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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 www.plasticsurgery.org or www.abfprs.org 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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How Is The PRP Hair Restoration Procedure Performed?

A small amount of blood (10mL- about a tablespoon) is drawn in our office just like a routine blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge which will separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the other blood components which are not utilized. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. An additional technique uses Microneedling or a Profractional laser to make microscopic entry points in the skin of the scalp. PRP is then injected into the scalp. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and the patient may drive themselves home. Early studies suggest that the procedure be repeated every three to six months for best results.





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PRP in the field of hair restoration is in its early stages and although no long term studies have been performed as it relates to its effectiveness, there is substantial evidence that PRP is a promising treatment option for hair growth. Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. The kits used to make the PRP are FDA approved. The kits are sterile and isolate the PRP in a very effective way.





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How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) in human blood contains many growth factors that stimulate stem cells which have the ability to stimulate new cell and tissue growth and regeneration as well as tissue healing in the environment or location that the PRP is placed. Multiple medical publications over the past two decades confirm the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP has been used with great success over the past 20 years in the fields of plastic surgery, reconstructive and wound healing treatments, oral surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics.





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PRP as it relates to hair growth is an exciting new non-surgical option for patients who may benefit from stimulation of hair growth and preventing further loss. PRP hair restoration does not re-grow hair but uses your own blood products to increase hair thickness and stimulates existing hair follicles to grow and is best applied to small areas of thinning hair, receding hairlines, and loss of hair volume. PRP is not meant to replace FDA approved medications to prevent hair loss but may be used in addition to these medications or may be an option for those who wish to not take medications or have side effects from these medications. PRP will complement the effects of minoxidil and DHT blockers. PRP hair restoration is also a great option for those who are not candidates for surgery or who want to delay formal hair transplant surgery. PRP can also be used after Neograft hair transplant to improve graft survival and speed of growth as well as to help prevent ongoing hair loss.





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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the body’s natural healing elixir and acts as a natural fertilizer that stimulates stem cells to grow and repair aged and damaged tissue. Platelet-rich plasma(PRP) therapy can be a proactive treatment for patients experiencing thinning hair or as an adjunct to hair transplant procedures. PRP has been utilized for years as a way to stimulate growth of new cells in a variety of applications. PRP has recently received a great deal of press as it relates to treatments to restore youthful appearance to your skin. For example, Des Moines Plastic Surgery uses PRP with lasers and microneedling to expedite healing and for anti-aging and improvement in skin texture and tone.




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A tummy tuck can address both the upper and lower abdomen. It’s important to note that tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for conventional weight loss. The best candidates will already be in good health and physical shape before electing surgery.




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The goal of tummy tuck surgery is to redefine and reshape the abdomen through the removal of excess skin and fat and tightening of abdomen muscles.

You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have:

Localized fat deposits around your midsection
Excess or hanging skin around your abdomen
Stretched or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)




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A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:

Aging
Heredity
Pregnancy
Prior surgery
Significant fluctuations in weight





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A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.



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In 2019, the Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure was the 5th most performed cosmetic surgical procedure performed on females in the US.
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Dr. Robbins is Iowa’s only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon and each year performs 5x more breast augmentation procedures than the national average.

We offer complimentary consultations where you can meet with Dr. Robbins and the Des Moines Plastic Surgery team. Consults involve learning more about the procedure you’re interested in, determining if you’re a candidate, and going over results and expectations.

Learn more about our award-winning practice by visiting our website and schedule consults conveniently online.




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Consultation: the first step.

Many women start their surgical journey by talking to a friend or a relative who has already had a breast augmentation. While these are all good places to start, your most valuable resource is a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon.

A consultation doesn’t take long, and with an expert’s opinion, you’ll be better able to understand the benefits, risks, and discover which implant options are best for you and your body.




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What LOOK can Natrelle® implants give you?
Your surgeon can help you choose the best option based on your needs, wants, unique body structure, and more. Natrelle INSPIRA® Breast Implants are designed for a full look—especially at the top. Keep in mind that choosing the right implant for you is more than just deciding on size.





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Should you request a certain bra size?

Believe it or not - no!

Surgeons talk size and projection when it comes to selecting implants. Breast implant size is actually measured in cubic centimeters (cc), not by bra cup size. The larger the implant, the higher the number of cc.

Projection refers to the side profile or the distance that the implant projects from your body.

The amount of volume (cc) and the degree of projection you and your surgeon select will depend on your body type and the shape and fullness you want.





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What does GUMMY feel like?

All Natrelle INSPIRA Breast implants are soft, with varying levels of gel squishiness. When you go gummy, you don’t have to sacrifice implant softness. The best way to determine softness is to feel each implant during your consultation.





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What does GUMMY mean?

Gummy describes the consistency of silicone gel in Natrelle INSPIRA Breast Implants.

This gummy-like gel sticks together and has a tendency to hold its shape.

Each implant in the INSPIRA collection has a different level of cohesivity, or what surgeons refer to as gumminess.




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