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Meet Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz

Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz represents the next generation of surgical and non-surgical eyelids, face and body aesthetics. Catering to both local and international clientele at his state-of-the-art boutique practice and accredited surgical facility in Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is one of the few top-tier plastic surgeons who opt to pursue further aesthetic-surgery training after their residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Committed to mastering the most advanced techniques, he performed an elective fellowship in oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery under the tutelage of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Codner.

This additional training afforded Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz the opportunity to embrace and utilize his artistic eye while perfecting his aesthetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) skills. He also has extensive experience performing complex revisional eyelid surgery, droopy eyelid (ptosis) surgery, facial plastic surgery (face- and neck lifts, nose surgery, ear surgery), non-surgical facial rejuvenation (Botox®/Dysport®, injectable fillers and skincare) and aesthetic breast surgery.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is fluent in English and Spanish. When he’s not indulging his passion for plastic surgery, he enjoys the natural beauty of Miami with his wife and three young children, and often travels back home to Puerto Rico to relax with family and friends.

Certifications and Affiliations

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the highly respected American Society of Plastic Surgery and the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Published Work

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s ongoing research and academic work gives him a distinct advantage when performing surgery. An unparalleled expert in his field, he authored a chapter in the oculoplastic surgery textbook, Problems in Periorbital Surgery: A Repair Manual, in addition to several published articles in the most prestigious peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. He was also awarded the 2015 Best Paper Award by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Rodríguez-Feliz J, Codner MA. “32 Recurrent Lower Eyelid Ectropion: Mastering the Sling Technique.” Problems in Periorbital Surgery: A Repair Manual. 2018 Dec 7.

Kelly ME, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Torres Carolina, Kelly E. “Treatment of Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia after Cryolipolysis: A Single Center Experience.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul;142(1):17e-22e.

Prado G, Rodríguez-Feliz J. “Ocular Pain and Impending Blindness after Cosmetic Facial Injections: Is Your Office Prepared?” Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2017 Feb; 41(1):199-203

Kelly E, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Kelly ME. “Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia after Cryolipolysis: A Report on Incidence and Common Factors Identified in 510 Patients.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar; 137(3):639e-40e

Chung MT, Motakef S, Ingargiola MJ Rodríguez-Feliz J, Patel A. “Reply: Vaginal Labiaplasty: Current Practices and a Simplified Classification System for Labial Protrusion.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Dec; 136(6):846e-7e

Rodríguez-Feliz J, Codner MA. “Embrace the Change: Incorporating Single-Stage Implant (SSI) Breast Reconstruction to your Practice.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Aug;136(2):221-31

Motakef S, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Ingargiola MJ, Chung MT, Patel A. “Reply: Vaginal Labiaplasty: Current Practices and a Simplified Classification System for Labial Protrusion.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov;136(5):706e-7e

Motakef S, Rodríguez-Feliz J, Chung MT, Ingargiola MJ, Wong VW, Patel A. “Vaginal Labiaplasty: Current Practices and a Simplified Classification System for Labia Protrusion.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3): 774-88

Motakef S, Chung MT, Ingargiola MJ, Rodríguez-Feliz J. “The Cosmetic Surgery Stigma: An American Culture Phenomenon?” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Nov; 134(5):854e-855e

Rodríguez-Feliz J, Mehta K, Patel A. “The Management of Pediatric Type 1 Nasoorbitoethmoidal Fractures with Resorbable Fixation.” J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep; 25(5): e445-501

Rodríguez-Feliz J. “The Best Marketing Strategy in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Evaluating Patients’ Preferences by Conjoint Analysis.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Aug; 134(2): 334e

Rodríguez-Feliz J. “Advocacy and PAC Support: Residents Can Initiate Change.” Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective, Plastic Surgery News. 2014 July/August; p. 23

Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Patel A, Roth MZ. “The Importance of Advocacy and Your Role in It.” Young Plastic Surgeons Perspective, Plastic Surgery News. 2014 April/May; 32-33

Levesque AY, Tauber DM, Lee JC, Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Chao JD. “The Impact of a Standardized Consultation Form for Facial Trauma on Billing and Evaluation and Management Levels.” Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Feb;72(2):196-9

Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Roth MZ. “Reply: The Mobile Technology Era: HITECH and Expectations for the Future.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Aug; 319e-321e

Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Roth MZ. “The Mobile Technology Era: Potential Benefits and the Ensuring Quest to Protect Patient Privacy and Confidentiality.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Dec; 130(6): 1395-7

Rodríguez-Feliz JR, Makhijani S, Przybyla A, Hill D, Chao J. “Intraoperative Assessment of the Umbilcopubic Distance: A Reliable Anatomic Landmark for Transposition of the Umbilicus.” Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Feb; 36(1): 8-17

Rodriguez JR, Cruz N. “Head and Neck Skin Cancer: The Plastic Surgery Service Experience.” P R Health Sci J. 2007 June; 26(2): 165-166

Press and Accolades

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s expertise and excellence as an aesthetic plastic surgeon has made him a go-to source for local and national media for expert commentary about plastic surgery trends and cutting-edge aesthetic treatments. He regularly appears on television networks such as Telemundo, Univision, NBC Miami and CBS Miami.

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s accolades include being named an Haute Living Beauty Expert (and keynote speaker at the publication’s 2019 Beauty Summit) as well as one of the Top 10 Miami Plastic Surgeons, Miami Indulge magazine’s Top Doctors and Aesthetic Everything’s Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in the East.

Education and Training

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst before obtaining his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine with High Honors. He performed his general surgery internship at UMass Memorial Medical Center and completed his integrated plastic surgery residency at Albany Medical College before an elective oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Codner in Atlanta, Georgia.

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