Dr. Rolando Morales
12727 Kimberley Lane Houston, TX 77024
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Dr. Rolando Morales – Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon

About Dr. Morales

Houston, Texas plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales, specializes in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery for the face, breast and body. Dr. Morales is consistently listed as a Top Doc in industry and local publications and is invited to speak on the subject of plastic surgery at national meetings and conventions on a regular basis. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. 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.

Specialties and Expertise

Appreciating that plastic surgery is a personal journey for each patient, Dr. Morales strives to produce the best possible outcome for every individual by tailoring his techniques according to their specific needs. He is skilled to perform various procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift and body contouring surgery. He also provides patients with numerous facial rejuvenation alternatives that can create beautiful results without surgery. These include BOTOX, injectable fillers, chemical peels and various laser treatments. Today, a combination of these procedures is known as a “liquid facelift”.

Love of Art and Science

Dr. Morales was inspired to become a plastic surgeon 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, the elder Morales created customized silicone replacements for noses, ears, and other anatomical parts designed to blend naturally with the body. As a young man, Dr. Morales had the privilege to assist his father, fashioning silicone ears for young burn victims. This gave him the opportunity to work with plastic surgeons who encouraged him to consider pursuing a career in this field, which he did.

Education and Training

Dr. Morales received his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Texas in Austin and later graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with his Doctor of Medicine. Because of his strong academic achievement, research experience, and volunteer activity, Dr. Morales was selected from among the nation’s top medical student applicants for a position in a highly competitive 6-year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency program. This training taught him complex operative techniques and provided him with the skill and experience needed to minimize and manage any potential complications in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Compassion for all Patients

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. Dr. Morales treats his patients with the same respect, compassion and trust that was inspired within him at a very early age.

ACPS

Dr. Morales is a member of the prestigious practice of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery. ACPS was founded in 1996 and is currently ranked as the largest private plastic surgery center in Texas. The practice is distinguished by the highest quality of personal service, commitment to safety and patient confidentiality, and superior results that encompass the entire body. The surgical facility, the ACPS Surgicenter, is a AAAA certified surgical facility exceeding accepted standards for private surgical facilities and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health. The offices of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery are located in the Galleria area of Houston at 4400 South Post Oak, Suite 2260 and in the Memorial/Town and Country area of Southwest Houston at 12727 Kimberley, Suite 300. In addition, Dr. Morales has recently expanded the group practice to the thriving community of Katy, TX. This new addition is located at 750 Westgreen Blvd, Suite 100, Katy, Texas 77450.

Professional Societies

  • Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons: 2012- present: Candidate for Membership
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons: 2012- present: Candidate for Membership
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons: 2012- present: Candidate for Membership
  • Harris County Medical Society: 2012- present: Candidate for Membership
  • Texas Medical Association: Member

National Committees

  • Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: 2013-present
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Emerging Trends Committee: 2013-present
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Hot Topics Committee: 2013-present
  • American Surgery and Education Research (ASERF): Innovative Procedures Committee: 2013- present

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Health & Fitness Sports Magazine’s Doctors’ Choice in Breast Surgery
  • 2012 Health & Fitness Sports Magazine’s Doctors’ Choice in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2013 H-Texas Magazine Houston’s Top Doctors in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2013 HOUSTONIA Magazine Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery
  • 2013 H-Texas Magazine Houston’s Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery
  • 2014 H-Texas Magazine Houston’s Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery
  • 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

Presentations

October 13, 2014: Chicago, Illinois. American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting.  Scientific Member Abstracts. R. Morales, et al. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”

October 10, 2014: Chicago, Illinois. American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting. Premiere Global Hot Topics Course. R. Morales, et al.  “Novel Oral Anticoagulants for Thromboprophylaxis in Plastic Surgery.”

September 14, 2014: San Antonio, Texas. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. R. Morales, et al. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”

June 13, 2014: Galveston, Texas. Singleton Surgical Society Sixty-First Annual Scientific Program.  . “Latest Trends and Innovations in Plastic Surgery.”

April 28, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “ASERF Premiere Global BEST OF HOT TOPICS” venue. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures”.

April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “ASERF Premiere Global Hot Topics” venue. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures”.

April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Scientific Exhibits” venue. “Use of Regional Block Injections with Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain after Breast Augmentation”.

April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Scientific Exhibits” venue. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures”.

April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “ASERF Premiere Global Hot Topics” venue. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures”.

April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Scientific Exhibits” venue. “Use of Regional Block Injections with Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain after Breast Augmentation”.

April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Scientific Exhibits” venue. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures”.

October 12, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Use of Regional Field Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Breast Augmentation. “

October 11-12, 2013: Paris, France. 1st Anti-aging Medicine European Congress. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. “

October 10, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Panelist on “Establishing your Practice: Questions and Answers”

October 10, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Panelist on “Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice: Questions and Answers”

October 10, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Panelist on “Getting the Ball Rolling on a New Plastic Surgery Practice: Academic vs Private”

September 29, 2013: Bastrop, Texas. 2013 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. “

April 15 2013: New York, New York. 2013 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Practice Changers” Venue. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. “

April 12 2013: New York, New York. 2013 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Premiere Hot Topics” Venue. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. “

March 8, 2013: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:  “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. “

Publications and Research

R. Morales, et al. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.” Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 134(4S-1):121, October 2014.

R. Morales, et al. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. ” Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  November/December 2013, pg 1148-1153.

R. Morales, et al. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. ” Abstract presented at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April 11-16th 2013.

R. Morales, et al. “Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Burn Patient Covered with cultured Epithelial Autograph.” Presented at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, October 15, 2011

R. Morales, M. Silva. “Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of The Superficial Temporal Artery Treated by Endovascular Coil Embolization.” Presented February 15, 2008 at the North American Winter Vascular Symposium.

P. Chang, R. Morales, k. Cook, SJ Blackwell. “Use of Combined Two-flap Palatoplasty Technique and Furlow double-Opposing Z-Plasty for Soft Palate Clefts.” Singleton Surgical Society Fifty-Second Annual Resident/Fellow competition. June 2, 2005.

E. Pickus, R. Morales, A.Write, R.McCaulery. “Incidence of Glaucoma in Children with Port Wine Stains in the First and Second Distributions of the Trigeminal Nerve.” June 7, 2005.

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