San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
555 East Basse Rd. , Suite 201
San Antonio, Texas 78209 US
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5 out of 5 stars Orthognathic Surgery

Nothing short of exceptional!!

The service I received from Dr. Jose Barrera and his team was nothing short of exceptional!! I had lower jaw surgery to move my jaw forward and put my jaw joints back into place after an accident when I was a child. A huge surgery for me! He has such a wonderful nature about him, explaining everything in such detail, reassuring me that all would be fully corrected when we were finished. He...

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

As he had explained it took several weeks for the results that he and I both wanted and they are wonderful.

Dr. Barrera was very knowledgeable explained exactly what was going to happen with the procedure and the expected results. His staff made me feel comfortable and eased my anxiety about the procedure. I recommend him highly.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Awesome result , I'm very happy

My experience with Dr Barrera was better than I expected , im very happy with the result of a mini facelift. It's only being 4 weeks after my surgery, and my face looks amazing, every one says I look 10 years younger, and I feel amazing . Dr Barrera and his staff treated me very well, and I feel happy.

5 out of 5 stars Restylane Silk

Great experience with Dr Barrera !!!

Awesome dr ! I had restylane injections on my upper eyelid . Can't be happier. He is very skilled . He takes his time to talk to you , answer your questions and explain everything you need to know. He is a keeper. I will have more procedures that I need to do and he will be my surgeon for sure.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Who looks better at 50 than she did at 40? &; This woman! - San Antonio, TX

Amazing experience! I had a rhinoplasty, chin implant and a chin/neck lift and I couldn't be happier. I had the surgery in August and waited until everything had settled before writing the review. The nose procedure was painless- no kidding. The absolute worst part was having the tubes in my nose for a week. Necessary but uncomfortable. (as you would expect with something up your nose...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Feeling Blessed-Rhinoplasty, San Antonio

18 years ago, I was in an abusive relationship which resulted in my nose being fractured twice and left deformed. Since then, there has not been a day that has gone by where I have not looked in the mirror and been reminded of that terrible time in my life, and wished I could do something to change it. I put it off for so many years because finding the right surgeon, someone I could trust, was...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Thrilled with my Lower Facelift. San Antonio, TX

Dr. Barrera is the best! He was very patient with me and spent a great deal of time answering and re-answering my many questions. He has a very reassuring and comforting manner. Dr. Barrera saw me 3 times in the office before surgery at my request, before surgery at the hospital, after surgery in my room and again the next morning before I was discharged.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

58 Year Old with Sagging Neck and Jowls - San Antonio, TX

Dr. Barrera was great! I liked him as soon as I met him. He impressed me as being very intelligent and highly experienced. He listened to my concerns of sagging neck and jowls and I'm glad I decided to go with his recommendations. Dr. Barrera gave me realistic expectations and walked me through the whole process on my initial visit so I knew what to expect. I'm only three weeks post op from my Facelift procedure and so far I love the results.

5 out of 5 stars Sleep Apnea Treatment

37 Year Old, Sleep Apnea and 10year CPAP User - San Antonio, TX

I love how Dr. Barrera runs his practice. He is always on time, the staff is highly efficient, he sits and listens as long as you want to talk, and he provides very educated, wise counsel. This doctor is brilliant, and it shows in his analysis, opinions, and surgery. You are in very good hands with him, and if anyone has given you another opinion, I would go see Dr. Barrera, and I would trust his over any others I have seen. If he can't help for whatever reason, I have full confidence that he would share that. But if can help, he'll tell you that too.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

33 Years Old, VERY Happy with my New Nose! San Antonio, TX

Very minimal bruising and swelling during recovery and the appearance of my new nose is even BETTER than I had even imagined! Dr. Barrera listened carefully to what I wanted my nose to look like (and not look like),did exactly what I asked for, he answered all of my questions, was always available when needed, and his staff is amazing. The office manager, Dena, was so kind, patient, and helpful and replied quickly to all of my phone calls and emails. I would recommend Dr. Jose Barrera to anyone looking for an ENT or facial surgeon who truly cares for his patients and is an expert in his field. Bedside manner is excellent. I have not one complaint. This doctor is brilliant.Thank you so much Dr. Barrera and staff! I am so grateful!

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

Personal Statement

Dr. José Barrera is a triple board certified surgeon whose mission is to deliver exemplary surgical service, while maintaining convenient, efficient and pleasant patient care. Our mission derives from our experience, training, and artistic sense of Facial Plastic Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

Super Doctors Texas 2016
RealSelf TOP 100, 2014
Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology for Service, 10 years
Young Investigator Award, American College of CHEST Physicians

Professional Recognitions:
Dr. Mary JoAnn Devine Research Poster Award, Society of Military Otolaryngologists
President, Society of Military Otolaryngologists
Special Experience Designation, Master Surgeon, USAF
Special Experience Designation, Academic Surgeon, USAF
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Barrera has hospital affiliations at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center, Cumberland Surgical Hospital, San Antonio Military Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Biochemistry, US Air Force Academy
    Medical: MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Sleep Medicine and Surgery, Stanford University
    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Treatments offered at Texas Facial Plastic Surgery and ENT

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Neck lift. What are my options? Can fillers be used? (Photo)

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Is a Facelift the Only Answer for Marionette Lines and Jowls?

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Neck help please? (Photo)

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At 25, would a facelift be the thing I am looking for to remove a double chin and a fatty jawline? (Photo)

The goal of facelift surgery is to improve the jawline, remove excessive fat and skin from around the neck as well as lift the descended layer of fat... READ MORE

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Laser Resurfacing for Acne and Damaged Skin

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