Meet Dr. Chris Costa
Dr. Chris Costa is a Nevada native who serves the greater Las Vegas and Henderson area through his private plastic surgery practice, Platinum Plastic Surgery. Dr. Costa specializes in providing cosmetic procedures of the face and body to individuals who are seeking to enhance their aesthetic appearance while also improving function and achieving a natural look.
Dr. Costa is passionate about providing the latest techniques and services to his clients, constantly staying at the forefront of research in the industry and incorporating innovative ways to create the best outcomes for his patients.
Skills & Specialties
With his diverse range of skills, Dr. Costa is able to provide both surgical and nonsurgical solutions for patients who are looking for rejuvenation for the face and body. Highly refined techniques in cosmetic approaches have allowed plastic surgeons to use a unique blend of both surgical and nonsurgical treatments to help patients age gracefully through each decade. Dr. Costa prides himself in using the most advanced methods associated with facelift, brow lift, and neck lift surgery, as well as rhinoplasty. For nonsurgical options, Dr. Costa offers facial peels, injectable fillers (such as Restylane, Juvéderm, and Radiesse), BOTOX, and Kybella — all administered conveniently on-site.
Dr. Costa is fully versed in all forms of plastic surgery from head to toe. Some of the top procedures he performs are breast augmentations with implants or fat transfer, breast lift surgery, and breast reduction surgery. Offering a number of body contouring treatments, Dr. Costa is able to reshape and add contour with treatments such as abdominoplasty, liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, and the popular mommy makeover procedure.
In addition, Dr. Costa has a special interest in East Asian cosmetic surgery from the many years he spent living in Hawaii. He has sought out to learn the subtle differences of Asian cosmetic surgery versus Caucasian cosmetic surgery and, as a result, offers procedures specific to the needs and body types of Asian patients. Some of these procedures include double-eyelid surgery, breast augmentation without a scar on the breast, facial contouring, and Asian rhinoplasty.
Education & training
Dr. Costa has had the opportunity to train with some of the world's leading experts in plastic surgery. Prior to establishing his practice, he completed his plastic surgery training at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, the #1 ranked plastic surgery residency in the United States. Here he excelled while learning the most advanced techniques in all aspects of plastic surgery including, but not limited to: breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and facial rejuvenation surgery.
Dr. Costa's abilities were built on a foundation of surgical skills and knowledge, which began long before his plastic surgery training. He initially completed his first year of surgical training in Boston, MA at one of the Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. From there his passion for surgery and science led him to Baltimore, MD where he continued to work in the field of surgery in addition to doing research. He returned to school to complete a MPH (Master of Public Health) degree in biostatistics and epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (ranked #1 in the country).
Prior to becoming a surgeon, Dr. Costa lived in Oahu, Hawaii and he prides himself from the training he recieved while there. He holds dual Bachelors in Science from the Hawaii Pacific University prior to attending the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, to complete his medical degree.
Achievements & Affiliations
Dr. Costa is honored to be a candidate plastic surgeon eligible for board certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition, he has also had his research published in prestigious medical journals such as the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Costa believes that plastic surgery is the most innovative field in all of medicine and strives to always be on the cusp of what is new. He prides himself on running a practice that is evidence based, and he is constantly looking for ways to improve outcomes for his patients by offering them the newest and best innovations and technology in plastic surgery.