Dr. Avila was born in Mexico and raised in Utah. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University before earning his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He then completed residencies at both Albany Medical School and Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
His professional associations include a fellowship with the American College of Surgeons and membership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Avila loves what he does and provides a personalized approach to the needs of each patient, with each surgical procedure being tailored to meet the patient’s unique and individualized needs.
Dr. Avila has five children and loves traveling, sports, and music. When he isn’t busy with a large family or helping patients meet their goals he’s helping kids in his church youth group or Boy Scouts. He is a member of the local Boy Scout committee and spends much of his free time helping these young men with their merit badge and Eagle Scout requirements. Having accomplished Eagle Scout himself he is a perfect leader to help.
“I love what I do. Performing laser assisted liposuction (LAL) is exciting and fulfilling. I like to create, design, and make things look better. I see LAL as the ultimate art project- sculpture of the human body. My favorite area to contour is the female waist. I have found that reducing inches around the abdomen and hips makes patients happy and improves their confidence. My happiest patients are the ones that have worked hard with nutrition and exercise and use LAL to eliminate those last areas of fat that just won’t budge.”Download pdf