We found 4 facial plastic surgeons who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. Marissa Morningstar M Morningstar Jaggars, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum practices facial plastic surgery in Saint Louis, MO. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Tenenbaum is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tenenbaum at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tenenbaum honors. She has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jeonhwan Chi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. John Chi is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chi's areas of expertise consist of cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald W Buck II, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6g
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Donald Buck works as a facial plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Buck's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Buck trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Buck is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received distinctions including Medical Executive Committee Christian Hospital; Tracking Operations & Outcomes for Plastic Surgery (TOPS); and Steering Committee.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Nussenbaum, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Otolaryngology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11a
Saint Louis, MO

Dr. Brian Nussenbaum is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, oncology (cancer care), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of clinical interest consist of salivary gland problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Nussenbaum is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Nussenbaum's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Nussenbaum average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Salivary Gland Problems, Head and ... (Read more)

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What is Facial Plastic Surgery?

Facial plastic surgeons are physicians who provide surgical or medical treatment to change the appearance of the face, head, or neck. We communicate a great deal through tiny, natural movements of the face, so the work of a facial plastic surgeon requires an unusually high level of skill.

Facial plastic surgeons provide a number of treatment options, such as:
  • Cosmetic surgery, intended to enhance the appearance. These procedures are usually considered elective, although they can be psychologically very important to patients. Cosmetic procedures seek to increase physical beauty, and can include facelifts, liposuction, and nose jobs.
  • Reconstructive surgery, to correct the appearance. Often these procedures are considered medically necessary and treat patients who are experiencing negative effects due to an aspect of their appearance. Procedures that can be considered reconstructive may include the removal of birthmarks and scars, repairs after serious accidents, and the correction of problems such as cleft palate.
  • Medical treatments that do not involve surgery. This category of procedures includes Botox, wrinkle treatments, injectable fillers, or medical skin products.

Facial plastic surgeons may have trained as plastic surgeons first, but most physicians who specialize in facial plastic surgery actually begin as otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat doctors. A large part of the training that all otolaryngologists receive in medical school involves surgery on the face, and facial plastic surgery is considered the largest subspecialty of otolaryngology.

The field of facial plastic surgery is changing rapidly, with new advances in the past few years, such as laser therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and microsurgery. Facial plastic surgeons are able to use this knowledge to help you feel confident about the face you present to the world.
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