Dr. Humberto Palladino

Plastic Surgery
El Paso, TX
23 years experience male

Locations

Southwest Plastic Surgery

El Paso, TX

Address

10175 Gateway Blvd. West, Ste 210, El Paso, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(915) 590-7902

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. Graduated from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Enjoys enhancing people's quality of life in El Paso, TX, through his expertise in Plastic Surgery. When he finds some free time, he likes playing soccer and piano.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Stay close: Breast reduction is one of the most common operations plastic surgeons perform in the United States that is covered by insurance. The safest bet is to... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Age and fillers: 60 is pretty average for fillers. Fillers help restore volume loss and at 60's you should have some volume deficits. You might be a little late for Bo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Weight loss : The effects of body wraps are very limited and neither body wraps nor liposuction are weight loss methods. They are body contouring methods commonly ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Skin Cancer Screenin: Although there are a few studies ongoing for blood markers to skin cancer (including melanoma) nothings is officially available yet. We hope to see so... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Forehead wrinkles: Best treatment approach for forehead wrinkles is botox. Fillers are not the first line of treatment for wrinkles but for volume loss such as hollownes... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Melanoma treatment: Surgical treatment is the best. Find a surgical oncologist, dermatologist or a plastic surgeon that can evaluate this asap.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends....: Weight gain will increase your intrabdominal pressure and cause some stress on the repair. You needs to seek a consultation with your surgeon to rule... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Exercise after BR: My patients are allowed to start their routines at a low pace after 4 weeks and progress to normal at 8 weeks. Best advise is to discuss this with you... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It depends: Without specifics on your case the usual time for tissue expansion is 4-6 months. I try to complete my breast reconstructions within the year although... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It's OK: It is recommended some elastic bra support for the first two weeks. After that if it feels comfortable should be ok to sleep with no bra. Always check... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Re-do Liposuction: It should be as safe as before. Sometimes there is some more scarring in certain areas but for the most part it should be a safe procedure. Touch up l... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Jet Lipo: This is just another way of doing lipo. Tumescent, power assisted, ultrasonic, laser, etc. They all have some pros and cons but you should discuss thi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Thumb injuries: The thumb is the most important finger and i would recommend to have it evaluated by a hand physician to prevent adverse sequela. Best to you!
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A member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Botox is safe: In general Botox injections are very safe. Always look into the credentials of your physician. I recommend a board certified specialist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Suspecious mole: Dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Facelift alternative: It depends on the degree of aging and desired outcome. There are fat injections, fillers and botox, as well as laser resurfacing, peels etc. All these... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Not a good idea: There is a reason why physicians study so much to remove moles. Not sure what do you do but i would recommend to see a dermatologist or a plastic surg... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Dermal fillers: Df all last about the same time. The minimal differences are just for marketing purposes. The truth is that fillers are a good way to assess how you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Mole = Nevus: If you are concerned to ask you should probably have it checked by a professional. A dermatologist or a plastic surgeon are my recommendations. Chang... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Prognatism: Protruding jaw also known as prognatic jaw can be corrected. I recommend to you to seeek advice from a craniofacial board certified plastic surgeon to... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Eyelid surgery: Yes, there is a way to treat lazy eyelid on most occations. Some require medications (such in cases of miastenia) others are surgical. You need to see... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Timing for BR: Will depend on the postoperative plan. If you will need radiation it might be better to wait although more and more we are trying to speed up the proc... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It depends: 5000 is a safe estimate. It varies depending on the type of implant you choose.
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A female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes,: Usually a thigh lift is performed in conjunction with liposuction and because of this you will be required to use a compression garment. I recommend a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes but....: If you are a candidate for both you should be able to get a simultaneous procedure. As a rule the body contouring procedures should not exceed 6-7 hou... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Driving after TL: Definitively not recommended for multiple reasons. It is likely that you will need some sedation or anesthesia and should not drive just because of th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
No: Is a very good and common question. There is no evidence or contraindications to breast feeding with breast implants. They are safe.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Unlikely: Many studies have been carried out since late 1990's about this topics, all showing no significant relation between breast implants and immune disorde... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Cancerous moles: No, in fact most nevi are benign. If in doubt have it checked by a professional.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Uses of Botox: Botox is a muscle paralytic used for aesthetic improvement of wrinkles, excessive sweating, migraines, and some esophageal problems.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
No: Interesting and good question. While it makes sense to think that the implants could interfere with heart auscultation it is not likely as the implant... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Mole in back: Since they are in a location hard to follow you should get evaluated. Changes in color, shape, irregular borders, ulceration or symptoms should promp... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Thigh lift or lipo: Thigh lift frequently includes liposuction but not the other way around. If you don't have significan ptosis and is just a matter of excess subcutaneu... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
CT scan & BI: You should have no problems. Ct scans are safe with breast implants.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Couple of weeks: Recovery from a neck lift will take about 2 weeks. I would recommend to have a 4 week recovery if you are planning attending an important event such a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Risks of BR: They are similar to those performed for breast cancer.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
+ lymph and BR: 1/12 nodes considering the tumor was rather small means that she will likely need chemo but hopefully not radiation. In either way she would be a grea... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Pain after surgery: It is advisable that you have yearly follow up with your breast surgeon. If you are having any new symptoms you should be re-evaluated.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
See your phycisian: You can start with your primary care and he/she can refer you if appropriate. Don't wait.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Too early: 7 days is too early to say. There might be some asymmetry that will get better as the implants settle in place. Give yourself about 2 months to judge ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
You could: That does not mean you should. What you should do is try to get closer to your ideal weight to decrease the chances of complications and get the best ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
No: Breast implants are made or silicone, and inert material. The medications associated to the breast implant surgery can cause a rash such as antibiotic... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Anal Skin tags : This is a anorectal problem and most of the colorectal surgeons and some general surgeons will be able to help with this. Cosmetic surgeons are not a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Minoxidil and hair: It is recommended to use minoxidil after hair transplantation, although, depending on the result you might be able to stop it once hair fully grown if... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Breast Symptoms: The symptom described might not be anything serious but is always recommended to do your self breast exam and if in doubt get an evaluation by a profe... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Stretch marks: Unfortunately there is not a good treatment for stretch marks. You might want consider a consultation with a plastic surgeon to see how much of your s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty can be for functional and/or aesthetic reasons. Is a procedure that will allow you to correct deformities (congenital or acquired) to impr... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Safe Liposuction: Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons. If performed by professionals that are board certified and h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Mole assessment: Just get an appointment with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The rest will come after the assessment. Best to you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
A little too early: The safe answer for rhinoplasty is always 18 years old. This assures that your development is complete and you wont have any growth problems or subseq... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Excellent board certified plastic surgeon.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Palladino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Appreciated. There was nothing unusual about my case, only the time
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks. Alot
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Favaloro University Faculty of Medical Sciences, Argentina
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - EL PASO

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

BEST SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATE OR RESIDNET - ASAPS 2011
GASPAR ANASTASI AWARD - ASAPS 2010
America' Top Doctors, Castle Connolly

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