Dr. Karen Singer M.D.
Plastic Surgeon6675 38th Ave N Suite 102 St. Petersburg FL, 33710
Dr. Karen Singer is a cosmetic medicine and surgery specialist practicing in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Singer specializes in the enhancement of appearance. Improving aesthetic, symmetry and proportion are key goals in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic medicine has nothing to do with these specific areas not functioning properly; therefore, this elective field solely focuses on aesthetics and anti-aging.
Education and Training
MD at Harvard Medical School
Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 1977
Harvard Medical School 1977
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Plastic SurgeryABPS
Dr. Karen Singer M.D.'s Expert Contributions
A mammogram and/or MRI is the best way to be certain. READ MORE
Liposuction is a tool for contouring and sculpting the body, not a tool for weight loss or replacement for diet and exercise. When at your ideal weight, it can remove stubborn deposits of fat that diet and exercise have been unable to remove. It is best to wait until you are at or close to your preferred weight and have a BMI in the healthy range for your height. As surgeons, we usually recommend a BMI of under 30 for best results, though the closer you are to your ideal weight, the better your liposuction results will be. It is recommended that after weight loss, maintain/stabilize your weight for up to six months before having your surgery. Contact a Board Certified plastic surgeon for an in-person consultation to discuss the best options for you. Karen Singer, M.D. Harvard Graduate Board Certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery READ MORE
No, if done only to treat the deviation it should not change the appearance at all. READ MORE
You can reduce the appearance of scarring with microneedling. READ MORE
No, in fact it's done under local anesthetic. Very short procedure in office and minimal healing time as the incision is very small. READ MORE
Microneedling, lasers and derabrasion are all procedures that can improve scaring. A consultation is the best way to determine which is a fit for you. READ MORE
The recovery time is typically about two weeks. The first couple days being the most uncomfortable. READ MORE
Almost no scarring as the incision is very small. READ MORE
There is always a risk when doing procedures that are elective. Surgery is not an exact science and there is always a chance for complications even if the procedure is minimally invasive, such as blepharoplasty. READ MORE
It's about 2 to 4 weeks of rest but the nose does not fully heal for about 6 months. READ MORE
After a face lift you can expect two weeks of absolute downtime. The first three days will be more so than the rest of the duration of your healing time. You will experience swelling for up to 6 months and the outcome and your aesthetic results around that time as well. Report anything you feel isn't normal immediately to your surgeon as it could prolong your recovery if not mentioned. READ MORE
Key contributors to determining the best time for a facelift are genetics and lifestyle (i.e., sun exposure, smoking, etc.), along with personal tolerance for the aging process. The most common age range for facelifts for both women and men is during their 40s to 60s, with the greatest frequency occurring during the 50s. Many individuals choose a “liquid facelift” of non-surgical injectables (toxes and fillers) to hold off the surgical facelift for as long as possible. Note that delaying a facelift until the later ages can result in a more noticeable "something done" appearance whereas having a facelift while in ones 40s provides a more “refreshed” look to the face. The timing of a surgical facelift for any individual is best determined in consultation with a Board Certified plastic surgeon. READ MORE
While there is no way to remove scars, sometimes scars can be improved. There are various treatment options. An in-person consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is needed to determine the best options for you. Generally, for the best results in scar revision, plastic surgery would be conducted immediately after the Mohs surgery. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Lecturing -
- Recognized in the Top 15 Plastic Surgeons in Tampa Bay by U.S News
- General Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt
- Hand Surgery at Anschutz Medical Campus
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
What do you attribute your success to?
- Caring about her patients and listening to their needs.
Hobbies / Sports
- Competitive Latin Ballroom Dancer
Dr. Karen Singer M.D.'s Practice location
St. Petersburg, FL 33710Get Direction
SEMINOLE, FL 33776Get Direction
Dr. Karen Singer M.D.'s reviewsWrite Review
Patient Experience with Dr. Singer
- What Is Laser Blepharoplasty?
Some people refer to it as the eye lid lift. Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery involving the removal or spreading of muscles, skin, or fats of creepy, drooling, or dark eyelids. In case both eyelids are affected, the procedures of the upper eyelid and the lower eyelid are separately undertaken....
- Everything You Need to Know About Septoplasty
The septum is the bone and cartilage that divides the nose into two different nostrils. The two nostrils are normally of equal size. However, when the septum moves towards one side of the nose making one smaller or larger than the other, the condition is referred to as deviated septum. There are...
- Does Ultherapy Really Tighten Skin?
What is it?Ultherapy is the only FDA approved non-surgical procedure done to lift the skin of the neck, chins and brow. It is not a surgery; it is not an injection or laser. It is an ultrasound therapy. This technique uses ultrasound to guide the clinician to the directed are of the skin where they...
- Fat May Return After Liposuction
According to a new study published in the journal, Obesity, the fat lost by liposuction — the most popular fat removal cosmetic procedure — returns after the procedure. Researcher Robert H. Eckel, MD, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the University of Colorado Anschutz...
- What Is Lower Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a procedure whose aim is to reconstruct the upper or lower part of the eyelids. The procedure concentrates on the lower areas below eyes to reduce the eye bags caused by the excess skin. Through blepharoplasty, the extra skin is repositioned or removed, extra fat removed or added,...
- How Effective is Laser Hair Removal?
Unwanted hair is a common cause of distress for both men and women. Many options are available for removing hair, including waxing, shaving, and tweezing. Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure in which a concentrated beam of light is focused onto the hair follicles and ultimately...
- Dr. Luis A. Laurentin-Perez MD PHD4600 N Habana Ave Tampa FL 33614
- Dr. Christian Drehsen MD240 1rst ave S Saint Petersburg FL 33701
- Dr. Ian Loye Matheson MD800 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Tampa Florida 33603
- Dr. John Morrow MD P A1099 5th Avenue North Saint Petersburg FL 33705
- Dr. Mitchell B Austin MD2835 West DeLeon St Tampa Florida 33609
- Dr. Joshua Halpern M.D.4214 N Habana Ave Tampa FL 33607