Robert Cristel, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Cristel provides individualized, evidence-based facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and general ENT services at three convenient locations in O’Fallon, Missouri, Chesterfield Valley, and Chesterfield.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Dr. Cristel completed his undergraduate training at Webster University in St. Louis, graduating with honors in Biology and Biotechnology.
He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors as an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society awardee and was selected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Dr. Cristel completed his residency at the University of Illinois-Chicago in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and was selected as Chief Resident in his final year. He then pursued advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
He has a particular interest in rhinoplasty, facelift, neck lift, brow lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), lip lift, CO2 laser resurfacing, chin implants, fat transfer to the face, and otoplasty (ear pinning).
He is also interested in buccal fat reduction, scar revisions, repair of facial injuries and fractures, surgical management of otolaryngological disease, and all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.
Dr. Cristel has published and presented extensively in cosmetic facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and uses the most modern surgical and nonsurgical techniques, with over 30 journal articles and book chapters in cosmetic facial plastic surgery.
He also serves as a Clinical Instructor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division. He mentors fellows, residents, and medical students.
He is affiliated with Synergi Medspa: 2022's Best Medical Spa in St. Louis in the St. Louis Magazine A-List Awards!
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