Meegan M. Gruber, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonTampa, FL
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Dr. Meegan Gruber is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in practice since 2005. She is a native Floridian who was born in Miami. Dr. Gruber attended the University of California at Berkeley where she graduated with honors with a double major in Molecular Biology and Ethnic Studies and a minor in Fine Art. She continued her studies at the University of Illinois Medical Scholars Program for combined MD and PhD Degrees. During this time, she also continued her artistic pursuits in sculpture, drawing, painting and etching. Dr. Gruber found that the specialty of Plastic Surgery would allow her to utilize her artistic talent in combination with her interest in medicine. She was accepted to the highly-acclaimed combined General and Plastic Surgery residency program at Washington University where she learned the art and science of plastic surgery.
Dr. Gruber was in practice for 12 years as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Portland, Oregon before deciding to return to Florida. Although experienced in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, she has always enjoyed the cosmetic aspects of her practice. Since joining Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery early 2017, she has focused full time on performing cosmetic plastic surgery only. She has become adept at the Ultra Complete High Definition liposuction and is also a master of performing the clinics trademarked Celebrity Arms procedure. Dr. Gruber has also become known for her extraordinary buttocks sculpting and augmentation which she calls the “Gruber Booty”. Dr. Gruber enjoys performing all types of plastic surgery, but especially working with women in getting their prebaby body back through her amazing mommy makeovers!
Professional & Academic Titles
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Years of Experience
- 15 years of experience
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
Experience and Expertise
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Questions and Answers
Reputable cosmetic surgeons carry out the BBL procedure by using the autologous fat transfer procedure. This involves taking fat from the hips, thighs, back or abdomen and using it to reshape and enhance the buttocks. First, the surgeon performs liposuction. This removes the fatty tissue. Next, the fat will be prepared for the transfer procedure. Then, the surgeon injects it with a syringe connected to a cannula. Although small incisions will be necessary to inject the fat, it’s easy to hide the incision sites with clothing. Then, the surgeon will graft the fat at several levels into layers. The cannula will move backward and forward and this will ensure a smooth and linear deposit of the fatty tissue. Finally, the surgeon will augment and reshape the buttock area.
Breast augmentation surgery also known as breast enlargement surgery or by the common name boob job all refer to breast surgery that is done to increase or restore the size of the breasts. Although breast augmentation surgery is mainly meant to increase the volume and fullness of the breast, in many cases it also improves the shape and tone of the breasts. Breast augmentation surgery is accomplished by adding volume to the breast in the form of implants such as silicone or saline, or in some cases by transferring ones own fat to the breasts. Surgery for enlarging the breasts is one of the most common plastic surgeries done today and has a high degree of satisfaction among patients. At Artistic Lipo in Tampa FL, Dr. Meegan Gruber, a board certified plastic surgeon is the expert in transforming your breasts into the shape and fullness you desire.
In breast augmentation using implants, Dr. Gruber makes an incision, lifts the breast tissue, creates a pocket in the chest/breast area and places an implant in the pocket. An additional option for breast augmentation is autologous fat transfer, a process in which Dr. Gruber removes your own fat, using liposuction, from a fat-yielding body part (such as your abdomen, thighs, or flanks), processes it, and then injects it into your breasts. This procedure is currently considered experimental, due to a limited history of data, but the process has shown promise.
Multiple factors, including your anatomy and Dr. Gruber’s recommendations, will determine how your breast implant is inserted and positioned. The implant is placed in a pocket either: Underneath the pectoral muscle, which is located between the breast tissue and chest wall. Underneath the breast tissue and on top of the pectoral muscle.
It takes courage to make the decision to have surgery. I strive to always remember this and I feel honored that my patients choose me to help them reach their goals. I believe that every individual comes to me with a vision of themselves.
Meegan M. Gruber, MD
Practice and Location
ArtLipo Plastic Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Washington University in St. Louis, Jan 2005
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)
- University of California-Berkeley (1992)
- Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
- Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons