Fellowship TrainedFacial Plastics
Clinical InterestsEar, Nose & Throat Laser Skin ResurfacingChemical PeelEyebrow LiftSkin Care ProductsBotox, Dysport, and XeominBlepharoplastyOtoplastyRhinoplastyFaceliftsCosmetic fillers
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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 (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.
Virtual visits can now be requested by calling 704.295.3003. Most ENT conditions qualify for virtual visits.
Education & Fellowship
Bachelor of Science with Honors, University of Michigan, 2009
Doctor of Medicine with Honors, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2013
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2019
Dr. Rao's specialty areas include:
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
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.
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.