The world of fashion is often filled with beautiful people. Leaving us, normal people, feeling underrated and ugly. Some people feel they have to turn to cosmetic surgery to fill this void. If you're considering plastic surgery, I recently spoke with Dr. Rod Rohrich.
Who is Dr. Rod Rohrich?
It’s hard to describe Dr. Rod Rohrich without using such adjectives as "accomplished" and "amazing." Not only is he a well renowned plastic surgeon who has made exceptional advancements in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he is an educator, author and innovator who commands quality and excellence in everything he does. He is recognized worldwide for his significant contributions to education, research and safety in the field of plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include facelifts, rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. He has appeared on CNN, The View, and Oprah, and he’s been written about in news publications like The New York Times, Newsweek and Dallas Morning News.
Dr. Rohrich grew up on a ranch in North Dakota, where he also completed his undergraduate and postgraduate work. He obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He was trained in general and plastic surgery in Michigan and in pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford in England. He eventually returned to Texas and, in 1986, became an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he currently serves as Professor and Chairman. He has earned the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor. He led to the establishment of the Department of Plastic Surgery, one of the first such departments in the U.S.
Although based in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Rohrich receives international recognition for his work. The multi-lingual surgeon is a sought-after international speaker and visiting professor, providing insight and training to established and aspiring plastic surgeons. He has given lectures and seminars, taught over 6000 plastic surgeons and was a major force behind the development of a top residential program for plastic and reconstructive surgery in the United States. Accordingly to both Doximity and U.S. News and World Report, the heavily pursued program is the best of its kind.
Dr. Rohrich has been instrumental in creating new approaches and techniques to plastic surgery that improve safety and accuracy. In his study of the aging process, for example, he has, with another doctor, discovered fat components in the face that changed the way facelifts are performed. Rather than merely lifting and tightening saggy skin, he uses fat from a person’s own body to fill in areas of the face that suffered fat loss with age. He uses photos from when individuals were younger to rejuvenate their face while maintaining a natural look. Individuals still look like themselves, just restored to their younger versions and without evidence of surgery.
Dr. Rohrich combines his extraordinary skill with equal parts compassion. Despite his demanding professional schedule, he is involved in charity work and remains available to his patients.