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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Board Certified with over 20 Years Experience
Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez has over 20 years experience as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He trained at Tulane Medical School, Yale Medical School and Royal Marsden Hospital in London.Learn More
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Board Certified with over 20 Years Experience
Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez has over 20 years experience as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He trained at Tulane Medical School, Yale Medical School and Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
Combining Science, Beauty, and 20 years Experience
Under the direction of Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez we combine science, beauty, and 20 years experience to give you the best possible cosmetic surgery result in our beautiful office and surgery center.
Customized Surgical Procedures
Dr. Rodriguez and his experienced staff will work with you to create a custom surgical plan to achieve the result you desire.
Many of our patients travel from other states and countries to have cosmetic surgery with Dr. Rodriguez. Our virtual consultation process is a convenient first step for out of town patients.
Stem Cells from Your Own Fat
The most exciting area of plastic surgery is the new techniques involving stem cell enriched fat injections. Dr. Rodriguez, a Yale trained plastic surgeon has been in practice for 20 years and has a decade of fat grafting experience.
March 24, 2016
If you have a surgical procedure that involves an incision, a scar will form where the incision was closed. This new scar tissue is formed from myofibroblasts and collagen fibers which are produced by your body in response to the injury. The initial scar formation, referred to as the proliferation phase, can last up to six weeks. In the final maturation phase, the scar will look and feel different than the surrounding tissue. A normal scar will generally… Learn More
November 13, 2015
Fat grafting, also referred to as fat transfer or fat injections, is the surgical process by which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another area. The surgical goal is to improve or augment the area where the fat is injected. The technique involves extracting adipose fat by liposuction, processing the fat, and then reinjecting purified fat into the area needing improvement. Since the 1990's Plastic Surgeons have reliably used fat grafting… Learn More
September 23, 2014
We get quite a lot of questions regarding lip lifts, so here’s a quick video of me talking about what techniques I consider to be the key for getting the most successful lip lift The goal of the upper lip lift procedure is to raise the upper lip to a more youthful position. As with most plastic surgery procedures, there are many ways of doing the lip lift. I find that the secret to a successful lip lift is really simple: Keep Things Simple! This… Learn More
January 23, 2015
What type of scar will you get with a breast lift procedure? This is a very common question, and an important question that all patients should discuss with their Plastic Surgeon prior to having surgery. Years ago I wrote about the various surgical techniques related to breast procedures. Today I'd like to concentrate on the breast lift, specifically, and the types of scars associated with breast lifts. Any procedure that lifts the breast will… Learn More
August 10, 2015
Patients routinely get fat grafts to the face, breast, and buttocks. However, some patients do not get the results they wanted because the fat graft did not 'take.' So, what happened? Why do fat grafts sometimes die (or fail to 'take')? In this post, I will explain one of the most important factors in creating a long-lasting fat graft. When the recipient tissue is normal, there really should be no need for a touch-up, or revision. Plastic surgeons… Learn More
August 7, 2014
There is an old saying in photography: “A photographer is known for what he shows, not for what he shoots.” In other words, a photographer only shows his best work and there may be a lot of lousy pictures... he is just not showing those. A photographer is known for what he shows, not for what he shoots. Think of post-operative pictures of Brazilian Butt Lifts the same way. You may be seeing the surgeon's best work because that is what he is showing… Learn More
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Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 25 years. He has performed thousands of Cosmetic and Reconstructive cases over the course of his career. These cases have included breast reconstruction, replants of fingers after traumatic injuries, skin grafts on burn patients, as well as the full spectrum of cosmetic surgery. He is now in private practice in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
During his extensive medical training, Dr. Rodriguez completed two surgical residencies: General Surgery at Tulane University, and Plastic Surgery at Yale Medical School. Upon graduating from his Plastic Surgery residency, he was asked to join the Yale Plastic Surgery Faculty where he taught residents in training. After becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1991, he started a private practice in the Baltimore area. Dr. Rodriguez was elected President of the Maryland State Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2002. For over two decades, he has been active member of the ASPS, and now serves on the very prestigious ASPS Regenerative Medicine Task Force Team, which is ushering the new era of adipose stem cells to Plastic Surgeons. He currently serves as a Clinical Instructor at Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery Department in Baltimore. Plastic Surgery residents in training at JHU rotate through his practice for their training.
Dr. Rodriguez' practice is now exclusively devoted to cosmetic surgery, performing unique procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift, Body Lift, Lip Lift, and Fat Transfer, as well as traditional procedures such as Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck. Dr. Rodriguez combines a love of technology and new surgical techniques with a high respect for the 'tried and true' plastic surgery techniques that have been practiced for decades. You get the best of both worlds!
Dr Rodriguez has a strong belief in patient education both in his practice and to patients who research topics online. In addition to writing about Plastic Surgery issues in his blog,he is a Founding Expert on HealthTap.com, a designated 'Top Plastic Surgeon' on RealSelf.com, and has a devoted following to his YouTube channel. Recently he was awarded a grant by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund to study Adipose Stem Cells. As a result of his research in Adipose Stem Cells, he is well connected in the Biotech community. You can see his connections at his LinkedIn profile and find Dr. Ricardo L Rodriguez on G+.
His Plastic Surgery practice and state of the art AAAASF accredited Surgery Center, are located near the I-695 Beltway in the Baltimore area, only 30 minutes from BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) airport.
Dr. Rodriguez performs cosmetic surgery procedures for many out of town patients. If you live outside the Baltimore area, you can start with a virtual consultation or a phone consultation to get started. Special office hours can be arranged to make it convenient for you. Please call the office at 410-494-8100 to speak with our patient coordinator to discuss your specific needs. We look forward to seeing you in our Practice, and helping you to look your best!