Houston Plastic Surgeon
915 Gessner, 470 Medical Plaza #3
Houston, Texas 77024 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Almost 40 Year Young in Desperate Need of a New Body. Houston, TX

For the past 10 years i was contemplating a tummy tuck to delete and correct the damage cause during my pregnancy. My son is 13 now and I made a resolution to have the best shape ever by the time I turn 40. Well, I have a whole year to keep working on my image and make my dream come true..Be the best and feel the best. With a background in the health field the name of Dr. Lou was familiar and...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Love my Tummy Tuck & Lipo - Houston

Dr. L is very detailed. He took twice the time as other doctors to explain each step of the tummy tuck/lipo process to me, which was very important. I really trust him and couldn't be happier with my results. One thing to note: His practice is not "flashy" like the doctor that did my lift (which was a negative to me at first); however, I am so thankful I went with less flash and a doctor I trust completely that delivered great results!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

Tummy Tuck Revision - WOW!! Awesome!! POSTED NEW PICTURES.....

I went to Tijuana, MX in January 2012 to have a Tummy Tuck, Lipo, Fat Transfer and Hernia repair. I had everything done and was very pleased with my results from the Lipo and Fat Transfer. The Dr. in Tijuana didn't remove enough fat from my stomach and my stomach started getting bigger over the year. I decided to get Lipo and consulted a few PS, all of which said the Lipo would be enough. I went to Dr. Lou and he told me upfront that Lipo alone wouldn't be enough to achieve the look and results I wanted. He told me that a Tummy Tuck Revision would give me the results I wanted. I'm very very pleased with the results. I love my results from Dr. L. So glad I decided to use him. And the staff at Special Surgery was EXCELLENT. Overall I have had a WONDERFUL experience, and my recovery and follow-up has been great! Thanks Dr. L (I will post my after pictures this weekend)

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

4 Kids with a Saggy Tummy - Houston, TX

Dr. Lou was awesome he transformed my tummy back to it's pre child form. He also performed a breast lift and implant exchange and it too looks amazing. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a mommy make over. You deserve to regain the confidence you once had prior to your bundles of joy and Dr. Lou can help you regain that.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Best Plastic Surgeon in Houston

I need to have my breasts reduced to hlp my back. I met with several surgeons and Dr. Lou was the most highly rated and the one who made me feel most comfortable with the procedure. I was a bit hesitant about doing it but now I couldn't be happier with the results. His practice took care of everything, including insurance. He also has extensive care after the procedure, when most docs just...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Swelling - Houston, TX

So far so good just frustrated that it hurts to move. I maybe doing too much too soon. I started driving after one week of surgery. how long til I can buy new clothes? The clothes I have now don't even fit I am scared I will continue eating bad and not keeping weight off. I hate wearing the tight under clothes

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Pleased - Houston, TX

Dr Lou is an awesome doctor that thoroughly talks with you so that both of you are on the same page about surgery expectations. This will ensure that you are really happy with the results of your surgery. Highly recommend!!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Great 1st Time Botox Experience - Houston, TX

I went in for Botox for the first time and was a bit nervous. Dr. L was very thorough in his explanation of the process, expected results and post injection care. He answered my questions and concerns. Although the procedure was quick, he made sure to talk me through each step and didn't deny that it will sting and can be slightly uncomfortable. Knowing that for a treatment as commonplace today as Botox, I received this level of care and professionalism, any future needs, cosmetic or necessary, will definitely have Dr. L at the top of my list.

Mommy Makeover- Gummy Bear

Dr. Lou and his staff took hours explaining everything to me. They did not rush through anything and were extremely helpful.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Harvard University
    Medical: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, lndiana University
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, lndiana University

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What is the Difference Between Submuscular and Partial Submuscular Implants?

Submuscular breast implant placement is more often performed currently as a partial submuscular placement. The pectoralis muscle is detached from its... READ MORE

Will I Definitely Encapsulate Because I Had a Seroma?

Short answer: yes, you are at higher risk for capsular contracture if you have a seroma or hematoma. I would not hesistate to proceed with appropriate... READ MORE

At 7 weeks my implants seem to have moved medially and to the bottom. Do I Have Symmastia?

Again, thank you for the pictures, they do show exactly what you are concerned about. I agree that your implants are not in the midline or... READ MORE

Scar Tissue Removal After Tendon Repair to Index Finger

The two knots that you are feeling may be related to retained sutures from the last surgery. I would have your surgeon take a look at it. READ MORE

Am I Being Realistic with the Breast Augmentation Results I Want?

To achieve the results in the picture you will need a lift combined with augmentation. Given your current anatomy, you have a bit more breast skin... READ MORE

Should I Feel my Breast Implant Move at This Stage& Why Does my Breast Look This Way?

At 22 days postop you still have quite a bit of swelling and so it is very difficult to determine how your asymmetry will play out once your breasts... READ MORE

4 Months Post Lipo: Should I Still Be Swollen and Unable to See New Shape?

At four months your body should have completely recovered from standard liposuction, and you should have your eventual shape and silhouette,... READ MORE

Are my Breast Implant Scars Abnormal?

Dr. Tholen is absolutely right, the cords you see should resolve on their own after a few weeks. I also advise patients to apply warm compresses to... READ MORE

Can I Correct Breast Pocket w/o Surgery 3 Weeks Post Op?

Implants moving out of intended position early in the postoperative period are a cause for concern, but you would require a formal evaluation to truly... READ MORE

Should I Purchase the "Extra" Warranty?

I absolutely recommend the warranty- it covers your implants for life, covers the surgery costs (including surgeon fees), and only costs $100. In... READ MORE

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