Plastic Surgery Services in Houston Texas
Established in 2003 by Dr. Leo Lapuerta, The Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas is an AAAASF–certified, on-site, out-patient surgical facility. Dr. Lapuerta is known as one of the top cosmetic surgeons in Houston, Texas. Over his 20+ years as a surgeon, he has performed more than 20,000 non-invasive cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures with an excellent safety record. Dr. Lapuerta has built a reputation as a doctor who partners with his patients to help them reach their aesthetic goals, and he strives to transform lives each day.
Houston Location Address
Leo Lapuerta, MD Plastic Surgery
1919 La Branch Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Dr. Lapuerta: Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Houston, TX
Dr. Lapuerta performs cosmetic surgery at our La Branch Road plastic surgery center in Houston, TX. This accredited surgical center allows patients that require extra care to stay overnight in the event that a hospital stay is needed. With a skilled nursing staff located on-site, patients are taken care of as they recover from their surgery. Dr. Lapuerta also offers follow-up appointments at this location. We strive to make the surgical experience convenient and seamless for our patients. We look forward to welcoming you to our Houston branch where we can make sure all of your aesthetic goals are met.
Which Plastic Surgeries Are Offered at Our Houston Cosmetic Procedures Facility?
Dr. Lapuerta has built a reputation among cosmetic surgeons in Houston as a talented and experienced surgeon who specializes in a variety of different procedures. Learn more about the variety of procedures and surgeries Dr. Lapuerta offers to interested patients:
Dr. Leo Lapuerta specializes in helping patients find the youthful look that they once had. His approach to facial plastic surgery is to work in harmony with each patient’s unique facial structure and specific needs.
As people get older, the natural aging process combined with the damage inflicted by the sun, gravity, and other environmental factors leads to the development of hanging skin and wrinkles. A facelift reduces the appearance of wrinkles, loose skin, and other signs of aging in the face and neck, which gives patients a more youthful and attractive appearance.
The first step of the procedure is for Dr. Lapuerta to strategically make a small incision on both sides of the patient’s face, usually hidden behind the ears or near the hairline to make sure the eventual scar is not easily seen. Then, Dr. Lapuerta will remove any excess skin and tissue from the patient’s face and neck. Finally, he will pull the skin tight to smooth out any wrinkles and loose skin and reattach the skin to the hidden incisions on the sides of the patient’s face.
This is a basic overview of the procedure. Dr. Lapuerta will use a customized approach for each patient in order to best meet their individual goals and needs. During a consultation, Dr. Lapuerta will determine the best facelift technique to help the patient get the results they desire.
A facelift is very popular with patients, but it is far from the only facial rejuvenation procedure Dr. Lapuerta specializes in. Some of his most commonly requested facial plastic surgery procedures with patients in Houston include:
Body Surgical Services
Pregnancy, weight loss, aging, and gravity all take their toll on our physiques. Fortunately, advancements within the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery offer a wide variety of solutions and procedures to help recapture a youthful appearance. Dr. Leo Lapuerta takes his time to carefully evaluate each patient and offer the best recommendations for their unique personal needs. Patients looking for ways to improve the appearance of their body through cosmetic surgery in Houston often request a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a great way to get rid of excess fat and tissue in a patient’s midsection. Some people have unsightly belly fat that seems to persist no matter how much they exercise or how healthy they eat. This stubborn tummy could be a result of a past weight gain or loss, the changes to the body that come with pregnancy, or simply the degenerative effects of aging.
The procedure aims to tame a troublesome tummy by removing excess fat, skin, and tissue from the region. During the surgery, Dr. Lapuerta will also tighten the underlying abdominal muscles to give the patient’s midsection a taut and tight appearance. For patients who only have minor pockets of fat and excess skin in the region, they can opt for a mini tummy tuck, which is a minor version of the procedure.
It is essential to only trust a skilled surgeon for this procedure, as they will do all that is necessary to minimize scarring. In order to successfully complete a tummy tuck, Dr. Lapuerta will need to make an incision from hip bone to hip bone. The incision is strategically placed so that it will not be visible when the patient is wearing a bathing suit or underwear, and the cuts are made using a technique that will result in the scar fading with time.
Along with a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, below are some of the most popular body surgical services Dr. Lapuerta is proud to offer:
- Brazilian Butt Lifts
- Breast Augmentation
- Tummy Tucks
- Body Contouring
- Post-Weight Loss Surgery
Schedule a Consultation with One of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons in Houston
When it comes to plastic surgery, you should only trust the best. Dr. Lapuerta is one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Houston, offering patients expertise and experience with a wide variety of procedures. Not only that, but Dr. Lapuerta is known for clearly communicating with patients, avoiding the use of technical jargon and confusing language in order to make sure the patient understands every step of the procedure. If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic surgery in Houston or would like to schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Lapuerta, contact us today!