Dr. Clavijo Alvarez

With over 15 years in practice, Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, has become an expert of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery.

Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez has had rich life experiences and an academic background. He was born in Colombia, South America. He trained at the military University in Bogota Colombia. Then he served as a physician in a Navy base in the jungles of his country. Underserved communities, with minimal to NO medical access, gave him a raw perspective in life and oriented his service personality. Then he explored the world of stem cell research in Spain, where he earned a PhD in Surgical research.

Always a dreamer, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez decided to conquer his American dream. He came to Boston to do an English course in the year 2000. He was able to find a job opportunity doing research at Harvard University. Then he traveled to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and joined the plastic surgery department at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Research, in forefront topics in plastic surgery, inspired his interest in this surgical specialty.

After 7 years of rigorous training, he created a successful practice in Pittsburgh with a limited budget, but with the rooted conviction: “that treating patients with the love and respect that you give to your loved ones”. This recipe granted him to be one of the best reviewed plastic surgeons in the area.

Dr Clavijo-Alvarez almost died in a car accident in 2020. In a fraction of a second, his convictions, efforts, achievements were reset. Luckily, he did not harm his body, but an awakening started within. Search for a new meaning to his life became his priority. During his internal exploration, he visited Miami and re-encounter his Latino roots.

This is how Gaia plastic surgery was born. Gaia (mother earth) represents the spiritual and philosophical effort to return to our holistic essence. We have emotions, spirituality, mind, and a body. At Gaia plastic surgery, we believe that the balance of all will allow us to reach our best potential.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Miami Florida

We specialize in non-invasive and invasive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Miami Florida. Unlike many other practices, we personalized your care by making sure that we understand your goals.


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