Meet Plastic Surgeon Christine Fisher, MD, FACS
Serving Austin, TX and Beyond
Dr. Christine Fisher is a board-certified plastic surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons specializing in breast reconstruction techniques for breast cancer patients using perforator flaps, such as DIEP flaps, and in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. She is also on faculty at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. She was named a 2017 Texas Super Doctor®, and has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor® since 2020. She has also been named a Top Doctor by Austin Monthly and Austin Woman since 2018.
Dr. Fisher is committed to providing the same care to her patients that she would want for her own family. Her goal is to provide personalized, compassionate care while safely achieving the best possible aesthetic outcome for each patient.
Her artistry and keen attention to detail combine to make this possible. She believes all patients, whether undergoing cosmetic surgery or breast reconstruction after breast cancer, deserve an optimally aesthetic outcome. At Dr. Fisher’s practice, the difference is the aesthetic.
Dr. Fisher understands that cosmetic and reconstructive surgery provide both physical and emotional wellness. She and her team aspire to empower women every day to move forward in life, confidently.
Education, Training & Awards
Dr. Fisher graduated medical school with honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to complete her training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. During her plastic surgery training, she cared for patients with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and burn and extremity trauma, using both traditional and microsurgical reconstructive techniques to solve a spectrum of functional and aesthetic problems. She trained in microsurgical perforator flap (DIEP flap) breast reconstruction at Magee-Womens Hospital and studied microsurgical lymph node transfer to treat upper extremity lymphedema with Dr. Corrine Becker in Paris. Dr. Fisher has an affinity for the precision and artistry of plastic surgery and its potential to help improve and restore a patient’s form, function and confidence. She has performed over six thousand breast reconstruction procedures in Austin since 2013.
Dr. Fisher won the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award twice and the Department of Plastic Surgery teaching award three times. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in topics ranging from regenerative medicine to patient safety. Following her research fellowship in regenerative medicine, she continues to have an ongoing interest in the potential applications of adipose-derived stem cells and fat grafting in soft tissue restoration.
Dr. Fisher is proud to serve on the Medical Advisory Committee for the Breast Cancer Resource Center and is a regularly invited guest speaker and blogger on topics related to breast reconstruction, as well as an Art Bra® Austin sponsor. She regularly attends national breast and microsurgery meetings to stay up to date on the latest research and uses an evidence-based approach to provide optimal, state-of-the-art care.
When not in the hospital or clinic, Dr. Fisher enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children. She bakes on weekends, is energized by live music, and relaxes by jogging, swimming, going horseback riding, and participating in other outdoor activities.