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Dr. Ralph Rosato

Plastic Surgery
Vero Beach, FL
37 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

Wednesday: 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
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

313 Answers
34 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Flesh eating bacteri: A necrotizing streptococcus infection cause rapid skin destruction usually with in a day or two, ]. Other bacteria cause gas gangrene that can lead to... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Very unlikely: Basal cell cancer gets into the blood stream and metastasizes very rarely.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Hydroquinone: Stay out of the sun and use hydroquinone topical cream.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Always be cautious: There are no supplements that improve cellulite I am sorry to say. Maintaining low body fat helps but still some people are genetically predisposed to... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
No: Excess skin and fat is a cosmetic issue. Surgery is used to improve this area.
A male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
More than one: Quite often cosmetic procedures are combined. Combining procedures allows one recovery period. However long procedures have potentially more risks. A... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Lymph nodes: If the melanoma spreads to the lymph nodes they will swell. Fever is not usually associated with melanoma unless you have an infection.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of fat removal. Every patient is different. It may take a few months to see the final shape.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Dysport: Some patients can take longer than a week to respond. However the product can lose potency if it is old or if the mixing failed to include all the fre... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not usually: Lipomas and melanoma are not a related diseases. A lipoma is usually not cancer. Rarely a lipoma can be cancerous and it is usually in someone older t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Months: Every patient is different is usually takes at least months to reestablish the normal drainage pattern of the skin. This may be considerably longer in... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
DOT Laser: The fractional co2 laser has most of the benefits of the conventional co2 laser with less down time and redness.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
I do not think so: Steroids are often used after laser treatment to help reduce inflammation and the redness. They will not prevent syringomas.
A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes it is safe: A co2 laser can treat syringomas and it is safe in a skilled physicians hands.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Buttuck augmentation can be done with your own fat or with implants. Be sure to visit a board certified plastic surgeon. Implants for this area are n... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Breast reconstructio: Breasts can be reconstructed using implants or a patients own tissue. If you use your own tissue either a flap (attached to the body) or free fat can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Hair loss treatment: If you are losing your hair it would be a good time to start treating hair loss. Not everyone responds to medical treatments.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Freon burns: Extreme heat and cold can damage the skin. These injuries can be superficial with redness only or they may blister. These superficial burns are painfu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not usually: The septoplasty can straighten a nose if it is corrected. Also if the septum is removed and the support lost the nose my sink in. This is seen in old ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Pain medication: Over the counter medications like Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help for minor pain. If you required more pain relief then narcotic pain medic... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Trigger finger: This is a condition caused by swelling of the tendon and it sticks in the finger pulley system. Rest and some times anti-inflammatory medication can h... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Yes i can but usually it doesn't. Melanoma can grow from an existing freckle.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Diet or surgery: Loosing weight will help for sure, many men store excess weight in the chest. Gynecomastia can be related to abnormal hormones and this needs to be ch... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Avoid sun light: You can also use a medication called hyproquinone, it is a prescription.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Loose skin: At 17 i would be patient you may have more retraction of your skin. If that doesn't happen in a year or so you may consider surgery to remove the exce... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
It is safe: Laser removal of hair is safe with the proper laser and proper technique. I would visit a center that has a physician on site either a board certified... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Not usually: It is important to support the breast to limit sagging. However, many factors influence sagging. The larger the breast the more sagging even with supp... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Piece of cake: A very minor pinch, I have it done every year.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
No way to prevent it: If you keep fit and have a low bmi your cellulite should be better. However even very fit people can have cellulite.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 37 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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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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