Meet Dr. Leo Lapuerta
Dr. Lapuerta is a triple board certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon who sees patients in Houston and Pearland, Texas. He performs cosmetic surgery procedures at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas, St. Joseph Hospital, Southeast Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Memorial City Hospital.
- Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
- Board Certified, Surgery of the Hand
- Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Fellow American College of Surgeons
- Member Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Texas Medical Society
- Harris County Medical Society
Hospital Privileges & Professional Appointments
- St. Joseph Hospital
- Southeast Memorial Hospital
- St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
- Memorial City Hospital
- Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas, Director
- Clinical Skin Care Center, Director
A bilingual Texan from San Antonio, whose family originated from Valencia, Spain, Dr. Lapuerta received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, completed a residency in general surgery at St. John Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan and completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston. After practicing in Atlantic City, he relocated to Houston where he has established his private, plastic surgery practice. He is married, enjoys golf, travel and has two Welsh Corgis, Duke & Lucy.
Dr. Lapuerta’s Aesthetic Philosophy
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lapuerta sees each patient as a unique individual with unique needs. He sees beyond the patient requesting a particular procedure to appreciate the whole person. While many plastic and cosmetic surgeons focus on surgery for one particular area, Dr. Lapuerta believes it is important to appreciate how a particular procedure will complement the entire body.
The aesthetic ability to appreciate the entire body and the skills necessary to specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body are the reasons Dr. Lapuerta chose plastic surgery as his field of practice. “The fun thing about plastic surgery is that you get to help so many people…I love my job!”
Patients are immediately put at ease with Dr. Lapuerta’s gentle manner and his sincere concern for their well-being. “My office is great! A friendly, helpful staff, paintings, art work—everything is focused on making my patients comfortable.” Dr. Lapuerta and his Houston office are focused on meeting your unique needs from your initial consultation through your recovery.
Academic & Charitable Involvement
He serves in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital as a member of the teaching faculty and is a regular guest lecturer to residents in the Baylor Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department. In addition, Dr. Lapuerta volunteers his services to economically challenged children born with functional and aesthetic malformations. He believes his academic involvement enhances his cosmetic practice by ensuring his knowledge and skills remain on the cutting edge.
Houston Plastic Surgery
Any type of surgery involves some degree of risk, and plastic surgery is no exception. Once you have made the decision to get closer to the body and face you want, you need to choose a skilled Houston plastic and cosmetic surgeon that you can trust throughout the entire process. An experienced cosmetic surgeon not only ensures that you’ll get incredible end results, but their level of expertise will also help ease your mind and ensure your comfort as you enter the operating room.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lapuerta, is board-certified, and utilizes the most current technology in all his procedures. Educated at Stanford University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Lapuerta has years of experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery including facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Dr. Lapuerta’s skill lies not only in his experience with each type of surgery, but also in his aesthetic eye. He can help you choose the specific procedure or combination of procedures that will give you the best end results, ensuring your total satisfaction.
At Dr. Lapuerta’s, we always look beyond the specific body part and consider the whole person. When you visit us, you’ll find we are a comprehensive practice, providing you with cosmetic surgeries for every part of your face and body. Every one of our patients is very important to us, and we are here to help you achieve the healthy, attractive body you’ve always wanted.
To meet Dr. Lapuerta, please contact the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas in Pearland, Texas today to set up an initial consultation.