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Meet Dr. David Robbins - Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon Iowa Dr. David Robbins Dr. Robbins selected Des Moines because at the core of this community he found a mirror image of his own personal values. Values like honesty, integrity, respect, loyalty, friendship and being down to earth. “These characteristics are very important when choosing a plastic surgeon,” says Dr. Robbins, “and they are the foundation of my practice that the people of Des Moines deserve and have come to expect.”

For over 5 years in a row Des Moines Plastic Surgery has been voted as Cityview’s #1 Best Local Place for Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery. We value our customers and their experience at our facility. We also have been voted #1 Best Local Place for Skin Care in 2016, 2017, and 2018. We won under the company name Coachlight Clinic & Spa in 2018. Des Moines Plastic Surgery has also been given the 2017 Aesthetic Everything Diamond Award of Best Mid America Plastic Surgeon and Best Skin Care in America.

Des Moines Plastic Surgery is a member of the elite Allergan Black Diamond Partnership Program. The members are among the top 1% of plastic surgeons in the United States. Dr. Robbins is a leader in this Allergan community through his time serving as a national speaker on multiple platforms. This program honors distinguished physicians in cosmetic surgery for demonstrating expertise and excellence through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures such as breast implants, Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm® wrinkle fillers, and Latisse®.

Dr. Robbins took part in the 2015 Medical Aesthetics Advisory Board for Allergan Medical Aesthetics. The board will serve to provide leadership in partnering for the future of aesthetics and focus on future innovations in products, programs and resources.

He also was among 175 surgeons across the U.S. selected as a consultant for Allergan (manufacturer of breast implants, Botox, fillers, Coolsculpting) to attend the Plastic and Regenerative Medicine Advisory Board held in Denver, CO on June 3, 2017. The meeting was designed to bring together the busiest plastic surgeons in the US to discuss future growth of the industry, new products and procedures, marketing strategies in collaboration with Allergan.

Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s ONLY quadruple board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Robbins believes not only experience but education are important for a successful medical practice. He is board certified by:

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Board of Laser Surgery

Go to or to learn more about board certification. It is important to understand what each board certification means and the validity of each of them. Not all plastic surgeons are board certified and not all plastic surgeons are board certified by the necessary boards that are relevant to their specialty or overall medical practice.

Dr. Robbins graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical center with a medical degree and continued at UNMC for his surgical training. He then completed plastic surgery training at the University of Kentucky.

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Facial Plastic Surgery  American Society of Plastic Surgeons The American Board of Laser Surgery

Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ specializes exclusively in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Robbins offers all of the latest procedures as well as the newest technology in lasers and many other non-surgical options. Coachlight Clinic & Spa offers a complete list of services including laser treatments reducing signs of aging, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, facial veins, as well as nonsurgical fat reduction and skin tightening treatments like  CoolSculpting, Exilis and EMSCULPT. They also offer wrinkle fillers, permanent makeup, HydraFacial, reduce underarm sweat, microdermabrasion, peels, facials and many more services.

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