Abby Culver, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in a range of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery techniques, including breast reduction, breast surgery, mommy makeover, and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Culver earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed an integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at UT Southwestern. She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

She is the Associate Director of the Resident Cosmetic Clinic and the Associate Director for medical students interested in plastic surgery at UT Southwestern. Her research interests include outcomes in breast surgery and laser and other minimally invasive approaches to plastic surgery.

Dr. Culver served as the Administrative Chief Resident during her training, and in 2021 she received UT Southwestern’s Resident Excellence in Teaching Award.

Meet Dr. Culver

Customized Care for Beautiful, Natural Results

Dr. Abby Culver’s priorities are non-negotiable: the comfort, privacy, and trust of her patients always come first.

She specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Her practice includes primary and revision breast surgery with or without implants, abdominal contouring and abdominoplasty, and mommy makeover surgeries, which can address the breasts, abdomen, and other areas as needed.

Dr. Culver chose to specialize in plastic surgery because it gave her a way to work with people of all ages and all needs to enhance and restore their bodies and their confidence. It also allows her to be creative. “Plastic surgery is an art as well as a science,” she says. “Each person is unique, so each procedure is unique, as well.”

While every surgery is different, every patient can expect the same quality of care from Dr. Culver. “I want to connect with my patients and listen to their goals so we can create an individualized surgical plan that will really meet their needs and generate beautiful, natural results,” she says.

She believes that good communication is essential to good results. She and her team prioritize giving clear instructions to patients and being responsive to questions and concerns, both before surgery and during recovery.

“I want my patients to feel happy, to feel well-informed, and to know that my team and I will be there every step of the way.”

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Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Women’s Association
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • The Aesthetic Society, Candidate Member
Honors & Awards
  • Resident Excellence in Teaching Award 2021, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Administrative Chief Resident 2020-2021, Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 2011
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2010
Books & Publications
  • Outcomes and safety in breast and body surgery
  • Non-surgical tissue rejuvenation
  • Tissue regeneration and scar therapy

Clinical Focus

  • Breast Reduction
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation
  • Aesthetic breast surgery

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