Daniela Atencio, MD

Daniela Atencio, MD

Daniela Atencio, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with fellowship training in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Atencio was born in Venezuela and obtained her medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She then completed General Surgery Residency training at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, a distinguished Level 1 Trauma and Burn center.

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Her passion for delicate and complex surgery inspired her to pursue a career in Plastic Surgery. She completed her training at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She learned from nationally renowned plastic surgeons and obtained extensive training in the entire spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. During her training, she also pursued scientific research focused on facial aesthetics with publications and presentations at national meetings.

Dr. Atencio’s surgical interest is focused on face and breast aesthetics, as well as body-contouring surgery. She has extensive training and experience in both surgical and non-surgical modalities. In addition to sharing her expertise with patients, she also has a passion for teaching and training the next generation of plastic surgeons.  Dr. Atencio speaks Spanish fluently and is happy to offer her services in English or Spanish.

Throughout her life, Dr. Atencio was fortunate to travel and live in several countries. Those experiences allow her to appreciate different cultural backgrounds and communicate with her patients with kindness, empathy and clarity. With a passion for wellness, fitness, and a balanced, healthy lifestyle, she enjoys doing yoga and Pilates to strengthen the body and mind. She believes in the power of self-love and confidence and hopes to make the transformation journey a fun and exciting process for her patients to achieve results well beyond the surface.

On a personal note, Dr. Atencio enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants and cuisines. She also loves hiking, going to parks, and spending time with her beloved German Shepard named Tox (short for Botox!).

Dr. Atencio is very excited to grow her practice and call Austin home. She sees patients at our Downtown Austin location.

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Testimonials from Dr. Atencio’s patients:

  • “Taylor and Dr. Atencio were so amazing and professional! She will always be the surgeon I choose. She goes above and beyond for her patients and their needs.” — Taylor M. (June 6, 2024)
  • “The office is clean, spacious, and modern, providing a comfortable environment without feeling cramped. The staff are exceptionally friendly and attentive. My doctor is knowledgeable and excels at addressing my concerns and treatments.” — Nicolas N. (May 30, 2024)
  • “Efficient and great practitioner. Very pleased. I will be coming back.” — Ann M. (May 24, 2024)
  • “Great doctor and great atmosphere in this office. We love Dr Atencio!!!” — Karin T. (May 3, 2024)
  • “Everyone was so nice and welcoming. I loved Dr. Atencio, she was so sweet and made me feel comfortable.” — Elke K. (April 26, 2024)
  • “Love Dr. Atencio and her team!” — Blair B. (April 9, 2024)
  • “I really value and appreciate Dr. Atencio’s clinical skills and bedside manner. It’s really nice to have her input and her plan of care was spot on!! West Lake Derm team provided an excellent patient experience!!” — Michele V. (March 29, 2024)
  • “Dr. Atencio and her team are so kind.” — Maria R. (March 16, 2024)
  • “I like Bella’s easygoing personality, her warmth and the Dr is pretty much a surgeon with an aesthetic artistry unmatched to date” — Laurie S. (January 11, 2024)
  • “Great service here love my results and Dr. Atencio highly recommend” — Carissa C. (January 5, 2024)
  • “I liked how knowledgeable and how Dr. Atencio reassured my concerns. I felt heard, valued & safe. I was concerned about blood product availability & accessible options but the nurse offered a viable explanation.” — Michele V. (January 2, 2024)
  • “Dr. Atencio is always patient in discussing my questions and concerns. Friendly staff.” — Shylane H. (December 12, 2023)
  • “Love Dr Atencio and the office was very friendly, clean and on time !!!” — Karin T. (November 30, 2023)
  • “Love Dr. Atencio! Happy beyond words with results of breast implants. Got benefits I didn’t expect. Highly recommend!” — Cynthia G. (October 9, 2023)
  • “Professional, kind and caring staff at Westlake. From the consultant manager, Leti; registration personnel through my assessment with Dr. Atencio and Bella! I felt heard and understood with Dr. Atencio, she answered all my questions and concerns and provided her clinical advice with confidence. I feel and know that I am in good hands. Thank you.” — Michele V. (September 14, 2023)
  • “I absolutely loved consulting with Dr. Atencio and her associate. Very friendly and informative.” — Brooke F. (August 22, 2023)
  • “I so enjoyed Dr. Atencio’s way of being; I felt comfortable asking questions and receiving feedback.” — Michaelle D. (July 20, 2023)
  • “Dr. Atencio was so patient and talked me through my upcoming procedure. She was also personable!” — Julie G. (July 19, 2023)