Ricardo Rodriguez, MD
Ricardo Rodriguez, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Rodriguez is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.
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Meet Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez has a firm commitment to safety, patient education, and surgical excellence. He has over 20 years of surgical experience to include reconstruction, microsurgery, burns, and the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery. He specializes in combining multiple procedures in the same operative session. These include:
- Mommy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
- Body Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Fat Transfer
- Brow Lift
- Lip Lift
- Breast Lift with implants
He spends a lot of time with you in your initial consultation so that he understands the things that YOU want to change about your appearance. He listens to your needs. During your consultation he will develop a custom surgical plan which is designed just for your particular goals and body type.
Dr. Rodriguez believes that patient education and informed consent are important parts of enhancing your image. After your initial consultation, you will have a pre-operative consult so that he can review the surgical plan and prepare you for the post-operative period. On the morning of your surgery, Dr. Rodriguez will make your “surgical markings” with you in front of a mirror. Thus, you are assured of having your incision placed just where you want it.
Your cosmetic surgery is performed in his brand new State of the Art Surgical Facility which is accredited by both Medicare and the AAAASF, the gold standard for Plastic Surgery Facilities.
Following surgery you will have direct access to Dr. Rodriguez by cell phone. Dr. Rodriguez and his staff are dedicated to giving you the best possible care.
Your Consultation is quite extensive and customized to your needs. Dr. Rodriguez spends 45 minutes to one hour with you. The cost goes towards the Surgical Fee , whenever you opt to have the surgery.
Breast Implant Removal
Breast Implant Removal
Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging
Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Lip Augmentation / Enhancement
Male Breast Reduction
Male Chest Implants
Skin Cancer Removal
Ask a Surgeon
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.
Making breast augmentation appear naturalBreast Augmentation
You may have a capsular contracture. If that is so you will need a capsule release with either fat injection or use of an acellular dermal matrix to provide extra space in the pocket.
Gallbladder surgeryTummy Tuck
It is a relative contraindication if you are using traditional techniques that undermine to the level of the costal (rib) margins. If you use the Lockwood technique that undermines only the central part of the abdomen it is not a contraindication because the skin retains a better vascular supply. To understand how that is done you could look at videos I have posted online at my Instagram account (Cosmetisurg) that show the actual surgical dissection used and how it preserves vascular supply.
Just as important as pricing is how the procedure is done. Not all fat grafting techniques are the same or as effective. There is great experimental evidence that very small graft particles have better survival rate and less complications.