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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez

Plastic Surgery
Lutherville-Timonium, MD
42 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

Wednesday: 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
After Gynecomastia: Or in place of gynecomastia? RF body lift is a very subtle skin tightening or smoothing technique that works by destroying fat cells. Depending on th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Separate Procedures: Most typically, a body lift and arm lift are not performed in the same surgical session. It is best to discuss your concerns and options with a board ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Post Op garments: In cosmetic surgery, we use compression garments following surgery to reduce swelling and the risk of hematoma and other complications.
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes, it might.: Lip augmentations can result in some bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness, infection, and allergic reactions. Side effects and risks associated wi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Risk is low . . .: Though the risk is low, you should be aware that it is a risk and you should choose go to a medical doctor for the procedure. A sterile environment an... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No, unless . . .: Fat grafting is not my first choice for lip augmentation because the fat graft does not survive as well in the lips as it does in other areas of the b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Typically after: a fat transfer, you should be able to resume all normal activities at around 4 weeks post op. However, you will need to get actual approval and time f... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Fat Graft : The success of fat grafting is highly dependent on the skill, technique, and experience of the plastic surgeon during each stage of the process (harve... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It will not: Lip augmentation will not make your mouth bigger. Nor will a lip lift. Lip augmentation can make your lips fuller, but nothing can make your mouth 'bi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It's pretty routine: Lip augmentation is pretty routine. Biologic fillers (like Juvederm and Restylane) come prepackaged in a syringe and are injected directly into the li... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
In most cases...: In most cases, insurance will reimburse the majority of the cost of the procedure as long as a certain amount of breast tissue is removed. On average,... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Consult With a: plastic surgeon to determine what your options might be. If your rectus abdominis muscles are separated, you might want to consider a tummy tuck to re... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It Depends . . . : Juvederm is typically a good choice to restore volume and smooth away wrinkles in the face, though Sculptra or Radiesse may also be used in the nasola... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
BBL vs Implants: Fat grafting and butt implants are not the same. A Brazilian Butt Lift (fat grafting to the buttocks) gives you a more sculpted torso with more prom... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
That depends . . .: A tummy tuck repairs muscle and eliminates excess skin. There's diet, exercise, and other surgical and non-surgical procedures that address fat, exces... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No Magic Pill: Unfortunately breast enhancement supplements aren't likely to work and might have side effects. Gaining weight or building chest muscle may change the... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It Depends: I advise my facelift patients to be prepared for the swelling and bruising that can be present for up to 4 weeks. Residual swelling may take a few mon... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Call your surgeon: Absolutely call the plastic surgeon who performed your surgery to tell them what you are experiencing and get seen asap.
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It can be permanent: When done correctly, fat grafts are permanent. When done incorrectly, they don’t last and you will likely need a redo. Fat grafting results are highl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Elevates Brow: A brow lift elevates the brow and even lifts the upper eye lids a bit. After surgery, the brow will be able to express emotions and will look natural.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Most typically...: Breast reduction eases back/neck/shoulder pain, can relieve breast pain, and can improve body image issues by making clothes fit better and making exe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
About 18 months: Ideally, you should be at least 18 months after the weight loss surgery date and have maintained a stable weight for at least 2 months. You'll also ne... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Abdominoplasty: The rectus abdominis muscle is the vertical muscle in the middle of your abdomen. If your rectus abdominis muscles are separated, a repair of the mus... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes!: In fact, fat transferred from other areas of your body to your face will not only give some lifting to the general facial structure, but also improve ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes, they can: Yes, large areas such as the hips and butt can be contoured with liposuction and fat transfer. The procedure which includes liposuction and reinjectio... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Exercising After BBL: In general, it is best not to sit on your buttocks in any way for 14 days and, during the 3rd week, do a minimum amount of sitting on a Roho cushion. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
MINIMUM 2 weeks: A minimum of 2 weeks off of work, no sitting directly on the buttocks (which means no driving) for at least 3 weeks. You should be able to resume a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
BBL is Surgery: A BBL is surgery and all surgery carries a degree of risk. If the person is "very unhealthy" they will likely not be cleared for surgery. When done co... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Probably Not, but...: it depends on many factors. Definitely bring up your concern during your consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. The consultation will he... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Not permanently: Asymmetric breasts (and other body features) are common but if it is enough of a difference to be bothering you, plastic surgery would really be your ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: A Body Lift - also referred to as a Belt Lipectomy or Lower Body Lift - is a plastic surgery procedure which surgically removes excess skin and fat fr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Surgery Options: Speaking with a board certified plastic surgeon is the best way to determine your actual options (and pricing). That said, at 5'5" and 260 pounds, it ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Absolutely: Plastic surgeons aim to ensure their patients feel as little discomfort as possible. Depending on the procedure, there are different options available... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Totally Possible: Yes, this combined procedure is generally well tolerated. Since this multiple procedure surgery can take 5-6 hours in the OR, I use IV anesthesia (ins... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Relatively Safe: All surgery carries risk, but plastic surgery procedures are generally well tolerated and 'safe' provided the surgery is performed by a board certifie... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Start wtih ASPS: Find a surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - they have a much more rigorous and comprehensive training, so ensurin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes it can: A tummy tuck is the most effective way to tighten your stomach area and remove excess hanging skin. While it's important to have realistic expect... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It Depends . . .: It depends on the specifics of your SmartLipo and your specific goals. There's no harm in setting up consultations with board certified plastic surgeo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
BBL & Weight Loss: Popular question (what happens if I lose or gain weight after a bbl). I went back and looked at photos of one of my patients who had a brazilian butt ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 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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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
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I proceeded with reduction. Definitely a decrease in pain.
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Interesting; not seem very popular to MD's, at this time. Bye!
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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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