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Artistry in Aesthetics

Fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Charlie Riccio specializes in a range of facial, breast, and body procedures, with unique experience in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, buttocks enhancement, and exotic implants. He completed his residency at Jackson Health System/University of Miami, where he received extensive training with the field’s most renowned leaders in facial and body aesthetics in the plastic surgery capital of the world. Dr. Riccio then completed a fellowship at the prestigious Chicago Cosmetic Surgery Institute under one of the leading buttocks implantation and augmentation surgeons in the country. A forward-thinking and detail-oriented surgeon, Dr. Riccio has spoken at conferences across the country on subjects including nipple reconstruction, his buttocks implant technique, and best practices in patient care. Dr. Riccio’s dedication to the advancement of plastic surgery is demonstrated through his numerous publications in multiple peer-reviewed journals and his receipt of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Research Fellowship Award.

Dr. Riccio has a keen aesthetic eye and a passion for creative problem-solving. He embraces a personalized, holistic approach, taking the time to listen carefully to his patients’ goals and concerns, and is committed to achieving outstanding results. Originally from Kentucky and the son of English and Italian immigrants, Dr. Riccio now lives and practices in Palm Beach County with his wife, Nikki, and their goldendoodle, Olly. In his free time, he is an avid golfer, amateur hockey player, and food aficionado.

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Education & Experience

  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Chicago Cosmetic Surgery Institute/Shifrin Plastic Surgery (Chicago, IL)
  • Integrated Plastic Surgery Chief Resident: University of Miami/Jackson Health System (Miami, FL)
  • Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN)
  • Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine (Louisville, KY)
  • Master of Science: Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Certifications & Licensure

  • Florida (active)
  • Illinois (active)


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Candidate Member)
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Associate Member)


  1. Riccio CA, Zeiderman MR, Chowdhry S, Wilhelmi B. “Review of Nipple Reconstruction Techniques and Introduction of V to Y Technique in a Bilateral Wise Pattern Mastectomy or Reduction Mammaplasty.” ePlasty. 2015 April; 15:e11. PMID: 25987936.
  2. Riccio CA, Zeiderman MR, Chowdhry S, Brooks RM, Kelishadi SS, Tutela JP, Choo J, Yonick DV, Wilhelmi BJ. “Plastic Surgery of the Breast: Keeping the Nipple Sensitive.” ePlasty. 2015 July; 15:e28. PMID: 26171100.
  3. Zeiderman MR, Schulz S, Riccio CA, Nguyen J, Chowdhry S, Wilhelmi BJ. “Pseudoptosis Correction With the 270° Pedicle Reduction Mammoplasty: An Anatomic and Clinical Study.” ePlasty. 2016 Apr. 28; 16:e16. PMID: 28729896.
  4. Riccio CA, King K, Elston JB, Harrington MA, Cruse CW. “Bilateral Plantar Verrucous Carcinoma.” ePlasty. 2016 Dec. 7; 16:ic46. PMID: 28035248.
  5. Schulz S., Zeiderman MR, Gunn, JS, Riccio CA, Chowdhry S, Brooks R, Choo JH, Wilhelmi BJ. “Safe Plastic Surgery of the Breast II: Saving Nipple Sensation.” ePlasty, 2017 Nov. 21; 17:e33. PMID: 29213346.
  6. Kozusko SD, Riccio CA, Goulart M, Bumgardner J, Jing XL, Konofaos P. “Chitosan as a Bone Scaffold Biomaterial.” Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2018 Oct.; 29(7): 1788-1793. PMID: 30157141.
  7. Riccio CA, Chang J, Henderson JT, Hassouba M, Kostopoulos E, Konofaos P. “Keystone Flap: Physiology, Types, and Clinical Applications.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2019 August; 83(2):226-231. PMID: 31135505.
  8. Kozusko SD, Liu X, Riccio CA, Chang J, Boyd LC, Kokkalis Z, Konofaos P. “Selecting a Free Flap for Soft Tissue Coverage in Lower Extremity Reconstruction.” Injury. 2019 December; 50 Suppl 5:S32-S39. PMID: 31711654.
  9. Kozusko SD, Riccio CA, Minor GM, Konofaos P. “Cutaneous Histoplasmosis in a Renal Transplant Patient Presenting With Hand and Forearm Necrotizing Myofasciitis.” J. Hand Surgery Am. 2020 Mar.; 45(3):260.e1-260.e5. PMID: 31126815.
  10. Chang J, Awh C, Riccio CA, Konofaos P. “Earlobe Reconstruction With an Anteriorly Based Postauricular Flap.” ePlasty. 2020 Apr. 17; 20:ic7. PMID: 32362993.
  11. Puente-Espel J, Chang J, Liu X, Riccio CA, Konofaos P. “Cadaver Nerve Grafts: Past, Present and Future.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2020 June; 84(6):684-688. PMID: 32032124.
  12. Riccio CA, Balaji N, Pierrot R, Wolfe E, Slavin BR, Kaplan N, Kaplan L, Thaller SR. Play Ball: A 10-Year Comparative Analysis of Craniofacial Safety in Baseball and Softball. J Craniofac Surg. 2022 Sep 1;33(6):1690-1692. Epub 2022 Jun 29. PMID: 35767476.
  13. Cook J, Riccio CA, Youmans TN, Pozner JN. Commentary on: Cryptocurrency: The Future of Plastic Surgery Payments? Aesthet Surg J. 2022 Oct 13;42(11):1350-1352. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjac164. PMID: 35727294.


  1. Riccio CA. Heterotopic Ossification. University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Memphis, TN. February 28, 2019.
  2. Riccio CA, Puente-Espel J, Chang J, Liu X, Konofaos P. Cadaver Nerve Grafts: Past, Present and Future. Plastic Surgery: The Meeting 2019. San Diego, CA. September 21, 2019.
  3. Riccio CA. Skin Cancers: An Overview of Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment. University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Memphis, TN. March 11, 2021.
  4. Riccio CA. Congenital Craniofacial Anomalies. University of Miami Division of Plastic Surgery. Miami, FL. September 17, 2021.
  5. Riccio CA. Blepharoplasty – Fundamentals and Techniques. University of Miami Division of Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Miami, FL. September 23, 2021.
  6. Riccio, CA. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Body Contouring, Liposuction, and Treatment of Patients After Bariatric Surgery and Massive Weight Loss. University of Miami Division of Plastic Surgery. Miami, FL. November 5, 2021.
  7. Riccio CA. Hair Transplantation and Surgery for Alleviation of Migraines. University of Miami Division of Plastic Surgery. Miami, FL. June 3, 2022.
  8. Taylor R, Cook J, Riccio CA, Pozner JN. Poly-4-hyroxybutyrate Mesh in Primary and Revisionary Aesthetic Breast Implant Surgery. 2nd Annual Plastic Surgery Research Symposium, University of Miami. Miami, FL. June 2022.
  9. Riccio CA. Buttocks Reshaping-Implants. University of Illinois-Chicago Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. Chicago, IL. April 12, 2023
  10. Riccio CA, Patel K, Kazmouz S, Shifrin D. Gluteal Implant Augmentation – Comparing Outcomes Between A Single and Two Incision Technique. Oral Presentation, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting. Miami, FL. April 20, 2023.

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