Keith A. LaFerriere, MD (retired)

Springfield Facial Plastic Surgeon
1965 S. Fremont, , Ste. 120
Springfield, Missouri 65804 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

No Pain but a Lot of Gain!

He has around 30 years of experience. He was head of the Missouri Board of Cosmetic Surgery and speaks all over the world. He is a very caring man without a big ego like some doctors seem to have!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Second Procedure - Springfield, MO

I had a mini facelift and brow lift about 5 years ago.  The result was so natural that everyone said I looked great but couldn't figure out why.....my ex-husband said I looked 10 years younger (he also couldn't figure out why). It's been five years and I've decided that it was time to do a touchup. So, I flew back to Missouri to have Dr. L do my lower eyelids. ...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

My Facelift Was Truly Worth Every Penney. - Springfield, MO

Dr. and his staff were just wonderful. They fully prepared me with explanations, written materials, and even computerized photos of what I would look like after surgery.

LOVE my Face Lift!

I originally went in to see about a life-style life but the staff and doctor advised me that the more invasive tissue lift would be of greater benifit to me, I'm 50. I didn't think I looked that bad until they took the "before" pictures and I looked "that bad". I wanted to go to California to my mothers sugeon for my face lift because he is an artist in facial...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Extraordinary. Springfield, MO

I am so happy I had the procedure done. I am an active 60 year old women that was starting to feel that my looks on the outside did not match the way I felt as a person on the inside. I was starting to have that tired, worn out look all the time but did not feel that way at all. After my facelift i have had numerous people tell me I look radiant, healthy and well rested. The outcome was very...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Highly Recommend - Springfield, MO

My experience here was very good,everyone was extremly nice and friendly,I do not think I ask enough questions before the facelift,I had no idea how long it would take,I was a little shocked at the time it took,but that was my fault for not asking. Dr.L is great before and after the operation,I am very pleased. .

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

74 Healthy, Fit, and Feeling Beautiful - Springfield, MO

My initial consult was very informative and the experience helped to put me at ease. The discomfort that I experienced after my facelift and laser was less than I expected and definitely not anything close to child birth. I am very happy with my results. I now feel better about myself, more comfortable in my skin, and it's just another way that I stay healthy. I receive compliments all the...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Dr. LaFarrier is the Best! - Springfield, MO

My experience was wonderful! from the time I contacted Dr. LaFarrier's office until today on my 6 week check up. Everything was better than I had ever expected. Dr. LaFarrier and his staff are very professional, kind, and made me feel very important. My results are fantastic and I look so very natural and refreshed everyone stares but cannot put their finger on what is different about me! I...

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

The Waiting Was the Worst Part! - Springfield, MO

I chose Dr. Laferriere because he has over 3 decades of experience with facial surgery. Once I chose him, I trusted him completely. I had friends praying for me during the surgery and was actually pretty calm that morning. Stayed in hotel for one night. Hubby took care of me for a couple of days. Little to no pain. Dr. Laferriere called the hotel the afternoon of my surgery to check on me, and then later that night, a staff member called again to check on me. Saw him for post op appointment the next day. His staff (office and surgical) could not have made me feel more at ease. Had stitches out a week later. 12 days out now, I have some neck swelling under the ears, but that is all, which from what I understand, is normal at this stage. I've been very careful to follow his instructions to the letter and have not rested this much in my adult life, which I can see is very important for healing. Dr. Laferriere did a great job, I'm glad I did this!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Outstanding Doc - Springfield, MO

Lm only two weeks post-op but already feeling very good about my results. I felt like the website prepared me and my consultation with Dr. LaFerriere was very detailed and he was so honest and realistic about my results and my expectations. His honesty meant a lot to me. The day of surgery, the staff was exceptional. I have been in the medical field for years and their service across the board...

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Board Certifications

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

Memberships

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$125 - free if you mention RealSelf.com

Hospital Privileges

Dr. LaFerriere has hospital affiliations at Mercy St. John's Health System.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in pre-professional studies, University of Michigan
    Medical School: MD, University of Michigan
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgery, University of Kentucky
    Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Hospital Complex, St. Louis, Missouri
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama (E. Gaylon McCollough, MD)

Treatments offered at Facial Plastic Surgery

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Using a Doctor in a Fellowship Program - Opinions?

There are several questions you should ask of the Fellowship Director before having his or her fellow be the primary surgeon. Among the most important... READ MORE

Treatment Options for Drooping Mouth Corners on Younger People?

The easiest way to improve drooping corners of the mouth is with hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Placed in the corners of the... READ MORE

Do Bull Horn Lip Lifts Make the Nostrils Appear Larger and More Flared?

If a subnasal lip lift (Bull Horn Lip Lift) is done properly it should not change the shape of the nostrils. The incision is designed to lie in the... READ MORE

What is the likely hood of fat surviving in the neck Fat Grafting?

It is very difficult to give you an answer without seeing photos of your neck. If too much fat was removed from the neck, there could be scarring that... READ MORE

7 Weeks Post Mini Face and Neck Lift: When Will Jawline Bruising Go Away?

Bruising following face lifting is highly variable but based on the photos of your left cheek, it looks like there might have been an accumulation of... READ MORE

Local Anesthetic w/Oral Sedation - Safe for Upper Eyelid and Lower Facelift Surgery?

Either type of anesthesia can be used safely with these procedures. The length of time it will take to perform the surgery, the extensiveness of the... READ MORE

Downtime for Full Facelift?

As a general rule, the more procedures one has done at the same time, the greater the chance that an increase in bruising and swelling will occur, and... READ MORE

Bruising After Bilateral Lateral Brow Lift

Bruising following forehead/brow lifting is quite common and occurs to a variable degree. Usually deep purple bruising lasts longer than reddish... READ MORE

For How Long Can Breathing Difficulty Persist After Rhinoplasty?

At 2 weeks post op there is residual swelling that can cause nasal airway breathing difficulties. Another common cause is the formation of crusting in... READ MORE

How to Discuss Unfavorable Outcome with Surgeon After Lower Lid Injections?

If you have received significant improvement in the tear trough area and still think you have hollowness in the lateral lower eyelid area, you should... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. LaFerriere

Keith A. LaFerriere, MD (retired) has shared 6 before and after pictures with 18 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Practicing for 38 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology
Memberships
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Consultation Fee

$125 - free if you mention RealSelf.com

Hospital Privileges
Dr. LaFerriere has hospital affiliations at Mercy St. John's Health System.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in pre-professional studies, University of Michigan
    Medical School: MD, University of Michigan
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgery, University of Kentucky
    Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Hospital Complex, St. Louis, Missouri
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama (E. Gaylon McCollough, MD)

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5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

No Pain but a Lot of Gain!

He has around 30 years of experience. He was head of the Missouri Board of Cosmetic Surgery and speaks all over the world. He is a very caring man without a big ego like some doctors seem to have!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Second Procedure - Springfield, MO

I had a mini facelift and brow lift about 5 years ago.  The result was so natural that everyone said I looked great but couldn't figure out why.....my ex-husband said I looked 10 years younger (he also couldn't figure out why). It's been five years and I've decided that it was time to do a touchup. So, I flew back to Missouri to have Dr. L do my lower eyelids. ...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

My Facelift Was Truly Worth Every Penney. - Springfield, MO

Dr. and his staff were just wonderful. They fully prepared me with explanations, written materials, and even computerized photos of what I would look like after surgery.


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Using a Doctor in a Fellowship Program - Opinions?

There are several questions you should ask of the Fellowship Director before having his or her fellow be the primary surgeon. Among the most important... READ MORE

Treatment Options for Drooping Mouth Corners on Younger People?

The easiest way to improve drooping corners of the mouth is with hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm. Placed in the corners of the... READ MORE

Do Bull Horn Lip Lifts Make the Nostrils Appear Larger and More Flared?

If a subnasal lip lift (Bull Horn Lip Lift) is done properly it should not change the shape of the nostrils. The incision is designed to lie in the... READ MORE

What is the likely hood of fat surviving in the neck Fat Grafting?

It is very difficult to give you an answer without seeing photos of your neck. If too much fat was removed from the neck, there could be scarring that... READ MORE

7 Weeks Post Mini Face and Neck Lift: When Will Jawline Bruising Go Away?

Bruising following face lifting is highly variable but based on the photos of your left cheek, it looks like there might have been an accumulation of... READ MORE

Local Anesthetic w/Oral Sedation - Safe for Upper Eyelid and Lower Facelift Surgery?

Either type of anesthesia can be used safely with these procedures. The length of time it will take to perform the surgery, the extensiveness of the... READ MORE

Downtime for Full Facelift?

As a general rule, the more procedures one has done at the same time, the greater the chance that an increase in bruising and swelling will occur, and... READ MORE

Bruising After Bilateral Lateral Brow Lift

Bruising following forehead/brow lifting is quite common and occurs to a variable degree. Usually deep purple bruising lasts longer than reddish... READ MORE

For How Long Can Breathing Difficulty Persist After Rhinoplasty?

At 2 weeks post op there is residual swelling that can cause nasal airway breathing difficulties. Another common cause is the formation of crusting in... READ MORE

How to Discuss Unfavorable Outcome with Surgeon After Lower Lid Injections?

If you have received significant improvement in the tear trough area and still think you have hollowness in the lateral lower eyelid area, you should... READ MORE