The Woodlands|Houston Plastic Surgeon


Commited to Excellence

“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” ~ Giorgio Armani

Plastic Surgeon in Houston|The Woodlands

Dr. Emmanuel De La Cruz is a Houston Plastic Surgeon, fully trained in general surgery as well as cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. De La Cruz’s rigorous and extensive education set the bar of excellence that has been the hallmark of his subsequent career and philosophy. Dr. De La Cruz, a Filipino American, entered college at the age of fifteen and received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, where he graduated summa cum laude, majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He successfully balanced his studies with volunteer work at the Texas Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. De La Cruz has enjoyed a passion for the sciences, music and art. As a student, Dr. De La Cruz excelled academically and received numerous scholastic awards. As a musician and artist, he enjoyed painting portraits and composing music with his grand piano. He developed his passion toward the art of aesthetic surgery because of the level of artistic intuition demanded. Dr. De La Cruz has mastered the ability to understand and visualize his patients’ needs, and is able to blend the art and science of aesthetic surgery to bring out the individualized natural beauty in each patient. As a surgeon and physician, Dr. De La Cruz values the importance of patient education as reflected by the  popularity of his blog, The Woodlands Plastic Surgeon.  From Dubai to Vietnam, and from Beverly Hills to New York, his blog’s popularity “has succeeded in establishing an international presence, attracting countless visitors from over 200 countries.”  But above all, Dr. De La Cruz emphasizes the highest quality and compassionate care. Quality of care is of paramount importance in his practice. Dr. De La Cruz believes that delivering the highest quality of patient care requires his personal involvement, whether it involves a BOTOX® injection, facelift or breast augmentation.

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Services and Procedures






Houston Plastic Surgeon | Woodlands Plastic Surgeon

Professional Education

Residency Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
94th percentile nationally, Plastic Surgery Inservice Examination

Medical College of Georgia Augusta, GA
Residency General Surgery
Loma Linda University School of Medicine Loma Linda, CA
Fellowship Hand and Microsurgery
Oregon Health & Sciences Univ. School of Medicine Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Department of Orthopedics Portland, Oregon


University of Texas Medical School Houston, TX
Medical Doctorate
Frank C. Webber Prize for Medical Research

Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology
Minor in Biochemistry
Summa Cum Laude Graduate

Licensure & Certification

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery

  • Medical Board of Georgia
  • Texas Medical Board
  • Medical Board of California
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 & 3
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Certified

Awards & Distinctions

  • 94th percentile, 2010 Plastic Surgery Inservice Examination
  • Judge, Miss Teen World 2011
  • TV Show guest at Al Dia, 2014
  • TV Show guest at Latina Spice, 2012
  • Invented the “Celtic-Cross Technique” for Umbilical Reconstruction (Belly Button Procedure)
  • Surgical Residency Advisory Council, Loma Linda University
  • General Surgery Residency Review Committee, LLUMC
  • Frank C. Webber Prize for Medical Research, University of Texas Medical School Research Convention
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Texas Tech University
  • President’s Honor Roll & Dean’s List, Texas Tech University
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
  • Golden Key National Honors Society
  • Texas Tech University Department of Biological Sciences Honors
  • Texas Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center Award of Excellence

Our Location

Main Office:  9595 Six Pines Drive Suite 8210,  The Woodlands, TX 77380
The Galleria Clinic:  1980 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1500 (Stewart Building or Two Post Oak)    Houston, TX 77056

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Se Habla Espanol. Office Phone (832) 520-1844