Meet Dr. Gaines

Dr Greg Gaines Your Gainesville Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Greg Gaines is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Gainesville, Florida. Providing a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments, he specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tucksfaceliftsfat grafts, and hair restoration.

Committed to the doctor-patient relationship, he and his staff go the extra mile to ensure each patient receives personalized care and thoroughly understands the benefits and risks of a procedure. Contact our office today to learn more about the services we offer.

Education and Experience

Although Gaines Plastic Surgery opened its doors in 2012, Dr. Gaines has been practicing in the Gainesville, Florida, community since 1995. Dr. Gaines’ academic career began at the University of Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Science.

He then completed graduate studies at Princeton University, Post-Baccalaureate studies at the University of Texas, and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, before re-locating to central Florida.

Dr. Gaines finished his General Surgery Residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine. In 2003, he narrowed his focus to plastic surgery and completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Types of Services

Dr. Gaines offers a comprehensive range of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. His particular specialties include breast augmentation, facelifts, and tummy tucks, but his services fall into four general areas:

These include facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, brow lifts, and otoplasty. Since the face is such an important part of a person’s identity, many patients are particularly self-conscious about its appearance. These procedures are designed to rejuvenate the face with minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Gaines has had particular success with fat grafting procedures in eliminating deep wrinkles or hollowed areas.

Patients can take advantage of breast surgeries such as breast augmentationbreast reductionbreast reconstructionbreast lift, or male breast reduction. The breasts can play a significant role in a woman or man’s sense of identity. These procedures can help patients achieve their cosmetic ideal or alleviate pain or discomfort.

Body contouring procedures include liposuctiontummy tucksbuttock lifts, and arm lifts. Rather than aid in weight loss, these treatments are intended to trim and sculpt the body by removing small amounts of localized fat or loose skin.

These non-invasive treatments focus on revitalization, eliminating deep lines on the face, smoothing out skin texture and tone, and restoring lost firmness. Dr. Gaines provides an assortment of injectables, all of which he administers himself, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Xeomin®, Kybela™, and collagen treatments.

Patients can also take advantage of laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, and spider vein injection for smoother, healthier-looking skin.

In addition to the traditional selection of non-surgical treatments, Dr. Gaines also performs hair transplants to restore moderate hair loss. While not everyone is an ideal candidate, patients have reported immediate and satisfying results.

Meet Dr. Gaines Today

Dr. Gaines and his staff are committed to providing the highest quality care possible, in a friendly environment. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.

Staff members and patients talk about their experiences at our plastic surgery practice. Our staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and happy to answer any questions. Your satisfaction is important to us.


  • 1991-1995 – University of Texas Medical Branch
    Doctor of Medicine
  • 1989-1991 – University of Texas
    Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Medicine
  • 1987-1989 – Princeton University
    Graduate Studies in Architecture
  • 1983-1987 – University of Virginia
    Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Professional Experience

  • 2003-2004 – University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Medicine
    Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery
  • 2002-2003 – University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Medicine
    Plastic Surgery Resident
  • 2001-2002 – University of Florida College of Medicine
    Burn Fellow, Division of Trauma and Burns
  • 2000-2001 – University of Florida College of Medicine
    Chief Resident, General Surgery
  • 1996-2000 – University of Florida College of Medicine
    General Surgery Resident
  • 1997-1998 – University of Florida College of Medicine
    Fellow, Surgical Metabolism Research Laboratories
  • 1995-1996 – University of Florida College of Medicine
    Surgical Intern


  • 2007 – Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 2003 – Diplomate, American Board of Surgery


  • January 2004 – Endoscopic Forehead Lift: 10 Years Later
    Annual Meeting of the Alabama Society of Plastic Surgeons, Birmingham
  • January 2003 – Nasal Reconstruction: The University of Alabama at Birmingham Experience
    Annual Meeting of the Alabama Society of Plastic Surgeons, Birmingham
  • December 2001 – The Pathophysiology of Lightning Injury
    14th Annual American Burn Association Region IV Burn Seminar, Chattanooga
  • April 1999 – Membrane-Associated and Soluble TNF Induce Hepatic Injury Through p55 TNFR Signaling
    Surgical Infection Society, 19th Annual Meeting, Seattle
  • October 1998 – TNFα and Muscle Injury After Hindlimb Ischemia/Reperfusion in the Rat
    Surgical Forum, 84th Congress of American College Surgeons, Orlando


  • Gaines, G. C., Welborn, M. B., Moldawer, L. L., Huber, T. S., Harward, T. R. S., Seeger, J. M. “Attenuation of Skeletal Muscle Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury by Inhibition of Tumor Necrosis Factor.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, 29 (2): 370-6, 1999.
  • Fukuzuka, K., Rosenberg, J. J., Gaines, G. C., Edwards, C. K. III, Clare-Salzler, M., MacKay, S. L. D., Moldawer, L. L., Copeland, E. M. III, Mozingo, D. W. “Caspase-3 Department Organ Apoptosis Early After Burn Injury.” Annals of Surgery, 229 (6): 851-8, 1999.
  • Huber, T. S., Gaines, G. C., Rosenberg, J. J., Seeger, J. M., Moldawer, L. L. “Anticytokine Therapies for Acute Inflammation and the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome: IL-10 and Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury as a New Paradigm.” Shock, April 1999; In Press.
  • Gaines, G. C., Welborn, M. B., Rosenberg, J. J., Fukuzuka, K., Taylor, M. W., Moldawer, L. l., Huber, T. S., Seeger, J. M. “TNFα and Muscle Injury After Hindlimb Ischemia/Reperfusion in the Rat.” Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum, Vol. 49; 1998.
  • Rosenberg, J. J., Gaines, G. C., Moldawer, L. L. “Anticytokine Therapies for Sepsis Syndromes.” Current Surgery, July 1998; In Press.

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