Brock D. Ridenour, MD FACS is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He is an expert in all aspects of facial aesthetics, including facial cosmetic surgery, laser treatments and cosmetic skin care. He was formerly the director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis for more than a decade. Dr. Ridenour has been in private practice since 2003.
Dr. Ridenour completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he graduated with honors and special distinction in the major of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry while a four year member of the varsity swimming and diving team. He graduated among the top of his class at Tulane Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During medical school, Dr. Ridenour worked as a research fellow at the LSU Eye Center where he studied and published original research on the role of essential fatty acids and phospholipid metabolism in the healthy and diseased retina. Following medical school he completed a two year program in general surgery and a four year program in Head and Neck Surgery at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He then finished a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. During his fellowship he performed proprietary research at the Bristol Meyers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Division - studying the role growth factors in bone regulation, regeneration and wound healing. He moved to St. Louis in 1992 to join the faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine. After 12 years at the University, he went into solo private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ridenour is a member of numerous professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has served on numerous professional committees at both the regional and national level. Well respected by his community and peers for his honesty, skill and superb surgical results, he is a frequent national lecturer and is the author of many book chapters and articles on facial cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty.
He is listed in the guide to "America's Top Plastic Surgeons" selected by the Consumer's Research Council of America. He has served as an invited member of the Medicis™ Advisory Council (Restylane™, Perlane™, Dysport™), the Merz Pharmaceutical™ Medical Education Faculty, the Juvederm™ National Speakers Group and he currently serves as a physician training site for Solta™ (Fraxel re:pair™ and Fraxel re:store™), Merz™ Pharmaceuticals (Radiesse™, Boletero™), Lumenis Corporation™ (IPL™) and Invasix (InMode Laser Platform). He is also on the advisory board of ThermiAesthetics Corp. in Southlake, Texas.
Ridenour Plastic Surgery, LLC is one of the nation's premier cosmetic centers and a leading edge facility offering a wide range of surgical services, non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, cosmetic lasers and professional skin care products and services.