Paul N. Vitenas, MD, FACS
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Director of Vitenas Cosmetic SurgeryHouston, TX
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Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Paul Vitenas, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. is the founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, and Houston Surgery Center. In 1990, after graduating from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Dr. Vitenas came to Houston to begin his private practice. Today, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery’s 15,000 square foot, state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery center, and adjoining medical spa, are considered one of the country’s foremost medical aesthetic practices.
Dr. Vitenas brings close to 30 years of plastic surgery experience to each procedure. Over time, he has developed his own, innovative techniques, all marked by his personalized surgical style; making him one of the most sought after aesthetic providers in the state of Texas. His work has been featured in numerous medical journals, as well as popular beauty publications such as Allure, Glamour, and Self Magazine.
The recipient of many awards, Dr. Vitenas has recently received recognition as the Best Single Physician Practice, a Top Ten Plastic Surgeons in Middle American, a Texas Super Doctor, and a Top Doctor on RealSelf, as well as an Angie’s List Super Service Award. Above all, Dr. Vitenas is honored by patient-nominated accolades. Over the years these have included multiple Patient’s Choice Awards, being named among America’s Most Compassionate Doctors, and receiving the CMUS Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery would not be the thriving practice that it is today without assistance from the Houston community. As a way to give back to the area, Dr. Vitenas works with a variety of local and national charities, such as the Houston United Way, Toys for Tots, and SillyBox. Dr. Vitenas routinely partners with Houston’s small business community, helping to give clients their best experience, all while adding to the growth of our great city.
Intensely dedicated to his patients, Dr. Vitenas provides individually tailored care to each individual, starting from the moment they walk into the office. While plastic surgery alone cannot change lives, Dr. Vitenas and his experienced staff know that when a patient has realistic expectations and a deep motivation for change, the final results can be extraordinary. To meet these aesthetic goals, every patient receives a uniquely designed treatment plan, created to walk them through their procedure, step-by-step.
With the ultimate goal of dramatic, yet natural-appearing results, Dr. Vitenas accentuates and elevates each patient’s organic beauty. Combining his artistic eye, meticulous attention to detail, and love for science, Dr. Vitenas has the experience, skill, and creativity to bring out the intrinsic splendor that resides inside everyone. Some of the most popular procedures include breast augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck and Vaginal Rejuvenation.
Dr. Vitenas and the staff at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery are looking forward to assisting you in this journey towards your personal best. Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Vitenas to discuss your aesthetic wishes and goals. No matter how large or small the change, we at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery are committed to providing the superior care you desire and deserve. We appreciate this opportunity to be a part of your beautiful history.
Professional & Academic Titles
- Director of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Tulane University
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Years of Experience
- 30 years of experience
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
Experience and Expertise
Dr. Paul Vitenas's Top Procedures
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Questions and Answers
The outpatient procedure is performed by Dr. Vitenas under general anesthesia administered by our board-certified anesthesiologist. Depending on your unique situation and the technique used, breast surgery can take from one to two hours. Once the anesthesia has been administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Vitenas will meticulously place the predetermined incisions: Inframammary: A 1-2 inch incision along the breast crease, providing a wide access point to place larger silicone or gummy bear implants. This incision placement has been shown to produce the least amount of complications in breast augmentation surgery and is now used in over 87% of all breast augmentation procedures worldwide.
Most swelling will diminish over the first two to three weeks. However, residual swelling can continue for six to twelve months. Most patients can resume light activities in only a day or two, returning to work in two to three days. Strenuous activities, exercise, and heavy lifting need to be postponed for four to six weeks. Through his 30 years of experience, Dr. Vitenas has developed a very precise dissection technique that creates the correct size pocket for each implant, thereby negating the necessity of wearing a bra during the first six weeks of healing. This enables the breast pocket to heal without restriction, allowing the implant to shift organically in the chest for a natural-looking breast. During your post-op follow-up appointments, Dr. Vitenas will monitor your healing progression and discuss when you may start wearing a bra.
The abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical technique used to eliminate unsightly skin and fat of the abdomen in order to restore a more youthful shape. During the procedure, C-section scars can be removed, the groin area reshaped, and the anterior abdomen wall muscles tightened. There are a variety of techniques for abdominoplasty including the full tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck, and a combination of procedures along with liposuction.
Dr. Vitenas uses the “super wet” technique for liposuction. For this technique, the treatment area is first infused with a solution containing saline, Lidocaine, and epinephrine which causes the fat to become swollen and firm. A small cannula, or hollow tube, is then inserted through small half-inch incisions and the fat is suctioned out. The super wet technique allows for the safe removal of large volumes of fat without the need for blood transfusions.
Having an opportunity to help patients look and feel their best is an incredibly rewarding way for me to contribute to society positively.
Paul N. Vitenas, MD, FACS
Practice and Location
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Tulane University School of Medicine, Jan 1990
- Tulane University School of Medicine (1989)
- Tulane University of Louisiana (1983)
- American Cleft Palate-Cranio-Facial Association
- American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow American College of Surgeons
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Castle Connolly Top Doctors
- Consumer's Research Council of America's Top Plastic Surgeon
- Houston's Top Doctors
- Houston's Top Doctors for Women
- MedEsthetics' Best Single Physician Practice
- Patients' Choice Award