Meet Dr. Rieger 

Dr. Rieger is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been helping patients regain their confidence for over 30 years. Throughout his career, he has made a reputation in the community, and industry, as one of Tampa’s Top Plastic Surgeons.


Dr. Rieger’s Practice Philosophy

“It has always been a privilege to be a physician caring for patients. As a plastic surgeon, my continued goal is to combine the best of surgery and artistic interpretation to give a most satisfying result to my patients.”

Honored as one of Tampa Bay’s top plastic surgeons and regarded as one of the best breast surgeons in Tampa, Dr. Rieger has no shortages of contributions to his field. Dr. Rieger is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has trained with some of the most respected plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the world. He earned an undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduating Cum Laude and a medical degree graduating with honors from the prestigious Bowman Grey medical school at Wake Forest University. From there, Dr. Rieger went on to complete a surgical internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital before serving as a naval doctor, Lieutenant Commander, in the U.S. military for three years. After being honorably discharged, Dr. Rieger continued to refine his advanced surgical training and is one of the few surgeons in the Bay Area to complete two surgical residencies – both in general surgery and plastic surgery through Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

On his way to becoming one of the leading plastic surgeons Tampa Bay has to offer, Dr. Rieger was determined to become a specialist in who excelled in the latest techniques within his field. In an effort to perfect his skills and further expand his knowledge, he was one of three hand selected doctors (of 350 applicants) to study under the prestigious D. Ralph Millard, one of the world’s foremost innovators in the plastic surgery and widely lauded as one of the 10 “plastic surgeons of the millennium” for his advancements in cleft palate ‘rotation advancement’ and corrective rhinoplasties. Dr. Rieger served as Chief Resident in his final year. Shortly after, Dr. Rieger continued to refine his surgical technique completing an advanced hand surgical fellowship in Bristol, England. Upon returning to the U.S., Dr. Rieger continued to volunteer his time with and traveled to Bogota, Colombia on a cleft lip and palate surgical mission. There he delivered advanced surgical treatment to many cleft lip and palate patients who would otherwise not had access to treatment.

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In addition to holding numerous leadership roles within the national cosmetic surgical and reconstructive profession, Dr. Rieger has also served the local Tampa Bay medical community as Past President of the Tampa Bay Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Board of Directors for the Hillsborough County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Executive Council member of the Hillsborough County Medical Society. Dr. Rieger is also frequently lauded for his expert opinion providing commentary to major local news networks and national medical cases. Dr. Rieger is proud to be one of the top specialists in Breast Revision, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction (female and male), Breast Implant Exchange/Removal and Breast Nipple Surgery in Tampa Bay. In addition to being a leading breast surgeon with thousands of surgical breast procedures successfully performed, he has extensive expertise in facial plastics and body contouring including the following procedures:

Surgical Procedures:

Dr. Rieger’s passion for for perfection is reflected in the outstanding results he achieves for his patients. As a board certified plastic surgeon, he is also one of a few specialists with the experience to restore beauty and function to patients who are not happy with the results of their primary surgery. Dr. Rieger and his staff are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and are delighted to answer any questions his patients have before making recommendations.

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Awards & Distinctions

  • Top Doctor Award as a Plastic Surgeon (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.) 2002 – Present
  • 2018 Physician Profile Featured in Tampa Magazine
  • Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews Award: 2018
  • Tampa Magazine Top Docs Award: 2017 – 2019
  • Patient’s Choice Award: 2011 – 2013
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award: 2012 & 2013


  • Undergraduate – Boston University, Cum Laude Graduate
  • Medical School – Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Graduated with honors
  • Myasthenia Gravis Research Award recipient

Active Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery – Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • Surgery Internship – Jackson Memorial Hospital – 1973-1974
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency – Jackson Memorial Hospital – 1977-1979
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship – Frenchay Hospital – 1979-1980
  • Bristol, England
  • Plastic Surgery Residency – Jackson Memorial Hospital – 1980-1982
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Trained by D. Ralph Millard- Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Miami School of Medicine and recognized as the most important Plastic Surgeon in the U.S. in the last century.

Military Background

  • U.S. Navy 1974-1977 – Honorable Discharge, Lieutenant Commander