Richard A. Levine MD, DDS, FACS

San Antonio, TX, US
Richard A. Levine MD, DDS, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

I have an intense joy in helping people. I became a plastic surgeon because it is the perfect blend of art and science with an absolute requirement for attention to detail, careful planning, and surgical skill. We will make every effort to provide excellence of care in a safe environment.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Richard Levine exclusively performs cosmetic surgery procedures that treat the appearance of the face, eyelids, breasts, abdomen, and body shape and contours. Dr. Levine’s office also has a licensed aesthetician to assist you with all of your skin care needs.

Additional Information

Dr. Levine has been practicing plastic surgery for more than 25 years in San Antonio, Texas, and focuses exclusively on cosmetic surgery procedures to help patients look their best. He has been on the faculty of numerous medical schools and authored extensively in cosmetic surgery. You will find him to be dedicated to the success and safety of your surgical experience. Dr. Levine aspires to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients and the community. As a result he has been selected amongst the Best Doctors in Texas and the Executive Board of the Baptist and Methodist Hospitals.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery – 1981
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Certificate of Competency in Maxillofacial Surgery
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Certificate of Advanced Cardiac Life Support
American Heart Association

Professional Background

B.A. – Mathematics; S.U.N.Y at Buffalo
D.D.S. with Honors – S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
M.D. with Honors – S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
General Surgery – S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
Plastic Surgery – S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
Surgical Oncology – Sloan Kettering Memorial, N.Y.
Surgical Oncology – Roswell Park Memorial N.Y.
Burn Surgery – Institute of Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center
Pathology – S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo

Teaching Appointments

Clinical Professor-Department of Surgery (Plastic) and Chief, Aesthetic Surgery Training; Department of Surgery (Plastic)-
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthodontics; School of Dentistry- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,

Visiting Faculty, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Plastic) and Department of Dermatology- Medical University of South Carolina,
July 1980-November 1981

Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery (Plastic), State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine,
1978-1980

Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine,
1974-1978

Coordinator of Oral and Dental Pathology, Eastern Great Lake Head and Neck Cancer Control Network,
February-July 1975

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, State University of New York at Buffalo,
November 1972-June 1975

Publications and Presentations

Invasion of Head and Neck Facial Spaces Secondary to Oral Infection.
Richard A. Levine, M.D. Presented at the Scientific Session of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, September 28, 1978.

Evaluation of Endosseous Metal Implant Sites in the Rhesus Monkeys With Special Reference to Fluorescence Microscopy. Richard A. Levine, D.D.S., Honors Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the School of Dentistry, State University of New York at Buffalo, March 23, 1972.

Histopathological Evaluation of Endosseous Metal Implant Sites in Mandible and Maxilla. Presentation at the Scientific Session of the American Dental Association, October 14, 1971.

The Prosthetic Implications of Endosseous Metal Implantation. Richard A. Levine, D.D.S. First Prize – Presentation at the Scientific Session of The Greater New York Dental Association, November 8, 1971.

The Influence of Masticator Fascial Plane Anatomy of Intracranial Infections of Odontogenic Origin. Richard A. Levine, M.D. Honors
Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, November 1, 1973.

The Semi-Buried Ceramic Coated Titanium Osseous Implant. Richard A. Levine, M.D. Presented at the Greater Cleveland Dental Society Scientific Session, 1972.

The Effect of Topically Applied Nitrates (NTG) in the Enhancement of Cutaneous Flap Survival. Levine, R.A., Cerra, F.B., and DeFelice, C. Presented to South Carolina Medical Association, May 1980.

Apertognathia Correction in Treacher Collins Syndrome. Presented to the Texas Medical Association, May 1985.

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Skin Grafting After Preparation with Hyperbaric Oxygen. Davis, J.C., Landeen, J.M., Levine, R.A.
Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 79, No. 2, February 1987.

“Treatment of Complications of Median Sternotomy.” Presented to the Texas Medical Association and Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons,
May 14, 1987.

“What’s New in Breast Reconstruction – The Role of Muscle and Myocutaneous Flaps? Presented to the Southern Medical Association Annual Meeting, October 31, 1987.

Chest Wall Reconstruction – The Role of Muscle and Myocutaneous Flaps. Presented to the Southern Medical Association Annual Meeting, November 2, 1987.

“Problems in Chest Wall Reconstruction” Presented to Symposium on Problem Wounds and Hyperbaric Oxygen, April 14, 1988, San Antonio, Texas.

“Breast Augmentation” – Presented to Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons- Texas Medical Association, May 12, 1990.

New Instrumentation for Breast Augmentation. Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Vol. 86, No. 4. October 1990.

Definitive Evaluation of Breast Implant. Journal of Plastic and ReconstructiveSurgery, Vol. 87, No. 6. June 1991.

Ultrasound Evaluation of Breast Implant Integrity. Plastic Surgical Forum. Vol. XIII, 97-99.

Ultrasound Evaluation of Breast Implants Presentation. Annual Meeting of American Society of Plastic Surgeons. October 1990.

“Breast Augmentation Update.” Presentation to International College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1990.

Cancer Update 1991 – Breast.” Presentation to the Baptist Memorial Hospital System – San Antonio.

“Lower Breast Hypoplasia.” Presentation to Texas Medical Association May 1991.

Evaluation of Surgical Product Failures. Journal of plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 88, No. 5, Nov. 91

Follow-up report: RTUS for Breast Implants – Reply Journal of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 89, No. 5, May 1992.

“Silicone Implants Following Mastectomy,” Sixth Annual Spring Seminar. American Cancer Society, April 4, 1992.

Evaluation of Breast Implant Integrity by Ultrasonography, Annual Meeting. May 3, 1992. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Report of a Three Year Experience with Ultrasonography” – Presentation May 3, 1992.

Baptist Memorial Hospital, “Melanoma” – Cancer Update 1993. Presentation March 13, 1993.

Surgical Correction of the Eyelid Cheek Interface. Presented to the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, 2000

The Midface Lift and Malar Augmentation. Presented to The Texas Society of Plastic Surgery 2001

Revisiting the T-Z procedure for the Turkey Gobbler neck. Presented to the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery 2002

Facial Aesthetic Procedures. Presented to the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons 2002

Craniofacial Growth in Adults Symposium on Periorbital Surgery, PSEF/American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons 2002

Facial Growth Application to Aesthetic Surgery. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Oct. 2003

Adult Facial Growth: Applications to Aesthetic Surgery
Levine, R., Garza, J., Wang, P., Hurst, L., Dev, V.
Aesthe. Plastic Surgery
July 2003
27: 265-269, 2003

The Effect of Aging on Perioral Structures
Presentation: Perioral Plastic Surgery Symposium. Oct 24, 2003
Sponsor PSEF, ASMS.

Midfacial Enhancement Using the Levine Porex Glove Implant
Presentation; International Society of Aesthetic Surgery 2004

Lipoabdominoplasty
Presentation; Texas Society of Plastic Surgery 2004

Complications of Facial Suspension Sutures
Helling,E., Levine, R.
Aesthetic Surg 27: 155-161 Mar 2007

Awards & Honors

Outstanding Educator Award . Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Thesis Honors-D.D.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dentistry. May 15, 1972

Thesis Honors-M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine. February 1, 1975

Buffalo Surgical Society Prize for Academic Excellence, May 11, 1975

Buffalo Anesthesiology Society Award- Academic Excellance-1975

Physician Recognition Award-American Medical Association 1991-2006

American Society of Plastic Surgery CME Recognition Award 1991-2006

Texas Monthly Magazine, Texas Super Doctor Award

America’s Best Doctors Award

San Antonio Magazine; Best Doctors Award

San Antonia Scene Magazine; Best Doctors Award

America’s Top Plastic Surgeons Award, Consumers Research Council of America

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Richard Levine performs all of his procedures at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio with a board-certified anesthesiologist. Methodist Hospital won the 2006/2007 Consumer Choice Award for the 6th year in a row due for its outstanding quality care. Being an active staff member at Methodist Hospital is important to Dr. Levine so he can assure a high quality of service and convenience to his patients. Dr. Levine also serves as Chairman of Special Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Methodist Hospital. Additionally, he serves on the Surgical Board and Medical Executive Board.
You can visit Methodist Hospital’s website at http://mh.sahealth.com

Society Memberships

Fellow-American College of Surgeons
Fellow-International College of Surgeons
Fellow-American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
International Association for Maxillofacial Surgery
Lipoplasty Society of North America
San Antonio Surgical Society
San Antonio Society of Plastic Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
Bexar County Medical Society
Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
J. Shand Harvin Society of Plastic Surgery

Offices Held

American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Scientific Program Committee-Craniomaxillofacial Surgery 1998
R.U.C. Advisory Committee-1999
Scientific Program Committee-2004
Chair, Craniofacial Panel; Annual Meeting 2004
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Board of Trustees 1999-2003
Membership Committee 1998-2000
Practice Parameters Committee 1998-2000
Constitution and Bylaws Committee 1999-2000

San Antonio Society of Plastic Surgeons
Secretary-Treasurer, 1987-1988
Secretary, 1996-1997
President, 1997-2000

Bexar County Medical Society
Board of Mediators – 1994

Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
Executive Board – 1997-1998

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products

In addition to the many plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Levine offers, his office also has a licensed aesthetician on board to accommodate your skin care needs. We offer complimentary analysis of the health of your skin and helpful interactive advice to maximize the benefit of professional skin care.

As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and plumped up begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, crow's feet or facial creases over the areas where this muscle movement occurs. We also experience an increase in discoloration and loss of proper skin tone and texture.

Our licensed aesthetician has many years experience with improving the look and feel of the face. Please give us a call for an initial consultation at (210) 614-2747.

Skin Care Products:
Obagi®
Restylane®
Radiesse®
Botox®
Sculptura®
La Roche-Posay®
GloMinerals™ Make-up
Vitamedica®

Richard A. Levine MD, DDS, FACS

Suite 316, 4499 Medical Drive,
San Antonio, TX, 78229, US

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