Dr. Francisco Agullo

Plastic Surgery
El Paso, TX
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

El Paso, TX

Address

651 S. Mesa Hills Dr., El Paso, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Choice POS II

Aetna

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Medicaid

Medicare

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Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Cigna

Southwest Plastic Surgery

El Paso, TX

Office

El Paso, TX

About

Bio

Francisco J. Agullo, M.D. , is a board certified Plastic Surgeon based in El Paso, Texas. He holds the title of Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine as well as Affiliate Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is cofounder of Southwest Plastic Surgery , his primary practice. Dr. Agullo graduated from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, and trained in general surgery at Texas Tech University. He then completed plastic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Agullo has an extensive number of publications and presentations at both national and international levels. He has won multiple awards, including Texas Superdoctors Rising Stars, RealSelf Top Doctor, and Plastic Surgery Practice’s Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Surgery - Plastics

Licenses

United States: New Mexico, Texas

Doctor Q&A

481 Answers
418 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Both: A combination of both is most effective.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
1-2 weeks: Most patients return to normal, non-strenuous activity in 1-2 weeks.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Enlarged labia with excess skin may result in discomfort or pain during intercourse.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Excision/Liposuction: Lipomas are usually treated with excision. Large lipomas or lipomas in areas where a scar is to be avoided can be treated with liposuction, although r... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: As we age the connective tissue gets lax and we tend to loose fat volume in the face. This makes the appearance of bags under the eyes worsen.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: There are many procedures to remove fluid from the abdomen. The question is, do you have fluid in your abdomen?
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Quick recovery: Most people can perform normal daily activity the next day after hair transplantation. Scabs will be present for 5-7 days. Exercise can be resumed in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No: Breast reduction surgery is a relatively short procedure and a urinary catheter can be avoided.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Could be: It could be a hernia or a lipoma. You should have a full examination by a surgeon to determine the cause. If a hernia is present it should be repaired... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
One year: I recommend a one year brake before any resurfacing procedures.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Varies: The cost of liposuction varies with many factors including location, anesthesia type, and amount of liposuction necessary.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Your best option is to have fue hair transplantation. In this procedure the hair is removed one by one from the back of the scalp so that a scar is no... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Safe: Botox is safe. It has minimal complications when performed correctly. Botox wears out over time and you may develop wrinkles when it stops working as ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Surgery: The only way to remove stretch marks is to excise them surgically.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Abscess: Abscesses need to be surgically drained by a physician to avoid growth and sepsis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
As needed: There is not an specific time frame to replace implants. Reasons to replace would be rupture, leaking, capsular contracture, desire for size change.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: The wound vac will maintain a negative pressure specified by your doctor by creating a vacuum.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Safe: Co2 fractionated laser is an excellent option to treat acne scars. Usually more than one session will be necessary for a marked improvement. Depending... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
You shouldn't: In many cases going to the er is the best answer. If it is not a recent trauma, make an appointment with your board certified plastic surgeon.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Scars: Acne marks result from the scars each pimple creates. The best way to avoid the marks is to control the acne with antibiotics, retinoids, and hygiene.... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Neck Lift: A neck lift is the best procedure for excess skin under the chin after massive weight loss. When present in moderate amounts, smartlipo can help shrin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
HA fillers: Any of the ha fillers are good for lip injections (restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm). These avoid lumps. Autologous fat is also a good filler.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Fillers: Fillers may provide a temporary correction to the loss of volume.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Personal choice: This is a very important question which only you can answer. There are medical and surgical treatments for hair loss which are safe and effective.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: You may have cosmetic procedures if your blood pressure is well controlled.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Many options: A full examination to rule out any specific causes should be done first. Minoxidil and low level laser therapy provide a good means to prevent further... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Low thyroid: Hypothyroidism or low thyroid can most certainly cause hair loss of the diffuse kind.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Septoplasty: A deviated septum, if it is causing obstruction, can be repaired with a septoplasty without changing your nose's shape. If you want to change your nos... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No: We perform breast reductions in men that completely remove any appearance of a breast mound.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Excision: This area can be addressed with direct excision extending to the back.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Some alternatives : There are some alternatives to a surgical facelift, although the results won't be as dramatic. Injectable fillers can be used to restore volume. Laser... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
University: Some universities have resident run plastic surgery clinics which offer procedures at reduced costs.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Varies: Recovery from ultrasound of the love handels can range from 3-14 days, depending on the amount of fat removed. There will be soreness for two weeks, b... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Excision and closure: When revising a scar, it is excised an then reclosed.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No: Usually causes improved self-esteem.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Controlled: Most patients experience pain and soreness after breast augmentation. At its highest intensity it may last one to three days. Pain and soreness can co... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Quickly: You can wear a bathing suit the next day, but you shouldn't get in the water for 10-14 days. Most patients return to normal activity in 1-2 weeks.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No: Surgery is the only option to remove loose skin.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No: A breast reduction will not alter the risk of breast cancer.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Few: The main contraindications is smoking, otherwise if you are healthy there should be none.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Soon: Most people can perform essential activities the next day. Normal activity is usually at 1-2 weeks.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Propecia (finasteride) safe drug: Propecia (finasteride) is approved by the fda for male pattern hairless treatment and is generally considered a safe drug. Like any drug, it does have... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
No: There really are no "natural" ways to enhance breasts. There is a suction device called brava, which is a non-surgical option.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Redistributes hair: Hair transplant is an excellent option for male pattern hair loss. Hair follicles are taken from the back of the head and reimplanted on the front of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Laser: A spider vein can usually be removed with nd yag laser.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Controlled: Most patients experience pain and soreness after breast augmentation. At its highest intensity it may last one to three days. Soreness continues for 1... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Pimple: It starts out like a pimple. It turns red, warm, painful, and has swelling. You might see a white dot - pus.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: We usually remove 500 grams from each breast during a breast reduction, which is about two cup sizes. In some cases more or less can be removed.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Brava: One option for natural breast growth is the use of the brava suction system. This will increase your breast size temporarily. Fat injections can incre... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Agullo and I trained in Plastic Surgery together at the Mayo Clinic. He is one of the most intelligent and skilled surgeons with whom I have worked. Highly recommended.
Apr 20, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
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Are you 100% sure this is accurate and comes from a very reliable source? I read a few stories saying people didn't return to normal. That false?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ anahuac
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Anahuac Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Anahuac School of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Residency

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Awards

Best Scientific Exhibit Award, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Texas SuperDoctors Rising Stars
RealSelf Top Doctor

Affiliations

Las Palmas Medical Center
Sierra Medical Center
American College of Surgeons
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