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

Dr. Caplin is truly a breast expert

The whole office treats you like their top priority. Dr.Caplin is extremely professional and thorough and I have been more than pleased with my results. He truly is a breast expert knowing what would look good on me as soon as he walked through the door. As an RN I found the surgery center and his OR staff to be top notch and felt completely safe in their care. Dr. Caplin is the best in the...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

62 Yo Female Face, Eye, and Necklift - Saint Louis, MO

Gifted, talented, artistic, compassionate, knowledgeable, professional. He is not arrogant like most talented physicians. He is a wonderful compassionate, talented, artistic, gifted surgeon. There is only good things to say about Dr. Caplin. I am glad my wonderful friend recommended him and he performed his magic on me. He gave me a whole new outlook on life. Thank you Dr. Caplin and your wonderful TEAM. Very well run office. They know how to schedule patients, no wait time. Great job by all!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I had a wonderful experience - Saint Louis, MO

I have been Dr. Caplin’s patient for the past 4-5 years. He is a wonderful, very knowledgeable surgeon and I am incredibly happy with my results. Every experience at his office has been wonderful. Dr. Caplin and his office staff go above and beyond for their patients.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Aug

I loved my experience with Dr. Caplin and his team. Erica my account rep was awesome and helped me every step of the way. Never made me feel like I was asking to many questions. Dr. Caplin called me the night of my surgery to check on me. The team made me feel like I was the only person they were taking care of. Dr. Caplin has great bed side manners and is has a great personality. He walked me...

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!!!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

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

What Are Gummy Bear Implants?

The term Gummy Bear is simply meant to describe the new solid-silicone (highly-cohesive) gel implants which have a consistency somewhat like gummy... READ MORE

Lowered IMF with revision augmentation and mastopexy. Are they too low on the chest? (photos)

Lowering the fold can be a valuable tool when trying to make sure that the nipple ends up in the right position on the augmented breast.  Positioning ... READ MORE

Please help me approach this tomorrow with my surgeon. 4 days post op. (photos)

Not sure if your implants are above or below the muscle.  However, it really does take a long time before you see the final result.  Over the next 1... 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

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