Dr. Emily B. McLaughlin

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Dr. McLaughlin is a Plastic Surgeon based in Fort Worth, Texas with board certification in both general and plastic surgery. Her practice includes cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with a focus on aesthetic breast and body procedures. After a breast cancer diagnosis in 2016 and now post double mastectomy with reconstruction, her interest in breast cancer patients and their reconstruction is elevated more than even prior to that reality. She founded West Magnolia Plastic Surgery in 2004 with a vision for a comfortable, inviting atmosphere to help ease the anxiety that is often related to surgical procedures, both elective and reconstructive. In 2017, she added the Retreat Medical Spa on site to expand nonsurgical procedures for patients. As a woman, Dr. McLaughlin has the unique ability to comprehend the concerns of females and their interest in rejuvenation of the face, breast and body. Dr. McLaughlin was the first female plastic surgeon to establish a practice in Fort Worth and her ability to communicate with her patients personally and professionally on a very intimate level is well established. 

Dr. McLaughlin attended medical school at East Tennessee State University where she was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary. She completed a general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia. During that time, she completed an elective year of research studying craniofacial growth and development. Upon presenting her research nationwide, she was awarded the Hardesty award by the Plastic Surgery Research Council.

She remained at the Medical College of Georgia to complete a plastic surgery residency. Her training then continued in Dallas, Texas, where she completed a craniofacial surgery fellowship at Medical City Dallas Hospital. The scope of this training was predominantly pediatric reconstructive surgery which offered a more extensive pediatric plastic surgery experience than general plastic surgery training. Upon completing her fellowship, she decided to stay in Texas and establish a general plastic surgery practice — the best decision she ever made.

Dr. McLaughlin’s Training



Craniofacial Surgery
Jeffery Fearon, M.D.
The Craniofacial Center
Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, Texas
July 2003 to June 2004


Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics
Jack C. Yu, M.D.
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


B.S., University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
August 1987 to May 1991



Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics
Augusta, Georgia
July 2001 to June 2003


General Surgery
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics
Augusta, Georgia
July 1995 to June 1996

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery
The American Board of Surgery


Texas - Number L7481
Issued October 2003


General Surgery

Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics
Augusta, Georgia
July 1996 to June 2001

Medical School

M.D., James H. Quillen College of Medicine East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
August 1991 to may 1995


American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Fort Worth Plastic Surgery Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary
Texas Medical Association
American Medical Association


Top Doctors
Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Doctors

Health Care Heroes, 2017
The annual Health Care Heroes Awards recognizes excellence in the medical community- excellence practiced by physicians, administrators and volunteers alike.

Community Advocate of the Year, 2017
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

J.K. Hardesty, 1998
M.D. Best Poster Award, Plastic Surgery Research Council 43rd Annual Meeting for “Extrinsic Tension Increases Connexin 43 and Smooth Muscle Actin in Immature Rat Cranial Sutures”, April 4-7, 1998.

RealSelf Most Loved Injector, 2017