Dr. David Rankin

David Rankin MD

Plastic Surgeon
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  •   MD, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1999
    MD, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1999
  • 20yrs of Experience
    20yrs of Experience
  • Average appointment wait:
    Average appointment wait: Couple of days
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter
    Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter
  • English

More about Dr. David Rankin


Dr. Rankin is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Jupiter, Fl. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field. He practices a mix of trauma, reconstructive, and plastic procedures. His main specialty is in breast implant removal also known as an explant, and reconstructive procedures for accident victims. But he also dedicates his time to helping patients in need of hand and upper extremity surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is currently a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, among several other local, state, and national societies and organizations. 

Dr. Rankin is currently on the staff of several hospitals in beautiful Jupiter, Florida. He is also the medical director and owner of his own private operation suite. He performs roughly 500 breast explant surgeries each year, providing personalized, attentive care to every patient that enters his office. He understands the importance of listening and communication, and he always works with his patients to understand their unique needs. To him, cosmetic and reconstructive procedures are a profound emotional journey, and his goal to is to see his patients through. That's why he won the 2020 Aesthetic Every Awards for Top Plastic Surgeon East and Top Aesthetic Doctor. 


  • Undergraduate: Columbia University, New York, NY, 1991

  • Undergraduate: BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995

  • Medical: MD, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1999

  • Residency: General Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, 2002

  • Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2004

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified, Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Societies

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Featured Procedures by David Rankin

Breast Lift

Breast Lift

A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure meant to address sagging in the chest area, often performed by elevating the breasts, shaping them, contouring them, and changing their size.
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Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a set of body contouring procedures designed to reverse the effects of pregnancy on the female body. This typically includes a tummy tuck and some type of breast surgery.
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Dr. Rankin’s Journey

Dr. Rankin has been lucky enough to have received training at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States. He started out by earning his undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York in 1991. He moved on to complete a Bachelor of Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1995, and then he attended medical school at Wayne University in Detroit, Michigan where he graduated in 1999. He served his Surgical Residency at Mt. Sinai Medical School in Palm Beach Florida in 2002, then went back to Michigan where he studied under some of the country's best and brightest for his Plastic Surgery Fellowship in 2004. 

Dr. Rankin is known for his precision and prowess. He's quite well-known in his field, and he comes highly recommended, because he enjoys what he does. He says that it gives him the opportunity to touch people's lives while integrating his passion for artistry. He brings the artist's perspective to every aspect of his life, including his free time, during which he works as a semi-professional photographer. He's also a lifelong percussionist. But his true passion is reconstruction surgery and trauma care for accident victims. He makes a point to devote his time to cosmetic and medical procedures, aiding in both beauty and health

Frequently asked questions

Dr. Rankin performs procedures in multiple locations including, Aqua Plastic Surgery at 641 University Blvd Ste 103 in Jupiter, FL; Jupiter Medical Center Inc at 1210 S Old Dixie Hwy in Jupiter, FL; Good Samaritan Medical Center at 1309 N Flagler Dr in West Palm Beach, FL; and Saint Marys Medical Center at 901 45th St in West Palm Beach.
Every breast lift and implant removal is unique and complicated. Dr. Rankin was trained by the best in the field, and he knows how to think out of the box and help patients find creative solutions that work for them.
Yes, Dr. Rankin is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Yes, certain appointments can be made virtually. It is best to call to see if your particular concern can be addressed through a virtual consultation.
Dr. Rankin has a narrow field of specialty. His cosmetic procedures are typically confined to breast implant removals and breast lifts. He also performs reconstructive surgery in the medical field.

Other procedures by David Rankin

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian butt lift is a type of cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reshape or augment the buttocks, usually by transferring fat from another area of the body.
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Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

A breast implant removal, also known as a breast explant, is a type of cosmetic procedure during which breast implants are removed. It is often for corrective purposes.
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The term "facelift" refers to a type of cosmetic surgical procedure designed to literally lift the facial features, usually by removing excess skin and fat.
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Liposuction is a type of cosmetic, surgical procedure designed to remove fat from various portions of the body. This is done by using a suction device.
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