No bull about it: Tampa facial plastic surgeon named to University of South Florida’s Fast 56

Image Lift named one of the fastest growing alumni-owned companies in the world
(PR NewsChannel) / April 23, 2013 / TAMPA, Fla. 
Dr. Rich Castellano stands with USF mascot Rocky the Bull. Dr. Castellano's ImageLift was named to the "USF Fast 56" which recognizes prospering alumni-run companies across the world

Dr. Rich Castellano stands with USF mascot Rocky the Bull. Dr. Castellano’s ImageLift was named to the USF Fast 56 which recognizes growing alumni-run companies across the world

Tampa facial plastic surgeon and Image Lift founder, Dr. Rich Castellano, was recently honored by the University of South Florida Alumni Association with an award naming Image Lift as a member of the prestigious USF Fast 56 list of companies.

The USF Fast 56 identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the fastest growing alumni-owned or led businesses in the world.

To qualify for the USF Fast 56, businesses must have been in operation for a minimum of 36 months, have verifiable revenues of at least $250,000 for the most recent 12 month period and must be owned or operated by a qualifying former USF graduate.

 “USF has given me everything I needed to successfully pursue my dreams,” said Dr. Castellano. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by an institution that is growing and serving like none other.”

A double board certified facial plastic surgeon and Tampa native, Dr. Castellano attended USF as a part of the prestigious Honors program, which is now its own college let by their Dean, Dr. Stuart Silverman.  

Graduating from the USF College of Medicine helped Dr. Castellano match a very competitive residency in Head and Neck Surgery.

The Fast 56 also provides a forum for successful business owners to pass lessons along to the next generation of Bull entrepreneurs.

“It’s a great experience to know that your personal success can help inspire the future of your fellow Bulls.  We are all in this together!” said the Tampa facial plastic surgeon, who welcomes students in his office to observe and learn.

Dr. Rich Castellano (bottom right) celebrates with the other honorees at the 2013 USF Fast 56 ceremonies.

Dr. Rich Castellano (bottom right) celebrates with the other honorees at the 2013 USF Fast 56 ceremonies.

Led by Castellano’s experience of more than 5,000 procedures, laser procedures and cosmetic treatments, Image Lift helps residents in Tampa and The Villages regain the youthful look that many adults look for, but at a fraction of the cost and with or without surgical procedures.

ImageLift has gained a prominent reputation and is highly referred for allowing each patient to undergo their own personal transformations. 

The Tampa facial plastic surgeon is proud to say Image Lift is similar to a home improvement for one’s personal appearance. 

“Some will come every 10 years or so and want a lot of work or improvement,” said Dr. Castellano.  “Though, it is much more common now to come in for maintenance and prevention with smaller treatments that require little or no downtime.  This gets very exciting, as it allows many to avoid ever needing surgery, which is what our patients really are looking for!”

For more information on Image Lift, Dr. Rich Castellano or Image Lift, visit or call (888) 789‐4624.

About Image Lift and Dr. Rich Castellano: Image Lift was founded by Rich Castellano, MD, a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology in Head and Neck Surgery. Based in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Castellano has performed over 5,000 facelifts, laser procedures, and cosmetic treatments of the face and neck making him one of the most experienced facial plastic surgeons in the United States today. Dr. Castellano has also been featured on the nationally syndicated talk show, “Daytime.” Through the Image Lift technique, Dr. Castellano has developed a specialized approach that allows each patient to undergo their own individual personal transformation, while maintaining their natural appearance and looking more youthful. He is well known for delivering world-class care to his patients, and ImageLift is one of the top locations in the region for double board certified facial plastic surgeon injectors with both temporary and permanent fillers.  You can find his new book, “We Guarantee We Can Make You Look Younger!” on and

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