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El Paso Cosmetic Facial Surgery - Meet Dr. John W. Pate - Cosmetic Surgery of the Southwest

El Paso Plastic Surgeon - Dr. John W PateDr. John W. Pate

John W. Pate, Jr., D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who has been practicing Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, Texas since 1976. Dr. Pate is also certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He received his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Following his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1976, he began his practice of Plastic and Cosmetic surgery in El Paso, Texas.


One of his areas of expertise include the surgical repair of all types of facial trauma producing bony as well as soft tissue injuries. His expertise also extends to all types of cosmetic facial surgical procedures focusing particularly on the use of lasers in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Pate uses lasers to perform almost all his facial cosmetic surgery and because of his specialized surgical techniques he can safely perform face lifting, eyelid cosmetic surgery, or nasal cosmetic surgery, and, at the same surgical setting, perform cosmetic laser resurfacing to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. Performing multiple surgeries during the same surgical setting is safe, less expensive, and incurs only one surgical recovery period for the patient.

Dr. Pate has been performing liposuction surgery since 1985. He is well versed in the use of the tumescent technique for liposuction surgery as well as the use of Ultrasonic and Laser liposuction surgery. Dr. Pate can safely perform liposuction as well as a mini tummy-tuck or a standard abdominoplasty at the same surgical setting.

Dr. Pate is a member of the El Paso County Medical Society, The Texas Medical Association, The Texas Cosmetic Surgical Society, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.   He is a frequent speaker in cosmetic surgery meetings on various aspects of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Pate's hobbies include skiing, scuba diving, and rock climbing as well as alpine mountaineering. He is also a type rated jet pilot.

Dr. Pate and his wife, Rhonda have three grown children.

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