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Meet Dr. Rau

Aesthetics-Trained Plastic Surgeon

Get to Know Dr. Rau

Dr. Rau is a 1st generation American who immigrated to Virginia from Germany as a child. She grew up in a bilingual household, keeping her roots close to home. After traveling around the country and to Europe for medical training and residencies, she returned to Colorado, the home of her plastic surgery residency. She currently lives with her husband and two young sons in Denver. In her free time, she stays active with skiing, hiking, camping, and rollerblading. She also loves to craft projects and cook with her sons.

Dr. Rau’s roles as a physician and mother are equally defining. She had both of her children during training, so she knows first-hand the difficulties of being a busy working mom. She brings this understanding and compassion to her patients with a commitment to great results and a positive impact from cosmetic surgery.


After receiving her undergraduate in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, Dr. Rau graduated from Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 2011. Returning to Europe for medical school gave her the opportunity to be closer to her family in Germany and travel. After medical school, she completed her residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Colorado. 

She completed her advanced training in plastic surgery with an ASAPS-endorsed aesthetic fellowship under the direction of Dr. Luis Rios, Jr., in McAllen, TX. Here she received focused training on aesthetic face, breast, and body surgery as well as non-surgical interventions that are utilized in top aesthetic practices globally. As an aesthetic fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, she brings the highest level of expertise to her practice, ensuring that all of her patients receive the best possible care. 

"talented surgeon and a wonderful person"

She [Dr. Rau] is an exceptional physician, a competent and talented surgeon and a wonderful person. If you or someone you know is in the Denver area and is looking for a plastic surgeon, I highly recommend her!

-Tori A.

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While at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr. Rau earned the Dr. Jim Mahon Medal of Medicine for the highest score in the written, oral, and practical medical examinations at the completion of medical school. After transitioning to the University of Colorado during her third year of General Surgery residency, Dr. Rau was nominated by her peers to join the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During her final two years in the General Surgery residency program, she was appointed Administrative Chief for the general surgery residency program.

Dr. Rau’s service and humanitarian efforts have extended to Guatemala where she traveled with a group of pediatric general surgeons and plastic surgeons during her training. Their team treated children with various surgical ailments. Dr. Rau hopes to continue her work by professionally supporting similar organizations in the future.

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Procedures Offered at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery