Dr. Rick Paulson, a North Dakota plastic surgeon with 20+ years’ experience, and our team specialize in aesthetic procedures in Bismarck, Minot, and Dickinson.

At the Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery, located in Bismarck, North Dakota, our goal is to fully address your concerns and wishes and ensure your plastic surgery experience is pleasant and rewarding.

Our primary clinic is located in Bismarck, but we regularly service the Minot and Dickinson area with on-location services one per month. Our team is composed of top practitioners experienced in leading plastic surgery techniques, both surgical and non-surgical. Our goal is to help maintain or improve your appearance with results that translate into increased self-confidence. Our full-service practice takes the time to equip our patients with all the information they need on procedures, recovery periods, and expected results.

The importance of having a highly qualified medical team and the use of a certified facility cannot be overestimated. Our entire staff is here to assist you throughout the entire plastic surgery process, holding your hand and making sure all of your questions and concerns are answered.

At the Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery, we are excited about the service we provide and love what we do. We are grateful for the positive changes we see in our patients’ lives, and, most importantly, we respect the trust and confidence that our patients have placed in us. This is our greatest reward.

Contact us if you want to learn more about the exciting plastic surgery procedures we offer including breast augmentation, liposuction, abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, and facial rejuvenation. We invite you to call and arrange a free and personal cosmetic consultation with Dr. Rick Paulson.

Dr. Rick Paulson (M.D.)

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Growing up on a farm in rural Stanley, North Dakota taught Dr. Paulson the benefits of hard work at an early age. Having an artistic inclination, along with a strong interest in the sciences, destined him for the field of Plastic Surgery.

After graduating medical school from the University of North Dakota, he did his surgical internship at the University of Southern Florida in Tampa, Florida. He continued on to his General Surgery residency at the University of Kansas Wichita. He then furthered his education in Plastic Surgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he was trained and mentored by Dr. Puckett.

Once Dr. Paulson became board certified in Plastic Surgery, he extended his practice back to his home state of North Dakota. He was initially employed by MedCenter One in Bismarck. In 2000, he started his own practice — The Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery. In 2004, the surgery center was opened in conjunction with The Aesthetic Center in order to provide increased privacy and improved care with lower costs. Dr. Paulson has been the longest continuously operating plastic surgeon in western North Dakota. Not only has he been practicing for 20+ years in the Bismarck area, but he has also expanded his services to Minot and Dickinson.

Dr. Paulson’s practice has a primary focus on aesthetic surgical procedures but over the years has grown to include many non-surgical options. He performs a vast array of surgeries, covering all areas of the body, with a special interest in breast and body surgeries. As non-surgical options continue to grow, Dr. Paulson has a multitude of these procedures available in order to be able to offer the best treatments to his patients.

Dr. Paulson feels it is very important that you seek more than one opinion prior to determining the best surgeon to accomplish your goals and to be sure you are meeting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon when doing so. He strongly believes his experience and surgical outcomes would be of great benefit to you, while still being an affordable price point.

Meet Our Staff

We are very proud of our caring and team oriented staff. Each individual will attend to your needs and concerns as you begin your plastic surgery experience.

Our entire staff is excited and prepared to help make your plastic surgery experience a comfortable and pleasant one. We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and discuss your plastic surgery goals and expectations. If you are considering plastic surgery in Bismarck, North Dakota, or other areas such as Fargo, Minot, Dickinson, Williston or surrounding areas such as Canada or Montana, contact the Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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