Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rhoad is one of the few female plastic surgeons in Austin and one of only 9.4% female board certified plastic surgeons (by the American Board of Plastic Surgery) in the United States. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as the Texas Medical Association.
The Early Years
Dr. Rhoad is the third of four sisters. An Air Force “angel”, she lived as far north as Newfoundland where she was born on a military base, and as far south as Panama where she began learning Spanish. Dr. Rhoad attended high school in Houston, moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and attended medical school in Galveston at the University of Texas Medical Branch to pursue a career in surgery.
After three years of training in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, Dr. Rhoad received fellowship training in burn surgery and a resident training in plastic surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She spent two months receiving coveted training with renowned plastic surgeons Drs. Daniel Baker, Sherell Aston, Gerald Pitman, and many others at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Although offered cosmetic surgery fellowship training at MEETH, she pursued private practice of plastic surgery in the city that held her heart, Austin, Texas.
Dr. Rhoad in Austin, Texas
In July 1993, Dr. Rhoad began the practice of plastic surgery with Austin’s highly respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Morris. His belief in her skills gave her a great introduction to the medical community and patients.
In the early part of her practice, Dr. Rhoad treated facial lacerations, fractures, severe hand and wrist lacerations, and finger amputations with replantation at all Austin-area hospitals, in addition to her cosmetic procedures. For the past ten years, Dr. Rhoad has specialized entirely on cosmetic plastic surgery. She now performs all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body, including eye lifts, face lifts, neck lifts, facial and body liposuction, tummy tucks, armlifts, breast surgeries, and fat grafting.
She also offers many less invasive methods to rejuvenate the face. Photofacials and Fractional CO2 Laser resurfacing address discolorations and looseness of the skin as well as fine lines, sagging eyes, sagging faces and necks when the concern is milder. Botox® and Dysport® and facial fillers, such as Restylane® and Perlane® achieve impressive results with minimal recovery downtime.
Dr. Rhoad meticulously and exquisitely performs breast augmentation with implants as well as newer techniques such as fat grafting. She performs breast lifts, breast reductions, and breast symmetry surgery.
The beauty of a well-done tummy tuck with a breast lift or breast augmentation rejuvenates a deserving woman’s body and spirit after giving birth to children or after significant weight loss.
Liposuction of nearly any area of the body —an in-office technique of water-assisted liposuction using the Body Jet® to minimize pain, postoperative bruising and shorten recovery time, — will reward the person who has managed to lose the majority of their excess weight or jumpstart their efforts to do so.
There is nothing better than liking what you see in the mirror! Cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are available for women and men in all stages of life and in all walks of life. We want to find solutions that work for you.
Thank you for trusting me with your care.
Deirdre Rhoad, M.D.
Education and Training
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Microbiology
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,
Post Graduate Training
Intern and Resident in General Surgery
St. Vincent’s Hospital
New York Medical College
New York, New York
July 1987 – June 1990
Fellow in Burn Surgery
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Wayne State University
July 1990 – June 1991
Resident in Plastic Surgery
Wayne State University
July 1991 – June 1993
Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital
New York, New York
March 1993 – April 1993
Certifications, Affiliations, and Awards
- Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties- Plastic Surgery
- Member- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member- Texas Medical Association
- Member- Austin Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Best Austin Doctors, Plastic Surgery 2013- Austin Monthly
- Patient’s Choice Award 2013
- Patient’s Choice Award 2012
- America’s Top Plastic Surgeon 2010