Meet Dr. Narasimhan
Dr. Kailash Narasimhan is a plastic surgeon who is uniquely trained in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, he has a long and accomplished training record at some of the most highly regarded and internationally recognized institutions. His training at UT Southwestern in Dallas has given him exposure to some of the best plastic surgeons in the world. Learn why Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL, residents regard him so highly.
"It is an honor to practice plastic surgery and I am thrilled to be able to do what I enjoy the most every single day. We strive to provide the safest and most comfortable experience during your surgery. I enjoy cosmetic surgery as a specialty that involves an artistic ability while improving the quality of people's lives."
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Internationally Recognized Training
- Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
- Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit , MI
- Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Florida Medical License
Double Board Certification, Explained
When searching for the right plastic surgeon, you'll probably come across the phrase “board-certified.” While many doctors in Tampa Bay and throughout the country claim to be “board-certified,” only a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery has the highest standard of training for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
However, Dr. Narasimhan took his training to another level. While being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery he also achieved certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery). This additional board-certification in ENT gives him an extremely high level of skill when performing facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty (nose job procedures). Only a surgeon in the nation each year have this unique training and level of distinction.
When a doctor is double board-certified, it means he or she has undergone a rigorous training process for two different medical specialties. Dr. Narasimhan is the only double board-certified plastic surgeon/ENT in St. Petersburg, Florida. He brings this unique skillset to Tampa Bay and the Florida Community. Both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery are accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties, which is the “gold standard” for rigor in medical training.
A Professional Commitment
Dr. Narasimhan enjoys all aspects of plastic surgery including cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, mommy makeover and breast reconstruction.
In addition, he has published on rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping), facelift and necklift, head and neck reconstruction, breast reconstruction, and surgery after massive weight loss, in several medical journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also written on blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and breast lift procedures in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the top journal in its field.
In 2018, Dr. Narasimhan appeared on local CBS affiliate WTSP to talk about facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Narasimhan was born in LaCrosse Wisconsin and raised in Cincinnati, OH, where he grew up. After training in New York, Michigan, and Ohio, he practiced plastic surgery in North Texas for 4 years before starting his practice in the Tampa Bay area. He loves playing tennis, running 5Ks, hiking and traveling.
Q & A
Why did you decide to become a doctor?
I grew up in Cincinnati, and both of my parents were physicians. My father was a general surgeon, and my mother was a family doctor with her own private practice. Thanks to them, I saw how fulfilling this type of work could be as well as how diverse the world of medicine is. Today I'm still immersed in medicine, both with my own career and that of my wife. She specializes in bone marrow transplants for oncology patients.
What drew you to plastic surgery?
When I did ENT (otolaryngology) I enjoyed the facial plastic surgery and I wanted a well-rounded training in body contouring, breast surgery, and reconstruction. Then I underwent my second training in plastic surgery, in which I really knew was my calling. Plastic surgery gives me the opportunity to be creative as well as use my surgical skills to improve lives and make people feel better about themselves. It is a unique specialty.
What is your favorite surgery?
I have a special place for all cosmetic surgery, but particularly facial surgery and rhinoplasty. In ENT we learned how to perform functional surgery on the nose, particularly septoplasties and reconstruction after trauma. Then in plastic surgery training I gained experience in cosmetic nasal surgery. This exemplifies the amazing blend of form and function that I enjoy in my current field.
What are your goals?
To have the best plastic surgery office in the area; which caters to the patient and provides the best aesthetic result with the utmost safety. We are constantly innovating to make this happen.
What attracts you to the Tampa Bay area?
Tampa Bay is a beautiful area with friendly people. My wife works at the Johns Hopkins Children's hospital in St. Pete, and we love going to the beach, dining out, and enjoying all of the area's outdoor activities. I'm also involved in a few philanthropic activities for local organizations that are close to my heart, such as the Junior League, St. Pete Glitter Queens and the American Lung Association. Professionally, I strive to provide the best care and service for cosmetic plastic surgery patients.