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Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD

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Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD

Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Gerzenshtein is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Meet Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein

Quick fixes and fads come and go. Sound surgical principles deliver the most viable and lasting results.There are many new gadgets, "non-invasive" procedures, 15 minute facelifts, miracle creams, and painless skin tighteners. I believe the makers of such products, and some of the "physicians" who "endorse," or "highly recommend," such products or procedures prey shamelessly on the average consumer. THERE IS NO LEGITIMATE SCIENTIFIC STUDY THAT DEMONSTRATES ANY REVERSAL IN AGE RELATED WRINKLES, CREASES, OR DIVOTS WITH THE USE OF ANY CREAM, MAGIC SPELL, OR POTION, NONE, PERIOD. This is not to say that most consumers are stupid, or uninformed. Most are fed poor quality pre-intervention and post-intervention photographs with changes in lighting, background, focus (or complete absence of focus). People are trained to pick up on this, they see a change for the better, and attribute it to a miracle treatment. There has also been a media push to embellish medical advances. This misleads the average patient into believing that "new" techniques are somehow better, without being as invasive, with the added benefit of less down-time. They are fed non-sense about "minimally invasive plastic surgery." They believe it. To understand why the term is laughable, we need to go back to the origins of minimally invasive surgery. The entire purpose of laparoscopic surgery was, and is two-fold. Using very small incisions to perform intra-abdominal, intra-pelvic, or intra-thoracic surgery allowed patients to return to activity quicker because most pain caused by such surgery is related to the incisions across skin and muscle. The second reason, is obviously to improve the cosmetic appearance of the scars by making scars tiny. Plastic surgery, however, for the most part focuses on skin. There may be too much, too little, it may need to be reshaped, etc. Plastic surgeons operate on skin. To say that an operation that is designed to remove, add, or reshape skin can be performed by not making incisions in the skin is downright silly. For any plastic surgeon to endorse a technique that promises long lasting results in a fraction of the time, with no downtime implies one of two things. The surgeon is a fool, or the surgeon is more interested in making money than in his or her work, and in the satisfaction and ultimate appearance of the patient. There are cases, breast augmentation for instance, or a closed rhinoplasty, or an endoscopy browlift, where making the incision smaller may yield a more pleasing result. For the most part, however, operations that have been around for 30 years, are around for a reason. The same cannot be said of the gadgets sold to "doctors" two years ago for hundreds of thousands of dollars, that are now available for a few thousand bucks as refurbished resale items. Results don’t lie, and once word gets around people know what not to pay for. The trouble is that "new" and "improved" treatments are being churned out so quick, those who have them done first don’t have the luxury of the truth.Having said this, my practice philosophy is rooted in honesty, humility, and quality. I would never promise the stars and the moon; no matter how god a job I thought I may be able to do. I have always given a fair assessment of the situation, presented working alternatives, discussed most of the unfavorable events that could have possibly occurred and made sure that my treatment plans were in line with my patient’s goals, and expectations. I have never thought myself too good or proud to refer to someone who may have more expertise in a given area, rather than operate on a patient for a quick buck without regard for potential problems. Finally, I have stood by my work, and I am happy to display any case when allowed to do so by my patients. I will strive to preserve the honesty, humility, and quality of my practice as long as I am caring for patients.

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Patient Testimonials

"Excellence and Professionalism could describe our experience with Dr. G. and his staff. My daughter came to him desperate after she had a procedure elsewhere with life threatening results and had serious complications. He patiently advised her of what she needed to accomplish to have the results she wanted and guided her all the way through. He was able to correct the issues with an amazing result. The staff is very attentive and professional, they answered all her questions and assured her at all times they would take good care of her, I have seen every step and how this doctor treats my daughter answering her phone calls, texts and he personally answered all her question even after surgery, also how the staff and the whole office treats my daughter like family. I definitely would recommend Dr. G and his staff 100%. He saved my daughter's life and for that I am truly grateful!"
"I cannot thank Dr. G and his staff enough for making this a great experience for me. Such a wonderful team from the very first consultation when I first met them. They have always been very attentive and comforting to my needs and concerns. I am extremely happy with my results from my breast augmentation. His staff is always friendly and courteous. They all have a great sense of humor and you can tell they all love what they do. There is not one bad thing I can say about this experience. If I ever want another procedure done I will absolutely go to them."
"I had a breast implant/capsule removal September, 2016 with Dr. G and there are not enough words to describe what an excellent experience it was from start to finish. He is caring and extremely knowledgable on this particular procedure as well as understanding as to the reasons for me wanting to have it done. I had written him several emails with many questions and he responded almost immediately and addressed all my concerns. His staff was professional and friendly, made me feel comfortable like you've known them for years. I would highly recommend him for anyone wanting this procedure."

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Buttock Implants

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Calf Augmentation

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging


Dermal Fillers

Down Syndrome

Ear Reconstruction Surgery

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery


Facial Implants

Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction

General Reconstruction

Hair Replacement

Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery for Congenital Differences

Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction

Injectable Fillers

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement


Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants



Permanent Make-up

Post Burn Reconstruction

Retin-A Treatments


Scar Revision

Skin Cancer

Skull/Facial Bone Reconstruction

Spider Vein Treatment

Surgery for Genitourinary Diseases

Tattoo Removal

Thigh Lift

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

Transgender Surgery

Tummy Tuck

Vascular Malformations

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Payment Options

  • HMO/PPO/Other Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Our Location

Lakeland Office

4429 Florida National Drive
Lakeland, FL

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm Staurday & Sunday Closed

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