Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Male | 56 years old
6560 Fannin St Ste 704
Houston, TX 77030
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Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
Dr. Eugene L. Alford MD FACS is a world renowned specialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery having authored more than 45 original peer reviewed articles, 14 original book chapters, and given over 100 invited lectures both nationally and internationally. He's served on the editorial board of 10 national medical journals, been an Invited Guest Professor at 14 different U.S. and International Medical Schools and appeared on the OPRAH Show, Larry King Live, The Discovery Channel, and most of the local Houston Television Stations as an expert in Facial Plastic Surgery.
In business since 1992, Dr. Alford's passion is cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck with a special emphasis and expertise in rhinoplasty. With his training in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and his vast experience in reconstructive surgery, Dr. Alford understands the deeper anatomy of the face, enabling him to create a solid foundation of support for the changes in the surface of the skin. His goal is to improve, not alter, a person's appearance. The end result is a balancing of the facial features so that the nose, brow, eyes and neck all fit together to make you look more well rested, youthful, and vibrant.
Dr. Alford also excels in the treatment of tumors, both benign and malignant, of the face, head and neck as well as reconstruction following the removal of skin cancers such Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, or Melanoma. Dr. Alford not only achieves a beautiful cosmetic and functional reconstruction, but the procedure will be done in such a way as to not compromise the cure of the malignancy.
Dr. Alford is the recipient of many awards for his charitable work (see his complete Curriculum Vitae for a list) and is uniquely situated to feel empathy for those who are disabled as he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down in December of 2007. After 10 months in the hospital and grueling rehabilitation, Dr. Alford ultimately persevered, and now performs his surgeries from an electric wheelchair that allows him to stand and operate normally. He continues his recovery with daily work at home and supervised rehab at The Methodist Hospital Outpatient Rehab Department. His inspirational story can be read in full at Reader's Digest Magazine. Dr. Alford is married to Dr. Mary Alford DDS and has three children John, Bess, and Charles.
Dr. Alford practices State of the Art Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for both the cosmetic & functional needs of his patients. With Board Certification in Otolaryngology (ENT) and Facial Plastic Surgery as well as a fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Dr. Alford can meet or exceed all of your needs & desires relating to the appearance of your face and the function of the important structures contained within the head and neck. Not only can Dr. Alford make your nose look beautiful & fit your face with out an operated or fake appearance, he can also create open nasal passages that allow you to breathe & enjoy life to the fullest without nasal blockage or sinus infections. Whether he uses fillers or a facelift, you can look healthy, rejuvenated natural & more youthful. If you happen to need his skills in reconstructive surgery rest assured you are in the hands of a surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in treating all aspects care related to the head & neck.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
Graduated in 1986
Completed in 1987
Completed in 1991
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Completed in 1990
Graduated in 1982
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