After more than 30 years at the same location on Hibiscus Boulevard in Melbourne, Dr. Roxanne Guy relocated her practice, Brevard Plastic Surgery & Skin Treatment Center, to Palm Bay in 2019 and has continued to serve a steady stream of clientele and attracting new ones in her new office suite.
The lockdown of business due to Covid-19 temporarily shuttered operations, but Dr. Guy is again performing non-invasive cosmetic procedures, helping inspire confidence and treating her clients with the gentle bedside manner she is so well known for.
Commitment to the Space Coast
Dr. Guy arrived in Brevard in 1984 after completing two surgical residencies in Illinois. She has built a solid reputation and an almost cult-like following for her knowledge and credentials, the list of which runs pages long.
Her out-patient practice focuses on facial cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, liposuction and body contouring, laser skin rejuvenation, injectables, fillers and medical grade skin care, a conscious shift away from corrective and reconstructive procedures to focus all her energy on aesthetic treatments.
Most recently, Dr. Guy has continued honing her laser skills, noting that advances and evolutions in both manufacturing and technology make laser procedures more accessible and easier to tolerate.
While juggling the demands of a full-time practice and family might seem arduous enough, Dr. Guy – long considered a trailblazer in the fields of plastic and cosmetic surgery – has also authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles about medicine and plastic surgery, and participated in research studies to assess the safety, potential health problems and effectiveness of breast implants. She was the first female resident for both general surgery and plastic surgery at her medical school in Springfield, IL, served as past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Diplomat on the National Board of Medical Examiners, The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Additionally, she has served on committees, task forces and initiatives that seek to improve patient outcomes or inform on critical health advances.
She is happiest, though, engaging with her clients and working with them to determine the best approach to their aesthetic needs, whether something as simple as a soothing facial or as complicated as a full body makeover.
“People want to look good – and feel good – about themselves,” she said, emphasizing her “beauty for life” holistic approach to overall health, prevention, maintenance and follow up.
That sentiment is echoed lately through the troves of advice on self-care that have emerged through the quarantine. Although many people were forced to take care of their own cosmetic needs or go without during the shutdown, now clients and customers are beginning to return with confidence.
Safety is the first concern for all patients at Brevard Plastic Surgery & Skin Cancer Treatment Center, she said, noting, “Patients and staff wear masks. All patients are asked about symptoms before they can come to the clinic. Prior to entering the clinic area, temperatures are recorded, and patients are asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. “
Additionally, patient schedules are staggered, and each room is disinfected between visits. Only one person may accompany a patient into the clinic and there is an additional informed consent for the patient to read and sign explaining the symptoms of COVID and the risks. Additionally, all clients must sign a permission form allowing for treatment at this time.
Dr. Guy says the new rules have been met with favor.
“Everyone understands and have all been more than happy to cooperate.”
Brevard Plastic Surgery and Skin Treatment Center is located at 5200 Babcock Street NE, Palm Bay. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4:30 pm. For more information, and to see gallery before/after images of actual patients, visit at drguyplasticsurgery.com or call 321-727-1600.