Dr. Derek Lou, MD

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Dr. Derek Lou, MD
Dr. Derek Lou is a plastic surgeon with extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He established a practice at the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in 2007 where he treats patients with a wide array of issues – from breast reconstruction and augmentation to body contouring and hand surgery. Dr. Lou was raised in Arlington, Texas and attended Trinity Valley School in Ft. Worth. He earned a degree in biology from Harvard University in 1995 and graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1999. He continued his medical training at Indiana University with a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in plastic surgery, which he completed in 2007. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Lou's Care Philosophy

As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, it is my singular goal to bring the benefits of plastic surgery to those who need it, and contrary to what you may have seen or heard, it can be for almost everyone. At first glance, plastic surgery may seem complicated, confusing, and mysterious. As a conscientious surgeon, my role is to help you understand whatever it is that you may need or want and whatever solutions that the art of plastic surgery may provide from breast augmentation, breast reconstructive surgery, to liposuction —in a way that makes sense and in a language that you understand. There are many plastic surgeons to choose from, and before settling on one, I believe it is critical that you should feel comfortable with both their skills and the way they treat you. I'm confident that after a visit to my office, you will not need to travel any further.It is the ability to help people feel better about themselves that drew me to a career in plastic surgery.

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    Lou Plastic Surgery915 Gessner Rd Ste 470
    Houston, TX 77024
    This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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    (713) 932-7290Get Directions

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    Dr. Lou's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lou to family and friends
    4.4
    based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Lou's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    Houston, TX |
    He did extensive work to remove excess skin after my weight loss. I'm very pleased with the results. He and his office staff are highly knowledgeable and very easy to work with.
    in Spring, TX |
    Awesome doctor and staff, very happy with my procedure would def recommend to everyone!
    in Houston, TX |
    I have been a patient of Dr.Lou for many years and I have never been anything but beyond satisfied! From Botox to Filler to Cosmetic and even Insurance related procedures, him and his staff have always treated me with the upmost respect and kindness. I would definitely recommend Lou Plastic Surgery to everyone!
    Spring, TX |
    I had a Breast Augmentation by Dr. Lou and completely happy with my results. Dr. Lou and his staff are amazing! He is the only Doctor I trust.
    Cypress, TX |
    I recently received Botox injections from Dr. Lou. As I have been injected by several Houston plastics, Dr. Lou has great technique in his administration. I typically experience pain, stinging and bruising when injected, but not with Dr. Lou. His method of injection was very steady, gentle and didn't hurt AT ALL! I will definitely be returning!
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    Dr. Derek Lou is a plastic surgeon with extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He established a practice at the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in 2007 where he treats patients with a wide array of issues – from breast reconstruction and augmentation to body contouring and hand surgery.

    Dr. Lou was raised in Arlington, Texas and attended Trinity Valley School in Ft. Worth. He earned a degree in biology from Harvard University in 1995 and graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1999. He continued his medical training at Indiana University with a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in plastic surgery, which he completed in 2007. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

    Dr. Lou's Care Philosophy

    As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, it is my singular goal to bring the benefits of plastic surgery to those who need it, and contrary to what you may have seen or heard, it can be for almost everyone.

    At first glance, plastic surgery may seem complicated, confusing, and mysterious. As a conscientious surgeon, my role is to help you understand whatever it is that you may need or want and whatever solutions that the art of plastic surgery may provide from breast augmentation, breast reconstructive surgery, to liposuction —in a way that makes sense and in a language that you understand.

    There are many plastic surgeons to choose from, and before settling on one, I believe it is critical that you should feel comfortable with both their skills and the way they treat you. I'm confident that after a visit to my office, you will not need to travel any further.It is the ability to help people feel better about themselves that drew me to a career in plastic surgery. 

    Dr. Lou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

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    Board Certifications

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    • Plastic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adult Acne
    • Age Spots
    • Breast Diseases
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetic Conditions
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Gynecomastia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Large Breasts
    • Localized Fat Deposits
    • Skin Aging
    • Skin Cancer
    • Spider Veins
    • Stretch Marks
    • Sun-Damaged Skin
    • Surgical Weight Loss
    • Wrinkles

    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

      Graduated in 1999

    • Residency Hospital
      Indiana University Hospital

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Indiana University Hospital

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      Harvard University

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Chinese
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Plastic Surgery
    • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
    • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
    • Facial Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
    • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

    Procedures Performed

    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Lift Surgery
    • Breast Procedure
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Collagen Injection
    • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
    • Cosmetic Procedure
    • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Skin Cancer
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Facelift
    • Facial Rejuvenation
    • Fat Grafting to the Body
    • Fat Reduction Procedure
    • Hair Removal
    • Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
    • Laser Office Procedure
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Mommy Makeover
    • Neck Lift
    • Skin Grafts
    • Skin and Tissue Reduction
    • Wound Repair
    • Wrinkle Removal