Dr. Michael N. Desvigne. A true plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who has chosen to dedicate his expertise to both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr, Desvigne believes performing reconstructive surgery has made him a better cosmetic surgeon and performing cosmetic surgery has made him a better reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Desvigne is board certified in plastic surgery, general surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. In his cosmetic surgical practice, Dr. Desvigne performs most procedures under local anesthesia and or “twilight” to minimize patient costs and avoid the additional risks of general anesthesia.
Dr. Desvigne is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a world renowned lecturer and consultant in wound management and has created multiple programs to assist hospitals to create centers of excellence in wound care.
Originally from New York City, after graduating with honors with a BS in psychology, Dr. Desvigne attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the Department of Defense Medical School. He served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force as a medical student, flight surgeon and general surgeon. He performed his general surgery training at David Grant USAF Medical Center in Northern California and completed two additional years as a research fellow in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He then served at Osan Air Force Base in Korea as a general surgeon and flight surgeon, earning Pacific Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year. There, he met his wife who shares his love of animals, outdoor activities, fitness and travel.
After Korea, Dr. Desvigne completed his three-year residency training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas at San Antonio, followed by additional fellowship training in cosmetic surgery in Maui, Hawaii.
In his spare time, Dr. Desvigne refuels by running, swimming, boating, cooking, reading, and writing, and social entrepreneurism. He enjoys giving back to the community by performing humanitarian missions alongside his wife.
As an experienced surgeon whose focus is results and safety, Dr. Desvigne elected to partner with his longtime associates at Ciao Bella to create a premier cosmetic surgical group. As a team we can do exponentially more than one individual to achieve unprecedented results and optimized safety.