Welcome to LipoBody Sculpture of Houston. Our practice is exclusively devoted to body fat sculpting. Since lipo body sculpting is our expertise, Raul Rodriguez, M.D., an experienced cosmetic surgeon, specializes in the newest, most comprehensive methods of removing unwanted fat, including advanced liposuction Smartlipo (Smart Lipo) and Vaser Lipo (Vaser LipoSelection). As a cosmetic surgeon with over two decades of surgical experience, Dr. Raul Rodriguez’ knowledge of human anatomy and tissue healing is unsurpassed. Dr. Rodriguez and staff are committed to carefully listening and addressing all of your concerns with compassion and sensitivity. Dr. Rodriguez and staff will thoroughly educate you on how best to prepare for your procedure and how to further enhance your appearance afterwards. Smart Lipo, as well as Vaser Lipo, flatten fatty areas by liquefying the fat without causing dimples or cellulite which can occur with traditional liposuction. Smart Lipo will simultaneously tighten the skin. Commonly treated areas are the chin, jowls, arms, abdomen, flanks, thighs, knees, and back. With local anesthetic, you are awake and comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Rodriguez slips the laser wand through a pinpoint hole to melt the fat and then gently suction out the melted fat, allowing for decreased bruising and minimal downtime. Procedure discomfort is minimal, and results are immediate. Both Smart Lipo and Vaser Lipo are FDA approved for body fat contouring. A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Rodriguez grew up in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from St. Marks School of Texas and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Texas South Western Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency in General Surgery at Keesler AFB Medical Center, the main research hospital for the Air Force. He fulfilled his military obligation as a Major at Sheppard AFB Regional Hospital, where he acquired additional expert training in laparoscopic and laser surgery from early pioneers in his field. As a specialist in laparoscopic laser surgery, Dr. Rodriguez introduced several innovative minimally invasive procedures to the Dallas area in 1990. One of the first surgeons in the country at the time to routinely perform laparoscopic surgery, Dr, Rodriguez has been the featured expert in news coverage by CNN International and national and local news stations. He has been contributing editor of Surgery Alert Newsletter and other medical publications. Working with Ethicon, A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson International, he provided laparoscopic surgery training to surgeons in the U.S., Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. Dr. Rodriguez is known for the quality of his excellent work as well as the personal care he provided to each patient. Since 1996, Dr. Rodriguez has been specializing in cosmetic laser procedures and has helped thousands of patients experience the benefits of the latest surgical advances. He has served as consultant and trainer for some of the country's largest laser companies. Because of his continuing interest in the modern innovative non-invasive cosmetic procedures, he added Mesotherapy to his list of expert skills in 2002. Dr. Rodriguez and one of his patients were featured by Barbara Walters on ABC News 20/20 in 2003 for his pioneering work in Mesotherapy. Always on the forefront of innovative fat removal technology, in 2007, Dr. Rodriguez became the first doctor in Dallas to offer the SmartLipo procedure.