About Dr. Mata
Dr. Carlos Mata is board certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery for plastic and reconstructive surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Mata is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon for the breasts, face, neck, skin, and abdomen. He also performs skin rejuvenation treatments. After graduating with cum laude honors from Texas A&M with a degree in biomedical science, Dr. Mata earned a M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he received Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed a residency at the University of Texas from 2005 – 2008, a residency at the Medical Branch at Galveston, TX from 2008 – 2011, a residency at Harvard Medical School in 2008, and a microsurgery externship at MD Anderson Center in 2010. Dr. Mata is highly respected in his field of plastic surgery, and has been published in many medical publications and research journals. In 2014 and 2015, Dr. Mata was voted by the Consumers Research Council of America as one of "America’s Top Surgeons." Dr. Mata was also named a 2016 RealSelf 100 winner. His commitment to patient education along with his unique ability to inspire his patients to share their story with the community has placed him in the top 1% of RealSelf doctors and has made it possible for millions of people to make informed health and beauty decisions.
Dr. Mata is skilled in facial aesthetic procedures such brow lifts, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, and full and mini facelifts. He also performs breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction surgeries. Dr. Mata is well-known for body contouring procedures, such as tummy tucks, liposuction, the mommy makeover, and after weight loss surgeries. His practice philosophy emphasizes compassionate care, service beyond expectation, and the strongest desire to do what is best for patients. He believes that every patient is special and unique. Dr. Mata will always preserve the privacy and dignity of all his patients while delivering first-class results.
Before medical school, Dr. Mata attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX earning a degree in biomedical science with cum laude honors. Then, he attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and he received Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Mata received his prestigious plastic surgery training at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Saint Joseph Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, as well Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. While performing thousands of procedures at these institutions, Dr. Mata also trained in Miami, FL focusing on aesthetic surgery with the world’s leading experts in rhytidectomy (facelift), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and breast surgery (augmentations, reductions and lifts) as well as detailed teaching in the fine art of injectables (BOTOX, dermal fillers, and more).
Dr. Mata has also trained in several Children’s Hospitals, such as Children’s Hospital Boston, MA, Dell Children Medical Center in Austin, TX, and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. He obtained a fellowship in craniofacial surgery in an esteemed institution that would have included time in Paris, France. However, the United States government needed Dr. Mata sooner than anticipated. He became a Major in the United States Army practicing at Eglin Air Force Base as the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His special training at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX taught him the skills necessary to treat America’s wounded warriors and their families.
2012-Present – Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2012-Present – Member of American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
2011-Present – Candidate Member of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
2011-Present – Member of Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
2011-Present – Blocker-Lewis Plastic Surgery Society
2011-Present – Singleton Surgical Society
2011 – Candidate Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2011 – Candidate Member of American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
2005-2011 – Resident Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2005-2011 – Resident Member of American College of Surgeons
2002-2011 – Resident Member of American Medical Association
2001-2005 – American Medical Student Association, recruit chairperson
2002 – Pediatric Student Society, member
2001-2005 – United Latin American Medical Students (ULAMS), social chairperson
2001-2003 – Student Psychiatry Association, public relations chairperson
Honors & Awards
2014-2015 – America's Top Surgeons, Consumers Research Council of America
2011 – Group Solidario Orellama – Hands Across the World
2008 – Excellence in Student Teaching
2005 – Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges – University of Texas Medical Branch
2004 – Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2004 – Anderson Scholarship
2004 – Most Outstanding Tutor Award
2003 – Miller Scholarship, Anderson Scholarship
2001-2002 – Health Professionals Scholarship (Military)
2001, 2004 – Curtis Memorial Scholarship
2001 – Cum Laude, Texas A & M University
2001 – Who’s Who Among College Students
2001 – Golden Key National Honor Society-honoree
2000-2001 – Order of Omega-Greek National Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
1998-2005 – National Collegiate Scholar
1997-2002 – National Hispanic Scholarship
1997-2001 – President’s Achievement Scholarship-Texas A&M University
Distinguished Achievement Award-Texas A&M University
Dean’s List, Texas A&M University
Publications & Presentations
Mata, Carlos. M.D., Kelly, P., Da Silveria, A. (2010) Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation By Mandibular Distraction in a Patient with Melnick-Needles Syndrome. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, (1):174-6.
Mata, Carlos. M.D., Al-Haj, I., Huang, T. A Pediatric Case of Left Hemifacial Necrotizing Fasciitis. Shriners Children’s Hospital, Galveston, TX.
Mata, Carlos. M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D., Ph.D., Phillips, Linda, M.D. The effects of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) on Macrophages. Student Research Poster Session. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. Craniofacial Processes. (2011). University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. Rhinoplasty Options. (2010). St Joseph Medical Center, Houston, TX, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. A Case of Left Hemifacial Necrotizing Fasciitis. (2008). Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos. M.D. Breast Reduction Options. (2008). University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Grand Rounds.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Dell, K. Treatment of Chronic TMJ Dislocation by Mandibular Distraction in a Patient with Melnick-Needles Syndrome. Children’s Hospital. Austin, TX, 2009.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Al-Haj, I, Huang, T. A Pediatric Case of Left Hemifacial Necrotizing Fasciitis. Shriners Children’s Hospital. Galveston, TX, 2008.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D., Ph.D. The Effects of LED on Angiogenesis in the Rat Aortic Ring Model. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2004.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Phillips, Linda M.D., Herdon, David M.D. Diabetic rats and the effects on insulin absorption with the LED. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2004.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Soloway, Roger M.D. Portal Pressure Via Linear Curve and Other Measurements. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2003.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D. The Ischemic Bi-Pedicle Flap on Rats With and Without a Silicone Flap. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2002-2004.
Mata, Carlos M.D., Gould, Lisa M.D., Phillips, Linda M.D. The Effects of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) on Macrophages. University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, TX, 2002.
2012 – Military Medical Mission Trip – Cuenca, Ecuador
2012 – Lao Rehabilitation Foundation – Medical Mission trip to Oudomxay, Laos
2011 – Hands Across the World – Medical Mission trip to Cocoa, Ecuador
2003-2005 – Newman Center - Cooking for Christian medical students
2002 – Tar Wars by American Medical Student Association – Teaching 4th graders about the dangers of smoking
2001-2005 – St. Vincent’s Indigent Clinic- Medical student doctor
Born in Erie, PA, Dr. Mata grew up enjoying and playing intramural basketball and football. He has an eagerness to try new activities and make new friends. Dr. Mata speaks fluent Spanish and loves to travel the world for medical mission trips to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries for children, as well as offer his services to reconstruct congenital anomalies. An avid dog lover, Dr. Mata can be found spending time with and walking his two dogs, and showing them much love when he is not helping others.