Dr. Swetanshu Chaudhari is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the owner of SunCoast Plastic Surgery, located in Pearland, Texas. Dr. Chaudhari serves patients in Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Clear Lake, and the surrounding communities, specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast augmentation/reduction, body contouring, breast reconstruction, burn reconstruction, hair transplantation, and female rejuvenation.
Dr. Chaudhari is Double Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is also certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS). Dr. Chaudhari is also an active member of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Double Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery & the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Chaudhari completed his three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the historic University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston under the direct supervision of a past-president of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. During this plastic surgery training, he spent three complete years learning all aspects of plastic surgery, from cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, to complex reconstructive surgery for cancer patients, to hand surgery and hair transplantation.
In addition to surgical methods, Dr. Chaudhari is also experienced in various non-surgical treatments, including skin care, microdermabrasion, Botox and dermal fillers (Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse), chemical peels, and a variety of medical lasers (for removal of tattoos or unwanted hair and treatment of cutaneous vascular lesions).
Throughout his practice, Dr. Chaudhari has continued his education and training through regular participation in workshops and courses on the latest techniques and procedures in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Chaudhari has attended the Texas Maxillofacial Trauma course, and learned advanced microsurgical techniques at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has presented his own research and knowledge at a number of regional and national meetings, including the Longmire Surgical Society, the California Society of Plastic Surgery, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Burn Association, the Singleton Surgical Society, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, and the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons. Over the years, Dr. Chaudhari has attended many national meetings such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the QMP Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, and the Aesthetic Society.
Dr. Chaudhari’s mission is to use his advanced technical skill to provide the highest quality of medical care to his patients in a warm and comforting environment. Dr. Chaudhari feels strongly about patient education and utilizes diagrams and photos when outlining surgical procedures so that patients understand their surgical options and are better able to make informed choices.
Dr. Chaudhari works closely with his patients, guided by the patient’s individual goals — to create beautiful and natural-looking results to enhance appearance and improve self-confidence.
Dr. Chaudhari began his education earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). He was then accepted to the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA, where he earned his medical degree and fell in love with the practice of plastic surgery. He found plastic surgery to be the most refined and mentally stimulating specialization of surgery, and continues to enjoy how the field allows him to work on every part of the body on patients in all age groups.
As a medical student, he spent an entire year doing research in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA, where he investigated the potential of fat stem cells to regenerate many other human tissues, including bone, muscle, fat, and cartilage. His research has been integral to understanding how fat stem cells can be used to heal other tissues all over the body. Over the last few years, injecting fat has become increasingly popular and is often called fat recycling. Dr. Chaudhari was involved in the development of this technique, and has spent many years refining his own technique of injecting a patient’s own fat stem cells to augment, reshape, or heal different regions of the human body.
During this time, he also traveled across the country to learn from plastic surgeons at several reputable institutions, including Northwestern University in Chicago, USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles, and the Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center at the Harvard School of Medicine in Boston. Visiting such prestigious institutions, Dr. Chaudhari acquired a broad knowledge of various techniques and learned first-hand from some of the most well-respected plastic surgeons in the country.
Following medical school, Dr. Chaudharu completed,
a full five-year General Surgery residency training at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. As a general surgeon, Dr. Chaudhari studied the management of all surgically treatable diseases, including diseases of the gallbladder, appendix, spleen, colon, and stomach, as well as trauma and critical care. While at SIU, he further pursued his interest in plastic surgery and developed a strong interest in burn surgery as well.
Dedicated to furthering his training in burn surgery, Dr. Chaudhari completed a Burn Fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center, where he worked in the state-of-the-art Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center as the only burn fellow in the state of Indiana. At Indiana University, he learned how to treat acute burn patients, along with complex methods of burn reconstruction using well-established as well as novel techniques. In addition to treating burn patients, he managed to pursue burn research, specifically using skin substitutes in burn reconstruction, which he presented at the national meeting of the American Burn Association (ABA) in San Diego, CA.
To all of the Journal Readers that Voted for me to become the BEST PLASTIC SURGEON in Friendswood and Pearland, my sincerest THANK YOU!! It has been a pleasure serving the community and I look forward to many years to come!! …Click for more
Dr. Chaudhari was fortunate enough to meet this smart and beautiful Houstonian, Chiniqua Pettaway, back in May 2013.
Chiniqua is a busy small-business owner and fitness enthusiast whose platform is heart-disease awareness for women
and fitness for kids. This past June, Ms. Pettaway went to California and competed against nearly 50 other beautiful women and won!