Kimberly K. Short, M.D., FACS

We welcome your interest in our practice and would like to introduce you to Dr. Kimberly Short and her unique approach to plastic surgery.

Dr. Short was born in 1964 and raised in Indiana. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her general surgery and plastic & reconstructive surgery residencies in Michigan. She has been a surgeon since 1990.

Dr. Short is a perfectionist and this is one of the reasons she was drawn to plastic surgery as her surgical specialty. Because she believes that cosmetic surgery is a very specialized part of plastic surgery, and because this field is changing so rapidly, Dr. Short felt it was important to continue her training specifically in cosmetic surgery to learn the safest and most modern techniques and advances.

She completed two fellowships dedicated to aesthetic surgery: the first included cosmetic surgery of the entire body with special emphasis on eyelid surgery; the second concentrated on facial cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Short also trained with national experts in the fields of laser surgery, skin care, chemical peels, and endoscopic surgical techniques for the face and breast. Her international experience includes visiting surgeons in France, England, and Scotland, and dedicating time at the Moorfield Eye Hospital in London to learn still more about eyelid surgery, one of her special interests.

Dr. Short is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon (diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery) and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and of the International College of Surgeons. She is also a member of the: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Indianapolis Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association, Association of Women Surgeons, and the Lipoplasty Society of North America.

She has served on the teaching faculty of Michigan State University and Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and is on the National Education Faculty for Botox Cosmetic. Dr. Short has written articles on breast, eyelid, and nasal surgery, has presented her research at national and international meetings, and has received special recognition for her work in breast surgery.

Dr. Short has had cosmetic surgery herself and can, therefore, personally relate to patients’ recovery process.

Training

Dr. Short has extensive training in the field of plastic surgery. She traveled in Scotland, England, and France, where she was able to work with several surgeons who are considered international experts in their field. During her international training she was exposed to many techniques which were on the cutting edge of technology, some of which were not available in the United States at the time.

In an effort to further her training in eyelid and breast surgery, Dr. Short completed a six-month fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery and Aesthetic Facial & Breast Surgery with Drs. Carraway and Zukowski in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Short also completed a three-month fellowship in Facial Rejuvenation with Drs. Baker, Gordon, Stuzin, and Baker in Miami, Florida. Fewer than ten percent of practicing plastic surgeons have done fellowships in Cosmetic Surgery.

In addition to her fellowships, Dr. Short spent one week training with Dr. Ramirez, who pioneered endoscopic plastic surgery and designed the instruments used today, performing endoscopic facial surgery; four weeks in Paris, Nice, and Boulogne, France for facial subperiosteal and endoscopic surgery, as well as ultrasonic liposuction and breast surgery; and three weeks in Great Britain, where Dr. Short trained at the Moorfield Eye Hospital in London for a concentrated experience in aesthetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery.

There has never been a better time

Recently developed lasers and endoscopic specialty equipment adapted for cosmetic surgery have now become available. There has been a virtual explosion of new techniques and procedures in plastic surgery. These advances in technology have provided alternatives to many traditional procedures. For example, if you’re not ready to consider a full facelift, there are now a number of options for lesser procedures which can simply refresh your appearance. There are more specific ways to address early aging changes in the younger patient.

For those patients interested in a less subtle change–a much younger, yet natural look–there are also more options. No longer is one technique applied to every patient. A different approach can be tailored to each individual patient. This is why Dr. Short spent time, for instance, learning four completely different techniques for face-lifting surgery and three different approaches for breast augmentation.

Doctor’s Philosophy

Dr. Short believes it is important to assess each patient’s needs individually. She pays special attention to understanding her patients and educating them on the different techniques available for each procedure. Because she has trained in different parts of the world with many different surgeons, she is able to offer her patients many options.

The “Art” of Plastic Surgery is in designing the procedure to fit the specific needs of each individual patient – to restore natural beauty without excessive alteration in appearance.

Certifications & Memberships

Dr. Short is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery). Dr. Short is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and of the International College of Surgeons and a member of the: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Indianapolis Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association, Association of Women Surgeons, and the Lipoplasty Society of North America.

There Has Never Been A Better Time