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Meet Dr. Mariela Lopez

Dr. Mariela Lopez

Mariela Lopez, M.D., was born in Miami, Florida, and is a native Spanish speaker. She is a caring plastic surgeon who joined Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in 2018. As a valued member of our team, she is proud to provide her patients with the best aesthetic and reconstructive care.

Dr. Lopez received her medical school degree from the University of Florida. After medical school, she moved to the Houston area and completed 6 years of plastic surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch. During her training, she worked with leaders in the field of plastic surgery, which also included extensive experience at St. Joseph's Medical Center and Shriners Hospital. Dr. Lopez then continued her training and completed a microsurgery fellowship at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To meet with Dr. Lopez in person, request a consultation using our online form or by calling our office at (281) 282-9555 for an appointment.

Training & Education

Undergraduate (concurrent):
  • B.S., Integrative Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • B.A., Spanish History and Literature, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Medical: M.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Post-Graduate Training:
  • Residency in Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Women in Hand Surgery Scholarship, American Association of Hand Surgery, 2015
  • Second Place Outstanding Scientific Presentation, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2014
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2010

Review Dr. Lopez's CV for additional details about her impressive credentials.

“As a plastic surgeon I can transform people's lives by giving them the form and function they need, the body they desire, the confidence they seek, and the lifestyle they deserve.”

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Lopez has extensive training and experience in aesthetic procedures of the face, breasts, and body including:

A female plastic surgeon and a mother herself, Dr. Lopez is especially devoted to helping women regain confidence after pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.

Breast Reconstruction Expertise

Dr. Lopez realizes the strain and uncertainty a diagnosis of breast cancer can bring to a woman's life; therefore, she has dedicated a significant portion of her practice to breast reconstruction. Having trained and served as a clinical specialist at the busiest cancer hospital in the world, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Lopez has refined expertise in advanced breast reconstruction techniques using implants or the patient's own tissue (flap-based reconstruction). She also treats post-mastectomy lymphedema, understanding that the treatment of breast cancer can continue to impact patients even after they are cured.

Using premier reconstructive surgical treatments, Dr. Lopez helps patients restore their health, appearance, confidence, and emotional wellbeing. She sees patients early on in their diagnosis of breast cancer or BRCA gene involvement and actively participates in their care to offer support and guidance every step of the way. She is committed to helping each patient return to a life of fulfillment and happiness.

Outside Interests

In her spare time, Dr. Lopez enjoys spending time with family, cooking, gardening, fitness, and traveling. She and her husband, who is also a surgeon, understand a healthy work-life balance is key to providing patients with the best possible care, attention, and compassion.

Dr. Lopez is also actively involved in charitable causes, including medical missions for the treatment of cleft lip and palate in other countries, as well as pet rescue organizations.

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With Dr. Clayton Moliver, Dr. Fred Aguilar, Dr. Soumo Banerji, and Dr. Virginia Pittman, our practice is the proud home of four of the top plastic surgeons in the Houston area. Their combined expertise has brought beautiful results to thousands of patients — all with a genuine, 1-on-1 approach.

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