David Caplin MD is one of four plastic surgeons at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery and draws patients from across all of Eastern Missouri.
In this interview, Dr. Caplin shares his thoughts on training, technology, and even marketing a busy cosmetic practice.
Name: David A. Caplin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Specialties: Cohesive Gel Implants, SmartLipo laser assisted liposuction
Location: St Louis, Missouri
That's interesting: Dr. Caplin is a recipient of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s "Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery" and been a principal clinical investigator for the Mentor CPG (gummy bear) Cohesive Gel implant since 2002 with one of the longest and largest clinical experiences with this procedure in North America.
(Cohesive Gel implants have been used with great success in Europe and many other countries for many years but are currently only available to surgeons who are investigators in this study. Cohesive Gel implants have unique qualities including their form-stabilized anatomic shape and their resistance to implant leakage. The distinguishing factor is that the implant is a "soft solid". If the Cohesive implant is cut in half the implant maintains its shape.)
What do you think is most important to train a well rounded plastic surgeon?
In order to be a good aesthetic surgeon I have always felt that a strong background in...