Sugar Land Plastic Surgeon
1111 Highway 6, Suite 174
Sugar Land, Texas 77478 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Remove Bilateral Breast Axillary Under Armpit is is secretary. ...i did not feel any pain at all following the procedure ...the only discomfort is my throat...which came from me having breathing tube down my throat to help my breathe..i would definitely recommend him to any one...i was very comfortable with him....he showed much concerns. ...thanks dr.stapenhorst. ...

4 out of 5 stars Liposuction

50 Yr Old Female, Used SonoBello to Remove Belly Fat Waist, Upper/lower Abs, and Hips - Bellaire, TX

Dr. Stapenhorst is a very matter of fact type surgeon. He's great at what he does, but is a man of few words. There was a slight disconnect, I felt. During the procedure there were a couple times that the pain was very sharp (you're awake, mind you) and I jerked a little out of reflex. He told me to "stop moving", and that was that. I felt a little overwhelmed, but not comfortable enough to say anything. I'm happy I have great results because I don't think I'd want to have to do it again any time soon.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

30 Years Old, Two Kids, Wanted my Dancer Body Back! - Houston, TX

Dr. David was so professional and informative. He's has years of experience and was very caring and personable. He made my experience wonderful. My results are phenomenal and it's only 1 week! I can't wait to see my 3 month stomach!

28 Year Old Mom of 2, Having a Tummy Tuck & Breast Lift W/implants - Sugarland, TX

So far he seems a little dry, but I don't need him to have a great personality. I just need him to do a great job! The office is not as glitzy as the two others I visited, it seems a bit more humble. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but I'm praying everything will come out as expected. My pre-op is scheduled for Aug 5th, so I will give more of an update on the office & doctor.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

From Frowning to Fabulous - Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Stapenhorst is a kind, caring person. My results are amazing!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Experience and Results - Sugar Land, TX

After years of thinking about it, finally pulled the trigger on breast augmentation. Found a great doctor, got 350 cc silicone after much research on the options. It's two weeks out, I am so thrilled. Recovery was easy. I don't plan to have the FDA recommended MRIs to check for breakage until 10 or more years out unless I have or hear of a great reason. My doctor used the "pastry...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Free. Mention RealSelf

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Stapenhorst has hospital affiliations at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Surgery Center, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Bioengineering, Texas A&M University
    Medical: MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Diastasis Recti Repair Necessary?

There is no medical necessity to a diastasis repair, and the widening of the muscles after pregnancy will likely not cause problems later in life.... READ MORE

I have a very high belly button. Where will scar go? (photos)

I would recommend that the tummy tuck incision be placed at or slightly below the c-section scar. During surgery once the skin is elevated and the... READ MORE

Uneven breast- is surgery the only way to correct it? Is implants or breast lift the only way? Which is safer?

You are not alone, almost every woman I see in my practice has some degree of breast asymmetry. Correction of breast asymmetry can be accomplished... READ MORE

What are the different procedures that treat gynecomastia and which is best?

There are several different procedures for gynecomastia and each is suited to treating a different aspect of the condition. Liposuction is used to... READ MORE

I have very bad saggy skin in stomach. Is Tummy Tuck the only option?

A tummy tuck procedure is usually the best option to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. A liposuction procedure only addresses the... READ MORE

Is it necessary for me to have a lift with an augmentation surgery? (photos)

Thank you for your question. The important thing for you to do initially is to decide what your goals are for your surgery. You say that you do not... READ MORE

Recovery time frame for Breast Augmentation?

The amount of time to recover from a breast augmentation will vary from patient to patient, but here are some ranges that I see in my practice.... READ MORE

Are there any alternatives to a tummy tuck? If a tuck is the only solution, are there ways to minimize the scar? (photos)

Congratulations on your weight loss! Losing 90 pounds is quite an accomplishment and you should be proud. Based on the pictures you provided I think... READ MORE

Large Arms and Thin Face: Will Brachioplasty Even Out the Proportions?

Thank you for your question. Brachioplasty is a very good operation that will improve the appearance of the upper arms and at same time restore... READ MORE

Is Inner Thigh Lipo Apparopriate for Me? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. Based on the photo alone, you appear to be a candidate for inner thigh liposuction. However, a thorough examination by a... READ MORE

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