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Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX

Results beyond my expectations!

Before making the decision to see Dr. Stapenhorst for my tummy tuck, I worked with a personal trainer for 9 months and lost 47lbs. Most of my weight gain had stemmed from medication. Even working with a trainer, I still could not get my flat tummy back. I had a lot of excess skin that was left behind from my last pregnancy and c-section, it would hang about 1.5 inches over the c-section scar. In addition to the sagging skin, I also had extreme stretch marks which were very unattractive, showing themselves both vertically and horizontally.

I am glad I scheduled multiple consultations with different surgeons. Dr. Stapenhorst made me feel the most comfortable by far. He was very professional and very detailed in his explanation of what I could expect from the procedure and beyond. Throughout the whole consultation process I never felt pressured – unlike other clinics where I was hounded with follow up emails or phone calls nearly every day, which made me feel very uncomfortable and it became clear it was more about making money than my needs as a client. In addition, some clinics were more expensive for the same procedure. In one case the doctor tried to convince me I needed a full body tuck–in essence making me feel as if I were a 200 lb. woman, even though after my weight loss I was 134. On the contrary, Dr. Stapenhorst was on the same page with me and my vision from the very beginning. Even my husband felt very comfortable leaving me in his hands for this procedure.

The procedure was done at Memorial Herman in Sugar Land. The staff at the hospital went the extra mile to ease my pre-surgery anxiety. Dr. Stapenhorst followed up with me on regular intervals after surgery. The first few recovery days were rough, but this was expected and explained to me prior to the procedure. However, once drains were removed things got better with each passing day, just as Dr. Stapenhorst had described. Of course, everybody is different and it may be a bit more or less intense for some. His assistant is also very knowledgeable and always patient. She was able to put my mind at ease with the many questions I had about some of the odd sensations I felt after I had after surgery, which were all part of the healing process.

I highly recommend Dr. Stapenhorst and his team and truly love the results. I’m so glad I took this step.


I was very impressed with Dr. Stapenhorst. He took time to explain and address all my concerns.


I already had consulted Dr. S and this second consultation proved perfect to assure my husband of the procedure!


Dr. Stapenhorst was very nice, patient, and informative.


I was very impressed with Dr Stapenhorst. He was very informative and seemed to care about my overall health and recovery and not just performing surgeries.


I thought Dr. Stapenhorst was very informative, he took the time to explain the procedures in detail. When I told him things I didn’t want, he seemed to really listen and focus on the procedures I would consider. Definitely would recommend him to others.


I appreciate how Dr. Stapenhorst explained everything in detail about the procedure. He answered all my questions and I felt he was great about the whole consultation. Very pleased!


All my questions & concerns were answered. I was not rushed through the appointment and he made sure I was comfortable with all the information in making my decision on what I wanted to do.


Very pleased. I will be back.


Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
to dr.david@drdavidstapenhorst.com to obtain a record release form.

David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS