Meet Dr. Mehta

Dr. Ankur Mehta is a native Texan who earned his undergraduate degree and completed his rigorous medical education and training, all in Texas. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Mehta brings a strong dedication to patient care, safety, and results to our exceptional team of board-certified plastic surgeons in Austin, TX.

To get to know Dr. Mehta and the other Austin plastic surgeons at Synergy Plastic Surgery, request a consultation using our online form or call our office at  (512) 244-1439 to schedule an appointment.

Trained & Educated in Top Texas Institutions

Dr. Mehta began his journey to becoming a plastic surgeon by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He went on to complete his medical and plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, which included a 6-year integrated plastic and reconstructive surgical residency. Dr. Mehta then completed a 1-year fellowship program in pediatric burn reconstruction at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston.

Plastic Surgery Specialties

While Dr. Mehta regularly performs plastic surgery for the face, neck, breast, and body, he especially enjoys performing complex combination procedures like mommy makeovers. He is one of the few plastic surgeons to regularly perform surgery using twilight anesthesia for increased safety and quicker recovery than with general anesthesia.

Among the Best in the Business

Dr. Mehta’s impressive professional accomplishments include certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was listed in the RealSelf 100 and earned 5 different awards on Vitals.com, including the Patient’s Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award, and On-time Doctor Award.

An Interview With Dr. Mehta

What drew you to plastic surgery?

When I was younger, I was often made fun of for the size of my nose. Although I tried not to let it bother me, I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me at least a little. I didn’t know anything could be done about the appearance of my nose until my mom took me to see a plastic surgeon. I had a rhinoplasty (nose job), after which I felt more confident about my appearance. This experience drew me to plastic surgery because I wanted to help others improve their self-esteem and confidence like I did after my surgery.

What makes your career rewarding?

I am an artistic, meticulous, precise person who loves using his hands, needs to be constantly mentally stimulated, and loves helping people. Plastic surgery fits my personality because it is a very cerebral, artistic, surgical specialty with an infinite variety that can change patients’ lives for the better.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a patient’s life change after a surgical procedure. I have seen so many patients whose confidence goes from zero to 100 after their procedure. Many times this boost in self-confidence leads to successes in other aspects of their lives, both professionally and personally.

What makes your approach different from other surgeons?

I take a more “hands-on” approach than other surgeons. I remain very involved in the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care to make sure my patients heal, recover, and have the best cosmetic result possible. I call my patients the same day after their surgery to check on them and give them my personal cell phone number so they can call me if any questions arise.

What goals do you have for your career?

I strive to provide the best patient care and cosmetic results to the patients of Austin and the surrounding areas in the safest manner possible. I am continuously learning new, innovative, and safer ways to perform plastic surgery. I would like to set myself apart from other plastic surgeons by the unique surgeries I perform with a bedside manner that is comforting and assuring to all my patients.

How do you enjoy spending your personal time?

I’m a foodie at heart, love cooking, spending time with loved ones, trying new foods all over town, and maybe even hitting a dance floor or two! I’m also an actor and am best known for my roles in Dude, Where’s the Party and Elephants Don’t Forget. I like to relax by spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and swimming in my favorite watering holes around Austin. I love animals and volunteer for an animal rescue organization whenever I have the chance!