Meet Melbourne Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rebecca Novo
Dr. Novo was raised in the close-knit community of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in the northern part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She was raised by an artist and a physician, who cultivated an early passion for artistic expression and sciences. From the age of three, Dr. Novo can remember having her hands in clay in her mother’s in-house ceramic studio, and by five was interested in her father’s books on anatomy. Her family also fostered a great love for the outdoors and had moved from a more urban environment to take advantage of the hiking, sailing, skiing, and kayaking northern Michigan had to offer.
In college, Dr. Novo was the captain of her successful college basketball team and was awarded a full scholarship throughout university. She was accepted into medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (her parents’ hometown). After completing medical school, Dr. Novo matched into her top choice for a five-year Surgical Residency. With legendary names in Trauma Surgery as teachers, Dr. Novo received intense and thorough training. She was also lucky to meet her husband during her training in Detroit. Dr. Novo was then accepted at her number one choice for a three-year comprehensive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in Miami, Florida at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Here, she received extensive training in aesthetic procedures of the face, breast and body, while also performing a vast number of reconstructive surgeries for cancer, trauma, and birth defects. While in Miami, Dr. Novo was able to participate in two surgical missions to Port-Au Prince, Haiti, performing numerous surgeries for congenital defects on adults and children. International medicine and charity remain an important part of Dr. Novo’s passion for medicine. Today, Dr. Novo is double-board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery.
Dr. Novo is happy to have joined her husband in Brevard County and looks forward to building relationships with her patients and delivering the highest level of care and satisfaction to those she is fortunate enough to treat.
In her spare time, Dr. Novo enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the ocean (with a rash guard and SPF of course!), yoga, and continues to paint and create.
Get to know Dr. Novo more by visiting her Instagram at drsaluja_drnovo, or schedule a consultation today!
Eight years of comprehensive surgical training: “Without an understanding of complex reconstruction, it would be impossible to appreciate the subtleties of aesthetic surgery.”
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