since its the third time this profesionnal tattoo me? Thanks a lot
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you the faster i get him to look at it and tell me what is wrong the better I just want to know I'll have my hand back to normal soon
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much. This helped a lot. I have to go back in 2 weeks for surgery because my septum is broken. I appreciate then help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC

Residency

ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Orlando, FL - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon, First Place, Florida - Spring
2014
Top Plastic Surgeon, Second Place, Florida - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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