Dr. Abigail Rodriguez

Meet Dr. Abigail Rodriguez, a distinguished board-certified plastic surgeon based in Houston, Texas, and a recognized authority in drainless tummy tucks and breast augmentations. Dr. Rodriguez practices her artistry at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, the largest private aesthetic surgery center in the state.

A native of Houston, Dr. Rodriguez’s journey into the world of medicine was deeply influenced by her parents, both esteemed OB/GYNs. Their unwavering commitment to patient care served as a guiding light, and they continue to inspire her as mentors in her medical career.

Dr. Rodriguez earned her medical degree from Texas A&M University College of Medicine, where she distinguished herself by being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Although initially drawn to Obstetrics & Gynecology, her passion shifted towards the intricate artistry and problem-solving challenges of Plastic Surgery.

Completing her six-year residency at Texas A&M University College of Medicine/Scott & White Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez garnered accolades, including the Plastic Surgery Residency Humanitarian Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Her research on post-surgical scars was recognized at regional and national meetings, highlighting her commitment to advancing the field.

To refine her skills further, Dr. Rodriguez pursued a coveted aesthetic surgery fellowship at The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS). Under the mentorship of industry leaders, she gained expertise in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, breast and body surgery, as well as non-surgical techniques and modern aesthetic technologies. Her dedication, talent, and ethic work led to an invitation to join ACPS, a practice she deeply respects.

Dr. Rodriguez’s commitment to excellence has not gone unnoticed, with accolades such as Super Doctor Rising Star 2022 and 2023, as well as NEWSWEEK’s recognition as one of the best plastic surgeons in America for breast augmentation in 2023.

Empowering her patients with accurate information and delivering exceptional results, Dr. Rodriguez creates personalized surgical plans that transform self-consciousness into a better quality of life. Known for her gentle and trusting demeanor, as well as her honest and direct approach, she believes in crafting natural beauty with refined elegance.

For those under Dr. Rodriguez’s care, the experience is not just about physical transformation but a journey towards renewed confidence.

More About Dr. Rodriguez

EDUCATION

2005-2009 University of Richmond: Bachelor of Arts, Richmond, Virginia

2010-2014 Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine: Doctor of Medicine,  Temple, Texas

2014-2020 Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas

LICENSURE

Medicine and Surgery State of Texas Issued 2020

AWARDS

Plastic Surgery Residency Humanitarian Award May 2018

Cosmetic Surgery Foundation – Research Grant Recipient October 2015

Outstanding VA Medical Student May 2014

Gold Humanism Honor Society 2013-present

Texas A&M Health Science Center International Education Scholarship May 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Rodriguez A, Wong S, Saint-Cyr M. Chapter 43: Lower Limb Reconstruction. Plastic Surgery: Principles & Practice. London: Elsevier; 2019.

Howarth AL, Rodriguez AM, Gargya V, Lucas HD, Mahabir RC. Larger Breast Implants Warranted For Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction. Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:215-218.

Goggin J, Rodriguez A, Czerwinski W. Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma of Nerve: Rare Presentation in Tuberous Sclerosis. Plastic Surgery Education Network: Hand/Peripheral Nerve 2017.

Rodriguez AM, Patel NA, Ver Halen JP, Czerwinski M. Nasal Septal Chondromyxoid Fibroma: A Case Report & Literature Review. Open J Clin Med Case Rep 2016;2(7):1098.

Rodriguez A, Ho T, Verheyden C. International Programs in the Education of Residents: Benefits for the Resident and the Home Program. J Craniofac Surg 2015;26(8):2283-2286.

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

NSQIP Wound Disruption in the Division of Plastic Surgery October 2018

Baylor Scott & White – Quality Improvement Research, Temple, TX

Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis September 2018

Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), Chicago, IL

Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis April 2018

Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Research Day, Temple, TX

Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis February 2018

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Hindquarter amputation defect reconstruction January 2018

Visiting Professor Conference, Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

Nasal Septal Chondromyxoid Fibroma May 2015

Visiting Professor Conference, Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

ACPS Update

Our hearts go out to all those impacted with last week’s horrific storm.  We hope you and your loved ones are doing well.  ACPS is happy to announce we will be totally operational starting Monday, May 20th.