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Dr. Daniel Careaga

Plastic Surgery
Miami, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

305 Plastic Surgery Center

Miami, FL

Address

564 SW LeJeune Road (42nd Ave), 3rd Floor, Miami, FL
Directions

About

Bio

305 Plastic Surgery Center was founded by Dr. Daniel Careaga. Dr. Careaga is an experienced plastic surgeon in Miami whose attention to detail and meticulous care of his patients led him to create 305 Plastic Surgery Center.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

588 Answers
52 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: There is no safe way to grow or reduce breasts... Whether with supplements or medications. Augmentation with a plastic surgeon is the only safe way.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
They don't pop: Keloids don't "pop". They are solid. Perhaps you had an infection that has drained spontaneously. In any event you should see your doctor to examin... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgical specialty: Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty. Plastic surgeon's use special techniques to reconstruct wounds as well as improve the appearance of differen... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple things: Main factors include: 1) pregnancy 2) weight fluctuations (especially rapid weight loss) 3) age 4) genetics.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape yo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No natural way: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Heating tissue may cause some dilation of the blood vessels and swelling but it is only temporary. There is no safe non-surgical way of augmenting yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Waste 'o money: There is no safe way to grow or reduce breasts... Whether with supplements or medications. Augmentation with a plastic surgeon is the only safe way.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Most likely: Though scar tissue can interfere with lactation, most women can go on to breast feed after a reduction or lift.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Up tp you.: Depends on your current body status (how overweight you may be). Lots of cardio: it is very difficult to see abs in anyone that is more than ~8% b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
After: Very important to wait until after the breasts have finished growing and maturing. Any surgery before that time can have serious long term consequenc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Minimal: The risk of either in a heathy patient is very low.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not the bones: Only the fat overlying tem in your hips... That is commonly reduced through liposuction.
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A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
There isnt one: There is no safe way to grow or reduce breasts... Whether with supplements or medications. Augmentation with a plastic surgeon is the only safe way.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
You cant: There is no pill or supplement that you can take that will make you grow breasts safely.
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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Bring bikini!: I have my patients bring in the bikini they would like to wear after surgery and mark it on their body to try and keep the scar completely hidden unde... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Very rare patient: It is very rare to find a patient that only has redundancy of the lower abdominal skin without a significant amount of muscles separation. These are ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
You cant: There is no safe way to grow or reduce breasts... Whether with supplements or medications. Augmentation with a plastic surgeon is the only safe way.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: In the appropriate patient it can... I do them in patients who have around 10-15lbs of extra weight on them to have enough fat to transfer to the butt... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not in augmentation: To move the nipples you would have to do a breast lift.
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Pathology: In the U.S., the standard of care is to send the tissue that has been removed during a breast reduction to the pathologist for examination.
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Placing an implant does not reduce your risk of your breasts dropping in the future.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Bigger breasts: Any procedure that makes the breasts larger. Any procedure that needs to be done in addition to this (i.e. A lift) is not included under this term.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: It will protect them from darkening which is recommended, but it will not cause them to fade.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
3 ways:: 1) diet 2) exercise 3) liposuction.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgical excision: Sebaceous cysts have to be completely removed so they don't come back.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: The nerves to the breasts come from between the ribs.
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A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Very: 600cc is a very large implant and can have serious long term consequences on your breast tissue and skin. Make sure you have a long discussion with y... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
SKin Cancer: The most common type of skin cancer are basal cell, squamous and malignant melanoma. Always have a dermatologist or plastic surgeon examine any s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Eating a lot of any carbohydrate will cause you to gain weight. Try and eat a balance weighted more heavily towards protein and get your carbohydrate... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Up to your lung dr.: Nobody knows your pulmonary status better than your pulmonologist. If s/he thinks it's ok to undergo general anesthesia then find a plastic surgeon a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Cellulaze: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
NO!: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape y... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Bad idea!!: Keloids have a high tendency to come back. When you remove something by 'tying it off', the subsequent wound does not have clean, sharp edges so you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Rarely: Breast augmentation causes a pressure sensation in your chest which is usually well controlled with whatever pain medication your surgeon prescribes.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
All gimmicks: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
SmartLipo: Smartlipo is a laser based liposuction where a tiny incision is made in the skin and a small laser fiber destroys the fat cell and causes the skin to ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Long list: As with any surgical procedure, there is a long list of potential complications that can arise. Make sure you discuss the common ones and the more se... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No quick fix: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin d... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes but...: Your blood pressure needs to be well controlled to minimize your risk of complications during and after your surgery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Depends on what you do for a living... Deskwork should be ok 3 days later. Light activity work (filing, driving, etc..) about a week. Physical activ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Usually two weeks: Most complications have manifested themselves by this time but check with your surgeon.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: But you're better off using your money on some massages... At least they feel good and you'll get the same result.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Usually yes: Small risk of inability to breast feed. More common with lifts and reductions than with augmentation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Its a compression garment. It hides fat while you're wearing it. The minute you take it off everything is the same. It will not alter the appearanc... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Jun 28, 2013
Informative, realistic! Nice balance.
Jun 22, 2013
Great answers!
Aug 27, 2013
Knowledgeable
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Many many problems with my implants. You have me some hope. Thank you
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That was, by far, the clearest, most complete answer I've gotten!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! What happens with textured implants? Hilaryny@gmail.com

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon, First Place, Miami, FL - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Miami Region, FL - Summer
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Baptist hospital miami
Doctor's Hospital
Coral Gables Hospial

Publications

Reversed dorsal metatarsal artery flap for reconstruction of a soft tissue defect of the big toe.
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