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Neil T. Chen, MD

94% Patient Satisfaction based on 1050 ratings

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About Neil T. Chen:

Dr. Neil Chen has performed cosmetic surgery in New Mexico since 1996. His clinical practice, Plastic Surgery Institute of New Mexico, is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. With numerous academic honors, scientific publications, medical inventions, and talks at national and local conferences, he is a recognized authority in his field. He was recently voted as “top doc” in facial/plastic surgery by the other physicians in Albuquerque (Albuquerque Magazine 2006).

Dr. Chen’s education included a bachelor degree from Haverford College and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He graduated with honors from both institutions. Staying in the Harvard system, he then completed residencies in both general surgery and plastic surgery at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After serving as chief resident in plastic surgery at MGH, he accepted a highly competitive fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles. Here, he honed his expertise in hand/microsurgery. His is board certified in plastic surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He also has added qualification in surgery of the hand and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNM Medical School, he enjoys teaching students. He has also devoted his time in performing free surgery for children from Central America and Russia as a volunteer or both the Healing the Children and Interplast programs. He continues to keep on top of the latest information and techniques in plastic surgery in order to offer his patients the best available care.



  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • General Surgery Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Hand and microsurgery: UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Specialty: Plastic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, surgery of the hand.
  • Other Degrees: B. A. in chemistry, Haverford College, PA.



  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • New Mexico Medical Review Association
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, University of New Mexico
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)



  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certificate in Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand

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3830 Masthead St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Neil T. Chen, MD Reviews (602)

Face Lift

I would have to say I am most satisfied with my self confidence! I had a lot of sagging skin around the lower face and cheek area. The skin has been lifted and there are minimal scars. I look and feel so much better about my appearance. Thanks to Dr. Chen and wonderful staff!! I would have to say I am most satisfied with my self confidence!

Breast Augmentation

The team was very attentive to me, and tried to schedule my consultation as soon as possible. In fact, they called me on three separate occasions when earlier appointments became available. The team was very friendly and responsive to my questions during my initial visits and subsequent phone calls. I feel very comfortable and confident in moving forward with this team.

Face Lift

Personal attention, COVID safe, and the information given via video and in person very informative in decision making.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Chen is very experienced and didn't pressure me to get larger or smaller implants he offered his advice in a very professional way. He asked about my lifestyle and then recommended breast implant sizes that would let me continue my way of life. Overall, I'm very pleased and can't wait to get my procedure done!

Face Lift

Dr. Chen and his staff are very informative and caring. My results were very good. I also appreciate the follow-up. I felt very little pain.

Tummy Tuck

Everyone was incredibly friendly and made me feel comfortable.

Breast Augmentation

The staff was very professional and friendly at all times. They were able to answer all my questions and walked me through every step of the process. They put my at ease when I was very nervous going into surgery, the reassured me that they were good at what they did and made me much more comfortable. [Single best thing is...] The amount of time the staff spent going over every detail to make me feel confident in them.

Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia

The facilities and staff were nice and knowledgeable. Dr. Chen was thorough in his evaluation and honest in his recommendations. It made the experience a comfortable one.

Breast Augmentation

Staff is friendly! Helped me understand the procedure to the fullest. The price was reasonable!!

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Chen is a very detailed surgeon. He explained in detail about my surgery, which included breast implant removal and replaced. I would highly recommend him for this type of plastic surgery. I am very satisfied with the outcome.

Ear Surgery / Otoplasty

The staff handled the appointment under COVID guidelines, the office was attractive and very clean, the doctor explained the procedure and answered my questions in a polite, patient manner.

Ear Surgery / Otoplasty

Dr. Chen is knowledgable and personal.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chen made me feel very comfortable during my consultation which is really important since I was so nervous to undress in front of anyone. He has great bedside manner and explained everything in detail.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Chen and his staff provided lots of patient education during my consult and answered my questions with rationales. Felt like he was looking out for my wants and not just trying to sell me procedures (how I felt during consult with another doctor).

Eyelid Surgery

Staff was courteous and professional. Dr. explained what the surgery would consist of and that it would meet my expectation.

Tummy Tuck

I had a tummy tuck and breast lift. From the consultation through the surgery, the follow up call the next day from Dr. Chen, and the follow up appointments, my questions were answered quickly and professionally. I’m extremely pleased with the results, what a difference from the before and after. Dr. Chen is a wonderful surgeon. The entire team is great to work with and very helpful. With the tummy tuck I can now wear clothes that I haven’t been able to wear for years. I can wear more form fitting pants, shirts and dresses, it feels amazing!

Mini Tummy Tuck

The staff is very professional and helpful. Dr. Chen spent a lot of time with me answering my questions and giving me the information I needed to make my decision. This will be my 3rd procedure with Dr. Chen and I've always been very happy with the outcome and with how his practice is run.

Face Lift

Dr. Chen answered all the questions I had. He provided other options that can save me money that can have simular results. He also offered some surgery suggestions that I was not aware of. Helped me realize I need to think more about my options and decide how to move forward in the future.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Chen was honest and professional.

Breast Lift

Great customer service, staff was very welcoming and friendly.