Meet Dr. Usha Rajagopal

your plastic surgeon


Dr. Usha Rajagopal is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and the Medical Director of the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. For over 20 years, Dr. Rajagopal has utilized her unique perspective of cosmetic surgery to educate and empower her patients. She specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body, and her office is a premier center for cosmetic dermatology, medical skin care, and laser treatments.

Her office is located in the heart of the city in beautiful Union Square. Dr. Rajagopal is in the forefront of the latest in medical technology to achieve the best results for her patients. Vectra 3D Imaging creates simulations for nose and breast augmentations, Coolsculpting and SmartLipo are used for fat reduction, and VBeam, Alex-Trivantage and CO2 lasers are ideal for skin rejuvenation procedures.

Over the years Dr. Rajagopal has garnered a loyal following and has become the go-to specialist for Mommy Makeover procedures which usually include a trifecta of breast augmentation/breast lift, tummy tuck, and Brazilian butt lift. She is also a pioneer in female rejuvenation procedures, having performed hundreds of labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, FemiLift, and O-Shot procedures.

Dr. Rajagopal graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centerand did her Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Rajagopal’s research has been published in The Journal of Plastic Surgery, she has presented at plastic surgery conferences, run clinical trials and moderated guest panels for medical product and laser companies, as well as mentored other physicians and nurses on advanced injectable and surgical techniques for Allergan.

With the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery, it is now more important than ever to have the utmost confidence in your plastic surgeon. At a minimum, you should be sure to research the doctor’s qualifications and be aware of “look-alike” board-certifications: only the American Society of Plastic Surgeons represents the highest degree of professional certification.

Medical Credentials & Membership

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. ASAPS Active-Member plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Whether you’re considering cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, you want the skill of an ASPS Member Surgeon—a doctor with more than six years of surgical training and experience, with at least three years specifically in plastic surgery. Their training and experience make them uniquely qualified to perform your cosmetic or reconstructive procedure.

California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) is an organization of practicing, board-certified plastic surgeons committed to the highest ethical standards.


  • University of California at San Francisco (1993-1995) – Fellowship Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • University of Texas Southwestern (1992-1993) – Research Fellowship Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas (1988-1992) – Residency Department of Surgery

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas (1987-1988) – Internship Department of Surgery

  • University of Texas Southwestern (1983-1987) – Master’s Degree, Medical School

  • University of Texas at Dallas (1980-1982) – Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biological Sciences

  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Honor Society

Trainer and Speaker

  • Health Line – Plastic Surgery Content Contributor

  • Research published in The Journal of Plastic Surgery

  • Speaker at professional Plastic Surgery conferences

  • Allergan – Co-evaluator Voluma Pivotal Clinical Trial

  • Allergan – Medical Facial Aesthetics Speaker Training

  • Alma Lasers – Luminary Speaker Training

In The Media

Awards & Recognition

  • San Francisco Examiner's 2017 "Best Plastic Surgeon Award"

  • RealSelf 2017 "Most Loved Injector Award"

  • RealSelf Top Doctor

  • Vitals Top Doctor Award

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If you have any questions, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.