dr-fortesAbout Dr. Fortes

“Utilizing the latest advances in plastic surgery, we can give our patients the results they deserve.”
Dr. Fortes is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. He has had one of the most extensive training periods of 8 years in surgical residency, including 3 years of specialization in plastic surgery at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.

Houston Top Plastic Surgeon Doctors

H Magazine: Dr. Paul Fortes , Houston’s Top Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fortes has always been at the top of his class at every level of his education, including graduating Magna Cum Laude from Rice University. He was also selected for membership into the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while at Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently a Diplomat of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is fluent in Spanish.

Fluent in Spanish / Espanol

Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr Fortes’ Credentials

The Aesthetic Center For Plastic Surgery, LLP
Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

Professional Education

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago
  • General Surgery
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas

Professional Acknowledgement

  • Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery in Houston
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Member
  • Honors Evaluation (9 Medical School Courses)
  • Merit Attendance
  • Western Surgical Association Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • Merit Award
  • In-Service Exam in Plastic Surgery: Top score Nationwide
  • Certification in CO2 Laser Surgery
  • Erbium Laser Surgery
  • Alexaudrite Laser

Premedical Education

  • Rice University, Houston, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry
  • Graduate, Magna cum laude
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Medical Education

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Medicine 1986-1990
  • Graduated with honors; member Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Honor Society


  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 1990-1991


  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 1991-1995
  • Chief Resident in General Surgery, 1995

Professional Organization

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)<
  • Fellow, International College of Surgeons (FICS)
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)


  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1995-1998 Chief Resident in
  • Plastic Surgery, 1998

Medical Licensure

  • 1990 Texas

Medical Honors

  • Honors Evaluations: 9 Courses in Medical School Merit Attendance: Western Surgical Association Meeting San Antonio, TX, 1992
  • Merit Award: Highest Score, In-Service Examination, 1993

Research Activities

  • Biomechanical Characteristic of the MITEK Anchors, for Facial Reconstruction, 1995
  • In-Vivo Effects of Tamoxifen on Fibrous Dysplasia in Nude Mice, 1992-1993

Hospital Privileges

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal, Memorial Hospital, SW Memorial City, Memorial Hermann-Fort Bend Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City,Methodist Hospital, Methodist Sugarland, Oprex Surgery Center, Park Plaza Hospital, Spring Branch Medical Center, Methodist Hospital

Presentations, Abstracts and Publications

  • Chapter: Ear Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery Secrets, 1998
  • Aesthetic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton
  • NMH Grand Rounds, 1997
  • Modifying Expanded Flap Design: A Change in Thinking Based on 15-Year Experience with Pediatric Tissue Expansion
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons 37th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 1997
  • Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity NMH Grand Rounds, 1997
  • Eyelid Reconstruction NMH Grand Rounds, 1996
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction NMH Grand Rounds, 1996
  • Chemical Peels, Laser and Injectables NMH Grand Rounds, 1996
  • Microsurgery Principles NMH Grand Rounds, 1995
  • Surgical Aspects of Melanoma BUMC Grand Rounds, 1994
  • Wound Healing BUMC Grand Rounds, 1993