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.

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February 18, 2019

Body Lift Complications & Revisions

The lower body lift procedure removes excess skin from the entire lower part of the body (stomach, hips and buttocks) and it is an ideal choice for patients who have experienced massive weight loss. However, even patients who have not had WLS are candidates for the body lift procedure. If you have loose hanging skin around your entire midsection, you are likely a candidate for this procedure. As with any surgery, the body lift comes with possible… Learn More


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25 Years Plastic Surgery Experience

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.

Board Certified, Graduate of Ivy League Residency Program

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.

Unique Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

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!

Strong Belief in Patient Education, Stem Cell Research

RealSelf Top Doc badgeDr 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, a designated 'Top Plastic Surgeon' on, 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+.

Dr. Rodriguez's Practice Located Near Baltimore Beltway

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.

Virtual Plastic Surgery Consultations

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!