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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Learn to Be Good to Yourself -Davenport, IA


4 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Technical Answer Makes Sense - Davenport, IA

My doctor is skilled & was honest in telling me expectations prior except for estimating healing time. He has a great personality. I didn't realize the large number of stitches needed, over 40 stitches in the top of my head but absolutely no pain. He has been available for short follow ups but his staff never answer my emails and he doesn't want me to Skype or email. The makeup person was nice but only wants to sell products. Front desk are brisk and not friendly at all.

395 cc gummy bear, 5'6" 115 lbs, Can't believe I'm doing this!!!

So...I used to be a very natural girl and would have never ever ever ever believed you if you told me I was going to even consider breast augmentation! But, alas, time has a funny way of changing things. I'm 5'6" and 115 lbs when I'm being good. I used to have a full B/small C cup that looked perky and cute. I never minded having a small chest and since I was pretty active/athletic I was...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

40 Years Old Mini Lift and Implants - Davenport, IA

So far all of my interactions have been very positive. The doctor and his staff did a nice job of describing the different options and all of the pros and cons of each.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

32a To32DDD :) - Davenport, IA

So helpful with achieving my goals

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Partial Rib Removal & Breast Aug - Davenport, IA

Dr. Van Raalte was very professional, and concerned that I knew all of the pros and cons about my procedure. I am very happy with the results.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

32 Years Old 3 Beautiful Daughters (All Breast Fed)! - Davenport, IA

I absolutely loved dr van raalte! I felt extremely comfortable with him, and all of his staff! I am so excited with my breast augmentation, and the results! I respected his opinions and he gave me the perfect results, I couldn't be happier! GREAT DR GREAT STAFF! I will, and have recommended him to friends and family!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

43, 2 kids, lost 70 lbs finally getting my tummy tuck- Davenport, IA

Great to talk to answered all my questions

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Mini TT with muscle repair and lipo to flanks.

I have mixed feeling about my mini. I have some lumpy spots around my belly button I'm not happy about. I'm 3 mos out and hoping w diet and exercise it will go away.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Full Tummy Tuck with Umbilical Hernia Repair - Davenport, IA

So far my impression of Dr. Van Raalte has been great. I haven't met him yet since it is a 4 hour commute. However, he did take the time to personally take a call and answer many questions before I scheduled my consult. He has been great about letting me do consult and pre-op on the same day to save me a trip. The staff that I have interacted with so far have been AWESOME! Met Dr. Van Raalte in person on 1/10/14 and my impression of him remains a good/great one. He seems very down to earth, was very thorough with questions/answers. First impressions really do mean A LOT. I am so Glad I stumbled across Dr. Van Raalte on this website. Thank you RealSelf! Operation Icky Tummy has been completed and I couldn't be happier with my choice of surgeon. It was definitely worth the commute. The facility is top notch, the staff is incredible and Dr. Van Raalte is a REAL person with a great personality and very professional but with an awesome sense of humor...which is a big plus. I can't imagine that I would go anywhere else if I decide on future procedures. I still have a lengthy healing process ahead and I will update the Dr. review as additional appts come and go.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$95. consultation cost applies toward surgery

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Van Raalte has hospital affiliations at Unity Point, Genesis.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
    Medical: University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1982
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Illinois
    Plastic Surgery, Indiana University

Treatments offered at Iowa Plastic Surgery

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Smart Lipo Vs. Liposuction on Upper Arms and Love Handles

A study in Plastic in Reconstructive Surgery compared results of Smart Lipo with tumescent liposuction. Patients had one side done by Smart Lipo and... READ MORE

I am currently a 34D and want to restore volume. Should I get implants? I don't want to be too big! (Photo)

If you are debating, I would recommend you do nothing at this time.An implant is going to make you bigger. You are already a D and questioning... READ MORE

Can a Facelift and tummy tuck be done at the same time?

That is a lot of surgery.Although the rate of complications would still be low we know that adding additional major procedures to tummy tuck does... READ MORE

I was just wondering if this lump was 'normal' 5 months after lip fillers? (photos)

At five months she should be concerned if it bothers you. A small issue would have gone away.It could be any of several things. It could be the filler... READ MORE

Do I need a lift? I measure at 21.5. Doctor insists I need a crescent lift, that I need to be between 19-21 cm. (photo)

By your pictures, a lift is not needed at all. I find crescent lifts usually lead to distortion of the areolar shape. I find the following correct... READ MORE

Best Breast Augmentation near Madison, WI?

We have seen patients from Wisconsin and our practice is one hour from Dubuque IA, two and a half from Madison WI, one hour from Iowa City, one hour... READ MORE

Do I need a lift with a breast augmentation? (Photos)

We are missing information that would make the decision of whether you need a lift.What is the distance from sternal to nipple, if less than 24, it is... READ MORE

Is it possible to go from an A cup to a B cup?

The width of your chest is a factor in implant selection. Too narrow of an implant will give a wider gap. The amount of skin also determines implant... READ MORE

What would be the max CCs or recommended (obviously w out meeting w me)?

The factors that determine the implant size1. Width of the chest. A narrower chest will require a narrower implant, a wider chest a wider implant.... READ MORE

When getting a tummy tuck lipo and BBL, is it too risky to get a breast lift with implants at the same time?

There have been studies both stating additional procedures with abdominoplasty carry increased risk and studies that have stated not.It makes sense... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Van Raalte

Benjamin Van Raalte, MD has shared 24 before and after pictures with 35 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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