Meet Plastic Surgeon Danielle Dumestre, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Danielle Dumestre is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada specializing in breast reconstruction, aesthetic breast and body surgery, labiaplasty, and gender-affirming top surgery, including chest feminization (breast augmentation) and chest masculinization. She also holds a subspecialty microsurgery fellowship from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, which allowed her to further specialize in DIEP flap (living tissue) breast reconstruction. She was in a mixed private and academic practice in Canada before joining the Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team in July 2022.
Dr. Dumestre’s mission is to help people achieve their ideal physical expression of self while fostering an environment of optimism, self-love, and kindness. Regardless of what you are seeking treatment for, Dr. Dumestre values a respectful, judgment-free space for her patients. She prides herself on listening closely to her patients’ goals to provide individually tailored care and the best possible aesthetic results.
Dr. Dumestre was born and raised in Canada and completed both medical school and her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at the University of Calgary in Alberta. During residency, she was exposed to the wide breadth of the field of plastic surgery, including hand and facial trauma, burns, complex wound management, and pediatrics, and was ultimately drawn to reconstruction for breast cancer patients as well as cosmetic breast and body contouring procedures. Building on her passion for breast reconstruction, Dr. Dumestre pursued a supplementary microsurgery fellowship in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, a leading U.S. cancer-care center with experts in the field of microsurgery. During her fellowship, Dr. Dumestre gained subspecialized free-flap skills, allowing her to offer DIEP flap breast reconstruction for mastectomy patients, as well as customized free-tissue transfer from other sites – such as the low back and inner thighs – to address her cancer patients’ unique needs.
Post fellowship, Dr. Dumestre opened her private practice in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She also served as assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Alberta where she enjoyed teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, and regularly gives talks to students, encouraging young women to pursue careers in medicine and surgery.
Dr. Dumestre is an energetic, positive person who thrives on human connection and interaction. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, socializing with friends and family, listening to music, and participating in all things active, particularly yoga, tennis, and bike riding. She loves the sunshine and being outdoors and is thrilled to make Austin her new home.