1250 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101C,
Naples, Florida 34108

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Gardner Plastic Surgery

Paul M. Gardner, MD, FACS

Your Naples Plastic Surgeon

Naples Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul M. Gardner
Dr. Gardner, is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in advanced face, breast and body procedures. Over the course of his career, Dr. Gardner has received advanced training in sophisticated plastic surgery procedures and has received high praise and recognition from his peers and institutions of higher learning for excellence in plastic and cosmetic surgery.


Dr. Gardner earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in general surgery. He received fellowship training in plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under the guidance of world renowned plastic surgeon Luis O. Vasconez, MD. Following the completion of his training, Dr. Gardner was offered a faculty position at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he practiced for a decade earning the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. There he had a busy clinical practice, was involved with numerous research projects, and participated in the training of plastic surgery residents.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomate

Continuing Education and Awards

As a result of his demonstrated surgical skill and record of success, Dr. Gardner was welcomed as a member of several prestigious surgical associations, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. He was selected by his peers to be in the Castle Connolly and Consumers Research Council of America Top Doctors lists. Dr. Gardner was also included in the prestigious Consumers Research Council of America publication Guide to America's Top Physicians.
View Video Transcript - Get to Know Dr. Gardner

What’s most rewarding to me about plastic surgery is to see a patient come in with a particular problem or issue that they want to correct and then going through the process and then of course the process of healing but then seeing the end result and seeing the satisfaction that they have when they’ve met that goal of improving themselves. It was my third year of medical school when I decided I wanted to be a plastic surgeon. The very first surgery I saw was a cleft lip repair by a plastic surgeon and I knew at that moment that that’s what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Even though I spent the rest of medical school really enjoying all the different specialties, I was always drawn back to plastic surgery. In fact, I spent a year going on medical missions with Operation Smile to help repair cleft lips in kids.

Professional and Plastic Surgery Societies

  • Edward Woodward Surgical Society
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

Mission Work

Dr. Gardner is also deeply committed to giving back to the community and to those in need. He regularly donates his time and expertise to Operation Smile. The organization was founded in 1982 and is well known for the work performed by volunteer surgeons like Dr. Gardner. These surgeries provide children with facial abnormalities like cleft palates to have access to a safe surgery with a fully trained cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Gardner has done missions in Asia, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Along with his charity work overseas, Dr. Gardner has also performed charitable surgeries for children in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida.

Hospital Associations

  • Attending Surgeon at the hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1995-2006).
  • Attending Surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham (1995-2006).
  • Attending Surgeon at the Birmingham Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (1995-2006).
  • Staff Surgeon at the Physician’s Regional Medical Center in Naples, Florida (2007 – 2017 ).
  • Staff Surgeon at the NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida (2008 – Present).
Dr. Gardner has earned a reputation as a one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Naples for faceliftbreast augmentation, and liposuction. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gardner and learn more about your cosmetic surgery options, contact Gardner Plastic Surgery at (239) 566-2611.

Patient Testimonials for Dr. Gardner

At Gardner Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.
The surgical team at Gardner Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.
Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, and labiaplasty.
Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
The plastic surgery process at Gardner Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.
As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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Plastic Surgeons | Paul M. Gardner, MD, FACS | Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD
1250 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101C, Naples, Florida 34108
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