About Dr. Hand
Dr. Andy Hand is a board certified plastic surgeon who has traveled the country and world throughout his life.
Although he has returned to Texas many times over the years, military and academic pursuits have kept him from setting his roots. Although he could have practiced anywhere in the world, he now calls Central Texas his home. Since he started his Waco practice in 2011, he has performed thousands of successful cosmetic procedures and has become renowned for his surgical artistry.
He served his country honorably for 8 years in the medical field and separated from his military service while in South Carolina, where he subsequently graduated from the University of South Carolina with both undergraduate and medical degrees. He was acknowledged for his high academic achievements as indicated by his induction into the Golden Key International Honour Society, as well as receiving the Dean's Scholarship during medical school.
He again returned to Texas for his general surgery internship training at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas. There he trained alongside numerous prominent plastic surgeons, which further fueled his interest in plastic surgery. He subsequently traveled to the Midwest where he completed his general surgery training in Wisconsin at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, one of the top community surgery programs in the country. There he consistently performed among the top of his peers on the American Board of Surgery Inservice Exam and authored multiple research papers in the surgical literature and presented at regional meetings. He was also given the honor of being chosen to be an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support for the American College of Surgeons.
With an inextinquishable passion for the art and science of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Hand went on to complete an accredited residency in plastic surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine program, one of the largest medical communities in Michigan and the Midwest. He is a fully trained plastic surgeon whose training included access to over 9 regional hospitals and numerous private plastic surgeon offices and surgery centers. Because of this extensive exposure, he trained under some of the most famous and prominent plastic surgeons in the world, learning the latest techniques in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hand was frequently acknowledged by his mentors for his superior operative ability and technique, and instincts for the art of aesthetic surgery. With his substantial interest in the field of aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hand finished his training with an unparalleled experience in face, breast and body cosmetic surgery. To maintain this level, he plans on regularly traveling throughout the country to research the most current techniques and bring these to the Waco area. His main focus is on breast and body rejuvenation.
With his extensive amount of exposure and training alongside the top surgeons in both Dallas and the Midwest, Dr. Hand takes great pride and pleasure in calling Waco his home, bringing with him world-class plastic surgery training.
"My experience in the military and over 15 years of intense undergraduate, medical school, and surgical training prepared me for the rigors of a plastic surgical practice.
It is important to me that patients feel comfortable and confident in the expertise I provide, and it is my goal to offer them the most current techniques in both plastic and cosmetic surgery.
I am privileged to have trained under some of the best surgeons in the world and I feel fortunate to be able to bring this training with me to Waco."
- Dr. Hand
Central Texas Institute of Plastic Surgery
2201 W. Loop 340, Suite 200
Waco, TX 76712