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Welcome to Lakewood Ranch!

Dr. Hamwi’s primary office at Florida Plastic Surgery and Medspa is located in Lakewood Ranch, a suburb of Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is well known for its world famous beaches. Since settling in Florida, patients have traveled from all over the country and many places across the globe to have surgery with Dr.Hamwi.

If you live outside of the Sarasota area and are interested in scheduling a complimentary consultation or surgery, it would be our pleasure to assist you with all aspects of your trip. Please click here if you are interested in setting-up a complimentary virtual consultation.

Dr. Hamwi's Out of Town Patients

Dr. Hamwi’s patients fly-in from all over the world. In the United States alone, we have received patients from at least 47 out of the 50 states!

Recommended Accomodations

Nearby Hotels

Lakewood ranch is a newer, master planned community with a variety of conveniently located hotels within a short distance of our office. Some of our favorite properties located less than 10 minutes from our office include:

Luxury Resort

If you desire a truly unique and elegant accommodation then we would recommend the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota for an outstanding level of luxury located just 25 minutes from our office.

View of the Pool at The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota

Sunsets on the patio at The Ritz Carlton

*Please inquire with our staff regarding corporate discounts which we may be able to obtain at the property you desire.

Dining and Shopping

St. Armands Circle

With more than 130 Boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants, St. Armands Circle is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of its many sidewalk restaurants and cafes.

There are also frequent events including craft festivals and  sidewalk sales, as well as an enjoyable nightlife scene.

Waterside Place

To visit Sarasota’s first lake front shopping destination, just steps from our office, we recommend Waterside Place.

There is a Farmers’ Market every Sunday and there is often live music on The Plaza. Whether it’s food, shopping, nightlife or just a beautiful walk, Waterside Place has it all!


University Town Center is a shopping center with a variety of dining and shopping options that is located less than 4 miles from our office. There are a wide variety of popular restaurants as well as high-end shops to browse.  Some popular places to eat are at Brio, the Capital Grille and the Rusty Bucket.

Local Attractions

The Ringling Museum

The Ringling museum is found on a 66 acre estate owned by John and Mable Ringling.  The museum houses fascinating exhibitions from around the world, as well as classical sculptures-many of which are scattered throughout its beautiful courtyard.

Visiters can also explore the Ringling Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan (the Ringling family home), The Bayfront Gardens and the historic Asolo Theater.

Fabulous Beaches

While in Sarasota, make sure you visit some of our beautiful beaches including the stunning Siesta Key and Lido Key. 

Take a dip in the warm waters or just relax on the white sand.

Arriving By Air

If you are traveling for a complimentary in-person consultation or procedure, we recommend that you fly into either Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) or Tampa International Airport (TPA).

SRQ is 9 miles (20 minute drive) from Florida Plastic Surgery and Medspa

TPA is 60 miles (1 hour drive) from Florida Plastic Surgery and Medspa

Ground Transportation Options

Rental car operations can be found at either the SRQ or TPA airport. Both Uber and Lyft are excellent transportation options as well.

Route by Car from SRQ Airport to Florida Plastic Surgery and Medspa

Route by Car from TPA Airport to Florida Plastic Surgery and Medspa

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