Plastic surgery procedures

Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez specializes in multiple cosmetic surgery procedures, performed in his AAAASF accredited Surgery Center located in Baltimore, Maryland. All procedures are performed under local or IV anesthesia with Board Certified Anesthesiologists.

  • Breast augmentation (Breast implants)

    a collage of photos of a patient before & after a Breast augmentation.

    The Breast augmentation, or Augmentation mammoplasty procedure, enlarges your breast. This can be done with either silicone or saline implants, as well as using your own fat. High profile implants can be used if the patient wants more upper pole fullness in the breast. Patients select their size and shape at the pre-op consult.

  • Body lift (Lower body lift, Belt lipectomy)

    A collage of photos of a patient that had a Body lift after 100-lb weight loss

    A Body lift, also known as the Belt lipectomy or Lower body lift, is a surgical procedure which offers the most dramatic transformation of the mid and lower body. It removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, hips, outer thighs, and buttocks. To remove the skin and fat, an incision is placed around the entire lower body, in a circumferential fashion. Skin and fat are removed, your stomach muscles are tightened, and the incision is closed to tightly contour the body.

  • Brow lift (Forehead lift)

    The Brow lift, sometimes referred to as a Forehead lift, is a surgical procedure designed to elevate the brow to a more youthful position relative to the eyelids. Since most people focus on the area of the eyes when talking to you, it can, by itself, make your whole face appear younger. It can be performed endoscopically with only two tiny incisions in your scalp. It requires only 1 week out of work.

  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

    A Facelift, also called Rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure which tightens wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck. The goal is a natural, refreshed facial appearance which helps you look younger, not ‘done.’ There are several versions of a Facelift and they generally refer to what part of the face is being rejuvenated by lifting and dissecting of the tissues. In addition, structures of the face can be rejuvenated with fat injection.  Types of facelifts include: 

  • Facial fillers (Dermal fillers)

    Facial fillers, or Dermal fillers, are synthetic injections which fill out wrinkled or uneven areas of the face. While Botox is used to relax muscles in order to soften wrinkles, dermal fillers are used to add volume to *fill in* wrinkled areas. Common facial fillers include…

  • Fat transfer (Fat grafting) to the Face

    The terms Fat transfer, Fat injections, and Fat grafting all refer to the process of taking fat from an unwanted area of your body and re-injecting purified adipose fat tissues into another area of your body. The goal of the Facial fat transfer procedure is to add fullness to the area of the face that needs more volume. As we age, the epidermis and dermis thins and the face loses volume. With the face, adipose fat can be transferred to the cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, and the lower eye area. This injected fat restores volume, as well as replenishing nutrients and blood supply to the the skin – resulting in a more youthful appearance. A fat transfer is the most natural way to rejuvenate your face.

  • Laser skin resurfacing

    Laser resurfacing of the skin is a method whose goal is to make the skin of the face appear younger looking. Generally speaking, the laser creates damage to the top layers of the skin, which signals new cells to be regenerated. Patients from all over the world have contacted me with concerns about laser damage to their face. My opinion is that there are many lasers that can do more harm than good.

  • Lip augmentation (Upper and/or Lower lip)

    A Lip augmentation is a procedure which gives you fuller lips and can be performed on the upper lip, lower lip, or both lips. The lip can be augmented with the patient’s own tissues (Fat transfer or Fat injections, biologic tissue fillers (Juvederm or Restylane), or soft synthetic implants (Advanta or SurgiSil). Results with biologic fillers typically last 6-9 months, while synthetic implants and your own fat are permanent solutions.

  • Neck lift (Neck tuck, Lower facelift)

    The Neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to give better definition to the neck line. The procedure can diminish unsightly ‘banding’ in the neck, as well as tighten loose skin at the jawline (jowls). The neck lift is performed under monitored IV sedation instead of General anesthesia. My facility uses only board certified anesthesiologists to administer your anesthesia.

  • Otoplasty (Ear pinning)

    Otoplasty is ear surgery, sometimes referred to as ‘ear pinning,’ and is often performed to change the shape and/or position of the ears. It can be performed on one ear or both ears. In most cases, ear cartilage is reduced so that the ears appear closer to the head.

    Ear surgery can create a better balance and proportion while improving the shape or appearance of the ears. This often has a profound effect on the appearance and self-esteem. Patients who have Otoplasty often feel free to explore new hair styles, and stop wearing hats to hide their ears.

  • Rhinoplasty (Nose job)

    thumbnail side views before and after of a rhinoplasty patient

    Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, is a reshaping of the nose. When reshaping of the nose only changes the appearance of the tip of the nose it is called tip plasty. Rhinoplasty can also be used to restore breathing through the nose. When the procedure is used to improve both breathing and the appearance of the nose, it is called a septorhinoplasty.

    To reduce risks, both types of Rhinoplasty can be performed under monitored IV sedation, instead of General anesthesia. In our outpatient facility in Baltimore, we use only board certified anesthesiologists.