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Total years in practice: 27

Dr. Ortega's Education


  • Medical: Universidad La Salle, 1980
  • MD, University of Texas Medical School, Galveston, TX, 1990
  • Internship: Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, 1982
  • Residency: General Surgery, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY, 1987
  • Fellowship: General Surgery, American College of Surgery, Chicago, IL, 1997



Dr. Ortega is double board certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery.

Dr. Mel Ortega is one of the Florida’s most well known and respected Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Mel Ortega is board-certified in Plastic Surgery with more than 25 years experience.

Dr. Mel Ortega did his schooling from Immaculate-LaSalle High School in Miami and continued on to Miami-Dade Community College and Florida State University in Tallahassee. He obtained his Medical Degree from the LaSalle University Mexican Medical College in Mexico City. Dr. Mel Ortega received the honor of graduating twenty-fifth in his class of one hundred and twenty six and received his M.D. degree in July of 1980. After completion of his degree Dr. Ortega came back to United States and completed his internship at Variety Children’s Hospital (Miami Children’s) in 1982. During his internship he discovered his affinity and skill at surgery which lead him to embark upon a General Surgery Residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York.

Dr. Mel Ortega is bilingual in both Spanish and English. He is certified by American Board of Plastic surgery.

Dr. Mel Ortega is particularly noted for the strong and open relationship that he affords his patients. With his approachable, professional manner, he thoroughly understands his patient’s motivations, goals and fears enabling the development of an appropriate treatment plan that keeps the patient’s best interest at heart at all times.

Dr. Mel Ortega has appeared on numerous occasions for television and radio programmes. In addition he has been interviewed and quoted a number of times in national newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Mel Ortega areas of specialization include Breast Surgery, Breast Implants & Reconstruction, eye bag surgery and facial rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty and Non Surgical Nose Job, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift & Body Lift. The dedicated and experienced team at Spectrum Aesthetics, Miami offers an extensive range of both surgical and non-surgical procedures.  Dr.  Ortega and his team are committed to offering the most up to date and innovative cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures and the highest standard of care in a stress free and caring environment.

Areas of Specialization of Dr. Mel Ortega :

Awards : RealSelf Top 100 - 2013, 2014 & 2016

  • Breast Surgery, Breast Implants and Revision Surgery
  • Eye Bag Surgery and facial rejuvenation, Facelift
  • Labiaplasty, Labia reduction and Corrective Surgery
  • Macrolane Breast & Body Shaping
  • Male Chest Reduction
  • Rhinoplasty & Non Surgical Nose Job

Innovative Treatments Pioneered in Miami by Dr. Mel Ortega

  • Macrolane Breast & body shaping
  • Non-surgical Rhinoplasty / Nose shaping
  • Fibroblast treatment for Burns
  • Ultrashape – Non Invasive Body Contouring
  • Immediate Nipple Reconstruction
  • Hyperhidrosis treatment using botulinum toxin.

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