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Gary Vela, MD

88.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 74 ratings

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About Gary Vela:

Dr. Gary Vela is a board certified plastic surgeon at Belcara Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Vela's specialty training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery was completed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He then refined his cosmetic skills at the renowned New York hospitals' Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat and Lenox Hill with some of the world’s foremost experts in plastic surgery perform procedures.

Dr. Vela is known for his talented expertise, natural results, and his connections to his patients. Performing thousands of procedures over nearly two decades, he has changed how his patients look and feel. 

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Gary Vela, MD Reviews (41)

Treatment / Procedure

Dr. Vela was pleasant, explained the process well.

Cyst Removal

Dr. Vela is wonderful!!! The procedure was quick and painless. He was most attentive to my feelings. Post-op I have no pain or bleeding. I am very grateful!

Thigh Lift

Dr. Vela is an amazing physician. He is upfront and honest about what he can do. He spends time listening to your concerns and makes you feel like a valued client. His nurse Sarah is amazing too.

Breast Augmentation

From the moment I walked in, I felt like family. I was highly satisfied with the level of compassion and professionalism. Thank you Belcara [Single best thing is...] The honesty and team work put together. Which made me feel like the most beautiful woman there.

Breast Lift

Dr. Vela and Sarah are absolutely great. Professional and attentive.

Tummy Tuck

[Highly satisfied with] the professionalism of the staff and friendliness and level of knowledge and confidence of Dr. Vela.

Breast Reduction

Dr. Vela is quick to be of help with any questions or concerns I have with my surgeries.

Scar Revision

My pre-patient appointment was done right before my surgery so I was not well informed of what I should do before my procedure (I.e. stopping meds, no eating etc.).

Tummy Tuck

Waiting for the second surgery to have complete results.

Treatment / Procedure

Dr. Vela really took the time to get to know and understand what my goals were and the outcome was beyond what I expected.

Mommy Makeover

Everyone was personalble and patient. Confidence and more active with my kids.

Tummy Tuck

I had total confidence in Dr. Vela and Sarah was extremely professional, friendly, and helpful. Everything was explained to me in full and post surgery care was exceptional. Feel better about my body. Totally personal.

Breast Reconstruction

I finally have breast that are even in size and the reduction makes me feel like I have lost 20 lbs. Love the change! Dr. Vela is extremely professional but at the same time very personable and puts you at ease. He lets you know that everything is about you and that he truly wants you to be completely satisfied with your results. Love him and Sara and they always make the visit fun!

Tummy Tuck

My clothing is fitting much better. I actually feel like my stomach matches the rest of my body! I also look forward to working out to the degree that I'd like without having to modify based on needing a muscle repair. The follow up care from the nursing staff was really significant in the recovery and support. I needed to keep drains in for longer than was anticipated and I felt supported and respected during the healing process with them. The ability to email questions or send pictures was hugely helpful. The practice managed my pain before I realized I was in pain.

Breast Reduction

The surgical care was excellent. Dr. Vela was attentive and prepared us. The results were excellent. We are very happy with the results. Dr. Vela helped to normalized our feelings, both wishes and fears. He had a calming influence by helping us understand what to expect and how to get help when needed. He was upbeat but not over the top. We trusted him.

Hand Surgery

Everything went perfectly - scheduling, consultation, procedure. Nice office environment, pleasant staff and doctor.


I was told a nurse will call me after my surgery at home, I waited three days and nobody call to check on me. After paying all this money I didn’t get the results I wanted. Am going there on Tuesday so I can get some answers from the doctor,why my back still look the same after Surgery. Am almost three months and my back and butt look the same. I think the nurses should do a better job to check on their Patients after surgery.

Breast Lift

The Medical staff were all amazing and made my experience easy and comfortable. The coordinator would talk to me in the office and then acted like she didn’t remember me when I emailed. That was all.

Mommy Makeover

My experience made me feel very comfortable and safe. Dr. Vela and his staff were all excellent, very friendly and helpful at all times of my recovery and preparation for the surgery. I have been asked multiple times where my work was done and highly recommend Dr. Vela and his team. Sarah his nurse was more than amazing!!!!! She always helped me and called back when I had questions. She is seriously the sweetest.