About Dr. Koo

Dr. Michele Koo | Plastic Surgeon St. LouisDr. Michele Koo, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, St. Louis, Missouri, has an exceptional eye for detail and is meticulous about achieving the perfect individualized procedure for you. Dr. Koo is passionate about making you look and feel your best. “I believe in customizing each individual procedure and putting you in balance aesthetically,” she says. “My love and desire is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.” Dr. Koo personally takes the time to identify the problem areas in order to develop the optimal treatment plan for you.

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that there’s not one surgery for everybody and there are many alternatives to surgery that may also be perfect for you,” explains Dr. Koo. “I pay attention to the details of the anatomy, extract exactly what the patient wants, then with my expertise, vision and artistry, I apply delicate surgical principles to achieve the best result possible.

Attracting patients from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, her artistic expertise and meticulous attention to detail, as well as a deep understanding of each patient’s expectations, leads to aesthetic satisfaction. She has developed a style and grace that appeals not only to media professionals but also to those individuals with high expectations. Dr. Koo adds that her goal with any cosmetic or reconstructive procedure—whether liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, eyelid lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction or BOTOX and Juvéderm injections—is to put patients into balanced proportion. “Balance is the operative word, whether it is one’s face, body or breasts,” says Dr. Koo. “Cosmetic surgery should yield a unique, unparalleled outcome while enhancing your life both physically and spiritually.”

I could not be happier with the results of my surgery. For years I had been wanting to get breast augmentation, but was always afraid of the risks. When I was recommended to Dr. Koo, she put my mind to ease. She gave me the personal attention I needed and really understood what I was wanting/not wanting. I love the approach she takes to each of her clients, both before, during, and after surgery. My mother always told me “When God was passing out breasts, I was sleeping”. Thanks to Dr. Koo I love the way I look now. I would recommend her to anyone looking to alter the way they look because she truly changed me without actually changing me! — A.R., St. Louis, MO

Our Practice

Our aesthetic plastic surgery practice believes in providing premier quality confidential care in a safe and friendly environment. We provide the latest state of the art techniques and wish to provide you with the best aesthetic results possible. Our patients enjoy an enhanced body image as well as a tremendous improvement of self-esteem. The institute’s goal is to not only provide the surgical expertise but to also provide the guidelines for self-care including one’s diet and fitness regimen.

Since 1991, we have specialized in ambulatory cosmetic plastic surgery. We specialize in cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation, short-scar breast reduction, breast lifts after child bearing, and an innovative breast reduction procedure known as vertical mammaplasty. Facelifts, eyelids, nasal surgery, tummy tucks, and liposuction are also specialties.

Patients who undergo plastic surgery may look forward to gaining self confidence and a sense of well-being from looking, feeling and functioning at their best. For those who wish to enhance their appearance, today’s cosmetic surgical procedures offer patients the opportunity to reshape physical features and improve their self-esteem.

My goal is to provide comprehensive plastic, and cosmetic surgical services of the highest standard to all my patients. It is my ongoing commitment to provide an environment of comfort and safety, and to treat each patient with respect, dignity and compassion.


    American Board of Plastic Surgery
    Washington University Medical School
    Stanford University
    Washington University/Barnes Hospital
    Washington University/Barnes Hospital and University of Kansas


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Women Association
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons