Julio Garcia MD - Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon serving Henderson, NVPatient Education

Dr. Garcia’s goal for every patient is education. The more you understand about each plastic surgery procedure, the better prepared you will be to make the right decisions about which procedures you want in order to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Customized Service

Since arriving in Las Vegas in 1988, Dr. Garcia has provided incomparable aesthetic surgical support to valley residents and patients from around the world.

Dr. Garcia and his five-member professional team of nurses, an aesthetician, and administrative staff are always sensitive to patient needs. Dr. Garcia and his team strive to maintain high-quality outcomes and a low stress experience for all patients.

We provide a friendly, family type environment and offer a full spectrum of procedures to meet our patients’ needs. From BOTOX® injections to tummy tuck surgery to breast augmentation, Dr. Garcia will listen to your specific concerns and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your procedures.

An Artist’s Eye

Dr. Garcia is not only a board-certified plastic surgeon, he also holds a degree in art history. His education and appreciation of art combined with his years of experience and training as a plastic surgeon allow him to view each procedure from an artistic perspective, ensuring that each patient achieves aesthetically pleasing results.

Skill and Experience

Dr. Garcia and his staff log in excess of 60 hours a year for training in new technologies, such as new types of laser surgery and liposuction. Dr. Garcia is:

  • Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • A member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Dr. Garcia is a dynamic force in the medical community. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Medical Society, as former vice chief of staff at Humana Sunrise Hospital, and Chief of Plastic surgery at both Humana Sunrise and Valley Hospitals.

Dr. Garcia takes beauty, seemingly only skin deep to some, to a purely unique level.


Curriculum Vitae


  • University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Medicine (1979-1983) Doctor of Medicine 1983
  • Northwestern University – Evanston, Illinois (1975-1979) Bachelor of Arts, Biology/Art History 1979


  • 1987-1988: Chief Resident, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: University of Illinois Medical Center
  • 1986-1988: University of Illinois Medical Center; Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Center for Craniofacial Anomalies Cook County Hospital

West Side Veterans Administration Hospital

University of Illinois Hospital

  • 1983-1986: University of Illinois Medical Center; Department of Surgery Cook County Hospital West Side Veterans Administration Hospital

Staff Positions

  • 1986-1988:University of Illinois Medical Center Clinical Instructor of Surgery



  • Valley Hospital and Medical Center: Vice Chief of Surgery 1993-1995, Chief of Plastic Surgery 1991-1996, Chairman of Credential Committee 1996-1997, Chairman of Surgical Case Review Committee 1992-1996, Chief of Surgical Quality Improvement Committee 1992-1996, Medical Review Committee member 1992-1996, Chief of TQM Committee-Pharmacy 1992-1996, Surgery Committee member 1992-1996, By-Laws Committee membeer 1993-1996, I.R.B. member 1993-1995
  • Desert Springs Hospital: Chief of Plastic Surgery 1990-1991, Chairman of Tissue Committee 1991-1993
  • Columbia Sunrise Hospital: Vice Chief of Staff 1997-1999, Chief of Plastic Surgery 1993-1996, Credentials Committee 1995-1996
  • Spring Valley Hospital
  • Health South Surgery Center: Medical Executive Committee 2005-08, Specialty Surgery Center Medical Executive Committee 2007-present
  • Valley View Surgery Center
  • Las Vegas Surgical Center
  • Plaza Surgery Center
  • Sahara Surgery Center


  • Garcia, J., Hormone Administration in an Aesthetic Surgery Practice. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 27: 212-214, 2007.
  • Cohen, M., Pollak, R., Garcia,J., Mozes, M., Reconstructive Surgery for Immunosuppressed Organ-Transplant Recipients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 83: 291-295, 1989.
  • DasGupta, T., Garcia, J., Gregor, J., Localization of Human Sarcoma with Radio labeled Monoclonal Antibody. Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy 23: 148-154, 1986.

Papers Submitted

  • Craniofacial Approach for Severe Facial Injuries
  • Calcium Channel Blockade for Augmentation of Skin Flap
  • Survival in Rats

Media Articles

  • Healthy Aging “For Men, Too” September/October 2005 Issue
  • Healthy Aging “Timeless Beauty with Chemical Peels” July/August 2005 Issue
  • Healthy Aging “Skin Essentials” May/June 2005 Issue
  • Unique Opportunities – The Physicians Resource “Make Your Practice Thrive During Lean Times” May/June 2004 Issue
  • Cosmetic Surgery Times “Use of Growth Hormones in Age Management” May 2004 Issue
Network – Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants
  • Network-APSA-2002-Volume 16-Number 2 “Estrogen Therapy Fears”
  • Network-APSA-2002-Volume 17-Number 3 “That Sweet Tooth is Killing You”
  • Network-APSA-2001-Volume 15-Number 3 “Just say No-Coffe and Its Effect on Aging”
  • Network – APSA – 2001 – Volume 15 – Number 3 “Body Fat and Cancer Risk”
  • Network-APSA-2001–Volume 15–Number 2 “Keep It on the Level–Practicing Anti-Aging Medicine Safely”
  • Network – APSA – 2000 – Volume 14 – Number 1 “Anti-Aging – Part Two of a Series – Anti-Aging Experts Recommend
  • Keeping Homocysteine Levels Low”
  • Network – APSA – 2000 – Volume 13 – Number 4 “Don’t Let the Sands of Time Drop through Your Hands Anti-Aging Medicine – A
  • Preventative Approach”
  • Network – APSA – 1999 – Volume 13 – Number 3 “The Ego-Ectomy – Treating Patients as People – Listening, Caring, Healing”
  • Network – APSA – 1998 – Volume 13 – Number 1 “Not By the Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin Laser Hair Removal”
  • Network – APSA – 1997 – Volume 12 – Number 4 “Burn, Baby Burn – Lipo Inferno – Practicing Safe Liposuction”
  • Network – APSA – 1997 – Volume 12 – Number 3 “Reflections in a Neon Eye – Using the Best Techniques”
LV Health Magazine
  • LV Health Magazine – August 2002 “Estrogen Therapy Fears”
  • LV Health Magazine – April 2002 “Cosmetic Surgery – One on One with Dr. Garcia”
  • LV Health Magazine – November 2001 “Just Say No, Joe – Coffee and Its Effect on Aging”
  • LV Health Magazine – August 2001 “Does Body Weight Affect Our Cancer Risk?”
  • LV Health Magazine – July 2001 “Too Much! Breast Reductions”
  • LV Health Magazine – May 2001 “Botox – Is It Safe?”
  • LV Health Magazine – February 2001 “Anti-Aging: For Mind & Body”
  • LV Health Magazine – January 2001 “Liposuction – Is It For You?”
Fun & Fit Magazine
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – October 2001 “Just Say No, Joe – Coffee and It’s Effects on You”
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – July 2001 “The Art of Perfection – Too Much! Breast Reductions”
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – June 2001 “The Art of Perfection – Facial Implants”
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – February 2001 “Lasers Schmazers”
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – December 2000 “Liposuction Questions and Answers”
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – October 2000 “Sun Exposure”
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – September 2000 “Wrinkles, Wrinkles, Go Away!”
  • Fun & Fit Magazine – July 2000 “Cosmetic Dreams…”


  • 2009 American Society of Plastic Surgery, Seattle Panel
    East Meets West: Cultural Differences in Breast Augmentation
  • 2009 Facial Plastic Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV
    “The Use of Barbed Sutures in Facelifts”
  • 2009 California Society of Plastic Surgeons Squaw Valley, Ca
    “Weight Loss through Hormones”
  • 2008: Cosmetic Medicine Symposium/ASAPS
    “Hormone Replacement in Cosmetic Medicine”
  • 2007: The Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic Surgeons
    “Ancillary Plastic Surgery Panel”
  • 2007: Faces Symposium
    “The Open Forehead Lift Technique”
  • 2007: ASPS Annual Meeting
    “Hormone replacement in a Plastic Surgery Practice”
  • 2007: Young President’s Organization
    “First Impressions Happen Only Once: Plastic Surgery and Its Role in This Social Commentary”
  • 2006: ASPS/PSEF/ASAPS Anti-Aging, Skin Care and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Symposium
    “Age Management Program in a Plastic Surgery Practice”
    “Testosterone and Adrenal Androgens in Men and Estrogen and Progesterones in Women”
  • 2005: Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants
    “Weapons of Mass Destruction for Dummies”
  • 2004: ASAPS/PSEF Rejuvenation Medicine: Take Charge of Aging Symposium
    “How Growth Hormones Fit Into Your Anti-Aging Practice”
    “Testosterone and Adrenal Androgens in Men: Estrogen and Progesterone Replacement in Women”
    “Female Hormone Replacement: Horse Urine or Horse Hockey”
  • 2003: American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
    “Chemical Peels for Skin Rejuvenation”
  • 2003: Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants
    “Practice Acquisitions”
    “Incorporating Hormone Replacement into an Age Management Clinic”
  • 2003: ASAPS/PSEF Anti-Aging Symposium
    “Human Growth Hormone: Clinical Applications in my Private Practice”
    “Androgens and Prohormones: Utilization for Clinical Supplementation In Private Practice”
    “Estrogens and Their Clinical Use in Plastic Surgery”
    “How to Incorporate Hormone Replacement into a Clinical Practice”
  • 2002: American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
    “Chemical Peels for the Non-Plastic Surgeon”
  • 2002: Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants
    “Female Hormone Replacement: Horse Urine or Horse Hockey”
  • 2002: Lipoplasty University
    “Difficult Challenges in the Post-Operative Lipoplasty Patient” “Incorporating Anti-Aging into Your Clinical Practice”
  • 2002: California Society of Plastic Surgery
    “Testosterone Replacement in Men – Indications and Treatment Plan”
  • 2002: California Society of Plastic Surgery
    “Human Growth Hormone – Indications and Treatment Protocol”
  • 2002: Association of Surgical Technologists
    “Anatomy in Plastic Surgery”
  • 2000: Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants
    “Internal Plastic Surgery: How to Make Your Present Practice Obsolete”
  • 1999: Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants
    “Anti-Aging for the Plastic Surgeon: Rejuvenate from Within”
  • 1998: Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants
    “UAL Complications – Burn Baby Burn”
  • 1993: Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants
    “Glycolic Acid Treatments”
  • 1992: Nevada Association of Medical Assistants
    “Silicone Breast Implant Controversy”
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
    “Incidence of Capsular Contracture in Textured Breast Implants” (Study)
  • Southern Nevada University of Cosmetology
    “Cosmetic Chemistry & Use in Skin Care”

Television Appearances

  • 2004 EXTRA Susan Hawk “Survivor” Extreme Makeover for Season Finale
  • Discovery Health Channel Plastic Surgery Series-Massive Weight Loss Surgery
  • 2004 EXTRA Sin City Facelift
  • 2003 Discovery Health Channel Plastic Surgery Series- Massive Weight Loss Surgery
  • 2000 EXTRA Sin City Facelift

Other Data

  • Date of Birth: September 14, 1957
  • Language: English Proficiency: Spanish

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