Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
845 N New Ballas Ct., Suite 300
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-7162 US

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Treated as if I was their only client - Saint Louis, MO

I am very pleased with my entire experience, from office visits to completed surgical results. I was given a straight forward synopsis of the procedure and all of the pros and cons. The staff went above and beyond to assist me with my pre surgical mammography. My breasts look beautiful! I have no regrets and wonder why I did not do this earlier!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Dr. Caplin is the best!

My experience with Dr. Caplin was wonderful. He had previously done a breast reduction for me, and this time did a lipo procedure. He is an outstanding surgeon and a wonderful person. He does a thorough job explaining what he can and cannot do for you, and what results you should realistically expect. His office runs smoothly and professionally. I cannot imagine my experience could have...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Recommend 100%

I had breast implants done 13 years ago by Dr. Caplin. During a routine mammogram, a leak was discovered. So I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Caplin. He did my first set. I had the surgery and everything went very well. I was very scared remembering the pain the first time. The ladies in the office and Dr. Caplin assured me it would be easier the second time. It absolutely was. The...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

44 Year Old Mother of 2, Breast Reduction, No Implants, Best Decision Ever!

Dr. Caplin is simply the best plastic surgeon in our region. As a Nurse Practitioner, I have done my homework and have extremely high standards for healthcare providers. Dr. Caplin far surpassed my expectations. He is meticulous, honest, responsive & most importantly, a skilled surgeon. I saw him for a consultation in 2010, 2012 and again 2/2017 (each visit was for the same reason, a breast reduction). Clearly, I have deliberated whether or not to have the procedure for years. Dr. Caplin was remarkably patient with my many questions, always welcomed me back, and didn't make me feel stupid for taking so long to make the decision. I am only a few days post procedure, and can already tell you how thrilled I am with the results. Dr. Caplin performed my mother's and my grandmother's reductions, so he knew the family history and truly cares. I have already referred 2 colleagues and friends to him. He's the sweetest and most competent physician. I am 44 years old, married 20 years and have 2 daughters. I was a 34E bra and had shoulder ridges, neck and back pain for years. So happy to have finally done something!

5 out of 5 stars MACS Facelift

He is the best! Every interaction has been personal. He's a perfectionist. Important feature for a plastic surgeon.

I've had numerous appointments and treatments with Dr. Caplin. Not only is his bedside manner wonderful, but he takes the time with his patients to answer all your questions. I had heard he was the best in St. Louis and I would have to agree. He's conservative so all procedures look so natural. I wouldn't go to any other plastic surgeon. His follow up is so thorough. And his staff is just the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

BEST DECISION and DOCTOR for the job!

Dr. Caplin has been AMAZING. His staff has been wonderful!!! the surgery was covered by insurance thanks to his well written letter and my obvious need to have the surgery. The office follows through on everyone, and he has been amazingly attentive and helpful through the whole thing!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Couldn't be happier

I couldn't be more pleased with Dr Caplin. He was incredibly professional, answered all of my pre-op questions and helped calm me the day of surgery. I am thrilled with my results. I strongly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Hands Down The Best

Hands down, Dr. Caplin is the best! I went to see him 3 years ago after having my twins. He spent a significant amount of time with me, explaining all my options however he told me that I wasn't ready. I wasn't!!! My husband is a physician and wasn't thrilled with my desire for plastic surgery however he went with me to my second consultation a few months ago. He felt Dr. Caplin was very...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Excellent, Natural-Looking Results

Dr. Caplin is amazing! He always patiently listens to my concerns and answers my questions. Three months ago, he performed a lower blepharoplasty and a fat transfer on me, and it looks so good! I could not be more pleased with the results. Dr. Caplin is truly talented. I would recommend him to anyone who wants natural-looking results.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

The best in our region!

Dr. Caplin is the consummate professional and a gifted surgeon. I appreciate his conservative approach to surgical procedures and the results of his work, in my case, were beyond my expectations. Thank you!

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Caplin has hospital affiliations at Missouri Baptist, Barnes-Jewish West County, St. Louis Surgical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Kenyon College
    Medical: MD, University of Cincinnati
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Barnes Hospital

Treatments offered at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery

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Do I need aggressive Liposuction, a Tummy Tuck or both? (photos)

Often times patients like you do very well with a two stage procedure.  Aggressive liposuction first and then, after waiting a while, a tummy tuck ... READ MORE

What incision is best between the areola and under the breast? (photos)

Both incisions can work.  However, with a large implant, you are probably better off using an incision under the breast.  There is also good e... READ MORE

Are my nipples too low?

You definitely have to give this time.  It will take about 12 weeks before you get a real sense of the final shape of your breasts and the associated ... READ MORE

Eye bags treatment options? (Photos)

Often times the dark circles can be significantly improved by placing fat grafts in the tear troughs immediately below the "fat bags" you described.... READ MORE

Is this an eye bag? How should I treat it? (Photo)

Although there may be some protrusion of the lower lid fat pads it appears as though the dark circles are mostly related to hollowness in your upper ... READ MORE

I had lower blepharoplasty with fat removal (4x more on left eye) on 1st of December. Now I have smaller and bigger eye (Photo)

I would wait at least 3 months from the time of surgery before making a final decision about the outcome of your surgery.  Things will likely change ... READ MORE

Laser lipo; My neck looks worse now then before the lipo. Is there anything that can correct this for me? (Photo)

Although a neck lift or face lift would be an option there are also times when the excess skin can be directly excised leaving a small Z-shaped scar.... READ MORE

How can I get rid of under eye bags? Is there a permanent solution? (photo)

Removing some of the excess fat in your lower lids may be of great benefit.  Often, at the same time, fat can be added to the cheeks just below the ... READ MORE

37-yr mum of 3 w/34-36D; I just need to know if implants will give me the fullness of when I was 20? Or make me huge? (Photos)

Assuming you don't want to be any larger, a breast lift alone would be a good option.  In some cases another option may be do do a lift, remove so... READ MORE

What procedure would you recommend to tighten my lower face and neck? (photos)

I think it would be premature to do a face lift given your young age and limited amount of skin laxity/excess.  There are some less invasive ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Caplin

David A. Caplin, MD has shared 53 before and after pictures with 46 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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