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Dr. Francisco Agullo

Plastic Surgery
El Paso, TX
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

El Paso, TX

Address

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

My office hours

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

Aetna Choice POS II

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Medicaid

Medicare

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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
A pressure garment: A good pressure garment will help control the swelling and give you support. Your surgeon will usually recommend a garment or include it as part of yo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Plastic Surgeon: You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. He will be able to guide you as to which procedure is best for you. I use tumescent, vaser,... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
2 weeks: Most people return to normal, non-strenuous activity, in 2 weeks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: I do not know of any nonsurgical options.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Basal cell cancer: If you had basal cell carcinoma and it was removed with the surgery you probably don't require any further treatment. If there were positive margins, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Just make sure they are not too tight. When you remove them you should not be swollen in other areas, and the skin should not show major changes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Medical vs. Surgical: Panniculitis is cellulitis of the abdominal apron or excess abdominal skin in the lower abdomen. It is treated initially with antibiotics and topical ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Derm or Plastics: Dermatologist and plastic surgeons are the best indicated specialists for a chemical peel.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
There are no shortcuts. Diet and exercise should help. It is important to take into account your baseline body structure.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is the only procedure to decrease the size of the labia.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Surgery: There are procedures available to correct inverted nipples. The areolas can also be reduced.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
It might: Most non-invasive types of fat removal are not as effective as standard liposuction. Recently, there has been a growth in the number of techniques ava... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
See a plastic surg: If there is excess skin, stretch marks, or muscle laxity, a tummy tuck is better indicated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Effective: Propecia (finasteride) is an effective medication to halt male pattern hair loss, and allow for new growth.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: See a board certified plastic surgeon or a primary care physician before taking any pills or supplements.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Doesn't matter: If you have considerable symptoms, including back, neck, and shoulder pain, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction despite your age.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: This is a sign of possible androgenic alopecia.
A male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Usually: You can safely have liposuction in more than one body area as long as the total amount of liposuction is kept below 5 liters.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Can help: Botox will relax the muscle so that the spasticity is less apparent and symptoms improve.
A female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Some differences: The ndyag laser in smartlipo allows for less bleeding and brusing during the procedure. The heat generated by the laser also allows for more skin tigh... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: With the traditional strip method of hair transplantation you do not need to shave your your head. With the fue method, the donor area in the back of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
FUE: Omnigraft referes to a machine that is used to take the hair from the donor site using the fue or follicular unit extraction technique. In the hands o... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
It can: A deviated septum can cause nasal airway obstruction which may change the tone and pitch of your voice.
A male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Some benefits: Tumescent liposuction is usually sufficient to obtain great results. The use of laser (smartlipo) can help to decrease the amount of bruising and impr... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Smartlipo is liposuction with the assistance of a laser to reduce bruising and improve skin contraction. The procedure can be done without general ane... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Some: Some plastic surgeons will. I routinely give a discount when performing more than one procedure.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
It depends: You should always consult with your physician, but most of my patients can go back to swimming at a week after surgery.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Complications: There are some possible complications from having silicone injections into the buttocks: 1. The material may become encapsulated and you may feel or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: If you are in good health, hair transplantation may be indicated. This is a relatively simple procedure done with local anesthesia with very few risks... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Stop: You should stop all supplements and herbal teas 10 days prior to surgery. Your doctor should be able to provide you with a list of supplemens to avoid... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Sometimes: Liposuction alone can help reduce the volume of the arms. After liposuction some of the skin will contract. The use of smartlipo can help to increase ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: This is not a common complication. After breast reduction and healing, your breast should feel normal.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
No: There has been no relationship stablished between hair transplants and changes in libido. Most of the discussion with libido changes is limited to the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
When necessary: The superior portion of the nose is made of bone, while the lower portion is made of soft cartilage. Whenever you desire a change in the upper portio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Resume activity: You should be able to resume physical activity almost immediately after liposuction. The limitation is often pain and soreness, but there are usually ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Uncertain: Zerona is supposed to reduce fat through a low level laser. I don't offer it in my practice. The worth it rating in realself.Com is 42% with mixed rev... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: In most plastic surgery procedures there is not a significant amount of blood loss.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Tightened abdomen: During an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck the abdominal muscles are tightened. This creates less intra-abdominal space which makes it easier to feel bloa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Uncertain: To my knowledge there are no fda approved breast enhancement pills. Most supplements in the market are comprised of vitamins, minerals and herbals. Mo... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Very effective: Hair transplantation is a very effective method to treat baldness. Over 95% of the grafted hairs survive and grow.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
2 weeks: Most exercise can be resumed in 2 weeks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
1-2 weeks: It takes most patients 1-2 weeks to return to regular activity.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Especialy if you have liposuction at the same time.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Many residency programs have ongoing studies. Procedure rates might be reduced, but not free.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Liposuction all over: There are certain body areas that are good targets for liposuction which include the neck, chest in males, upper arms, thighs, flanks, abdomen, back, ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Often done together.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Not usually: It is usually recommended when there is excess skin in the upper eyelids or bags under the eyes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Possible: When reducing the breast a large amount of tissue is removed. The tissue that remains has a decreased blood supplie. If a portion of tissue does not g... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Hair transplantation is very effective for treating areas of baldness.

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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?
HealthTap member
Please respond. Does this include laser therapy using 660nw DIODE to increase hair growth? Laser comb work mpb? Help please/
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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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