Dr. Ambay believes integrity is the cornerstone of his practice. His passion for plastic surgery is only surpassed by his dedication to his patients and his disciplined approach to maintaining safety.
Dr. Ambay is a uniquely qualified triple board-certified plastic surgeon who sees patients throughout Tampa. He is one of only a few multi-faceted surgeons trained in plastic surgery, general and trauma surgery, oral surgery, dentistry, and clinical informatics.
He is committed to helping you meet your goals with results that look natural and beautiful. Skilled with a comprehensive array of cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, breasts and body, Dr. Ambay uses advanced techniques, cutting edge technology along with common sense to provide you with a customized solution and the highest standards of care.
Dr. Ambay is a retired Colonel in the United States Army and has served as the Chief of Surgery, alongside Army Green Berets and the Navy SEALS in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has performed surgery in primitive environments, under fire and under pressure. He has earned numerous US and NATO medals and earned citations and the Combat Action Badge.
This experience has taught him to be calm under pressure, knowledgeable in multiple surgical specialties, resourceful when tested and above all, to place the patient’s safety and well-being even above his own. These are skills not taught in school or a weekend course but rather forged through a lifetime of experience. You can trust Dr. Ambay will listen carefully, provide thoughtful explanations to your questions and deliver outstanding results.
Dr. Raj Ambay is one of a select few plastic surgeons in central Florida who has specialized training in both microsurgery and cosmetic surgery. Thus, he combines the precision of a microsurgeon and the artistry of cosmetic surgery to deliver consistently beautiful results in breast, body contouring and facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Ambay does not sell anything, he educates. He believes that the more you know, the better decisions you will make. He knows you are making a big decision and his job is to provide you with honest, unadulterated advice. As a collaborative partner, he strives to help you reach your goals, achieve beautiful results and boost your self-confidence.
An exceptional plastic surgeon, recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly in 2022 for 12 straight years, you can rest assured that you are in the best care. His list of awards and achievements spans the spectrum, from humanitarian to prestigious industry and fellowship awards.
A nationally sought-after speaker, having delivered more than 700 presentations and listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” by SLD Industries, Inc. Dr. Ambay understands that your decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very important one, and together with his team, he looks forward to helping you look and feel great!
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Dr. Ambay has been recognized with a number of honors and awards for his research and skills as a plastic surgeon. His numerous first-place awards at national and regional meetings include the Plastic Research Council, the Midwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Senior Residents Conference, and the Pfizer Humanities Award for best overall research at the American Medical Association.
His education, extensive training, and artistic eye for aesthetic detail and precision have earned him distinguished national recognition with the Gaspar Anastasi Award for best research paper at the national meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
A member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Ambay has been trained and educated at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.
Dr. Ambay contributes his knowledge and experience to future generations by teaching plastic surgery residents at the University of South Florida. He is also a Faculty Mentor to physicians at Johns Hopkins Medical School and has taught emergency field surgery to Special Operation Medics. His present and prior affiliations include:
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Highest standards of surgical precision and care
A surgeon who listens with empathy and understanding
Experience with advanced surgical technique and cutting edge technology
Delivers consistent beautiful results from rhinoplasty to body contouring and more
A recipient of the President’s Award from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Your skin changes with age, and sometimes it can lead to lowered self-esteem that challenges your confidence. Dr. Ambay’s facial rejuvenation treatments can help combat this - be it a facelift, rhinoplasty facial implants or a neck lift. He can help restore your joy and rejuvenate you from the outside in.
A woman’s breasts go through many changes such as alterations in the size, shape and firmness. These changes can all be reversed or improved upon with a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation using implants or your own fat. You feel more confident and comfortable in your body.
Dr. Raj Ambay can help you sculpt and shape the body you desire: Be it a tummy tuck, liposuction, mommy makeover, loose skin from weight loss or Brazilian butt lift, his eye for detail can help you achieve your goals for the perfect body that fits You!
Dr. Raj Ambay has the surgical technique, experience, and artistic skill to help contour your ideal body. He offers a full range of body contouring procedures.
Dr. Ambay is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts and body. By offering a wide variety of procedures, he can consistently achieve the aesthetic desires of his patients throughout the Tampa and Wesley Chapel area, and beyond.