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ABOUT ERIKA SATO, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Erika Sato is a Houston area plastic surgeon board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Sato earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri where she graduated Cum Laude from the Honors College. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri College of Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Medicine and graduated in the top 25% of her class. She completed both her general surgery and plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. She received multiple awards during her training from both faculty and peers including Resident of the Year as a junior resident and Chief Resident of the year for Memorial Hermann’s storied James “Red” Duke trauma service. Dr. Erika Sato was also selected as an Administrative Chief Resident of Surgery for her final year of general surgery training.
In the course of her plastic surgery training Dr. Erika Sato developed a substantial interest in the field of breast reconstruction, specifically microvascular free tissue transfer. She trained at Memorial Hermann, home to the nation’s busiest trauma service, as well as MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s premier hospitals for cancer treatment, and performed over 100 microvascular breast and trauma reconstructions during her training.
Dr. Erika Sato also trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, which has a long history of being a recognized leader in providing excellent cosmetic and general plastic surgery care. During this time Dr. Sato studied extensively in the latest techniques in facial and breast aesthetic surgery. Outside of her formal training, she also dedicated much of her time to studying under many regional and national leaders in cosmetic plastic surgery in the Houston area.
In her free time, Dr. Sato enjoys spending time with her husband and English bulldog “Bucky”, traveling, spinning, running, and pilates/barre.
“My philosophy as your plastic surgeon is to create a new and confident you by shaping your outer beauty to reveal the beauty that lies within. I strive to foster a collaborative and comforting environment by including you in every step of the pre-operative planning process and provide customize care for each patient and I am committed to providing that with the utmost attention to detail.”
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“Dr. Sato is amazing! I was very nervous at the beginning of this process but her personality and warm reassurance that everything would work out fine and she could give me the results I wanted got me through. Each visit has been pleasant she shows genuine concern and is completely open for any questions or concerns… I just love her!”
“Dr. Erika Sato gives you EXACTLY what you want!
From the moment Dr. Sato walked into the room, my husband and I knew she was going to be my surgeon! Besides her loveable personality and great bedside manner, Dr. Sato has gone above and beyond to give me the body of my dreams. I had a BBL completed around December with lipo done to MANY different areas. Dr. Sato was honest about the whole process and told me exactly what to expect! I am 10 weeks out right now and I’ve never looked better!”
“A masterful surgeon, a compassionate & kind person and straight forward about expected results. Being able to communicate with her so easily was a Godsend for my nerves post-op. I can’t recommend her enough.”