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Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX

Plastic surgery improves a patient’s appearance by addressing the effects of aging, heredity, weight loss, and pregnancy.  As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Stapenhorst specializes in plastic surgery for the breasts, body, and face.  He is also proud to offer gynecomastia surgery for men.  Signature Plastic Surgery serves the men and women of Sugar Land, the greater Houston area, and throughout Texas.

Today’s plastic surgery procedures offer men and women cosmetic improvements while maintaining a natural appearance.  Dr. Stapenhorst offers both restorative and enhancing procedures for the face and body.  He uses well-established techniques along with new and innovative procedures to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan to ensure a successful result.

What Is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery involves procedures that address various areas of the body to improve an individual’s self-esteem or appearance. It is important that patients have realistic expectations of the results of surgery and a healthy mental attitude.  Dr. Stapenhorst spends time with each of his patients to ensure that they understand their surgical options and are therefore able to make the best choices to meet their goals.

Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Patients choose to have cosmetic procedures because they offer the following benefits:

  • Improvement in the signs of aging
  • Reversal of changes caused by pregnancy and massive weight loss
  • Addressing life-long cosmetic concerns
  • Correction of trauma-related injuries

Am I an Appropriate Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

You have to be honest with yourself if you are thinking about having plastic surgery. You need to know exactly why you want to undergo the procedure, what your goals are for the procedure, and what to expect in the short and long term.

There are two main types of patients who seek cosmetic surgery. The first type includes patients who have a strong self-image, yet are uncomfortable or upset about certain physical characteristics that they want to change or improve. Post surgery, these patients maintain a positive image of themselves and feel good about the outcome of their surgery.

The second type are patients who have cosmetic flaws or physical deformities that have decreased their self-esteem. These patients might slowly adjust to the results of plastic surgery, rebuilding their confidence over time. Their self-image usually gets stronger as they adjust, and many will experience a dramatic improvement in self-confidence.

What Effect Can Plastic Surgery Have on My Self-Image After Surgery?

Everyone has a self-image, which is the perception of how we appear to ourselves and how we think we appear to others. Individuals who are satisfied with their self-image often have more self-confidence, are effective in social and work environments, and are more comfortable in relationships. People who are unsatisfied are usually self-conscious, less effective in activities, and can be inhibited in social situations.

Whether for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, plastic surgery promotes and encourages a positive, strong self-image. Even small changes on the outside can create dramatic changes on the inside and allow a person’s self-confidence to grow.

Will My Surgery Be Covered by Insurance?

Most health insurance companies cover reconstructive surgery, but the specifics of coverage may vary greatly from patient to patient.

Health insurance does not usually cover cosmetic surgery because it is an elective procedure which is not considered to be medically necessary. At Signature Plastic Surgery, Dr. David Stapenhorst accepts financing through CareCredit®, a third-party healthcare credit card. This financing option allows patients to make monthly payments on their cosmetic surgeries.

There are several gray areas for which insurance companies give special consideration. Eyelid surgery, for example, is usually performed to provide cosmetic improvement, but it could be covered if drooping eyelids are obscuring your vision. When determining whether a procedure will be covered, the insurer often looks at the main reason for the procedure – whether it is for aesthetic improvement or to relieve symptoms not corrected by non-surgical means.

Plastic Surgery by Dr. David Stapenhorst

By creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient, Dr. Stapenhorst is able to work with his patients to assure that their areas of concern are addressed in the most effective way.  He carefully places incisions to minimize the appearance of scars and then closes the incisions with great care to give the patient’s body the best chance to heal with a minimal scar.  His precision with techniques to improve areas of the body and face means that you are more than just satisfied — you are ecstatic with the results!

The Next Step to Feeling More Confident!

When you decide to have plastic surgery, you want only the best plastic surgeon.  Dr. David Stapenhorst is a respected and talented surgeon who has helped hundreds of men and women in Sugar Land, Houston, and the surrounding areas in Texas. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!

Are you unhappy with your face or body?  Signature Plastic Surgery is a leading plastic and reconstructive surgery center in the Sugar Land/Houston area.  Dr. David Stapenhorst and his staff look forward to welcoming you to his practice!


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