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Dr. Neela Rao is a functional and cosmetic facial plastic surgery specialist. Her specialty areas include surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation including facelifts, blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift, laser skin resurfacing, Botox, and dermal fillers. She also performs aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty, nasal septal perforation repair, facial reconstruction, and scar revision.
Dr. Rao graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. She earned her doctorate with honors from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency was at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Rao completed additional subspecialty training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Dr. Rao has published several research articles and textbook chapters in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
In addition, Dr. Rao has taken part in numerous marathon fundraisers and humanitarian outreach programs in the United States, Kenya, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Rao practices in our Fort Mill (601 S. Sutton Road, Suite 201, Fort Mill, SC) office. To make an appointment with her, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.
UndergraduateBachelor of Science with Honors, University of Michigan, 2009
DoctorateDoctor of Medicine with Honors, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2013
ResidencyOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018
FellowshipFacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2019
Dr. Rao's specialty areas include:
Laser skin resurfacing
Skin Care Products
Recent fundraising and humanitarian outreach:
Kenya Relief- Otolaryngology- Head & Neck SurgeryMigori, Kenya, 2017
Marathon Fundraiser for Now Hear This and One Voice FundBank of America Chicago Marathon. Chicago, IL, 2017
Principles in RhinoplastyRao, N, Toriumi, DAesthetic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton. 2018.
Auricular Composite Grafting in Functional RhinoplastyRao, N, Toriumi, DFacial Plastic Surgery. 2017; 33(04): 405-410.
Ethnic RhinoplastyRao, N., Toriumi, DOperative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. 2016
Rhinoplasty in the Aging PatientRao, N, Chung, V, Toriumi, DMaster Techniques in Rhinoplasty. 2016.