Richard G. Schwartz MD, FACS
About the Practice
Welcome to The Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center of West Palm Beach, Florida, where every patient is important to me and I take the time to get to know each patient – to better understand your desires and help you achieve your goals. Aesthetic plastic surgery is about feeling better about one’s self and improving the quality of your life through an enhanced appearance. Toward that goal, I enjoy creating a customized treatment plan for each individual, incorporating both the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques and an artistic appreciation of beauty, to achieve a pleasing, natural appearance. I strive to offer the best patient education and guidance, regarding advanced treatment options, to provide my patients with the highest quality of personalized care. At The Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center, we have assembled an excellent team of well-trained and courteous staff, whose goal is to offer you the best and most rewarding plastic surgery experience in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Schwartz has practiced plastic surgery for more than 25 years in West Palm Beach. He is board certified by the American Board of PlasticSurgery and specializes in all areas of cosmetic surgery including:
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Body contouring after massive weight loss
Facial Chemical Peels
Male Breast Reduction
Face Lift For Men
Neck Lift For Men
Body Contouring For Men
Non-Surgical and Less-Invasive Treatments:
For those individuals who desire enhancement of their appearance without traditional surgery or with less invasive methods, we offer a full range of injectables (fillers and Botox Cosmetic), laser treatments (light-based and radio-frequency), and chemical peels. In particular, we focus on one of the latest trends in aesthetics, the restoration of the fuller contours of a youthful face, by carefully utilizing fat grafting and fillers.
Here at The Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center, we feel your time is valuable and we pride ourselves on maintaining on time scheduling.
Background & Certification
The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Schwartz’ interest in plastic surgery began in medical school when he observed reconstructive plastic surgery being performed to repair the injuries of Vietnam War veterans. He found the process of rebuilding and improving the human form to be creative, artistic, and challenging. Dr. Schwartz realized that he wanted to devote himself to improving his patients’ quality of life and self-esteem by applying his surgical skills and artistic talents toward their enhanced appearance.
Dr. Schwartz trained in plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgery at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and in general surgery at The University of Arizona. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College.
Dr. Schwartz has remained a life-long student, learning the latest surgical techniques and strategies so that he may continue to offer his patients the most advanced treatment options geared toward their particular situation and goals.
Past Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital.
Awards & Honors
Guide to America’s Top Surgeons – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011
Miami Metro Magazine – The Best Doctors in Florida – Chosen by Physicians, 1998-99
Doctors Across America – Top Doctors – Plastic Surgery, 2002
America’s Top Plastic Surgeons – Consumer’s Research Council of America
2010 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
South Florida Super Doctors – City and Shore Magazine, 2011
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Palm Beach County Society of Plastic Surgeons
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Past President, American Cancer Society, Palm Beach County
If you would like to meet with Dr. Schwartz and learn how he may be able to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please request your consultation online or call (561) 833-4022 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Schwartz’ initial consultation fee is $75. When surgery is scheduled, within six months of the consultation, this fee will be applied to the cost of surgery.
Staff & Facilities
We have a state-of-the-art office surgery suite designed with your comfort and safety in mind. Our surgery suite has been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the largest accrediting organization of its kind, signifying that we meet stringent patient safety standards. Many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures can be performed in the office setting, while others are more appropriately and safely performed in an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options regarding choice of a surgical facility during your consultation, with the aim of insuring the highest quality of patient care
Skin Care Products
Our office features several lines of skin care products – from elegant sun screens to eye creams that smooth fine lines and lighten the skin. The newest generation of skin care products use DNA repair enzymes to correct aging changes and sun damage at the molecular level.Many products can be used alone for specific problems, while others are part of a multi-step home-care regimen. All of our products have been developed and tested by physicians and many are only available by prescription or through a doctor’s office. Let Dr. Schwartz and Karolina, our skin care therapist, recommend skin care products that will help enhance your skin’s health and beauty. Please visit Karolina's website at skinwellness.org to learn about her services.
Full payment for cosmetic surgery is expected two weeks prior to the surgery date. For your convenience, cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted.
Reconstructive surgery patients, whose procedure is covered by insurance, will be informed of their financial responsibilities prior to the date of surgery.
Financing: In an effort to make cosmetic plastic surgery a reality for you, we offer financing through M-Lend, an affiliate of Bank of America and Citi Bank. Please click here or speak with Rosy Alvarez, our patient care coordinator, for more information.