Michael J. Frederick, MD

  • Harvard trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery

“I have always been a perfectionist… so when I found plastic surgery, I knew it was the perfect fit.”
~Dr. Michael Frederick

Dr. Frederick demonstrates a dedication to his work that is evident from the moment he shakes your hand. Patients know instantly that they have met a special, caring, and uniquely talented surgeon who will listen to their needs and work with them to meet their cosmetic surgery goals.

On a journey that began on a 60-acre avocado farm just north of Santa Barbara, California, Dr. Frederick grew up building fences, driving tractors, and picking fruit. He spent most of his free time in the water: swimming, playing water polo, lifeguarding, scuba diving, and sailing. He decided to major in marine biology at UCLA, but after his older sister Stacey, a mezzo-soprano for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, he shifted plans and began exploring medicine as a way to have a major life impact.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a 3.97 GPA, he attended medical school at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco, ranked third in the country. There, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and received research grants to study transplant immunology, which would help him later in life as he participated in two of the world’s first face transplantations as part of the plastic surgery team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

He attended Harvard University for his plastic surgery training, and was selected by the faculty to serve as the first Chief Resident at the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. While there he authored several articles, including book chapters and publications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. He also was invited to speak on novel surgical techniques at several national plastic surgery meetings.

In addition to his training at Harvard, he studied at The Pitanguy Clinic in Rio De Janiero, Brazil, learning the most advanced techniques in aesthetic surgery. ‘Cookie cutter plastic surgery just doesn’t work anymore,’ says Dr. Frederick. ‘Modern concepts have completely changed the approach to plastic surgery from strictly excisional (taking away) to now sculpting, shaping and transforming bodies, much like Michaelangelo. “The most important thing to me is listening to the patient, understanding what their goals are and then creating that vision.”

Outside of the operating room you’ll find Dr. Mike at the beach, scuba diving, playing racquetball or spending time with his German shepherd Whinnie and his golden retriever Murphy. He often volunteers at local breast and ovarian cancer fundraisers in memory of his sister who carried the BRCA 2 gene. He also enjoys helping others through humanitarian missions to repair cleft lips and palates in Brazil and Colombia, a passion further complemented by the fact that he is part Colombian and speaks fluent Spanish.

As with everything he does, Dr. Frederick brings a constant pursuit of perfection to his surgeries. He loves plastic surgery because of its powerful effects on self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall well-being. His patients love plastic surgery for the same reasons. They may not realize it before surgery, but they definitely do afterwards.

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Caroline Dondi
Nurse Practitioner

Caroline was born and raised in Ft Lauderdale, FL. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in medical aesthetics, injectables and anti-aging. Caroline earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. After six years of trauma/surgical ICU experience, Caroline obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Miami.

After graduating, Caroline dove into the world of aesthetics by joining a General dermatology practice where she learned the basic fundamentals of aesthetics including the art and expertise of nonsurgical treatments including Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, and Restylane. Wanting to advance her knowledge in aesthetics, anti-aging, facial anatomy, and body contouring, Caroline joined the Amaira team where she works alongside world-renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Halaas, an expert in aesthetics and anti-aging.

Caroline has been trained by some of South Florida’s most well-respected plastic surgeons, dermatologists and anti-aging medicine specialists. She has a passion for life-long learning, and has traveled internationally to stay on top of the latest techniques and technologies.

Kelly Thompson

Kelly joined Amaira Med Spa
in 2021 and is an experienced thirteen-year licensed aesthetician, experienced in RF Microneedling, HydraFacial, Photofacials, Laser Hair Removal and Body shaping procedures.

Danijela Kovandzic

Danijela joined Amaira in 2021
and is seventeen-year experienced License aesthetician. She earned her reputation at the prestigious Dr. Bloch in Chicago, where she performed Laser Hair Removal Advanced facials, chemical peels and Body shaping procedures.

Stacy Debord

Senior Patient Consultant

Frequently Asked Questions

A Medical Spa, or med spa, combines the relaxing qualities of a day spa with advanced treatments that can only be performed by a licensed medical provider. Med spa treatments include everything short of surgeries that require general anesthesia, and can involve radiofrequency heat, medical-grade lasers, injectables and other techniques.

Treatment preparations vary. For some treatments, we direct patients to avoid sun exposure for a period of time before and after treatment. For others, like laser hair removal, we ask that you arrive shaved, or for many face-related treatments, we prefer that you arrive without makeup. During the consultation phase, your practitioner will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your specific treatment(s).

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow for any forms that need to be filled out. We allow patients to cancel 24 hours or later. There will be charges for cancellations within 24 hours.

Amaira accepts all major credit cards and U.S. currency. If you would like to arrange special financing, please let our team know so we can discuss your options with you.