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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Welcome to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates. Our comprehensive practice is dedicated to meeting your surgical and non-surgical aesthetic enhancement goals with beautiful, natural-looking results.

Before and after surgery, you'll receive personal attention from our expert surgeon and staff. We will answer your questions, discuss your options and help you gain a full understanding of what you can expect from plastic surgery.

Dr. Cantwell is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and resconstructive plastic surgery solutions. He performs various procedures, including breast augmentation and reduction, liposuction, and body contouring after bariatric surgery weight loss at his practice in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Dr. Cantwell also performs all types of plastic surgery including: tummy tuck, breast reconstruction, blepharoplasty, face lift, chemical peels, and BOTOX®.


Choosing the right plastic surgeon

Choosing the right plastic surgeon

For questions or to schedule a consultation
call 763-236-1480.

There are many important decisions that you will need to make prior to having plastic surgery. The first and foremost is, which surgeon. Though we would be very proud to have you select us, we want you most of all to select a surgeon who is competent and with whom you are comfortable.

This section is provided because we hope you do not become one of the many people in this country that end up having plastic surgery by untrained non-plastic surgeons or worse yet, untrained non-physicians. Though there is no guarantee that you will have the best result possible from your surgery, there is no substitute for being well-prepared and making sure you have the best surgeon possible.

The first item to check is the physician’s training. Ask, "Did you train in an accredited plastic surgery training program." Did you know that there are no restrictions the state or federal government puts on doctors as to which procedures they can perform? Thus, it is important for you to check the training received by your surgeon. Because there are many people that advertise for "plastic surgery,” you want to make sure that they have received the appropriate training. Appropriate training includes; 3 or 4 years of general surgery or in ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and most importantly, 2 years in a plastic surgery training program. There are many physicians who have only had training in general surgery, or only in ENT but that is not adequate.

The second item is whether or not your surgeon is board certified and by whom. There are so many different "board certifications" that it is difficult to decide which one is important. The only two that are associated with plastic surgeons are the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Association. These are important because they are the only recognized boards that can certify medical specialties. There are many other boards that "certify" physicians, but they often do not have the same tough requirements in testing and training that are necessary to be a good plastic surgeon. In some cases, formal training in plastic surgery is not required.

The final and possibly the most important is the nature of the surgeon. You want a physician who will answer all of your questions, who you are comfortable discussing important issues with, and most importantly, someone who you trust. There is no substitute for a face-to-face meeting with your plastic surgeon.


Daniel Cantwell, DO, plastic surgeon

Daniel Cantwell, DO, Plastic Surgeon

Daniel K. Cantwell, DO, grew up in Kansas City, KS. In 1996, he earned undergraduate degrees with highest distinction in biology and chemistry. Dr. Cantwell was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society. During his undergraduate studies, Dr. Cantwell spent time studying abroad in Costa Rica at the Universidad Latina De Costa Rica.

Dr. Cantwell continued to excel in medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine in Kansas City, MO. He received the Robert J Cotter award in surgery and received his medical degree in 2002. After medical school, Dr. Cantwell was accepted into a competitive, 7 year general and plastic surgery program at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH. During his residency, Dr. Cantwell won several prestigious awards for his presentations of clinical research.

Dr. Cantwell has been trained in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He started in practice in 2008 and concentrates on surgery of the face, breast, and body. He is an active member in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and American Osteopathic Association and his main practice is located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

As a board certified plastic surgeon, Daniel K. Cantwell, DO, stays current with the latest, proven techniques in plastic surgery to help improve patient outcomes, minimize downtime and reduce the appearance of incisions and scars. Dr. Cantwell also gives back to the community by providing his plastic surgery expertise to uninsured patients needing breast reconstruction and post-cancer skin reconstruction. Dr. Cantwell is not only a dedicated physician to his patients, but also a devoted husband and father of two wonderful children.


Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Internship, Residency & Fellowship

Ohio University College of Medicine, Doctors Hospital


American Medical Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Osteopathic Association

Learn more about Dr. Cantwell.


Cosmetic & reconstructive procedures

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates

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    Breast augmentation, reconstruction and/or reduction
    Facial cosmetic surgery
    Medical spa services
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Body contouring surgery
  • Facial and lower extremity trauma
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

Contact us

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic
9055 Springbrook Drive, Suite 3E
Coon Rapids, MN 55433-5841

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Clinic hours

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions or to schedule a consultation
call 763-236-1480.