Benjamin A. Van Raalte MD
About the Practice
Our mission is to help people look and feel better about themselves.
Our vision is to be recognized and respected as one of the finest cosmetic surgical facilities and medical spas in the Midwest.
Our values as a cosmetic surgery based business that offers medical-grade treatments are as follows: Quality, Ethics and Compassion.
Your privacy is protected with Iowa Plastic Surgery. Cosmetic surgery procedures are vastly growing in popularity; however, we understand that it is important to maintain sensitivity to our patients' privacy. Rest assured that you will always receive confidential and professional care with us. Our new facility was designed with confidentiality/your protection in mind.
Dr. Van Raalte has special expertise in a wide variety of newer facelift techniques, including the suture and Endotine mid-face lifts with small, hidden incisions, and facelifts with elevation of the sagging deep tissues for a relaxed, younger, and refreshed look. We offer external ultrasound after liposuction treatments. Our practice also performs a considerable number of abdominoplasties, or tummy tucks, including mini, full, and belt lipectomies. Dr. Van Raalte also performs cosmetic rhinoplasties (nose surgery) referred by other physicians.
We have expertise in round, high profile, anatomic or shaped implants, gel and expandable breast implants. Dr. Van Raalte is one of the few surgeons with extensive experience placing both round and shaped implants through axillary or armpit incisions. The armpit incision can be very small and usually fades to a line that is difficult to perceive. We also place implants through an incision in the nipple or under the breast. We use different implants and incisions for each patient, using our skill and techniques to fit your needs.
Background & Certification
Dr. Van Raalte is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Van Raalte is the most experienced board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Quad Cities, with over 24 years of cosmetic surgery experience. He is the first surgeon in the Quad Cities to become a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte's medical training was done at the University of Wisconsin, finishing in 1982. He then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois and Cook County Hospital in 1987, and completed his plastic surgery residency at Indiana University in 1989.
Affiliations & Memberships
President, Iowa Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2002-2006
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
Iowa and Scott County Medical Societies
American Medical Association
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Staff & Facilities
Our office operating room is spacious and designed with safety to meet nationally recognized standards. It is fully equipped, luxurious, and private. Our nurses specialize in plastic surgery. We are approved by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, which sets the standards for quality in health care.
For your postoperative recovery, we are staffed to provide extraordinary patient care in our on-site recovery area while you are with us after the completion of your procedure. There, you will be able to rest and relax until you are ready to go home the same day. Hotel arrangements can also be made for stays in the area.
Skin Care Products
The Laser Center
Iowa Plastic Surgery has a laser center which allows us to provide the latest non-invasive treatments with different light and laser techniques. Many treatments offer no downtime and immediate results.
The Ponds Medical Spa
Our office has its own fully equipped medical spa that is staffed with two licensed aestheticians. We provide a relaxing and tranquil environment to meet your skin care needs. We offer a variety of medical grade skin care products and services that allows you to be pampered.
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