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By closely listening to his patient’s needs and concerns, Dr. Courtney strives to deliver balanced, natural-looking results and outstanding patient care and always with patient safety as a priority.

Dr. Courtney: Artistry in aesthetics

With his aesthetic eye, meticulous attention to detail, and years of training, Dr. Courtney’s surgical precision and technical skills offer patients newfound confidence in their appearance. Serving the greater Houston area, Dr. Courtney is dedicated to understanding and attaining the personal cosmetic goals of his patients. With his warm, caring nature, he particularly enjoys being part of each patient’s journey and is honored to be a partner in boosting self-confidence.

Experience and education

A native of Texas, Dr. Courtney obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and went on to study medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. For more than a decade, Dr. Courtney underwent rigorous training through his residency and fellowship programs in general surgery and plastic surgery at The Texas Medical Center, an advanced plastic surgery center that is also one of the largest in the world. For these reasons, patients are drawn from all over the world for plastic surgery procedures at The Texas Medical Center.

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A background in complex procedures

During Dr. Courtney’s surgical residency, he spent years honing his technical and surgical skills at one of the busiest trauma centers in the country.

The experience gained through hundreds of complex operations exposed him to different approaches and techniques, allowing him to become well-equipped and qualified to perform intricate surgeries that require finesse.

Following an extensive residency, Dr. Courtney pursued additional three-year training at a distinguished plastic surgery fellowship program focused on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and body, making him a very distiguished plastic surgeon in Houston. 

Creating a reputation

Being fortunate to spend his entire medical and surgical training at the largest and highly renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Dr. Courtney was mentored by prominent and esteemed plastic surgeons.

It was during this time that he advanced his skills and proficiency in custom cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, having been called upon to perform very complex and technically challenging plastic surgery procedures.

Completing hundreds of surgeries and gaining progressive skills and techniques both surgical and non-surgical Dr. Courtney continues to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results.

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A personalized, compassionate approach to aesthetic surgery

Beyond his surgical skills, Dr. Courtney is dedicated to working closely with his patients to help achieve the ideal outcome. His process includes setting realistic expectations and providing personalized, compassionate guidance through each step of the plastic surgery process.

Dr. Courtney grew up in a household with three sisters, and his family background prepared him well for his career in aesthetic surgery. Now with two daughters, he understands the challenges and social pressure that women face especially mothers and connects with genuine compassion and understanding for his female patients. Being one of the top plastic surgeons in Houstin, Dr. Courtney closely listens and understands his patients’ needs and goals, developing a personalized surgical plan for each unique individual. He provides a high level of care before, during, and after the procedure.

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Q&A with Dr. Courtney

Why did you become a plastic surgeon?

During my fellowship, I was fascinated with reconstructive surgery — specifically breast reconstruction. I really connected with patients who were going through a difficult time, and comforting them was so rewarding. I then began treating the patient as a whole.

While I was training at M.D. Anderson and removing cancer daily, I found myself staying to watch the beautiful intricacy of reconstructive surgery. Cutting out cancer can leave a hole, both emotionally and physically. Creating beauty out of something taken from these patients taught me techniques applicable to every part of the body.

After mastering the art of breast reconstruction, I realized that extremely detailed surgery could also be applied to the lighthearted world of cosmetic surgery. This is what led me to cosmetic plastic surgery. I love seeing the confidence and dramatic transformation in my reconstruction and cosmetic patients.

What do you like most about being a plastic surgeon?

I like to see the immediate results after each procedure and the positive effect it has on patients. I enjoy working with my hands and operating from head to toe. I also find the diversity of plastic surgery to be fascinating, as each case is different.

What do you like to do in your leisure time when you are not operating or seeing patients?

I enjoy spending time with my family, quality time creating arts and crafts with my two daughters, and spending time outdoors.

What three words best describe you?

Patient, understanding, and relatable.

Why do patients choose you as their plastic surgeon, and what makes you different and unique?

Patients choose me because I am honest and truly have their best interest at heart. I give my patients realistic, reasonable expectations. I am constantly learning new techniques and strive to provide my patients with the latest procedure options. When patients choose me as their surgeon, I take care of them for life.

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