SIU Facial cosmetic, breast cosmetic / reconstructive, and body contouring surgery, Springfield, IL

Franziska Huettner,MD,PhD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Institute for Plastic Surgery




Dr. Franziska Huettner is a fellowship trained, double board certified, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing in cosmetic facial, cosmetic and reconstructive breast, as well as body contouring surgery. After completing her Plastic Surgery Residency in Birmingham, Alabama, under the guidance of Dr.  Louis O Vasconez, one of the famous leaders in Plastic Surgery, she received additional training during her fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery of the face, breast, and body at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation under the guidance of Dr. Jim E. Zins.  Dr. Huettner then remained on staff as teaching faculty at the Cleveland Clinic foundation before joining as Assistant Professor of Surgery and a partner at the Institute for Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Huettner grew up and lived in Germany until graduating from Medical School in 2005. In addition to earning her medical degree, she completed her PhD in Medical Science in the field of surgical oncology with summa cum laude at the Friedrich-Schiller- University, Jena, Germany. She completed her general surgery residency in Peoria, IL and is board certified in General Surgery.

Dr. Huettner is a member of the:

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

American Burn Association (ABA)

Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA)

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Warren C. Cole Society, as well as an associate fellow of the
American College of Surgeons (ACS)












Her clinical interests include:


  • Face and Neck lift surgery
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Brow lift
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Hand rejuvenation
  • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Arm lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Body contouring after massive weight loss
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast revision surgery
  • Gynecomastia correction
  • Buttock lift
  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Burn reconstruction
  • General Plastic and
  • Reconstructive surgery

Non- surgical / minimal invasive:

  • Cosmetic Botox®
  • Dysport®
  • Medical Botox ® (synkinesis treatment for Bell’s Palsy, excessive sweating)
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser treatment
  • Skin Care
  • Fillers
    • Restylen®
    • Restylen silk®
    • Voluma®
    • Juverderm XC®
    • RestaLyft®

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Dr. Huettner’s research interests include clinical outcomes, as well as quality improvement research in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

My approach:

"I feel privileged being given the opportunity to practice my passion of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at SIU in Springfield and to help improve the life’s of the people in the community with the knowledge I gained during my extensive training with the leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.  I am committed to treat my patients, their families, and loved ones, according to the highest standard of care and safety. My goal is to develop a treatment plan for each patient according their individual needs, wishes, and life circumstances in order to improve their medical condition and or physical appearance".

Accepting New Patients with minimal wait time – call 217-545-8000 / 271-545-7250 (Katie, RN)
Baylis medical Building, 3rd floor
747 N Rutledge, Springfield, IL, 62704

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