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Abigail Rodriguez, M.D.Meet the Doctor

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.

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.

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trusted experienceawards + recognitions

superdoctors

2022 Texas Super Doctors
Rising Stars

newsweek

2023 NewsWeek Best Plastic Surgeon
Breast Augmentation

superdoctors

2023 Texas Super Doctors
Rising Stars

castle connolly

2024 Top Doctors

trusted experienceeducation + training

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University of Richmond

Bachelor of Arts (Leadership Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies)
Richmond, VA
Academic scholarships:
University Scholar
National Hispanic Scholar
Distinction: Magna Cum Laude
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Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine
Temple, TX
Academic scholarships:
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Scholarship
Texas A&M Health Science Center International Education Scholarship
MARK NRGB

Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White

Plastic Surgery Residency (Integrated)
Temple, TX
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The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship (ASAPS endorsed)
Houston, TX
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ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery

in the spotlighthonors + presentations

Honors

Dr. RodriguezHonors & Awards

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2023

Super Doctor Rising Star

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NEWSWEEK

America’s Best Plastic Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

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2022

Super Doctor Rising Star

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2020

Plastic Surgery In Service Exam Award (96th percentile)

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2020

Plastic Surgery Residency Humanitarian Award

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2019

Plastic Surgery Residency Humanitarian Award

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2018

Plastic Surgery Residency Humanitarian Award

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2015

Cosmetic Surgery Foundation - Research Grant Recipient

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2014

Outstanding VA Medical Student

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2013

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Publications

Dr. RodriguezPublications

Rodriguez AM, Savetsky, IL, Cohen JM, Avashia YJ, Rohrich RJ, Rodriguez ED. Gender Considerations in Rhinoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023;152(3):438e-445e.

Mentz H, Rodriguez A, Garlick J, Mentz J, Ogley S, Kumbla P. Bolster Equalization Suture Technique (BEST) Neck: Optimization of Skin Redraping Following Necklift Surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2023;43(3):257-265.

Rohrich R, Rodriguez A, Savetsky I. (2021). The Consult: What to Know, What to Do, and When to Say “No.” In Rohrich R, Sinno S, Afrooz P (Eds.), Masters of Cosmetic Surgery The Video Atlas: The Dallas Cosmetic Model. Thieme. doi: 10.1055/b000000369

Saint-Cyr M, Rodriguez A, Wong S. (2021). Lower Limb Reconstruction. In Farhadieh RD, Bulstrode NW, Mehrara BJ, Cugno S (Eds.), Plastic Surgery: Principles & Practice (pp. 651-665). Elsevier.

Shin H, Rodriguez A, Abraham J, Cargile J, Brown C, Altman A, Saint-Cyr M. Does ERAS benefit higher BMI patients? A single institutional review. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.08.098

Falola R, Shin H, Rodriguez A, Saint-Cyr M. Spear’s Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art (4th edition): Tips and Tricks to Achieve Best Result in Autologous-Based Reconstruction: Shaping Flaps in Delayed vs Immediate Reconstruction. 2020.  Philadelphia, PA. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Rohrich RJ, Rodriguez AM. Millennial Leaders: Ready or Not, Here They Come. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;145(5):1331-1337.

Rohrich RJ, Savetsky IL, Rodriguez AM, Avashia YJ. Developing Consistency in Nasal Tip Shaping. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(4):e2634.

Rodriguez A. Consult Corner: Rattlesnake envenomation of the hand: a potential surgical emergency. Plastic Surgery Resident. 2018;13:8-9,28,30.

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.

presentations

Dr. RodriguezPresentations

MAY 2021 - Rodriguez A, Garlick J, Patronella C, Mentz H, Fortes P. Safety Course in Body Contouring: Infection Control, DVT Prophylaxis, Tumescent Technique, Liposuction Limits. The Aesthetic Meeting 2021, Miami, FL.

APR 2021 - Rodriguez A, Garlick J, Patronella C, Pollock T. Progressive Tension Suture Placement Time in Abdominoplasty. The Aesthetic Meeting 2021 – Residents & Fellows’ Forum, Virtual.

FEB 2021 - Rodriguez A, Garlick J, Mentz H. The BEST (Bolster Equalization Suture Technique): Optimizing Skin Re-draping in a Necklift. American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City, UT.

NOV 2019 - Rodriguez A, Altman A, Saint-Cyr M. When Do We Stop? Classifying Post-Reconstruction Breast Defects and Assessing Aesthetic Outcomes after Revision Surgery. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX.

OCT 2019 - Rodriguez A. Improving Plastic Surgery Operative Note Documentation to Fulfill CPT Coding Requirements. Baylor Scott & White – Quality Improvement Research, Temple, TX.

SEPT 2019 - Rodriguez A, Altman A, Saint-Cyr M. When Do We Stop? Classifying Post-Reconstruction Breast Defects and Assessing Aesthetic Outcomes after Revision Surgery. Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), San Diego CA.

MAY 2019 - Rodriguez A, Czerwinski M, Czerwinski W. Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis. Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Research Day, Temple, TX.

OCT 2018 - Rodriguez A. NSQIP Wound Disruption in the Division of Plastic Surgery. Baylor Scott & White – Quality Improvement Research, Temple, TX.

SEPT 2018 - Rodriguez A, Czerwinski M, Czerwinski W. Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis. Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), Chicago, IL.

APR 2018 - Rodriguez A, Czerwinski M, Czerwinski W. Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis. Baylor Scott & White – Central Texas Research Day, Temple, TX.

FEB 2018 - Rodriguez A, Czerwinski M, Czerwinski W. Surgical Scar Assessment: Clinical versus Photographic Analysis. American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

JAN 2018 - Rodriguez A. Hindquarter Amputation Defect Reconstruction. Baylor Scott & White – Visiting Professor Conference, Temple, TX.

MAY 2015 - Rodriguez A. Nasal Septal Chondromyxoid Fibroma. Baylor Scott & White – Visiting Professor Conference, Temple, TX.

Other REsearch

Dr. RodriguezOther Research

OCT 2020 - Blough JT (presenter), Rodriguez AM, Altman A, Saint-Cyr M. Pre-Expanded Autologous Reconstruction (PEAR): Enhancing the Sequence for Breast Reconstruction. Central Texas Scholars Day – Baylor Scott & White, Temple TX.

OCT 2020 - Lombana NL (presenter), Rodriguez-Unda N, Abraham J, Rodriguez AM, Saint-Cyr M. Decreasing Opioid Use in Immediate Tissue Expander Based Breast Reconstruction: A Pilot Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol. Central Texas Scholars Day – Baylor Scott & White, Temple, TX.

MAY 2020 - Blough JT (presenter), Rodriguez AM, Altman A, Saint-Cyr M. Pre-Expanded Autologous Reconstruction (PEAR): Enhancing the Sequence for Breast Reconstruction. Central Texas Scholars Day – Baylor Scott & White, Temple TX.

MAY 2020 - Lombana NL (presenter), Rodriguez-Unda N, Abraham J, Rodriguez AM, Saint-Cyr M. Decreasing Opioid Use in Immediate Tissue Expander Based Breast Reconstruction: A Pilot Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol. Central Texas Scholars Day – Baylor Scott & White, Temple, TX.

APR 2020 - Rodriguez A, Altman A, Saint-Cyr M. When Do We Stop? Classifying Post-Reconstruction Breast Defects and Assessing Aesthetic Outcomes after Revision Surgery.  The Aesthetic Meeting 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19

MAY 2019 - Abraham J (presenter), Rodriguez A, Webster N, Saint-Cyr M. Transverse Abdominis Plane Blocks in Breast Reconstruction with Abdominally Based Free Flaps. 15th Annual Department of Surgery Resident Research Day – Baylor Scott & White, Temple, TX.

MAY 2019 - Abraham J (presenter), Rodriguez A, Webster N, Saint-Cyr M. Transverse Abdominis Plane Blocks in Breast Reconstruction with Abdominally Based Free Flaps. Central Texas Scholars Day – Baylor Scott & White, Temple, TX.

FEB 2019 - Shin H (presenter), Abraham J, Rodriguez A, Cargile J, Brown C, Altman A, Saint-Cyr M. Impact of BMI on Length of Stay and Complications in ERAS Abdominal Based Free Flaps for Breast Reconstruction. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Palm Springs CA.

SEPT 2018 - Abraham J (presenter), Rodriguez A, Webster N, Saint-Cyr M. Transverse Abdominis Plane Blocks in Breast Reconstruction with Abdominally Based Free Flaps. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

SEPT 2018 - Abraham J (presenter), Rodriguez A, Webster N, Saint-Cyr M. Transverse Abdominis Plane Blocks in Breast Reconstruction with Abdominally Based Free Flaps. Plastic Surgery: The Meeting (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), Chicago, IL.