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Meet Dr. Sayed

Dr. Tim Sayed, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Tim Sayed is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for 13 years. He is highly skilled in all forms of cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), vaginal rejuvenation, liposuction and body contouring operations.

Patients seeking artistry in cosmetic surgery in Southern California and South Florida need look no further. California and Florida are the meccas of cosmetic surgery, where patients can enjoy year-round sunshine as they recover from cosmetic surgery in a private tropical paradise. Whether you are interested in a “Mommy Makeover,” a “nose job,” Botox® or Juvéderm® injections, a coveted “Brazilian Butt Lift,” or excellence in breast implant surgery, Dr. Sayed has the training, credentials, creativity, integrity, ethics and diligence to meet and exceed your expectations of a plastic surgeon. He has offered cosmetic surgery to patients in San Diego, Newport Beach, Orange County, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Miami and Palm Beach and has a devoted clientele of patients who have traveled to see him from New York, The Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.

International and out-of-town plastic surgery patients can experience recovery in a number of elegant hotel and resort facilities and enjoy the benefits of medical tourism while under the care of this highly regarded plastic surgeon. Double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sayed is also a leader in local and national plastic surgical organizations, a physician entrepreneur, a working musician, and a student of many disciplines. First and foremost, though, he is a dedicated and committed physician of the highest order.

From a young age, Dr. Sayed has excelled among his peers. After graduating valedictorian of the largest graduating high school class in the state of Texas, he undertook studies in electrical engineering and computer science at Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors. During his undergraduate years, he studied medical device design for surgical indications and medical imaging, and worked in a surgery laboratory building analytical tools to measure physiology, as part of the Engineering Honors Program. He then pursued his childhood dream of becoming a surgeon and graduated as one of the top students in his class at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine – an entering class that was rated #1 for student selectivity in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of medical schools. The UCSF School of Medicine is regularly ranked as one of the top 5 medical schools in America and is known for excellence in patient care, research, and surgical specialties. He achieved membership in the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, an honor bestowed on only the top 10% of medical students. He was one of only two recipients in his graduating class of the UCSF Alumni-Faculty Association Award for Academic Excellence, having earned top “honors” performance in nearly every clinical clerkship during his medical school clinical training.

Dr. Sayed recognizes that looks matter. He recognizes that people want to look and feel their best. He understands that an investment in cosmetic surgery is just that: an investment. Patients and their families work hard and rightfully expect high quality service for their investment in aesthetic surgery. Your goals and aesthetic dreams are what we strive to achieve every day. Our staff respect patients’ time, finances and family needs and will work with patients to provide a great experience for all involved. Dr. Sayed’s patient clientele and professional network includes celebrities, pro athletes, business leaders, political figures, and other prominent individuals, but in his eyes and hands, all patients are VIP’s. He has treated cosmetic surgery patients from Florida, New York, California, Texas, the UK, the Middle East, Central America and South America. Great plastic surgery is worth traveling for.

A perfectionist by nature, Dr. Sayed keeps up to date on the latest plastic surgery technologies to offer state-of-the-art techniques and results to his patients. He regularly attends continuing medical education courses to remain current on leading technologies and procedures to provide the very best for his patients.

Here are just a few examples of Dr. Sayed’s dedication to his craft and his commitment to excellence: Dr. Sayed is a regular professional expert in radio, print and television journalism pieces and has served on medical advisory boards for breast cancer multidisciplinary centers. He has served as a consultant to KCI and LifeCell (makers of Alloderm and Strattice products used in breast reconstruction and revision breast surgery). As an innovator, he was recruited by Modernizing Medicine®, the fastest-growing startup in South Florida, to head the development of its groundbreaking EMA® electronic medical record system for the plastic surgery specialty. This product was ranked #1 by a major research group for electronic medical records for plastic surgeons. He has served as a member of the Product Advisory, Emerging Trends, Public Education, Leadership Development and Young Plastic Surgeons committees with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Sayed was also appointed Medical Director of the JFK Medical Center Wound Management clinic, where he oversaw the care of hundreds of patients with complex wounds, and he is also a committed surgical educator, having served on the faculties of the University of Vermont and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, teaching students and residents about plastic surgery. He has published works that include medical student guides and peer-reviewed journal articles, regular columns about the practice of cosmetic plastic surgery in Modern Aesthetics magazine, as well as online multimedia materials for medical school education in underserved developing nations.

Dr. Sayed has been honored by the New Beauty Magazine’s Top Beauty Experts List, the Patient’s Choice Award, the Consumer’s Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, and Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care, among numerous professional accolades. He is a regular speaker at plastic surgery meetings, sharing insight with his colleagues, and with the media, who turn to him for a balanced, nuanced and honest assessment of new technologies and trends, including celebrity plastic surgery.

In the end, though, plastic surgeons must demonstrate not only intelligence and academic success, but worldliness, artistry and a keen eye for balance and proportion. Dr. Sayed aims to develop excellence in many spheres of learning and capability, which has allowed him to build connections with patients from varied cultures, backgrounds, and points of view. A world traveler, Dr. Sayed speaks English, German, and Arabic, and is getting better at Spanish every day, after which he intends to tackle French…. He has been artistic since he first learned to play piano at age 6, and in his free time, he continues to play music as both a solo performer and in his rock band, 1 Flight Down. He records original and cover music in his home studio and some of these recordings can be found at

A popular choice for plastic surgery interviews with the media, Dr. Sayed has also appeared on TV’s Jeopardy!, where he was a 3-time champion. Media inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sayed on the Media page.

In addition to his musical hobbies, Dr. Sayed enjoys skiing, tennis, golf, creative writing, reading, outdoor recreation, and community service. He and his lovely wife are proud to call Southern California home.