Patients who come to Dr. David Thao at Woodbury Plastic Surgery entrust their care to a surgeon with outstanding education, training and an exemplary reputation in the medical community.
Form and function are the foundations of Dr. Thao's practice where his ability to enhance physical beauty is only matched by his exceptional skill as a surgeon.
Dr. Thao completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his general surgery residency at St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI and received further training in plastic surgery in Akron, OH .
Dr. Thao is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an elite group of surgeons dedicated to the highest standards of patient care and surgical excellence.
Dr. Thao performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures in Minnesota. His professional areas of expertise are in cosmetic surgery; particularly facial rejuvenation, body contouring, breast surgery, aesthetic lasers, and anti-aging injections such as botox and dermal fillers. He uses advanced techniques in breast augmentation, short scar breast reduction, breast lift, and endoscopic brow lift. Dr. Thao is trained in breast reconstruction using autogenous tissues such as the abdominal muscles, latissmus muscles, and prosthetic implants. Click here to see more of Dr. Thao's cosmetic surgery procedures.
Dr. Thao is experienced in body contouring for massive weight-loss patients and performs tummy tuck, liposuction, and total body lifts. He also performs Mommy Makeovers to help moms regain their shape and is one of the most requested plastic surgeon in the United States for Asian cosmetic surgery particularly for Asian double eyelid.
He also has experience with craniofacial trauma such as facial fractures and is trained in other general plastic and reconstructive procedures including wound care and flap reconstruction, treatments for skin cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger surgery.
Dr. Thao is genuinely concerned and interested in his patients' wishes and their well-being. He prides himself on being thorough in his explanation of procedures, and exceeding his patient's expectations.
Dr. Thao's research and work are well published. He frequently lectures on topics related to plastic surgery and has received numerous awards honoring his academic excellence and community service. Dr. Thao is a provider for several insurance panels and is affiliated with many twin cities area hospitals such as United Hospital in St. Paul, Children's Hospital in St. Paul, Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, and Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
Dr. David Thao has been named "Best Plastic Surgeon" by Readers' Choice, "Top Doctor" by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, "Best Doctor for Women" and "Best Minnesota Doctor" by Minnesota Monthly. He is a member of many professional organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous wellness forums and healthcare conferences. In addition, Dr. Thao acts as a mentor for the University of Minnesota Medical School Connection Mentoring Program and is involved in St. Paul and Minneapolis Schools Career Day.
Your Free Cosmetic Consultation
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Thao to explore your cosmetic surgery procedure. During the consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.