About Dr. Keagle
Aesthetic surgery is unique in the way our emotional desires for our body image are intertwined with our rational need for technical expertise.
When we consider our body image, we feel Emotional:
We want compassion, insight and understanding from our doctor.
When we consider our surgeon: we think Rationally:
We want a master technician with only the highest standards of medical training and care.
Why Dr. Keagle? Compassion + Expertise.
In selecting your aesthetic surgeon, you are wise to seek a balance between compassion and expertise, and Dr. Keagle's unique qualifications are compelling:
- One of the most credentialed of all plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area
- One of the few double-board-certified surgeons in the area
- One of only a handful of plastic surgeons with 10 years of postgraduate training
- A diplomate of the American Board of Surgery & Plastic Surgery
- One of only a few women working as plastic surgeons in Los Angeles
- One of the select few women to complete a UCLA Craniofacial Fellowship focused on the deep intricacies underlying surgical work on the face
- Selected by her peers as one of Pasadena Magazine's Top Doctors (2009)
- Named Executive Board Member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (2011/2012)
- Elected to the Executive Medical Board at California Hospital Medical Center (2012/13)
- Appointed Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Medical School (2013)
Dr. Keagle's connection to Southern California actually began in Chicago, where she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern University — and met her husband, a Los Angeles native.
From there, she began ten years of postgraduate training, including residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, at the prestigious University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
While at UCSF, Dr. Keagle studied the basic science and biology behind scar and wound healing in a two-year research fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The scene then changed to Westwood, where she was selected for the Craniofacial Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, dedicated to helping children and adults with cleft lip and palate deformities.
The UCLA fellowship gave Dr. Keagle uncommonly precise knowledge of how the facial appearance is affected by surgical procedures.
Working under the tutelage of Dr. Henry Kawamoto, she was only the third woman among more than two-dozen fellows in the program’s history to gain this intensive training and experience operating on the facial bones, soft tissue and skin.
Following her work at UCLA, Dr. Keagle became an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she performed surgeries, taught fellows, residents and medical students, and received a Seattle Children’s Hospital grant for basic science research.
Then in 2008, she and her family moved back to Southern California to be closer to family.
As a working mother of two...
Dr. Keagle understands the needs of professional parents and is eager to spend time with you to listen to your desires, understand your needs and customize a surgical plan just for you.
She also appreciates the demands on your time and knows that a swift return to your everyday life requires particular attention to detail.
Today, she is part of the Downtown Plastic Surgery team at Good Samaritan Hospital, in partnership with Dr. Jeffrey Rosenberg, also board-certified in Plastic Surgery and an esteemed member of the plastic surgery community.
Together, they carry on a tradition of 50 years of premier plastic surgery in Downtown Los Angeles serving patients from across LA, including DTLA, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park and Mt. Washington.
Dr. Keagle also spends several days a month working at the Cleft Palate Clinic at White Memorial Hospital, where she performs face and jaw surgeries on children with cleft lip, palate and other congenital deformities.
Why choose a board-certified plastic surgeon?
Finding a plastic surgeon you can trust means looking beyond pretty pictures and promotions to proof that your physician has met the rigorous standards of her professional peers:
- Complete at least six years of surgical training following medical school with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training
- Training averages sixteen years of post-high school education
- Comprehensive oral and written exams
- Accredited medical school diploma
- Continuing medical education, including annual patient safety training
- Surgery performed in accredited, state-licensed, or Medicare-certified facilities
- Adheres to a strict code of ethics
- Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is not easily obtained
- State and government certifications don't require a surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer