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Richard L. Nesmith, M.D., D.M.D.,
Board Certified In Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Meet Dr. Nesmith

Dr. Nesmith is originally from Florida. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies. This was followed by dental school and a period of oral and maxillofacial surgery training prior to completing medical school — all at the University of Florida. He then completed five years of specialist training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Bowman Gray/Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nesmith has an active interest in the specialty of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery and has published original articles relating to these fields.

Dr. Nesmith has been in private practice in Gainesvillefor more than 25 years.


As a plastic surgeon in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Nesmith has more than 25 years of experience performing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery for patients in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, and throughout the greater North Central Florida regions. His patients are his No. 1 priority. To help each patient achieve their aesthetic goals and look and feel younger, Dr. Nesmith and his caring staff strive to provide exceptional results in the safest environment possible.

Dr. Nesmith specializes in a wide range of different surgical procedures, including rhinoplasty; breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction surgery; body contouring procedures, including liposuction and tummy tuck; as well as several non-surgical procedures, which include dermal fillers, such as Botox® and Juvéderm® XC. Learn more about the encompassing range of cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical procedures performed by Dr. Nesmith with available procedures for facial plastic surgery, body contouring, breast surgery, non-surgical procedures, and cosmetic procedures for men.


Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member, SESPRS

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Member, ASPS

American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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