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Dr. Liana Lugo

Dr. Liana Lugo

Dr. Liana M. Lugo, co-founder and medical director of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery at Spa Medical is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic goals. As Central Georgia’s only board-certified female plastic surgeon, Dr. Lugo brings a woman’s perspective and qualities to help her patients achieve excellent outcomes. Dr. Lugo is fluent in English and Spanish, has extensive surgical training and is an active member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Her well rounded education, commitment and dedication to her patients have earned her an excellent reputation.  Dr. Lugo prides herself on maintaining long-term relationships with her patients and in offering the most comprehensive plastic surgery solutions to achieve beautiful and natural results. Whether you want a subtle change or a complete transformation, Dr. Lugo is focused on providing you with the highest quality of care to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Liana M. Lugo, MD, grew up in Puerto Rico prior to attending the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York. After graduating summa cum laude in biology, she completed her general surgery residency at the University at Buffalo where she then received the Thomas F. Frawley, MD Residency Research Fellowship Award. Following her general surgery residency, she pursued a Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Lugo then completed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Luis O. Vasconez. She has trained in all aspects of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Lugo has published research articles in the fields of Tissue Engineering and Plastic Surgery and presented her work at numerous national conferences. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) now known as The Aesthetic Society. 

Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Lugo followed the career path of her parents, who are both doctors, to become a physician. After completing her plastic surgery residency, Dr. Lugo knew she wanted to practice in Georgia and came to work with the best! When she isn’t caring for her patients, Dr. Lugo enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and her three children, Elena Sofia, James Alexander, and Maximilian Sebastian. 

CERTIFICATION

American Board of Plastic Surgery

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Biology at SUNY Buffalo, 1997-1999
  • M.D. at UCC School of Medicine, 1999 – 2004
  • General Surgery Residency at the University at Buffalo General Surgery Program, 2004-2010
  • Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 2010-2011
  • Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011-2014
  • Board Certification, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2015SUNY

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The Aesthetic Society (formerly American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons