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8004 Constitution Place NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Miguel Gallegos, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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

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


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.


"This is Marcy Britton and I'm using my friends post. This was the best experience I ever had. I look years younger and I love my new lips."



"Two years ago I went to Dr. Gallegos’ office hoping he could help me. Not only did he help me, my experience with Dr. Gallegos and his staff has been nothing other than exemplary! Any time I have had a question or a concern I always get treated as if I mean something to the practice, I do not, not have a ever felt that I am just a warm body... If you want the best, go see Dr. Gallegos."



"Dr Gallegos is the best plastic surgeon in Albuquerque, I’ve been to others and he has done the best job in the state of New Mexico I had a breast augmentation... Amazing the scars are so fine lined you have to practically get a scope to see the scars. I was so pleased with his work that I had to have a tummy tuck.. a month later, it’s Amazing how I have healed in such a short time. Dr. Gallegos is extremely detailed with proficiency it’s unbelievable, I’ve had many many clients that have gone to many surgeons in the Albuquerque area and that is why I wanted Dr . Gallegos I didn’t want my body looking anything like in a horror movie. In all honesty if I could post the jobs he has done on my body I would, you wouldn’t question his work. Any women that wants her body looking amazing without the huge scars , Dr. Gallegos would be the one, trust me. I would absolutely have it done all over again , he’s the best in Albuquerque and I’m extremely picky on how my body looks internally and externally.... Paula"



"I give Dr. Gallegos 5 STARS!! His staff was kind, informative, and knowledgeable. Dr. Gallegos was awesome! I can’t express how happy I am with selecting Dr. Gallegos for my surgery. He was excellent in every detail from start to finish and went above and beyond. I researched all the Surgeons in Albuquerque and chose Dr. Gallegos for his education, qualifications, and 20+ experience. After meeting him, I knew he was the one. He answered countless questions, was never rushed and I knew exactly what to expect. He exceeded all of my expectations! His staff Nurse and MA were also excellent. I received amazing care and kindness. If you want the best chose Dr. Gallegos and his staff. If you want life changing results choose Dr. Gallegos and his staff. How fortunate Albuquerque is to have such a such a incredible Physician/Surgeon. Thank you"



"I’ve been coming to Hermosa for years now. They’ve always done such a great job. The nurses are very friendly and can answer all my questions. I highly recommend Hermosa"



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