A Look at the Accomplished Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rod Rohrich

Plastic surgery is an artistic skill that requires skills and experience to restore person’s youthfulness and redefine his/her face and body. Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, FACS, MD is an American and internationally acclaimed plastic surgeon who also doubles up as a Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This year Dr. Rod will be honored with taking part in various symposia as one among many key participants.

The first symposium took place on Feb 8th to 10th in Miami, the 52nd Annual Baker Gordon Educational Symposium. It is the biggest live symposium in the US showcasing advancement of cosmetic surgery training thousands of plastic surgeons. Dr. Rohrich was moderating several session using video panels, participated in two discussions, and gave a lecture. Importantly, he performed a live open rhinoplasty which was a segment of the live surgery program segment.

This symposium will be followed by the 35th Dallas Rhinoplasty Meeting and the 21st Annual Global Dallas Cosmetic Surgery both of which he is the organizer and chairperson. The Cosmetic Medicine Meeting brings together latest innovations in dermal fillers, skin tightening, lasers, strides in skin care and noninvasive fat removal. The advances and techniques in cosmetic surgery anticipated to be highlighted include body contouring, breast and face procedures.

This meeting will include lectures on nose analysis, nasal anatomy, and diagnosis of dilemmas in rhinoplasty. Lectures about how to develop customized operative plans for different rhinoplasty disfigurements. Other focus will be on latest discoveries in rhinoplasty surgery, revision rhinoplasty and common issues in rhinoplasty. Both meetings will feature a new cadaver lab in which participants will have practical skills impacted by different experts. Dr. Rod will be the moderator in most of the sessions and an active participant during Video Cadaver Demonstrations.

Dr. Rohrich is a philanthropist involved in children matters as shown by his involvement in Save the Children Dallas, and Dallas for Children Foundation. He helps medical students in his native North Dakota and has lectured and performed plastic surgery in Third World Countries. His efforts have landed him various teaching, research, and service awards. He has written five books and over 600 peer-reviewed articles.

With high honors, he graduated from North Dakota State University. He has a post-graduate degree from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Rod is also a graduate of Baylor University College of Medicine, where he obtained a medical degree. He did pediatric plastic surgery at Oxford University. Dr. Rohrich has general surgery and plastic surgery residencies from University of Michigan Medical Center.