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David L. Mobley, MD

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery, triple board-certified Sarasota, FL cosmetic surgeon, Dr. David L. Mobley is well known for creating dramatic surgical improvements while maintaining a natural appearance. Sarasota physicians voted him a “Top Doctor” for “Plastic Surgery”, and he has received Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” recognition continuously every year since 2007. Most recently, he received the Vitals’ Top 10 Award and America’s Most Honored Professionals Award, both given to only the top 1% of American physicians. 


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Dr. Mobley focuses his plastic surgery practice on cosmetic surgery of the face and breasts.  He has performed over 2,000 facelifts, often combined with other forms of facial rejuvenation including, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), browlifts, rhinoplasty, fractional CO2 laser (facial wrinkle removal) and facial fat grafting.  He is also a highly skilled cosmetic breast surgeon and offers breast enlargement with state-of-the-art cohesive gel implants, as well as breast lifts (mastopexy), and breast reduction surgery.  His modern breast lifts are performed with a minimal incision and often incorporate a new absorbable (Galaflex) mesh for added support.    

Dr. Mobley also performs non-invasive procedures on a daily basis, including Botox®, Dysport® and the entire spectrum of dermal fillers to add facial volume and correct wrinkles and lines.

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Dr. Mobley received his B.S. degree at Texas A&M University, and completed requirements for his M.D. degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing his surgical internship at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, he moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1987 where he completed a four-year residency in Otolaryngology (ENT) at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Mobley completed a full plastic surgery residency and micro-vascular surgery fellowship in 1993 at L.S.U. Medical Center in New Orleans. Seeking advanced training in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Mobley completed an additional one-year fellowship where he received specialized, intensive training in cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body.

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Dr. Mobley is triple board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Mobley is a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Mobley holds active staff appointments at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center.

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Honors and awards

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery, triple board-certified Sarasota, FL cosmetic surgeon, Dr. David L. Mobley is well known for creating dramatic surgical improvements while maintaining a natural appearance. Sarasota physicians voted him a “Top Doctor” for “Plastic Surgery”, and he has received Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” recognition continuously every year since 2007. Most recently, he received the Vitals’ Top 10 Award and America’s Most Honored Professionals Award, both given to only the top 1% of American physicians.

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Selected Dr. Mobley Patient Testimonials

Full review of Dr. Mobley’s Patient Testimonials can be found on RealPatientRatings, RealSelf, Heathgrades, and SPSC’s practice Google review feed found here.

Jack L.

Throughout the process, I felt confident in the care I received and that although the surgery is potentially dangerous, my personal safety and health was a top priority. Every person I encountered was kind and considerate, knowledgeable and helpful. I was pleased that there was a cancellation that worked for me and of course my result is spectacular.

Ann S.

This was an amazing experience. It has changed my life so much already and I am not even fully healed. The entire surgery process was so easy and the healing process has been great so far. I am so happy with the results and I cant wait to see how it fully heals.

Carol RPR

I liked Dr. Mobley’s honesty. He was straightforward but kind. It’s obvious he has years of experience, but is still young and enthusiastic about his line of work, which matters to me. Dr.Mobley has a very calm demeanor and listens very well. He made sense of all my rattling and knew just what I was trying to communicate. I appreciated his time and his detailed explanations.

Holly R.

Dr Mobley was amazing! So down to earth, personable and humble despite being the best of the best. The staff was always friendly and responsive throughout my pre and post surgical journey.

Claudia H.

I find the staff friendly and knowledgeable. I really trust Dr Mobley and would not even consider going to another physician or group.

Jennifer L.

I have been wanting a breast lift for about 15 years. The consultation process was very comfortable and the vectra imaging was so helpful to see what options I had. I felt listened to and never pressured into making a decision. Dr. Mobley really took his time when speaking with me. The surgery itself went great. While healing I had several questions and all of the nurses always got back to me on the same day! One nurse could even tell that I was nervous about a stitch and she told me to come on in and she’ll take a look. Everyone at Sarasota Plastic Surgery is top notch. I felt like a super star and like I was the only person in the building. I’m wanting to get a tummy tuck later and I will 100% be going to Dr. Mobley!

Pat L.

Excellent doctor. Pleasant personality and did a wonderful job with FX laser and several other procedures. I will always choose Dr Mobley for any further needs. His staff is excellent and always there to answers any concerns.


Let’s start with the staff and Dr Mobley: This may have been my first plastic surgery but I can honestly say this was the best experience I could have possibly dreamed of. The professionalism and friendliness combined, the cleanliness, the thorough explanations and comfortability I felt this entire experience was amazing! And of course, the results: I received a breast augmentation done by Dr Mobley and I can honestly say that I am confident in that I couldn’t have picked a better doctor for my surgery. They look amazing! 3 weeks out of surgery and I’m healing beautifully with minimal scarring, I feel great and they are EXACTLY what I wanted. I am beyond grateful I trusted him with my procedure.

Allexa L.

I highly recommend Doctor Mobley- he is an amazing doctor and person, and his work speaks for itself. He makes you feel very comfortable and at ease, his facility is beautiful, and he is very thorough. I love my results and am very happy I chose Doctor Mobley for my surgery.

Angela T.

Dr. Mobely and the entire staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center were amazing, both professionally and friendly. I could not be happier with the outcome of my rhinoplasty. The results were exactly as Dr. Mobely showed me prior to surgery. He explained the procedure and answered all my questions, making me feel very comfortable through out the entire process. I was also very impressed with the state of the art facility they have. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Mobely and the staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center!!!!

Linda M.

My surgery was a pleasurable experience. Dr. Mobley never rushed me, and spent time talking to me about the procedures I wanted, I asked him what he thought I needed , and I trusted him . I had seen 3 other surgeons before I made my decision . I chose Dr. Mobley because I had the most confidence in his skills, and I am pleased with the results. Everyone at the Sarasota plastic surgery center has been extremely helpful and pleasant. I recommend Dr. Mobley highly!

Melodi O.

Dr. Mobley is an excellent doctor and surgeon. Prior to choosing a plastic surgeon, I did my research and felt Dr. Mobley was the best. He’s very straight forward and professional and very good at what he does. The before and after pictures do not depict miracle results, you see real people with real bodies. My results exceeded my expectations and I am really glad I chose Dr. Mobley.

Jim W.

Dr. Mobley did a fantastic job. From the consultation, thru the pre and post-op, he and his team were patient, professional and very reassuring. He took the time to answer all of our questions in confident detail. Most certainly all of our future surgeries will be with him and his team.

L. S.

Dr. Mobley is amazing. Overall awesome experience. He puts you at ease, and is very thorough answering your questions and concerns.

Court H.

Dr Mobley is an absolute genius! My surgery went perfectly and I couldn’t have asked for better results.

Ella R.

Your patients love you because your work is amazing! Thanks for makin gme beautiful and KEEPING me that way!

Stephanie B.

Dr. Mobley is extremely kind and thorough with every part of the surgery process, from beginning to end. I never have any doubt about the results. they are always perfect!!!! He is absolutely the best!!!!

Jessica P.

I broke my nose and needed a good plastic surgeon. I was given a list of 5 names from my ENT. I called two for consultations- Dr. Mobley was amazing in his meeting with me. He spent hours going over what I wanted from my rhinoplasty surgery and made several mock ups on the computer to work with me on the perfect nose. I scheduled with him. The staff is amazing and friendly. Everything about this procedure was accurate, on time and perfectly flowed. They had me well prepared for what to expect. Day of surgery was right on time with a great experience. Recovery wasn’t bad at all. Didn’t even need the pain meds prescribed, didn’t even have bruising only swelling. At my two month mark post op and I already couldn’t be happier. Dr. Mobley is a true professional that takes his time and makes it perfect. I couldn’t be happier. He knew exactly what I needed! Highly recommend.

Heidi L.

Over the years, Dr. Mobley has performed several procedures for me. I have always been completely happy not only with the results of those procedures but also with the quality of care, concern and follow-up he provided. I have complete trust in his judgment and skill. Dr. Mobley has genuine conversations about realistic expectations, alternative procedures and possible side effects. He sets high expectations for himself which have resulted in excellent outcomes for me.

Leslie H.

Always great! I’m really 200 but Dr. Mobley keeps me perpetually looking in the 50s range! He communicates well, is down-to-earth and honest. I especially like all of the privacy protocols they have in place if you prefer them.

Elizabeth A.

Dr. Mobley is such an amazing plastic surgeon. He corrected my 3rd degree breast asymmetry with a breast augmentation, while still keeping in mind that I wanted it to look as natural as possible. I was NEVER confident about my breasts until Dr. Mobley worked his magic. Now I am 100% confident in bathing suits, dresses, or even without wearing a bra–which I never did before my surgery. I would recommend Dr. Mobley to anyone who is seeking a breast augmentation or other plastic surgery. He is so kind, intelligent, and cares so much about his patients and their results.

Ann Y.

Dr. Mobley is extremely professional and made me feel confident about my procedures from day 1. The staff at Sarasota Plastic Surgery is incredibly kind and helpful, and almost everyone knows you by name. The surgical nurses were really sweet and made me feel calm before surgery (during covid you can’t really have people with you so I was alone.) I’m only 5 days post op but I’m LOVING my results. Ended up doing a BA+ lift and I’m absolutely thrilled with my results!

Lynn Z.

It is truly an honor to write this review… I can easily say that I feel fortunate to have been a patient of Dr. Mobley. Dr. Mobley and his fabulous staff are the most compassionate, professional, caring, gracious, knowledgeable and 1st class medical team I have ever come across. I would also like to express that I am extremely pleased with my results and I can easily recommend Dr. Mobley who is an absolute perfectionist and artist.

Lisa N.

Anyone that’s lived in Sarasota a long time knows that Sarasota Plastic Surgery is the best in town, I’ve heard all the surgeons are excellent Dr. Mobley did my moms face lift about 15 years ago and did a fantastic job so when I needed real work done to my face (not just fillers and Botox) it wasn’t even a question on who I was going to see. Dr. Mobley performed a mini face lift with a neck lift, fat transfer to various places on my face and a laser treatment. It’s now almost 2 years later and I’m still so happy with the results. The laser created the biggest downtime. If not for that I’d have been back at work w/in a week. When having work done on your face nothing rings truer than do your research and “ you get what you pay for” and quite honestly they don’t even charge a premium there although they probably could. Not cheap but no where near what you’d pay in NY etc. He’s also one of the nicest guys in the world and his staff is all excellent. And the fact that they have their own surgical suite in their building makes the process SO much better and easier. Highly recommend Dr. Mobley!

Melody P.

When other physicians wives and families send you to their doctor… You start out with confidence! The rest is up to the office and doctors to really win you over. For twenty years now I’ve been a patient of Dr. Mobley and his staff. I’ve had various plastic surgeries, skin and facial treatments and various fillers. When I think I want more of something, they say “no” you don’t want that…. it won’t look natural on you. I love that honest relationship we have and the trust we have developed. I send my family and friends to Dr. Mobley. He is a good man, a family man and an excellent, top notch surgeon!

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Hospital Privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

All of our doctors have hospital privileges at  Sarasota Memorial Hospital and full admitting privileges.   Many cosmetic surgeons and cosmetic surgery clinics don’t meet the high standards necessary to have these privileges.  

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was ranked #1 on the Suncoast in the 2015-16 Best Hospitals report, by U.S. New & World Report for overall patient safety, quality and care. Our Sarasota plastic surgeons are proud to hold full medical privileges here, which is one of Sarasota’s largest employers. With more than 819 beds, 4,000 staff members, 800 physicians and 1,000+ volunteers, Sarasota Memorial remains the only local hospital consistently ranked as the region’s finest. This facility is a full-service health system offering specialized outpatient care for our cosmetic surgeons. With too many awards and recognitions to list here, our surgeon’s are privileged to perform a variety of procedures at Sarasota Memorial where they know their patients are in outstanding hands.