Norman Rappaport, MD, FACS, is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who has practiced in the Texas Medical Center since 1980. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he is the 2017 Chairman of the Board of Trustees of (ASPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The ASPS is the world’s largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons, representing more than 7,000 member surgeons.
Dr. Rappaport is known for his meticulous attention to detail and natural-looking results. He performs facial cosmetic surgery,cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and body contouring—including liposuction and tummy tucks as well as body contouring for massive weight loss patients. He also excels in non-surgical treatments including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Radiesse.
“My interest in maintaining a broad based surgical and Nonsurgical practice is to develop relationships with my patients over time. My goal is to give them a refreshed, natural result whether they are 35 or 70. We have the technology and skin care products to do both”, says Dr. Rappaport.
Patients appreciate Dr. Rappaport’s thorough approach and the way he fully explains their individual treatment options. He takes as much time as each patient needs to answer questions, address specific issues, devise and implement a personalized plan, and give each patient an improved appearance that brings out his or her best features.
A Texas Super Doc by Texas Monthly, one of Houston’s Top Docs for women by H Magazine, and, US News and World Report. Most recently, Dr. Rappaport was named in the Houston Chronicle’s MedCity Magazine, 2016, as one of the top 5 Plastic Surgeons located in the Texas Medical Center.
Dr. Rappaport has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America by Woodward/White, one of America’s Top Physicians by SDL Industries, Inc., a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly, and one of Houston’s Top Docs for Women by H Magazine.
His extensive clinical background includes advanced training in craniofacial surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He also completed a hand surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rappaport completed his plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and general surgery training at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa. He earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia.
Prior to his medical training, Dr. Rappaport earned a doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. That experience led to his interest in plastic surgery and children’s deformities. As a volunteer surgeon on several overseas missions, Dr. Rappaport has performed cleft lip and palate surgery on children and adults.
In 1985, Dr. Rappaport established the Houston Center for Plastic Surgery. His offices in the heart of the Texas Medical Center have grown to include SUBTLchanges,® a skin rejuvenation center to offer patients a continuum of clinical skin care. “If you’re having facial plastic surgery, a good skin care regimen conditions your skin for a better surgical result,” Dr. Rappaport explains.
“Once patients have improved their skin tone, many continue to use the products and services to maintain good skin condition,” he says. “Some patients also use the skin care products and service to delay the need for cosmetic procedures.”
Dr. Rappaport is affiliated with several Houston-area hospitals, including The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, University General Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital of Texas. He is a clinical associate professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
In addition to his certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rappaport is certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and past-president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Houston Surgical Society. Dr. Rappaport has also served as a delegate to the American Medical Association.
His professional memberships also include the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association for Hand Surgery.