Central Texas Institute of
Plastic Surgery
Andy A. Hand, MD


Below are samples of actual unsolicited testimonials from patients having undergone plastic surgery at the Central Texas Institute of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Hand and Staff,

I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience with plastic surgery. Dr. Hand you are amazing. I am so happy with my results, and highly recommend you. You do great work and your staff is very helpful with any and all my questions. Lisa and Sylvia are wonderful! Their beautiful smiles and kindness brightens anyone's day. You guys are great! Thank you again.

Yolonda B.
Breast Augmentation Patient

Dr. Hand,

We want to thank you and your entire staff for taking artistry to a new level! You treated us both like we were your only patient and we truly feel Blessed!!

Sincerely, Amy & Mary
Tummy Tuck and Mommy Makeover Patients


I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all that you do! You and Dr. Hand are always amazing, and I am really grateful for everything. The time you take to answer my questions and cater to every need (even when I'm just being overly worried) makes me feel so comfortable in your care.

I wish you all much success because you DESERVE it! I will refer you any chance I get.

Tummy Tuck Patient

Dr. Hand,

Thank you and your wonderful Staff so much for all you did for me. You have no idea how much your kindness has meant to me during this whole process. I will be sure and spread the word about you and your clinic. Thanks Again!

Face Lift and Brow Lift Patient

Dr. Hand & Lisa,

I just wanted to tell you both thank you for all you have done for me in the past 3 1/2 months. You have gone above and beyond what my expectations were and continue to be supportive even when it isn't required. Y'all have made a difficult and uncomfortable situation transform into a life-changing procedure for me and all the people I'm involved with. I never thought I would get back the self-esteem I had so many years ago and no matter how hard I worked, there was no getting where I am today without you guys. It was such a huge decision and I really struggled with whether it was worth it or not. There is no question in my mind that it would not have been the experience it was had I done it anywhere else with anyone else. I have from the beginning and still do feel as though I am your only patient and that you are always looking out for my best interest. I hope you all know how much I value your time and meticulous care you have provided me with from start to finish. All the phone calls, appointments, emails and time and attention have meant the world to me. I can't thank you enough, honestly! I will sing your praises and refer anyone and everyone I know to your practice. Thank you for making me feel like a brand new woman!

Mommy Makeover Patient

Dr. Hand and Staff,

Thank you all so much for everything. Every smile, every concern addressed, every question (no matter how silly) was answered. All of you have made this a wonderful experience!

Breast Lift and Augmentation, Tummy Tuck and Brachioplasty patient

Dr. Hand and Staff,

Thank you for making me feel comfortable and for your support. You are an exceptional team.

Mommy Makeover Patient

Your whole office is a gem..I would highly recommend you. You are the best!!


I just want to thank the staff. During my visit this week, I was speaking with a SURGEON and actually understood his plan for me. That is a comforting feeling. You guys rock!


You and your staff are awesome!


I am a walking example of how wonderful y'all are!! I would highly recommend y'all to anyone, and I actually have! He likes y'all too!


I just love you all!!!! I tell everyone how great all of you are keep up the great work!!


"I recommend you guys to everyone! I miss u guys so much! Tell Dr Hand that we are on baby number 2 now! Miss u Sylvia,Lisa and Michelle! Congrats to u guys. Dr Hand ur the best at explaining and making the process comfy!"


"Congratulations y'all! My husband still brags that "the plastic surgeon said that 7 years post-augmentation and having a baby, you're wife's body is perfect."!! I'm still trying to convince him to let me get my blepharoplasty!! Love Dr Hand and Michelle!"


"Love Dr. Hand and his gang!!!! Awesome!!!!!"


"I just want to say Thank you to everyone at the Central Texas Institute of Plastic Surgery for everything they have done for me. They have taken such great care of me and each and everyone in the office is extremely nice. I would recommend them to anyone. Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year, Love y'all!"


"My son recently got bit by a dog in the face...it was so horrific!! Thank God Dr Hand was on call and did his stitches for him!! He and his staff are so great with my baby...I thank God for them every day! Thank you Soo much Dr Hand and staff y'all are amazing!!"


"Love ya'll!!! Sooo happy with mine!! "


"Dr. Hand and his crew are the best!!!!! Love, love, love what he did for me!!! "


"I would like to thank ya'll for not only being extremely nice but for taking good care of me today!!!! I will definately reccommend ya'll to everyone i know!!!! Thank Ya'll Again!!!! :)"


"You will love the staff, so warm and make you feel comfortable"


"I can't say enough good things about my experience. I felt totally at ease with Dr. Hand and his Staff. A true surgical artist and in my opinion the best around. "


"I am so pleased with Dr. Hand and his staff. I had every question answered, every concern addressed and actually enjoyed my office visits. He never made me feel like just another patient. Sylvia and Michelle always greeted me with a smile. Sylvia always was out front and welcoming and Michelle would take time out of her busy day to step out and say hi. Lisa is an excellent nurse and is always kind and reassuring. I had to pop in once for a concern and they did not rush me even though it was an unscheduled visit. They took their time and addressed my concern and reassured me. The surgical team at Hillcrest BMC cannot be forgotten. They were excellent and caring as well. The circulating nurses were always happy and took good care of me"


"I had read the reviews and the talk around town. Having had not the best experience elsewhere I decided to give Dr. Hand a shot. I absolutely can't describe the difference in my experience. Dr. Hand and his staff truly care about their patient's and it shows! He takes his time to explain everything in such detail. My results were beyond remarkable and I will definitely be back."


"Such a warm atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly. Dr. Hand is the best."


"These are only the BEST professionals!! They treat you like family the moment you walk in the door and check on you not only day after surgery but months after. They truly care about each person that walks thru the door. Had a, breast augmentation in February and i am so so happy with results. My boobs wouldn't grow and i waited til i was 23 for them to grow and they never did, so i bought them. I went from 32 a to 32 c and one of the best decisions i made for myself."


"I want to Thank Dr Hand and his awesome staff. I had the best care before and after my surgery...and the results are perfect. Im so happy!!! I have more confidence in my self and my appearance, and all the pain in my neck and back are gone. Thank You Dr Hand."


"Best doctor EVeR ! Good staff ! Loved my visit there ! Everyone made me feel so comfortable !"


"Central Texas institute of plastic surgery is Awesome! Doctor and staff are personable, fun and very professional. See you all in October"


"Y'all are the best!! I'm still so happy with my results. I miss chatting with Sylvia. Hope you are all well! Take care."


"Thanks again for always being so nice and for changing my life!"


"Sylvia and Dr. Hand are absolutely wonderful! I cannot brag enough about how well you treat your clients. I'm very happy with how comfortable you guys made me feel. I highly recommend Dr. Hand!"


"12 days out and loving my tummy tuck so far. Thanks Doc Andy, and Sylvia you are a true Gem, thanks for everything."


"Just had my tummy tuck done ...so happy with results!!!!!!! Dr Hand and team are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


"I had my initial consultation last week and was very pleased with the professional and friendly staff! I'll be scheduling my procedure tomorrow! I'm VERY excited!"


"My appointment with Dr. Hand was fabulous, he's thoughtful and thorough. The staff made me feel at ease from the moment I walked thru the door till I left the office. I have surgery scheduled for a tummy tuck July 5th, so stoked."


"Dr Hand you have a terrific team working for you.. You all are so great, compassionate and show your patient you truely care : ) .. Best medical care I have ever received"


"Dr.Hand...You worked wonders on my mothers foot after the car accident that we were in ...she just talked about you the other day...You and staff make a great team!!!! Thank!!"


"Dr Hand's tummy tuck he performed on me actually prevailed through a pregnancy and the birth of my son Justin 8lbs 9 oz 21.5 inches....so yes, he is the best. Thanks"


"I wanted to thank you all for how well you took care of me. You have a very professional and caring office. I know you deal with many people but I'm impressed and grateful for the level of care."


"Excellent work and results, just wish they were a little bigger :)"


"Just wanted to say thank you. One week since surgery feeling great. Dr. Hand is a true artist and your staff have all treated me like family. I highly recommend you'all to anyone considering any procedures. Thanks Again. You'all are wonderful."


"I love the whole team, they will treat you like family! Each and every one of them at C.T.I.P.S are very sweet and amazing! I'm blessed to have Dr. Hand as my surgeon! Dr. Hand is not about taking your money, his sole purpose is about the health, confidence, and well being of all his patients...from a very pleased and more confident patient"


"They do an amazing job guys I had a mommy makeover tummy tuck and lipo! It looks amazing after two kids I'm back to what I was in high school now ;))"


"Wonderful work goes along with the wonderful staff! Y'all are the best!"


"Central Texas Institute of Plastic Surgery should be renamed to Krypton!!! Superman lives there!!! Dr Hand is Awesome!!! Would recommend him and his staff for any and all for your plastic surgery needs & wants!!!!!"


"Dr. Hand you are a blessing to us! Thank you so much for putting my boy back together! Blessings & Love."


"I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. The staff is friendly and caring. They're very supportive. Dr. Hand's assistant is the cutest thing on two feet. Dr. Hand is fantastic. He's on point, he does phenomenal work, he doesn't bs you, and he's easy to talk to. He really listens. I felt very comfortable during the initial consult and minimal pain after the surgery. If you consult with any other plastic surgeon in Waco, you're seriously wasting your time. This is the place to go."


"Just wanted to say Thank you for Everything! ️ Love u guys for all you've done and taking Great care of me!"


"Love Love Love Dr. Hand and his staff! If I could give them a 10 I would! Very happy with my experience!!!"


"I did a lot of research before I decided to do a consultation with Dr.Hand. I could not have made a better choice!!! I had my consult and booked the same day. I knew. They truly make themselves available to you 24/7 after and even before your procedure. Dr.Hand and Sylvia left an event to check on me the night of my procedure because I was having a rough time. That's dedication to your patients!! I can't thank them enough and the results are great. I'm only 3 weeks post op tummy tuck."


"All I can say is wonderful !!! Love love love and would go back any day ... Made me feel so comfortable and made themselves available if I ever needed them 24/7!!! Highly recommend !!!!!!!"


"The team at Central Texas Institute of Plastic Surgery has the most attentive bed side manner I have ever encountered. They really do just want to make your quality of life more enjoyable."


"Such an amazing friendly team! They definitely go above and beyond for their patients! Will for sure be coming back in the future!"


"Thank you all so much! I feel like I was being taken care of by family! What wonderful , loving people!"


"I have to say we did tons of research around the Central Texas area and found Dr. Hand. The best thing that could have happened to me!! I was very nervous, but the staff is super friendly and Silvia and Dr. Hand took my fear right away. Dr. Hand is great, takes his time, listens and gives his honest opinion. Surgery went great and even the hospital staff highly recommends him. Silvia and Dr. Hand make themselves available to you 24/7 before, during and after surgery. I am one week post op, already LOVE my results and would do it again in a heart beat. I highly recommend them, very professional and down to earth people. Absolutely THE place to go!! I can not thank y'all enough!!"


"Awesome! After going to Dallas for consults it was comforting finding the perfect Doctor and staff right at home! Surgery went great and I couldnt be happier with the results and the information provided by Dr. Hand. I would highly recommend Dr. Hand, and Sylvia is just the sweetest! They are very professional, yet personable at the same time. Thank yall for everything!!"


"I have only gone in for a consult as of now, I was so nervous walking in there and was immediately greeting by Sylvia and she was so friendly and sweet that my nervousness just went away, by the time we were done with the consult I knew that I had made the right decision coming here."


"I LOVE my tummy! Thanks y'all."


"Love you guys!"


"I just love seeing your smiling faces! You warm my heart!"


"My experience with Dr Hands and his staff has been sooo AMAZING!!"


"I just got my breast augmentation on Tuesday June 3rd and I have to say Dr. Hand did an out standing job! All of his staff made me feel right at home. They have been calling and checking on me every few hours since the operation. Being able to go to them with any questions I have had has been a really big help! They are all very sweet! I would recommend this place to anyone! Thank you for all y'all have done!"


"I am so glad that I chose Dr. Hand and his staff for my surgery. You are in great hands."


"I will start by saying that my entire life has changed because of Dr. Hands incredible work! Dr. Hand is a truly gifted plastic surgeon! He is not only a talented doctor he really cares about his patients. There is no doubt I chose the right doctor. I always felt I was in good hands and felt as if I was their only patient. Sylvia and Madie always greeted me with a warm smile and hug and Michelle would take the time to come out to say hello and see how I was doing. It was such a pleasure seeing these three when walking in for my appointment. Sylvia was always there to answer any questions no matter how silly or overly worried I got. I took comfort knowing they are available to you literally 24/7. I could not have gone through this experience without the support of Dr. Hand and his staff. Dr. Hand is top notch as well as his office staff. I love the new me and have a new found confidence. I can’t thank Dr. Hand and his staff enough for everything they did for me. I could not be happier with my results and would highly recommend this office to anyone! Love Dr. Hand, Sylvia, Madie and Michelle!!"

Breast Lift & Tummy Tuck Patient

"If you are going to have plastic surgery this is THE place to go! Dr. Hand is amazing and Sylvia is super fantastic! I cannot imagine going through this procedure anywhere else!"


"I am so glad I found Dr. Hand for my plastic surgery procedure! He is amazing!! Sylvia is also great! They are available to their patients 24/7. A lot of offices will tell you they are available when in fact they are not. Dr. Hand REALLY is available. 5 stars is not near enough!! If I ever moved out of this area and decided to do any other procedures I would come back because I will ONLY see Dr. Hand. They are AWESOME!!"


"It has been two months since my breast augmentation surgery and I could not be happier with the results! Dr. Hand did an amazing job! He and Sylvia were both so very helpful in answering all of my questions. I really appreciate that they made themselves available 24/7 with any questions or concerns I had after going home from having the procedure.

Dr. Hand made me feel 100% comfortable and confident with my choices in size and type of breast implant surgery. The office staff were also just as wonderful and also made me feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Sylvia is just the Sweetest! All in all, I knew I was in good hands.

I was able to walk out of the clinic after the surgery and recovered in a very short time. My breasts look amazing and natural and I have gained more confidence than I actually thought I would. I could not have asked for a better experience or better results. Dr. Hand is the best and I highly recommend him. Thank You & Sylvia for everything."


"Dr Hand and staff, thank you so much for all you have done for me! You have literally changed my life and made this process be so stress free and enjoyable!"


"The staff is wonderful and unforgettable.. You are comfortable from the moment you call and inquire I felt as if I was in great hands throughout entire journey"


"I have heard excellent things about this company. Congrads on your success. Blessings!"


"Don't make a mistake by using another! The best here by far!!!!!"


"I just want to say how amazing my experience with Dr. Hand, Silvia, and Madie. I had a tummy tuck on December 16, 2014. I work in the medical field, but that did not make it any less scary. From the first consult, this group of professionals were always available to answer any questions that I had. To be honest, the pain was similar to soreness I get after working out. I love the way they kept in touch my husband via text during the surgery, and how they called me before bedtime the night after surgery. Everyone involved in this process made me feel so comfortable and I have NEVER had this much personalized care from a medical group. If I need anything in the future, I will be pointing my car to Dr. Andy Hand's office! Thank you for the amazing experience, the pain control. and most importantly, my new me! I'm still swollen, but I can tell, it's going to be awesome!"


"I don't even know where to begin. I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation on December 16th. I was super nervous but also excited! Dr. Hand and his entire team always put my mind at ease and made me feel so comfortable. My surgery went very well and my results where even better than I could have ever imagined they definitely exceeded my expectations and trust me when I say I was a worry wart patient lol. Since my surgery Dr Hand and Sylvia have been available 24/7 if I needed anything they where there to answer all my questions and concerns. They called to check up on me as we'll. Dr Hand was always very upfront and honest with his opinions even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. lol I trusted his judgment completely and felt very confidant in my decision to have him do both of my surgeries after I had many consultations with other surgeons I just went with my gut feeling and I am so glad I did bc even after 1 week post op I am amazed with his work and my results. I would do it again in a heart beat and now my mom is also considering the same surgery :) you can definitely put me on your reference list and I don't mind sharing my journey as it is one I am super excited about. I just love Dr Hand and all of his staff (family) and I love the way they made me feel like family too. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and thank you for making my dreams a reality!"


"Thank you all for treating me so nice and making me feel so much better about myself. You couldn't be a better group of people!"


"Had the best experience ever! These people are phenomenal. You feel like your right at home as soon as you step in the door! I couldn't be happier that I chose Dr.Hand. They called and checked on me frequently after my surgery to see how I was. Easiest thing I've ever done! I'm almost 6 days post surgery and I am feeling spectacular. Such a self esteem booster and so so so so happy with my results! Thank you for making my dream come true!"


"I highly recommend Dr Hand and his staff. Not only is he talented and a perfectionist, he is caring and has a wonderful bedside manner. He makes sure all of your questions are answered and he speaks so that you understand everything he is explaining to you. Dr Hand's staff is amazing. Sylvia, Madie, and Michelle make you feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. The woman always have a smile and a pleasant attitude. I have never had a problem getting through to their office, which is something you rarely experience these days. I would recommend Dr Hand and his staff to anyone."


"These people are simply amazing, I have never had a better experience with a medical professional than I did with Dr. Hand. They have available to answer all my questions and walk me through step by step even in the middle of the night. I would recommended Dr. Hand to anyone !!! Absolutely loved all of them!"


"I had some work done and I LOVE the results! Thank you!"


"Dr Hand is wonderful and his staff also. They are great people and take excellent care of you"


"I am very pleased with my results so far 2 wks after my surgery. Dr. Hand is awesome and his nurses are angels."


"I miss your faces! It's been a little over a year since I got my breasts done and I freaking LOVE them! I'm coming back for my tummy when I have the money, but I have to say that y'all are the only people I'll pay to hang out with."


"I had a tummy tuck and lipo done by dr hand 4 years ago this sept, and he did an AMAZING job! I absolutely love my tummy and sides. I have lost a lot of weight since having it done, and it has stayed flat with abs Still tight and hard as a rock! I couldn't be more happier with my results, def worth every penny "


"I had the tummy tuck and he did an awesome job. The price was well worth the experience. I had no pain just a little discomfort. Back to 40 hours a week two weeks after surgery"


"Dr Hand is worth EVERY penny!"


"Such an amazing Dr and Team!"


"Thank you all for treating me so nice and making me feel so much better about myself. You couldn't be a better group of people!"


"I love your staff and how sweet and encouraging you all were to me yesterday before my tummy tuck in office. I couldn't have went to a better place and can't wait for my follow-up on Monday. Definitely the best place in Texas ladies and so worth it. Xoxo and God Bless anyone who decides to choose Dr. Andy for any type of procedures. He is a true gentleman and his staff are the best ever!"


"Dr. Hand and his entire staff is amazing. They are genuine, professional, talented and caring. A++"


"I have to say that Dr. Hand, Sylvia, and the entire staff are very professional and very caring. They truly care about your happiness and are with you from the start for any of your needs. I came from out of state just to have Dr. Hand work his magic. So far I'm only 9 days post op and the results have looked great since day 1 and I know they are only going to get better throughout the healing process. Not to mention the technique he uses makes for almost non-existent pain. I resumed all my normal activities by day 2 (except for working out). I would do it again in a heartbeat. I would highly recommend this center to anyone. Well worth it!"


"I just ❤ all of them best experience ever I'll never go anywhere else !!!!!! #DrHandisthebomb"


"I had my breast augmentation done today and i had the best expierence. Dr. Hand and his staff are GREAT, i woke up from surgery and felt great...plus my results are awesome. If your're considering this surgery I HIGHLY recommend Central Texas Plastic Surgery! My expierence from start to finish was superb!!!!"


"By far the best doctor in town. Love the staff too!"


"After a 7 hour procedure, when I had tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation all by the best Doctor A. Hand and his amazing stuff/ the surgery was on 12/10/15... I just wanted to thank y'all , you guys made me feel so comfortable and so welcome, yes I'm still in pain here and there and can't wait to see the new me. But I am highly recommend don't think of going anywhere but the BEST. Thank you Dr. Hand you already know I love you for ever. Now I got to think what else needs to be done
Marry Christmas to y'all keep the good work , I couldn't asked for any better....."


"They are all so very friendly, went for a consult and can't wait to finish loosing this weight so I can get my breast done, I felt totally comfortable and everyone was so very helpful!!"


" I do want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart.... For taking special and unique care of me. Even though I'm still hurting and don't know how my new body looks. Dr. Hand from the minute I met u ( over 2 years ago) I knew you are the only one that going to " fix " me. Sylvia you are one of a kind, I know I'm driving you nuts ...... I love you all very much and I would highly recommend anyone I know to trust the best team ever ! Sue and stevy the R.N and marrie the best drug dealer ever - thank you so very much..... And yes I'm already thinking about the next procedure ( let you know on Monday) God bless y'all, and Dr. Hand keep the good work , we glad to have u in Waco"


"I want to thank you all for your professionalism and kindness"


"Dr. Hand, you are a blessing to us! Thank you so much for putting my boy back together! Blessings and love..."


"Thank you all for treating me so nice and making me feel so much better about myself. You couldn't be a better group of people!"


" Thank you for the exceptional body work and thoughtful care. You are appreciated."


"Just want you all to know how much I appreciate all the kindness and exceptional care that I received before, during and after my procedure."


"I would recommend Dr. Hand and his staff to anyone and everyone considering cosmetic surgery! I have never been happier with my results. He has the best staff also! They checked on me constantly and answered any questions I had. They make you feel so comfortable. Dr. Hand also makes sure you are planning the have and what's a best fit for your body. Thank you again to the wonderful staff and Dr. Hand. They are the absolute BEST!"


"I felt completely comfortable asking any question - any time- even after late night internet searches. My questions were always answered fast- freaky fast :) - and with great care and concern. I felt very comfortable knowing that Dr. Hand had personally chosen his nurses and support staff - especially in a time where in hospital settings traveling nurses are common and may not know the surgeon or surroundings with great familiarity. This team was a machine- a well-tunes, well-oiled, beautiful machine.)


"Everything was wonderful. Stevie and Marie were awesome. The whole experience was great. Sylvia was always there to answer all questions and was very welcoming. "


" Overall, I had the best experience possible! So happy with my results and how I was cared for. Dr. Hand and his entire staff were so compassionate , and made me feel comfortable. Would highly recommend to any of my friends and family. Thanks for the great experience!


I am so thankful I found such a caring facility with lovely staff. I am so happy with everything from beginning to end of surgery. Everyone Ihae met is just so lovely and caring. You all are just the best people ever. I'm so in love with my boobs. "


" Everyone was super sweet and caring."


Dr hand did a wonderful job on my body, very professional and always achieving for perfection.... the stuff are amazing- very friendly and kind.... lady's Dr. Hand is one of a kind ..... I absolutely recommending


You will not be disappointed and that's from a patient that just had a tummy tuck done 3 weeks ago. The Doctor and entire staff are friendly and very professional.


Just wanted to say a big thank you to Dr. Hand and his staff! You gave me hope! You will see me again surgery ready! I promise! I came in with a heavy heart and left with a skip in my step! Thank you for being so honest with me, but at the same time giving me the hope I needed! God bless!


Absolutely love the staff and Dr Hand they are so caring and love what they do..Lovin my new boobies ....Ps Sylvia needs a raise cause she rocks !!!


Dr. Hand is not just a plastic surgeon he is an artist and he considers your body his masterpiece. He is amazing! UTTERLY AMAZING


I cant say enuf about this place!! Love it!!! The entire staff makes you feel ike family!! I never feel like I am gong to the "Doctor" when I go..Best place ever...They do amazing work!!


These people have been amazing, I work in the health care field myself and know how hard it is to make every patient feel like they are the only one. I never once felt uncomfortable with questions, I called Dr. Hand in the middle of the night and he answered and talked me through what I needed. This has been hands down the best experience I have ever had with a medical professional. Highly highly recommend to anyone


My daughter had some moles removed. She was very nervous about the surgery. Dr. Hand and his staff were very reassuring to her. From our initial consultation to the follow up after, everyone in this office made the process easy. I highly recommend Dr. Hand!


Best professional office I've ever been to, and most comforting. I was so nervous for my surgery but they made everything feel so much better. They are the best.


Just had my surgery done by Dr. Hand and his team. They were kind, funny and made me feel very comfortable. I feel confident and beautiful inside and out. The team there has checked on me after surgery and I have my post op appt with them in a week. I'm grateful for all their work. Thanks to them I feel fAbUlOuS