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Dr. Palma's Biography
C. Roberto Palma, M.D.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Palma is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; the only
official body authorized to certify fully trained Plastic Surgeons,
and has been practicing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for over 25
years. He received his medical training and education at some of the
best universities in the nation.
After graduating from
Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, with an M.D.
degree, Dr. Palma served his General Surgery Internship and
Residency at the University of California in San Francisco. He went
on to complete his Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
at the Stanford University Medical Center in California. His
training included fellowships in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at
Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York, and a Plastic
Surgery Fellowship in Calgary, Canada.
He is a member of the
medical staff at multiple local hospitals and has served as Chief of
the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Head of
the Division of Plastic Surgery at North Ridge Medical Center and
various other hospitals in Fort Lauderdale.
In 1996 Dr. Palma
opened the Sunrise Intracoastal Plastic Surgery Center, which is
fully accredited by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of
Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Inc) He remains its Medical
Director and on-staff Plastic Surgeon. The facility also features a
mini medi-spa which offers medically supervised skin care and
rejuvenation services by a full-time Medical Aesthetician.
Over the years, Dr. Palma’s practice focused more and more
on Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery. He recently introduced into his
practice the SimpleLIFT, an innovative technique of face/neck
lifting which evolved over his many years of experience in the
field. The procedure, usually performed under local anesthesia,
offers dramatic results with significantly reduced cost and
In addition to
his surgical skills and experience, Dr. Palma is considered an
expert in Cosmetic Medicine or non-surgical procedures to make
patients look younger. He is one of the most experienced users of
Paralyzing agents such as Botox and Filler/Volumizers such as
Restylane, Perlane, Juvaderm, Radiesse, Sculptra and other FDA
approved products. His excellent technique making lips look younger
with these products recently made the local evening news. Lip Rejuvenation
As of May, 2009, Dr.
Palma has been approved as a Principal Investigator by the FDA to
insert the “Ideal Implant”, a new type of saline-filled breast
implant which offers the first truly innovative new technology in
over 20 years. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the USA
approved to insert these new implants.
Dr. Palma is an
experienced and skillful cosmetic surgeon who has a well-deserved
reputation as one of the top Plastic Surgeons in Florida. He has
been chosen for three consecutive years by his fellow physicians as
one of the “Best Doctors in South Florida”, is listed in Castle
Connolly’s List of “America’s Top Doctors”, as well as the
Consumers’ Research Council of America “Guide to America’s Top
Originally from Cuba, Dr. Palma arrived in the USA
with his parents and 2 sisters as a pre-teen. He is fiercely proud
of his adopted country and loves his bicultural roots. He is fluent
in Spanish. He has 2 grown children, a daughter soon to be a medical
school graduate heading for a career in Ophthalmology and a son who
is passionate about wild life ecology and soon to have a degree in
Dr. Palma is a Volunteer Surgeon and has been on
the Board of Directors of Interplast, a nonprofit organization that
provides free Plastic and Reconstructive surgery to under-privileged
patients, mostly children, in underdeveloped countries. He is
currently a member of multiple national and local organizations
including the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and
the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Palma is also
on staff and has privileges at most of the local area hospitals.