Richard H. Tholen, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgeon with Minneapolis Plastic Surgery LTD

Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard H. Tholen, who serves the population of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Tholen currently practices as a plastic surgeon, co-owner, senior partner, and president of Minneapolis Plastic Surgery as well as the co-owner of Minneapolis Anti-Aging and Skin Clinic. He is also affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center, and West Health. He served as co-director for laser education at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and was co-chairman for annual courses in Cutaneous Laser Surgery taught at Abbott’s Laser Center, Minimally Invasive Care Center, and Center for Cosmetic Care.faculty member of Laser Centers of America.

Dr. Tholen graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1980, giving him nearly four decades of experience in his field. After obtaining his Medical Degree he completed his post-graduate internship and residency in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has completed additional training in cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, advanced rhinoplasty techniques, suction-assisted lipoplasty (liposuction) including ultrasonic liposuction, laser surgery, and (non-genital) surgery for transgender patients.

Dr. Tholen is dual certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To stay up to date in his field he remains a professional member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He has served as president of the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as president of the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.

When not working Dr. Tholen enjoys traveling with his wife and playing golf.

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