Dr. Biggerstaff is a Nebraska native, born and raised in Lincoln. He completed his undergraduate degree from Creighton University, with a bachelor of science in physics. He attained his doctorate of medicine degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine in 2012. He completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Creighton University, and then completed his plastic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine in 2020. He is Board Eligible for his plastic surgery certification pending completion of both written and oral board exams.
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GET TO KNOW DR. BIGGERSTAFF
Dr. Biggerstaff grew up in Lincoln, NE and dedicated much of his time during his younger years playing soccer, in which he excelled—playing on club teams from both the Lincoln and Omaha area. After graduating from high school, he attended Creighton University, where he studied physics, as well as the other premedical basic sciences, and was a member and team captain of the competitive Creighton Men’s soccer team that routinely advanced deep into the NCAA championship tournaments.
In addition to his passion for growing his cosmetic surgery practice, he gets much joy in life from his family. He met his lovely wife, Kaleena, while living in Omaha prior to medical school and they were married after completion of his medical school in 2013. They have two young boys, named Enzo and Ira.
After completing five years of general surgery training during his residency at Creighton University, his plastic surgery training brought him to Orange County, California, one of the country’s hotbeds of plastic surgery. There, he underwent three additional years of plastic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, one of the most comprehensive training programs in the country. While there, he was able to learn from and work alongside of many surgeons at the forefront of the plastic surgery field, including extensive aesthetic surgery experience working in Newport Beach with several prominent aesthetic plastic surgeons.
While he and his family enjoyed their time in California, they were very happy for the opportunity to get back to the Omaha area. He feels very fortunate for the opportunity to join such a well-regarded and well-established practice with an excellent reputation for both safety and outstanding aesthetic outcomes. He is excited to join a team of great and experienced surgeons, and is looking forward to bringing his own skillset, knowledge and some fresh ideas to the table.
Q & A WITH DR. BIGGERSTAFF
What was your first job?
I worked summers as a plumbing apprentice for my Father’s family plumbing business during the summers from age 12 through high school.
Prior to starting my medical education, I worked as a server at an upscale steakhouse.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
My favorite activity is spending time with my lovely wife and two young kids. I also enjoy being active and being outdoors, live music shows, and cooking.
What is your favorite movie?
Always a tough question to single one out…. Several that come to mind:
- The Great Outdoors
- Planes, trains and automobiles
- The Usual Suspects
- Forest Gump
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I am pretty sure I could eat Chipotle without ever getting tired of it.
On a side note, if I had to pick one condiment only for the rest of my life it would for sure be mustard.
Do you have any pets?
I have an amazing cat named Armando
What is your favorite sports team?
As a former Bluejay I am a very big Creighton Basketball and Soccer fan.
Growing up in lincoln I am a Husker football fan.
I also follow the English Premier League
What made you decide to become a plastic and cosmetic surgeon?
Once I had decided on a career in medicine, it was immediately clear to me that a surgical specialty was the best fit for two main reasons: 1) I have always loved hands-on work, and 2) I love the immediate impact that surgery offers.
Plastic surgery specifically appealed to me as a specialty because it is very principle-based. It is often times referred to as the problem solver’s specialty. While many surgical procedures across many specialties have a clearly defined steps and endpoint, in plastic surgery there are often numerous solutions to any given problem. This gives us the chance to apply more creativity, thoughtfulness, and/or ingenuity in our daily practice. Furthermore, the aesthetic outcome is also very important, and this further satisfies my creative and artistic side.
As for aesthetic surgery: I enjoy the creativity and aesthetic aspects that define aesthetic surgery, and good before-after photo comparisons are fun and satisfying. Ultimately, however, what I have found most satisfying with aesthetic surgery are the positive environment and the positive patient relationships. I love being in a specialty where patients actually want to come see their surgeon and look forward to having their surgery and look forward to their follow-up visits. Its very satisfying to remove surgical dressings and see how happy patients are with their results, and see them achieve higher confidence and self-esteem as a result. It is a very rewarding feeling to be able to make that kind of positive impact for my patients.