Dr. Scott Reis is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who’s experienced in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. However, he’s known throughout the Houston area for his innovative breast reconstruction and breast revision procedures, which can help patients feel beautiful and empowered.
He believes in improving appearance by enhancing his patients’ natural and individual characteristics in a way that restores the confidence they lacked pre-surgery. Dr. Reis has a special interest in working with patients who are in need of microsurgical reconstruction after trauma or undergoing cancer treatment, as well as patients who want to improve their facial, breast, and body aesthetics in a way that looks natural.
His overall goal is to ensure his patients have an amazing overall experience and get the results they want in the safest and most reliable manner possible. To accomplish this, he uses the most advanced and innovative techniques available to ensure his patients receive the comprehensive care needed throughout their surgery and recovery.
Dr. Reis is a Texas native who found his calling while working on a collaboration between bioengineers from Rice University and plastic surgeons in the Texas Medical Center to improve reconstructive techniques used to help children with congenital ear deformities. Oddly enough, Dr. Reis was actually one of the bioengineer participants — he studied at Rice University after receiving a scholarship, eventually graduating Cum Laude with dual degrees, a B.A. in Finance & Economics and a B.S. in Biochemistry & Cellular Biology.
While collaborating with plastic surgeons to improve the ear reconstruction process for children, he fell in love with the creative and restorative aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Experiencing the skill and creativity involved in the cosmetic surgery process as well as the life-changing effect of reconstructive surgery changed his life completely.
He went on to graduate from medical school at the University of Texas in the Texas Medical Center. During this time he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society — a prestigious accomplishment only awarded to the nation’s top medical graduates. Then, he completed a six-year plastic surgery residency at the NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in New York City, which is world-renowned and currently ranked as the top plastic surgery training program in the US. Here, he was able to train under true international leaders in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery field.
When you work with Dr. Reis, you’re working with a highly experienced surgeon in the plastic and reconstructive surgery field. Not only does he use the most up-to-date techniques and procedures in a way that only a truly experienced plastic surgeon could, but he’s also a compassionate person who truly cares about each and every one of his patients — and that’s what really matters.
“Improving appearance by enhancing one’s natural and individual characteristics”
is Dr. Scott Reis’s foremost philosophy as a plastic surgeon. The challenge of optimizing each patient’s unique outcome, while considering both form and function, is what makes plastic surgery such a fascinating and rewarding specialty for Dr. Scott Reis.
The Importance of True Board Certification
When choosing a plastic surgeon, it is extremely important that patients fully evaluate their credentials. Completing medical school and achieving licensure as a doctor is only the beginning of the journey for a highly-qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Scott Reis. As an esteemed Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Reis has completed an additional six years of dedicated plastic surgery residency training at one of the nation’s top-ranked plastic surgery training programs at NYU School of Medicine. He has also passed rigorous oral and written board examinations to gain ABPS certification. To maintain this advanced certification, Dr. Reis must complete continuing education in patient safety and the newest and most innovative techniques and procedures in the field of plastic surgery every year. This makes him an “elite member of the plastic surgery community” with proven experience in ensuring patient safety and advanced technical skill.1,2
As Dr. Reis says, “It is vitally important that individuals who seek to make aesthetic enhancements with plastic surgery thoroughly research the physician to whom they entrust their appearance.”
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) only recognizes 40 specialties in the entire field of medicine, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only recognized board licensing agency for Plastic, Cosmetic, and Aesthetic Surgery. Do not confuse the ABPS with the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS). ABCS is not an ABMS recognized board certification and only requires up to one year of “specialty cosmetic training.” In fact, many doctors who tout ABCS certification and label themselves as plastic surgeons have little or even no surgical training at all (let alone plastic surgery training), yet there is no law preventing them from advertising themselves as true plastic or cosmetic surgeons.3
“As a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, I have seen firsthand the sub-par safety and results that can arise from physicians who capitalize on misinformation and loopholes to falsely promote themselves as plastic surgeons,” says Dr. Reis. “Whether you choose to work with me or ultimately decide to work with a different plastic surgeon, your safety as a patient is of paramount importance to me. Please take the time to make a fully educated decision before choosing a physician to perform your cosmetic enhancements, and make certain that he or she is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.”
Rice University (Biochemisty & Molecular Biology / Economics) 2006
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
New York University, General Surgery (Internship)
New York University, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
TX State Medical License 2016 – Current
NY State Medical License 2011 – Current
- The Nipple-Areola Preserving Mastectomy: The Value of Adding a Delay Procedure. Martinez CA,Reis SM, Boutros SG. 2016
- The Nipple-Areola Preserving Mastectomy: A Multistage Procedure Aiming to Improve Reconstructive Outcomes following Mastectomy. Martinez CA, Reis SM, Sato EA, Boutros SG. 2015
- Mercedes panniculectomy with simultaneous component separation ventral hernia repair. Butler C.E., Reis S.M.; Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon. 2010
- Microscopic minimally invasive approach to nonsyndromic craniosynostosis. Teichgraeber J.F., Baumgardner J.E., Waller A.L., Reis S.M., Stafford M.T., Hollinger L.E., Gateno J., Xia J.J., Craniofacial Surgery. 2009
- American Society Of Plastic Surgeons
- American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Board Certified Diplomat
- American College of Surgeons
- Texas Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Houston Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- American Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- Harris County Medical Society
1American Board of Medical Specialties. American Board of Plastic Surgery. Available: https://www.abms.org/member-boards/contact-an-abms-member-board/american-board-of-plastic-surgery. Accessed June 12, 2020.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Choose a Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/patient-safety?sub=Choose+a+Plastic+Surgeon+You+Can+Trust. Accessed June 12, 2020.
3 Shah A, Patel A, Smetona J, Rohrich RJ. Public Perception of Cosmetic Surgeons versus Plastic Surgeons: Increasing Transparency to Educate Patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017;139(2):544e-557e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000003020. Accessed June 25, 2020.