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Christopher Tolan

"With a balance of compassion, skill, and expertise, Dr. Christopher Tolan delivers exceptional patient care and transformational results in his plastic surgery practice."

Rebecca Suess


Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology

Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine

Member of the American Academy of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery

Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) Faculty Member


With over two decades of experience in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Christopher Tolan knew that he wanted to start a different kind of facial plastic surgery clinic. One, which respected that the health and vitality of our appearance is multifaceted, and thus, deserved a multidimensional approach. As a result, Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery was born and has quickly become one of the most respected and prominent surgical clinics in the Midwest. The clinic offers patients the empowerment of education and choice and truly put their best interests at heart. 

Dr. Tolan’s medical background is homegrown. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and went on to complete his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. While in training, Dr. Tolan became interested in plastic surgery after observing children who had undergone repair of congenital facial deformities, such as cleft lip and palate. He felt passionate about making a difference in these children’s’ lives and anyone who suffers from this condition. As a result, he decided to dedicate his training in residency, fellowship, and clinical practice to reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face and neck. To this day, Dr. Tolan continues to perform hundreds of cleft lip and palate surgeries both locally and internationally. He also participates yearly in medical mission trips to provide surgical cleft care to those in need.

Following his residency, Dr. Tolan pursued his fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California – Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. Since the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Tolan has also received certifications from both The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Tolan is also a member of The American Society of Laser Medicine and The American Academy of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery. These credentials and qualifications make him one of the most unique and sought after facial plastic surgeons in the Midwest.

Dr. Tolan has become a regional leader in the cosmetic injectable world. He serves as a national trainer for Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, instructing other physicians and healthcare providers on the most up-to-date techniques for the proper use of Botox® and dermal fillers. In addition to his national training events, Dr. Tolan has appeared as a guest expert on both television and radio. He is proud to have been voted an area Top Doctor by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine several times. Adamant about enriching the education of others in his field, Dr. Tolan has also served as a physician consultant and educator for one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies.