Leopoldo Lapuerta, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas
1919 La Branch Street
Houston, TX 77002

About Dr. Leopoldo Lapuerta

Cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Lapuerta is a triple board certified, plastic & reconstructive surgeon who sees patients in Houston, Perland, and Katy, 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, St. Catherine’s Hospital and Memorial City Hospital.

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.

Credentials of Dr. Leopoldo Lapuerta

Stanford University

Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

General Surgery Residency:
St. John Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship:
St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX

Professional Certifications:
Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
Board Certified, Surgery of the Hand

Societies, Memerships, Affiliations:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
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

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Location & Map for Dr. Leopoldo Lapuerta

Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas
1919 La Branch Street
Houston, TX 77002

Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

2360 County Road 94
Suite 104
Perland, TX 77584

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Testimonials from the patients of Dr. Leopoldo Lapuerta

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

All of you have been so nice in such a thoughtful way, it’s hard to find a way to thank each one of you today…but hopefully this will show at least, in part the many warm and grateful thoughts this brings straight from the heart. It means alot to have a doctor who is gifted and caring as you are. Hope you know how much you are appreciated. God bless!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

I am super happy with my results, as always everyone was helpful and encouraging and I am pleased with my results.

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

I want to start by wishing yall a Merry Christmas. I hope all your wishes come true, and also, Happy New Year. Thank you so much for being a great practice you and your staff is very professional, you don’t have any idea how much you help me with my self esteem, even though I know, there is still alot of work to do…and that will take time. This procedure was a life changing for myself and I thank you and your staff for your gentle care before and after I got my surgery done.

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

I could not be more happy and excited about my procedure. Dr. Lapuerta, Brandi, and Dawn are amazing! I was very nervous about it, but once I stepped foot in the office, I immediately felt at ease. I look GREAT! I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I live over an hour away and I have visited many doctors, I chose Dr. Lapuerta because of his expertise and techniques. It was well worth the drive! YOU GUYS ROCK!

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

I returned to Dr. Lapuerta for a second procedure. I am extremely satisfied with my breast augmentation! Dr. Leo Lapuerta and his staff are always attentive and caring. I couldn’t have found a better doctor or staff. They continually exceed my expectations. I am sincerely thankful for them. As always, my patient coordinator Brandi, is the best!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Excellent overall everything! Wish I would have done it years ago! I am afraid of pain and had a great experience, little pain. Dr. Lapuerta and his staff are awesome! That’s why I drove from Katy to his office. It is worth the drive. Thanks Ladies and Dr. Leo!!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Will be back to complete transformation, outstanding experience! Staff and Nurses all friendly and informative, very comforting, they really care.

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Thank you so much to Dr. Lapuerta, Brandi, Dawn and the rest of the staff. Everyone has been exceptional. I was a little concerned I may need a lift as well after 2 kids and a breast pump getting a hold of my tatas. But Dr. Lapuerta thought that the implants themselves would lift them enough. Not only was he right, but saved me money and additional scarring. I love my new look and couldn’t be happier. Thanks again!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Very satisfied with the courtesy I was treated with. Very professional and kind personnel. Thank you so much! Dr. Lapuerta, you and your staff are awesome!

Testimonial for Procedure: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Great Physician; wonderful staff. I would recommend Dr. Lapuerta to anyone who needed a tummy tuck. I am completely satisfied with my results. Brandi and Nurse Dawn are great people and very supportive through the entire process! Awesome guys!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Awesome is such a mediocre word for what you are. Hands down- you totally rock! You cannot know how much I appreciate you and your personal attention. You are simply awesome. The medical attention ans aftercare that I have received is incredible. Thank you so much. You, and your fabulous staff, are wonderful and I look forward to Round 2 in December!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

To know you is to know people who are kind, considerate, and thoughtful. To know you is to be grateful for the special things you do. For everything you’ve done…for the special people that you are…thank you very much. You all are beyond awesome! Thank you so much for all that you have done. You are FABULOUS!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Lapuerta and Staff,
I wanted to thank you and your amazing staff for all your gentle care before, during and after my surgery. Thank you for my new body and new found self confidence.
P.S. Brandi is an amazing Patient Coordinator!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Everyone in the office made me feel so comfortable with the decision I was making. Dr. Lapuerta and all the staff never made me feel rushed at any of my appointments. Everyone would answer my questions and double check that I was comfortable or needed anything. Thanks to everyone for making this such an EASY process. My confidence has skyrocketed and I could not be happier with the results. Again thank you to everyone!!!

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

I was a little insecure about the distance but the treatment I received was excellent especially from Brandi but above all Dr. Lapuerta The doctor confirmed that it would be easy and his professionalism was transparent from the first day.
Thank you for your excellent service.

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

I was apprehensive about having the surgery. I searched for years before chosing a physician. I am very pleased with the results of my breast augmentation. Dr. Lapuerta and his staff are very professional and compassionate. Dr. Lapuerta will answer all your questions candidly. I strongly recommend all of my friends and family choose him for any plastic surgery they may be considering. He is the best!

Procedures performed by Dr. Leopoldo Lapuerta

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Necklift
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
  • Sculptra® Aesthetic
  • Skin Medica™
  • Skincare
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Spider Vein Therapy
  • Belt Lipectomy
  • Brachioplasty (upper arm lift)
  • Liposuction
  • Juvederm™
  • Fat Injection to Buttocks
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Body Contouring
  • Body Lift
  • BOTOX®
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift and Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Browlift (Forehead Lift)
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Fat Grafts to the Face
  • Thigh Lift

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