James Green, MD


When Dr. James Green founded Santa Fe Plastic Surgery Center, his goal was to bring the utmost compassion and ethics to the science of plastic surgery. Dr. Green believes that patient well-being and education should guide the entire process. It is this philosophy that is at the core of what Santa Fe Plastic Surgery Center does every day.

“My goal is to help you look better, but still natural, still yourself,” said Dr. Green, “I want to create enough change to be significant, but I don’t ever want to push it too far, where a patient can start to look a bit strange. We’ve all seen that before and it’s not a good look.”

One of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the nation, Dr. Green has helped patients from around the country here in Santa Fe, New Mexico for over 25 years. A specialist in breast augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and abdominoplasty, and a Certified Expert Injector™ of Botox Cosmetic and fillers, Dr. Green believes that the most successful procedures address the patient’s overall well-being. It is a process that always begins with a private, personal consultation.

“Advances in science and medical techniques now allow you to hold on to your looks for much longer than ever before,” said Dr. Green. “but surgery isn’t fashion, it’s medicine. It’s science. It’s important to understand why you are considering a certain procedure and what your expectations are. Only then we can determine if a certain procedure would benefit you. The fact of the matter is that plastic surgery does not mean we’re giving you a new nose or a new face, we are altering your face to reverse some of the characteristics of aging. You will look more youthful, but it’s still you.”


1988 Plastic Surgery Residency At The University Of Tennessee, Department Of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1989  Chief Plastic Surgery Resident At The University Of Tennessee, Department Of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1990  Plastic Surgery Fellowship At The University Of Miami School Of Medicine, Craniofacial Surgery


The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the certifying body for Plastic and Reconstructive surgery under the American Board of Medical Specialties.


Membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery is an additional guarantee that your surgeon is highly trained, and has high ethical standards. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review.


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery. Membership requires extensive training in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures, and a strict code of ethics.


Over one million doctors are authorized to perform injectables in the United States. Only 3% of these qualify as expert injectors. In order to qualify to be an ExpertInjector™, a doctor must meet stringent criteria, and can be trusted to deliver professional results.