About Michael S. Hopkins, MD
Michael S. Hopkins, MD practices in Albuquerque at Plastic Surgery Center as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hopkins was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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Posted by Mommaflores
My Doctor has done work to my sister and best friend, he is really great with bed side manners, jokes and truly cares about doing a great job!
Posted by Delyn1369
Dr. Hopkins was the best, he has been there day or night to answer any questions we have and checked on me repeatedly. I had a special set of circumstances but he managed to give me just what I wanted. I would recommend him to my best friends. He is an awesome doctor!
Posted by Granny Goose
Several people had recommended Dr Hopkins! I spoke with people who had surgery performed by him, people who worked with him and people from Western Derm. I explained to Dr Hopkins the procedures I wanted and then he reviewed the procedures that he felt would benefit me the most. He was very honest and didn't feel I needed some of the procedures. Awesome staff...make you feel like you are the most important patient they are dealing with!!! Very profesional!!!
Posted by LBamazing
I was referred by a friend, and my initial consultation confirmed my decision. The professionalism of the staff and the "bedside manner" of Dr. Hopkins made him a perfect fit. The staff was informative, honest and realistic. Dr. Hopkins spent all the time I wanted to spend asking questions and just talking. He was never hurried. The doctor and his staff continue to give me loving followup. If I had known what I know now, I would have done the surgery sooner!
Posted by Rimrock
Dr Hopkins is amazing!!!!! My results are everything I expected and more!! Dr. Hopkins took the time to go over every detail with me. He made sure I understood and had realistic expectations for what I wanted. I love and appreciate his brutal honesty!! Him and his staff took care of me like I was one of there own...I would never go anywhere else...
Posted by misdy_kk
There are no plastic surgeons where I live so I drove 200 miles to have breast reduction done. The staff were wonderful and accommodated me at every turn with my traveling. I am so happy with the results, I wish I had done it years ago!
Posted by angel09123
I have had a few plastic surgery procedures and have seen several plastic surgeons both in New Mexico and New York City and I decided on Dr. Hopkins to complete my procedure. This was based on the decision that he had completed my very first procedure, breast augmentation and I LOVED the results.
Posted by Mommy6
Dr. Hopkins and his whole team are so wonderful the minute you walk in the door. I never felt uncomfortable or unsure of my choice due to the experience with the team of exceptional people who work for Dr. Hopkins and he is wonderful
Posted by ENST of Albuquerque
This was such a pleasant experience with such amazing results! I would never go to anyone else to have any other procedure. From the first phone call to make my appointment through the last check-up exam after the surgery, this was the most professional and comfortable experience I could have hoped for! Everyone was very honest and Dr. Hopkins was willing to give me a realistic range of the sizes that would look good on my body type. In EVERY other consultation, the doctors would say, "I'll go as big as you want". I am a professional and needed to be able to look professional after the surgery. Because I was not completely familiar with how CC's were going to translate into a cup size, I appreciated Dr. Hopkins honesty and guidance. I LOVE my body after the surgery and my results are AMAZING! I have many friends who've had the same procedure done by various doctors in my area and Dr. Hopkins work is beyond compare! As a matter of fact, two of my friends are going to him to have their breast augmentation re-done.
Posted by drae22
I made an appt for consult w/ Dr. Hopkins and several other doctors. Many of the other offices rescheduled my consult appts many times.At my initial consult, the staff was friendly and very informative. When I decided to follow thru and met w/ Dr. Hopkins for the pre-op, he immediately made me feel very comfortable and answered all my lingering questions. Just before the surgery I was nervous and had more questions. I spoke to his nurse who also put me at ease and made me feel I was in capable hands. Throughout the whole experience. Dr. Hopkins and his staff were caring and always on top of things. I am so glad I chose his office to do my surgery. And I am SO happy w/ the results. He and his staff helped me to find the perfect fit and I couldn't be happier!
Posted by lisa.castellano
Dr. Michael Hopkins is just awesome...definetly one of the best! I am very pleased with his work and he is an all around great doctor. :) The office staff was also very pleasing and the comforting suroundings. My experience was WONDERFUL!!!......I had a GREAT doctor :) Dr. Hopkins! He in my opinion, is highly reccomendable. Hopkins gave me great boobs and he is honest, safe and caring. It has been a year since my surgery and I am very satisfied. Thanx, Doc.! :) I met with a few other doctors before finding Hopkins and they all could not compare to the information and compassion and honesty I recieved with my consultation with Hopkins! He truly cares about you and what is safe and healthy for your unique body size.
Posted by Trecia from Albuquerque
Every other doctor I talked to wanted me to go bigger on my breast size and didn't answer any of my questions. He answered all my questions multiple times, I could always get a hold of him and he knew exactly what I wanted and didn't force me into anything I didn't want. Plus his office and Co workers are super inviting! Dr.Hopkins was my first choice I researched other doctors and went for consultations but they were in and out and not helpful at all. Dr.Hopkins first consultation lasted about 2 hours with great detail he made me want my surgery right then and there! I felt so comfortable with everyone he worked with and they took the effort to make me feel at home. I was still undecided about the size but I let Dr.Hopkins decide for me and that was the best decision he choose exactly what I wanted! I say if you live in Albuquerque and if you have any questions go to Dr.Hopkins. Don't be afraid of what people may think your doing it god you and no one else.
Posted by dianeiam
Dr Hopkins is great and will answer any question and give you the real scoop - sometime now what you may want to hear. Liked his manner Dr Hopkins and his loving staff explained pros and cons of surgery. I had liposuction on saddle bags, knees and stomach. Dr Hopkins explained that the saddlebags would probably have to be done twice, which they were.
Posted by janet0443
Because he excels at his job. Dr. Hopkins was recommended. Dr. Hopkins was recommended to me. I went in to replace my implants and Dr. Hopkins found I had breast cancer. He wasted no time in taking care of my needs, such as finding me a cancer specialist and he has been with me ever since. I have had 2 surgery's since June and should be able to get my new implants put in by January 2013. Dr. Hopkins is an extraordinary man. I really don't believe any other Dr. would have given me the continued care he has. His staff is very caring & professional. I thank my friend every time I see her for recommending Dr. Hopkins to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by SL in ABQ
As a nurse, I felt it was important to check licensure and have a thorough discussion before making the decision on my provider. His credentials and manner made it an easy choice. I had always tried to stay healthy and in shape but still wanted to look more proportional. Dr. Hopkins provided indepth discussion and guidance in the decision-making process. I was very pleased with the outcome and his ethical and knowledgeable approach to cosmetic surgery. Highly recommend him and his staff.
Posted by LNield
Dr. Hopkins was recommended to me by my primary care doctor at the time! ... And I would never leave out his wonderful staff in my praise!!! I have worked through two different procedures with Dr. Hopkins and his staff and HIGHLY recommend if you are looking to feel better about your self image ... he's your man! He walks you through the process and he and his staff are there throughout! Thanks a million!!!
Posted by jmPINK
My surgeon met Dr. Hopkins previously and felt he would be a great addition to my treatment team. She knows how to call them! Dr. H has continued to communicate and plan with my other treatment professsionals to ensure my care always remains coordinated. After sharing my gratitude for all he has done for me he responded by saying he does what is right for the patient. That's key - he does what is right for the patient. He is an upstanding professional and I highly recommend him. His staff is great too. Maryanne is a gem, Brenda is always friendly, and Gail welcomed me as a patient during our first call.
Posted by tecolote
I have used the services of Dr. Hopkins for years. I found him in '03. He is incredibly skilled, honest and trustworthy. I can't recommend him (or his staff) highly enough. I have had various treatments from Dr. Hopkins since '03. His training, honest analysis of the experience to come and the truth of the expectations were my original deciding factors. I had my lower lids done, and a forhead lift originally. I've had botox for cosmetic reasons and my husband for tension headache reasons since. Following a bad accident, he fixed 3 surgical scars when another plastic surgeon (out of state) said there was no point. Dr. Hopkins made the scars so subtle... it is amazing. I trust him completely and know he and his staff truly care. I am very grateful for finding him all that while ago.
Posted by Kim4893
I had a breast augmentation and lift. Dr. Hopkins made me feel good about my appearance before and after the surgery. (he did not exagerate "my sag" and make me feel fat) His staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The longest wait time I had was when they were waiting for me to recover from the surgery.... I love my new look.
Posted by debbielee
I worked in healthcare and several nurses at the hospital recommended him. I have been a patient of Dr. Hopkins for ten years. He has performed several procedures from: Botox, lipo, revision of old scars and a mini facelift on me. His work is beautiful and I often think of him as an artist. I have been so pleased with the work he has done on me, obviously I keep going back. He is very forthcoming in his expectations and yours--even telling me once that he thought I should wait for a procedure "I didn,t need it." He is a physician that actually sits down and explains everything, always making you feel like you are his most important patient. I have recommended him to my family and friends and have heard nothing but positive feedback.He and his staff make you feel like family. I would urge anyone who is thinking aout cosmetic surgery to call him. I feel beautiul. Lee Boyer
Posted by Ceilidh
I am so satisfied with Dr. Hopkins I have been recommending him to anyone that I know that is looking to have work done. His RN is fantastic and sweet. They are honest and worth every penny. I am so glad I chose Dr. Hopkins!! My breasts look AMAZING! I feel more confident than I ever have. The staff was so friendly and helpful every time and the wait time is very minimal.
Posted by BoobzMcGee
Dr. Hopkins came highly recommended to me. After the initial consulation, I completely understand why. The professionalism of him & his staff was second to none! They care about their patients & are always available to answe questions. The overall procedure turned out phenomenal & I couldn't be happier!
Posted by TanyaDurbin
Referral from friend, another very happy patient. Dr.Hopkins was extremely thorough. Doctor and staff so professional, proficient and compassionate. Was referred by close friend who had liposuction and a tummy tuck, who also is very pleased. Changed our lives. We would never go anywhere else.
Posted by joshc101
I went to see Dr. Hopkins who made me feel very comfortable from the start. He put my mind at ease and was very clear about what he could do for me. He had a great sense of humor and I immediately trusted him. Dr. Hopkins is the best. I recommend him highly to anyone seeking this procedure. From: Joshua.
Posted by cckkmm
He was recommended by one of the clinics that kept cancelling my appointments.
Posted by Jeannie23525
He's just an all around great guy. His staff is great as well.
Posted by nameuser
I can't express enough my appreciation and admiration for this team. Just amazing. "Best tummy tuck in the nation"claimed the anesthesiologist. I agree. The nurse and receptionist and scrub tech are all so friendly and professional. HIGHLY RECOMMEND :) Dr. Hopkins is kind, highly skilled and works with an AMAZING team. Everyone there is ridiculously helpful and even loving. So happy with Dr Hopkins, he is honest and innovative. I absolutely ADORE the nurse; she is an Angel. Scrub tech might be the most approachable man i have ever met.
Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Center
Education / Training
Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine