Education and background

After graduating from The Bolles School, Dr. Desai began his undergraduate career at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University, studying biomedical engineering. He was at Johns Hopkins until he was accepted into the highly selective Junior Honors Medical Program, an accelerated medical school program at the University of Florida.

Dr. Ankit Desai’s Journey and Expertise

He received his M.D. from the University of Florida, serving as class president for four years, a testament to his leadership and the genuine warmth of his personality. Dr. Desai went on to complete his plastic surgery residency at St. Louis University. He engaged in further training in cosmetic surgery and served as clinical faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering, Baltimore, MD
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Bachelor of Science 
  • University of Florida, Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Doctor of Medicine 
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, Residency
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Fellowship
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Transforming Jacksonville: State-of-the-Art Plastic Surgery by Dr. Ankit Desai

Dr. Desai returned to bring Jacksonville state-of-the-art plastic surgery, including facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, composite breast surgery using the patient’s fat, labiaplasty (aesthetic vaginal rejuvenation), tummy tuck, and body contouring. Dr. Desai has served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Baptist Jacksonville, South Beaches, and St. Vincent Riverside as well as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at Baptist South Hospital.

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Honors and recognitions

Dr. Desai has been featured as a Jacksonville Magazine Top Doctor in 2023 and a Newsweek Top Plastic Surgeon.

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Giving back

As a Jacksonville native, giving back to the community has always been important to Dr. Desai. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Susan G. Komen North Florida affiliate and as President of the organization. He supports Bosom Buddies, Pink Ribbon Symposium, and other great programs that assist women with early breast cancer detection and the ongoing search for a cure.

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Introducing Dr. Ankit Desai, FACS: Leading Surgeon at Florida Plastic Surgery Group

Dr. Ankit Desai, plastic surgeon in Jacksonville, Florida

Certifications, recognitions, and awards

Dr. Desai has been featured in Jacksonville Magazine as a Top Doctor. He has also been featured as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, a RealSelf Top Doctor, and Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, among other accolades.

On a personal note…

Dr. Desai is a proud husband and father with two children. He and his family love to travel, spend time by the pool, and in his rare free time, he enjoys a day on the golf course.  

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I no longer feel self-conscious.

I am extremely happy with the result. The actual surgical procedure was easy. I was only out of work for a couple of days. I was careful with lifting a lot longer but got right back to living my life quickly. I no longer feel self-conscious. Dr Desai is a compassionate person. His staff is kind. I can’t say thank you enough!!

I feel like me again! Thank you, Dr. Desai!

Dr. Desai gave me my life back! After having a double mastectomy in March of 2017, he performed the Diep Flap procedure on me on Dec. 8, 2017, as part of my breast reconstruction. I can’t express how thankful I am to have had him as my surgeon. He is so professional and caring about his patients, and his staff is also excellent! Before I went to sleep in sur...

I took his advice! He knows best!

Before the surgery, I was a 34A cup and now I’m wearing 34D. I’m so happy with my results, they look and feel very natural. They are the perfect size for my body. I went with a 400 cc silicone gel, which ended up being the perfect implant size for my body. My body looks more proportional now than it did before the surgery. I am so glad that I didn’t pick a s...

To say I am extremely pleased with my results is an understatement.

Let me first begin by stating that anyone in Jacksonville, FL or within a 200 mile radius should not think twice about selecting Dr. Ankit Desai as their choice of Plastic Surgeon! After having bariatric surgery and losing 150 lbs., I was referred to Dr. Desai by the physician who performed my surgery. I had 3 other consultations with various well known surg...

Extremely gifted…

Dr. Desai is an amazing surgeon who is caring and empathetic. He is also extremely gifted when it comes to his craft, and I am very pleased with my results. I would definitely recommend Dr. Desai to anyone needing reconstructive surgery.

I can’t say enough glowing things…

Dr. Desai, Alana and all of the staff at this office are knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. It’s evident the entire team shares a similar philosophy on patient care. Let’s face it, finding people who will consistently go above and beyond at every level within an organization isn’t always easy, however they’ve nailed it. I can’t say enough glowing thin...

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