C.B. Boswell, MD, FACS, came to St. Louis in 1995 to complete his residencies in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Washington University’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Part of this training was with Dr. Leroy Young, who was then a Professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In his final year at Washington University, Dr. Boswell was chosen as Executive Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery. He earned his Board Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2003 and recertified in 2013. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He has been president of St. Louis Area Plastic Surgery Society and president of the Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
After his 6 years of surgical training in St. Louis, Dr. Boswell was awarded two prestigious plastic surgery fellowships, first specializing in facelifts and facial rejuvenation while working with Dr. John Owsley in San Francisco. His second fellowship, which focused on oculoplastic and facial aesthetic surgery, was spent at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. Dr. Boswell is a fellowship-trained, highly specialized plastic surgeon in the St. Louis area, who is experienced in the latest facial procedures, such as endoscopic browlift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), deep plane facelift, short-scar and mini facelift, cheek and midface lifts, and facial resurfacing. His expertise also includes body contouring surgery (“Mommy Makeovers” and body contouring after massive weight loss), eyelid reconstruction, and breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction.
Since he became a founding partner of BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Boswell has continued his training in the newest procedures and technologies and been named to the Botox Cosmetic National Educational Faculty. From 2006 to 2015, he has been included in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. He has been selected as one of “St. Louis Best Doctors” by St. Louis Magazine every year since 2007. And in 2015 based on the strength of his credentials, patient results, and expertise, Dr. C.B. Boswell has been named a “Top Doctor” on RealSelf.com. In order to be a RealSelf “Top Doctor,” a physician must be board-certified, highly rated by their patients, and an active participant in educating patients about aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery. Dr. Boswell is among only 10% of RealSelf doctors to achieve this honor.
Born in Ames, Iowa, Dr. Boswell was raised in Olathe, Kansas. His undergraduate degree in biology was earned at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, but included a semester at Oxford University in England. Dr. Boswell graduated from SMU with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Boswell lives in St. Louis with his wife Jill and their daughter Avery (born August 2004), whose photograph adorns our front desk. Avery’s arrival slightly displaced the household status of the Boswells’ two Brittany Spaniels, Abbey and Zoe. In addition to his family and surgical practice, Dr. Boswell’s passion is fly-fishing, which he still does with his father when time permits. We expect to find Avery standing in a stream with tiny waders and a rod by the time she’s ten.
Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
B.S. in Biology
Oxford University, Oxford, England
University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin
Residencies and Fellowships
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Resident in General Surgery (1995-1999)
Research Fellow (1997-1998)
Resident in Plastic Surgery (1999-2001)
July 2001-Dec 2001
Plastic Surgery Fellowship with Drs. John Q. Owsley and Bernard Alpert, San Francisco, California
Jan 2002-July 2002
Plastic Surgery and Oculoplastic Fellowship with Paces Plastic Surgery, Atlanta, Georgia
American Board of Plastic Surgery 2003, recertified 2013
Honors and Awards
Southern Methodist University
President’s Scholar all 4 years
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
University of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical Scholars Program (1991-1995)
Evan and Marion Helfaer Scholarship (1992)
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society (1995)
One of 40 medical students invited to attend the Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (1994)
Physician’s Recognition Award, American Medical Association (1999)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Award of Excellence for Best Journal Article Published in 2004 for “Initial Results from an Online Breast Augmentation Survey”
Cited in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2006-2015
“St. Louis Best Doctors” selection by St. Louis Magazine 2007-2015
“Top Doctor” as selected by Real Self – 2015
Professional Societies and Organizations
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Missouri State Medical Society
St. Louis Area Plastic Surgery Society, President, 2007–2011 (member since 2002)
Allergan Medical Facial Aesthetics Speaker and Trainer, 2005-present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member 2006-present
Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Secretary: 2006-2007, Vice President: 2008-2009, President: 2010-2011
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Member 2009-present
Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, Member 2009-present
“Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring Master Class.” Instructional Course with live surgery. June 2006, October 2006, March 2007, June 2007, St. Louis, Missouri.
“The Science of Skincare.” ASAPS Aesthetic Surgery 2005 (April). New Orleans, Louisiana.
19th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery. January, 2005, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Botox and the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis: An Update.”
“SMAS Platysma Rotational Flap with Malar Fat Pad Suspension.”
“Statistical Differences Between Women with Silicone Gel and Saline Breast Implants in Two Online Surveys.” ASAPS Aesthetic Surgery 2004 (April). Vancouver, BC, Canada.
18th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery. February, 2004, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
“SMAS Bi-directional Facelift with Extended Platysmaplasty: My Approach.”
“Botox and the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis.”
“The Correction of Grade 2 or 3 Ptosis with Breast Implants: No Guarantees.” [Poster presentation.] ASPS Plastic Surgery 2003 (October). San Diego, California.
“Botox and the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis.” ASAPS Aesthetic Surgery 2003 (March). Boston, Massachusetts.
“Correction of Breast Ptosis Using Submuscular Breast Augmentation: Does It Work?” 2001, Washington University School of Medicine Residents Conference.
“Patient Satisfaction Following Primary Augmentation Mammoplasty: A Comparison Of Smooth Versus Textured Implants.” ASAPS Aesthetic Surgery 2000 (May). Orlando, Florida.
“Transumbilical Breast Augmentation.” St. Louis Area Society for Plastic Surgeons. May 2000, St. Louis, Missouri.
“Fillers: Choices, Applications, and Outcomes”. Quality Medical Publishing Aesthetic Surgery Symposium, October 2009.
Boswell, CB. Skincare science: update on topical retinoids. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2006; 26(2):233-39.
Young VL, Boswell CB, Centeno RF, Watson ME. DMSO: Applications in plastic surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2005; 25(2):201-209.
Young VL, Watson ME, Centeno RF, Boswell CB. Initial report from an online breast augmentation follow-up survey. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2004; 24(3):229-43.
Young VL, Watson ME, Boswell CB, Centeno RF. Initial results from an online breast augmentation survey. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2004; 24(2):117-35.
Young VL, Centeno RF, Boswell CB. Is there evidence for excessive free radical production in vivo during ultrasound-assisted liposuction? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003; 111(1):430-31.
Centeno RF, Boswell CB, Matarasso A. Botulinum toxin A for managing focal hyperhidrosis. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2003; 23(1):67-69.
McCord CD, Boswell CB, Hester TR. Lateral canthal anchoring. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2003; 112(1):222-37.
Centeno RF, Boswell CB, Young VL. Emerging liposuction technologies: a comparative analysis of the noise, nuisance, and hassle factors. In: Proceedings of the 2001 Meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2001.
Roh H, Green DW, Boswell CB, Pippin JA, Drebin JA. Suppression of beta-catenin inhibits the neoplastic growth of APC-mutant colon cancer cells. Cancer Research 2001; 61(17):6563-68.
Roh H, Boswell CB, Pippin J, Drebin JA. Down-regulation of B-catenin inhibits growth in colon cancer cells with APC tumor suppressor gene mutations. Surgical Forum.
Roh H, Pippin JA, Green DW, Boswell CB, Hirose CT, Mokadam N, Drebin JA. HER2/neu antisense targeting of human breast carcinoma. Oncogene 2000; 19(53):6138-43.
Boswell CB, Doherty GM. Diseases of the Appendix. In: The Washington Manual of Surgery, 2nd Edition. Doherty GM, Ed. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 1999.
Roh H, Boswell CB, Hirose C, Pippin J, Drebin JA. Synergistic antitumor effects of HER2/neu antisense oligodeoxynucleotides and conventional chemotherapeutic agents. Surgery 1999; 126:413-21.
Boswell CB, Pippin J, Drebin JA. Downregulation of HER2/neu expression using combinations of antisense oligonucleotides and monoclonal antibodies results in enhanced antitumor effects. Surgical Forum XLIX 1998; 456-57.
Roh H, Pippin J, Boswell CB, Drebin JA. Antisense oligonucleotides specific for the HER2/neu oncogene inhibit the growth of human breast carcinoma cells that overexpress HER2/neu. Journal of Surgical Research 1998; 77:85-90.
Boswell CB, McAndrews JM. Safety in minimally invasive therapies: Botox, fillers, and light-based procedures. In: Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery. Young VL, Botney R, Eds. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2009, pp. 389-435.
Young VL, Boswell CB. Managing patients who smoke. In: Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery. Young VL, Botney R, Eds. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing, 2009, pp. 165-196.
Boswell CB. Body contouring following massive weight loss. Missouri Medicine 2010 (in press).
Boswell CB, Engel SJ, Young VL, Watson ME. Very-Large-Volume Liposuction. QMP Plastic Surgery Pulse News, 2011; 3(1); On-line Newsletter.
Boswell CB. Skincare Science: Update on topical retinoids. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2006; 26(2): 233-39.