Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery
Message from the Medical Director, Dr. Alan Durkin
History of Excellence
Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery is Florida’s premier center for cosmetic surgery, having a 30-year history of providing elite surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services on Florida’s Treasure Coast including Vero Beach, Sebastian, Melbourne, and the greater South Florida region as well as being a destination location for patients from around the country.
Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery was established in 1980 as Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Center, a privately owned surgery center founded by the nation’s thought leader in facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Ferdinand Becker.
In 2011, Dr. Becker handpicked Dr. Alan Durkin, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, to carry on his tradition of providing concierge medical care to his patients in Florida. “It’s an honor and a privilege to have been selected to carry on Dr. Becker’s practice and I’m proud to follow in his footsteps, says Dr. Alan Durkin.
Upon recruiting Dr. Alan Durkin to Vero Beach, Dr. Durkin brought extensive surgical training, experience, and knowledge in breast and body work, that had not previously been available to Vero Beach. Thus, the plastic surgery center now offers cosmetic surgical procedures for the face, as well as for the breast, and body. In 2012, the Center’s name was changed from “Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center” to “Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery” to better represent the Center’s greater breadth of cosmetic procedures.
Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery combines style and elegance with a state-of-the-art surgical facility, Laser Center, Medical Spa, and Make-up Studio in a warm and welcoming office environment. The office provides a beautiful, private, and relaxed oceanside atmosphere to experience while being seen by any one of the center’s doctors and medical specialists. Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery, a State Certified Surgery Center, features an advanced surgical suite where all cosmetic procedures can be performed in privacy. When choosing Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery for cosmetic surgery, you will enjoy the private overnight suites, an exclusive VIP entrance, personalized medical attention, house calls, and private duty nursing care. Furthermore, the Center provides patients with continuity of care through the center’s privately owned and operated Medical Spa, Laser Facility, and Make-up Studio.
The MedSpa & Laser Center of Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery
The MedSpa at Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery is directed by Penny Forsten, a Certified Medical Aesthetician with over 10 years of experience in cosmetology.
The MedSpa combines aesthetic skincare treatments together with medical and pharmaceutical grade skincare products that are chosen based on a patient’s particular skin type, lifestyle, and desired goals. “Our goal is to provide a comprehensive approach to skincare and thus, we don’t just sell products and facials but rather, we offer substantive skincare solutions”, says Mrs. Penny Forsten. The MedSpa offers treatments to prevent skin damage, treat and correct age-related skin conditions, and maintain skin’s tone and texture. Patients with problematic skin conditions such as rosacea, uneven complexions, and premature aging come to Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery to find solutions while also obtaining solutions for preventing future skin damage.
Laser Services at Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery
Ocean Drive™ Plastic Surgery is also equipped with the latest modern technologies and medical devices including mutliple types of laser and light modalities for skin resurfacing. Together with the skincare products and aesthetic services that the MedSpa offers, patients benefit by receiving a comprehensive approach to correcting and improving their skin’s appearance, tone, and texture. The laser and light therapy platforms that are offered, provide visible and effective non-surgical means for treating fine lines, wrinkles, surface veins, hyperpigmentation (brown spots), and other age-related skin problems.