Mr Rodrigo Teixeira - Plastic Surgeon

Mr Rodrigo Teixeira

After completing the Plastic Surgery training in Brazil in 2006, he undertook fellowship training in Australia. Rodrigo trained at The Alfred Hospital in Prahran and at The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne in Parkville. Working at a busy hospital like The Alfred allowed him further training in many areas of Plastic Surgery, especially in trauma, hand surgery, burns and facial fractures. At The Royal Children’s Hospital he developed a special interest in Paediatric Plastic Surgery. He is permanent staff and dedicates mostly to Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery.

Mr Teixeira also works at The Northern Hospital in Epping, where he predominantly practices elective hand surgery, hand injuries and skin cancer. He is the Head of Unit for the Plastic & Hand Surgery Unit and has been actively involved in quality and safety as well as education and training. In addition, he is honorary Senior Lecturer of the Melbourne University. He teaches at the Northern School of Medicine and supervises research projects from Melbourne University students.

Aesthetic Surgery

Mr Rodrigo Teixeira undertook fellowship training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has a special interest in Facial Surgery. Consequently, his experience in craniofacial surgery provides knowledge and foundation skills that are useful in managing a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Mr Teixeira also performs surgery for other areas such as: Breast Asymmetry, Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation (breast implants) and Body Contouring.


Current Practice:

Rodrigo has always been interested in Facial Surgery. He likes the fine and intricate anatomy of facial surgery and has a special interest in rhinoplasty. He finds facial reconstruction quite rewarding. Looking after children with cleft lip and palate always puts a smile on his face. Most of other reconstructive surgery comes with the management of skin cancer and trauma.

For similar reasons, he is very enthusiastic about hand surgery. The Northern Hospital is one of the busiest emergency departments in Australia and provides good experience with hand trauma. Hand injuries range from minor fingertip injuries to complex digit replant. Similarly, he is very busy with elective hand surgery such as Dupuytren’s contractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglions, trigger finger etc.

Mr Teixeira is available to see patients immediately in his main rooms at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in Richmond. He also sees patients in Heidelberg and Whittlesea.


RACS – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

ISAPS – International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

RCH – The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne