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Medical Staff

Tricia A. – PA-C

Tricia ArasonTricia graduated from Des Moines University in 2008 with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. As Dr. Robbins Physician Assistant, she practices alongside and as an extension of him to provide the highest level of care to our patients. She assists with feminine rejuvenation procedures and received Thermi-O Certification after training with world renowned aesthetic urogynecologist, Dr. Red Alinsod. Tricia has over 9 years of surgical experience. She see patients for injectables, including Botox Cosmetic, wrinkle fillers, and platelet rich plasma (PRP)!. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Sarah H. – RN, BSN

Sarah H.Sarah graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, NE. She carries additional cardiac certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS. Sarah brings 4 years of medical and surgical experience along with 8 years of preoperative and recovery room experience. She will be educating patients during consultations, pre-op visits, assisting in the operating room and procedures as well as having follow up visits with patients.

When Sarah isn’t at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ you will see her enjoying time with her children, exercising from running to hiking and listening to live music. Sarah is excited to be a part of Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and will strive to make her patient’s visits a positive and rewarding experience.

Marie M. – RN, BSN

Rhea MelhusMarie is originally from Northwest Iowa and has been a nurse for almost 10 years. She graduated from Mercy College of Health Sciences. Marie has extensive experience across an array of nursing disciplines, which include plastic surgery, labor and delivery, as well as the field of orthopedic surgery. In addition to her degrees as a Registered Nurse (RN) and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and ACLS and BLS certifications. Marie has an immense amount of professional and personal pride in helping clients find medical solutions that best meets their wants and needs, while also making them as comfortable as possible in both clinical and surgical environments. Outside of work you will find Marie running my two beautiful children all over town to various activities. In those rare occasions when I find myself with a bit of free time, I enjoy running, sitting down with a good book and trying my hand in the kitchen.

Amy D. – RN

Amy DAmy graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1992. She has attended the University of Northern Iowa and expanded her nursing experience to include skin care, by graduating from the Aveda Institute of Des Moines specializing in Aesthetics. Amy has provided direct care, emergent care, surgical care and health education to all ages. Additionally, Amy has worked as an aesthetician learning the principles of client management, skin care and sales expertise. Amy is devoted to applying scientific principles within the nursing process to enhance overall health and well-being in the cosmetic practice at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. She is focused on providing exceptional care to patients from start to finish.

In her free time she enjoys watching her two boys play hockey and speeding time with friends! She maintains ACLS certification in addition to her current nursing and aesthetic licenses.

Mindy M. – MSN, CRNA

MindyMMindy is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with 13 years of anesthesia experience in the Des Moines area. She started her nursing career in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics. Since completion of her master’s in Nursing at the University of Iowa, she has provided anesthetic services for a wide variety of surgical cases and patient populations. She has administered quality anesthesia to the patrons of Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ since the doors first opened in 2006. Mindy has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

As an anesthesia business owner, she divides her time between Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and several small rural facilities throughout Iowa. She resides in Ankeny and enjoys raising her two children. On a professional level, she was the past president of the Iowa Associations of Nurse Anesthetists and is currently active in her state and national organizations.

Tiffany L. – RN, BSN

TiffanyLTiffany has 14 years nursing experience. She has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life support (BLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). At Des Moines Plastic surgery Tiffany works in the operating room assisting Dr. Robbins in surgery’s and in the recovery room taking care of and monitoring patients after surgery. When Tiffany is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating and shopping.

Ann H. – RN, BSN

AnnHAnn graduated from Grandview College in 1991 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in the hospital and surgical settings since graduation. Ann has a wide range of clinical skills in the surgery setting from pre-op, operating room, and recovery of post operative patients. She enjoys helping people through their surgery and recovery experience at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Ann has a certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

She lives in Windsor Heights with her husband and two very active and beautiful daughters. She looks forward to helping you through your surgical experience.

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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:

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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