Dr. Christian A. Prada

Dr. Christian A. Prada, MD, FACS, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Christian Prada is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and one of the best-known board-certified plastic surgeons in St. Louis, MO. He is known for his warmth, humility, and exceptional patient care. His eye for detail and desire to help others guided him to a career in aesthetic medicine.

“I think most plastic surgeons are attracted to the combination of art and science that defines our field. I know that’s what attracted me to plastic surgery. I also love that our results can be subjectively graded, as opposed to most surgical fields where you are either fixing something or cutting it out!”

Credentials At a Glance


  • Fellowship – Breast and Aesthetic Surgery; Georgetown University Hospital
  • Plastic Surgery Residency – St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
  • General Surgery Residency – Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – SUNY Health Science Center
  • Undergraduate – Cornell University


  • Board Certification – American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow – American College of Surgeons
  • Licensure – Missouri, Medical Physician & Surgeon

Awards & Honors

Since 2011, Dr. Prada has been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. This prestigious honor celebrates the top 7% of medical providers nationwide based on peer nominations and a rigorous vetting process. This accolade has also led to Dr. Prada being featured in St. Louis Magazine and Missouri Life Magazine.

Dr. Prada has also been honored as a RealSelf Top Doctor, Top Contributor, and RealSelf 500 doctor, putting him in the top 5% of RealSelf doctors for expert contributions, community engagement, and patient satisfaction. Patient nominations have also helped Dr. Prada earn the Patients Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards from Vitals.

He was named one of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons 2024 for Breast Augmentation by Newsweek.

Dr. Christian A. Prada Awards and Honors
Newsweek - America's Best Plastic Surgeons 2024 - Best Breast Augmentation Surgeon Award

Select Society Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • St. Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgery, president
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
Dr. Christian A. Prada credentials - FACS: Fellow American College of Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
Dr. Christian A. Prada credentials - FACS: Fellow American College of Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society

Training & Education

Dr. Prada studied science at Cornell University before earning his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Sciences Center. He then completed his residency in general surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Next for Dr. Prada was a plastic surgery residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center and a prestigious fellowship in breast and aesthetic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. During this time, Dr. Prada trained under world-renowned plastic surgeons Dr. Scott Spear and Dr. J. William Little and collaborated with them on their leading research on the art and science of breast surgery.

Special Clinical Interests

This advanced training in plastic surgery has made Dr. Prada a respected expert in his field. He is a highly versatile surgeon with particular interests in:

Whether you want to enhance the face, breasts, or body, Dr. Prada will create a personalized treatment plan for you and work tirelessly to achieve your dream look.

Dr. Prada was wonderful. He took his time during the consultation. I did not feel pressured or rushed during any visit. This was my first surgery ever and Dr. Prada put my mind at ease. I am very comfortable with Dr. Prada and his entire staff. I definitely recommend Dr. Prada and St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery for any procedure that you are interested in having done.”

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Professional Activities

Dr. Prada is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has also served as president of the St. Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgeons and is active in both regional and national medical societies.

Some of his notable professional memberships include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, and the St. Louis Surgical Society.

Dr. Prada also holds an adjunct clinical faculty position at St. Louis University, where he is involved in resident and medical student education. His expertise in facial rejuvenation has also led him to teach a course for physicians on blepharoplasty, brow lifts, and mid-facelifts.

Patient Philosophy

One of Dr. Prada’s guiding principles as a plastic surgeon is to always treat patients as if they were family members. He states, “If I wouldn’t do it for my wife, sister, or mother, I wouldn’t do it for my patient.”

Humility and a dedication to the patient’s comfort and safety are also key to Dr. Prada’s approach. He says, “I feel humbled by my profession because I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love to do every day, yet, at the same time, I respect the potential risks that can come with any surgery.”

Dr. Prada is known for his discreet, natural-looking results and down-to-earth manner. He will guide you through all aspects of your surgery and ensure that all your needs are listened to and met.

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