Dr. Steven Rueda’s has a proven record of excellence since his early years of life. A south Florida native, Dr. Rueda was accepted early at the University of Miami School of Medicine after graduating as the No. 1 ranked student in the entire College of Engineering with a perfect GPA. During his years in medical school he once again was among the top students in his class and was elected to the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, an honor only held by the other top 7 students in his class. It was here where Dr. Rueda discovered his love and passion for Plastic Surgery.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
He likes to place a heavy emphasis on patient education, as he believes this helps patients enhance their results. Dr. Rueda also enjoys giving back to the community. He has been part of medical missions in underserved areas of the city of Miami, Chile, and Colombia. His charity is not just limited to occasional trips, but he consistently devotes a portion of his practice to reconstructive surgery of the hand to help those patients who are most in need.
Dr. Steven Rueda returned home to south Florida to join Precision Plastic Surgery and serve the Palm Beach community. He specializes in surgical and non surgical procedures for the face, body, breast, and hands. Most of the procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art facility with modern equipment and an in-house operating room to provide a better service for the patient.
SELECTED SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Rueda S, Rebane M, Thaller SR. (2011).
Chapter 5: Contour Deformities after Massive Weightloss. In Atiyeh BS (Ed.), Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery and Massive Weight Loss (pp. In Press). Beirut, Lebanon. Bentham Science Publications
Rueda S, Thaller SR, Dayicioglu D. (2011).
Chapter 6. Aesthetic Body Contouring: Abdominoplasty.. In Thaller SR, Oeltjen JC, Dayicioglu D (Ed.), Essentials in Plastic Surgery. (pp. In Press). Miami, FL. WordPress.
Rueda S, Kaufman JJ, Thaller SR. (2011).
Huettener, F, Rueda S, Osturk CN, Osturk C, Drake R, Langevin CJ, Zins JE.
The relationship of the marginal mandibular nerve to the mandibular osseocutaneous ligament and lesser ligaments of the lower face. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Feb; 35(2):111-20.
Couto RA, Waltzaman JT, Tadasina KK, Rueda S, Richards BG, Zins JE.
Objective Assessment of Facial Rejuvenation After Massive Weight Loss. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2015 Dec; 39(6): 847-55.
Couto RA, Lamaris GA, Baker TA, Hashem AM, Tadisina K, Durand P, Rueda S, Orra S, Zins JE.
Age as a risk factor for abdominoplasty. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2017 May; 37(5):550-556.
Grover R, Rueda S, Gurunluoglu R. Letter to Editor:
Is Single-Stage Prosthetic Reconstruction Cost Effective? A Cost-Utility Analysis for the Use of Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction Relative to Expander-Implant Reconstruction in Postmastectomy Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan 11. Pub Ahead Print
Tellez A, Rueda S, Conic RZ, Powers K, Gastman B et.al.
Risk Factors and outcomes of cutaneous melanoma in woman less than 50 years of age. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Apr; 74(4): 731-8.
Couto RA, Lamaris GA, Knackstedt R, Alleyne B, Durand P, Rueda S, Gastman B.
Determining False-Negative Rate Using Fluoresence Image-Assisted Sentinel Node Biopsy in Cutaneous Melanoma. Ann Plas Surg. 2018 Jan; 80(1) 54-58.