West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon
6420 Coachlight Drive West
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 US
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"I saw him at the open house when I first paid for the treatments but haven't seen him since then." "I had a pretty simple straight forward tummy tuck, or so he said at my pre op appt that I was an ideal candidate who'd have amazing results." "Hoping that after a possible revision, I can update this review to say Dr. Robbins took care of me I'm happy with my breasts!"

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4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 stars from 36 reviews See details Hide details
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Tummy Tuck & Breast Aug...Can't Believe I'm Doing This! West Des Moines, IA Updated postop pics

I found Dr. Robbins on-line and was impressed with his credentials. After our first meeting, we left feeling very informed and felt that he was open and honest about what I should expect. He is the only double board certified PS in the state, has the only certified PS nurse in the state and has a fully accredited operating room on-site.

4 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

23dayPO-Bra pic added!

So far so good. I will update my ratings after my surgery to completely reflect all categories. I definately feel that I will be in very good competent hands of both doctor and staff.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

A New Me! - Des Moines, IA

Hi,, I'm 29yrs old and I have 3 wonderful kids(11,9,3). I been wanting this for a very long time and I had been doing my research a lot until I was comfortable enough to go forward it. I excercise a lot and I still can't seem to tighten up my stomach. The other descison was I just had my tube tie 3weeks ago so I know there wouldn't be any unexpected!!! I'm only 5'0 and...

4 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Ultrasound Assisted Lipo Yesterday Went Better Than Expected

I still feel very swollen and hope the results improve.

1 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Mole on Sagging Eyelid Blocking Vison - West Des Moines, IA

First meeting went very well. The follow up meetings ...not so much. I think he could see how bad he had done and just wanted to be rid of me as fast as possible.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

35 Y/o 5'2 150 Lbs 4 Previous Abdominal Surgeries - West Des Moines, IA

Wonderful staff, very personable PA, atmosphere is spa like and no pressure. He actually told me I did not need a TT when he could have very well taken my $$$ on a procedure I did not need. I cannot say enough about finding my perfect PA!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

25 Year Old Male, Wide Nose, Septal Bump and Bulbous Tip - West Des Moines, IA

My procedure was performed by Dr. David Robbins of Des Moines Plastic Surgery in West Des Moines, IA. He is Iowa's only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon and specializes in face. His practice is also in the Black Diamond Club.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting- Abdomen and Love Handles - Des Moines, IA

Dr. Robbins doesn't actually perform this procedure on patients. I saw him at the open house when I first paid for the treatments but haven't seen him since then. This is a pretty straightforward procedure and I see no reason that nurses (or anyone, really) can't do it with some training. I really like the nurse who does my CoolSculpting. I don't know the rest of the staff but they seem nice enough.

I Am Under There Somewhere..... - West Des Moines, IA

I saw his commercial on TV and looked into his business and practices..

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

8 weeks with updated pictures - Des Moines, IA

I found him online. I chose him because he had the best credentials and reviews. I had to change my review slightly. I think he did an awesome job on my surgery but I felt like at my 1 week post op he was half way out the door before I could ask many questions. i felt like I i didn't get a lot of info of what I should or should not do between now and my 4 weeks post op.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Robbins has hospital affiliations at Mercy Medical Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, UNMC
    Plastic Surgery, University of Kentucky

Treatments offered at Des Moines Plastic Surgery

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