Dr. Deniz Sarhaddi, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Named a Rising Star by Castle Connolly, Dr. Deniz Sarhaddi, is known for her warm personality, meticulous skill, and clear passion for her profession. Her empathy and sincere joy in helping others further distinguishes Dr. Sarhaddi as one of the best female board-certified plastic surgeons in St. Louis, MO.

 “I believe that when people look their best, they feel their best. Someone who thinks they look tired, angry, old, or unattractive often lets those feelings affect their interaction with the world. I love the impact a few (or a lot!) or perfectly changed millimeters and effectively placed highlights on the face can have on a patient’s sense of well-being, energy, and freedom.”

Credentials At a Glance


  • Fellowship – Aesthetic Surgery; Emory University
  • Residency – Plastic Surgery; St. Louis University Hospital
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – The George Washington University
  • Undergraduate – The George Washington University


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

Select Society Memberships

  • The Aesthetic Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Dr. Deniz Sarhaddi credentials - American Board of Plastic Surgery: ABMS-MOC, The Aesthetic Society

Training & Education

Dr. Sarhaddi attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She graduated with honors in psychology before pursuing her degree in medicine. Her interest in plastic surgery—particularly facial aesthetics—began to emerge as she focused her research and volunteer work on craniofacial reconstruction.

As a student, Dr. Sarhaddi explored her interest through international medical missions with Operation Smile. A research fellowship then led her to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she spent 2 years working in the Craniofacial Research Laboratory.

These early experiences guided her to a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

After medical school, Dr. Sarhaddi completed an integrated 6-year plastic surgery residency at St. Louis University. She then earned a prestigious aesthetic surgery fellowship at Emory University, one of only a few programs endorsed by The Aesthetic Society. During this period, Dr. Sarhaddi trained with leading experts in cosmetic surgery and advanced nonsurgical techniques.

Dr. Sarhaddi employs a modern and meticulous approach to cosmetic breast and body procedures.

Special Clinical Interests

Dr. Sarhaddi’s fellowship training and interest in both surgical and nonsurgical treatments make her an especially versatile surgeon. She is highly requested for her breast and body procedures, with a particular focus on:

Professional Activities

Dr. Sarhaddi is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of The Aesthetic Society. She has taken on multiple committee memberships through this society, including the Young Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Committee and Women Aesthetic Surgeons Committee.

In addition, Dr. Sarhaddi contributes to the world of academic plastic surgery through published textbook chapters and manuscripts. She is also a peer reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and a contributing editor in oculoplastic surgery for the journal’s Open Forum.

Dr. Sarhaddi further advances her field by training the next generation of plastic surgeons. She is an enthusiastic educator, working with senior plastic surgery residents at St. Louis University.

Dr. Sarhaddi is just amazing. She is such a genuine, caring and thorough provider. She will take care of you and will spend the time needed to get to know you as a whole person. From Botox to procedures, she always took care of everything I needed while in her care with such grace!

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Awards & Honors

In 2022 and 2023, Dr. Sarhaddi was recognized by Castle Connolly as a Rising Star, an honor reserved for select early-career doctors whose accomplishments, contributions to their field, and dedication to their craft have set them apart from their peers.

Dr. Sarhaddi is also a sought after contributor to publications including St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Marie Claire, PopSugar, and BYRDIE.

Castle Connolly Rising Star

Patient Philosophy

Dr. Sarhaddi’s goal is for all her patients to feel educated, confident, and happy with their decisions to get cosmetic treatments, whether surgical or nonsurgical. She cites her mother’s compassion and work ethic as a model for how she approaches her own profession.

Patients love Dr. Sarhaddi’s warm demeanor, sense of humor, and genuine care for the people she treats. She is known for being thorough and personable and for providing beautiful, natural-looking results.

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