About Us – Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd.
As one of the most-respected and longest-existing aesthetic plastic surgery practices in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota area, Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd. has improved the body image and quality of life of thousands of patients since its inception. Our American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Richard H. Tholen and Dr. Douglas L. Gervais, have 50 years of combined experience performing plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Both have been peer-recognized as regional “Top Doctors” by Minneapolis / St. Paul Magazine for multiple years. Their goal is to always produce the most natural-looking results rather than a “tight,” unnatural, or operated-on appearance. In addition, Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd. features an on-site AAAASF-accredited surgical center with complete local-to-general anesthesia services that allow cosmetic surgery patients to undergo truly state-of-the-art outpatient surgery safely and privately in our own dedicated facility rather than in a hospital or hospital-affiliated surgicenter surrounded by sick patients and nasty bacteria!
It is the sincere goal of the surgeons and staff at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. to provide for our patients the highest-quality plastic surgery experience and most pleasing natural results. To achieve this goal we will abide by the highest professional standards and truthfully represent our capabilities. We will thoroughly inform our patients and scrupulously guard their confidentiality.
We seek to enhance, restore, and refine the natural beauty that every patient already possesses by the creative and skillful application of advanced, but proven, techniques. No surgeon who is honest can guarantee perfection, but we promise that we will strive to provide the best care, effort, and outcomes we are capable of. No one will try harder to surpass your expectations, anywhere.
At Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. we want to provide our patients with a lasting positive experience that makes them “patients for life,” as well as making us worthy of their recommendation to others.
Reconstructive Surgery (and a Brief History of MPS)
Both Dr. Gervais and Dr. Tholen have completed full, five-year residencies in General Surgery after their M.D. degrees, and both were certified by the American Board of Surgery after successfully completing both written and oral examinations. They both followed with an additional two years of sub-specialty training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and both were certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery after rigorous written and oral examinations in this sub-specialty.
With five decades of combined experience since joining Minneapolis Plastic Surgery (Dr. Tholen in 1987, and Dr. Gervais in 1996), both plastic surgeons bring extensive training in all aspects of anatomy, physiology, and the specifics of surgical expertise to bear on the most difficult reconstructive and challenging cosmetic surgical problems. However, Minneapolis Plastic Surgery has always been a leader in aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery, often first in introducing advanced new techniques and innovations to other plastic surgeons in the upper Midwest and throughout the country.