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Gary Vela, MD

89.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 104 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 (57)

Skin Cancer Removal

The aide who removed the stitches; whose name I can'trecall, missed some and I had to return. Julia removed the balance and cleaned the surgical area and did a superior job.

BBL Treatment

Dr. Vela was thorough with his information and in what I should and should not expect from my procedure. He was highly professional. My results exceeding my expectations.

Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Vela reassured me several times that my surgery is going to be a simple one and it was. He would meet with me for more than the usual 10 minutes the doctors office and meet with patients. He also showed care and consideration for my time and my questions. This makes Dr. Vela a doctor that goes above and beyond

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Vela is very caring and thorough in his explanations. Great bedside manners and delivered great results. [Single best thing is...] The aesthetic outcome. My midsection looks great and I have amazing functionality of my core after the diastasis recti repair.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Vela and his staff made sure that my husband and I understood post-op care and that I was absolutely comfortable before and after surgery. At home and during post-op recovery they were quick to answer any questions or concerns I had. At appointments Dr. Vela takes the time to make sure all questions are answered and any concerns and expectations are addressed. He really makes you feel like you are top priority.

Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Vela is the best, his staff are wonderful very professional. At no time was I uncomfortable.

Skin Cancer Removal

The incision hasn't healed and it's been almost been three weeks. It seems a long time to still be seeping.


Dr. Vela made me feel very comfortable. He had knowledge in all the medical procedures and made it clear on what he thinks would be best for my body. Every appointment I have had he has been super great. I am extremely happy with Dr. Vela and my outcome! [Single best thing is...] Dr. Vela was excellent in explaining everything and my outcome thus far is what I wanted.

Breast Reduction

Dr. Vela was extremely comforting and reassuring throughout the process. He made sure I understood what to expect after the surgery so that I would be more prepared. I am extremely satisfied with the results after my surgery.

Skin Cancer Removal

Was amazed at how quickly I was able to have lesion removed

Tummy Tuck

After meeting with 5 other surgeons, I instantly fell in love with Dr. Vela. He took his time to understand my goals and my weight loss journey. He truly cares about his patients and takes pride in his work. Sarah has been amazing through post op communication and care. I could go on and on about how wonderful they both are. I highly recommend Dr. Vela.

Skin Cancer Removal

Dr. Vela carefully explained options for follow up procedures.

Tummy Tuck

Everyone was very professional and treated me kindly. Beautiful office. I thought it was going to be like a sales pitch during the consultation. I was wrong. Dr Vela saw something I never could've imagined. He was very knowledgeable in explaining the full process. The nurses were very patient and extremely helpful. Nothing was too small for them to assist with.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Vela did an outstanding job.

Lipoma Removal

Doctor Vela made special arrangements to see me sooner than later, the staff were awesome. Great Experience!

Breast Augmentation

When I finally decided to have a procedure done and after much research, I couldn't be more pleased and absolutely happy about choosing Belcara Health and Dr. Vela!! Everyone I have come in contact with has been a pleasure to meet and to have them be apart of a very important decision in my life makes me even happier! Things are great 3 months later and I love the way I look. Thank you is not enough. I was concerned with the scaring, but even from the very start the scares were not bad at all.

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.