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 a.m.-5 p.m.

Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa Blog

Woman receiving injectable filler treatment in Des Moines, Iowa.

How Are BOTOX® & Jeuveau™ Different?

For quite a few years, BOTOX was the leading neurotoxin option at our West Des Moines practice. However, it’s no longer the only product that can smooth out wrinkles and relax contractions in your face. Jeuveau is the first new neurotoxin to get FDA approval in more than a decade. While its manufacturing process is …

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Woman considering benefits of a facelift in Des Moines, Iowa.

How Will I Know I’m Ready for a Facelift?

With nonsurgical treatments such as injectables becoming so effective for anti-aging, West Des Moines men and women may have a hard time knowing if or when a surgical facelift, or a cheek and neck lift as it’s called at our practice, may be more effective. Choosing a facelift is a big decision, but there are …

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Read our reasons for why it is important to not hunt for a bargain when it comes to your BOTOX cosmetic treatment in Des Moines Iowa.

Bargain Hunting and BOTOX® Cosmetic Don’t Mix

The rising popularity of injectable treatments has come with the inevitable wave of knock-offs and “bargain” treatments offered by inexperienced injectors. While BOTOX Cosmetic injections at our Des Moines practice are always performed by qualified providers and purchased from authorized distributors, this isn’t the case everywhere you go. Today, we’re breaking down the dangers of …

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Woman looks in mirror wondering what is a fair price to pay for a BOTOX treatment

How Much Should I Be Paying for BOTOX®?

It's natural to want to find specials when looking for cosmetic treatments, but keep in mind the old saying: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's especially true for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. In Des Moines, you might find cut-rate treatments through online coupons offered by providers who don't have the experience …

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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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