The path to becoming one of the world’s most respected surgeons began in 1980 when Usha Rajagopal began classes at The University of Texas in Biological Sciences; Dr. Rajagopal decided to remain in Taxes to obtain her M.D. at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center which remains one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation. Surgery appears to have always been one of the interests of this physician as she quickly made the switch to a surgical internship after completing her medical degree and made the move to the Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital. The Texan roots of Usha Rajagopal remain string and part of her life at all times as she completed her initial residency in the surgical field in Dallas before returning to The University of Texas Southwestern in 1990 to become a research fellow as her interest in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery continued to grow. Eventually, the lure of California as the home of many of the world’s leading plastic surgeons proved too much for Dr. Rajagopal as she made the decision to complete her training at the University of California at San Francisco before embarking on her career in private practice.
In her career, Dr. Usha Rajagopal has never wavered in her belief in lifelong learning and the use of the latest technologies to aid the treatment of her patients. As the techniques and technologies used in plastic surgery have continued to evolve the latest learning opportunities have been accepted and actively pursued by the Director of Surgery at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.
The pursuit of a greater understanding of plastic and reconstructive surgery is always the aim of Usha Rajagopal as she believes allowing her patients to know the results they can expect takes a large amount of the worry and fear out of completing any surgical procedure. By using the latest technology the patients of Dr. Rajagopal’s practice are given the opportunity to learn about the techniques which will be used to complete their surgery and through the use of 3-D imaging techniques the results a patient can expect are always understood to remove any question marks the patient may have the benefits of undergoing a procedure.
Female empowerment is a major part of the drive of Usha Rajagopal who has become a specialist in many of the most important techniques used to allow women to feel better about their bodies at all times. Dr. Rajagopal has spent a large amount of time exploring the benefits for women of exploring the options open to them in plastic surgery to correct aesthetic issues which may have been in place for decades or be the result of pregnancy and time.
Among the specialties of the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center are the so-called “mommy makeovers” which Dr. Rajagopal believes can make a major difference in the lives of thousands of women across the U.S. each year. The reduction in levels of fat held by a body is a major part of the work of this impressive surgeon who now uses the SmartLipo technology to create a brighter body image for women and men who often feel they lack confidence because of a changing body as a life progresses.
Dr. Usha Rajagopal has not limited the provision of her experience and knowledge to the patients who enter her practice in the stunning Union Square of San Francisco. Instead, the board-certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has appeared on the pages of Readers Digest and Marie Claire as well as providing her impressive skills as an orator for a number of news media outlets at a national and local level from her base in Northern California.