Heartland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the premier cosmetic surgery practice in Des Moines, Iowa. Cosmetic surgery at Heartland is always of the highest quality and we never compromise our patients care or comfort. Dr. Eugene Cherny is proud to be a part of our local community. At Heartland we take great pride in serving the needs of the community.
Eugene J. Cherny, M.D., F.A.C.S.
-Doctor of Medicine
-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Eugene J. Cherny, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the director of Heartland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College in his hometown of Chicago. Dr. Cherny has been practicing in Des Moines since 1989 and is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. See more of Dr. Cherny's credentials here.
Melissa Jackson, R.N.
-Cosmetic Injection Specialist
Melissa has been an integral member of Heartland Plastic Surgery since 2008. She began her career in the operating room caring for our patients before, during, and after their surgeries. Working alongside Dr. Cherny, Melissa gained education to transition from the OR to facial aesthetics. As a nurse injector she combines her knowledge of facial anatomy, clinical expertise and caring nature to achieve a natural looking result. Her experience involves the administration of Neurotoxins (i.e. Botox/Dysport) and injectable fillers, such as Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane Lyft. Aside from facial aesthetics, Melissa also performs body contouring with the use of CoolSculpting, a non-surgical fat reduction procedure. Melissa’s focus is helping patients reach their aesthetic goals while providing safe and realistic expectations.
Jennifer Jensen started at Heartland Plastic Surgery in May of 2017 bringing over eight years of experience in esthics. She received her certification in Esthiology from the Aveda Institute Des Moines in 2012. She specializes in medical grade facials and peels to enhance and restore a natural, more youthful look. She offers her patients a combination of extensive product knowledge and unique treatment techniques, which she combines with superior attention to detail to deliver unparalleled results. During her time at Heartland she as achieved certifications on the Venus Versa Laser, CoolSculpting and CoolTone. Jen also has extensive training with the HydraFacial along with several pharmaceutical grade products lines available at Heartland.
When Jen isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her husband, Shane, and her seven children and one grandchild. In her free time she also enjoys decorating, gardening and baking.
Chelsea attended Iowa School of Beauty in 2015 and joined Heartland Plastic Surgery in January of 2017. Her goal is to provide a visual difference and appearance to maintaining beautiful skin. Chelsea is knowledgeably trained in Venus Laser, Skin Peels, HydraFacial, CoolSculpting & CoolTone as well as skincare lines such as Revision, Alastin and Obagi.
She is expecting her first baby in July and loves to spend time with her family, friends, and fur babies. Chelsea enjoys the outdoors, camping, decorating, and socializing.
To repair the injured, restore the disfigured, and comfort the hurting; to improve the function, appearance, and self image of our patients with skill, knowledge, and compassion; and to pursue excellence in our healing art at all times.
To help people look better, feel better, and improve the quality of life providing caring and thoughtful treatment.