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If you are looking for an extremely skilled, compassionate plastic surgeon who is highly recommended by his patients, please call Dr. Joseph Aguiar at 1-813-658-3600 or click the button below.

  • I went to Dr. Aguiar for a breast reduction. He is awesome! He really listened to me, and put me at ease right away. I am so happy with the results. His staff was amazing, too. They made me feel comfortable and  I was not even nervous. If I had to do it again, I would choose Dr. Aguiar in a heartbeat.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • My experience with Dr. Joseph Aguiar and Essentials Med Spa was exceptional.  Dr. Aguiar was very professional and explained everything to me. A doctor may have good technique, but may be cold. Dr. Aguiar is very compassionate; he answered all my questions and discussed my concerns. He is very precise and meticulous. Some places administer treatments very fast, but Dr. Aguiar took great care to make sure it was right and looked the same on both sides. I also had the Portrait® Skin Regeneration procedure done by Dr. Aguiar, and his aftercare was outstanding. With some doctors, once you have paid, they don’t have time for you, but Dr. Aguiar was just the opposite. I highly recommend him.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • I recently traveled to Tampa from Beverly Hills and was lucky enough to get an appointment with Raquel at Essentials Med Spa. I have received treatments from celebrity estheticians such as Ole Henriksen and Sonya Dakar but Raquel's treatments are far better. I highly recommend Raquel as one of the country's top estheticians. Essentials Med Spa is one of America's best kept secrets. Hurry in before the secret gets out.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • As a new resident to Tampa, I researched and interviewed several plastic surgeons in the area. I chose Dr. Aguiar because of his board certifications in plastic surgery, skills, experience and sincere interest in answering all of my questions. I could not be happier with his gentle demeanor and level of comfort that he and his staff extended to me while in his care. Even with the injections, he was so gentle! Clearly, an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon performing these services make a difference! Dr. Aguiar is a gentle surgeon with an artists touch.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • It's been about 5 months. Here is where I stand: Best decision I ever made. I am so unbelievably happy with my body I can't stand it. Last weekend was the first time I ever went to the beach and didn't keep my stomach covered by a towel or shirt. WOW! 

    My scar is ehh. It's about 17 inches long and the sides are very thin; however in the middle I had had some trouble with temp stitches so there's a keloid. I've been using ScarFx tape and Kelo-care. It's very soft, but still red/purply looking.

    I'm also numb. Imagine yourself with 6 pack abs, that's the entire area i'm numb, where all the squares are (that's what my son calls them.) I don't really mind it except when I have an itch that I can't scratch because I can't feel myself scratching but i'm still itching! Or when my stomach is touching something- I can feel the pressure but not on my skin so it's weird.

    So.....now I want boobs. I wanted the whole package but I thought if I just get my stomach fixed maybe I won't care about saggy nursing boobies. But, low and behold, gotta get them boobies too. Geez my kids did a number on me.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • I have always had a very thin face and as I have aged, it just gets thinner. I was looking to improve the areas under my eyes and temples. Dr. Aguiar suggested Perlane for both areas. I was a little nervous having it injected under my eyes. After the first eye was done he had me look in the mirror. The difference was noticeable immediately! The same with the temples. I am very happy to have some fullness in my face again.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • I wanted to have my lips more full, but for them too look natural. My surgeon did a numbing block so the injections to lips was painless. My lips look naturally fuller and not over done. I had swelling for about 3 days. The first day swelling was a lot. Good thing I did injections on Friday I would not have wanted to go to work the day after.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • Dr. Aguiar is a very kind and considerate Surgeon! He listened to my every question and explained the procedure and recovery time. I really like his bedside manner and attention to detail.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • Jennifer really worked with my schedule to set follow up appointments. She is also very knowledgeable with how to take care of stitches after surgery is complete. She answered all of my questions very efficiently and always has a smile on her face when you walk in the door. I highly recommend Dr. Aguiar Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa.

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars
  • I've wanted a tummy tuck since I bore my last child when I was 29. Finally had it at 43! I couldn't have made a better choice than choosing Dr. Aguiar as my surgeon. He is not only very friendly but, most importantly, he is highly knowledgeable about the various procedural options and will explain why you might be a candidate for one and not for another--and he never ever pushes you to have something that you do not want. He is patient with your questions and answers them thoroughly and in layman terms. I now go to his office for Botox and Perlane treatments and I can't imagine ever going anywhere else. I should also mention his staff, Jennifer and Chelsea, who are very friendly, down-to-earth, and very helpful. They all make an awesome team and this is another reason why I highly recommend Dr. Aguiar and his staff!

    5 Star Rating: Excellent 5/5 Stars