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Derek C. Lou, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Houston, TX

Derek C. Lou, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Lou Plastic SurgeryMedical Doctor1155 Dairy Ashford Road, Houston, TX 77079

About Derek C. Lou, MD

Dr. Derek Lou is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon who proudly provides excellent and life-changing aesthetic surgery outcomes from his private practice, Lou Plastic Surgery, in Houston, TX. A native Texan, Dr. Lou is dedicated to helping patients in the greater Houston Metropolitan area attain the results they desire while feeling fully informed about their options. Dr. Lou was one of nine medical humanitarians honored as a 2018 recipient of the RealSelf fellowship grant for his upcoming trip to Mexico with the Crystal Foundation. Ever-focused on making a difference in the lives of each patient, Dr. Lou has staffed Lou Plastic Surgery with an experienced, compassionate team that works together to make dreams come true. From Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, Dr. Lou offers more than 40 comprehensive aesthetic surgeries to help his patients achieve their ultimate goals. Dr. Lou is a skilled, multi-faceted surgeon with training and experience performing a full spectrum of reconstructive, plastic, and cosmetic surgery procedures. A regular contributor to Realself.com and the recipient of numerous five-star reviews on the same platform, Dr. Lou is considered especially talented in the performance of breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast reduction, and lift procedures, such as arm and lower body lifts. In years 2013 through 2016, Dr. Derek Lou earned the prestigious Super Service Award by Angie’s List for providing excellent service in the aesthetic surgery industry as determined by a plethora of five-star reviews on the website known as Angie’s List. In addition to his humanitarian efforts, Dr. Lou is proud to support and participate in the Crystal Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by Dr. R. Scott Yarish. The Crystal Foundation has been providing medical and surgical care for the underserved areas around Guerrero, Mexico. The foundation’s primary role is performing reconstructive surgery for children and adults with birth deformities who otherwise would not be able to receive any care at all. In 2018, Dr. Lou was the recipient of the Realself fellow award for humanitarianism and expanding global access to reconstructive surgery and advanced medical care because of his involvement in the Crystal Foundation.

Professional Title


Top Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Lift
  • Breast Lift
  • Cervicoplasty
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Closed Rhinoplasty
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty
  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Kybella®
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microneedling with Radiofrequency (RF)
  • Mid-Facelift
  • Mini-Facelift
  • Open Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Hair Loss
  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
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Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Years of Experience

17 years of experience


  • Undergraduate School: Harvard University
  • Graduate School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship in General Plastic Surgery


  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • English

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  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons


  • AMA Physician’s Recognition Award
  • Super Service Award
  • Award for Academic Excellence

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