Dr. Mel Ortega is one of the Florida’s most well known and respected Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Mel Ortega is board-certified in Plastic Surgery with more than 25 years experience. Dr. Mel Ortega did his schooling from Immaculate-LaSalle High School in Miami and continued on to Miami-Dade Community College and Florida State University in Tallahassee. He obtained his Medical Degree from the LaSalle University Mexican Medical College in Mexico City. Dr. Mel Ortega received the honor of graduating twenty-fifth in his class of one hundred and twenty six and received his M.D. degree in July of 1980. After completion of his degree, Dr. Ortega came back to the United States and completed his internship at Variety Children’s Hospital (Miami Children’s) in 1982. During his internship, he discovered his affinity and skill at the surgery which lead him to embark upon a General Surgery Residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Mel Ortega is bilingual in both Spanish and English. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery. Dr. Mel Ortega is particularly noted for the strong and open relationship that he affords his patients. With his approachable, professional manner, he thoroughly understands his patient’s motivations, goals and fears enabling the development of an appropriate treatment plan that keeps the patient’s best interest at heart at all times. Dr. Mel Ortega has appeared on numerous occasions for television and radio programmes. In addition, he has been interviewed and quoted a number of times in national newspapers and magazines.