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Effie Pappas Politis, MD, ABPS

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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

  • Breast Reconstruction Specialist
  • Rejuvenation Procedures
  • Bilingual Provider (English & Greek)
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Dr. Politis is a highly skilled, compassionate and well-established plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is board certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She helps women and men of all ages to restore their appearance following injury or surgery and improve their self-image via body contouring procedures such as liposuction, thigh and neck lifts, buttock augmentation and tummy tucks. She also regularly partners with our surgical oncologist, Dr. Reintgen, to help our breast cancer patients following mastectomy and other procedures.

After graduating with high honors and a full pre-med scholarship from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Dr. Politis earned admittance to that institution’s medical school, where she completed her medical degree and undertook residencies in general surgery, radiology and plastic surgery.

Dr. Politis credits her skill in plastic and reconstructive surgery in part to the tutelage of Dr. David J. Smith, a past chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and training as part of one of the few fully integrated plastic surgery education programs in the country. She also points to her strong interest in art and classical history (she was a double major in biochemistry and classical studies in college) as having a definite influence in her medical career, believing that plastic surgery integrates an artistic component in helping patients feel whole and look natural after fighting natural diseases and undergoing surgery.

In addition to her service as an invaluable member of the medical team at Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute, Dr. Politis is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida’s Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Proud of her Greek heritage, Dr. Politis is a fluent Greek and English speaker who feels a strong tie to the Tarpon Springs community and values the opportunity to help her patients be able to enjoy the high quality lifestyle that characterizes this region.

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  • Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Residencies, General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
  • Medical Degree, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL


  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Botox Injections
  • Calf and Pectoral Implants
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Gynecomastia
  • Injectable Cosmetic Fillers
  • Mommy Makeovers
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Wrinkle Relief
  • Post-Weight Loss Sculpting


Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute

1501 S. Pinellas Ave., Suite T
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727.270.9927
Fax: 727.942.6503

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