Dr. John McFate didn’t start out as a freshman at Texas A&M University aiming to be a plastic surgeon. But when he did a plastic surgery residency at Houston Methodist Hospital, he found—both suddenly and inevitably—his life’s work. Born in Irving, Texas, McFate’s childhood began tragically: his mother and father both passed away, his mother from a battle with breast cancer.
But McFate grew up with a loving aunt and uncle, and went to Nimitz High School, where he excelled both in academics and athletics (primarily football, because it is Texas, after all). These were the years when he developed his artistic eye, his analytical mind, and his capacity for compassion.
Those traits were further developed during McFate’s time at Texas A&M, where he first studied biomedical engineering. He also discovered a love of anatomy and technically complex surgery, and so it seemed like a natural progression to study medicine. And what McFate learned was that his unique history gave him a unique perspective and let him bring a unique set of tools to bear on progression of plastic surgery.
In the course of his plastic surgery residency, McFate operated in some of the same hospitals that developed the first breast implants, and in the course of doing so, saw how breast reconstruction procedures could help women who had survived the cancer that took his mother. This was an inspiration that he used in all of his plastic surgery practices.
Today, McFate operates at the Precision Plastic Surgery clinic in Austin, Texas. Everything at Precision is dedicated to the mission of giving patients the best plastic surgery possible, right down to the serene location and on-site surgical suites designed to ensure discretion and confidentiality. McFate knows that the best plastic surgery can truly be healing.
Precision of Austin
4701 Bee Cave
Austin, TX 78746