Dr. Herluf G. Lund Jr., MD, FACS, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

If you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon in St. Louis, MO, you’ll find Dr. Herluf G. Lund Jr. at the top of many “top cosmetic surgeons” lists. Dr. Lund is a board-certified plastic surgeon, Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and modern-day Renaissance man. His passion for the arts, sciences, and the study and pursuit of beauty has made him a natural fit for his profession.

“It is not just a formula you follow to get the result but a combination of science, analysis, and artistic sense. It’s a great job!”

Credentials At a Glance


  • Plastic Surgery Residency – Washington University School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency – University of Texas, Houston
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – Washington University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate – Washington University; Tufts University


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

Select Society Memberships

  • The Aesthetic Society – former president
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Missouri Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons – former president
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society – former treasurer and secretary
Dr. Herluf G. Lund Jr., MD credentials: American Board of Plastic Surgery, The Aesthetic Society, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
Dr. Herluf G. Lund Jr., MD credentials: American Board of Plastic Surgery, The Aesthetic Society, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society

Training & Education

Although Dr. Lund grew up surrounded by some of the best surgeons in Missouri, his path to medicine took a very different trajectory. Dr. Lund attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he graduated cum laude in drama and sociology.

Dr. Lund explains why he chose those fields of study: “I loved medicine, but I wanted something that engaged my other interests, which included the challenges of the arts and social sciences.” During his time at Tufts, Dr. Lund studied abroad in London and was a member of the Drama Honors Society.

Armed with this rich educational background, Dr. Lund returned to St. Louis to study biology at Washington University. While attending medical school at the same institution, Dr. Lund brought his love for the humanities with him.

He served as Social Director for two years and produced and co-wrote two class shows. At the same time, his studiousness and dedication to academic excellence also earned him membership in the prestigious medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

After medical school, Dr. Lund went to the University of Texas, Houston. He completed both an internship and his general surgery residency there before returning to Washington University. While completing his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Lund was active in numerous research projects, including investigating the safety and design of synthetic breast implants.

I am so pleased with my results and I highly recommend Dr. Lund to anyone! In fact I am 25 days out of my surgery and 2 of my friends are going this week to get their augmentation after seeing my results. The facilities that Dr. Lund uses are also wonderful. This is a top notch place and doctor!”

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Special Clinical Interests

Dr. Lund is a highly skilled surgeon known for his meticulous technique and finely tuned aesthetic sensibility. He loves helping patients achieve their desired looks and takes particular pleasure in performing:

In addition, Dr. Lund specializes in rapid recovery techniques for breast augmentation and has served as a principal investigator for studies on cohesive gel breast implants.

Professional Activities

Dr. Lund 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 Aesthetic Society, the Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association.

In addition, he has taken on the roles of treasurer and secretary for the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society. He has also chaired numerous committees for The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He also advances his field through research, particularly regarding the use of implants in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Dr. Lund is also a featured contributor on RealSelf and The Aesthetic Society’s Smart Beauty Guide.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lund has the distinction of being a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the last 10+ years, a prestigious, peer-nominated honor that recognizes the top 7% of medical professionals nationwide. He has been featured in St. Louis Magazine and Missouri Life Magazine and recognized as a RealSelf Top Doctor.

In 2010, Allergan Medical honoured Dr. Lund as a Distinguished Member of NOVO (National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics). This invitation-only appointment gathers some of the foremost leaders in breast surgery to share their insights and help advance the art and science of breast enhancement.

Patient Philosophy

Dr. Lund’s approach to plastic surgery is based on a fluid, lifelong approach. By blending surgery with customized skincare and nonsurgical interventions, he helps patients achieve their desired look both at their current stage of life and with an eye for their needs in the future.

Dr. Lund describes his approach to patient care:

There are really 3 traits that come to mind. They may seem contradictory, but they actually work very well together.

  • I’m a perfectionist. I give my best effort in every case to get the best possible result. This doesn’t always mean a “perfect” result because none of us can control every part of any process.
  • I’m also an activist. If you’re going to be part of something, you should take an active role. I’ve held leadership positions in national plastic surgery societies and am involved in researching new techniques and treatments to benefit my patients.
  • Finally, I’m conservative. This means I highly value our patients’ resources and research new technologies to ensure they are effective, safe, and provide value to our patients. Gimmicks and fads are out there, and our patients trust us to do the research and provide them with safe and effective care.

Dr. Lund brings warmth, empathy, and a wealth of skill and talent to each surgery. He will personalize a treatment plan to your unique needs and make sure that you feel comfortable and confident at every step of the process.

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