Meet Dr. Erika Sato - Plastic Surgeon
Certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Erika Sato specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. She performs the latest treatments in cosmetic surgery as well as nonsurgical rejuvenation. Dr. Sato is committed to providing excellence in care, while treating every patient like family.
Dr. Sato is one of three surgeons at LYOS Plastic Surgery & Associates, a multi-specialty practice in Houston, TX with locations in Memorial and the Woodlands. LYOS Plastic Surgery & Associates is a top aesthetic practice, offering a full range of surgical and noninvasive services to the face, neck, breast and body. Dr. Sato leads a team of experienced nurses, medical assistants, a patient care coordinator, and surgical staff in this state of the art facility. Our office, in office AAAASF certified operating room, Memorial Houston Surgery Center, and in-office overnight suite (if an overnight stay is indicated or desired) is all encompassed in the same building making your experience from start to finish as streamlined and convenient as possible.
The staff works closely with Dr. Sato to create the best environment for the patient from the consultation to surgery and post surgery care. Dr. Sato caters to the needs of each patient with a concierge type service. She gives her personal cell phone number to her surgical patients and answers her own emails.
Dr. Sato was invited to be a visiting plastic surgeon in Kuwait City at the prestigious Quttainah Medical Center and currently has a second part-time aesthetic surgery practice there.
In 2015, Dr. Sato was featured as a main cast member on Bravo’s reality TV show Married to Medicine Houston.
Background and Education
A Missouri native, Dr. Sato was drawn to the field of plastic surgery when she was diagnosed with Binder’s Syndrome as a child. Binder’s syndrome is a rare congenital malformation resulting in undergrowth of the central face and may include elements of the nose and upper jaw. She underwent rhinoplasty surgery as a teenager utilizing cartilage from her right ear to reconstruct her nose. At just 15 years old she experienced how life changing plastic surgery can be, and knew that she wanted to be a plastic surgeon, so that some day she could impact others lives in a similar manor.
After graduating from the Honors College at the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Pre-Med emphasis, Dr. Sato went on to finish medical school at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine. She then completed her general surgery residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the world renowned Texas Medical Center followed by a rigorous fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the same institution.
Your personal consultation with Dr. Sato is in a comfortable private setting. Dr. Sato believes that realistic expectations are key to a successful surgery; therefore excellent communication between the patient and the surgeon is essential. The consultation appointment is equal parts interview and education.
She personally spends 45 minutes to one hour with each patient at a new consultation discussing their specific goals and concerns and answering any questions they might have. Dr. Sato encourages patients to ask questions and will always provide thorough honest answers.
The next step is a detailed physical exam, which allows Dr. Sato to have a better idea of which procedure or procedures are the right choice for that specific patient.
With an innate artistic touch, a natural eye for physical proportions, and strict attention to detail, Dr. Sato incorporates each patient’s goals and desires to form a custom-tailored plan utilizing the latest plastic surgery techniques, while maintaining natural looking results.
Once the perfect plan is formed with Dr. Sato, the patient will visit with her patient care coordinator, Amanda, (To contact Amanda, email firstname.lastname@example.org) whose primary role is to ensure that the entire experience at LYOS Plastic Surgery & Associates is a pleasant one. Amanda will go over the cost of the chosen procedure(s), outline various payment options including medical financing, and answer any other questions the patient may have about what happens next to move forward with surgery.
Professional Organizations and Societies
- Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Active Member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Candidate for Membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Honors and Awards
- RealSelf 100 & 500 Hall of Fame Distinguished Inductee
- Top 100 by RealSelf 2017
- Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors: Rising Stars 2017 & 2019
- Houston Top Doctor by Texas Magazine 2016 & 2017
- Top 500 by RealSelf 2015 & 2016
- Cover MD Monthly Magazine August 2017
- Featured in VoyageHouston July 2017
- Chosen as a cast member on Bravo’s Married to Medicine Houston 2016