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Dr. Andres Sarraga

Surgery - Plastics
Aventura, FL
18 years experience

Locations

Office

Aventura, FL

Address

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

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

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
No: By my calculations her body mass index is 21, she is definitely not overweight.
A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Usually is: Chin augmentation, unless done with other more lengthy procedures, is usually an outpatient procedure
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Yes: You must first visit a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to see what type of laser is appropriate for your skin type.
A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Depends: Typically i ask patients to plan for 2 weeks to recover from an expander reconstruction. However if muscles of your belly or back are used, you may ne... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
It varies: Breast reduction does not equal decreased nipple sensation. However it happens commonly; usually it can remain decreased or improve with time. It may ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Depends: Neuromudulators (botox , dysport, xeomin) if injected in the correct manner and dose for cosmetic purposes in the face , should have no effect on blad... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Between 1-2 weeks: This varies by patient, implant placement site and size, and pain tolerance. In the majority of cases most of your soreness will be lessened after a w... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
It depends: Most important is why did you had the initial surgery for? If it is a simple scar on the skin, a small revisiom might be possible after a year. Howe... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Hidradenitis: Sounds like she has hidradenitis, or inflammation of the sweat glands. If she has fever, tender, redness it might brewing an infection & need antibiot... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Consider other tx's: For resurfacing skin there are other modalities that can be used such as lasers or peels. Ask your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Trauma: Breaking your nose would probably reduce this deformity, however you may find it is very painful and not recommended.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Clot in your artery: A blood clot in your artery can occlude the blood flow to your hand, fortunately there are other arteries that can compensate for this. Unless you had... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Couldn't say: This is definitely something you should see your ob/gyn doctor for, he/she can tell wether an infection is present or if it is part of the healing pro... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Need to see pics: Nasolabial folds are very different; some of them are deep grooves some of them are just deep lines and some of them need real volume correction ;som... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Not likely: The benfit of using bras to support your breasts is most likely going to be during the day when you are standing up and the weight of your breast pu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Yes: Yes but i would wait at least one month after the surgery, after you are completely healed and swelling starts to come down. Make sure you get this do... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Yes: Laser resurfacing can help, i especially like fraxel for this type of problem. You will need several treatments and i would recommend using plasma at ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Many ways: In many ways it has improved. First of all withearlier detection there is less need of less aggressive excisions and chemo and radiotherapy. Have man... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
Very likely: After a breast reduction you can have a scar from fat necrosis (fat that dies). A physical exam by your plastic surgeon can determine if it is indeed ... 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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