Meet Dr. Rod J. Rohrich
Leader in Plastic Surgery Innovations

Rod Rohrich, M.D., FACS, has led the discovery of groundbreaking techniques, procedures, and technology in use by plastic surgeons around the world. He has established an exceptional team that’s uniquely focused on excellence in caring for patients, research, and education. During the two decades he served as Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, this work placed UT Southwestern at the center of the latest advancements in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Many of the groundbreaking innovations in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are being researched and established at UT Southwestern. For our patients, this means access to the best options available – that are safe and achieve a natural look.” 

Dr. Rohrich’s experience and research have contributed significantly to improving the safety and effectiveness of plastic and reconstructive surgery. This includes understanding of how the face ages; improving facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, rhinoplasty, and other surgical procedures; and enhancing approaches to individualized treatments to achieve natural-looking results for patients.

Even with the recognition he has received locally, nationally, and internationally, Dr. Rohrich has maintained a philosophy of treating all his patients equally. He has provided care to thousands of individuals, ranging from corporate leaders to soccer moms – providing insightful facts to meet their goals, based on what’s innovative, safe, and effective in plastic surgery.

He is featured regularly in the media – including Newsweek, Allure, Oprah, CNN, the View, KDFW-TV, the Today Show, the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, and many other media outlets. Dr. Rohrich is consistently named in best doctor listings – including U.S. News & World Report, America's Top Plastic Surgeons, D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas, Texas Monthly Super Docs, and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.

He has held numerous leadership positions in the world’s most well-respected plastic surgery organizations. This includes serving as President of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a founding member of the board of governors for the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery. He currently serves as the Chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery’s Resident Review Committee, and served on the organization’s board of directors. He is President of The Rhinoplasty Society, which oversees aesthetic plastic surgery training for physicians in the United States.

An innovative educator and scientist, Dr. Rohrich holds a patent on a new breast implant and has developed educational models for bringing emerging technology to plastic surgeons. He has chaired more than 150 national and international symposia and delivered more than 1,500 scientific papers on plastic and reconstructive surgery. He serves as editor-in-chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the world’s most prestigious journal for plastic surgeons, and co-chairs the Dallas Rhinoplasty and Cosmetic Surgery Symposia, an annual international conference attended by plastic surgeons from around the globe.

Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. discusses how millimeters can make a world of difference when it comes to rhinoplasty and other types of plastic surgery.

Dr. Rohrich has served on the board of directors of the March of Dimes, Save the Children/Dallas, and Dallas chapter of the American Cancer Society. He is a founding member of the Dallas for Children Foundation. Dr. Rohrich and his wife, Diane L. Gibby, M.D., have been honorary co-chairs of the Dallas for Children Foundation, which assists in early childhood development programs for underprivileged children. He has performed and taught plastic surgery in Third World countries, specifically reconstructing severely burned and congenitally deformed children.

Clinical Interests/Specialties

  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Face lift
  • Nose surgery/rhinoplasty
  • Neck lift
  • Brow lift
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation
  • Injectables and fillers
  • Botox
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Body contouring
  • Abdominoplasty/tummy tuck
  • Mommy makeovers
  • Liposuction
  • Arm lift
  • Breast reconstruction