Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Derek Rapp, who serves patients in Texas.

(WorldFrontNews Editorial):- New York City, New York Sep 26, 2023 ( – Dr. Rapp is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the diverse and knowledgeable surgical team at Regional Plastic Surgery Center & Spa, operating out of the offices in Richardson and Rockwall, Texas.

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rapp possesses a deep understanding of both the form and function of human anatomy. His training encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures, including reconstructive surgery for benign and malignant skin lesions and soft tissue tumors, breast reduction and reconstruction, gynecomastia treatment, Mohs facial reconstruction, facial trauma reconstruction, and body contouring following significant weight loss. He has also undergone comprehensive training in aesthetic surgery, covering procedures for the face, breasts, and body.

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In his role as a hand surgeon, Dr. Rapp is dedicated to addressing various clinical issues related to the hand, including trauma, nerve compression, wrist injuries and fractures, and arthritis. He approaches each patient as a unique individual, investing the necessary time to craft personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

Originally hailing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Rapp graduated from the honors program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He then proceeded to earn his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, also located in Winston-Salem.

His journey continued with a general surgery internship at Harvard as part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Surgery program. Subsequently, he embarked on his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Michigan State University/Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, renowned as one of the premier training programs in the field. During this time, Dr. Rapp engaged in various research endeavors, including the development of an innovative antioxidant-based wound treatment currently undergoing investigation.

As a resident, Dr. Rapp held the esteemed role of resident member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Quality and Performance Committee for a two-year tenure. His passion for orthopedic care then guided him to complete a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Consistently pushing the boundaries of his work, Dr. Rapp is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 

He holds dual board certifications in plastic surgery and surgery of the hand, earning the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). The mission of the ABPS is to promote safe, ethical, and efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories – reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures, and they use a variety of reparative and reconstructive techniques to get the job done.

In his personal life, Dr. Rapp enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. His other interests include cooking and exercising.

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