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About Dr. Sadove


Dr. Richard Sadove is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the greater Gainesville, North Florida area with plastic surgery options. Dedicated to excellence and continuing education, Dr. Sadove is proud to offer his services to plastic surgery patients for over 30 years.

Dr. Sadove obtained his Bachelors degree from Washington University, and received his Masters degree in Surgery from the University of Illinois. Dr. Sadove then attended Rush Medical College where he received his Medical Degree. Following his medical degree, Dr. Sadove completed a general surgery residency at Rush Medical College and completed a prestigious plastic surgery residency in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Sadove has been invited to speak and teach other plastic surgeons in over 26 countries around the world and is actively involved in many leading medical societies including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (www.plasticsurgery.org)
  • European Association of Plastic Surgery (www.euraps.org)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (www.isaps.org)

With over 40 published books and articles in respected peer reviewed Journals, Dr. Sadove has received numerous awards and honors in the United States and across the globe. He has been an editor of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal for a decade.

Dr. Sadove has hospital privileges at North Florida Regional Medical Center  and operates at the North Florida Surgical Pavilion where he is a member of the Board.

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He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Medical Association PAC and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Sadove is also the Medical Director of Dermacare Laser and Skin Clinic. Learn more by visiting the Dermacare Laser and Skin Clinic website at www.dermacaregainesville.com.


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Richard Sadove MD, Florida Plastic Surgeon, performs a full range of Plastic Surgery procedures with a special emphasis on facial and neck rejuvenation, plastic surgery of the eyelids, nose, ears, breast surgery including breast enlargement with gummy bear cohesive gel anatomic breast implants. The full range of procedures is offered including body sculpture with liposuction, tummy tuck, skin removal after massive weight loss, thigh lift, arm lift, and acne/other scars. 

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42 Year-old Active Mom with Prior Breast Augmentation

I am an active mom, enjoy working out (running and light weights), bike riding with my kids, crafts, dancing and looking my best. I had a silicone breast implant procedure done back in June 2012 where the surgeon talked me into going "under the muscle" due to my activity level. From day one I had discomfort on my sides (laterally). The implants began to move more and eventually would slip almost into my armpit, and when I would lay down I felt like I was picking up my breasts and putting them back on top of my chest. The pain was also getting worse on my sides and my chest was getting weaker and I wouldn't do strength exercises for my chest due to pain and I had difficulty reaching overhead.

At the encouragement of a friend, I went and visited Dr. Richard Sadove in Gainesville. He was very kind and completed a thorough history and examination with me. Dr. Sadove later explained that my implant should not have been placed under my muscle as my pectoralis major had atrophied and the implant was now moving all around in the pocket. He recommended a revision and replacement with Gummy Bear implants.

I will say this. On the day of surgery, immediate after surgery, despite the small pain I felt from the surgery, I could tell I was a better. I now am back to running, lifting weights and being the active mom I love. Dr. Sadove, his surgery center and the office gave me the best care I have ever had. My life is back to normal because of this man. I had very little pain after surgery and he walked me through each step of getting back to my old self. I both feel and look great.

I had resigned myself after the first surgery that this is how it would always be. Dr. Sadove changed all that. His office is almost 1.5 hours away from me and in Gainesville which is much smaller than the city I live in, but going to see him was the best decision I ever made.

Breast Implants:

"Gummy Bears" by Dr. Sadove (Best BA Surgeon in the Country!) - Gainesville, FL
5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Sadove is most experienced breast augmentation surgeon with cohesive silicone gel anatomical implants in the United States- yet he's so modest and doesn't even mention this to his patients (I've done my research and learned this on my own)! He's the kind of surgeon who allows his work to speak for itself; and his work is screaming "beautiful"!

Breast Implant Revision:

42 Year-old Active Mom with Prior Breast Augmentation and Persistent Pain and Implant Movement - Gainesville, FL
5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Sadove is warm, friendly, personable and treated me more than as a patient. I felt truly cared for. His office is 1.5 hours away but now I go and see him for everything.

Breast Implant Revision:

13 Year Old Collapsed Breast Implant Removal & ReAugmentation - Gainesville, FL
5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Sadove is very professional, compassionate and extremely intelligent. He's never in a hurry when consulting with you. I give his staff a 10 ! All caring and loving. Also, the office made financing for the procedure available which helped enormously.

Sientra Breast Implants:

Amazing Gummy Bear Implants! -Gainesville, FL
5 out of 5 stars

I did research and found him to be the most qualified to do Sientra gummy bear implants. My implants are the new tear drop shaped cohesive implants. These implants are only available through sientra brand. I was going for a natural look not round. I did not want my aerolas redone so he left them big as they appear this pic. i am still pretty sore 6 days post op but he had so much work to redo it was expected. no infection no issues afterwards

Breast Augmentation:

Very Knowledgeable! - Gainesville, FL
5 out of 5 stars

I felt really at ease after meeting Dr. S. He explained the procedure that was going to be taking place in full and answered any questions I had. He did an excellent job and I would recommend him to anyone!

Salon Owner / Cosmetoligist

Gainesville, FL
5 out of 5 stars

Very professional and caring Listens to the concerns of others and works exceedingly above expectations I would trust him to do any other cosmetic surgery of any kind and I plan on more

"Gummy Bear" Breast Augmentation:

24 yr 5'3 115lbs RN - Gainesville,FL
5 out of 5 stars

As I mentioned above about Dr. Sadove, I was very happy with my decision to get a breast augmentation with him. I had to drive a few hours to see him, but it was well worth my time as he was very informative and supportive of my decision for the procedure. I was not very educated with the different implants and locations I could get the implants and he patiently explained every detail making sure I understood. Dr. Sadove made me feel very comfortable and safe through every step of the way and even 1 year later, ensures that I am still happy with my results---which I am!