Alfonso Barrera MD, FACS

Houston, TX, US
Alfonso Barrera MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Careful selection of your plastic surgeon is extremely important. You must look for a surgeon who is properly credentialed, qualified and experienced.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Barrera specializes in:

  • Megasession Hair Transplantation * Laser Treatment of Pigmented Lesions
  • Surgery of the Nose (rhinoplasty) * Laser Treatment of Hemangiomas
  • Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) * Telangiectasias and Scars
  • Surgery of the Ears (otoplasty) * Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Facelift * Breast Lift (mastopexy)
  • Removal of Double Chin (submental liposuction) * Breast Augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty)
  • Liposuction * Forehead Lift
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing * Eye Reconstruction
  • Laser Surgery

Reconstructive Procedures (covered by insurance)

  • Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy * Scalp Reconstruction Tissue Expansion
  • Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) * Correction of Cleft Lip or Palate or Other Congenital Abnormalities
  • Surgery of the Hand (correction of injuries or congenital problems) * Burn Reconstruction Hair Transplant
  • Skin Grafts or Skin Flaps for Burns

Background & Certification

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery November 30, 1987* The American Board of Otolaryngology April 3, 1984

Publications and Presentations

1. Webster, R.C., Smith, R.C., Smith, K.F.,Barrera, A., & Hamdan, V.:
Local flaps for the middle third of the face. Facial Plastic Surgery, 1:1-30, 1983.

2. Webster, R.C., Smith, R.C., Smith, K.F.,Barrera, A., & Hamdan, U.: External splinting of the nose. Laryngoscope,93: 1615-1616, 1983.

3. Walby, P., Barrera, A., Schuknecht, H.F.: Cochlear pathology in chronic suppurative otitis media. Ann.
Otol. Raynol. Laryngology, 92: Supplement 103, 1983.

4. Biggs, T. M., Barrera, A.: Developmental defects of the neck. In Stark, R.B. (Ed.): Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck, Churchill
Livingston,Inc., p. 1403-1415, 1987.

5. Cohen, B. E., Barrera, A.: Survival of transferred intestinal segments after vascular pedicle
interruption. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 79: p. 610-615, 1987.

6. Cronin, T.D., Barrera, A: Deformities of the cervical region. In Converse, J. G. McCarthy Third Ed.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, W. B. Sanders Company, p. 2057-2093, 1990.

7. Barrera, A.: Micrograft and Minigraft Megasession Hair Transplantation: Review of 100 Consecutive Cases.
Aesthetic Surgery Journal Volume 17, Number 3 p. 165-169, 1997

8. Barrera, A: Micrograft and Minigraft Megasession Hair Transplantation Results after a Single
Session. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Volume 100, Number 6 p. 1524-1530, 1997

9. Barrera, A: Refinements in Hair Transplantation: Micro and Minigraft
Megasession. Perspectives in Plastic Surgery. Volume 11, Number 1 p. 53-70, 1998.

10. Barrera, A: The Use of Micrografts and Minigrafts for the Correction of the Postrhytidectomy Lost Sideburn Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Volume 102, Number 6, November 1998.

11. Barrera,A. Book review: Buchuwauch, K.Konior, R.J. Contemporary Hair Transplantation Surgery. New York, Thieme Medical Publishers.
Annals of Plastic Surgery.Vol Number 1998.

12. Barrera, A: The Use of Micrografts and Minigrafts for the Treatment of Burn Alopecia.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Volume 103, Number 2, p. 581-584, 1999.

13. Barrera, A. Facelift and Hair Transplantation as a Single Procedure. Plastic And
Reconstructive Surgery. Volume 104, Number 6, p. 1831-1838, 1999.

14. Barrera, A. Discussion. Jeffrey Epstein,Revision Surgical Hair Restoration, correction of undesirable results. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume 104, Number 1, p 233- 236.1999.

15. Barrera, A. Discussion : Brenan, H.G., Toft,K.M.,Durham, B.P., Goodie,
R.L., Koch, R.J.
Prevention and correction of the temporal hair loss in Rhytidectomy. Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery.
Volume 104, Number 7, p. 2226-2228, l999.

16. Barrera A. Discussion : Vogel J.E. Correction of the corn row Transplant and other common problems in
surgical hair transplantation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Volume 105 Number 4 , p.1537-1538, 2000.

17. Barrera A. Discussion: Ahmet Seyhan, Levent Yoleri, Ali Baructu. Immediate Hair
Transplantation into a newly closed wound to conceal the final scar on the hair bearing
skin. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Vol 105, Number 5, p. 1871. 2000.

18. Barrera. A Discussion: R.E.A. Nordstrom, M.Greco, E. Rapsio. "The Nordstrom Suture" to enhance Scalp Reductions.
Plast. Reconstr. Surg. Vol 107. Number 2. 583-585, 2001

19. Barrera, A The use of micrografts andminigrafts for the treatment of burn alopecia.
Hair Transp. Forum International.11(2) 43-44. March April/ 2001.

Awards & Honors

  • Aesculapius Award on Scientific Exhibit:
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery from the Laboratory to the Operating Room."
  • Texas Medical Association, Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas, May 1984
  • Scientific Exhibit Award - First Place Award.
Mini and Micrograft Megasession - Hair Transplantation.
Texas Medical Association - 130th Annual Meeting Houston, Texas, May 1997

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

  • Memorial Herman Memorial City
  • Spring Branch Hospital
  • West Houston Surgicare
  • Memorial Village

Society Memberships

  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Harvard Medical Alumni Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Double Boarded Society
  • International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, Inc
  • Fellow of The American College of Surgeons
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Offices Held

Secretary, Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1995-1996
Vice President, Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1996-1997

President, Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1997-1998

Chief Plastic Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Memorial Hospital Memorial City 1996-1997

Governing Board - Outpatient Surgery Center, Memorial Hospital Memorial City 1996-Present

Elected Nominating Committee Member of The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1997-1998

Elected Nominating Committee Member of The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2000-2001

Board of Directors of the Hispanic American Medical Association representing the country of Mexico January 2000-2002

Elected Member of the Credentials Committee, Memorial- Hermann Hospital Memorial City, Houston Texas, 1999-2000

Your Consultation

Prices for Consultation from $75.00 - $150.00

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Office Surgical Suite

Computer Imaging

Professional Graphics System & Mirrors

Skin Care Products

Therapon, Glytone, and MD. Forte

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Payment Options

Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover

Alfonso Barrera MD, FACS

915 Gessner, Suite 825, Houston,
TX, 77024-2401, US

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