MEET DR. LEVESQUE
Dr. Andre Yuan Levesque is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in procedures for the face, body, and breasts. Treating patients all across the greater Austin, TX area, he welcomes men and women of any age to his self-founded practice, Levesque Plastic Surgery. Dr. Levesque feels great pleasure when he is able to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals, whether their desire is to beautifully enhance their silhouette, naturally restore their features, or rejuvenate their overall appearance. Dr. Levesque's dedication to refining his craft is driven by his mission to employ only the safest and most effective surgical and nonsurgical techniques. By doing this, he is able to consistently deliver results that are stunning, natural, and suit every patient's unique frame.
Specialties & Expertise
Specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive treatments for the breast, body, and face, Dr. Levesque is able to address a wide range of concerns at his Austin, TX plastic surgery practice. His most sought-after procedures include breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), skin cancer reconstruction, and various treatments for hand rejuvenation (such as fat grafting and fillers to add volume). Having undergone extensive training under the watchful eye of several pioneers in the modern cosmetic field, Dr. Levesque employs his high level of technical skill and artistic eye to treat and correct even the most complex aesthetic concerns.
Dr. Levesque realizes the vitality of continuing education in a constantly evolving profession. Because of this, he has attended numerous post-doctoral courses and conferences, allowing him to further hone his skill set and learn new techniques. He currently holds a board certification in Plastic Surgery and has Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications with the American Heart Association.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Dr. Levesque had the pleasure of attending the University of Texas in Austin, where he studied mechanical engineering. After receiving his bachelor's degree, he went on to study medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. It was in medical school that he discovered his calling for Plastic Surgery and pursued the field with diligence. Dr. Levesque fulfilled his Plastic Surgery residency at the prestigious Albany Medical Center, where he received the highest level of training for six years. He then further refined his skills under the fellowship of industry giant Dr. James Grotting in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Levesque has held covetous faculty positions at both Albany Medical College and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. His love for the city of Austin would eventually lead him to return to Texas to begin his professional career. Dr. Levesque has been in practice now for the last few years, and he looks forward to further cementing himself as a household name among the community.
Publications & Societies
Throughout his flourishing career, Dr. Levesque has remained active in every facet of his profession. This includes participating in continuing education courses, publishing his writing and independent studies in numerous peer-edited academic journals and textbooks (such as Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Art of Body Contouring: A Comprehensive Approach), and delivering presentations all across the country from San Diego, CA to Albany, NY.
In addition to holding certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Levesque is affiliated with the following professional organizations:
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- Austin Society of Plastic and and Reconstructive Surgeons
- Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
- Travis County Medical Society
Dr. Levesque met his wife, Jessica, during his tenure at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, where he earned his medical degree. When he is not in the office tending to patients, he's busy cheering on the Texas Longhorns in various sporting events. Dr. Levesque also enjoys playing lacrosse, fishing, gardening, surfing, and traveling during his off time.
"I went to Dr. Levesque for some liposuction on the hard to lose areas of my thighs and flanks. He made sure my expectations were realistic and exactly what he could and couldn't do. He was very detailed in describing the procedure and very patient with questions. It is very obvious he truly cares about his patients and won't just do any procedure a patient wants, but will do what he can to ensure the patient will be happy with the results. For example, I wanted lipo on my rear end. Alot of it. He told me that if he did too much, I would get saggy and explained clearly why what I wanted wasn't a good idea. Other plastic surgeons might have just done it anyway. I felt extremely comfortable with him and trusted him completely. I'm very glad I did! I am extremely happy with my results and would never hesitate to do another procedure with him."
"What a joy to work with Helen Klingensmith! Helen has been my preferred provider for Dysport for many years and I’m so pleased to be connected with her through Levesque Plastic Surgery. Her bedside manner is unprecedented...she is very thorough and always explains what to expect and is very compassionate. Her technique is unrivaled — I have NEVER even had so much as a pinpoint bruise. I highly respect Helen and recommend her without hesitation."
"Lipo Arms, Upper back, bra rolls, upper chest,abdomen,inner thighs - I've had some lipo done before which had a positive impact on my actual body shape( lower ab/ flanks). I lose and gain weight often due to depression so i've been working on it. This time, when I gained weight it looks went to my upper body is a serious way. Also i've gained visceral fat in my upper abdomen that can only be reduced by diet and exercise, so that's my current task . In the meantime , i've grown tired or this heavier weight up top so i've been researching doctors for a few months around Texas. I also had consults with surgeons in Atlanta and Miami . I was attracted to those flashier doctors at first because they do really aggressive lipo and I feel like I need aggressive especially since i've had some lipo before. That means there will be scar tissue in some areas that will be tougher to maneuver. I'm not interested in a BBL or fat transfer. I'm never going to be a skinny person nor am I gym rat often enough to build and maintain a 6 pack and perfect toned arms and legs. I'm not saying it's impossible but it is improbable. I'm realistic about my expectations with lipo so I know that once this procedure is done , i still have work to do in order to get the upper abs to flatten. In any case , I decided against the Miami doctors because I saw a lot of stories online about women dying on the operating table from various missteps of the surgeons. Of course I know not all Miami doctors are bad but I saw enough. The Miami price are very cheap and tempting. I saw a lot of reviews about women saying they felt like they were in an assembly line and the doctors just rush and bring people in and out. I wanted to save money but not for that much additional risk . Elective surgery is a risk all together-but why add on more risk unnecessarily. So I started to look at smaller boutique surgery centers and found several in my own city which is Austin Texas. From start to finish I had 8 consults. I decided on Dr. Levesque here in Austin and he has a fairly small operation with privileges at a local surgery center. He offers liposuction under general or local- depending on how much work you want and if you want to be fully under . I felt a great vibe from the staff and the prices were fair and I was able to choose general because I didn't want local based on a prior scary experience with a bad doctor. I know i'm the type who needs to just be put under. Of course there are extra costs to go to the surgery center and for an anesthesiologist. Small price to pay for my sanity and surgeons can be more aggressive while you're under and the results tend to be better . The downside( in my opinion) is that the recovery is harder when you go under general because the doctor can just go to town on you pretty forcefully so you're sore. My surgery is tomorrow- May 15th. I'm nervous but I've been in this process before so i'm fully prepared , lol or I think I am. I'm getting lipo to my back, arms, bra roll, inner thighs and some touch up on the abs."
"Helen is simply the best and a total doll! I have been seeing her for over 12 years now for dysport injections and not only is it painless, I come out flawless every time!"
"Far Exceeded Expectations - The scars are healing fine and natural looking - After meeting with several top rated plastic surgeons in Austin, I found Dr. Levesque. He was the only one willing to do a Deep plane facelift under local anesthesia, right in his office. This, along with his entire practice/staff, level of professionalism and explanation, etc., gave me complete confidence in having him do the procedure. I was still nervous going into procedure day, but truly, I am still amazed that I literally walked out of there looking like nothing had happened (well, other than the stitches under the bandages, ha!) and feeling fine. I walked the dog when I got home, and was able to shower and wash my hair the next day. I will try to post some photos that show the minimal amount of bruising. The truth is, I could have gone most anywhere and with only swelling, only someone who knew me would have wondered if I'd had a procedure done, and this from day 1!!! I guess that using local involves being given something that minimizes blood circulation in the area during the procedure, so there was just almost no bruising. It has been 2.5 months since the surgery. The scars are healing fine. I still have a bit of tightness in my right neck and some numbness on sides of my face and around ears, but that's about it. The really cool thing is that it is just so natural looking."
Deep Plane Facelift vs. SMAS Plication vs. Subcutaneous Facelift
Dr. Levesque discusses some of the differences between different types of facelifts including deep plane, SMA plication, and subcutaneous lifts.Read
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Guide to Breast Implant Capsular Contracture: Grading, Avoidance, and Treatment
Dr. Levesque discusses capsular contracture with breast implants: What it is, how do we prevent it, and how do we treat it.Read
Your Guide to Breast Implants - Saline vs. Silicone, Round vs. Shaped, Textures
Dr. Levesque goes the differences between the commonly used breast implants and some of the pros and cons of each.Read