After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina, Dr. Trujillo obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed a rigorous training program in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. During his residency, he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then made the decision to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, a world-renowned epicenter for plastic surgery. After graduating, Dr. Trujillo decided that he wanted to return to the upstate South Carolina area that he grew to love during his general surgery training. He has been welcomed back by both his general and plastic surgery colleagues and provides a skilled addition to the strong plastic surgeons in the area. Outside the hospital, Dr. Trujillo will be found enjoying time with his wife and four children. He also enjoys teaching and participating in healthcare innovation projects.


Micromastia (Small Breasts)

Micromastia (or hypomastia, breast hypoplasia) is a medical term that describes (subjectively) small breasts. This definition should be distinguished from “amastia” which literally describes that absence of breast tissue. Because... Continue Reading

Tendon Injury

The body moves through the coordinated action of bones, tendons, and muscles. Muscles are connected to bones by tendons, and muscles transmit force through tendons to pull bones. Tendons can... Continue Reading

Nerve Injury

Nerves are specialized bundles of tissue that transmit signals throughout the body. Nerve injury is a relatively common condition that can occur from different types of damage to the nerve.... Continue Reading

Inguinal / Femoral Hernia

Hernias occur due to the protrusion of an organ or tissue through a defect or weak spot in the connective tissue of the body wall. The most common location of... Continue Reading

Hiatal / Paraesophageal Hernia

Hiatal hernias occur due to a loss of tension at the point where the esophagus enters the abdomen and becomes the stomach (phrenoesophageal membrane). This allows the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ)... Continue Reading

Breast Augmentation

Watch below as I discuss the different types of breast implants. Breast augmentation and augmentation mammoplasty are plastic surgery terms for the breast-implant and the fat-graft mammoplasty approaches used to... Continue Reading

Ventral Hernia

A hernia occurs when there is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall, allowing a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push through the muscle layer. A ventral hernia is a hernia that occurs at any location along the midline (vertical center) of the abdomen wall. There are three types of ventral hernia: Epigastric (stomach area) hernia, Umbilical (belly button) hernia, Incisional hernia.