Dr. Matt Bindewald San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
  • Meet the Surgeon: Dr. Matt Bindewald

    Is He the Best Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon for Me?

    Dr. Bindewald is a double board certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon based in San Antonio, TX. He is well known for his achievements in aesthetic plastic surgery as well as performing complex reconstructive surgeries that have given his patients life-changing return of form and function.


    Dr. Bindewald performs many cosmetic surgery procedures within the vast scope of the plastic surgery space. These surgeries include customized breast surgeries (augmentation, lift, areola, nipple), gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), upper and lower body lift procedures, and liposuction.


    His reconstructive interests include post-bariatric corrective surgeries (removing massive amounts of excess skin and tissue that carries with it both health risks and cosmetic concerns), breast reduction surgery (as well as a team of experts to work with your insurance company), breast reconstruction after mastectomy (rebuilding entire breasts after they have been removed because of cancer or genetic predisposition to cancer), and facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery (using flaps, skin and cartilage grafts, and other materials to rebuild noses, lips, ears and other critical structures lost from cancer surgery). These surgeries have allowed patients to get their lives back.



    Many cosmetic plastic surgery patients actually travel to see a surgeon like Dr. Bindewald because they are able to get a very tailored surgical plan instead of having to choose from a cookie-cutter list of services. For patients who are unsure of exactly what they need or want, he is often able to explain surgical possibilities from a "whole body" perspective, including what options are available, how a surgery in one area will affect the function of that and surrounding areas, where and how incisions are placed under different scenarios to achieve the best aesthetic result. For patients that may be unsure exactly what they desire when they email us or schedule an initial consultation, they find great relief through his detailed explanations, highly transparent pricing, and completely no-pressure environment.


    Dr. Bindewald is soft-spoken, thorough, and a highly detailed planner. His passion is in studying the form and function of the body and applying that science to his surgeries so that patients can get the best of both beauty and function. He doesn't encourage patients to do more than they need. If this resonates with you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment or email us any questions you may have. If it doesn't, we would be happy to provide you with a recommendation of some plastic surgeons that may better suit your exact needs and desires.


    Dr. Matt Bindewald

    Balancing Science with Precision

    We provide patients exacting care in plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and reconstructive surgery out of our San Antonio, TX office


    "Dr. Bindewald provides meticulous care with exacting standards. Tailoring treatment to each patient’s individual needs is his top priority, and he treats every patient as he would want his family members to be treated. Dr. Bindewald’s philosophy of combining science, precision, and compassion results in outstanding care."


    Licensed by:

    Texas Medical Board

    Medical Board of California


    Appointments and Honors:

    Fellow American College of Surgeons

    Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery

    Diplomate, American Board of Surgery

    Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant


    Professional Memberships:

    American Society of Plastic Surgeons

    Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

    Texas Medical Society

    Bexar County Medical Society

    Exacting Care.

    Dr. Matt Bindewald completed his undergraduate training at the University of Colorado, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering with a bioengineering emphasis. From there, Dr. Bindewald returned to his native Hawaii to study medicine at The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. Following graduation with his doctorate in medicine, Dr. Bindewald complete a residency in general surgery in Santa Barbara, California. He then joined the United States Navy as a general surgeon. It was during his time in the military that he became increasingly interested in reconstructive plastic surgery, seeing the benefits provided to our service members.


    Upon completion of his military service, the already experienced surgeon moved to San Antonio, Texas to complete an additional three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Bindewald's training in plastic surgery is comprehensive, including reconstructive and aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In keeping with his passion for helping patients with complex medical needs, he has built his practice to specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face. Helping those with issues caused by weight loss, cancer, and trauma. He is also well known for his work with patients seeking cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance and well-being.


    Dr. Bindewald is active in the industry, and dedicates a significant amount of his time on research into both new advances as well as risks and complications within the plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was asked to present his findings on the "Early Identification of Mycobacterial Infection in Rhytidectomy (facelift) Patients" at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in 2013 and has recently authored a chapter on nerve and injury repair in the surgical textbook "Complications of Surgery and Trauma" (2014). Dr. Bindewald was most recently featured in the May/June 2016 issue of MD Monthly Magazine. He also presented his findings regarding pain control after abdominoplasty at the national American Society of Plastic Surgery meeting in October of 2017.


  • Recognized in:

    The Science & Art

    of Reconstructing the

    Human Body

    Texas MD Monthly magazine highlights top

    San Antonio plastic and reconstructive surgeon 

    Dr. Matt Bindewald

    Nationally Published:

    Journal of Trauma

    Please select link to access full article; article copyright by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    Texas MD Monthly Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Thomas Jeneby, Dr. Jennifer Walden, Dr. Matt Bindewald

    Featured In: 

    Texas MD Monthly

    Dr. Matt Bindewald, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


    Nerve & Injury Repair

    Medical School Textbook:

    Complications in Surgery and Trauma (chapter)

  • What do patients say about Dr. Bindewald?




    ‘I had abdominoplasty and J-plasty at the same time. I cannot say enough Dr. Bindewald... my results are amazing. I'd do it all over again as a matter of fact I'd love to have a few more things done on me. He is amazing from beginning to end he explained everything, showed me, and I am in love with my results. I am only two months out and I love my body.’



    ‘I had an overall great experience from start to finish with my surgery. I'd recommend Dr. Bindewald to anyone looking for complete
    professional caring service. My outcome was awesome’.



    ‘Dr Bindewald is an amazing plastic surgeon. So grateful for his expertise and I am so happy with my results. He truly cares for his patients. Thank you Dr Bindewald.’



    ‘Wonderful, caring demeanor. Excellent, impeccable, detailed work...’



    ‘Dr. Bindewald is an amazing surgeon. He is so calming and didn’t get upset when I joked with him. He even had a comeback which I liked. I was very ready but nervous to have my breast reduction. He had such a calming demeanor that he calmed me. I am VERY pleased. It’s been almost 2 months post-op. I tend to get infections easily with EVERY surgery I’ve had and he was “on top” of all my concerns. I highly recommend he and his staff.’





    ‘I am not one to do reviews that often, but I feel like I would be doing a disservice if I did not leave a review on Dr. Bindewald. It has been 10+ years since I have had any type of plastic surgery procedure. My previous plastic surgeon retired and his office was referring his patients to Dr. Bindewald. Going in I knew nothing about this physician; however, it did not take me long to realize that I was in excellent hands. He listens to my concerns, he explains everything in detail, and I have never felt rushed. His bedside manner is awesome. He has a calming presence about him. I had my procedure done six days ago and by looking at his work I can tell he's a perfectionist. Not to mention, his office staff is great too! I will be a patient for life! Thank you Dr. Bindewald!’



    ‘I am presently undergoing two reconstructive surgeries with him (it hasn't been fun!) and indeed he is a master of his profession! He is the consummate physician who is compassionate, great bed-side manner and has the tendency to make one comfortable and at ease! His only gripe with me is he is on me to quit smoking! For one who is seeking services like his and goes elsewhere, they are making a terrible mistake!’



    ‘Dr Bindewald is an amazing doctor. He has incredible bedside manner and is very caring with his patients. He is impeccable with his attention to detail and does awesome work. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.’




    ‘Dr. Bindewald has an absolute perfect bedside manner and is extremely patient. The level of concern I was treated with before as well as after my surgery made me feel like I was being well taken care of. Him and his nurse took their time to answer all my questions both during my office visits and over the phone. My procedure was done with my best end result as well as my overall happiness always in mind.’



    ‘Such a great surgeon. He has a wonderful bed side manner. He made me feel very comfortable and erased my anxiety. I felt like a member of the family not a patient. His nurse is also very caring. My entire experience was nothing but great.’




    An unexpected nasal reconstruction was thrust upon me and I was referred to Dr. Bindewald on a late notice. I was seen promptly and the procedure to follow was thoroughly explained. After two surgeries, the results are striking and much more successful than I could have imagined. Through all of my visits with Dr. Bindewald, he has given me confidence in the outcome due to his expertise, optimism, compassion and the results. I could not have been under better care.’


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