HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an annual report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of people receiving breast augmentation surgery increased by 4 percent in 2011. In fact, in areas like Houston, breast augmentation surgeries have increased steadily over the last three years.
However, as the number of breast augmentation surgeries increases, so does the number of uncertified surgeons performing them. That's why it's important for those considering this procedure to find a certified expert surgeon they can trust.
For Houston plastic surgeon Leo Lapuerta, M.D., nothing is more important than gaining a patient's trust. Dr. Lapuerta is a triple board certified, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and as one of only a few other surgeons in the area with this distinction, his patients say they feel at ease in his expert hands.
"The fun thing about plastic surgery is that you get to help so many people…I love my job," says Dr. Lapuerta. "My office is great! A friendly, helpful staff, paintings, art work—everything is focused on making my patients comfortable."
As a surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas in Houston and lookyounger.net, Dr. Lapuerta approaches breast augmentation surgery with an aesthetic philosophy. He views each patient as a unique person with individual needs while considering how a particular procedure will complement their entire body.
According to client testimonials, Dr. Lapuerta's work has been described as "life changing." Clients have also described the surgeon and his staff as "gifted and caring," "professional," "informative," and "comforting."
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure done to enhance the size and shape of the breasts using breast implants, filled with saline or silicone. This procedure has surpassed liposuction as the #1 cosmetic procedure in America due to its 95 percent satisfaction rate.
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. He also performs cosmetic surgery procedures at St. Joseph Hospital, Southeast Memorial Hospital, and St Luke's Episcopal Hospital. For more information please visit www.lookyounger.net.
Leo Lapuerta, M.D.
1919 La Branch St. Houston, TX 77002
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