St. Petersburg Oculofacial Surgeon - Dr. Lawrence Kass

St. Petersburg & Clearwater cosmetic surgeonHello. My name is Dr. Lawrence G Kass and I am a board certified cosmetic and eye plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic facial and eye surgeries.

My 34 years of experience in the Tampa Bay Area have taught me the value of listening closely to my patients. I believe that it is best to spend additional time with my patients before doing a procedure so that I have an optimal understanding of the patient’s needs and desires. During that time, I will discuss their options and opportunities honestly and with respect to each individual patient. My goal is to deliver realistic and satisfying results to every patient who entrusts me with their care.

While absolute perfection is not always possible, our patients’ satisfaction and happiness with their medical procedures and their care is of paramount concern to our staff and to me. With as little inconvenience and discomfort as possible, our experienced professionals provide the highest standard of care and excellence.

Explore the pages of this website and see what others have to say about their experience. I pledge that we will be here for you every step of the way.

Dr. Kass carries out all the injections at my clinic himself. Injections are a procedure and should be conducted by the most experienced healthcare professionals available. This ensures the best results possible.

It is our goal to rejuvenate your inner beauty and to restore your self-esteem, achieving the natural beauty you desire.

After all, isn’t time for you to look the way you feel inside? Call us. You will be glad you made that first step to discovering the new, beautiful you!

Lawrence G. Kass, M.D.

Mission Statement

Tampa Bay Cosmetic Surgery Center is dedicated to delivering services of the highest quality. We are committed to treating you with the utmost respect and dignity, as you become a member of the Tampa Bay Cosmetic Surgery Center family. We deliver state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate your looks, maximizing results for a more natural, refreshed appearance.

Fulfilling your every need, while maximizing your comfort, will always be of paramount concern to Dr. Kass and his dedicated staff of professionals.

We strive to exceed your expectations.


Lawrence G. Kass, M.D.

Lawrence G. Kass M.D. is a board certified cosmetic and eye plastic surgeon who has treated tens of thousands of patients over his 35 years in practice in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Kass M.D. is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the International Peeling Society, a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is Fellowship trained in Oculo-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is the Director of The Tampa Bay Cosmetic Surgery Center.

Dr. Kass is nationally recognized as a pioneer in his field and has performed the Hetter Chemical Peel for facial rejuvenation for about 20 years, beginning shortly after its introduction. He has lectured nationally and internationally about this procedure and physicians from both inside and outside the US have visited his office to learn his advanced technique. Other contributions include developing his own techniques for the treatment of festoons (malar bags) and for Silikon 1000 microinjections and for both of these patients truly come to him from near and from far. In addition to these, Dr. Kass is especially proud of the innovations he has developed at using local anesthesia in his office to perform advanced facial surgical procedures.


Because of his superior achievements in high school, Dr. Kass was accepted into both the undergraduate school at Boston University and into the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kass graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude, and from Boston University School of Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa.

After postgraduate training at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., Dr. Kass completed his residency at the University of South Florida. In addition to serving as Chief Resident, Dr. Kass achieved the highest score on the Residency Examinations ever recorded at this institution.

Dr. Kass was then accepted for a Fellowship in Oculo-Facial Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Manhattan, Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital under the preceptorship of the late Dr. Albert Hornblass, one of the most respected names in this highly specialized field. Only 20 physicians in the entire nation are accepted to approved Fellowships in this medical field each year.

Private Medical Practice

Dr. Kass established a private medical practice in Pinellas County in 1986. As the Director of the Tampa Bay Cosmetic Surgery Center, he continues to work in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive ophthalmology, including treating patients with problems related to facial, eyelid, lacrimal system, and orbital disorders. As a Fellow of both the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he participates in continued medical education by attending the annual meetings of both organizations, as well as meetings of local organizations and Grand Rounds – the practice of presenting the medical problems and treatment of a particular patient to an audience consisting of doctors, residents and medical students.

He has continued to participate in the academic aspects of medicine by writing and publishing numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He was an early member of the highly selective and prestigious American Society of Oculo-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is one of only a handful of Diplomates in Cosmetic Facial Surgery recognized by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery in the entire state of Florida. Dr. Kass proudly maintains his membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association. He is a past president of the Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society.

Dr. Kass is nationally recognized as a pioneer in the use of lasers and the Hetter chemical peel for facial rejuvenation procedures. He remains active in teaching young physicians the art and the science of cosmetic facial and plastic surgery.

Dr. Kass has remained happily married to his first and only wife for the past 35 years. He resides in St. Petersburg and is the proud father of three children.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Florida Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Pinellas County Medical Society
  • Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society

Additionally, Dr. Kass is a RealSelf Verified Doctor. This bestowment is maintained by ensuring high patient satisfaction, good medical standing, commitment to transparency, prompt responses, and expert answers.

Dr. Kass exceeds high standards of trust and transparency with patients and doctors alike. Qualifying factors for RealSelf Verified Doctors include board certifications, medical licensing, patient satisfaction ratings of four stars or higher, patient engagement, and a commitment to responsive service.

Dr. Kass is proud to be a RealSelf Verified Doctor and looks forward to working with you.

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