Dr. David Gerth, our Miami beach plastic surgeon, felt drawn to pursue a career in the sciences from a young age. While he was working toward earning his B.S. degree in genetics at the University of Georgia in Athens, he worked in a cellular developmental biology lab and volunteered at the local hospital. After completing his undergraduate studies, he ultimately decided he would thrive in a medical career because it would allow him to meet, interact with, and help people from many different backgrounds and walks of life.
After enrolling in medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, he chose to become a plastic surgeon because it would allow him to be creative and use his imagination and artistic abilities. Today, he takes great pride in having selected a rewarding career path that has given him the opportunity to improve the quality of life for hundreds of patients.
Dr. Gerth’s Philosophy and Training Background
As a service provider, Dr. Gerth believes the essential element to aesthetic treatment is excellence in the outcomes, second only to the delivery of the service itself. He always keeps his patients’ best interests in mind, knowing that open, honest communication is key to establishing a doctor-patient relationship. To this end, he works one-on-one with each patient to make sure he understands their aesthetic goals desires, and concerns. That way, he can recommend what treatment will be best to help achieve ideal outcomes and give them a thorough understanding of how their recovery will proceed.
Dr. Gerth has received extensive, hands-on training in three specialties recognized by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and plastic surgery. Few, if any, surgeons practicing in South Florida today possess this comprehensive training background. This uniquely qualifies Dr. Gerth to perform superior aesthetic and reconstructive procedures for the face, which can be the most challenging part of the body to work on. Furthermore, the attention to detail and delicate tissue handling he applies to his facial work has enhanced his outcomes for breast and body aesthetic procedures as well.
Dr. Gerth finds his work personally enriching. In helping many patients, he has been able to learn so much about humanity. He also finds tremendous fulfillment and satisfaction in providing excellent results and helping solve difficult problems for his patients. To serve even more people, Dr. Gerth has started going on mission trips. He has had many rewarding experiences on these trips, including exposure to other cultures and the ability to meet extremely grateful patients and their families, offering them medical expertise they would not otherwise have access to
Plastic Surgery from a Cosmetic Surgery Specialist
We use VECTRA® 3D imaging software, which allows Dr. Gerth to provide a highly informative consultation for every patient. The VECTRA® 3D system is the most advanced simulation imaging technology available today, and it allows patients to preview the expected outcome of their procedure before undergoing surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Gerth will take a three-dimensional photo of you. Then, using VECTRA®’s software simulation tools, he can create a 3D digital replica of how the surgical procedure of your choice will change your appearance.
The entire scanning and digital sculpting process takes only a few minutes, but it is an essential component of your decision-making process as you choose the procedure that is best suited for your personal goals and expectations. VECTRA® greatly helps to minimize any uncertainties you may have about committing to a cosmetic procedure and helps you become a more informed patient.