Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa
4855 Mills Civic Parkway #100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: (515) 277-5555
Fax: (515) 277-0060
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Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa Blog

Woman wondering if injectables or a Blepharoplasty is her best option

Injectables vs. Blepharoplasty: Which One Do I Need?

The rise of effective, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments is without a doubt one of the most significant changes in the cosmetic field during the past 10 to 20 years. Specialized fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can make a real difference in the appearance of patients who want to look refreshed and youthful. Treatments around the …

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Woman smiles after seeing the natural looking results of her Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

As a facial plastic surgeon, I find performing rhinoplasty surgery at our Des Moines practice to be among the most satisfying procedures, in part because it combines surgical technique with an artistic sense. Not only is it one of the more technically demanding surgeries, but the improvements are always on display, thus can truly boost …

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Melanoma Awareness Month

One of Dr. Cody Koch's patients, a melanoma survivor, recently wrote an article for the Des Moines Register detailing her experience with melanoma. She shares her story to help bring awareness to this disease and to encourage others to visit their dermatologist to get their skin checked. Please contact the practice at or  to schedule …

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Older woman smiling after facelift surgery

Why Facelift Surgery Isn’t All About Skin

Even though nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments have gained popularity in recent years, facelift surgery remains one of the most popular procedures year after year. At our practice in West Des Moines, the facelift rates high on the list of most-requested cosmetic enhancements. But the facelift techniques used by facial plastic surgeons today have advanced well beyond …

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Blonde woman trying on jeans after CoolSculpting treatment.

Dreaming of Your Favorite Denim

Most women have their favorite pair of jeans that they keep tucked in a bottom drawer with hopes of pulling them on again after getting rid of some stubborn bulges. That may even be a resolution you made for the new year. One way we can help you get back into those jeans is with …

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Pretty girl smiling after getting BOTOX

Our Predictions for Popular Treatments in 2019

BOTOX® and fillers. Fillers and BOTOX. They are consistently the most popular cosmetic treatments, and according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), their popularity just keeps growing. Over the years, increasing numbers of men and women get BOTOX treatments at our West Des Moines practice. Why Nonsurgicals Are So Popular Nonsurgical cosmetic …

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KYBELLA® vs. Chin Liposuction: Why the Treatments Are Neck and Neck

Writer Nora Ephron wasn't the first person to feel bad about her neck, and she certainly won't be the last. To meet the demands of people who want a neck treatment to address a double chin, we've adopted 2 distinct fat reduction options at our Des Moines cosmetic surgery clinic: injectable KYBELLA® and surgical facial liposuction. …

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Goodbye, Summer (and Skin Damage)

It's time to say goodbye to summer! As you freshen up your winter clothes and take your holiday decorations out of storage, don't forget your skin! All that fun in the sun is likely to have left behind some damage to your skin, even if you were diligent about using sun protection. At our med …

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