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Dr. Richard Galitz

Facial Plastic Surgery
Miami, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Richard Galitz, MD, FACS

Miami, FL

Address

18851 NE 29th Avenue, Harbour Centre, Suite 306, Miami, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(305) 974-0096

About

Bio

Double board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as otolaryngology. Private practice for 26 years in my hometown Miami. Master's degree in art and sculpture. Past President of Florida Society of Facial Plastics. Past volunteer professor at University of Miami.

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.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
55 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Only partially true: Fat injections have both advantages and disadvantages. The fat needs to be prepared properly or it will be resorbed quickly. The process must be done ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Spread to blood or septicemia is a very rare condition in healthy individuals. The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic treatment sh... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Cold-sore: The appearance of the cold sore and the sex were coincidental. You need to get on your regular medications to manage the problem and see your dermatol... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Radiofrequency: You should be able to get radiofrequency treatments after a facelift. Make sure you wait 3 months to let the acute inflammation and post-operative rec... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Unrealistic promises: A good surgeon always lessens expectations and tries to get more than hoped for....That way everyone is realistic about the prospective results. This ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Skin flaking: You need to see a family physician and get a physical examination to determine what if anything is going on.
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Rash: You need to see either a dermatologist of a family physician to get the proper diagnosis and or tests to find the cause and start proper treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Facelift risks: As I do all my facelifts with simple oral sedation ( valium and ambien) and local anesthesia injections there is almost no risk to my facelifts. 95% o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Superficial capillar: You are seeing the superficial capillaries reacting to the cold by filling with blood to warm the skin . This in normal and depends on the type and th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Dry skin: Use a quality moisturizer and stay out of the sun. Always keep the moisturizer with you in your handbag and reapply as needed during the day
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Liver spots: These can be treated by bleaching creams and a number of different lasers. See a good dermatologist and begin a treatment regimine
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Most often not!: There are many different moles or lesions that present on the skin during a persons lifetime. The vast majority are benign and of no consequence excep... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Lip lift: If you have herpes in the corner of your mouth i suggest foregoing any lip surgery as the chance for a bad outbreak is very likely.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Probable non-pigment: This is probably a mole of some type and totally benign. However it is always best to show it to your regular doctor on the next visit for an opinion.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Skin whitening cream: A preparation of 4% or greater hydroquinone and added Kojac acid would be a good start. YOU HAVE TO SEE A DERMATOILOGIST TO GET A PERSONALIZED AND STR... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Camouflage: The only was to even out a bad sunburn is with make-up to camouflage the problem. Continue to use good moisturizes and STAY out of the sun....all will... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
See a dermatrologist: you need a definitive skin evaluation and best to get it from a board certified dermatologist and not just buy stuff and treat yourself.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Skin lightening: Hydroquinone 4% and other produsts such as retin-A and Kojac acid can lighten the skin. There are also a number of lasers available. Get a consultati... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Proper washing: Proper washing of the skin with a gentle buff pad will unclog most pores
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Forehead acne: You definitely need to keep your hair off your face and avoid the excess oils it will leave there.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Rectal problems: You need to get a proper exam from your physician and determine the best treatment.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Facelift problems: The major complication concern of a facelift is the method of anesthesia....Thats why I do all my facelifts under oral sedation and local infiltration... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Red bumps: You need to see a dermatologist if the bumps persist more than a week and find out the cause which will dictate the best treatment regimine.
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Retin-a and acne: Retin-a will probably help but can also cause irritation. I would suggest getting an evaluation of the problem from a good dermatologist hands on.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Renal disease: Yes, anyone with renal disease has a greater chance of postoperative swelling even from routine uncomplicated surgery. Expect this and beware.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Jowls and downtime: A good mini-lift under local anesthesia by an experienced facelift surgeon should not cause any more than 3-4 days of down time. Thereafter almost reg... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Chapped lips: Always carry a good chap stick in your purse or pants. Wear a lip coating that has sun block in it. Drink plenty of fluids.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Bleeding mole: This may be a matter of simple trauma to the mole or it may be an indication of a more serious problem like a skin cancer. You absolutely must get thi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: You can use deodorant pads to help but if the problem gets to be too much see a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for possible Botox injections to the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Rosacea: Any doctor can but the best would be a skin specialist like a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. There are many treatments for rosecea and these spec... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Hair loss: If the hair loss is genetic induced there is little to do but use Propecia (finasteride) and Rogain and hope for the best. Also make sure your diet is... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Fillers over implant: If the implant is a solid silastic or silicone implant there is no problem augmenting the chin now with fillers. If you have a liquid filled implant t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Recovery time: Roughly 2 weeks are needed to fully recover from a face-lift. Perhaps a few days less for a simple mini-lift. Remember all patients are different and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Acne : Wash the area daily, use no oils or greams and see a dermatologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Lip bump: Most lip bumps are swollen minor salivary glands or areas of trauma. They should heal within a few weeks. If they persist for longer than this you sho... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Hair loss: Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) are the only medications known to have a positive effect on hair loss in males. The other route is to consider hair t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Body hair: Estrogen is a feminizing hormone and is associated more with the reduction of body hair growth
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
White spot in throat: Many of these are aphous ulcers and other minor viral manifestations. However if this is present for 2 months and not changed with medications DEFINIT... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Surgery results: I doubt that a mini endoscopic facelift will have results that blast 5-10 years. More like 3-5 years at best. Ultherapy accomplishes very little.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Acne: Wash daily, keep out of the sun, use few creams and moisturizers. Only use medications prescribed and directed by a qualified dermatologist.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Skin glue: Very few surgeons use skin glue for wound closure work on facelifts. Small 5-0 and 6-0 sutures heal beautifully and leave no marks or scars. They also... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Rash vs rosacea: If in doubt go see a dermatologist. The signs of rosacea are usually midface area, prolonged and unchanging presence, and actual thickening of the ski... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Bumps on lips: No, all bumps on the lips are not herpes. You need an in person evaluation from a dermatologist to see if you have herpes if the bump does not quickly... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Facelift healing: If you choose the right surgeon with talent and experience you should look great in two weeks and be able to go back to work without the surgery being... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Acne scars on back: The most important thing is to wash the area daily, keep the skin oils down, stay out of the sun or cover your back and have a consultation with a goo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Baby sunburn: Use a small child approved moisturizer probably with aloe and nothing to cause allergy or irritate the skin. No alcohol and no retin-a. Just use the m... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Oral problems: These could be from dry mouth and the treatment is to get an artificial saliva preparation at the drug store.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Facelift at 60: A facelift at 60 years old is just fine if you are in good health, determined by your internist. An oral sedation local anesthesia facelift is even be... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Clindymicin: Yes it is safe but be sure to put the antibiotic on first before the moisturizer or sun block.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Galitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Galitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will take note of that. Moreover, it will be included in my ADLs.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Just placed a Healthtap #, re: endoscopic approach. Bye!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thank you doctor! : )

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Facial Plastic Surgery, First Place, Florida - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Miami Region - Spring
2015
Top Facial Plastic Surgeon, Second Place, National - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
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