“My goal as a plastic surgeon is to work collaboratively with my patients to achieve a bespoke aesthetic result that makes them feel like the best version of themselves. With plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical technologies, we have so much to offer our patients to help them look and feel rejuvenated!”
Under the supervision of ACPS surgeons, Dr. Rodriguez conducts consultations with her patients, and she performs surgeries at the private ACPS Surgery Center, which is certified by the Texas Department of Health and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF. This certification indicates the highest standards for equipment, operating room safety, staff and surgeon credentials, and sterilization are implemented.
Q: Of all the plastic surgery fellowships in the nation, why did you choose the ACPS Fellowship program?
The ACPS Fellowship program really stood out compared to other programs across the nation. It was my top choice because the surgeons at ACPS were clearly passionate about teaching and advancing the field of aesthetic surgery. The entire ACPS team was genuine and welcoming, and I’m so honored to work with them!
Q: Please tell us a little about your background and what inspired you to become a plastic surgeon.
I was phenomenally lucky to have an early introduction to medicine. Both of my parents are doctors, and they showed me that being a doctor is far more than a job; it is a means of helping others in an incomparable way. They inspired me to pursue medicine and acted as invaluable mentors to me. As a medical student, I elected to rotate with the plastic surgery team because I wanted to learn how to suture properly! I quickly came to recognize and appreciate that variety and creativity are inherent to plastic surgery. By making “the outside” match how a patient feels inside, I saw that plastic surgery can help a patient feel empowered and whole again.
Q: What are some of your goals related to your work, and what do you most love about it?
At its core, Plastic Surgery is problem-solving surgery. Each patient is different, and each surgery is customized to that patient. I love getting to know my patients and their goals so that, together, we can customize a plan, using surgical and non-surgical techniques to achieve the best results possible. My goal is to safely provide natural-appearing results that boost self-confidence!
Q: In your free time, what do you enjoy doing?
In an alternate life, my job would be to write travel guidebooks, in particular, the restaurant review section! I enjoy planning trips and researching new places to visit across the world. Even when I’m not traveling, I love trying new restaurants and sampling all the diverse cuisines in Houston.
Q: What is something interesting about you that people might be surprised to know?
I took piano lessons for many years. To mix up the monotony of practicing after school, I taught myself how to play upside down and backwards!
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes and why?
“Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.” – Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists. Her unique perspective and commitment to her craft in pursuit of excellence mirrors an opinion I’ve long held: that plastic surgery truly is an art, and with dedication, creativity and perseverance, a plastic surgeon is equipped to achieve the results each patient desires.
Schedule your Complimentary Virtual Consultation
For our patient’s safety and convenience, our fellow doctors will be offering complementary virtual consultations beginning July 2020. Virtual consultations are a fast, simple way for our doctors to develop a personalized surgical plan and quote for you via phone and email. Our doctors will conduct a contactless exam with photos, once a surgical plan has been developed, our patient coordinator will provide you with a personalized quote. At this point, we will schedule a virtual video chat to discuss the procedures and recovery with the doctor.
To begin your virtual consultation with Dr. Rodriguez, please contact the fellowship coordinator Victoria Flores at email@example.com or phone at 281-798-7104.