Dr. Rafael Gottenger // Plastic Surgeon // Miami, FL


Breastie review:

“Dr. Gottenger held my hand and coached me throughout the process. He reassured every step of the way. He takes his time and discusses all surgical options. He is capable of performing reconstruction in various ways and together you decide which best suits you. Absolutely love his bedside manner.”

-offers direct to implant option
-offers OTM and UTM option
-detail oriented 


Natalie Barzana is 35 years old from Miami, FL diagnosed with Breast CA in June 2018. You can contact her through Instagram @natbarzana

IDC L Breast ER+ PR- HER2+
Chemo: TCHP x 6
Sx: B nipple sparing mastectomy with direct to OTM implant 
Used penguin Cold caps and kept my hair :)

I am in the medical field and did a lot of research on my physicians. I absolutely LOVE all of them and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone!

Contact info:

Name: Dr. Rafael Gottenger - plastic surgery  
Location: Miami, FL

Website: https://www.lvhn.org/doctors/lori-alfonse

Phone number: (305) 669-0900

About Doctor Gottenger

Dr. Rafael Gottenger is a highly trained plastic surgeon, with double board certification in the USA and Venezuela, with special interest in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the breast, body and face.  He is graduated from the prestigious Ohio State University where he repeat his training in Plastic surgery, which allow him to be a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the USA. Part of his past training also includes fellowships at  EVMS, Virginia in Microsurgery and Craniofacial Surgery. Before coming to the United States he trained as a general and plastic surgeon at the Central University of Venezuela.

Dr. Rafael Gottenger is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,  Greater Miami Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Venezuelan Society of Plastic Surgeons between others societies.

As a board certified plastic surgeon he has been practicing in South Miami since 2004 with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Gottenger’s private practice includes all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, with great dedication  to enhance the appearance of the face, breast and body, He performs many cosmetic procedures, including:  Botox,  dermal fillers, PRP injections, blepharoplasty, face lift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, otoplasty and skin cancer reconstruction, however he is really passionate to  sculpting female body through breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction, liposuction and  tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).  Dr. Gottenger’s also provides his patients exceptional technical skill in breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.

The practice also includes a prestigious medical spa, handling non-surgical and non-invasive procedures.

On a personal note, he has a high dedication to do altruism work since 2002  as volunteer  for Operation Smile International, a non-profit organization providing  free reconstructive plastic surgery for children born with complex facial deformities, thru this he has help change the smiles of hundreds of children  in more than 50 missions around the world.