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Des Moines Plastic Surgery

Our mission statement is: To repair the injured, restore the disfigured, and comfort the hurting; to improve the function, appearance, and self image of our patients using our skill, knowledge, and compassion; and to pursue excellence in our healing art at all times.

Case Studies
Breast Augmentation (Saline Implants)

These Breast Augmentation photos are the work of Dr. Eugene Cherny of Heartland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Des Moines, IA.  

Performed By - Dr. Eugene J. Cherny, MD, FACS

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I am a diabetic, have high blood pressure, pulmonary embolism can I get a tummy tuck procedure done.

I'm considering getting work done on my breasts. I'm 42 yrs old and nurses 2 children, I have also recently lost 50 pds. I still have breasts (36DD..I think) but they are not as big as they were and have went I would like to have a lift done but have no idea what kind and how to go about doing it or asking the right questions. I do know I would like what ever is used to go under the muscle so I can still get breast check ups. What questions should I ask?

How would I know if I have labiahypertrophy of the labia majora? They don't sag or hang, but I have to hold them open during digital or oral clitoral stimulation? And I heard it's caused by high testosterone levels, would this also explain heightened pheromone levels?

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I can easily say that Dr. Cherny is the most personable and caring doctor I have ever been associated with. When it comes to something as personal as your physical appearance, you want a doctor who will listen and help you achieve your goals rather than dictate them to you.

Dr. Cherny helped me achieve my aesthetic goals and his compassion calmed my nerves throughout the process. He is widely thought of as the best at his craft and my own personal experience can attest to that fact. I would not recommend anyone other than Dr. Cherny to perform surgery on me as his work is untouchable.
- Thank you!

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  • Anti-Aging Specialists
  • Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgeons

Eugene J. Cherny, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the director of Heartland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. 

  • Windham College, Putney, Vermont 1973-1977
  • B.A. 1977 Magna Cum Laude in English
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL – M.D.: 1983, with honors in surgery

Postgraduate Training

  • Resident in General Surgery Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1983 – 1987
  • Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1987-1989


  • Major, Medical Corps, US Army Reserve (Retired)
  • Active Duty, Operation Desert Storm

Awarded three times as one of Americas Top Surgeons, by the Consumers Research Council of America. 

Awarded three times the certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Cherny is a full adjunct professor of surgery at Des Moines University.  The American College of Surgeons has honored Dr. Cherny with a full fellowship.

Dr. Cherny has served in medical mission trips to Honduras and El Salvador; performing complex pediatric reconstruction in impoverished medically underserved areas.  In 2006 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has awarded Dr. Cherny, their award for community service.


Board Certifications:

  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, 1993
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1992
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984

Our office will accept most insurance plans for non-cosmetic procedures.
We also work with Workman’s Compensation.
Payments can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit cards - MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

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