Jana K. Rasmussen MD, FACS

West Palm Beach, FL, US
Jana K. Rasmussen MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

"For a Womans Touch in Plastic Surgery". Our office motto is "An educated patient is a happy patient." We strive to inform you fully of your options, including limitations, potential risks, and anticipated outcome. Our personal and professional commitment is to provide exceptional individualized care that will improve the health and well being of our patients. We accomplish this by providing personalized, affordable excellence in Plastic Surgery.

Practice Specialization

Although Dr. Rasmussen maintains a "general" plastic surgery practice, she has special interests in certain areas of plastic surgery including skin care and facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive, and body contouring.

Our office offers several options to achieve younger, healthier skin, to soften the appearance of fine facial wrinkles and reduce pigmentation irregularities. In-office services include supervised skin care programs, micropeels, MegaPeel Microdermabrasion, collagen and other injectable fillers, and BOTOX injections. More aggressive out-patient services include skin resurfacing techniques such as the pulsed carbon dioxide laser. She also performs other facial cosmetic procedures including facelift, browlift and eyelid surgery.

As a woman, Dr. Rasmussen understands the personal nature of a womans decision to have breast surgery. Whether a woman chooses breast surgery to reduce the discomfort associated with large breasts, implants to better balance the body, breast lifting to restore a more youthful shape, or reconstruction after a mastectomy to aid in her rehabilitation from breast cancer, Dr. Rasmussen utilizes her extensive experience to educate patients and promote realistic expectations.

She also has considerable expertise and experience in the area of body contouring, such as body sculpturing, liposuction and abdominoplasty. Dr. Rasmussen also offers endermologie, a non invasive body contouring treatment patented in Paris, France in 1982. Endermologie goes beyond traditional treatments to sculpt your figure by improving your skins tone and condition, and reducing the dimpling and "orange peel" texture known as cellulite.

By paying close attention to your individual needs, Dr. Rasmussen can ensure natural, personalized results.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1989 to Present
  • American Board of Surgery, 1988 to 1998

Professional Background

Private Practice, 1987 to Present
Specialty Training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1985 to 1987
Yale New Haven Hospital Yale University of School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut
General Surgery Residency & Chief Residency, 1980 to 1985
Waterbury Hospital Health Center, Yale Affiliate Waterbury, Connecticut
Doctor of Medicine, 1979 University of Kansas Medical School Kansas City, Kansas
Bachelor of Arts, 1977 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas Graduation with Distinction
Honor Societies:
Phi Beta Kappa & Phi Kappa Phi

Teaching Appointments

Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 1986-87

McGhan Medicals Facial Aesthetic Advisory Panel, 2000 to Present

Publications and Presentations

Numerous community service presentations on skin wellness, skin cancer awareness and prevention, breast health, breast cancer awareness, breast reconstruction and other topics. Participant, FDA Silicone-Filled Breast Implant Adjunct Clinical Study, 12/92 to Present

Awards & Honors

American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year, 1994/95
Executive Women in Leadership Award, Private Sector, 1997
Athena Award Nominee, 1998, 1999, Finalist 2000
Miami Metro, "The Best Doctors in South Florida Award", 1998
Strathmores Whos Who, Lifetime Member, 1998
Nationwide Registers Whos Who, 1999, 2000, 2001
"Slashing the Gauze Ceiling" Award, 1999, in recognition of "Outstanding Professional Achievement"
Communicator of the Year Award, FMA, 1999
Palm Beach County Medical Society Award for "Doctor of the Year", 2000

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • St. Marys Medical Center
  • North County Surgicenter
  • Kimmel Outpatient Surgical Center

Society Memberships

American Cancer Society Volunteer, 1991 to Present
President, 2002/03
1st Vice President, 1999/00, 2001/02
2nd Vice President, 1997 to 1999
Board of Directors, 1992 to Present
Executive Committee, 1993 to Present
Medical Advisor, 1994 to 1997
Breast Task Force, 1991 to Present
Chair, 1993 to 1995
Nominating Committee, 1999 to Present
Chair, 2000 to Present
Palm Beach County Medical Society, 1988 to Present
Board of Trustees, 1998 to Present
Board of Directors, 1993 to 1999, 2000/01
Board of Censors & Mediation, 1998 to 2001
Past President, 1998/99
President, 1997/98
President Elect, 1996/97
1st Vice President, 1995/96
2nd Vice President, 1994/95
Treasurer, 1993/94
Medicolegal Committee, 1988/99, 1993 to 1995, 2000/01
Chair, 1993/94, 2000/01
Womens Issues Committee, 1992 to Present
Chair, 1992/93, 1998/99
Co-Chair 1996/97
Vice Chair 1999/00
Finance Committee, 1993 to 1995, 1996 to 1999
Membership Committee, 1994 to 1996
Chair, 1995/96
Vice Chair, 1994/95
Managed Care Committee, 1995/96
Florida Medical Association, 1988 to Present
Delegate to annual meeting, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999
Reference Committee I (Health, Education & Public Policy) 1997, 1998, 1999 Chair, 1998
American Medical Association, 1980 to 1996, 1997 to 1999
Palm Beach County Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, 1988 to Present
Vice President, 1992 to Present
Treasurer and Membership Chair, 1991/92
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1989 to Present
President-Elect, 1999/00
Secretary/Membership Chair, 1998/99
Treasurer, 1997/98
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1987 to Present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Candidate, 1994 to 1998
Member, 1998 to Present
American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1993 to Present
Association of Women Surgeons, 1992 to Present
Lipoplasty Society of North America, 1991 to Present
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, 1995 to Present
CHPA District #9 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
IPA Member, 1994 to Present
Steering Committee, 1993
Board of Directors, 1994 to 1998
President, 1994 to 1996
Vice President/Secretary, 1994
Insurance Committee, 1994 to 1996
Appointment by Governor to the CHPA District #9 Florida Physicians Input Panel, 1995 to 1997
Reappointment, 1997 to 1999
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery, 1992 to 1997
Surgical Q & A Committee, 1992 to 1996, Chair, 1993
OR Committee, 1992 to 1996
Utilization Review Committee, 1990/91
Physicians Input Panel, IHS Breast Center 1995 to 1998
Florida Breast Cancer Coalition, Advisory Board, 2002-2004
Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation Medical Advisory Committee, 1999 to Present
Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Member, 1993 to Present

Your Consultation

During your first visit with Dr. Rasmussen, she will evaluate your complaint or medical problem, review your medical history, examine the appropriate body area, discuss the diagnosis, and recommend options for treatment. The goals, anticipated outcome, limitations, and potential risks will also be discussed. Generally, no definitive treatment is performed during this consult, but it is a time to provide information and answer any questions you may have. A loved one is encouraged to be present. If surgical treatment is decided upon, scheduling of surgery will be arranged and preoperative instructions will be given. If you are seeing Dr. Rasmussen for a cosmetic consultation, you may view educational video tapes during your visit. She does not expect you to schedule surgery at the time of the consult; rather she prefers that you take time to consider your options and then return for a second visit, should you decide to proceed with surgery. Second opinions are encouraged to allow you to make the decision thats right for you.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • St. Marys Medical Center
  • North County Surgicenter
  • Kimmel Outpatient Surgical Center

Skin Care Products

M.D. Forte
An Alpha Hydroxy Acid Skin Care System
Jan Marini Skin Research
A Vitamin C and Antioxidant Skin Care Program
CosMedix Mineral Treatments
A Natural Color Cosmetic, Waterproof Powder with SPF 20 in a unique Tube Application System for use as Foundation or Blush
Lip Ink International
A New Alternative to Lipstick, Lip Color with the Staying Power of Ink

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

Cash, Check, Credit-Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), Financing Available

Jana K. Rasmussen MD, FACS

1717 N. Flager Drive, Suite 1,
West Palm Beach, FL, 33407, US

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