Meet Dr. Schneider

Dr. Chris Schneider is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He is also a reconstructive surgeon, who specializes in microsurgery. He is a native Texan who is proud to return home to the Lone Star State after nearly a decade of intense surgical training. Dr. Schneider offers a wide range of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, body, and breast. He believes that all procedures, whether reconstructive or cosmetic, should be approached with a thoughtful aesthetic objective. During his residency at Louisiana State University, he devoted a significant amount of time to mastering perforator flaps (DIEPs, PAPs, etc.) for autologous breast reconstruction. Dr. Schneider’s patient-centered approach provides a welcoming environment to design each patient’s unique surgical plan. His artistic nature and precise surgical techniques allow him to deliver safe and excellent aesthetic results. 

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Education & Training

Dr. Schneider graduated summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. At Hopkins, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health, with a special focus on population and global health studies. He was fortunate to study at the world-renowned Bloomberg School of Public Health and developed an appreciation for making the community healthier as a whole. Dr. Schneider also had the opportunity to shadow multiple surgeons at the famous Johns Hopkins Hospital, which inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. He returned home to attend the Texas A&M University College of Medicine on a very generous scholarship. He matched into his top general surgery residency choice at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. While in Houston, he quickly developed a strong interest in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. After his second year of general surgery residency, he was awarded an NIH-funded grant to work in a cellular therapeutics labs with a concentration on plastic surgery applications. During this year, he was selected for an accelerated plastic surgery training pathway at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans. During his time at LSU, he was trained by pioneers in the field of microsurgery, such as Dr. Bob Allen who performed the first DIEP flap for breast reconstruction. He also developed a sincere interest in aesthetic face, breast, and body surgery and worked with internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeons.

College: Johns Hopkins University: Bachelor of Arts, Public Health Studies, Summa Cum Laude 

Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine 

Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, General Surgery

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, General Surgery 

Research Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Regenerative Medicine Laboratory 

Residency: Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Schneider was born and raised in Texas. He married his high school sweetheart, Brooklyn, who is a plastic surgery physician assistant. They have three young children: Jackson, Hudson, and Sutton. Dr. Schneider played soccer in college and now enjoys playing golf. He has passed down his love for sports to his children and looks forward to coaching them as they grow up. He also enjoys running marathons and completed the 2019 Austin Marathon.  

    Professional Societies

    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 
    • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
    • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
    • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • American Medical Association 
    • Texas Medical Association 
      Austin Face & Body






      Women's Health 


      • Gynecomastia
      • Muscular augmentation with fat grafting
      • Abdominal etching



          Autologous flap reconstruction 

          • DIEP
          • PAP
          • TDAP
          • SGAP/IGAP
          • LTP
          • ALT


          Hand & Microsurgery 


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