About Faeza Kazmier, MD

Dr. Kazmier provides a variety of plastic surgery services ranging from cosmetic procedures to reconstructive care from her office in Suite B at the Watson Clinic Women's Center.
Having completed dedicated training focused in plastic surgery, along with 18 years of experience, Dr. Kazmier seeks to help her patients achieve real, natural-looking results from from head to toe. By seeking to understand her patient's desired goals and utilizing advanced plastic surgery techniques, she designs personalized plans to achieve their plastic surgery goals. procedures.

Dr. Kazmier received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. She completed a general surgery internship and plastic surgery residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She has authored or contributed to various medical publications and has received honors from the American College of Surgeons. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society while at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Kazmier, who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She counsels male, female, adult and pediatric patients on a wide range of procedures.

She and her staff strive to help her patients achieve their desired results and have the best experience possible. They look forward to caring for you.

1. What aspects of your medical education/training are important for your patients to know?
I perform a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from head to toe for men and women of all ages. On an annual basis, I constantly continue my education in new technologies and advancements in my field in order to offer my patients better results and faster recovery times. With an eye for detail, an emphasis on safety, and providing the highest level of care, I aim to help you achieve the results you’d like to see through the best experience possible.

I love to see the boost of self-confidence my patients exude as a result of achieving these goals - this is the most rewarding aspect of my work.

2. Why did you decide to go into the medical field? 
I did not know much about the practice of medicine when I was growing up. While in high school, I had a science teacher who believed that I should consider medicine. She put me in contact with a volunteer group at the local hospital and I had really amazing opportunities. One of them was to observe an open heart surgery! It was a “small” experience but left a big imprint on me. This really opened my eyes to the world of medicine.

When I went to medical school, I didn’t know what area I wanted to go into but never thought I would be a surgeon. No one in my family is a surgeon nor knows any surgeons. It was so foreign to me. When I had the opportunity to be in the operating room, I realized surgeons help “fix” problems and their patients feel a difference. Then I realized plastic surgeons help their patients feel a difference AND see a difference. I knew then that plastic surgery was going to be my life. I love helping others obtain the natural, refreshed look they desire. Knowing my patients are exceedingly pleased with their procedures and the final results gives me personal satisfaction.

3. What is your philosophy for patient care?
As a wife, mother of 4 children and full-time surgeon, I know that it is sometimes a struggle for us to look and feel our best, particularly with life’s changes. I am privileged to be able to help my patients feel better about themselves at all phases of their lives.

My goal for my patients is to safely improve their quality of life with a natural result whether it is through surgical or non-surgical options. However, I also always inform my patients of their choices, the types of procedures I recommend and the expected results so that they are better informed and can make the decision for themselves. This is how I help them create a personalized plan.

4. Which accomplishment in your medical career are you most proud of?
To know that I have touched so many patients lives. I am so privileged to be a part of their life journeys.

I am also particularly proud that as a female plastic surgeon, I represent 12% of plastic surgeons. As a female, I know I relate differently to my patients and bring a different perspective. I also realize that I am a role model for young women aspiring to balance work and family life. I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel and always love the opportunity to share what I have learned as I constantly work on achieving life balance.

In my field, I have received honors from the American College of Surgeons and serve as a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I have authored and contributed to various medical publications to share knowledge.
5. What are some of the treatments or procedures you offer? 

6. Tell us a little about your upbringing and family life?
My parents were born and raised in Bangladesh and I was born in England and moved to 6 countries before moving to Indiana to complete middle school and high school. I went to Purdue University for my last 2 years of High School. My favorite subjects were math and physics! From there, I moved to New York to pursue my education at a 6 year combined undergraduate/medical program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and continued my training in Missouri at an Integrated Plastic Surgery Program which was program that focused on 6 years of dedicated plastic surgery training. Because of my multiple moves, I’ve appreciated the benefits of getting to know people from various regions - this is my favorite place!

My husband is Dr. Peter Kazmier, an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, also at Watson Clinic. I met my husband during my second day of orientation at Mizzou and realized I met my best friend. We are blessed to have four children and moved to Lakeland in 2006 to spend time with them fishing, enjoying Florida's beaches and its beautiful weather.

We truly appreciate the friendliness here and enjoy being a part of this genuine community. 

7. What are some of your hobbies outside of work? 
I enjoy reading (fiction and non-fiction) and spending time with my family. We are also foodies and love great food!

8. Anything else you would like to share with patients?
Plastic surgery is derived from the Greek word “Plastikos” which means “to mold or shape.” Plastic surgery is truly the artistic reflection of medicine. No plastic is involved!