Dr. Andres Sarraga

Surgery - Plastics
Aventura, FL
19 years experience

Locations

Office

Aventura, FL

Address

21110 biscayne boulevard, Suite 103, Aventura, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Sarraga Plastic Surgery

Aventura, FL

About

Bio

I am plastic / reconstructive surgeon with fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery. My main interests are in facial plastic surgery, fat transfer for breast augmentation, gluteal reshaping and body contouring and breast reconstruction. I am board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery

Specialties
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Surgery - Plastics

Plastic Surgery

Surgery

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
40 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
It should not: Good anesthesia is an essential part of good plastic surgery. If a procedure is too painful, this may be a bad sign. However this being said, the r... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Benign mass: A fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumor that grows commonly in young women, treatment may vary because of symptoms , duration and size. However there ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Days to seal: Months to heal. Lung punctures from trauma can cause your long to collapse (pneumothorax), a chest tube will help get rid of the air and normalize the... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: In rare cases there have been reports of bladder punctures with bony spurrs (bony pointy overgrowth) in the pelvic area around the bladder. Traumawoul... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Not for hand rejuv: Always clear with your rheumatologist. There is some literature that suggests that fat grafting to the hands in patients with RA may actually trigger ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Breast augmentation : Breast augmentation is usually done with implants, saline and more popular now , gel these implants or prosthesis are inserted below your beast or ch... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Breast surgeon: Look for a reccommended general surgeon or breast surgeon. Plastic surgeons usually work with them to plan the reconstruction along with the mastecto... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Many reasons: Eyelid work is very detailed and may be frayed with complications in the wrong hands. In some instances it is done for visual obstruction, sometimes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Usually is: Chin augmentation, unless done with other more lengthy procedures, is usually an outpatient procedure
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Some: Monitor your caffeine or stimulant intake that may be causing a tremor. A neurologist could most possibly help you with getting to the root of your t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
See your gynecologis: Right lower abdominal pain in a female can be from many causes, from menstruation pain, kidney stones to appendicitis. Usually pregnancy does not caus... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends on scar: Scar creams and gels work differently, hexilak has silicone, Mederma does not. Benefit is questionable, however it does not hurt to try them. Most im... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends on severity: Male gynecomastia is very common, the surgeries used to treat it vary on the amount of reduction needed and on your skin elasticity. A board certified... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
See your plastic Sur: Geon. Sounds like you have chemo sis. These can be treated with special eye drops. However if it becomes painful you may need a special ointment or s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
No: By my calculations her body mass index is 21, she is definitely not overweight.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Mainly aesthetic : Breast lift or mastopexy shapes the breast and lifts the breast to a more pleasing shape and position. The costs will vary, especially if an implant i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Fat vs filler: Fat is a natural transplant no chance of rejection natural bio stimulator of collagen and stem cells improves the skin texture and quality can be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
In contact yes : The cells that come in contact with the laser do melt or burst, then can be liposuctioned. Skin tightening is a benefit of the smartlipo, but in the w... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Time management : Good sleeping habits will help you be more efficient and awake. Try yo avoid heavy, fatty meals, snack healthy and more often ;ie smaller mesls. Set a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Reason 4 reduction: Important if the reason for the reduction is because of large heavy breasts or sagging, , it is reasonable. It is important to understand that it ma... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Diet and exercise: Supplementing with thyroid hormones will actually prevent you from gaining weight that could be caused by low levels of thyroxine. Check with your 1ry... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Not a good thing but: The dominant circulation to your hand in 90% of patients is through the ulnar artery. So unless you are one of the other 10%, there should be no major... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: Lipomas can have many shapes, however they are always soft and movable and usually nontender. The other thing that you could have in this area is a va... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: Glue sniffing is very common in some partssouth america. These unfortunate children usually do it to control hunger and escape their social problems. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Different options: Fraxel and dermabrasions work well for acne scarring, as long as the acne is under control. It usually requires at least 3-4 treatments; if you are da... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Different options: Fraxel and dermabrasions work well for acne scarring, as long as the acne is under control. It usually requires at least 3-4 treatments; make sure to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Different options: Seek a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for fraxel and dermabrasions . These work well for acne scarring, as long as the acne is under control. It usu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Nerve compression?: Tingling of the fingers could be for many reasons, the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve compression. Work wait anatomy and pregnan... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends: If there was no infection prior to drainage, i wouldnot recc antibiotics to prevent an infection . Unless you are immunosuppresed there is no need for... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends on cause: We are all asymmetric, meaning that your right and left side are never a mirror image of each other. However there are reasons that may make you more ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Many things : Things that come to mind thrombophlebitis of a lateral vein, expansion of the lipoma if it is large and possibly some neuropathic pain from stretching... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Excision vs lipo: Fatty tumor in ankle area is most likely a lipoma. The two most common procedures to improve the appearance of the area are either excision of the tum... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
It's possible: Gynecomastia with low levels of energy and small genitalia could indicate a low level of testosterone. An endocrinologist could help you determine if ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
No: Ibuprofen and Naproxen are both nsaids and if taken together can cause problems with bleeding, stomach problems and with long term use kidney problems... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Local issues: Fillers are used nowadays more & more for nasal irregularities, post rhinoplasty deformities ; and is generally safe; however performing big changes w... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Liposuction is optio: There are different "types" of fat that we have; some of it is more resistant than others to weight loss, such as the fat in the thighs and in the fla... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
It's a possibility: Infections that are not treated can spread and patients who have immunosuppression, such as diabetes HIV are more prone to these kinds of infections. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
If it snaps: You might have a trigger finger if not you may just have some stiffness because the finger is swollen or injured .Please check with your primary docto... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Abscess or cyst: There could be an abscess , pus collection, or a cyst or fluid collection or mastitis or an infection of your breast gland get this checked out with... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Blepharoplasty : Lower droopy lids can be caused by multiple reasons; there can be excess skin, fat , laxity of the lid itself or a combination of all three. The best ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
No: Breast augmentation when done correctly does not "ruin" your boobs. Your breast will undergo changes as you age and if you have children and breast-fe... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: Breast augmentation does carry its risks, therefore the importance of getting care from a qualified board certified plastic surgeon (abplsurg.Org). Th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Not typically: Insurances may cover some breast reductions if specific size and symptoms are present (check with your provider); I have not heard of any insurance th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Difficult ?: Headaches can sometimes happen after botox; your symptoms may be a reaction to the proteins in the Botox . You should have a discussion with your ps ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Volumization: Fillers work in different ways, but the all have the capacity to volumize. Artefill is a permanent filler that if placed correctly may help some of th... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Pressure: Continuous pressure over a certain threshold on a focused area over 2 hours will cause tissue damage, if the pressure is not relieved it can cause ir... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Yes: There are many ways to treat the scars, once the acne is under control. These treatments include lasers, peels and microdermabrasion. I like using a n... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Depends : It depends which kind of ptosis you refer to. There is eyelid or breast ptosis are the most common ones. Sometimes ptosis surgery needs to be repeate... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Implants weigh more: Breast tissue has 3 basic components fat, stroma, glandular tissue fat is .9 gper ml saline and gel are .9 & 1.02 g per ml. In large breasts the la... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 19 years experience
Possible but: Nipple discharge in a male is not normal . If its fluid or milky it could be galactorrhea, which can be caused by medications, hormone imbalances and ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sarraga is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sarraga is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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So kind of you. More specifically its a post laparotomy scar in the abdomen following jejunal perforation. Dermatologist prescribed hexilax.
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Thank you, and well it was a pea sized purple bump with red around it.my doc told me it was infected, but never explained how to treat it
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The dr who gave me Botox saw what it was doing but still gave me more

Education & Training

Residency

UMASS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Miami, FL - Winter
2013
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