Dr. Aya-ay was born in Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in the small town of Chelyan. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class and received magna cum laude honors with her bachelor’s degree in Biology at West Virginia University. She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2003 and ventured to Tampa, Florida for her training in General Surgery, Burn Surgery, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida. Dr. Aya-ay began her Plastic Surgery private practice in 2010 and has recently moved to the Lutz area of Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Melanie Aya-ay has received her board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The scope of Dr. Aya-ay’s practice includes a full complement of both cosmetic and reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Her aesthetic practice includes an array of surgical and minimally invasive techniques. She is trained in laser therapy for skin resurfacing, permanent hair reduction, vascular lesions and tattoo removal. She personally administers Botox®,Restylane®, Juvederm®, Dysport®, and Belotero®. The most common cosmetic surgeries that she performs is breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reductions, tummy tucks, arm lifts, thigh lifts, liposuction, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, brow lifts, and facelifts. From a reconstructive standpoint, she specializes in breast and skin cancer reconstruction. Dr. Aya-ay offers the complete spectrum of body contouring for the post-bariatric or massive weight loss patient. She holds memberships in the Tampa Bay Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and Hillsborough County Medical Association and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Aya-ay met and married her husband during medical school and they welcomed three children born during her surgical training. She enjoys exercise, traveling, and most of all spending time with her family. She is a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and volunteers her surgical services to the Judeo Christian Health Clinic in Tampa Bay.