Dr. Rudy Coscia
Meet Dr. Rudy Coscia
Dr. Coscia began practicing at The Plastic Surgery Center in 2012 as a cosmetic fellow.  He quickly earned the respect and praise of the senior surgeons and was asked to join the group in 2013.  Dr. Coscia has developed a reputation of having superb surgical skills and a wonderful demeanor.  Dr. Coscia is also board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.  In addition, he is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The California Society of Plastic Surgeons.Dr. Coscia received his medical degree in his hometown of Memphis at the University of Tennessee.  There he had the unique opportunity to work in the trauma department as a future tech.  The experience of caring for trauma patients and working to correct severe traumatic facial injuries sparked his initial interest in plastic surgery.  Visualizing the problem and working to obtain the desired results was exciting and rewarding.  During medical school, he was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, an honor reserved for the top students.Dr. Coscia was drawn to Northern California by the beautiful weather and vast array of outdoor activities.  Here he completed his surgical training at the University of California Davis Medical Center where he worked under Dr. Thomas Stevenson, a nationally recognized leader in plastic surgery.  Upon completing his residency, Dr. Coscia served as the fellow for The Plastic Surgery Center under the direction of six board certified plastic surgeons.  During this fellowship year, he acquired tremendous experience performing facelifts, rhinoplasties, breast augmentations and breast lifts, and abdominoplasties.  Dr. Coscia has a special interest in facial plastic surgery but appreciates the broad scope of plastic surgery both cosmetic and reconstructive.Dr. Coscia is a published author of articles appearing in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.  He has presented his research at meetings such as the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeons.  He is a candidate member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.He now has made Sacramento his home but enjoys traveling and visiting his family.  Backpacking and skiing are two of his favorite pastimes.  He also loves music and often sings at his church in Rocklin.  He feels blessed to live in an area with so much to offer and privileged to be part of a practice with such a long and respected reputation.
My Team


California Physicians and Surgeons                                                                                2008-Current



Alpha Omega Alpha Membership                                                                                   2006

The Science and Technology Outstanding Student                                                    2003

Smith Glynn Calloway Medical Scholarship                                                                   2001-2002

The National Dean’s List of College Students                                                              1999-2003



Suture instructor for Regional Trauma Center in Memphis                                       2004-2007

Student director for medical missions trip to Honduras                                             2002

Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House                                                                           2003-2005

Camp counselor for abused/neglected foster children                                               June 2002-04, 2006

Elementary math tutor for underserved children                                                        2002-2003



American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons                                                          2012

Prevention of Earlobe Deformity in Face-lifting


California Society of Plastic Surgeons                                                                            2011

                Mondor’s Thrombophlebitis Thirteen Years after Breast Augmentation



Primary author/Mentor:  Dr. Thomas Stevenson – Prevention of Earlobe Deformity in Face-lifting

                Discussed technical modifications to earlobe inset during rhytidectomy procedures to allow for a more natural appearing earlobe/cheek junction.

Primary author/Mentor:  Dr. Jesus Garcia – Mondor’s Thrombophlebitis Thirteen Years after Breast Augmentation

                Evaluated and managed a patient who presented many years after breast augmentation with Mondor’s thrombophlebitis.  Research performed and case report written discussing the importance of a focused work up in these cases to rule out underlying pathology.

Primary author/Mentor:  Dr. Michael Wong – Aesthetic Evaluation of Body Contouring Procedures in Massive Weight Loss Patients

               Currently collecting and analyzing photos of patients who have undergone procedures including:   infraumbilical panniculectomy, supraumbilical panniculectomy, and lower body lifts.  These standardized  photos are then analyzed by a panel of medical personnel and scored in multiple areas.  This is then translated into an aesthetic satisfaction score that the patient can use to estimate their satisfaction post operatively with various procedures.

Co-author/Mentor:  Dr. Granger Wong – Primary Breast Lymphoma in Breast Implant Capsule after Elective Augmentation

               In process for submission to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Case presentation of breast ALCL after    elective augmentation with review of current FDA data and treatment recommendations.

Research lab assistant for Dr. Timothy Fabian                                                              2006

Division of Trauma Surgery at the University of Tennessee

                Worked in the trauma research lab on an ongoing project which studied rapamycin-coated PTFE grafts using a porcine model to evaluate for post operative infection.  Personally assisted in data collection and the surgical placement and harvest of grafts.



Coscia J, Huang A, Stevenson T.  Prevention of Earlobe Deformity in Face-lifting.  Annals Plast Surg


Coscia J, Lance S, Wong M, Garcia J.  Mondor’s Thrombophlebitis Thirteen Years after Breast       Augmentation.  Annals Plast Surg 2012;68:336-337.


Professional Societies

Candidate Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons                                        2010 – Current

Candidate Member California Society of Plastic Surgeons                                        2010 – Current


Hobbies/Outside Interests

Backpacking, Skiing, Wakeboarding, Scuba diving

Accomplished vocalist – participated in many vocal competitions; won first place in national

vocal competition, 1999
Joseph (Rudy) Coscia, MDEducationAesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship                                                                              2012-2013The Plastic Surgery Center, Sacramento, CA Plastic Surgery Residency                                                                                                 2010-2012University of California Davis Health System General Surgery Residency                                                                                               2007-2010University of California Davis Health System Medical School                                                                                                                    2003-2007University of Tennessee Health Science CenterGraduated top 10% of class Undergraduate Training                                                                                                    1999-2003Evangel University, Springfield, MOBachelor of Sciences in Biology, graduate summa cum laude