Ben J. Kirbo, M.D. — Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D.
Chris DeRosier, M.D.

Skin Care Team Tallahassee

Ben J. Kirbo, M.D.Ben J. Kirbo, M.D.

Dr. Kirbo is a native of Bainbridge, Georgia, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Kentucky and his plastic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Kirbo’s interests include facial cosmetic surgery, breast and body

contouring. He has advanced training in addition to surgery after massive weight loss. He also has advanced training in the surgical management of melanoma and other skin cancers.

He and his wife Jennifer have three children, Lillie, Helen and Ben, Jr.


Recipient of The Tally Award which are “people’s choice awards” for the best businesses in Tallahassee, with the winners being SOLELY determined by votes from the Tallahassee community.


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Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D.Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D.

Dr. Rosenberg grew up in Albany, New York. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for both college and medical school, where he earned many awards and distinctions. Dr. Rosenberg completed both general surgery and plastic surgery residency. He trained at the University of Alabama under pioneering plastic surgeon, Dr. Luis Vasconez. He is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Rosenberg has written many publications and articles on topics including breast reduction, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer reconstruction following Mohs procedures. As a result of his training and research, he is an Editorial Board Member of the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Rosenberg has a variety of interests and areas of specialization within cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His areas of focus include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction, breast augmentation and reduction, abdominoplasty, hand surgery, laser treatments of skin disorders and body contouring with particular interest in massive weight loss patients. Dr. Rosenberg is the only board certified physician in North Florida and South Georgia to perform a unique hair restoration procedure of surgically transplanting individual hair follicular units.


Dr. Rosenberg lives with his wife Lori, an obstetrician-gynecologist, and their two sons, Efrem and Marshall. During their time away from work, the family enjoys outdoor and charitable activities.


Assistant Clinical Professor, Florida State College of Medicine

Editorial Board: Annals of Plastic Surgery


Alpha Omega Alpha, medical honor society

American Society of Plastic Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Board of Surgery

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons

Florida Medical Association

Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

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Chris DeRosier, M.D.Chris DeRosier, M.D.

Dr. DeRosier is a board certified plastic surgeon who has been in practicing the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is dedicated to providing the latest technology and techniques to every patient.


A native of Huntsville, Alabama , Chris DeRosier, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. DeRosier completed both his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the University of Alabama prior to starting his practice at the university where he trained under several internationally recognized plastic surgeons and perfected his surgical skills, Dr. DeRosier performs both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. DeRosier is also trained in microsurgery and is excited about offering free tissue breast reconstruction (Free TRAM and DIEP flaps) to the Tallahassee area.

Dr. DeRosier and his wife, Rebecca Howard DeRosier M.D and three children, are excited to join the Tallahassee community.


American Board of Plastic Surgery

Alabama Medical Association

Florida Medical Association

Capital Medical Society

American Medical Association


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Kristen SnyderKristen Snyder Costa, P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Kristen Snyder Costa has been with Southeastern Plastic Surgery since its opening. She completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. and also received her Bachelors in Nursing from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She is licensed in the State of Florida as a Physician Assistant as well as a Registered Nurse. As a nurse she worked in the operating room at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for four years and became the Neurosurgery Clinical Coordinator. She was the Organ Transplant Coordinator for Tallahassee and also has experience working with Southeast Tissue Alliance and the North Florida Lions Eye Bank.

Kristen’s specialty is facial sculpting, chemical brow lifts, improvement of facial lines and wrinkles, and lip enhancement through the use of Botox, Dysport and injectable fillers, including Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Kristen was selected to be a certified national trainer for Botox and injectable fillers based on her experience and appropriate use of the products. She has trained dermatologists, nurses and other healthcare providers through these educational interventions. Many of the individuals trained by Kristen are currently injecting in the North Florida and South Georgia region, including Panama City, Destin, Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Moultrie. She was part of the Juvéderm Experience Trial, which involved a group of practitioners with expertise in facial aesthetics, which allowed her to use the product in advance of nationwide product availability. Kristen’s high patient volume has advanced Southeastern Plastic Surgery’s practice to Platinum Plus level in the Botox Cosmetic Network, the only one in the Tallahassee and surrounding area. Kristen also is an internationally known speaker in the field of aesthetic injectables.

Kristen is the Treasurer for the Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants, as well as the Treasurer for the Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants (both national organizations). She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and serves as the liason between the ASPS and the American Academy of Physician Assistants, representing all plastic surgery Physician Assistants in the country. She is a current House of Delegates member with the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She was the past Secretary for the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. She is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class XX. Kristen is an active alumnae member in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, as well as the current Finance advisor for the FSU chapter. In addition, she also serves as President of Lakeshore Gardens Homeowners Association and sings in the Lifeteen Band (a contemporary Christian band).

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Rebekah MayfieldRebekah Mayfield

Cosmetic Coordinator

Rebekah joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery in the summer of 2007 with more than 8 years of experience in plastic surgery. From your initial cosmetic or reconstructive consultation appointment until the time of your surgery, Rebekah will be your personal liaison between you, the patient, and your physician. She will be there for you every step of the way answering questions, helping you schedule and finance your surgery and assisting you while you make your important pre-operative decisions.

She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga with a Bachelors Degree in Human Ecology. Rebekah spends her free time with her husband and son.

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Annie NelsonAnnie Nelson, L.P.N.

Licensed Skin Care Professional

Annie joined Southeastern Plastic Surgery team in Tallahassee in November 2003. Annie has over 19 years in the field of cosmetology and has advanced training with the OBAGI Skin Care System. In addition, she has specialized training with the Physicians Choice chemical peels. She completed her nursing degree at Lively Technical Center in Tallahassee, FL. in 1992. She previously received a cosmetology degree in 1985. Annie comes to Southeastern Plastic Surgery with more than seven years experience in cosmetic plastic surgery.

She is available for skin care consultations to evaluate and recommend treatment plans to fit the client’s needs as well as provide any needed additional care. Annie attends Better Life Community Church, has two incredible boys and enjoys spending time cooking, fishing and have fun with them.

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