Ernesto J Ruas MD FACS South Tampa, FL Botox Chemical Peel Dermal Fillers

Ernesto J Ruas MD FACS

What We Do!



Welcome to the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice of Ernesto J. Ruas, MD. We invite you to learn more about the options available to you through our practice. Explore our website and please contact Dr. Ruas if you have any questions.Our goal is to enhance your quality of life through cosmetic and reconstructive surgery that improves your appearance and heightens your sense of well-being. Through open communication we learn your desires and determine how to meet your specific needs – not only do we advise, we listen. Dr. Ruas is board certified by the American Board of plastic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, as well as several national, state and local medical organizations. He often lectures nationally and abroad, and participates in the Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of South Florida, teaching young plastic surgeons.

Dr. Ruas’ practice in Tampa Florida is a blend of state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery for adults and complex reconstructive surgery for children. He enjoys the close relationships he shares with his patients, and continues to remain excited about the life-changing transformation that plastic surgery can bring to his patients, young and old.Procedures include but not limited to breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, eyelid surgery, facelift and rhinoplasty.

Our Services

  • Facial Surgery
  • Breast Enhancement
  • Body Contouring
  • Botox
  • Chemical Peel
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Obagi
Phone: (813) 259-1550

About Ernesto J Ruas MD FACS

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, Ernesto J. Ruas spent his early childhood in Cuba, where both his father and mother practiced medicine. Trained in the US, his father, a general surgeon, and his mother, an anesthesiologist, would often take young Ernesto along during house calls. He vividly remembers his parents caring for the ill, and recalls being captivated by their discussions of medical topics at the dinner table. In the 1960s, the family immigrated to the US and eventually settled in Orlando. There, Ernesto attended high school and graduated valedictorian of his class. He continued his studies at Emory University in Atlanta, where he received a B.A. in chemistry, Summa Cum Laude.

Inspired by his parents’ love of medicine, Ernesto decided to attend The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. During the next ten years, he completed his degree and remained at Hopkins for his general surgery and plastic surgery training under the tutelage of Dr. Jack Hoopes and Dr. Paul Manson. Intrigued by facial surgery, Dr. Ruas traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to complete a fellowship in craniofacial surgery under the direction of Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, M.D., a world-renowned pioneer in craniofacial surgery and aesthetic surgery of the facial skeleton.

In 1987, Dr. Ruas returned to the US and joined the faculty at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. There he was named director of the Craniofacial Center and participated in patient care at the Breast Reconstruction Clinic at the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Our Location:

603 S Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33606 US

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