About Dr. Miguel Gallegos

dr-gallegos-suitMeet Dr. Miguel Gallegos, a prominent Albuquerque and Santa Fe cosmetic surgeon at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. Hermosa Plastic Surgery serves Albuquerque, Santa Fe and all Southern New Mexico. Our experienced cosmetic surgeon and staff are committed to helping individuals enhance their natural beauty through the latest surgical and non-surgical cosmetic techniques.

Dr. Miguel Gallegos has helped many patients feel more confident about their appearance through his premium quality treatments, such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, BOTOX® injections, chemical peels, and more. His attention to detail and artistic style have helped him to create amazing surgical transformations that not only look beautiful, but also look and feel natural.

Our friendly and caring staff members make it a priority to ensure that each and every one of our patients is relaxed and comfortable before, during, and after surgery. They provide personalized care and attention of the highest quality. They take the time to address every question and concern that patients have. They work together with Dr. Gallegos to give each patient a rewarding treatment experience and outstanding surgical results.

Our Albuquerque and Santa Fe cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Miguel Gallegos

Providing high-quality surgical and non-surgical treatments to Albuquerque, Santa Fe and all Southern New Mexico, Dr. Miguel Gallegos is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping individuals obtain the bodies they desire.

As a young man Dr. Miguel Gallegos completed his undergraduate training in pharmacy at the University of New Mexico. He worked in his dad’s pharmacy in Las Vegas, New Mexico where he voiced concerns over the number of people with unique facial deformities who went untreated due to lack of insurance or knowledge about how to access available financial resources.

Dr. Gallegos later attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where he was mentored and guided into the surgical field by Dr. Donald E. Fry. Dr. Gallegos completed general surgery training at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston along with a fellowship in Advanced Microsurgery at Houston’s St. Joseph Hospital. He also received rigorous training during his plastic surgery residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, as well as in pediatric plastic surgery at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and Chicago’s Shriners’ Hospital. Dr. Miguel Gallegos returned to New Mexico to start his career as a cosmetic plastic surgeon by opening Hermosa Plastic Surgery in 1999. He also took on extra emergency room calls at St. Joseph and Presbyterian Hospitals where he performed hand surgery, nerve and vascular reconstruction, and other microsurgical procedures.

Dr. Miguel Gallegos continues to work on furthering his education. He recently published a research paper in the esteemed journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on using pedicle flaps for breast reconstruction. He has also published work in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal on research he completed at Northwestern University Medical School for a one-stage treatment approach for tuberous breast deformity. In addition, he volunteers at the University of New Mexico in the department of surgery. In his free time, Dr. Gallegos enjoys golfing, skiing, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoys horseback riding and horse racing.

Awards, Memberships, and Organizations

Albuquerque and Santa Fe-area cosmetic surgeon Miguel Gallegos is a member of
numerous organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New Mexico Medical Society
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society
  • General Honors Program
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Greater Albuquerque Medical Association
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network
  • La Tierra Society

Licensure and Certificates

  • Medical License – State of New Mexico
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Advanced Microsurgery – Certified by AMA
  • Instructor of Microsurgery – Certified by AMA
  • Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Agee Carpal Tunnel Release System Training Program
  • UltraPulse CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Training Program
  • LySonix® Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction Training Program
  • Trivex® Varicose Vein Treatment Training Program

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Miguel Gallegos maintains special privileges at the following hospitals:

  • Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital
  • Lovelace Health System
  • Roswell Regional
  • Heart Hospital of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Surgery Center

Our Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff

At our Albuquerque practice serving Santa Fe and all Southern New Mexico, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Miguel Gallegos works alongside an extremely caring and experienced staff. Our staff is dedicated to making sure that patients feel comfortable and satisfied throughout the entire treatment process, from the initial consultation to the last follow-up appointment at our practice. Our nurses and other medical staff members want to make certain that every patient receives the care and respect that he or she deserves. We are always on hand to answer all of our patients’ questions and concerns, and we make it a priority to ensure your confidentiality.