Pablo L. Padilla, MD, has joined the Houston Methodist Institute of Reconstructive Surgery at Willowbrook to expand the hospital’s offerings in plastic and reconstructive surgery.


Padilla completed his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, followed by a plastic surgery residency at the same institution. He then fulfilled a microvascular and reconstructive surgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. During his fellowship, he advanced his skills in microsurgery, which uses a microscope to reattach blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic channels, allowing tissue from one part of the body to be transplanted to another.


“At Houston Methodist Willowbrook, we strive to deliver personalized care while utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques to offer an unparalleled patient experience,” said Padilla. “I am dedicated to blending form and function with an artistic eye to achieve personalized, beautiful, natural results.”


Padilla specializes in a variety of reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures, including microsurgical breast reconstruction using DIEP flaps and PAP flaps, nerve reconstruction using targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) and regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces (RPNI), and reconstruction of the head and neck, torso, and upper and lower extremities. He also performs several face, breast and body contouring procedures, including abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (upper arm), breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and liposuction.


“I believe in the importance of helping patients restore form and function lost to trauma, disease or congenital differences,” Padilla added. “Everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their body, and I’m honored to be part of that journey.”