Dr. Bautista was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised in suburban New York City, where he eventually did his surgical training.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics, magna cum laude, from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Dr. Bautista received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1986.
He completed his residency in plastic surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Medical Center of Nassau County in New York under the instruction of Long Island Plastic Surgery, Inc., the largest group of plastic surgeons in the United States. This group of 12 surgeons provided to Dr. Bautista Extensive experience in aesthetic surgery, breast augmentation, body contouring and facial aesthetics.
Dr. Bautista is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Mary Washington Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has recently proven his dedication to maintaining his knowledge base in his chosen specialty by passing a re-certification examination given by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in April 2016. He joined the Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in 1993 and has privileges at Mary Washington Hospital, and Stafford Hospital. He maintains proficiency in his specialty by maintaining active membership in, The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Harold Bautista recently volunteered his time at the Guadalupe Free Clinic in Colonial Beach. Read more here.
Dr. Bautista has special interest in body contouring: liposuction with VASER and SmartLipo, mommy makeover, 360 degree liposuction, brazilian butt lift and fat grafting to face and body. He also has experience in Breast Surgery: breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast implant removal. He maintains his knowledge of new technology and techniques to enhance the experience he has gained from over two decades of Plastic Surgery practice. Dr. Bautista uses his background in Physics to thoroughly research the safety and effectiveness of new technologies like SmartLipo MPX and Coolsculpting. He is responsible for bringing the SmartLipo and CooSculpting devices to PSSF.
He respects and welcomes each patient as a unique individual. He does not believe in the “cookie cutter” approach to formulating a treatment plan. He involves each patient in designing a surgical treatment plan that is customized for that patients needs and wants.
Dr. Bautista has developed a holistic approach to managing the Aging Face/Neck by integrating with his surgical skills nonsurgical anti-aging treatments, like Obagi, VI Peel, and PRP micro- needling, nutritional tips and lifestyle improvements. He has special interest in the modern face lift, eyelid surgery including Asian blepharoplasty.
He also uses this holistic approach to help patients improve their body contour to match their genetic potential while also improving their health by discussing nutrition and physical activity during consultations involving liposuction, CoolSculpting, tummy tucks, as well as arm and thigh lifts. He is a member of the American Association of Anti Aging Medicine.
Dr. Bautista has been on Northern Virginia Magazine’s annual roster of Top Plastic Surgeons since 2012. He has served as a volunteer surgeon for Operation Smile and The Smile Train.
In his spare time, Dr. Bautista enjoys playing tennis, dancing, and practicing yoga with his wife.