One of the Best Plastic Surgeons in Jacksonville
A Pioneer in the development of Less-Invasive and Scarless Laser Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Treatments
Dr. Lewis J. Obi specializes in a wide variety of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments for almost every aspect of the body including breast enlargement, breast reconstruction, 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.
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. 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 Enhanced Fat Transfer and was published in The first major text book dedicated to the aesthetic uses of adult adipose stem cells, published in July of 2014: Stem Cells in Aesthetic Procedures…. Art, Science and Clinical Techniques.
Career Highlights & Major Achievements
Dr. Obi began his medical career as a pharmacist after graduating from the University of Florida Cum Laude. His deep understanding of pharmacology enhanced his career as a physician and surgeon.
After graduating with many honors from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr Obi completed his medical internship in the U.S. Navy. He then completed his plastic surgery training which included additional training in cardiovascular surgery, maxillofacial surgery and hand surgery.
Shortly after opening his Jacksonville plastic surgery practice; Obi Plastic Surgery, Dr. Obi constructed one of the first free standing outpatient surgery centers in the United States. The Samuel Wells SurgiCenter became the first licensed comprehensive outpatient plastic surgery center in the state of Florida and has and extensive record of patient safety.
Immediately upon entering private practice, Dr. Obi began to participate in educating medical students, interns and residents of all specialties. He is the author and co-author of multiple publications and magazine articles. During the past several years he has presented at numerous meetings and symposiums in the area of advanced lasers.
Dr. Obi was named as a co-inventor of an advanced cellulite laser by Palomar Medical Technology of Boston. From 2009 until 2013 he lectured at 12 different medical laser symposiums both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Obi’s aesthetic plastic surgery center provides the most advanced laser treatments in Jacksonville. He innovated the OPERA Lift Non-Surgical Facelift and the scarless laser breast lift and continues to be one of the most skilled and active providers of SlimLipo | Laser Lipo procedures.
Today, Dr. Lewis Obi is more active in his plastic surgery practice then ever. Most of the traditional procedures in plastic surgery have been advanced with a variety of technologies. An example is his proprietary “OPERA Lift” a new non-surgical face and neck lifting procedure. A much earlier invention of Dr. Obi was the LJO brow lift, which is often included with the OPERA Lift. Dr. Lewis Obi, his staff and licensed surgery center continues to provide the most dedicated and personalized care to patients. This along with his track record of safety was featured in Jacksonville Magazines “Top Docs” in 2013, 2014 and 2015.