Dr. Kenneth Sanders
Facial Plastic Surgeon
My love for plastic surgery began early in my medical training. Most of our first year in medical school was spent in the anatomy lab. I was enamored with the face, head, and neck area. There is so much intricate anatomy stuffed in a tiny area. This interest spilled over into my later years of medical school as I decided what area to study. As the decision to do a surgical specialty was cemented in my mind, I knew it had to be in the head and neck area. I considered neurosurgery for a short time but finally pushed forward into the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery field. After six years of training in this field with a strong focus on Facial Plastics, I was accepted into a Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship. This is where I honed my skills in the complicated area of the face, head, and neck. I completed all training in June 2002 and started my practice the next month. With my wife Lynn at my side—running the practice, I began changing the field as it was known in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. Never before had there been a Facial Plastic Surgeon in private practice in our area, and some said it could not be done. That is about all I needed to hear to take on the challenge. Since then, we have built a well-respected, fully cosmetic practice that offers procedures and treatments from head to toe. Some of my guiding principles revolve around excellent patient experience while in our care. My employees have heard me say, "How can we make this the Ritz Carlton approach?" when discussing patient care. I also like to consider what I would do for a family member or close friend when recommending a procedure for a patient. This has always kept me in the right frame of mind while delivering exceptional results. My favorite surgeries are Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) and Hair Transplants. Rhinoplasty is a very challenging surgery, and only a few surgeons are fond of them because of this. It is very fulfilling to accept the role of problem solver in one of the most complicated surgeries in Plastic surgery. I love doing all my injections with Botox and dermal fillers, which allows me to get to know my patients. They are already comfortable with me and my approach when a more invasive procedure is needed. Another area of interest lately is non-invasive and minimally-invasive body sculpting. Again, many said this technology would not amount to a hill of beans. Still, I blazed the trail and now have the most complete non-surgical body sculpting practice in North Louisiana. It is always enjoyable to consult with a patient for whom surgery is not an option, but body sculpting is the goal. After a full discussion of the technology available for their particular problem, we decide on a plan of action that leaves them feeling more confident in their body's appearance. Away from work, I love to work out in a local CrossFit gym 5-7 days a week. It is my way to recover from the everyday stresses of running a busy office or operating room. You can find me in the gym from about 5-7 almost every weekday and in the mornings on weekends. I have been doing CrossFit competitions since 2014 and was ranked as high as 11 in the world in my age group in 2022. I love surprising the young guys and girls in the gym with my performance in a workout. Another interest is racing. I watch Formula 1 with a passion. Indy car, NASCAR, and almost any other car racing will also get my attention. I take my Porsche 911 GT3RS to the track often—I try to go once a month if Lynn gives me the time off. I look forward to meeting you and delivering results and care above your expectations!
Lynn Sanders, RN
I have always been fascinated with beauty! I started off in beauty school, but quickly realized nursing was my true calling. I went to nursing school and never looked back. Over the years of building our cosmetic practice, I have taken special training courses in laser treatments and medical-grade skincare, to name a few. I enjoy attending facial plastic surgery conferences and learning about anything medical or cosmetic related! I believe my biggest contribution to our team is my 43 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, with 21 of those years spent as an aesthetic nurse, 16 years as an ER nurse, and almost 6 years in the operating room. I have seen it all and have crazy ER stories for days! These days, I am the practice coordinator and oversee the clinic staff and our onsite Facial Plastic Surgery Center. I prep and recover patients for surgery as well as circulate in the OR during surgery. I have watched my husband and numerous other surgeons over my 40+ years in the medical field perform all kinds of surgeries, but it never gets old to me – I love being in the OR! My favorite surgery to assist is Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) because there is nothing like seeing a patient’s joy and happiness after removing their splint and revealing to them their new nose! I know that surgery can be nerve-wracking for most, which is why I try to help calm their nerves by sharing my own experiences. It’s comforting to speak with someone who has been through it personally and I enjoy building relationships with our patients in this way. One thing I am especially proud of is the continuity of care we provide for our patients. Our Facial Plastic Surgery team is also our clinic staff, which means our patients are followed through their entire journey with the same friendly faces, from initial consultation to post-operative care. Most of people don’t know that I am Dr. Sanders’s wife of 32 years, and they are often surprised to learn that not only do I work, but I have been a nurse for over 40 years. Fun Fact: My husband and I met each other while we were both working as nurses – most people also don’t know that he was a nurse before he went to medical school! I have one son, Dustin, and together we have two sons, Dane and Lance. Both attended Louisiana Tech where Dane attained a degree in Environmental Science, and Lance in Construction Engineering. No interest in medicine ;) but we are very proud of our boys and the careers they have worked hard to create for themselves. Dustin spends his days staying busy with the several companies he is involved in. I absolutely love what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else! In our free time, we love to travel, and I absolutely must stop at any and every antique store I can find! We enjoy when our boys come to visit, where we mostly spend time by the pool and grilling steaks with their dad. My most favorite vacation was our trip to Ireland several years ago – the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen and we made really fun memories together! Fingers crossed we can visit Europe again soon!
LPNII - Medical Assistant
Hey, y’all! My name is Reneé and I am one of Dr. Sanders’s nurses. I have always had an interest in plastic surgery, but my passion truly ignited when I was around 35 years old. After years of being a sun-worshipper and not protecting my skin, I noticed that I was beginning to look older than I felt and was not happy with what I saw in the mirror without makeup. That’s when I knew I wanted to help others feel confident in their own skin. My training has been mostly hands-on under the guidance of Dr. Sanders and other highly skilled physicians and surgeons. Not only have I acquired a vast knowledge of less invasive options for aging like Botox and Dermal Fillers while working closely with Dr. Sanders, but I also love passing on my knowledge to patients of non-surgical options to improve the appearance of the skin with lasers and medical-grade skincare products and procedures. These are crucial to optimal outcomes of both non-invasive and invasive procedures as healthy skin is essential for best results. As a member of our Facial Plastic Surgery Team, my role is to be a constant resource for patients who are considering a surgical procedure. I help educate them about the process of surgery – before, during, and after – by sharing my own personal experiences when applicable. Dr. Sanders performed his favorite surgery, Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), on me 15 years ago and still to this day I am proud to show off my beautiful nose to patients interested in this surgery! I’m a great asset to patients in helping them overcome doubts and misinformation they may have come across from “Doctor Google”. A woman of few words, I am not! One of my greatest strengths is taking my time with our patients at each visit, providing exceptional care and thorough information regarding their surgical journey, and passing along pearls of wisdom gained by watching other patients’ experiences. Something unique to our practice is the cohesion and support for our patients in that the same nurses they meet at their initial consultation are also the same nurses aiding Dr. Sanders during their surgery, as well as by their side when they wake up from surgery. We are all invested in our patients’ outcomes and our patients can feel this at each visit. Seeing the joy on our patients’ faces when we sit down together to review their before-and-after photos is something I truly never tire of experiencing. I cherish our patients as if they are my own family and this is a magical moment for myself just as much as it is for them! It is important to each of us that our patients feel like family and feel welcomed returning to the office for other services which eventually become part of their rejuvenation routine. I love hearing their appreciation for the attentiveness and quality of care they have received throughout their journey from our entire team. It is truly fulfilling to know I have made a difference in their lives. When patients are nervous or anxious about their surgery, I first remind them these are natural and valid feelings. I do my best to identify specific concerns they may have, and reassure them they are in the best of hands under the precise and meticulous care of Dr. Sanders. Reminding them of not only his expert knowledge and 20+ years of experience working exclusively on faces, but also of his training under one of the “Founding Fathers” of Facial Plastics – Dr. Stucker. Staying up to date with the latest education and advancements in this industry is essential to me. One of Dr. Sanders’s passions is teaching; he has created an environment in which our entire team feels encouraged to ask questions, pursue continued education, and receive appropriate training when incorporating new techniques or technologies into our practice. I have also learned a vast amount of knowledge through my colleagues in their areas of expertise. When I am not working, I enjoy channeling my creativity through my DIY projects at home, my favorite being designing silk floral arrangements for special occasions for family and friends. When the weather is nice, you might find me partaking in primitive camping or even getting muddy on a 4-wheeler/side-by-side. My family is very important to me; I love spending girl-time with my daughter, Rylie, when she’s able to break away from her Radiology School studying. My sister, my mother, and I are also very close – we are so much alike that it can be hard to get a word in when the three of us are together! Oh, and I can’t forget to mention my furry best friend, Shine! She is a Labrador-New Foundland mix and loves to be right by my side when I’m home. I have a strong affinity for dogs and animal rescue. I donate to the local rescues, including Caddo Parish Animal Control, and another near to my heart: Nova’s Heart, which is an organization aiding in the care of animals belonging to those less fortunate, the unhoused and unsheltered. I look forward to meeting you!
NRCMA - Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant
NRCST - Nationally Registered Certified Surgical Technician
Hi, I’m Krista! I assist Dr. Sanders in clinic and during surgery. Prior to joining our team, I worked in Orthopedics for over 8 years, learning from some of the best surgeons in the country. With my 10+ years of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant, I feel that I bring to our office not only a vast amount of knowledge but an air of confidence in “trusting the process” and remaining calm in any situation. Since working for Dr. Sanders, I’ve become a Certified Surgical Technician and have spent the last three years as his Surgical First-Assist in the operating room at our onsite Surgery Center. I have always had an interest in the medical field but most definitely have found my niche in the cosmetic world! I love what I do and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help people look and feel gorgeous and confident! My position working both in the clinic and at Dr. Sanders’s side during surgery gives me a unique edge in that I’m able to provide extremely detailed information and explanations to any questions patients may have regarding their procedures and surgeries. One of my proudest accomplishments on our team is how I’ve hones the skill of staying one step ahead of Dr. Sanders during procedures and in the OR, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. It is so rewarding to see how happy our patients are after their procedures or surgeries and see their confidence exude! One of the most satisfying parts of my job is post-operative visits. Not only am I meticulous and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of carefully removing Dr. Sanders’s perfectly placed suturing, but reviewing before-and-after photos with our patients is exciting to me! We build such strong relationships with our patients which makes witnessing their “first reaction” that much sweeter and meaningful to me. When it comes to working with Dr. Sanders, my approach is to listen, watch, and learn to think like he does. Understanding his way of thinking is essential to ensuring a seamless surgery and experience for the patient. He is a wealth of knowledge and encourages questions from not only his staff but patients as well. Learning from a skilled surgeon with as many years of experience as Dr. Sanders is a privilege. His patience and passion for teaching is rare among providers in the medical field and is something that truly sets us apart from other practices. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, James, and our daughters, Stella and Nora. We have a lovable black Labrador named Luna who she thinks she is a lap dog! I love working out, cooking, and gardening in the evenings and on weekends to decompress and relax. I thrive in the fast-paced work environment of our cosmetic practice clinic and surgery center. I love getting to know our patients and being a vital role in their experiences with Dr. Sanders. My best piece of advice for our patients is reminding them that resting after a surgery is of the utmost importance for their body to heal, as well as being patient with the healing process. I can feel they are comforted by the extremely attentive and thorough care we provide, and it is a joy to be by their side encouraging them every step of the way!
At Dr. Sanders’s office, we truly value quality over quantity. My team and I create sincere relationships with our patients and pride ourselves on giving them the highest level of care. I have been part of our team for over four years and during that time I have attended specialized training courses in the aesthetic industry such as business education through CoolSculpting University and many Allergan trainings. My biggest achievement working for Dr. Sanders and Lynn has been moving up the ranks in the office. I started out as the receptionist with zero knowledge of the aesthetic world. I have worked up to becoming not just the office manager but incredibly well-versed in the products, procedures, and surgeries we offer. It has been an exciting journey and I take great pride in my work, and I’m passionate about the industry. I feel the size of our team is something unique about us which sets us apart from other providers. Having the small staff that we do allows us to provide a more personalized experience for our patients. When you become a patient of ours, you are not just another name on the schedule, each of you are important to us and we are committed to making sure your visits are as positive as possible. When I am not busy ensuring our patients have the best experience in our office, I am at home with my fur baby, Cali, and boyfriend, Brian! I look forward to starting a family someday, but in the meantime, Cali keeps me busy as her full-time Dog Mom! She thinks she is human and we have yet to tell her otherwise ;) We love spending lazy weekends around the house together when Cali isn’t insisting we go play outside! I am always on the hunt for a good book or new Netflix show to binge! Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little better!
After over two decades working in dental clinics, I found myself drawn to the world of aesthetics when I moved to Louisiana 1.5 years ago. My own experience as a patient at Dr. Sanders' office opened up this new avenue for me, and I jumped at the chance to join this incredible team. It's so rewarding to help others feel great about their appearance. Focusing mainly on BodySculpting treatments like CoolSculpting, Morpheus8, and Emsculpt Neo, I find it truly fulfilling to witness my patients' transformations. It's not just about the treatments; I'm here to educate and show you all the amazing possibilities we have in store. Seeing someone's confidence bloom as they go through their journey is why I love what I do. For me, connecting with patients starts with understanding what they already know and then building on that foundation. Having been on the other side of the treatment myself, I know how important it is to feel informed and at ease. My goal is always to make your experience as comfortable and enlightening as possible. When I'm not in the clinic, you can find me enjoying the great outdoors, fishing with my husband and son, or on shopping trips with my daughters. Being a mom has been the ultimate lesson in juggling responsibilities and organizing my life, and I bring those same skills to my work every day. I'm a lifelong learner, always eager to enhance my skills and keep up with the latest in aesthetics. Building a trusting relationship with my clients, especially those new to aesthetic treatments, is so important. It's all about active listening, being transparent, and providing continuous support throughout your aesthetic journey. A bit of fun fact about me – I grew up as a Navy kid and spent three thrilling years in high school in Cuba. The love for travel and new experiences has always stayed with me. Joining the team here felt like finding a second family from day one. I'm looking forward to growing with the clinic and taking on new responsibilities as we move forward. I'm excited to meet each of you and help guide you on your path to looking and feeling your best. Can't wait to see you at Dr. Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastics!
I'm the newest face around Dr. Kenneth Sanders' office and super excited to be here! My journey into aesthetics started with a simple love for skincare and wanting to make everyone feel gorgeous in their own skin. I'm all about the science behind skincare and how it can totally transform us. I spent six intense but amazing months in aesthetician school, surrounded by some incredible women, many of whom were juggling being moms and students. It was so inspiring! I learned not just about skincare, but about the strength and resilience of women. I can't wait to be a mom myself one day, and I owe so much to these women for showing me how it's done. Right now, I’m totally into Morpheus8 – it's my favorite thing to do! My goal is to soak up as much as I can from Dr. Sanders and the awesome team here. I'm all about using what I learn to help our patients and build long-term relationships. I'm keeping up with all the cool, new stuff in skincare to give the best to our clients. When I'm not at work, you'll find me hanging with my adorable rescue dog, Ita, and spoiling my nephew Angus – he's the coolest little guy! My skincare routine? ZO Skin Health and SkinMedica are my go-tos every morning and night. Gotta practice what you preach, right? My must-have product? SkinMedica's Instant Bright Eye Cream – it's a game-changer for smooth, bright under-eyes. Being the youngest in the office, I think I bring a fresh perspective, and I'm learning so much from the amazing women here. A fun bit about me: I was a dancer for 13 years and even got to travel for competitions. But the thing I'm proudest of? Being an aunt to Angus. He's my world! Looking ahead, I see myself growing and thriving here at Dr. Sanders' office. And down the line, I want to be the go-to for anyone's skincare routine. So, that's a bit about me! I can't wait to meet all of you and help you on your skincare journey. Let's get you feeling amazing about your skin!