David A. Caplin MD

St. Louis, MO, US
David A. Caplin MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Plastic surgery is as much an art as it is a science. Every patient is different and has unique expectations. The one thing all patients have in common is a desire to receive highly professional care in a friendly environment with staff dedicated to providing impeccable service. That is exactly what we strive to offer our patients. Our goal is to carefully evaluate every patient and help them make informed decisions about their care. If you are a candidate for surgery (or non-surgical treatment) it will be provided with a dedication to safety and effectiveness. Almost every patient we see is referred to us by one of our patients or a physician. We are so pleased that you have chosen our office and will do everything possible to make the time you spend with us enjoyable and to assure you achieve the results you desire.

Practice Specialization

FACELIFT, NECKLIFT, EYELID SURGERY, FAT GRAFTING, BREAST AUGMENTATION, BREAST REDUCTION/LIFT, IMPLANT EXCHANGE, LIPOSUCTION, ABDOMINAL WALL RECONSTRUCTION (TUMMY TUCK), SMART LIPO, COOLSCULPT

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1981

Professional Background

Fellowship
7/78 – 6/80
Barnes Hospital at Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

Plastic Surgery
Residency
7/76 – 7/78
Jewish Hospital at Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

General Surgery
Internship
7/75 – 6/76
Jewish Hospital at Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri

General Surgery
Doctor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
8/71 – 6/75
Cincinnati, Ohio

Undergraduate Degree
8/67 – 6/71
Kenyon College - Gambier, Ohio
BA with Honors in Biology

Teaching Appointments

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC SURGERY, WASHINGTON
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 7/80 - PRESENT

Publications and Presentations

-Mentor Memory Gel Breast Implants: Final Safety and Efficacy Results after 10 Years of Follow-up., pending publication

-High Patient and Investigator Satisfaction Rates for Breast Augmentation with Contour Profile Gel Breast Implants., pending publication

-Indications for the Use of Memory Shape Breast Implants in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery: Long-term Clinical Outcomes of Shaped Versus Round Silicone Breast Implants, Volume 134, Number 3S, pages 27-37. Caplin, David A., M.D. September 2014

-Mentor Contour Profile Gel Implants: Clinical Outcomes at 6 years,
Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Volume 129, Issue 6, pages 1223-1444, Caplin, David A., M.D., June 2012

-Rejuvenation of the Aging Neck: Current Principles, Techniques, and New Modifications. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 589-601, Caplin, David A., M.D.; Perlyn, Chad M.D., Ph.D., November 2009

-Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel release: A Review of 753 cases in 486 patients.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 117, Issue 1, Pages 177-185,
Schmelzer, Rodney E., M.D.; Della Rocca, Gregory J., M.D., Ph.D.; Caplin, David A. M.D., January 2006

-Modifications in Rejuvenation of the Aging Neck,
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 77-86, Caplin, David A., M.D.; Prendiville, Steven, M.D., February 2002

-Salvage of TRAM Flaps with Compromised Venous Outflow.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 2, Pages 400-401,
C.W.S., August 2000

Awards & Honors

2013 VISIONARY AWARD – GATEWAY TO HOPE
2010 CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD – MO. STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
GEORGIA FRONTIERE COMMUNITY QUARTERBACK AWARD WINNER
TOP DOCTORS, BEST DOCTORS IN ST. LOUIS, BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA
TECHNION AWARD
AMERICA’S TOP SURGEONS

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

MISSOURI BAPTIST HOSPITAL, ST. LOUIS MO.
BARNES-WEST HOSPITAL, ST. LOUIS, MO.
ST. LOUIS SURGICAL CENTER, ST. LOUIS MO.

Society Memberships

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA MEDICAL HONOR SOCIETY, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, MISSOURI STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY, ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN MEDICAL SOCIETY, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, ST LOUIS AREA SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, AESTHETIC SURGERY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION, AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR LASER MEDICINE AND SURGERY

Offices Held

GATEWAY TO HOPE PROGRAM – CO-FOUNDER AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR – 2005 PRESENT

Your Consultation

Contact us for a Consultation at 314-485-4965

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products

OBAGI, SKIN MEDICA, JANE IREDALE, ALTA, BLINC, LASTISSE, PEELS, LASERS, MICRODERMABRASION, DERMAPLANING, LASER HAIR REMOVAL, AFT, PIXEL PERFECT, SMART SKIN C02, BOTOX, DYSPORT, PERLANE, RESTYLANE, JUVEDERM, VOLUMA

Payment Options

MASTERCARD, VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, CARE CREDIT, PROSPER

David A. Caplin MD

City Place 5,
845 N. New Ballas Court,
Suite 300, St. Louis, MO,
63141, US

Request More Information