Ernesto J. Ruas MD
About the Practice
Our goal is to enhance the quality of your life by providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery designed to improve your appearance and heighten your sense of well being. Open communication helps us to understand your desire and to determine the appropriate intervention to meet your specific needs. Not only do we advise, we listen. We want you to be pleased with your results and filled with a new confidence as you move on to your next challenge in life.
Facial Rejuvenation including: Face lift Blepharoplasty, Midface lift, Brow lift, Endoscopic brow lift Rhinoplasty Aesthetic surgery of the breast Abdominoplasty Liposuction Botox Fillers Full range of skin care and medical spa services
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery November 9, 1989
Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Fellowship: Maxillofacial Trauma and Microsurgical Lower Extremity Reconstruction, MIEMSS Baltimore, MD
Instructor, Plastic Surgery: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, M.D., Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez Mexico City, Mexico
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Tampa, Florida
Awards & Honors
Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society Doctor of the Year 2001
Affiliations & Memberships
St. Joseph's Women's Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Joseph's Same Day Surgery Center
Tama Outpatient Surgery Center
University Community Hospital
Bayfront Medical Center
Bayfront Same Day Surgery Center
All Children's Hospital
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Hillsborough County Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
Florida Cleft Palate Association
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society
Tampa Bay Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Florida Cleft Palate Association, Counselor At Large, 1992
Tampa Bay Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons - President, 1996
Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society - Member of Executive Board
Our primary goal during your first meeting with Dr. Ruas is to identify your goals and desires. Dr. Ruas will examine you to determine which surgical procedure(s) might best meet your particular needs. He will discuss your surgical options including the length of the surgery, the recovery period, potential risks and what you might realistically expect in terms of scarring and the ultimate final result. You will be allowed ample time to satisfiy your questions.
Our staff will provide you with educational materials, as well as fees for both the surgeons and the surgical facility.
Staff & Facilities
All surgery is done in a fully accredited hospital or free standing surgical center, offering state of the art equipment and a fully licensed staff, including Board Certified Anesthesiologists.
Computer Imaging available
Skin Care Products
Obagi, Skin Sceuticals
Dr. Ruas is fluent in English and Spanish
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, CareCredit