Our Plastic Surgery Center in Tampa, FL

Welcome to Arviv Plastic Surgery located in Tampa, Florida.

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a deeply personal decision made with the guidance of a licensed and experienced medical professional. At Arviv Plastic Surgery, we strive to educate our patients about the benefits of various plastic surgery procedures and help them make the right choices for their bodies and lifestyles. Get in touch with us to learn more about us and what we can offer you, and schedule a consultation when you feel ready to take the next step.

Dr Tali Arviv

Dr. Tali Arviv


Dr. Arviv, our founder, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has completed additional training in aesthetics as well as hormone replacement. You can speak to Dr. Arviv about her specialties in injectable dermal fillers as well as skin resurfacing treatments. She has a passion for helping patients learn about their skin and make the changes necessary to ensure that it is the healthiest it can be.

Dr. Tali Arviv is a compassionate and skilled physician in aesthetics and internal medicine. Florida licensed and Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Primarily focused on minimally invasive dermatological cosmetic procedures, bio-identical hormone replacement, and regenerative medicine. The expert injector of Botox, Dermal fillers, Sculptra, Kybella, and platelet-rich plasma. Advanced certified provider for PDO threading, Laser technology including Hair removal, veins, tattoo removal, Skin resurfacing treatments, liposuction, and fat grafting. Dr. Arviv is experienced in minor dermatological surgical excisions of skin lesions including keloids and offers SRT treatments to her patients to achieve over 90% cure rate of keloids. She takes pride in providing the most aesthetically pleasing result possible which is important to her patients whether treating the face or the body.

Dr. Arviv’s passion is to provide her patients with the latest and most advanced technology the aesthetics industry has to offer. Offering face and body treatments as well as wellness services to allow you to look and feel your best.


  • American Academy of Anti-Aging | Aesthetic Fellowship 2015 – Current
  • American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery | Liposuction and fat grafting 2015

Dr Ahmed Abdullah, MD

Dr. Ahmed Abdullah


Dr. Abdullah is a highly credentialed plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has extensive experience in optimizing the health of patients’ skin as well as educating patients (and his students, as he is a professor of plastic surgery at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine) about the human body and the procedures available to shape and improve its function and appearance.

Dr. Ahmed Abdullah is a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He serves on the Ethics Committee of the North Dakota Medical Association and is a fellow of the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

In 1977, Dr. Abdullah attended Haverford College in Philadelphia on a full scholarship. After graduating with honors in 1981, he attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he trained under Drs. Martin Robson and John Heggers, are internationally renowned plastic surgeons and researchers, whose work showed aloe to be widely beneficial to the skin. From them, Dr. Abdullah learned the pioneering act of applying pharmaceutical-grade aloe to skin flaps during surgery to encourage expedited healing, a practice he continues today with much success. Today, Dr. Abdullah is himself a recognized expert on the restorative and medicinal effects of aloe vera. In fact, his understanding of aloe’s ability to benefit the skin led him to develop Lexli®, the premier line of aloe-based skin care, available online and via salons, spas, and physician offices.

Dr. Abdullah – through his work with patients and consumers, via the Lexli line – has proven that many common skin concerns can be avoided by optimizing skin health. Thus, he travels the world educating licensed skincare professionals and consumers alike about the proper ways to utilize aloe in skin care applications, the essential steps to ensuring the skin’s basic needs are met, and setting the record straight on prevalent skin care myths. Additionally, he touches on each of these topics in his book, Simple Skin care, Beautiful Skin: A Back-to-Basics Approach, which was released in 2012. Despite his schedule, he still sees patients regularly at his primary practice in Fargo, North Dakota.

Dr. Abdullah is an associate clinical professor in plastic surgery at the University Of North Dakota School Of Medicine and a member of the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) based in Dallas, Texas, for which he previously served on the board of directors.


  • Board Certified in Plastic Surgery & General Surgery
  • Owner, Plastic Surgery Institute PC, Fargo ND
  • Owner, Lexli International, Fargo ND
  • Owner and Medical Director, Abdullah Ambulatory Surgery Center, Fargo, ND
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks ND 1999-Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks ND 1994-1998
  • Member, International Aloe Science Council, Dallas TX, 2003-Present
  • Board of Directors, International Aloe Science Council, Dallas TX, 1998 – 2003
  • Member, Board of Directors, Heartland Independent Provider Network, 1998-Present
  • Staff Plastic Surgeon, Dakota Clinic Limited, Fargo ND, 1993-1995
  • Consultant, Plastic Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Medical School, Karachi, Pakistan, 1994-1995
  • Flight Surgeon, North Dakota Air National Guard, 119th Fighter Squadron, Captain, 1995-1996
  • Air Force Reserves, 1995-1999
  • Member, Fargo Medical Mission to Haiti, 1998 to 2003


  • Yun-Ho Lee Award of Scientific Merit 2002, International Aloe Science Council
  • Corporate Achievers Award, 1999, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Honors in Anatomy, Psychiatry & Anesthesia, 1985
  • Laboratory Instructor in Biology, 1980-1981
  • Graduated Cum Laude, 1981
  • Captain, Varsity Cricket Team, 1980-1981
  • Athletic Letters, 1980-1981
  • Captain, School Track Team, 1975-1976
  • Pakistan National High Jump Gold Medal, 1976
  • Khalilullah Trophy in Biology, 1976
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award, Silver Medal-1976
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award, Bronze Medal-1975
  • Kensett Medal-English Literature, 1975
  • Cree Medal-Science, 1975



Dr Markelov

Dr. Alexey Markelov


Dr. Markelov is a meticulous double-board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body sculpting, breast surgery, and facial surgery. He has honed his craft over the past decade, training with the industry’s top plastic surgeons. Along with his exceptional technical skills, Dr. Markelov strives to make each patient’s experience specific to their needs and above all, safe and comfortable. Dr. Markelov has won multiple awards for high-caliber patient care. His dedication to an outstanding patient experience has led him to develop innovative techniques that reduce recovery time. He has also developed a deep knowledge of painless Wide Awake procedures, which are performed under local anesthesia. These procedures offer an even shorter recovery time, and Dr. Markelov suggests them over typical surgeries whenever appropriate.

Plastic surgery is so much more than skin-deep; Dr. Markelov understands the degree to which physical appearance and self-esteem intertwine. It is one of his greatest joys to see a patient’s quality of life improve when they can wear what they want with confidence. He believes everyone deserves to love what they see in the mirror.

With his well-honed skill in body sculpting, Dr. Markelov customizes every procedure after carefully examining each patient’s anatomy to determine the best way to enhance their existing structures. He delivers results that appear natural and refined.


  • Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • MD from Drexel University College of Medicine


  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award from Drexel University College of Medicine
  • 2012 Patients’ Choice Award

Dr Clive Persaud

Dr. Clive Persaud


Dr. Clive Persaud is a Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon known for his excellent surgical technique, vast medical knowledge and unparalleled patient care. Dr. Persaud hails from Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry.

Following his interest in medicine, he earned a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences then his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University in Kansas City, Missouri. During his medical school training, Dr. Persaud completed the prestigious Clinical Anatomy Fellowship in which he taught human anatomy and led cadaveric dissections sparking his interest in surgery.

Pursuing his passion for surgery, Dr. Persaud completed his Residency in General Surgery at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey and served as Chief Resident during his final year. In addition to honing his medical knowledge and surgical skills during residency, Dr. Persaud also published multiple manuscripts in high impact journals cementing his influence in the field of surgery.

Dr. Persaud has always had a keen sense for surgical detail and artistry thus choosing to further his training in the highly sought-after field of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Persaud completed an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship with the esteemed Dr. Joseph Castellano in Tampa, Florida. During his fellowship, Dr. Persaud received extensive surgical training in breast, abdominal, facial, and lipo-contouring.

While Kansas City, MO will always have Dr. Persaud’s heart, his goal is to provide his new home of Tampa, FL with the best cosmetic surgery possible. Dr. Persaud specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, face, including liposuction. Non-surgical procedures that Dr. Persaud offers include laser resurfacing, face and body injectables including Botox, filler, Kybella, Sculptra BBL, and PDO thread lifts.


  • Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
  • Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University in Kansas City, Missouri

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It is of utmost importance to us to only hire team members who are passionate about what they do. We work with licensed nurses, nurse practitioners, and certified registered nurse anesthetists who make it their mission to care for patients, answer their questions, and assist in planning and carrying out procedures.

First, you may speak with our team members about a specific procedure before you come in. Then, they will help you schedule your first appointment, and they will help educate you about the procedure you’ve chosen and how to care for yourself after you undergo the procedure. Our team members work on many levels and help us make Arviv Plastic Surgery a premier office in Tampa, Florida, for undergoing the most common types of plastic surgery.

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Procedures Offered at Arviv Plastic Surgery

We offer a number of procedures for the face and the body. Read through our most common appointment types below and get in touch with questions.

How To Get Started

Before you consider booking a plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions. Consider the personal inquiries below and become better acquainted with your thoughts and feelings about your upcoming procedure, and then get in touch with us to ask further questions and book your appointment.

This question may sound silly, but both men and women often continue to grow and develop well into college. If you’re 16 years old and you’re considering breast augmentation, you may want to wait a few years to see if you’re truly “done” developing before you decide to make a change. Most plastic surgeons won’t book you for an appointment if you are still growing, and they will likely tell you to wait until you’ve been a consistent size for about a year before thinking about an elective procedure.

If you’re getting ready for gender reassignment surgery or you’ve always wanted to decrease your breast size because of the physical pain you experience due to this extra tissue, your reasons are likely obvious to yourself and well-explained to your doctor.

On the other hand, if you aren’t completely sure what you want to “fix” about yourself, are generally unhappy with your appearance, or are attempting to correct low self-esteem with plastic surgery, you will likely be disappointed with the results. This doesn’t mean that plastic surgery can’t be in your future! However, it does mean that you need to understand your reasoning before signing up for an irreversible procedure.

This is where we come in to help. Depending on the type of cosmetic procedure you’ve selected, you will need to understand what to expect before, during, and after the surgery. For large-scale surgeries such as male-to-female gender reassignment surgery, the to-do list may be longer and more comprehensive than a keloid removal.

You may need to stop taking certain medications before surgery to prevent blood clotting, and you may wish to see a counselor before the surgery, regardless of what type it is, to prepare yourself for how your new look may change your life (even if it’s for the better).

Whether you’d like to discuss breast augmentation or reconstruction, scar removal, gender affirmation surgery, or facial cosmetic surgery, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send a message. We know that investigating plastic surgery is a big decision, and we’re happy to speak with you and answer any questions you have. Get in touch today to receive high-quality care and the respect you deserve.



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