Meet Dr. Steven Holzman

Steven Holzman, M.D.Steven Holzman, MD is an extensively trained board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Renowned for his keen aesthetic eye and exceptional surgical skill, he has earned several Texas Super Doctors® recognitions and has been named one of Austin’s Top Doctors for plastic surgery for numerous years.

A native of Texas, Dr. Holzman earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He went on to complete his General Surgery Residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, his General Surgery Research Fellowship at Tufts University School of Medicine, and his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Florida. He has since obtained board-certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

At our practice, Dr. Holzman offers an expansive range of cosmetic procedures for the breasts, body, face, and skin—including abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, facelift surgery, mommy makeover, and body contouring after massive weight loss. He also provides gynecomastia treatment and numerous other male plastic surgery options tailored specifically for men, as well as many non-surgical injectables and skin care products for anyone seeking minimally- and/or non-invasive aesthetic enhancement.

Always striving to remain at the forefront of plastic surgical innovation, Dr. Holzman maintains active membership in several prestigious medical organizations, such as the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Above all, he is committed to patient safety and satisfaction, continually furthering his education and improving his techniques to ensure every individual he treats receives top-quality care and optimal aesthetic results.

To view the type of plastic surgery outcomes Dr. Holzman has achieved for patients over the years, we encourage you to visit our online gallery of before-and-after photos.

Dr. Steven Holzman is an amazing plastic surgeon & his staff is phenomenal. My procedure went smoothly & exactly as he said it would. The aftercare I recieved was top notch. They treated me with kindness & respect & did absolutely everything they could to make my experience as comfortable as possible. They were even willing to fight with insurance if necessary.

Lindsay Weaver

June 26, 2020


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Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree – University of Texas at Austin (1980–1983)
  • Medical Degree – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1984–1988)
  • General Surgery Residency – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1988–1990, 1991–1994)
  • General Surgery Research Fellowship – Tufts University School of Medicine (1990–1991)
  • Plastic Surgery Residency – University of Florida (1994–1996)
  • Board Certification – American Board of Plastic Surgery (1999)

Professional Memberships & Positions

  • Austin Society of Plastic Surgeons – Member & Past President
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgery – Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Member
  • Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital – Medical Director 2003-2013
  • American College of Surgeons – Fellow

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. David’s Medical Center
  • St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
  • St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
  • Seton Medical Center
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
  • Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Super Doctors®Texas Monthly Magazine (2007–2024)
  • Austin’s Top Doctors – Austin Monthly Magazine (2018–2020)

How to Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon

Choosing the best plastic surgeon requires careful consideration of several factors. Below, Dr. Holzman offers advice on how to ensure a prospective surgeon has the requisite education, training, skill, and experience to deliver your desired results.

  • Dr. Holzman recommends verifying that a prospective surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as this ensures they have undergone rigorous training and adhere to high standards. 
  • Reviewing before-and-after photos of the surgeon’s previous work can enable you to assess their skill and preview the types of results you can expect. 
  • Consider the surgeon’s hospital affiliations or where the surgery will be performed, as facilities should be accredited for safety. 
  • Communication is key, so during consultations, ensure a prospective surgeon listens to your concerns, clearly explains the procedure—including risks and recovery—and that you feel comfortable with their approach and demeanor.
  • Patient reviews and testimonials can offer insight into others’ experiences with a provider, including information about the office and clinical staff. 
  • Finally, trust your instincts: it is important to choose a surgeon who makes you feel safe, and understood, and whom you trust to achieve your desired outcomes.

Why Is Board Certification Important for Plastic Surgeons?

Board certification for plastic surgeons is a crucial marker of a surgeon’s expertise, skill, and commitment to maintaining high standards of patient care and safety. It signifies that the surgeon has undergone rigorous education and training, including medical school, a residency in plastic surgery, and often additional fellowship training. After completing this extensive training, the surgeon must pass comprehensive written and oral exams administered by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).

This certification process ensures that the surgeon has acquired the necessary knowledge and technical skills to perform plastic surgery procedures safely and effectively. It also indicates that they are committed to continuing education and staying abreast of the latest advancements and safety standards in the field.

Furthermore, board certification requires surgeons to adhere to ethical standards, enhancing patient trust. Hospitals and surgical centers often require surgeons to be board-certified to grant them privileges to operate within their facilities, further underscoring the importance of this certification for ensuring quality patient care and safety in plastic surgery.

Book a Consultation with Dr. Holzman

For more information, or if you are interested in plastic surgery and wish to find out how Dr. Holzman can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please feel free to contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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