Dr. Rivas is a native of Venezuela and has lived in the United States for over 10 years. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Critical Care and The American Medical Association. He has performed more than 4000 cosmetic procedures most of these being tumescent liposuction.
Dr. Rivas obtained his M.D. degree in 1986 from Luis Razetti School of Medicine at the University of Central Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela. He underwent training in general surgery from 1988-1991 at Ricardo Baquero Gonzalez Hospital and transplant surgery at the Jackson Memorial Hospital from 2011-2012. He continued his training in surgical critical care at the Ryder Trauma Center from 2012-2013.
He served as an Instructor of Anatomy & Physiology at Sandford Brown College from 2008-2010. He was involved in clinical trial at Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami from 2010-2011
“My goal is connecting with my patients on a personal level. By connecting with them as individuals, I can better understand their goals and help them achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results they are looking for.”