Dr Rod Rohrich embarked on his career at UT Southwestern after a successful stint at Oxford University in the UK, where he was taught a large amount about the treatment of pediatric cases in plastic surgery. From there Dr Rod Rohrich returned to the US and began a career that takes in a practical side to plastic surgery in the operating room and the completion of a number of academic papers at regular intervals that are used as teaching and learning tools by individual surgeons and larger groups around the World.
In his role as a teacher, Dr. Rod Rohrich addressed the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2014 and called upon his colleagues to look at the latest approaches to plastic surgery that are available in the field. During his lecture in Dallas, Texas, Dr Rod Rohrich stated the continued use of the term face lift should be phased out as the modern procedure bore little to no relation to that used when the term was coined. Dr Rod Rohrich explained that almost every plastic surgery procedure completed in the modern World was a combination of many different techniques and options made available through many hours and years of research and study. Dr Rod Rohrich also argues that the use of the most modern techniques also made it easier for patients to avoid the many problems they could face with older, out of date techniques.