Samuel Maurice, M.D., FACS, FAAP

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Dr. Maurice specializes in all areas of plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery.  After receiving his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Maurice completed a residency in General Surgery, followed by fellowship training in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship training in Craniofacial Surgery.   Following training, Dr. Maurice founded Mercy Plastic Surgery, to bring his expertise to the Central Iowa region.

He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has also authored multiple journal articles and book chapters on various plastic surgery topics. 

His individualized approach to plastic surgery helps each patient make educated decisions designed to achieve their desired outcomes.  He feels that the best compliment he gets as a plastic surgeon is the many referrals he receives from his satisfied clients.

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Board Certifications:

The American Board of Surgery

The American Board of Plastic Surgery


Vitals Patients' Choice Award

Top 10 Plastic Surgeons - Iowa, American Institute of Plastic Surgeons


University of Notre Dame – Bachelor of Science

Northwestern University Medical School – Medical Degree

University of Iowa – General Surgery

Rush University School of Medicine – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Craniofacial Surgery

Professional Organizations:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons

American Cleft Palate Association

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Medical Licensure:

State of Iowa

State of Illinois

State of Georgia

Interests and Specialized Care:

Cosmetic Surgery

  • Dr. Maurice offers a wide array of treatments from medical grade skin care therapies to advanced plastic surgical techniques delivered with a high level of skill, safety, and personalized service.  Dr. Maurice, thorough his careful attention to detail and individualized approach to plastic surgery, helps patients achieve their desired outcome.
  • Dr. Maurice enjoys many referrals of friends of prior clients and repeat clients who return for future services as well as referrals from around the state. 
  • Dr. Maurice perform all aspects of plastic surgery but particular areas of interest include:
    • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
      • Full tummy tuck
      • Mini tummy tuck
    • Mommy Makeover
      • Restoring more youthful appearance following childbirth and aging
      • Breast restoration with lift or lift plus implant surgery
      • Mini and full tummy tucks
      • Liposuction
      • Body Contouring
    • Breast augmentation
      • All implant types
      • Subpectoral (below muscle), subglandular (above muscle), and dual plane techniques
    • Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
      • Short scar
      • Traditional
    • Mastopexy – Augmentation (Breast Lift and Implant)
    • Body contouring after massive weight loss
      • Abdominoplasty
      • Panniculectomy
      • Body lift
      • Thigh lift
      • Breast lift
      • Arm lift
    • Facial rejuvenation
      • Non-surgical (e.g. Botox, fillers, peels)
      • Surgical
    • Eyelid and brow surgery
      • Traditional surgery
      • Endoscopic brow lift (with smaller scars and tiny camera)
    • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
    • Otoplasty (Ear set-back surgery)
    • Neck and Face Lifts
      • Short scar lifts
      • Full face lifts
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Genioplasty (chin surgery)
    • Liposuction
    • Lipofilling / Facial fat grafting

Breast Reconstruction

  • Dr. Maurice enjoys performing many primary reconstructions and has also revised many previous reconstructions from around the state.  He offers an individualized approach with particular attention to patient safety and with a keen eye for detail. 
  • Approaches offered include:
    • Tissue Expander/Implant  reconstructions
    • Direct to implant reconstructions
    • Reconstruction following Nipple Preserving Mastectomies
    • Reconstruction following Prophylactic Mastectomies
    • Breast reconstruction following mastectomy in women who have undergone prior augmentations
    • Flap/Autologous reconstructions
    • Nipple reconstructions
    • Fat grafting for breast contour deformities
    • Oncoplastic reconstructions (reconstructions after lumpectomies/ partial mastectomies)

Breast Reduction Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery

Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery

  • Cleft lip and Cleft palate repair and associated surgeries
  • Craniosynostosis/Skull Surgery
  • Jaw surgeries
  • Reconstruction of congenital deformities
  • Otoplasty and Ear Surgeries
  • General pediatric plastic surgery
  • Facial reconstructions
(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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