Listed in Tampa
- 4429 Florida National Drive Lakeland, FL 33813
- (863) 647-2200
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1989
Surgical excellence, absolute satisfaction, and patient safety form the cornerstones of Dr. Stark’s practice. He has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, and has over 20 years of experience. He is the founder of the department of plastic surgery at the largest private clinic in Florida. He has served as chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Florida.
Dr. Stark graduated with honors from the University of Colorado Medical School in 1981. Plastic surgery training was completed at the University of Virginia. He has extensive additional training, including fellowships in craniofacial, hand and microvascular surgery.
Dr. Stark is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and proudly displays their symbol. He is also a member of the AMA.
Dr. Stark performs surgery at his accredited office operating room with board certified anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. This guarantees absolute safety and privacy. Arrangements for hospital surgery with overnight stay are also possible.
Stark specializes in abdominoplasty, arm & leg lifts, and liposuction. We offer these procedures either individually or in combination. General or local anesthesia can be used. Options for a comfortable overnight stay can be arranged. Dr. Stark considers body contouring to be the art of body sculpture, one of his areas of expertise. Below are before and after pictures that illustrate typical results.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” is a major sugical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. But bear in mind, it does produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.
If you’re considering abdominoplasty, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your surgeon about anything you don’t understand.