Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

If you are ready to improve the appearance of your face, breasts, or body with plastic surgery, your choice of surgeon is possibly your most significant decision. Although the terms "plastic surgeon" and "cosmetic surgeon" are often used interchangeably, there is a significant distinction. When looking for a plastic surgeon in and around Austin, Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg believe it's important that patients understand what distinguishes plastic surgeons from cosmetic surgeons. By understanding this distinction, clients can choose wisely, ensuring that they will receive quality care and satisfying outcomes.

Are you ready to find out what sets Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg apart from other plastic surgeons in Austin, TX? Request a consultation with one of our surgeons using our online form or call (512) 244-1439 for an appointment at our Austin or Round Rock offices. We serve patients from neighboring Texas communities including Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander and Pflugerville.


What Is a Cosmetic Surgeon?

Any licensed physician who performs procedures to enhance a patient's appearance can legally call him or herself a cosmetic surgeon. Therefore, if you choose a cosmetic surgeon to perform your face lift, liposuction, breast augmentation, or other cosmetic procedure, you could be trusting your appearance and your health to a physician whose training is primarily in an area like dermatology, gynecology, general surgery, or even dentistry.

What Makes a Plastic Surgeon Different?

Physicians are only qualified to call themselves plastic surgeons when they have completed a minimum 2 years of residency training specifically in plastic surgery. This plastic surgery training encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive components. After their residency training, plastic surgeons can choose to specialize in cosmetic surgery, but cosmetic surgeons are not necessarily plastic surgeons.

Make sure to ask any physician that you visit if he or she is credentialed to perform the operation that you want in an actual hospital and not just a private operating room. Fully trained plastic surgeons such as Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg will have plastic surgery privileges at many hospitals, and will be able to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures there. Surgeons without proper plastic surgery qualifications will never be granted privileges to operate in the hospital setting. For the safety and convenience our patients, our surgeons usually perform cosmetic procedures in a hospital operating suite.

Dr. Kerr has actually exceeded the requirements to become a board-certified plastic surgeon. In addition to his 1-year general surgery internship, he completed a 5-year combined plastic and reconstructive surgery residency. His intensive training in body contouring, breast enhancement, and facial rejuvenation along with reconstructive procedures such as breast reconstruction and skin cancer repair, enables him to consistently provide impressive outcomes for his patients.

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
Round Rock: (512) 244-1444

Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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