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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon | Plano, TX

Ronald M. Friedman, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breasts, body, and face. In private practice in Plano since 1996, he formerly served on the full-time plastic surgery faculty at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

D Magazine has selected Dr. Friedman as a Best Doctor in Dallas and/or Collin County for 12 consecutive years, and Texas Monthly named him a Texas SuperDoctor (an honor achieved by fewer than 5 percent of Texas physicians) for 4 consecutive years. ABC News has repeatedly sought out his expertise for stories on breast and body contouring. He has published widely in the leading plastic surgery journals, has authored numerous textbook chapters, has been featured on multiple television and radio broadcasts, and has lectured nationally and internationally on over 30 occasions.

Dr. Friedman is the recipient of honors and awards from the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has acted as an instructional lecturer on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, teaching surgical techniques to other plastic surgeons in Dallas, San Antonio, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New Orleans, Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, and Montreal.

A gifted wood and marble sculptor, Dr. Friedman’s work has been displayed in several galleries and is part of many private collections. Dr. Friedman has also been a songwriter for over 30 years. He has had the privilege of performing live on FOX 4 Good Day Show, as an introduction to a speech by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and for a crowd of 17,000 in San Antonio.

All proceeds from the sale of his 17-song pop and rock CD, Illusions, benefit Smile Train, a non-profit organization providing free cleft lip and palate surgery to children in over 60 countries.

Dr. Friedman serves as the Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, a nationally accredited surgery center, conveniently located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Plano. He performs breast enlargement, reduction, lifts and nipple procedures, liposuction, mini and full tummy tucks, eyelid lifts, lip enhancement, ear surgery, scar revision, medical skincare, labiaplasty, reconstructive surgery, and BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and JUVÉDERM® injections.

Dr. Friedman been featured in:

  • Inform Magazine
  • D Magazine
  • Texas Monthly
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Dallas Magazine
  • Inform Magazine
  • D Magazine
  • ABC logo
  • Texas Monthly
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Dallas Magazine

He has also written articles for:

  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dallas Rhinoplasty
  • Male Aesthetic SurgeryArchives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
  • JHS – The Journal of Hand Surgery
  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dallas Rhinoplasty
  • Male Aesthetic Surgery
  • Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
  • JHS - The Journal of Hand Surgery

Education

Undergraduate: Northwestern University, Honors Program in Medical Education, Evanston, IL. B.S. 1985.
Medical School: Northwestern University, Honors Program in Medical Education, Chicago, IL. M.D. 1989.
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (top 10% of class).
General Surgery: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1989-1992.
Two-time winner of Academic Excellence Award.
Plastic Surgery: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1992-1994.
Multiple state-wide and national awards.
Hand and Microsurgery: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 1994-1995.
Clinical Privileges: West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, Founder and Director (since 2000)
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano (active staff since 1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, elected in 1988 (Awarded to graduates in the top 10 percent of their medical school class)
  • Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University and Northwestern University Medical School, 1983 -1989
  • Named Best Plastic Surgeon, D Magazine (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Selected as a Texas Super Doctor (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) by Texas Monthly magazine
  • Named one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Best Journal Article Award, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1996
  • Best Cosmetic Surgery Presentation (Sherrell J. Aston Award), Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, 1995
  • First Place Award, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Contest, 1994
  • Best Presentation (Thomas D. Cronin Award), Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1994
  • Academic Excellence Award, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1990 and 1991

Publications

Dr. Friedman has published extensively in the leading plastic surgery journals and has written several textbook chapters. He has also written invited commentaries for Plastic Surgery Outlook and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Published Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Costantino PC, Friedman RM, Karlan MS, Murad TM. Recurrent neurogenic sarcoma of the paranasal sinuses. Archives of Otolaryngology, 10: 128, 1990.

Friedman RM, Rohrich RJ, Finn SS. Management of traumatic supraorbital neuroma. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 28: 573, 1992.

Rohrich RJ, Friedman RM, Liland DL. Comparison of otoplasty techniques in the rabbit model. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 34: 43, 1995.

Rajagopal U, Friedman RM, Rohrich RJ, Robinson JB. Iloprost enhances axial pattern skin flap survival in an ischemia-reperfusion model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 95: 884, 1995.

Rohrich RJ, Gunter JP, Friedman RM. Nasal tip blood supply: an anatomic study validating the safety of the transcolumellar incision in rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 95: 795, 1995.

Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, Friedman RM, Classification and correction of alar-columellar discrepancies. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 97: 1, 1996.

Friedman RM. Dupuytren’s contracture: current concepts and management. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 9(3): 19, 1996.

Friedman RM, Gyemishi I, Robinson JB, Rohrich RJ. Saline made viscous with polyethylene glycol: a new alternative breast implant filler material. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 98: 1208, 1996.

Friedman RM, Ingram AE, Rohrich RJ, Byrd HS, Hodges PL, Burns AJ, Hobar PC. Risk factors for complications in pediatric tissue expansion. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 98: 1242, 1996.

Friedman RM, Wood VE. Varicella gangrenosum in the newborn upper extremity. Journal of Hand Surgery, 1995.

Friedman RM, Wood VE. The dorsal transposition flap for congenital contractures of the first web space. Journal of Hand Surgery, 1997; 22A: 664-670.

Gunter JP, Friedman RM. The lateral crural strut graft: technique and clinical applications in rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 99:943, 1997.

Beran S, Friedman RM. Recurrent digital ischemia due to thrombosis of the persistent median artery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 99:4, 1997.

Gunter JP, Clark CP, Friedman RM. Internal stabilization of autogenous rib cartilage grafts in rhinoplasty: a barrier to warping. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 100:161, 1997.

Friedman RM. Tram flaps in patients with subcostal scars. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 101(2):547, 1998.

Friedman RM. The neuromuscular compartments of the flexor carpi ulnaris. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 103:1053-1054, 1999.

Friedman RM. Tensor fascia lata free flap in abdominal-wall reconstruction. Plastic Surgery Outlook, 13:7, 1999.

Chapters and Monographs Friedman RM. Replantation of the extremities. In: Lopez M (ed.), Monographs: The Parkland Trauma Manual. St. Louis, Yearbook, 1993.

Friedman RM, Masson JA. Dupuytren’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and extensor tendons. Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery 7 (35): 1-17, 1995.

Rohrich RJ, Friedman RM. Aesthetic surgery in the black male. In: Marchac D, Solomon M, Granick M, Aesthetic Surgery in the Male. Stoneham, MA, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996.

Robinson JB, Friedman RM. Wound healing and closure. Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery 8 (1): 18-36, 1996.

Gunter JP, Rohrich RJ, Friedman RM. Importance of the alar-columellar relationship. In: Dallas Rhinoplasty:Nasal Surgery by the Masters. St. Louis, MO, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc, p.105-116, 2002.

Gunter JP, Friedman RM, Hackney FL. Lateral crural strut grafts. In: Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters. St. Louis, MO, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc, p.410-424, 2002.

Gunter JP, Clark III CP, Friedman RM, Hackney FL. Dorsal augmentation: autologous rib cartilage. In:Dallas Rhinoplasty:Nasal Surgery by the Masters. St. Louis, MO, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc, p.513-527, 2002.

Published Abstracts Friedman RM, Gyemishi I, Rohrich RJ, Robinson JB, Vuitch F. Abstracts: A new viscous saline breast prosthesis. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting, Plastic Surgery Research Council, p. 252. Ann Arbor, MI; June 4-7, 1994.

Friedman RM, Adams WP, Rohrich RJ, Robinson JB, Rajagopal U, Mileski W. Mechanisms of Iloprost-induced enhancement of axial skin flap survival. Proceeding of the 39th Annual Meeting, Plastic Surgery Research Council, p. 252. Ann Arbor, MI; June 4-7 1994.

Rohrich RJ, Gunter JP, Friedman RM. Nasal tip blood supply: an anatomic study validating the safety of the transcolumellar incision in rhinoplasty. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting, Plastic Surgery Research Council, pp. 229-231. Ann Arbor, MI; June 4-7, 1994.

Friedman RM, Gyemishi I, Rohrich RJ, Robinson JB, Vuitch F. A new viscous saline breast prosthesis. Proceedings of the 63 rd Annual Meeting, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, pp. 198-199. San Diego, CA; September 24-28, 1994.

Friedman RM, Ingram AE, Rohrich RJ, Byrd HS, Hodges PL, Burns AJ, Hobar PC. Risk factors for complications in pediatric tissue expansion. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Meeting, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, p. 17. San Diego, CA; September 24-28, 1994.

Rohrich RJ, Gunter JP, Friedman RM. Nasal tip blood supply: an anatomic study validating the safety of the transcolumellar incision in rhinoplasty. Proceedings of the 63rd Annual Meeting, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, p. 104. San Diego, CA; September 24-28, 1994.

Friedman RM, Wood VE. Dorsal transposition flap for congenital first web space contractures. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, p. 38. San Francisco, CA; September 13-16, 1995.

Friedman RM, Wood VE. Varicella gangrenosa in the newborn upper extremity. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Meeting, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, p. 304. Montreal, Canada; October 7-11, 1995.

Friedman RM, Campbell GS, Dai Q. Effects of repeated usage on microvascular clamp occlusive force. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, p. 38 (poster section), Tucson, AZ; January 14-17, 1996.

Friedman RM, Campbell GS, Dai Q. Effects of repeated usage on microvascular clamp occlusive force. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Interim Scientific Meeting, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, p. 17. Grand Cayman, British West Indies; January 19-21, 1996.

Friedman RM. Dupuytren’s contracture: current concepts and treatment. Proceedings of the 1996 Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery Symposium. Snowmass, CO; February 11-16, 1996.

Friedman RM. Current management of benign hand tumors. Proceedings of the 1996 Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery Symposium. Snowmass, CO; February 11-16, 1996.

Friedman RM, Wood VE. Dorsal transposition flap for congenital first web space contractures. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, p. 41. Dallas, TX; February 23-24, 1996.