Paul Fortes, MD

“Plastic surgery is as much an art as it is a science. A plastic surgeon must have an artist’s sensibility as well as a scientist’s rigor in order to offer his patient the best results under the safest conditions. As a plastic surgeon by training and an artist by inclination and talent, I know that the best results are always customized and individually crafted. 

The best results in plastic surgery are never ‘cookie cutter’ or ‘off the rack.’ They should be one-of-a-kind, like the individuals that desire them. My approach in plastic surgery is like an artist’s approach to his blank canvas or the unmolded clay. Of course, the direction that is taken comes from a clear knowledge of the needs, values, dreams, and desires of the individual patient. 

I never lose sight of that! Once a clear vision is established, the plastic surgeon, as artist and scientist, can set in motion his plans to achieve safe and superior results with the greatest attention to precision and detail. Generic, commoditized, or ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches never achieve superior results in plastic surgery, much like ‘painting by number’ never results in a masterpiece. My greatest professional pride comes from customizing plans and crafting results that meet the unique needs and appearance goals of each patient. I offer my best to help patients achieve their best!”

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.

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.

I combine my artistic vision with the latest technical advances in plastic surgery to give my patients the results they deserve.

- Dr. Paul Fortes


2022 Super Doctor

Dr. Fortes is honored to be named a 2022 Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly for his 11th year! Only a select few have received this honor for this many years.

Being selected represents only 5% of doctors in a state or region and represent a list of outstanding physicians who must meet a stringent selection criteria. Being selected for this achievement is one that Dr. Fortes truly values and honors.

“I thank God every day that I get to do plastic surgery. Retirement will be a huge letdown.”

-Dr. Paul F. Fortes


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