Tell our readers about your business.
I’ve been in practice as a plastic surgeon for 13 years, and opened Des Moines Plastic Surgery 10 years ago. Des Moines Plastic Surgery offers cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. We also offer Neograft hair transplants, feminine rejuvenation treatments, Botox and wrinkle fillers. The popularity of plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures has grown dramatically, so to meet the growing demand, we recently moved into an 18,000 square-foot facility in West Des Moines, where I perform cosmetic surgery in our private operating room, and where the Coachlight Clinic & Spa is located.
How did you come to choose your profession?
When I was in surgery training, I was exposed to all surgical specialties, but I didn’t want to limit myself to one type of surgery or one body area. I found plastic surgery to be a fascinating combination of reconstruction and cosmetic surgery, which would allow me to operate on any part of the body, on both adults and children. My practice initially involved mainly complex reconstruction after cancer surgery, pediatric birth deformities and trauma-related surgery. My practice is now 100 percent cosmetic surgery, and has been for several years, but my reconstructive background certainly helps me to be a better cosmetic plastic surgeon.
What is the Coachlight Clinic & Spa and how did it come about?
After I opened Des Moines Plastic Surgery 10 years ago, I quickly learned that many people were interested in nonsurgical treatments such as Botox, wrinkle fillers, CoolSculpting and laser treatments, which we have been offering for many years. Now, with our recent move to the new facility, we have also incorporated a 10,000-square-foot, five-star spa, which offers herbal and organic facials, therapeutic massages (including couples’ massages), body treatments, private men’s and women’s locker facilities and a relaxation lounge. It’s something you can’t find anywhere else in Iowa!
A spa sounds like a great way to relax when Iowa’s cold season is “uncooperative.” If you had to recommend one or two of Coachlight’s amenities, what would they be?
We have taken great time and care when planning the spa. We want people to feel comfortable and relax! One of our favorite amenities is the Relaxation Lounge, where you can curl up in your plush robe with a soft blanket and an herbal tea or infused water. Another is the Himalayan Salt Sauna, which provides great health benefits. Other unique amenities include the Eucalyptus Steam Room and Circular Rain Experience. Come relax and escape the stress of everyday life at Coachlight Clinic & Spa!