Plastic Surgery

LIFT Aesthetic Surgery in Missoula

Dr. Ryan Marshall
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

2835 Fort Missoula Road
Building 3, Suite 303
Missoula, MT 59804

For Appointments and other information, please call us at:
406 327-3895
406 327-4650 (fax)

Plastic surgery is an important medical specialty with procedures that help a wide range of people. One of its two branches is reconstructive surgery, which is done to correct defects from injuries, birth defects, and a variety of medical conditions. For example, women who have had one or both their breasts removed because of cancer, people with skin cancer, those with difficult wounds and many other injuries and conditions benefit from reconstructive surgery.

The other branch of plastic surgery is done to enhance appearance. It’s called cosmetic surgery, and although it isn’t intended to restore lost function it can make a significant difference in people’s lives. Many people feel they need a youthful appearance to compete in their job market. Others want to get rid of sagging skin after losing weight, and some people just want to feel more comfortable with their appearance.

At Community Physicians Group Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ryan Marshall, DO, excels in helping people achieve the best possible result from both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Marshall is a double-board certified, fellowship-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He holds active board certifications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as General Surgery. As a Doctor of Osteopathy, he has a unique approach to surgery that considers the mind, body and spirit of each patient along with their medical needs. Dr. Marshall will spend time with you to clarify your expectations, explain your procedure, and answer any questions you have. Learn more about Dr. Marshall.

Cosmetic Procedures

Please call LIFT Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a personalized consultation. Dr. Marshall will walk you thru the surgical options available, and he will provide you with a thorough description of your journey to a new you.

Dr. Marshall performs these cosmetic procedures:

Upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Aging, sun exposure and some medical conditions can cause eyelids to droop. This can make you look older than you feel, and even affect your vision. Surgery to correct this condition is called blepharoplasty. Learn more.

Face lift and neck lift

Facial and neck creases, lines and wrinkles, loose and sagging skin—all these can change the way we look as we age. These effects can happen even sooner for people who have had lots of sun exposure. Cosmetic surgery can improve these signs of aging, and help put your appearance more in line with how young you feel. Learn more.

Breast enhancement

This procedure, also called augmentation mammoplasty, helps women who want fuller breasts, including those who have reduced volume in their breasts after pregnancy or weight loss. It usually involves using breast implants to increase the fullness and modify the shape of your breasts. Learn more.

Breast lift

This procedure, also called mastopexy, is used to reshape breasts that are sagging, seem flat or elongated, have nipples that point downward, or are unsymmetrical. There are several breast lift techniques, and Dr. Marshall will explain which one will work best for your situation. Learn more.

Arm lift

Losing weight or just growing older can lead to loose, sagging skin under your upper arms. Although exercise can increase your muscles there, the only way to eliminate this drooping skin is arm lift surgery, also called brachioplasty. This procedure also tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue. Learn more.

Tummy tuck

A sagging, protruding abdomen can occur with age, after pregnancy or surgery, or after significant weight loss. If you’re overweight, losing pounds and exercising are still good strategies for loosing belly fat. But these methods may not give you the result you want, especially if they leave you with excess skin. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can remove that skin and excess fat, and give you a firmer abdominal profile. Learn more.

Thigh lift

Excess fat on thighs can cause the skin to sag or droop. This excess skin can persist after weight loss, and make walking difficult as well as affecting your appearance. Your skin may rub or chafe against the opposite thigh as you walk. A thigh lift can remove the extra skin and give your thighs a better contour. Learn more.


Losing weight can help you feel better and also improve your overall health. If specific areas remain a problem, liposuction can help. It removes fat deposits and reshapes your body contours in places such as thighs, hips, abdomen, waist, upper arms, cheeks, neck, calves and more. Learn more.

Body contouring after bariatric surgery

If you’ve lost significant weight, you probably feel great. But such weight loss can leave excess sagging skin and fat in many body areas. Body contouring can put the final touches on your weight loss by removing that excess tissue. Learn more.


In some cases you can achieve a specific cosmetic goal without surgery. Injectables are substances that can be injected into your skin to smooth wrinkles, enhance the shape of your lips, change the contours of your cheeks, and achieve other aesthetic goals. Learn more.

Reconstructive procedures

Reconstructive surgery requires a high degree of expertise to achieve the best outcome. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Marshall to discuss one following reconstructive procedures:

Hand Surgery

Medical conditions and injuries to your hand can impair your ability to perform even the simplest of everyday tasks. Reconstructive surgery at Community Medical Center can improve or restore lost function from injuries such as fractures, lacerations, damaged nerves or tendons, and amputations. We also treat conditions of the hand such as carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglions, Dupuytren’s contracture, and others. Learn more.

Breast reduction

Women with very large breasts can have a number of health problems, including neck and back pain, a rash under their breasts and difficulty sleeping. Large breasts also limit women’s ability to be physically active. A surgery called reduction mammoplasty can reduce the size of breasts, which relieves symptoms and allows for a more active and healthy lifestyle. Learn more.

Breast reconstruction

If you’ve had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, you can choose to have surgery to rebuild the shape of your breast. Dr. Marshall works closely with Community Cancer Care to coordinate the timing of your reconstructive surgery and ensure the best result. We also work with women who have had surgery in the past, or at a different facility. Learn more.

Complex wound management

When a wound doesn’t begin to heal in a few weeks, or doesn’t completely heal in about six weeks, it needs specialized care. Dr. Marshall works with Community Medical Center’s Wound Care Center to provide effective treatments, such as skin grafting and negative pressure therapy, to speed healing and minimize scarring. Visit our video library to learn more about procedures for managing complex wounds. Learn more.

Head and neck reconstruction

Broken facial bones, head and facial lacerations and other head and neck injuries require expert care to achieve the best healing. So do skin cancers, including melanoma, which need to be removed right away to avoid ongoing health problems. At Community Physicians Group Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Marshall employs the latest surgical techniques to treat these issues, and also to revise existing scars to make them less visible. Visit our video library to learn more about head and neck reconstructive surgery. Learn more.

Pediatric procedures

When children are injured, they need the best care quickly to ensure their wound heals correctly. Dr. Marshall is experienced at treating children with burns, facial and hand traumas such as broken bones or cuts, dog bites and other injuries. He also treats some pediatric medical conditions, such as skin lesions, pyogenic granuloma and both benign and malignant lesions. Visit our video library to learn more about reconstructive surgery for children. Learn more.


About Dr. Ryan P. Marshall

Dr. Marshall is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in cosmetic as well as reconstructive procedures. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, He then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed a five‐year residency in General Surgery, followed by a two‐year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marshall is double-board certified, with certifications in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and in General Surgery.

During his residency and fellowship training, Dr. Marshall received extensive training at prestigious medical centers such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; Westchester Medical Center; Geisinger Medical Center, and others.

Before coming to Montana, Dr. Marshall practiced in a Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery clinic in New York. He is committed to restoring function to people with injuries, birth defects and/or cancer, and he also takes pride in helping people look and feel their personal best. As a Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Marshall treats the whole person and always takes time to align his patients’ expectations with their surgery.

"Plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery can improve the lives of patients. I take pride in treating each of my patients as if they were my own family".” Ryan Marshall