Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe, a.k.a Dr. Roxy, is an innovative plastic surgeon who has transformed the lives of thousands of women. She is the founder of ROXY Plastic Surgery, a one-of-a-kind practice based in Ohio that offers surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
One of the main reasons Dr. Roxy says she chose plastic surgery in medical school is because it was the only field where she could put her creativity to work. However, she says she quickly realized the sterile and plain environment typically found in hospitals was not where she wanted to work. So, in 2012, she founded ROXY Plastic Surgery, a practice where women can feel empowered in having the body they’ve always wanted.
“ROXY Plastic Surgery is a unique practice that was imagined to be an accepting environment where women can come and feel supported by other women,” Dr. Roxy says. “We have our own surgery center for individualized, private care in a boutique environment. Since a lot of our patients are out of the state and even out of the country, we offer virtual consults and follow-ups. Each patient gets to stay in our gorgeous Recovery House, where we, ROXY girls, take care of them.”
When it comes to what she loves most about her job, Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe says it’s having the ability to change the lives of so many women.
“People tend to judge those who undergo an elective procedure as vain or superficial. What they fail to understand is how much psychology goes into plastic surgery. At ROXY Plastic Surgery, we are able to empower women to become their best selves by increasing their confidence with an improved body. Women who have confidence and love themselves are more likely to seek more for their lives and not settle on their past mistakes or their current situation. That is the true sense of plastic surgery,” Dr. Roxy says.
In addition to the surgeries she performs during her workday, Dr. Roxy says she also takes time to motivate other young women to follow in her footsteps.
“Whether you want to become a plastic surgeon or something else, you need to remember three things,” says Dr. Roxy. “First, always think outside the box. You don’t have to do things the way they have always been done. Then, keep in mind that you can do anything as long as you work harder than anybody else for it. Last but not least, remember to live life to the fullest while you work hard. Make time for the fun stuff and your friends and family,” Dr. Roxy says.
For more inspiring advice, follow Dr. Roxy on Instagram. She posts motivational content and transformation photos of her patients. Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe (Dr. Roxy) says she also uses her social media to teach people more about plastic surgery. Sometimes, even sharing live footage from the OR!