Onelio Garcia Jr., M.D.
Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr. is a board certified plastic surgeon and a founding member of Allure Plastic Surgery, an exclusive plastic surgery practice devoted to all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery. In 1985 he established a private practice in South Florida following extensive training in aesthetic plastic surgery under the tutelage of renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Bernard L. Kaye, a past president and founding member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. As of this date Dr. Garcia has performed over 30,000 plastic surgical procedures however he still remains very passionate about his work. The doctor is very active academically, has received the “Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery” and is also the 2013 recipient of the prestigious “Tiffany Award” presented by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to the “best scientific presentation of the year”.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Garcia volunteers his time as part of the Clinical Faculty in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, contributing to the training of the plastic surgery residents. He has published numerous scientific papers on breast surgery, body contouring surgery and facial aesthetic surgery in the peer reviewed, plastic surgery journals. He is also currently the author of six chapters featured in well recognized, major plastic surgery textbooks on body contouring and breast surgery. He has lectured extensively at plastic surgery conferences nationally and abroad and is frequently invited as guest faculty at regional and national plastic surgery conferences.
Dr. Garcia has served as President of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of that society and is also a Past-President of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is actively involved in numerous committees and task forces of the national plastic surgery societies including the important “Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Committee” as well as the “Body Contouring Task Force” and “Membership Committee” of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. On the national level, Dr. Garcia serves as the “Florida Representative” to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and in his capacity as a “Spokesperson” for that organization, he frequently grants interviews to local, national and international media on current-events related to plastic surgery. Dr. Garcia has privileges at several major hospitals in South Florida and is the Chief of the Plastic Surgery Section at Coral Gables Hospital and Palmetto Hospital. He is an active member of numerous medical societies in the United States and abroad including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to name a few.
He is also a founding member of the Florida Foundation for Plastic Surgery Safety. Currently he also serves as a consultant to several companies that manufacture plastic surgery devices and frequently evaluates new technologies on their behalf. Away from work and when his schedule allows, Dr. Garcia personally enjoys golf, fitness workouts, snow-skiing, music and fine art however, he gets the most enjoyment out of watching his children participate in their activities.