LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
Bradenton and Sarasota's Top Choice for Plastic Surgery
The decision to have a plastic surgery procedure is an individual life choice. Just as no two pieces of art are the same, no two people have identical life experiences and personal goals. That’s why when you make the choice to restore a youthful appearance for yourself, you should turn to someone who can help you safely and effectively obtain the look you desire.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Surgeon, and the leader of LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology. With two convenient locations to serve you in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, she specializes in Body & Butt Sculpting, Breast Surgery, Face, Neck, Arms and Legs procedures and various treatments for women and men. Dr. Lacerna’s practice has become one of the top choices in the state for aesthetic rejuvenation, from surgical alternatives to less invasive techniques, and with good reason—her artistry, skill and professionalism set her apart.
To learn more about LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology’s cosmetic surgery options, as well as their customized diagnostic aesthetic care, contact Dr. Lacerna today.
Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Services
Dr. Melinda Lacerna and her Medical Team
Dr. Melinda Lacerna
Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a trusted female plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, with special interests in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers and body contouring after massive weight loss.
She is involved in numerous charitable activities, both locally and internationally, and has treated children with cleft lip deformities in the Philippines and burn victims in Ghana, West Africa.
She lives in Bradenton, Florida with her husband, Dr. Brian Kimbrell, Director of Trauma at Blake Medical Center, and their son. She is also an accomplished artist and oil painter, and enjoys travel, gourmet foods and scuba diving.
Director of Operations in Sarasota and Bradenton
Shelley Thatcher has demonstrated success in the healthcare field as both an administrator and a clinician for over 23 years. In that time, she has worked in single and multi-specialty practices, primary care, surgical groups and academic medical centers. She led with a hands-on approach to the daily operations of these organizations and has developed proven strategies in the management of billing, personnel, budgeting, marketing, contracting, accounts receivable, accounts payable and strategy.
Her initial introduction to healthcare began as a clinical manager in medical practices, where she ultimately managed a private medical clinic in Oregon. She later moved on to work with practices ranging from solo practitioners to groups of 40+ physicians.