Reo Pugao, M.D., D.D.S., FACS is a facial cosmetic surgeon who focuses on facial aesthetic procedures such as facelifts and brow lifts, as well as nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX® and fillers. Dr. Pugao joined Martin Plastic Surgery in 2019, helping men and women in Las Cruces, New Mexico and beyond look and feel like the best possible version of themselves through his perfected blend of highly-skilled technique and an artistic eye.
Education and Background
Dr. Pugao was born in Manila, Philippines, but grew up in the quiet town of Andrews, Texas. He attended Southwestern Adventist University, where he received his Bachelor of Science for Medical Technology. After working a few years as a medical technologist, Dr. Pugao earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University in 2007. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine—New Orleans. From there, he completed his post-graduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at LSU, which included an internship residency in General Surgery at the same institution.
Dr. Pugao has dedicated himself to the art of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as facial cosmetic surgery. He believes in rejuvenating the face to a more harmonious and youthful balance. He provides an array of facial aesthetic procedures, such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgeries, ear surgeries, brow/forehead lifting, facial fat transfers, lip lifts and augmentations, neck lifts and chin and cheek augmentations.
“I approach every patient differently according to their desires and needs,” says Dr. Pugao. “I believe that a perfectly tailored outfit should complement the person’s natural form and beauty. Facial aesthetic surgery is the art of enhancing one’s features to optimal aesthetics without compromising natural form. I will work hard for that person to achieve aesthetic excellence and rejuvenate their natural beauty.”
Dr. Pugao also provides a variety of non-surgical options for rejuvenation of the face with the use of BOTOX® and fillers. Hair transplant procedures and facial chemical peels are also available for facial rejuvenation.
Certifications and Society Memberships
Dr. Pugao’s credentials include:
- Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons
- Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
About Martin Plastic Surgery
Dr. Scot Martin opened Martin Plastic Surgery in Las Cruces in 2002 as an independent practice, which includes an on-site surgery center that is accredited at the highest level by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF). Dr. Pugao joined Dr. Martin in 2019, focusing on facial cosmetic surgeries and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options.