Neela Rao, MD
Request an Appointment

Refer a Friend

Enter an email address below to share the provider's page with someone you know.

Biography

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, 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 (1698 West Highway 160, Suite 240, Fort Mill, SC) and Rock Hill (200 South Herlong Avenue, Suite F, Rock Hill , SC) offices. To make an appointment with her, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.


Education & Fellowship

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science with Honors, University of Michigan, 2009

Doctorate
Doctor of Medicine with Honors, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2013

Residency
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018

Fellowship
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2019


Featured Procedures

Dr. Rao's specialty areas include:

Facelifts

Blepharoplasty

Laser skin resurfacing

Botox and dermal fillers


Community Involvement

Recent fundraising and humanitarian outreach:

Kenya Relief- Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
Migori, Kenya, 2017

Marathon Fundraiser for Now Hear This and One Voice Fund
Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Chicago, IL, 2017


Research

Recent publications:

Principles in Rhinoplasty
Rao, N, Toriumi, D
Aesthetic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton. 2018.

Auricular Composite Grafting in Functional Rhinoplasty
Rao, N, Toriumi, D
Facial Plastic Surgery. 2017; 33(04): 405-410.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Rao, N., Toriumi, D
Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. 2016

Rhinoplasty in the Aging Patient
Rao, N, Chung, V, Toriumi, D
Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty. 2016.


This website is optimized for more recent web browsers. Please consider these upgrade options: IE10+ (), Chrome (), Firefox ().