Meet Dr. Martin

Scot A. Martin, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving El Paso, Las Cruces and communities throughout New Mexico and West Texas. He focuses his practice on breast enhancement and body contouring plastic surgery procedures.

Education and Background

Originally from West Texas, just East of El Paso, he grew up in a small town where his family has been involved in farming for generations. Dr. Martin originally went to Texas Tech for college, but soon after transferred to Austin College in Sherman, Texas. At Austin College he decided he wanted to become a doctor. He was accepted into one of the best medical schools in the country in 1989, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He then went on to complete a full five year General Surgery Residency at the University of Oklahoma.

In between his second and third year of Residency, Dr. Martin was invited to do a year of surgical research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he wrote numerous articles and a major book chapter. He then completed a full Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under the direction of Luis O. Vasconez, M.D. Dr. Vasconez is a world renowned Plastic Surgeon responsible for developing a number of procedures that many plastic surgeons use worldwide.

Following the completion of his Residency, Dr. Vasconez asked Dr. Martin to stay on staff and teach future plastic surgeons, which he did for almost a year. The “call” to return home and be closer to family was too great. He now lives in Las Cruces with his wife Kim, who is a dentist.

Certifications and Society Memberships

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Dr. Martin’s credentials include:

  • Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Membership into this society is a unique distinction reserved for aesthetic surgeons who have demonstrated motivation to distinguish themselves in advanced education and clinical focus in aesthetic plastic surgery. Of special note, Dr. Martin becomes one of only six inductees statewide and the only New Mexico inductee practicing outside of Albuquerque. Currently, El Paso has only three members in this Society.

  • LEAD Surgeon, Mentor Corporation (A recognition of Dr. Martin as a breast augmentation leader on a national level).

About Martin Plastic Surgery

In 2002, Dr. Martin opened an independent practice in Las Cruces. Dr. Martin operates in his on-site surgical center that is certified with the highest level of accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF).