Name: Rim Marcinkus, MD, PhD, D.Sc.
Hometown: Lithuania, currently resides in Palm Springs, Calif. For the past 20 years
Occupation: Plastic Surgeon
In Europe, Dr. Rim Marcinkus was a cardiac surgeon, as are his father and brother. After a while, he aspired to take a different path with more creativity. The field of plastic surgery greatly appealed to him and he became one of the first plastic surgeons in his country, Lithuania.
Dr. Marcinkus received his Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Science (the highest degree of in Europe) in Surgery and doctoral degree in scientific research at Vilnius University in Lithuania. He then completed his residency and fellowships in plastic and reconstructive surgery in Las Vegas, Michigan and Los Angeles for U.S. licensing. He regularly attends conferences for several different associations to stay abreast of current changes and education in the field.
“I enjoy making people feel beautiful from the inside out,” said the plastic surgeon, “If it bothers you, fix it.” He advised that patients should not be afraid to consult with an educated surgeon about plastic surgery. Additionally, he said, “Las Vegas, in my opinion, is looking for a new innovative and educated surgeon to bring, not only general plastic surgery, but a European approach for a natural look.”
The plastic surgeon has specializes in breast enhancement procedures, body sculpting, Eurolift mid-facelift, which is a mid-facelift under local anesthesia with little or no downtime, and hair transplantation. He also has a special interest in nonsurgical techniques for facial and body rejuvenation. He stated, “Many nonsurgical treatments from the newest technology are performed with lasers, and are remarkably going hand-in-hand with what I can do surgically.” Using such procedures for nonsurgical plastic surgery leaves the patient with excellent results and minimal maintenance.
At Desert Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Marcinkus boasts his practice as the “Home of the Eurolift.” Other specialized procedures include FDA-approved silicone “gummy bear” implants, saline implants, ultrasonic liposuction and full-body lifts after weight loss surgery. He also offers nonsurgical skin tightening, dermal fillers and Botox. Inpatient procedures are performed at his in-office surgical suite, allowing the surgeon to attend to his patients’ needs throughout their treatment.
His passion for the field carries on beyond the office. Dr. Marcinkus has authored multiple articles in experimental and clinical surgery journals in addition to two medical manuscripts. He also holds one registered patent and is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons and numerous other European medical societies.
Outside of the office, Dr. Marcinkus likes to spend time with his family. Both of his children are aspiring to be doctors; his daughter is entering into premedical school and his son, who is beginning college, would also like to be a plastic surgeon. He frequently travels to Europe to visit family and attend events that honor the hospital where his father was chief of staff. He likes contributing to any charity helping children.
Office contact information
Desert Plastic Surgery Center, Home of the Eurolift
Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and Europe
72301 Country Club Dr. Suite 106
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270