Best Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Gary Branfman

Gary Branfman was voted best plastic surgeon by readers of the Victoria Advocate in the 2013 Best of the Best competition.

When Dr. Gary Branfman arrived to Victoria 20 years ago, there were no plastic surgeons, he said.

Since then, more plastic surgeons have called Victoria home, but a little competition never scared Branfman, which is probably why readers voted him the best plastic surgeon in the Crossroads.

"The biggest compliment I can get is a patient to trust me," he said. "The desire is to take care of patients."

Plastic surgery is more than just fixing a person's exterior image, he said. Some may need to get surgery because of injury. Sometimes he doesn't perform surgery on all patients who walk through his door.

"It's easy to operate," Branfman said. "The problem is when to operate."

But even after the decision is made, Branfman said he wants to help patients after surgery.

"The decision I have to make between a patient and I is the outlook (from) the surgery," he said. "The doctor-patient relationship is like no other."

Dr. Gary Branfman

110 Medical Drive. Suite 105

Victoria

361-572-9833

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday

First Runner-Up

Dr. Paul Mondolfi

605 E. San Antonio St. Suite 450

Victoria

361-580-1574

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday

Second Runner-Up

Dr. Gary Cox

2705 Hospital Drive Suite 100

Victoria

361-579-4700

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday