Meet Dr. Samir Rao, Plastic Surgeon

Samir S. Rao, MD

realself-top100-doctor-2015Samir S. Rao, MD has a keen eye for aesthetic detail and surgical precision that define him as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Rao is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is skilled in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Dr. Rao’s Personal Statement

It is a rare day when my work actually feels like work. I have the good fortune of being able to spend my days doing something I love. I consider it an honor and privilege to treat each and every patient I see. My goal is to ensure that all my patients have the best possible experience and outcome, and I will work tirelessly until that is achieved.

Dr. Rao’s Specials Interests

Dr. Rao also brings to the Center for Plastic Surgery a number of newer cosmetic procedures, including Brazilian butt lift and feminine rejuvenation surgeries.

“… let me tell you about Dr Rao’s job: PERFECT! … he is an artist and makes you feel that everything will be fine each time you see him. . . I do feel lucky to have had him as my surgeon.”* Read More Dr. Rao Reviews

Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Rao graduated cum laude from the University of Rochester. He attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine, where he graduated with distinction and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, a distinction reserved for the top of a medical school class. Dr. Rao then completed an additional six years of training at Georgetown University Hospital’s Plastic Surgery Residency Program, which is considered one of the elite programs in the country. During this time, he also completed training in both basic and advanced microsurgical techniques at The Curtis National Hand Center Microsurgical Training Program.

“What struck me first about Dr. Rao was his compassion … he really heard me, not just pretended to listen, but truly expressed a genuine concern.” Read More Dr. Rao Reviews

Dr. Rao has published multiple book chapters and original articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented at national conferences, including the annual meetings of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been chosen as peer reviewer for the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. For a full list of publications and presentations by Dr. Rao click here.

Dr. Rao is committed to giving back to the community through the field of plastic surgery. He regularly performs reconstructive surgery for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. He also participates in Fairfax County’s Skindeep Tattoo Removal program, which offers free laser removal of gang tattoos for court-involved youth who are committed to leaving the gang life behind. Additionally, he has served as a volunteer plastic surgeon for Ecuadent, a non-profit group providing much needed cleft lip and palate repair as well as reconstructive surgery for congenital hand and foot abnormalities for children in Ecuador. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and two children.

For a full list of procedures performed by Dr. Rao click here.

Hear More about What Dr. Rao’s Patients are Saying

“I thank Dr. Rao daily whenever someone compliments me for giving me a body I can now truly love! He is great, his staff is great, everyone is very nice and accommodating. He was realistic with what I could expect and really delivered on what I was looking for. . . I could never thank him enough for opening my life up to such joy.”Read More Dr. Rao Reviews

“Dr. Rao was amazing. He is extremely professional, but is also kind and considerate. He made the entire process very easy. He answered all of my questions, he was totally honest about what could be done and what to expect. He spoke to me like a person, not a patient, and I enjoyed our pre and post-op appointment, we even joked around! I was DELIGHTED with the results!”*Read More Dr. Rao Reviews

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†Cost estimates are all-inclusive ballpark figures. Actual procedures to be performed and costs vary depending on individual patient needs. Our Patient Coordinator will provide a fee quote after your consultation with the physician.