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How Dr. Lipo’s Brave Risk-Taking Led to Him Founding Evolution MD


Cesar Velilla is one of the most recognized cosmetic surgeons in the United States, and he has worked hard to get where he is today. Cesar studied general surgery and plastic surgery at Universidad de Brasil and was at the top of his class. His education is unique because he has a dynamic background in internal medicine, critical care, general surgery and plastic surgery. This makes him an outstanding doctor with extensive knowledge in his field.

Dr. Velilla has over a decade of experience in the cosmetic surgery industry, having done work as a general surgeon, plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgeon, and internal medical doctor throughout his career. He’s an industry leader with key innovations that have brought change to the industry. He is known for developing the V-SLIMSCULPTURE technique that is completely reshaping the practice. To date, it has been performed  more than 400,000 times in the last 11 years, making Dr. Lipo the surgeon with the highest number of verified liposuctions in the United States.

Dr. Lipo is also the man behind Evolution MD Medical Center, one of the most technologically advanced Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) certified facilities. Evolution MD is a fully integrated institute for aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. They perform outpatient cosmetic procedures in Miami Dade and Broward counties. The facility is known for providing its clients with fast recovery times and great results.

Some of the most common procedures at Evolution MD include laser therapy for hair removal, skin rejuvenation, stretch marks, cellulite, spot removal, liposuction with laser lipo-sculpture, fat transfer with butt enhancement, fat transfer to face and breasts, breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, rhinoplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, hair transplant, and much more. It’s also important to note that all plastic surgeries and reconstructive procedures are done by board-certified plastic surgeons.

However, establishing a thriving career in a foreign country was not an easy task for him. Cesar Velilla had to dig deep into his resilience, boldness, and risk-taking ability to turn his dreams into a reality. He had moved to the U.S. from Columbia, and the language barrier was, at first, a major obstacle. He often recounts how he would spend the whole day just translating a single page of a medical book with a dictionary at his disposal.

With determination and resilience, Cesar managed to overcome all the barriers in his path to becoming a fully certified doctor in the U.S. With the desire to be the best, Cesar leveraged his huge appetite for risk to push his limits. His hard work and determination finally paid off, and he is now one of the best in the cosmetic world. He has since established eight clinics in the U.S., alongside traveling and touring the world, giving talks, and changing lives.

“I am the best because I believe in my life’s purpose, which is to change lives; I do not compete with anyone but myself. If you believe in yourself and believe in your dreams, then anything is possible. My goal is to change and inspire others to do the same in their lives,” says Cesar Velilla.

Dr. Lipo now mentors others in the field, including his more than 115 employees and the doctors who come from all over the world to learn his techniques and knowledge. He also has plans to construct the most advanced cosmetic surgery center in all of Florida, with plans to then expand globally with an innovative franchise model.

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