Meet Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, MD

" I don't want anyone to look fake, just younger and more alive. Happiness is what I strive for "

- Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, MD

An Elite Surgeon in the Cosmetic Surgery Industry

An Elite Surgeon
in the Cosmetic
Surgery Industry

San Antonio, TX Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez, MD is dedicated to creating her patients’ best version of themselves. With her experience, artistry, and careful attention to detail, she is able to refine the breasts, body and/or face to achieve the most beautiful, natural results, so her patients can feel confident and ready to take on the world. Her easy manner, honesty, and openness break down barriers and allow her to meet patients’ expectations time and time again. Dr. Hernandez developed a passion for life and learning at an early age and always worked hard to achieve her goals. Years ago, she overcame a life-threatening illness. That profound experience caused Dr. Hernandez to value life even more and inspired her to help make everyone’s lives more fulfilling.
“I help patients get back to where they were–so they can live their lives with confidence.”
Dr. Hernandez’s zest for life and appreciation for family, health, and happiness became the foundation of her practice. She sees cosmetic surgery as a way for men and women to truly enrich their lives and enjoy every minute of it by feeling more positive about themselves. “We only have one life,” says Dr. Hernandez; “I want my patients to look and feel beautiful during their lives.”

Rooted in texas serving her community

Rooted in Texas, Serving Her Community

Dr. Hernandez was born and has lived her entire life in Texas. She moved to San Antonio after graduating from high school and loves living in a city with such a rich culture. She is very excited to be back after being away for ten years of educational study and training to serve the San Antonio community and the surrounding neighborhoods. Dr. Hernandez is proud of her Mexican heritage and speaks fluent Spanish. She married her junior high school sweetheart at age 22, has three children and enjoys a wonderful family life.
During the time she was in medical school, she worked as a neonatal ICU nurse. Though she enjoyed caring for premature babies, she always felt there would be something more in the future that she would be able to do for her patients. This is where she learned that excellent patient care depends on open communication and understanding.

A true Artist of beauty

Hobbies Interests

Dr. Hernandez is very creative, has an artistic eye, and loves art. One of her lifelong hobbies is sketching with charcoal pencils. She has sketches of human anatomy (vascular system, heart, brain, etc.) that she did when she was only ten years old. Sometimes during her consultations, Dr. Hernandez uses sketches to help explain things to patients–especially when she’s reviewing anatomy and when she’s planning surgical procedures/interventions. Her artistic and creative approach to cosmetic surgery helps explain how Dr. Hernandez is able to achieve gorgeous outcomes that look natural– yet stunning– and that are specifically developed for each individual patient.

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Patient Testimonials

I Couldn't Be Happier

“ Dr. Cardona did an amazing job with my BodyTite procedure. She explained the procedure in detail and answered all my questions. The procedure was performed in the office under a mild sedation and I did not experience any discomfort or pain during the procedure. Dr. Cardona and her amazing staff personally followed up with me after the procedure. Her staff is very flexible and accommodating... ”
— lana281 - RealSelf.com
Patient Testimonials

Awesome First Impression

“ I had a scheduled consult that I made on RealSelf.com to meet with Dr. Hernandez and I’m happy I did. I was looking into having lip fillers done and Dr. Hernandez was awesome with answering all my questions and taking her time with showing me before and after. I was even able to get my treatment done the same day! ”
— miranda4quiroga - RealSelf.com
Patient Testimonials

I Had A Wonderful Experience

“ I had an increible experience Dr Hernandez Cardona gave me my confidence back Before the treatment I would hide my bony hands when talking to people now I can honestly say I don't even think about it anymore Dr. HERNANDEZ took the time to explain everything about the procedure and all the questions I had ”
— malika3 - RealSelf.com
Patient Testimonials

Wonderful Doctor

“ Absolutely amazing doctor. Treats her patients with care and listens to what you have to say. I went for a non surgical rhinoplasty and loved the results ! Highly reccomend her and plan on going for another procedure with her. ”
— nenyi24 - RealSelf.com
Patient Testimonials

This Mommy Is Back!

“ Dr. Hernandez has helped me get my confidence back with my mommy makeover which included tummy tuck, breast lift with an augmentation! I had my surgery done on a Friday and Dr. Hernandez followed up with me on Saturday and Sunday to check on how I was doing. She was very concern about me after my surgery which made me feel so comfortable. I have had friends get this surgery and not ever. ”
— ashby4martinez - RealSelf.com
Patient Testimonials

Best Decision

“ Dr. Hernandez is awesome! I'm loving my liquid rhinoplasty and very happy with the way my body is looking as I recover from my tummy tuck and liposuction. Dr. Hernandez takes the time to explain every detail of your procedure(s) and really listens to you. She also checks up on you and is genuinely concerned for your well-being. Super happy! ”
— marsg22 - RealSelf.com
 MEDICAL EDUCATION

MEDICAL EDUCATION

2015 - 2016:  

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
BodEvolve Bariatric and Cosmetic Surgery
Dallas, TX

2011 - 2015:  

General Surgery Residency Program
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

2010 - 2011:  

General Surgery Internship Program
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

2006 - 2010:  

Doctor of Medicine
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas

2002 - 2003:  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

Scholastic Achievements
Licensure
Certifications
Professional Organizations &
Lectures/Invited Speaker

SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

2003:  

Cum Laude Honors
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX

LICENSURE

2015 - Present:  

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
License #Q3690

2004 - 2011:  

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
License #708129

CERTIFICATIONS

2010 - Present:   Advanced Trauma Life Support

2010 - Present:   Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MEMBERSHIPS

2015 - Present:   American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

2010 - Present:   American College of Surgeons

2010 - Present:   American Medical Association

2013 - Present:   Texas Medical Association

016 - Present:   Bexar County Medical Society

LECTURES/INVITED SPEAKER

Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery and Massive Weightloss

Tulsa Surgical Arts, Tulsa, OK November 6-7, 2015

Surgical Options in the Management of Morbid Obesity Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX May 27, 2015

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/COURSES/MEETINGS

2016:  

Houston Aesthetic Symposium
Houston, TX

2016:  

FotoFacials, BroadBand Light, ForeverYoung BBL, MicroLaserPeel, Halo, ProFractional Preceptorship Training with Dr. Partick Bitter, Jr, MD
Houston, TX

2016:  

Dallas Aesthetic Symposium
Irving, TX

2016:  

Laser Safety/Biophysics of Laser Applications with John Hoopman
Dallas, TX

2016:  

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting
Hollywood, FL

CITIZENSHIP and LANGUAGES

United States of America - Fluent in English and Spanish
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