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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.
May 21, 2018
A lip lift is a plastic surgery procedure that shortens the distance between the top border of the upper lip and the bottom (base) of the nose. It creates a fuller, younger looking top lip by increasing the amount of "pink lip" and better exposing teeth when smiling and speaking. The lip lift will result in a more pleasing appearance to the face. Look at the 'before and after' photo above and you can see that the patient has a more youthful and… Learn More
December 19, 2017
There is growing evidence that the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is the cosmetic surgery procedure with the highest incidence of death. This has set off alarm bells among Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. These deaths are primarily occurring due to Pulmonary Fat Embolisms (PFE). I have been performing this procedure safely for 15 years and the new data emerging about the increased mortality rates is disturbing. I have been studying the issue closely… Learn More
June 7, 2017
Your BMI, or Body Mass Index, plays a big role in surgical complication risk assessment. All cosmetic surgery patients should have a BMI assessment prior to surgery. High BMI's create higher surgical risks. BMI's >35 create increased surgical risk Since cosmetic surgery is optional, you should plan your elective surgery so that you limit as many surgical risks as possible. BMI is definitely one of the risks you can control and your BMI should be… Learn More
November 16, 2016
As some of you who read this blog regularly already know, I am a huge proponent of fat grafting and the therapeutic applications of adipose stem cells. Ever since 2009 I have been writing about the regenerative properties of fat grafts and stem cells. After joining IFATS , the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science, an organization devoted to the study of adipose tissue, I have become increasingly more involved. In 2013 I… 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
February 18, 2019
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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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!