Douglas K. Henstrom, MD

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Your face is your identity and you shouldn't trust the changing of your face to just anyone. You should feel comfortable with your surgeon and confident that they are a person you can trust. Your facial plastic surgeon should listen to you, never hurry you along, and speak with you in language that you can understand.

Dr. Henstrom will meet each patient for an initial consultation since every individual will have different cosmetic surgery goals, as well as different characteristics. During your consultation, you will be given time to identify areas that you are seeking improvement. Dr. Henstrom will listen to your concerns about treatments and how they affect your identity.

Once your goals and concerns have been identified, Dr. Henstrom will guide you through a treatment strategy and allow you to choose which is best for you.

Dr. Henstrom believes that every single procedure, large or small, must be unique and reflect the individuality of the patient. There is no "one treatment fits all" philosophy here. Dr. Henstrom will offer an array of injectables, resurfacing techniques and procedures to get you looking, and feeling your best.

Dr. Douglas Henstrom, MD, is considered one of Iowa's best-trained Facial Plastic Surgeons. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, he continued his training by specializing in Head and Neck surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He was the only applicant selected to enter and complete the highly competitive two-year fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in the United States at Harvard through the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. There he learned and refined the skills necessary to become a leader in his field. He has performed or assisted over 1,500 facial plastic procedures and has studied and trained with two world-renowned leaders in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He continues efforts in research and clinical teaching and has published multiple articles and textbook chapters in the field of facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Henstrom's philosophy is about making the patient happy, plain and simple. "Plastic surgery should not look or feel plastic," he says. His goal of every surgical endeavor is to achieve the best result without any telltale signs of having had surgery.


  • Facial plastic surgery

Special Procedures

  • Brow lift
  • Botox
  • Chin surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal fillers
  • Ear surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Face lift
  • Facial implants
  • Facial nerve disorder surgery
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Microtia
  • Nose surgery
  • Skin cancer reconstruction


  • William W. Montgomery Fellow in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA


  • General Surgery, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN


  • MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
  • BS, Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


  • Assistant Professor
    Director of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Nerve Center
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery