Dr. Christian Drehsen: Founder & Director


Christian Drehsen, MD, has dedicated his life to perfecting the art and science of cosmetic surgery. His commitment has led him to become one of the most innovative, skilled and respected surgeons in the country.

Dr. Drehsen is devoted to producing natural results, believing in an exclusively holistic approach to surgery. By subtly altering and refining your features to bring out your innate beauty, he’s able to improve your appearance in a way that looks and feels natural because at Clinique, less is more. With an impeccable eye for beauty and an inherent sense of symmetry and proportion, Dr. Drehsen’s aesthetic instincts and artistic passion have allowed him to produce exquisite results for thousands of patients.

Highly respected in the industry for his unparalleled skill in facial plastic surgery, Drehsen is specifically known for developing the signature RefresherLift℠, an innovative procedure that overcomes the limitations of the standard facelift. It’s become one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures among discerning patients due to its focus on sculpting natural results that cannot be attained with more traditional facelift approaches. Due to this unique approach, Dr. Drehsen is now known as Dr. RefresherLift.

Christian Drehsen, MD, was born in Belgium, and received his medical degree at the Free University of Brussels. From there, he moved to the United States where he received training in general surgery, followed by comprehensive training in all fields of plastic surgery at the University of Louisville, Kentucky under the direction of Dr. Leonard Weiner. He also studied hand surgery under the world-renowned hand surgeon Dr. Harold Kleinert, and in microsurgery with direction from Dr. Robert Ackland. During his residency at Morton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Dr. Drehsen kept close contact with the burn unit where he developed strong pediatric skills.

Over the years, Dr. Drehsen has applied his broad surgical experience and demanding aesthetic approach to cosmetic surgery to help his patients achieve their ultimate dream of beauty. His artistry and technical skill have been recognized by both the local and national media with appearances on television and radio, as well as by his medical colleagues through  national peer-reviewed presentations and medical publications. Dr. Drehsen has been featured in the top-rated magazine Cosmetic Surgery Times for his focus and dedication to facial plastic surgery, including his renowned signature RefresherLift℠.

Dr. Drehsen Accolades:

St. Petersburg FL Best Doctors 2016

New Beauty Top Doctors 2016

New Beauty Top Doctors 2015

Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons 2012 Issue

Plastic Surgery Practice Best of 2012 Issue

Plastic Surgery Practice Best of 2011 Issue

Plastic Surgery Practice Best of 2010 Issue

Patients Choice Awards 2009

Tampa Bay Best Doctors 2007 Issue

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