Dr. Derek Lou, MD

Dr. Derek Lou, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. Derek Lou, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

915 Gessner Rd Ste 470

Houston, TX 77024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Wound Repair
more than 52% of peers
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
more than 41% of peers
Excision of Skin Lesion
more than 28% of peers

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Dr. Lou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lou "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lou "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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  • 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

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spider Veins
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrinkles


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • 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)
  • 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 Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Indiana University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Indiana University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lou to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Lou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Houston, TX |
Excellent doctor. Skilled, compassionate and professional . His staff is kind and very accommodating.
Houston, TX |
I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr Lou. I have used him for treatment of the frown lines, etc .and he had consistently done an excellent job. I have been several other places and he is the only one so far who has not used too much resulting in droopines , or done it unevenly etc. He listens carefully to to concerns and provides options for treating other areas (fillers vs something more invasive) and does not try to upset a costly procedure, which is what physicians should do .
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Lou is an unbelievable God sent and his staff true angels !! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your awesomeness job well done! And making me feel like princess again! Love always Glo ~
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Lou truly cares about the outcome of his patient care. I chose him and have been consistently happy with his awesome care. The staff, especially Erica, are always friendly and quite informative. Lodi’s to this practice!
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Lou, has been absolutely amazing. He and Erica have been extremely patient with me, and I must say, they've shown much concern for me and my health. He doesn't believe in rushing into a procedure for a paycheck. He takes his time to know what he's dealing with before scheduling procedures. I am so extremely blessed to have found Dr. Lou.
Katy, TX |
Great staff and definitely great doctor. Love!
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. Lou accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lou has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist West Hospital
18500 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77094
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Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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