Meet Dr. Rafi S. Bidros with MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery | Houston, TX
I'm Dr. Rafi Bidros. I'm a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing here in Houston.
When I was a medical student, we did different rotations on different services as part of our education, and when I was in a plastic surgery procedure where it was a reconstructive procedure where we took different parts of the body to rebuild some of this forearm, basically, that was damaged, bone and muscle and skin. For me to able to do that was, wow, I can work in the entire body, not just a certain area of the body, and that's what plastic surgery ... You work on someone head to toe basically.
I'd like to talk a little bit about my mission work. This is something that we do once or twice a year, traveling abroad, typically South America. The majority of it is cleft lip and palate. It's one of the most wonderful things that we do. On one occasion, we were going to the same place, and we would see those children the year after. I was fortunate enough to be able to do that and seeing what we did the year before and how they had transformed. Basically, 45 minutes to an hour changes someone's life forever.