We found 16 plastic surgeons near Clive, IA.

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Samuel M. Maurice M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Address: 1601 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325
Clinical Interests: vascular malformations, butt lift with augmentation, cleft lip and palate repair ... (Read more)
Dr. John G. Ganske M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4.74 Average rating 4.74 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Clinical Interests: vascular malformations, laser resurfacing, butt lift with augmentation ... (Read more)
Dr. Lester James Yen M.D.
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
3.1 Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 5950 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Clinical Interests: eyelid surgery, ear reconstruction, breast reconstruction ... (Read more)
Michael Carlisle MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1601 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325
Clinical Interests: laser resurfacing, butt lift with augmentation, skin cancer ... (Read more)
"I had a tummy tuck and breast surgery from Dr. Carlisle. I was SUPER impressed. When my girlfriend recommended him, I looked him up and was SUPER impressed. When I met him, I was SUPER impressed. He spent time explaining things to me, helping me make decisions, and really cared about my outcome. It was obvious that he likes to make patients happy. You never really "know" who is the right surgeon, but I felt comfortable with him. His experience, results, and confidence were relieving. When I recovered from my surgery, I was SUPER impressed. Very happy with my results and just what I had expected after our first appointment. Dr. Carlisle rocks!! And so does his office staff! Totally recommend him."
June 18, 2016
Dr. Mark A. Reece M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 5950 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Clinical Interests: eyelid surgery, ear reconstruction, craniofacial reconstruction ... (Read more)
Dr. Konstantinos P. Lekkas M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Address: 5950 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Clinical Interests: urologic surgery, vascular malformations, laser resurfacing ... (Read more)
Dr. Timothy Miles Schurman M.D.
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Address: 5950 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Clinical Interests: vascular malformations, skin cancer, tattoo removal ... (Read more)
Brooke Herman PA
Specializes in Family Medicine, Plastic Surgery
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1601 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325
Sonya J. Mack PA-C
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Address: 1601 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325
Clinical Interests: craniofacial surgery
Cody A. Koch PHD, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4.86 Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 4855 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265
David Lawrence Robbins D.D.S., M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2.68 Average rating 2.68 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 5901 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Clinical Interests: eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, injectable fillers ... (Read more)
Lee Abramsohn D.O.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Address: 2425 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Suzanne Michelle Kuhnen D.O.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Address: 4949 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Brenton B. Koch MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4.64 Average rating 4.64 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 4855 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Douglas Scott Parks M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3.75 Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 6000 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Jeffrey S. Carithers MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
4.38 Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 535 40th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words 'plastic surgeon,' you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as 'aesthetic' or 'cosmetic' surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called 'reconstructive surgery.' Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).
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