Dr. Garcia is the founder and principal of the Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. With 3 locations, the Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery is the premier center for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in northeast Florida. Dr. Garcia’s main center is located in Ponte Vedra Beach.
As the developer of the Contoura procedure, Dr. Garcia has been a leader in providing his patients with the latest innovations in surgical and non surgical anti aging procedures. He has performed over 11,000 surgeries of the aging face, published 9 scientific articles, and written 5 books. His book “The Art of Facial Aesthetics” is widely recognized as an excellent resource for patients considering facial plastic procedures.
Dr. Garcia is a Cum Laude graduate of Jacksonville University. During his studies, he authored several articles on the neurobiological treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin (formerly Marquette University) where he developed an early interest in face, head, and neck surgery.
After completing an internship in General Surgery at SUNY Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Garcia completed a 4 year residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. During this time, Dr. Garcia was involved in developing techniques for management of facial trauma; he conducted several scientific projects and published a number of scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Garcia completed a highly competitive and specialized training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the renowned McCollough Institute for Appearance and Health in Alabama. During his fellowship, Dr. Garcia specialized in cosmetic surgery of the aging face and neck as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose. He authored and presented studies on treatments for the aging lower eyelids and on management of facial fractures.
Dr. Garcia is first and foremost an educator, having developed and trained dozens of other physicians in his groundbreaking procedures aimed at reversing the signs of aging. Being a leader in his specialty recently afforded him the opportunity to be the first physician in Northeast Florida to introduce Kybella, the only non-surgical injection to reduce fatty tissue in the neck. To date, Dr. Garcia has trained over 40 local physicians in this procedure. In addition, he is frequently asked to speak to local groups on the latest innovations and developments in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
He is very proud of his work for his children’s foundation, FACE. The Foundation provides cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeries to local children who have malformations or traumatic injuries to the face. To date, the Foundation has helped hundreds of children.
Dr. Garcia is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Garcia is married with three children. The family lives in Ponte Vedra Beach. He enjoys the beach life and spending time with his family.