Michael Van Vliet, MD, FACS

“As a surgeon, I am able to positively impact one’s life on a deep and meaningful level. Surgery affords me the opportunity to quickly improve one’s function, form, and general health. It is a pleasure and honor to change one’s life and take the lead in an effort to restore what nature or circumstance has taken from an individual.”

Michael Van Vliet, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery), is currently the Medical Director for Palm Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center and Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Florida at Blake Medical Center. He is also a Plastic Surgeon for the Sarasota Memorial Hospital and a Plastic Surgery Consultant at the in Sarasota. Dr. Van Vliet is proficient in all facets of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery. As a surgical intensivist, Dr. Van Vliet can diagnose and treat all aspects of a patient’s needs. Accepted into medical school right after high school graduation, Dr. Van Vliet was trained at some of America’s most selective private educational institutions, including the Ivy League Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Southern California. He completed a fellowship training in burn surgery and has multiple certificates of added qualifications in laser surgery, hyperbaric medicine and surgical critical care. His main clinical interests are burn surgery, laser, critical care, breast reconstructive surgery, and the management of complex soft tissue defects.

Michael Van Vliet MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


  • Board Certification in Plastic Surgery
  • Certificate in Surgical Critical Care
  • Fellowship Trained in Burn Surgery
  • Certified in Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Certified in Laser Surgery


  • Breast Reconstructive Surgery
  • Minimally invasive breast enhancements
  • Non-invasive dermatologic treatments
  • Plastic surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Transgender surgery

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Blake Medical Center
  • Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Florida


  • Albany Medical College
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • University of Southern California

Dr. Van Vliet’s comprehensive plastic surgery practice is both varied and highly skilled. His unique training and experience in both plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as complete understanding of human anatomy, provides him the skills to manage all aesthetic concerns of the face, body and breast. Dr. Van Vliet utilizes state-of-the-art surgical tools and refined approaches or techniques, such as microsurgery, hyperbaric medicine, flap surgery, tissue grafting and the use of multiple lasers. He remains on the cutting-edge of technological and surgical developments in modern plastic surgery to offer his patients the best possible treatments and experience and the most natural-looking outcomes. In addition, Dr. Van Vliet also practices non-surgical injections/fillers, laser for tattoo removal, spider vein treatment, hair removal and age spot removal.


Patient Testimonials

““A very knowledgeable, caring physician. He knows what he is doing. I felt very confident and at ease with him! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch doctor!”


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