Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa
4855 Mills Civic Parkway #100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: (515) 277-5555
Fax: (515) 277-0060
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: By Appointment Only

Dr. Michael Carlisle

Dr. Carlisle is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Des Moines, IA. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Carlisle completed 8 years of exceptional surgical training, including plastic surgery training at the world-renown Cleveland Clinic. Before joining Koch & Carlisle Plastic Surgery, Dr. Carlisle performed plastic surgery in Des Moines for several years. His training, coupled with his experience, has shaped him into a plastic surgeon with unparalleled understanding, skill, and patient care. He continues to receive excellent reviews by satisfied patients in Des Moines and those who come from far away for revision surgeries.

Dr. Carlisle has training and experience in plastic surgery techniques that are not available everywhere. He has authored several scientific papers on plastic surgery topics and has traveled to teach his techniques to surgeons around the country.

For more information, please request a consultation or call our office at  (515) 277-5555. Dr. Carlisle and our team look forward to meeting you to discuss how you can achieve your cosmetic goals.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
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Education & Training

  • Plastic Surgery Residency – Cleveland Clinic 
  • Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Residency – University of Kansas Medical Center 
  • Medical Degree – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 


Dr. Carlisle offers a wide range of plastic surgery procedures for the breasts and body including the following specialties:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Mastopexy
  • Implant Removal
  • Capsulectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple Reduction
  • Areola Reduction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Brachioplasty
  • Thigh Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Monsplasty
  • Gluteal/Back Lift
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction

“Love this doc! So good at what he does, skilled, great personality. Excellent excellent surgeon! Totally recommend him for anyone looking for a plastic surgeon. Nobody like him in town…I’ve seen them all” — Patient on RateMDs.com

Respected & Appreciated by Patients


Dr. Michael Carlisle maintains a 5.0-star rating on RealSelf.com. He maintains a high satisfaction rating with his patients and answers questions from patients about the procedures he performs.


Dr. Carlisle has been recognized by patients on Healthgrades.com as a trustworthy doctor who takes the time to explain conditions and procedures well to his patients, Helping to reassure them before surgery. 


Michael Carlisle, M.D. is a respected surgeon who has received a score of 5 for the following categories on the respected physician rating website Vitals.com:

  • Staff: Dr. Carlisle and his staff are considered to be extremely helpful and supportive of patients.
  • Helpfulness means that Dr. Carlisle spends time with each patient, listening to their concerns, and providing solutions to help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
  • Punctuality is an important focus for Dr. Carlisle’s practice. He values the patient’s time and his team’s, working to keep consultations and procedures on schedule so that appointments remain on schedule.
  • Knowledge means that Dr. Carlisle provides insight and info for patients to help them understand his recommendations for aesthetic surgical procedures to achieve their goals.