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Paul N. Vitenas, MD, FACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Paul N. Vitenas, MD, FACS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Vitenas Cosmetic SurgeryMedical Doctor4208 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77027950.97 miles

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View 23 Befores & Afters for Chin Augmentation, Breast Augmentation with Implants, Male Breast Reduction Solutions and 7 more

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Top procedures performed by Paul N. Vitenas, MD, FACS

Chin Augmentation Before, Female 76 - 1877Chin Augmentation After, Female 76 - 1877

Chin Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation with Implants Before, Female 33 - 289Breast Augmentation with Implants After, Female 33 - 289

Breast Augmentation with Implants

Male Breast Reduction Solutions Before, Male 22 - 1880Male Breast Reduction Solutions After, Male 22 - 1880

Male Breast Reduction Solutions

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Before, Female 29 - 287Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) After, Female 29 - 287

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Osseous Genioplasty for Chin Deformity Before, Female 18 - 1876Osseous Genioplasty for Chin Deformity After, Female 18 - 1876

Osseous Genioplasty for Chin Deformity

Facelift Before, Female 65 - 1875Facelift After, Female 65 - 1875

Facelift

Liquid Rhinoplasty Before, Female 33 - 1874Liquid Rhinoplasty After, Female 33 - 1874

Liquid Rhinoplasty

Blepharoplasty Before, Male 58 - 1466Blepharoplasty After, Male 58 - 1466

Blepharoplasty

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Liposuction

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About Paul N. Vitenas, MD, FACS

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.

Professional Title

Director of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery

Top Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Arm Lift
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox
  • Botox for Dimpled Chin
  • Botox for Hyperhidrosis
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty)
  • Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation with Implants
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Removal (Explantation)
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Buccal Fat Removal (Cheek Reduction)
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Lift
  • Calf Augmentation
  • Calf Implant
  • Cheek Augmentation (Cheek Implants)
  • Cheek Augmentation with Fat Transfer
  • Cheek Augmentation with Fillers
  • Cheek Surgery
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Chin Augmentation with Soft Tissue Fillers
  • Closed Rhinoplasty
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Facelift
  • Fraxel® Repair
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Lip Augmentation Solutions
  • Lip Augmentation and Injections
  • Lip Augmentation with Autologen
  • Lip Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Liquid Rhinoplasty
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery)
  • Male Breast Reduction Solutions
  • Male Chest Augmentation Overview
  • Neck Lift
  • Open Rhinoplasty
  • Osseous Genioplasty for Chin Deformity
  • Otoplasty
  • Restylane®
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Temporary Lip Fillers
  • Thigh Lift
  • Thigh Lift Surgery
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Ultrasound Skin Tightening
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Vaginoplasty
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Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Years of Experience

32 years of experience

Education

  • Undergraduate School: Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Graduate School: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Breast Augmentation Performed?

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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.

What to Expect from your Breast Augmentation Recovery?

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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.

What is an abdominoplasty procedure?

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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.

What happens during the liposuction procedure?

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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.

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Credentials

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Cleft Palate-Cranio-Facial Association
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Houston's Top Doctors
  • MedEsthetics' Best Single Physician Practice
  • Consumer's Research Council of America's Top Plastic Surgeon
  • Houston's Top Doctors for Women
  • Patients' Choice Award

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