'Dr. Robert F Centeno is an award-winning, board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in cosmetic facial and body procedures. He has 10+ years of experience and is fluent in Spanish. Inspired to pursue a career in plastic surgery by his brother Johnny (deceased), who was born with a craniofacial malformation, Dr. Centeno dedicated himself to this pursuit at a very early age. His life experience was instrumental in crystallizing his understanding of the negative impact that a poor body image can have on one’s psychological health and quality of life. This pursuit of his career in Plastic Surgery has been a life-long dream and one to which he brings great passion. His caring disposition and deep compassion inspired by this experience are brought to every patient encounter.
Although Dr. Centeno offers a myriad of cosmetic surgery specialties at Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute, his interests include minimally-invasive facial procedures (mini-facelift, eye lid lifts, neck lift, browpexy), The Luminous LiftTM, combination volume rejuvenation therapy of the face, body contouring after massive weight loss, laser varicose/spider vein therapy, aesthetic laser treatments and skincare. His other specialties at our practice include breast reduction, mastopexy (breast lift), breast augmentation, gluteal (buttocks) lift, and autologous fat transfer of the face, breast and body.
As a result of his clinical work in body contouring, Dr. Centeno has been recognized by his colleagues as leader in the burgeoning field of body contouring after massive weight loss. He has published and delivered presentations on his techniques in the U.S. and internationally. He has been invited to speak at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery due to the popularity of his teaching course among his peers. In 2004 he was awarded the Best Research Paper Award by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Additionally, Dr. Centeno has been further recognized by his colleagues and community for his commitment to quality healthcare. In 2009 was appointed by the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands to serve on the Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners, the U.S. Territory’s highest licensing and regulatory body. He served with “Outstanding Service” as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. His commitment to quality patient care was also demonstrated through participation in the Virgin Islands Medical Institute’s “Learning Action Network,” the Territory’s Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) effort to improve quality healthcare delivery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Massive Weight Loss Task Force membership also demonstrates this leadership.
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