Houston Plastic Surgeon
4208 Richmond Ave, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77027 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Dr Vitenas is the best!!!

Dr Vitenas, Lindsey and the rest of his staff are amazing!! The whole experience was the best and I couldn't have asked for a better experience and results! They were very attentive and answered every question I had. I definitely recommend Dr Vitenas!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Beyond my Expectations! I Look 20 !!

He is the best!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Top notch Dr, staff, and facility

Dr. Vitenas and his staff are amazing. They made me feel so comfortable through the entire process. His facility is immaculate and the results I achieved with my liposuction and Brazilian butt lift are wonderful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

19 Yr 5'4" 100lbs 371cc Natrelle Silicone Moderate Plus- Houston, TX

Dr. Vitenas is so nice and he knows what he is doing! Lindsey was so sweet and amazing working with me and helping me decide on the size I want! update to after the surgery (at 6 weeks) I love my results so much! Dr. Vitenas did such a great job and when I would go back for him to see how they're doing it was quick but I didn't mind it was just a check up to see how they're doing. But he is honestly magical. He is very good at what he does! I would recommend him to everybody! My mom was even thinking about getting something done with the facility. I love my results so much from 32A to now a good full C cup, so natural looking... Just what I was wanting!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

32 Years Old and Much Needed Augmentation - Houston, TX

The doctor was amazing made my size appropriate for my measurements and his office is clean and comforting I would recommend this doctor to anyone and he was recommended to me

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

22 Y/o Wanting Her Boobs and Confidence Back - Houston, TX

AMAZING and honest surgeon who will give you his professional option as to what size to go while putting your health as first priority. I will go to Paul Vitenas for any other future procedures I'll be having done. thank you to you and your amazing staff, especially Lindsay one of his patient coordinators! Love them all and his BEAUTIFUL and state of the art facility!

5 out of 5 stars Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty - Houston, TX

Dr. Vitenas is very knowledgeable and is able to make you feel comfortable with the procedure. The staff in his office is very helpful in answering any questions throughout the process.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr.vitenas and His Staff Are Amazing - Houston, TX

super thorough. A gentlemen. Has your best interest at heart. An artist.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

30s W/Kids, Needed the Flat Tummy Back. Houston, TX

I am petite, size 0, exercise daily, eat healthy, generally toned in most areas except that pooch in the lower abdomen from having kids. I decided to do Coolsculpting after consulting with two cosmetic surgeons. I was told I am a great candidate for CS though a mini tummy tuck would give me the best results for a washboard look abs. I am fine with a bit of excess skin, I just need the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

32 Years Old - Breastfed 2 Kids - Breast Augmentation - Houston, TX

Wonderful from start to finish. Cheryl was my patient coordinator and made me feel comfortable from the second I met her. I appreciated how she answered many of my questions over the phone even before I went in for the consultation, including giving me prices for the different surgeries I may need (augmentation or mastopexy with augmentation). I felt the attention Cheryl and Dr. Vitenas gave me during my consultation was exceptional. It was a comfortable environment and I really felt listened too. Dr. Vitenas even participated when I tried on different sized implants. After the consultation Cheryl and I had a pretty long chat with her about everything and she patiently answered more of my questions. Dr. Vitenas and his team were the perfect fit for me and I couldn't be happier with my results.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

My practice is dedicated to the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery. As the founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, the Houston Surgery Center, and Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, I strive to bring my patients natural looking results with the safest and most advanced aesthetic procedures available.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. When you mention RealSelf.com

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
RealSelf 100 Award, 2013
Health Tap, Top Plastic Surgeon in Houston, TX
Angie's List Super Service Award
Patients Choice Award, Vitals, 2010 - 2011
America's Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumer's Research Council of America, 2006 - 2008
America’s Most Compassionate Doctors, Vitals
Houston's Top Doc, H Texas Magazine, 2005 - 2015
Houston's Top Doctor's for Women, H Texas Magazine, 2006 - 2007
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Vitenas has hospital affiliations at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital .

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate: BSc in Biology, Tulane University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine
    Plastic Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine
    Fellowships:
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - LSU Dental School, New Orleans
    Craniofacial Surgery / Aesthetic Surgery - University of Miami
    Craniofacial Surgery / Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital Necker, Clinic Belvidere, Paris, France

Treatments offered at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery The Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery

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5 Things to Know Before Your CoolSculpting Procedure

Questions like this are not new: “I’ve been considering CoolSculpting, but the reviews are mixed. What should I believe?” To date, there have been well over 2 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide. More than 40 peer-reviewed journals have established the nonsurgical technique as safe and effective. These scholarly articles report an 86% satisfaction rating. However, cosmetic surgery review sites like RealSelf, only report an 83% Worth It rating. C...

What to Look For in a Gynecomastia Surgeon

If you are seeking help for your large or puffy male breasts, how do you ensure success? There is only one way; choose an experienced cosmetic surgeon, with extensive experience in treating Gynecomastia. With a good surgeon, you can rest assured you will get the safest and best results possible. How do you choose the right Gynecomastia surgeon? Do your homework; the Internet is an excellent starting point. You can find out about a doctor’s background, read patient reviews,...

Happy Anniversary, Botox Cosmetic!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Botox. Over the last two decades, Botox has gone from a novel medical breakthrough to a product trusted by millions of people. Allergan, the maker of Botox, is marking the anniversary by kicking off a year-long celebration. To start the party, Allergan has recently released a video history of the Botulinum Toxin, commemorating Botox’s place in the advancement of medicine. The phenomenon started in 1989, when Botox was approved by...

Mid-Face Lift vs. Traditional Facelift: Which Is Best for You?

When most prospectivepatients are considering a facelift surgery, they may not be aware of the different techniques available. The traditional facelift is a procedure that can achieve great results for patients. Yet so is the mid-face lift.Deciding on the technique that is best for you involves an assessment of the problems you would like to address and the overall results you would like to achieve. Learn more about these two different approaches to a facelift to discover which one might be...

Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery Presented With Best Cosmetic Surgeon of 2013 Award by Houston Community Newspapers

Houston’s Top Doctor, Dr. Paul Vitenas, Jr. has been voted The Best Cosmetic Surgeon of 2013 by the readers of the Houston Community Newspapers two years in a row.The annual award is selected by the community to recognize cosmetic surgeons who they believe have achieved exceptional patient satisfaction and care.Dr. Vitenas is honored and pleased to have been recognized for his dedication and personalized attention to his patients, which represents his standing as one of the most...

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Can Ultherapy cause fat loss when getting it done on the cheek area?

Unfortunately, the answer to your question is without a doubt yes, Ultherapy does cause fat loss. The given depth of penetration for 4.5mm is below... READ MORE

Abdominal Crunches After Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair? (photo)

I don’t think there is any evidence that abdominal crunches will help your muscles specifically after an abdominoplasty. I think walking and eating a... READ MORE

Massaging After Liposuction?

There is no need to massage oneself after liposuction. A few years ago ultrasound was prescribed for fibrotic areas. Endermologie has also been used... READ MORE

OK to Have Plastic Surgery While Menstruating?

Many patients call the day before surgery is scheduled and want to know if they should reschedule their surgery because they have started their cycle.... READ MORE

Best Laser Hair Removal For African American Skin?

Being in a diverse city like Houston, we are privileged to see skin of all cultures and colors. We offer laser hair removal from the lightest skin to... READ MORE

How does a Plastic Surgeon become "board certified"?

To become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ,one must undergo basic surgery training such as a 5 year general surgery residency... READ MORE

Lower Body Lift or Extended Abdominoplasty?

I think I would perform a lower body Lift and later some liposuction to obtain a good contour. I would always recommend some weight loss and/or an... READ MORE

How Long Should You Wear Your Binder/garment for After a Tummytuck?

Immediately following surgery the compression garment helps to prevent seroma formation. After the drains are removed the compression garment helps in... READ MORE

Brazillian Butt Lift for Thin Girl- Will It Work?

The amount of volume a surgeon can put in your buttocks is directly proportional to the amount he/she can remove from other areas of your body. As... READ MORE

How safe is the actual breast augmentation surgery and general anesthesia?

Thank you very much for your question. When performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, today’s breast augmentation procedures are s... READ MORE

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Value of Experience When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Paul Vitenas talks about how important it is to find a plastic surgeon with enough experience. WATCH VIDEO

Tanning After a Breast Augmentation

Dr. Paul Vitenas Jr. discusses the process of scarring and why you should refrain from tanning after a breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

How Often Do Breast Implants Need to Be Replaced?

Dr. Paul Vitenas Jr. discusses the lifespan of saline implants vs. silicone implants and what to think about when deciding on an implant type. WATCH VIDEO

Nipple Sensitivity After a Breast Augmentation

Dr. Paul Vitenas Jr. explains how it's important to understand that nipple sensitivity can change after a breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

Umbilical Incision vs Inframammary Incision — The Doctor's Preference for Breast Augmentation

Dr. Paul Vitenas jr. discusses his preferred approach when creating an incision during a breast augmentation procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Implant Placement: Behind or Above the Muscle?

Should your implant be placed behind the muscle or in front of the muscle? Dr. Paul Vitenas Jr. discusses the pros of the dual-plane technique. WATCH VIDEO

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