Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez

Plastic Surgery
Lutherville-Timonium, MD
43 years experience male

Locations

CosmeticSurg

Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Address

Ricardo L Rodriguez, MD, 1300 Bellona Avenue, Suite C, Lutherville-Timonium, MD, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

4104940815

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Rodriguez is a Yale trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He specializes in body lift and fat transfer techniques. His procedures include the Total Body Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Lip Lift, single vertical scar Breast Reduction, endoscopic Brow lift, as well as traditional procedures such as Breast Aug and Tummy Tuck. His research efforts are in the field of adipose stem cells for soft tissue reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez's practice and surgery center is located in Baltimore, Maryland and is accredited by both AAAASF and Medicare. Dr. Rodriguez uses IV Twilight Anesthesia instead of General Anesthesia so that the patient can experience the quickest recovery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Doctor Q&A

335 Answers
175 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Body Lift Pain: You should definitely get a prescription for pain med following a body lift procedure. In addition, you might consider asking your plastic surgeon... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Not recommended: I would not perform a breast augmentation and a butt augmentation at the same time because the post op recovery positions conflict with one another. F... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
It should fade . . .: but will never disappear entirely. Any time an incision is made, a scar will occur. For tummy tucks, surgical technique and scar placement are key for... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Aug Feel: If you are concerned about your breast implants feeling natural, the best way for you to go is with silicone implants. They have a much more natural ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Lift vs. augment: A breast lift will lift the nipple and make the breast appear perkier and more youthful. Breast implants will enhance the size of your breasts. I perf... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Lift Scars: Breast lifts can be done with a variety of techniques which each leave a different type of scar. These include : benelli, crescent lift, and vertical ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Autologous stem cell: An autologous stem cell transplant is the process of removing a stem cell source tissue from your own body, isolating the stem cells from that tissue,... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Post op tummy tuck: Post op care following a tummy tuck is very important. To return home on an international flight just one week following this procedure is not a good... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Long Labia Lips: Labiaplasty is performed to reduce the length of the labia , sometimes referred to as the lips. It is not meant to tighten the vagina, but rather to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Fat transfer: A fat graft to the breast can definitely increase volume. However, keep in mind that fat grafting techniques vary wildly. The amount of 'fat take'... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Varies greatly: Some people are reducing down to a c cup, while others are going down to a b cup. I have removed greater than 1000 cc of breast tissue and as littl... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Ideally, >35: If your BMI is greater than 35, you have an increased risk of surgical complications. Patients who come to me with a BMI greater than 35 are assessed ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Stem cell transplant: A bone marrow transplant is a type of stem cell transplant.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Lip lift: Many patients come to me with a long space between the base of their nose and the top of their lip. By shortening the space , it creates a more youth... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Varies: Breast augmentation with implants placed under the muscle is one of the more painful cosmetic surgeries. However, this pain can be greatly reduced wit... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Fluid collection: One possible complication with the abdominoplasty procedure is fluid collection, also known as a seroma. This can be avoided in mos cases with proper... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Many cosmetic surgery procedures are designed to give your body a leaner profile. Examples are the tummy tuck, body lift, and liposuction procedures.... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
3 weeks: Following a tummy tuck procedure, i advise my patients to take 3 weeks off from work.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Attain stable weight: If you have had weight loss surgery you should wait 12-18 months before having plastic surgery to tighten loose skin. You should also attain a stable ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Adult stem cells: Dr. Chris centeno in colorado is using adult stem cells isolated from bone marrow for degenerative issues with the knee. He has reported successful ou... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Look For Credentials: As you research the BBL procedure and plastic surgeons, please be aware that all surgery carries a degree of risk. Learn as much as you can to make an... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast sugery-15 YO: If a 15 year old has a breast deformity , she can have breast surgery with the full written consent of the parent. However, our asps national soci... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Brow Lifts: This is tough to answer in 400 characters! There are many types of brow lifts, the main difference is how they affect the hairline. Endoscopic (severa... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Risks associated: If by side effects you mean complications, all surgery poses some degree of risk, but brow lift complications are typically rare. Possible risks could... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
At least 3 weeks: A body lift is a major surgical procedure and you should take 3 to 4 weeks off from work. Normal activities may not resume for 6 to 8 weeks, depending... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
2+ Areas of the Body: In order to get enough qualified fat, I must liposuction at least two, but preferably three, areas. Common areas liposuctioned include the back (direc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breast Aug candidate: Breast augmentation can be performed on healthy patients 18 years of age or older. Breasts can be enlarged ~100 cc up to 800cc. You will need to get ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Lip Aug Issues: Lip augmentation issues typically include things like bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness, infection, and allergic reactions. Asymmetry can occur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Up To 6 Weeks: Obviously swelling varies greatly by procedure, patient, and post-op instruction care, but swelling form a fat transfer procedure should subside withi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
It depends...: If the fat is harvested, processed, and injected correctly, the result should be long lasting. The procedure should not require touch ups or a second ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Tummy Tuck 3-4 hrs: I perform my tummy tuck procedures under IV sedation. The average amount of time for a full tummy tuck in my surgery center is 4 hours. However, I d... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Lip Aug Pain Med : To ease your discomfort following lip augmentation procedure, most plastic surgeons will prescribe a couple of days of prescription meds. However, eac... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Absolutely: A lower body lift, also commonly referred to as a body lift or a belt lipectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure which, when broken into its components... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Labiaplasty post op: Labiaplasty can easily be performed under twilight IV anesthesia and the procedure only takes a little over an hour. You should not have to take more... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Board Certification: There are 24 specialties that are officially recognized for 'board certification.' this list is published by the american board of medical specialtie... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Not covered: Labioplasty procedure is a reduction of the length of the labia. Although, the labioplasty procedure can reduce discomfort associated with a long labi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Panniculectomy cost: A tummy tuck is basically a panniculectomy (remove skin and fat) *plus* the muscle repair. Therefore, a panniculectomy takes less or time to perform... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Liposuction doctors: Many different specialities have entered into the liposuction arena. However, plastic surgeons are the only specialty that I am aware of which has fo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Cost of chin lipo: The big factor in this specific example , chin liposuction, is whether you have the procedure under local anesthesia or IV sedation. The procedure sh... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
18 Years Old: It is an elective procedure, so you really should be at least 18 years old (a consenting adult) to legally give your consent for a lip augmentation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Lifestyle Lift: Lifestyle lift is a marketing term for a facelift procedure. The procedure is taught by the company to different types of doctors, not all of whom ar... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Tummy Tuck Weight: In a perfect world, you should lose the majority of your ideal weight loss before the tuck tuck procedure. However, it is absolutely possible to have... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Surgery: Breast reduction is surgery, and like any surgery there are risks and rewards. Patients should expect to take 1 to 2 weeks off work. Exercise can usu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Tummy Tuck skin: The skin removed during a tummy tuck is typically discarded as 'medical waste'. However, there are some biotech companies and cell therapy companies ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
LIpo with IV anesth: Liposuction is performed by many plastic surgeons under IV or twilight anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. I actually perform all of my liposu... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Body Lift Costs: Our average body lift procedures range in price from 18,000 to 20,000 (surgeon's fee, operating room fee, anesthesia fee, garments, and all post op vi... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
2 days post op: If possible you should have someone stay with you for the first two days following your surgery. During the first two post op days my patients have d... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Tummy tuck risks: The most common risks and complications following a tummy tuck are 1) fluid collection (seroma /hematoma) and 2) wound separation. Both of these can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Inner / Outer thigh: Plastic surgeons perform inner and outer thigh lifts. The outer thigh lift is part of the total body lift procedure. It is an extension of the tummy t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
BBL vs Butt Implants: I believe the Brazilian Butt Lift technique is far superior to implants. In fact, I use only natural fat grafting and no longer use butt implants beca... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I proceeded with reduction. Definitely a decrease in pain.
HealthTap member
Interesting; not seem very popular to MD's, at this time. Bye!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL
Completed 1988

Awards

ASPS Distinguished Service Award
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund grant 2013 for study of in vivo tracking of stem cells in humans using MRI
Top Doctor, First Place, the Baltimore Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

CosmeticSurg
ASPS
IFATS

Publications

Flap Techniques as an Adjunct in Vaginal Fistalectomy
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