Meet Dr. Miguel Gallegos
Dr. Miguel Gallegos is a prominent board-certified plastic surgeon at Hermosa Plastic Surgery in Albuquerque, NM. He is committed to helping individuals enhance their natural beauty through the latest surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic techniques in his AAAASF-accredited surgical facility and MedSpa. Since 1999, Dr. Gallegos has helped many patients feel more confident about their appearance through his surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the face, breast, body, skin, and hair. His attention to detail and artistic style have helped him to create amazing surgical transformations that not only look beautiful but also feel natural.
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 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.
Skills & Specialties
Providing high-quality surgical and nonsurgical treatments to men and women, Dr. Gallegos is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping individuals obtain the bodies they desire. Dr. Miguel Gallegos returned to New Mexico after his plastic surgery residency in Texas 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. Today, he has a thriving practice with surgical, nonsurgical, and MedSpa treatments available to his patients with a staff of highly experienced medical professionals. Breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, fat transfer (to the buttocks), and facelift are some of the most popular procedures requested of his talents. He also performs cosmetic injectables, laser treatments, and hair restoration procedures in his facility.
As a young man, Dr. Miguel Gallegos completed his undergraduate training in pharmacy at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. He also worked in his dad’s pharmacy in Las Vegas, NM 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 financial resources. He 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 his general surgery training at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX 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.
Memberships & Associations
Dr. 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 & certificates
He is licensed or certified through the following organizations:
- Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Medical License – State of New Mexico
- 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
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
As an avid outdoorsman, Dr. Gallegos can be found when he has free time enjoying himself out on the golf course playing golf, on the ski slopes skiing, in the woods hunting, or at a nearby fishing spot trying to catch some fish. He also has a fondness for horseback riding and horse racing.
"What an amazing experience!"
"I am so pleased with my experience here at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. I had a bad experience with another local plastic surgeon and went to Dr. Gallegos in a panic. He was so professional with a skillful hand. He calmed my nerves and reassured me he could help. Fast forward 3 weeks later after surgery I am so happy with results I would highly recommend him to anyone considering any self improvement work.*** as a footnote... something people may not think about when choosing a plastic surgeon ,you want the surgical center in their facility . Let's say there is a little imperfection you want it to be in house not a 3rd party facility that will want to be paid again ."
"Highly recommend. Staff and Doctor are caring! Thank you SanJuana for taking my stitches out"
"VERY happy! - Dr. Gallegos ROCKS! I was scared after I read these reviews. It seems like someone got fired and is angry at him because my experience having my upper and lower eyelids lifted has been fantastic! I look soooo beautiful, and I feel so beautiful now. It has only been 9 days since my surgery. I still look like me, just wayyyy better!! He is a married man, so if you are a female seeking attention from a man or a BFF, then find another doctor who will play games with you. If you want a skilled surgeon who cares about quality of his work, and you want the best results, then he IS the doc for you. I had to trust him, as scary as it was, after reading these reviews because I had already paid. I wish I had done this a few years back, and possibly even when I was younger because I always had puffy upper eyelids, even as a teen. Now, my bags are gone underneath my eyes, which started in my 30's. I had the kind of hollowed-out, lower eye bags vs. the puffy lower eye bags. Bye-bye skeletal eyes! I will definitely go back to Dr. Gallegos for future maintenance work now that I know from personal experience that he's good, REALLY good!"
"Five Stars - Dr. Miguel and his staff were so friendly and caring! I went through a tummy tuck and lower and upper eye lift. The staff on the day of my surgery and recovery after were so tentative to my needs. I am still amazed at the results of my surgery! After having three kids and being in my 40's, I was having some issues with my self esteem. I now have a stomach as flat as I did when I was in high school! My eyes look ten years younger! This was the best mommy makeover ever! If you are thinking about plastic surgery, Dr. Gallegos at Hermosa is the place to go if you want great customer service and great results!"
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