Dr. Vaca Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Name: Elbert Vaca, MD
Last name: Vaca
Gender: male
Began aesthetic medicine in: 2018
Years experience: 2
Primary Specialty: Board Eligible Plastic Surgeon
Website: https://www.elbertvacamd.com
Business: Steven Fagien, MD, PA
Address: 660 Glades Rd.
Address suite: Ste 210
Phone: (407) 891-4251
International phone number: +14078914251
City: Boca Raton
State: Florida
Zip Code: 33431
Country: US
Statement: I am a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. I completed my training at Johns Hopkins and Northwestern with a focus on facelift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and other aesthetic procedures.

I am dedicated to providing safe, beautiful and natural appearing results. I am also committed to the scientific advancement of the field of plastic surgery and have published over 40 scientific manuscripts and book chapters with a focus on aesthetic surgery and have presented my research at the most prestigious national and international plastic surgery meetings.
Consulting Fees: 50$
Consultation note: can be credited toward procedure or surgery
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Clinical Privileges
  • Winthrop University Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, Forest Hills Hospital, Southside Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Plainview Hospital, Soyoset Hospital
  • Undergraduate: BS, The University of Florida, Summa Cum Laude
  • Medical: MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Postdoc Training
  • Residency: Plastic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

GPS coordinates on map: 26.3675,-80.11470032

Primary location
Location name: Boca Raton
State: FL
Country: US
Map point: 26.3675,-80.11470032
  • Abdominal Etching
  • Arm Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Botox
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Chin Filler
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chin Surgery
  • Dark Circles Under Eye Treatment
  • Deep Plane Facelift
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facelift Revision
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Juvederm
  • Kybella
  • Laser Treatment
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Lift
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Liposuction Revision
  • Lower Facelift
  • Mini Facelift
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Natrelle Breast Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Surgery
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • SAFELipo
  • Scar Removal
  • Septoplasty
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma

RealSelf Info

Elbert Vaca, MD

  • Teaching Award, Northwestern Department of Surgery, 2015, 2019, 2020
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Florida, 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Florida, 2008

Rating: 5.0
Profile views: 361
Answer count: 5
Review count: 17
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 0
Profile created: Apr 30, 2018
Profile modified: Sep 11, 2020
Profile promotion: No
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Profile Plus
Tier: Free-Unclaimed
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Eligible Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: Yes
Doctor Designation Start Time: Sep 2, 2020
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Boca Raton, FL, US. GPS coordinates: 26.3675,-80.11470032
  • Chicago, IL, US. GPS coordinates: 41.8795,-87.6242981

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Botox (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Injectable Fillers (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Jul 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Jun 2020) – 5/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Jun 2020) – 5/5
  • Abdominal Etching (May 2020) – 5/5
  • Mommy Makeover (Nov 2019) – 5/5
  • Botox (Apr 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Mar 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Feb 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Dec 2019) – 5/5
  • Botox (Dec 2019) – 5/5
  • Botox (Dec 2019) – 5/5
  • Juvederm (Oct 2019) – 5/5
  • Juvederm (May 2019) – 5/5

Doctor’s answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
Can a facelift fix droopy face & overfilled Radiesse?
Radiesse Overfilled cheeks
Sep 30, 2020
Unfortunately, the best option at this time is to wait. Although the manufacturer of the product states Radiesse lasts 1 year, the truth is it can last 2 years or more. Unlike other facial fillers, Radiesse cannot be dissolved.
Regarding a facelift, you are very young. You would have to be evaluated in person by a plastic surgeon for better assessment. I would recommend waiting a minimum of 2 years after Radiesse injection and determine any subsequent potential interventions at that time….
In need of lip lift and lower facelift. Which do I do first?
Lip lift + Facelift
Sep 30, 2020
Both these procedures can be safely performed during the same operation. These procedures are commonly performed together as they are complimentary to help achieve a rejuvenated appearance of the lower face. Regarding the exact sequence (i.e. facelift vs. lip lift first), this is dependent on the surgeons preference.
Mommy makeover and BBL. Should I get it all at once, or wait?
Combined mommy makeover & BBL
Sep 30, 2020
This is a great and common question. The short answer is yes, a BBL can be combined with other surgery including a mommy makeover. However, the main concern with combined surgery is the length of surgery (limiting the time under anesthesia). A general guideline is to not exceed 6 hours of surgery for elective cases. Many surgeons may have a different opinion of this (i.e. suggest shorter or longer upper limit of time under anesthesia). Nonetheless, the risk of anesthetic complications…
The inner corner of upper eyelids are lifting up, is there a way to fix that?
Rising inner eyelid crease
Sep 30, 2020
Aging is a complex gradual process and this is not due to previous eyelid taping. Hollowing of the upper eyelid (specifically the inner aspect) and elevation of the eyelid crease is very common with aging and is likely due to a combination of small changes in fat distribution and potentially due to changes in the muscle that elevate the upper eyelid. There are other potential causes of changes in eye/eyelid appearance, but this could only evaluated for after an in person consultation…
Is a drainless facelift more dangerous?
Facelift & Drains
Sep 1, 2020
The use of drains after a facelift is dependent on surgeons preference and the surgical technique used as there are many variations in facelift techniques. Generally, the more work that is done in the neck and lower face, the more likely a surgeon is to use a drain because more fluid may accumulate. Drains help remove fluid and prevent it from accumulating. Whether or not a surgeon uses a drain is a minor detail and I recommend that this not be the reason to choose one surgeon versus another…

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