Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon in Jacksonville
A Leading Specialist in the Field of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Lewis J. Obi specializes in a wide variety of plastic surgery & cosmetic surgery procedures for almost every aspect of the body including breast enlargements, breast reconstructions, non-surgical treatments and facial rejuvenation treatments. In partnership with a major medical laser manufacturer, Dr. Obi helped develop and introduce Palomar’s SlimLipo/Lifesculpt laser platform. It remains as one of the most advanced ways to remove fat and tighten skin with the use of lasers. This procedure is much less-invasive than typical liposuction and it produces a quicker recovery time with the added bonus of tightening the skin of the treated areas.
Through his international lectures, Dr. Obi has become acquainted with leaders in the area of adipose (fat) derived stem cells. During the past five years he has set the pace for American plastic surgery in the area of adult stem cell research and the use of stem cells in Plastic Surgery.
Graduated with Honors
from Multiple Universities and Post Graduate Programs
Dr. Obi is a respected board certified plastic surgeon who founded Obi Plastic Surgery and has practiced in Jacksonville, Florida since the 1970’s. Originally born in Jacksonville, Dr. Obi graduated from the University of Florida, Cum Laude, Rho Chi and Phi Kappa Phi, and received a five year degree in only three years.
After receiving his first degree, he pursued and received a second degree from the University of Miami where he again graduated Cum Laude, and AOA while working as a full time pharmacist to support his growing family.
Dr. Lewis Obi then completed his residencies in General Surgery, Hand Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery with additional training in Cardiovascular Surgery as well as Heart Transplant Surgery. Additional training included rotations with plastic surgery leaders in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Obi’s growth and training continues today in the area of stem cell surgery and was published in The first major text book dedicated to the aesthetic uses of stem cells, published in July of 2014: Stem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures…. Art, Science and Clinical Techniques.
Career Highlights & Major Achievements
Dr. Obi’s aesthetic plastic surgery center provides the most advanced laser treatments in Jacksonville. He innovated the OPERA Lift and the scarless laser breast lift and continues to be one of the most skilled and active providers of SlimLipo | Laser Lipo procedures.
This later evolved into the area of regenerative medicine and the Cell Surgical Network of Florida. The CSN team of specialists includes orthopedics (Dr. David Heekin), pain management (Dr. Orlando Florete), Urology (Dr Mark Homra) and is planned to continue to add additional specialties as CSN of Florida continues to grow.
In January and June of 2015, Dr. Lewis Obi presented lectures at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (New Orleans) and at the annual meeting of Cell Surgical Network (Beverly Hills) . These presentations proposed the use of 3D imaging and 3D printing with adult stem cells to produce various tissues in the body. To facilitate this endeavor, Dr. Obi is researching various stem cell expansion and storage systems that Medikan International (Seoul) is pioneering.