Dr. Rolando Morales

Dr. Morales, a Houston native, has set the standard high for young surgeons in Houston and across the United States. In his 11 years of professional practice he has presented at national plastic surgery meetings (ASPS and ASAPS), an honor many surgeons will never get in their lifetime. His groundbreaking research on Exparel® a long-lasting anesthetic, and Elliquis, a novel anticoagulant, has received attention across the nation. Additionally, his articles on Exparel® and Elliquis were accepted for publication in the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Journal “Editor’s Choice” award in body contouring. His most recent publication is a novel technique in Buttock augmentation with implants and fat transfer.  Also earning the prestigious award for “Editor’s Choice” in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  He continues his research endeavors in plastic surgery with innovative medicines and techniques. He has won many awards over the years.  Most recently, the NEWSWEEK best plastic surgeons in America for 2022 and 2023 for breast augmentation and body contouring.  Dr. Morales has spearheaded the effort to establish an ASAPS-endorsed fellowship for ACPS.  As the architect of the fellowship, Dr. Morales set out to design an experience that allows ambitious young plastic surgeons to fully capitalize on the benefits of working at the aesthetic surgery practice that Dr. Morales believes to be the “best in Houston by far and, arguably, the state.” As part of the real-world curriculum, surgeons chosen for the fellowship will observe all aspects of a successful private plastic surgery practice and receive invaluable one-on-one training and mentoring from the groups’ surgeons. “Drs. Patronella, Mentz, and Newall have so much to pass on from their experience,” commented Morales. To give back to future generations is priceless to us. This fellowship will be our group’s legacy.” It is an understatement to say Dr. Morales has taken the Houston plastic surgery field by storm. In addition to these great academic accomplishments, his surgical results are phenomenal. Dr. Morales performs all aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. He specializes in breast augmentationBrazilian butt liftButtock Augmentation with Implantsabdominoplasty, and the Mommy Makeover.   Learn more about Dr. Morales, and visit his website

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More About Dr. Morales

Rachel Felan and Chrishelena Arenas are the patient coordinators for Dr. Rolando Morales. Both is a dedicated bilingual healthcare professional with over ten years’ experience combined. From the moment the patient enters the office, they are greeted with their friendly smile and sparkling personality. They treat each patient like family, whether it is their first visit or follow up visits. Their passion for the medical aesthetics industry combined with their innovative ideas and organization make them the perfect professionals for patient coordinating. 

Claudia Reyes is Dr. Morales’ patient concierge assistant.  She has over 7 years’ experience working side by side with Dr. Morales, ensuring patients have a truly exceptional smooth recovery.  

All his team members are available to answer any questions you may have before and after your procedure, ensuring that your experience with Dr. Morales exceeds expectations!  

“Our goal is to provide a positive, worry-free experience that is most conducive to patient health and happiness. Our practice has been designed to deliver the ultimate experience in patient satisfaction – making your visit one that is positive and unsurpassable.” – Rachel Felan

Meet Dr. Morales


As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales considers it a rewarding privilege to enhance each person’s unique beauty through a career that allows him to combine his love of art and medicine. For Morales, the desire to become a plastic surgeon was inspired by his unique upbringing, growing up in a home with a mother who was a nurse and his father, who worked as a medical sculptor for 40 years at the esteemed Shriners Burn Institute in Galveston. As one of the nation’s few experts in this field, his father created customized silicone replacements for noses, ears, and other anatomical parts—designed to blend seamlessly and naturally with the body—for individuals disfigured by burn injuries and cancer. Dr. Morales credits his mother for instilling within him a compassion for helping others, an ambition to strive for excellence in every pursuit, and the determination to persevere. As one of six children and an immigrant to the United States, she overcame a challenging upbringing to eventually obtain a college PhD and become an accomplished and beloved nurse practitioner in her community. As a young man, Dr. Morales had the privilege of assisting his father at work, fashioning silicone ears for young burn victims. This gave him the opportunity to work with plastic surgeons who–recognizing his talent, sharp mind, and skillful ability to work with patients–encouraged him to consider pursuing a career in their medical specialty. Because of his strong academic achievement, research experience, and volunteer activity, Dr. Morales was honored to be selected from among the nation’s top medical student applicants for a position in a highly-competitive six-year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency program. In addition to thoroughly equipping him to perform all of the complex operative techniques of this profession, the vast and intensive surgical education and training he received provided him with the skill and experience to minimize and manage any potential complications in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Professional Societies:

  • Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons: PRESIDENT 2021-2022
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons: member
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: member

Leadership in Education:

  • Fellowship director.  American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery endorsed aesthetic fellowship. The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery. 2015-present
  • Clinical associate professor.  The University of Texas Medical Branch.  Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  2015- present

Professional Honors and Awards:

  • 2023 EDITOR’s CHOICE in BODY CONTOURING.  R. Morales, et al. “Subfascial/Intramuscular Dual-Plane Gluteal Implantation and Supplemental Fat Grafting: A Novel Technique for Buttock Augmentation.”  Aesthetic Surgery Journal. December 2023
  • 2022 NEWSWEEK Top Plastic Surgeons
  • 2022 Texas Super Doctors 
  • 2021 NEWSWEEK Top Plastic Surgeons
  • 2020 MyFace MyBody Awards
  • 2020 Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Leaders
  • 2020 HOUSTON Modern Luxury “Power Players” Top Doctors
  • 2019 HOUSTON Modern Luxury “Power Players” Top Doctors
  • 2019 Texas Super Doctors
  • 2019 Top Houston Doctors (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2019 Realself Top Doctor
  • 2018 Vitals Patient’s Choice Award
  • 2018 Top Houston Doctors (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2017 Realself Top Doctor
  • 2016 Texas Super Doctors-Rising Stars
  • 2016 Realself Top Doctor
  • 2016 EDITOR’s CHOICE in BODY CONTOURING.  R. Morales, et al. “Safety and Efficacy of Novel Oral Anticoagulants Versus Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Thromboprophylaxis in Large-Volume Liposuction and Body Contouring Procedures. ” Aesthetic Surgery J. April 2016. 
  • 2015 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons YPS Award (Best paper by a Young Plastic Surgeon)
  • 2015 HOUSTONIA Magazine Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery
  • 2015 Texas Super Doctors-Rising Stars
  • 2015 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award
  • 2014 HOUSTONIA Magazine Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery
  • 2014 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons YPS Award (Best paper by a Young Plastic Surgeon)
  • 2014 Singleton Surgical Society Sixty-First Annual Scientific Program.  Blocker-Lewis Visiting Professor
  • 2014 H-Texas Magazine Houston’s TOP DOCTORS in PLASTIC SURGERY
  • 2014 Nov/Dec EDITOR’s CHOICE in BODY CONTOURING.  R. Morales, et al. “Use of Abdominal Field Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. November, 2013
  • 2013 HOUSTONIA Magazine Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery
  • 2012 Health & Fitness Sports Magazine’s DOCTORS’ CHOICE in BREAST SURGERY
  • 2012 Health & Fitness Sports Magazine’s DOCTORS’ CHOICE in COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY