Liana M. Lugo, MD grew up in Puerto Rico prior to attending Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY. After graduating summa cum laude in Biology, she returned to Puerto Rico to attend UCC School of Medicine where she was honored twice with the POE Research Scholar Program at St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Then she completed General Surgery training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she was awarded the Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship Award and devoted significant amount of time in breakthrough research in the field of tissue engineering. Following General Surgery residency, she pursued a Head and Neck Surgery fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.
Dr. Lugo then completed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with the world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Luis O. Vasconez. During her Plastic Surgery training, she trained in all aspects of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery with specific focus on face-lifts and neck lifts performed under local anesthesia, as an alternative to IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Dr. Lugo has published research articles in the fields of Tissue Engineering and Plastic Surgery and presented her work at numerous national conferences and at the prestigious World Congress at the International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) in Santiago, Chile.
Dr. Lugo is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a variety of interests within cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, particularly face-lifts and neck lifts. In addition to cosmetic surgery of the face, she enjoys a full range of cosmetic surgery including liposuction, fat grafting, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, as well as injectable facial rejuvenation and enhancement. Dr. Lugo is also interested in breast reduction, breast lift, breast reconstruction and body contouring. When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Lugo enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, who works as a financial risk modeler for BBVA and her three children: Elena Sofia, James Alexander and Maximilian Sebastian.
Dr. Lugo is highly trained in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the entire body. She uses state-of-the-art techniques and knowledge to care for her patients. Her main goal is to provide individual, specialized care, where the patient’s needs are her only concern.