Dr. Daniela Atencio is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. She belongs to a select group of plastic surgeons with formal fellowship training in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Atencio was born in Venezuela and obtained her medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She then completed General Surgery Residency training at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, a distinguished Level 1 Trauma and Burn center.
Her passion for delicate and complex surgery inspired her to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. She completed her training at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She learned from nationally renowned plastic surgeons and obtained extensive training in the entire spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. During her training, she also pursued scientific research focused on facial aesthetics with publications and presentations at national meetings.
Throughout her life, she was fortunate to travel and live in several countries. Those experiences allow her to appreciate different cultural backgrounds and communicate with her patients with empathy and clarity. Dr. Atencio also has a passion for wellness, fitness, and a balanced, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys doing yoga and Pilates to strengthen the body and mind. She believes in the power of self-love and confidence and hopes to make the transformation journey a fun and exciting process for her patients to achieve results well beyond the surface.
Dr. Atencio also has a passion for teaching and training the next generation of plastic surgeons.
On a personal note, Dr. Atencio enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants and cuisines. She is always looking for restaurants and recipe recommendations.
The love of her life is her German Shepherd puppy “Tox” (short for Botox) – he protects her, and she loves taking him on hikes and parks to enjoy the Texas weather. He does not know how to swim but loves the water just like his Hooman Mom does.
Dr. Atencio is an outstanding surgeon and a confident and kind person. Her surgical interest is focused on face and breast aesthetics, as well as body-contouring surgery. She has extensive training and experience in both surgical and non-surgical modalities and is very excited to grow her practice and call Austin home.