Dr. Richard Schwartz is a board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon and has practiced plastic surgery in West Palm Beach for more than 25 years and is renowned for his surgical artistry and natural-appearing surgical results.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Schwartz is board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been elected a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a prestigious group of board-certified surgeons who specialize in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery.

Dr. Schwartz’ interest in plastic surgery began in medical school when he observed reconstructive plastic surgery being performed to repair the injuries of Vietnam War veterans. He found the process of rebuilding and improving the human form to be creative, artistic, and challenging. Dr. Schwartz realized that he wanted to devote himself to improving his patients’ quality of life and self-esteem by applying his surgical skills and artistic talents toward their enhanced appearance.

Specialties in Plastic Surgery
Dr. Schwartz trained in plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgery at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and in general surgery at The University of Arizona. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College.

Dr. Schwartz has remained a life-long student, learning the latest surgical techniques and strategies so that he may continue to offer his patients the most advanced treatment options geared toward their particular situation and goals. Over many years, Dr. Schwartz has also developed an intense interest and skill in oil painting. The artistic sense that has evolved from his study of painting has enhanced his appreciation of beauty and the human form and has allowed Dr. Schwartz to focus both his artist’s eye and his surgical skills toward the goal of creating the best surgical result for his patients.


Certification: American Board of Plastic SurgerySurgical Residency Training: Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel HillGeneral Surgery: University of Arizona Medical Cen


MD – Indiana University School of Medicine
BA – Franklin & Marshall College


American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Palm Beach County Society of Plastic Surgeons
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Past Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital
Past President, American Cancer Society, Palm Beach County


Guide to America’s Top Surgeons – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011
Miami Metro Magazine – The Best Doctors in Florida – Chosen by Physicians, 1998-99
Doctors Across America – Top Doctors – Plastic Surgery, 2002
America’s Top Plastic Surgeons – Consumer’s Research Council of America
2010 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
South Florida Super Doctors – City and Shore Magazine, 2011

our facility

Dr. Schwartz and his staff welcome you to our central West Palm Beach office—conveniently located near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and North Dixie Highway, just north of Good Samaritan Medical Center. Our office provides an elegant, comfortable environment to enhance your plastic surgery experience. A certified in-office surgical suite is available for your convenience.

We have a state-of-the-art office surgery suite designed with your comfort and safety in mind. Our surgery suite has been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the largest accrediting organization of its kind, signifying that we meet stringent patient safety standards. Many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures can be performed in the office setting, while others are more appropriately and safely performed in an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options regarding choice of a surgical facility during your consultation, with the aim of insuring the highest quality of patient care

our staff

When you arrive at The Palm Beach Plastic Surgery Center for your consultation, you will be greeted by our friendly and professional staff whose goal is to address your concerns and provide you with the best patient care and most satisfying experience.

Rosy Alvarez
CFO & Administrator



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