Meet Dr. Drehsen
Over the past quarter century, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Christian Drehsen, M.D. has served thousands of patients, perfecting a fusion of the art and science of cosmetic surgery and becoming one of the most innovative and skilled surgeons in the country. He has an impeccable eye for beauty and a keen sense of symmetry and proportion. His aesthetic instincts and artistic passion have helped produce extraordinarily natural results.
Dr. Drehsen has dedicated himself to the specialized field of cosmetic surgery, and has earned his place as one of Florida’s leading cosmetic surgeons. Well known for his exceptional skill in performing facial procedures, he has overcome the common limitations of standard face lift procedures and developed an original technique for facial rejuvenation, the Refresher Face Lift, which helps you recover your unique beauty with natural looking results.
Dr. Drehsen is also one of the first board certified plastic surgeons to pioneer the use of stem cell enriched fat micrografts in facial rejuvenation. This process extracts live stem cells from your own fat for reinjection in other areas of the body. It is increasingly used for both reconstructive and aesthetic needs. While it is still new and evidence is accumulating, stem cell enriched fat micrografting shows great promise to heal and restore youthful volumes and skin tone and to repair damage from sun, age, hormonal changes, acne, radiation treatments and other damaging agents.
Today, Dr. Drehsen is one of the most experienced surgeons using this technique and technology in the world. Born in Belgium, where he received his Bachelor of Science, he attended medical school at the Free University of Brussels. Upon completion of his Doctorate of Medicine, he came to the United States, where he received a complete training in general surgery followed by a comprehensive training in all fields of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville (Kentucky) under the direction of Dr. Leonard Weiner, Professor of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Drehsen also trained in hand surgery under the renowned hand surgeon, Dr. Harold Kleinert, and in microsurgery under the direction of Dr. Robert Ackland, Associate Professor of Surgery and pioneer in the field of microsurgery. During his residency at Morton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Dr. Drehsen kept close contact with the burn unit and developed strong pediatric plastic surgery skills as well.
Over the years, Dr. Drehsen has employed his broad surgical experience and his demanding, goal-oriented, aesthetic approach to the field of cosmetic surgery to help his patients achieve their ultimate dream of beauty. His greatest interest has been in the development of a subtle and natural facial rejuvenation technique called the Refresher Face Lift, which refines the most advanced face lift methods to obtain a naturally refreshed look.
Dr. Drehsen’s artistry, skill, and expertise have been recognized by both local and national media through his appearances on television, and radio, as well as by his medical colleagues through numerous national peer reviewed medical publications. He has also written a number of medical articles.
Qualifications & Honors
- Serving as an expert consultant and commentator for cosmetic surgery in a variety of media including radio, magazine and TV
- Voted as the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons of 2012
- Selected as one of Plastic Surgery Practices Magazine’s 2010 Top Twenty Doctors – “Artist and Visionary”
- Voted as one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumer Research Counsel of America
- Recipient of the Florida Medical Association “Distinguished Physician” Award
- “America’s Top Physician” in Plastic Surgery 2009
- “America’s Top Surgeon” in Plastic Surgery 2009
- Patient’s Choice Award – 2008/2009
- “America’s Top Physician” in Plastic Surgery 2004-2005
- HealthGrades® Honor Roll/Recognized Doctor
- Member, Florida Medical Association
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, American Board of Plastic Surgery