About Dr. Melinda L Lacerna MD

Dr. Melinda L Lacerna, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bradenton, FL, with another office in Sarasota, FL. She has 21 years of experience. Her specialties include Plastic Surgery. She speaks English.

Dr. Lacerna has received 1 award.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 17 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Melinda L Lacerna is Good. Dr. Melinda L Lacerna has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 17 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Melinda L Lacerna is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Melinda L Lacerna has 2 locations

4701 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34209
get directions LA PLASTIC SURGERY
1274 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236


Dr. Melinda L Lacerna has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Melinda L Lacerna has the following 6 expertise

  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Hair Restoration
  • Skin Cancer
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Cosmetic Surgery


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knowledgable and talented

my breast surgery is perfect and healing and downtime was minimal thanks to dr lacerna

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Legs and stomach destroyed

25 year old, no kids, 140 pounds all my life. Chose to get a round 2 BBL with dr Lacerna and my legs are permanently disfigured. I have so many scars all over my body, unnecessary spots of lipo entrance right next to eachother. Less is more when doing lipo and my legs were liposuctioned so aggressively they came out like STICKS with dents and lumps everywhere, and loose skin everywhere. The lipo was so bad. My butt was so huge compared to my legs; (specifically the left side) I looked like an ant. I saw other plastic surgeons that told me I have an ant deformity and scrawny chicken legs. My skin was stuck to the muscle from so much fat being liposuctioned. Esthetically pleasing results that a plastic surgeon should know is a body that blends. A huge butt needs to have some thigh to match. I was unaware they would turn out so bad when I told Lacerna to lipo my legs. Trusting that my results would be good I had no idea this would happen. You are not suppose to lipo banana roll area because this holds the butt up! My fat was also not placed in the hips at all only projection with stick thin legs which seriously looked so ugly. My body was better before any plastic surgery and I regret this every day. Have had to seek 2 revisions which did not help. Permanent damage and mentally I am not healthy any more at all. Have sought out therapy for depression. Haven’t worn shorts since the surgery

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Stay Away!

Very poor surgeon and will avoid you if you have a complication

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Dr. Lacerna is amazing

I have had two surgeries with Dr. Lacerna. I had a mommy makeover in 2012 and lipo in 2019. I have been overly happy with my results and would not ever go see another surgeon. She is caring, compassionate and skilled. I dont think I would have had as good of a result with another physician. She transformed my body and she is the best! I am 42 and my body looks amazing. I owe it all to Dr. Lacerna and her staff-Melissa Tampa, FL

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Highly Recommend LA Plastic Surgery

I’ve had multiple procedures done by Dr. Lacerna, and I trust her expertise every time! Facelift, blepheroplasty (eyelids), lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair and hernia repair, plus fat grafting, laser, and injections. She has a wonderful, kind spirit, and I’ve never felt rushed. Also, she’s thorough. In addition she has an awesome team working alongside her. Very happy with my results!! The aging process is easier with their help! ;)

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Dr. Melinda L Lacerna Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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