Education and Training
Dr. Thomas Wiener specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery with a focus on breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. He attended Baylor University as an undergraduate and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Dr. Wiener did his general surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He did a hand surgery residency at the V.A. Hospital in Houston and then a microsurgery research fellowship at St. Joseph Hospital followed by his plastic surgery residency also at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston.
Surgical Facility and Hospital Privileges
Dr. Wiener performs surgery in his in-office AAAASF accredited operating room. Anesthesia is provided by physician anesthesiologists. He has privileges at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Bayshore Hospital.
Society Memberships and Board Certification
Dr. Wiener is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, and the Harris County Medical Society. He holds multiple committee memberships in the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Wiener is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Wiener is past president of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons and is past president of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Publications and Research
Dr. Wiener has published a number of important scientific articles in the journals Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and Aesthetic Surgery Journal focusing on improved outcomes for breast augmentation.
These articles include "The role of betadine irrigation in breast augmentation" and "Relationship of incision choice to capsular contracture." These two papers have become worldwide highly referenced and landmark articles in the plastic surgery literature regarding capsular contracture.
He has also published a modification of the no-drain progressive tension suture technique for tummy tucks "Continuous Running Sutures: A Modification for Progressive Tension Abdominoplasty."
Another area of interest is space medicine and Dr. Wiener has published a critically important paper regarding one of the two major issues in manned spaceflight. The paper is "Space Obstructive Syndrome: intracranial hypertension, intraocular pressure, and papilledema in Space" and is in the journal Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, the main aerospace medicine journal.
Dr. Wiener's hobbies include biking, fishing, photography and weightlifting.