The Cedar Rapids office is open and phones are answered between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
All appointments are scheduled in advance by calling the office at (319) 393-1902, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
New patients are always welcome!
Our staff will be pleased to assist you in any way possible and all efforts will be made to accommodate your schedule.
Everyone at our office is at your service.
Missed appointments are a loss to everyone. Your appointment is time kept open for you. If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 48 hours notice. This courtesy, on your part, will make it possible to give your appointment to another patient.
Health Insurance Plans
Our office participates with most health insurance plans which cover certain reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Covered procedures will vary with each insurance company -- our office staff will assist you in determining eligibility. Patients are responsible for deductibles, co-payments and remaining balances.
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Patients who undergo plastic surgery can look forward to gaining self-confidence and a sense of well being from looking, feeling and functioning at their best. For those who wish to enhance their appearance, today's cosmetic surgical procedures offer patients the opportunity to reshape physical features and improve their self-esteem.
Modern reconstructive surgical procedures can eliminate or minimize a wide range of physical abnormalities caused by accidents, disease and congenital defects, helping patients to enjoy full and normal lives.
At ACI, our focus is the complete satisfaction of all of our patients. Every effort is made to ensure that our patients make well-informed choices and achieve the best results possible, all within a personal and confidential setting.
Dr. Hawkes grew up in Utah where he attended college at the University of Utah, obtaining a Bachelor's degree and subsequently a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then attended medical school at the University of Utah. From there he completed General Surgery training at the University of Nebraska and is currently board certified in General Surgery. He went on to complete Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hawkes is board-certiied by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and recognized for meeting national standards for education, knowledge, experience, and skills to provide high-quality care in plastic surgery. This means he:
- Has expertise in a broad range of surgical and non-surgical procedures
- Provides leading edge treatment for a diverse clinical problems
- Utilizes the latest advancements in technology and medicine
For Dr. Hawkes, the patient always comes first and he is dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic and reconstructive goals. Dr. Hawkes is best known for his empathy, attention to detail and genuine concern for his patient’s needs. In addition to his expert surgical skills, he is devoted to the highest quality pre and post-operative care necessary for the optimal surgical outcome. He is married and has 3 wonderful children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family as well as all things outdoors.
University of Utah
Plastic Surgery Residency
University of Iowa
General Surgery Residency
University of Nebraska
Master of Science Degree:
University of Utah
Bachelor of Science Degree:
University of Utah
Dr. Akinbiyi is originally from Nigeria but grew up in Toronto, Canada. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. He then completed medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, followed by a general surgery residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. During the final year of his general surgery residency, he was selected to serve as an administrative chief resident. He then completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
While he has received broad training in general reconstruction and cosmetics, he has a specific focus on breast surgery (microsurgical/autologous and implant-based reconstruction, reductions, augmentation), ventral hernia repair, surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, and body contouring.
His research interests include wound healing, clinical outcomes, and surgical innovation. He has authored nearly 15 manuscripts, has reviewed for many premier journals in the field of plastic surgery, and has lectured at local, regional, and national meetings.
His extensive training, engineering background, and research experience have helped him develop the ability to provide comprehensive clinical and surgical care for his patients. He strives to bring compassion and warmth to each patient encounter. Dr. Akinbiyi is dedicated to patient care and enjoys working with patients to develop individualized care plans that focus on helping them achieve their goals.
Dr. Akinbiyi lives in Coralville with his wife and two sons. They enjoy cooking and travel and keep saltwater fish tanks.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
General Surgery Residency:
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Plastic Surgery Fellowship:
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Hawkes is friendly and personal while at the same time being very informative right down to the last detail.
Excellent and very positive experience!
Dr. Hawkes is an amazing doctor. I always felt confident in his care and he did an amazing job. I am very pleased!
Dr. Hawkes is very understanding. He always took his time with me.
Absolutely I would recommend Dr. Hawkes!
Dr. Hawkes and his staff are very positive and understanding about why I came to see them. They changed my life!
This is a small clinic and I feel like a know the staff. They always remember me.
Mallory is a class A nurse. She answered all of our questions and is very compassionate.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Surgery Center Cedar Rapids
Linn County Anesthesiologists
St. Luke's Hospital - Cedar Rapids
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids
Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque
The Finley Hospital
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Cancer Society (Reach to Recovery)
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiologic Health
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)
Iowa Medical Society
Cedar Rapids Physician-Hospital Organization
Aesthetic Consultants of Iowa is a practice that reaches beyond the Cedar Rapids area as many of our patients come to us from all over Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri and Minnesota.
These hotels will off you a discount when you mention that you are a patient of University of Iowa Health Care / Aesthetic Consultants of Iowa.
- Hometown Inn
- Holiday Inn Express (Collins Road)
- Holiday Inn Express (33rd Avenue)
- Best Western Longbranch
We have developed our operating schedule to revolve around our patients’ needs and offer patients the ability to come into town, have surgery, and head home in as short a time as possible, without compromising safety.
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Practice Stability: Please consider how long the surgeon has been in their practice setting. Your follow-up care may extend over weeks, months, and years. A surgeon who has not been in one place in practice for any significant length of time may not be able to provide you with your continued care.
Office staff: You should carefully note how you are treated when you call for information. Do the staff people just want your name/address and to get you off the phone? Do they take the time to talk with you about your needs and questions? Do you feel that you are an inconvenience? These people should be helpful and courteous to you. We strive to always remember that you, the patient, are our employer.
Office: You should expect a facility dedicated to your care and not to be seen in a multi-doctor office. Only a facility designed with your care in mind will be set up to provide you with the care and confidentiality you expect and deserve. Our facility is modern and was designed by Dr. Grado. You will not be running into all sorts of people going to see other doctors in the building when you come to Aesthetic Consultations of Iowa.
Check Facility Accreditation: Cosmetic surgery can safely be performed in a hospital, a surgical center or an office-based surgical facility: Current published data show that accredited office-based facilities have a safety record comparable to that of hospital ambulatory surgery settings. However, the majority of office-based surgical facilities are not accredited. Another advantage of selecting an ASPS member surgeon is that they operate in accredited, state-licensed or Medicare-certified facilities. For your safety, ask about facility accreditation. Dr. Albright only operates in accredited facilities.
Check Hospital Privileges: Before granting operating privileges, hospital review committees evaluate a surgeon's training and competency for specific procedures. Wherever the surgery will be performed, be sure that the surgeon has operating privileges in an accredited hospital for the same procedure being considered.
Check Reliable Sources: Asking your primary care doctor for recommendations is a good place to start, and friends may offer suggestions. Often these people have had close contact with the surgeon you are considering and can provide you with an accurate description of their experience.
Check Thoroughness: The consultation is an important opportunity for questions to be asked and answered. It should include a candid discussion of risks as well as benefits of the surgery. At Aesthetic Consultants of Iowa, our surgeons personally discuss the operation as well as what specifics are important to know. A thorough consultation also involves a review of medical history including any existing medical conditions. All these factors help the surgeon to custom-tailor the operation to best meet the needs of each patient. Learning from a video or an assistant and not the surgeon is a sign of the care you can expect afterwards.
Check Rapport: Even the most experienced surgeon is not the “right” surgeon for every patient. Any successful relationship depends on good communication. Patient satisfaction is enhanced when surgeon and patient candidly discuss goals, agree on realistic expectations, and plan the course of the surgical journey together. If you do not like your surgeon or feel comfortable, find another surgeon.
Check Experience: Experienced aesthetic plastic surgeons generally perform a wide range of cosmetic surgeries on a regular basis. Patients should ask about the surgeon's experience with the particular procedure being considered. If considering a “new” technique or technology, patients should inquire whether results substantiating safety and effectiveness have been published in a peer-reviewed journal. Aesthetic Consultants of Iowa has been in practice here in Cedar Rapids since July 1985.
Check Follow-up Care: Good surgical care does not end with the surgery. Patients should inquire about follow-up visits and about the doctor's policies should surgical revisions be necessary. Your follow-up visits after a cosmetic surgery are included for a year at Aesthetic Consultations of Iowa.
Check Cost: You have the right to expect fairly accurate estimates for your care during your procedure. You should expect cost estimates for anesthesia, surgery, implants, and facility fees. Elusive or vague estimates should not be accepted. Patients should note that cosmetic surgery usually is not covered by insurance. At Aesthetic Consultants of Iowa, we will do our best to provide you with accurate cost estimates.
Cedar Rapids Office
Unlike many physician offices, the office of Aesthetic Consultants of Iowa is a dedicated facility entirely for the use of seeing and caring for our patients. In 1991, Dr. Grado designed and had built a premiere facility in this beautiful wooded space.
The office embraces the surrounding woods and the wildlife there. The reception area is wrapped in floor to ceiling windows along the entire length looking into a serene natural setting. Expect to see all sorts of wildlife from wild turkeys, songbirds, deer, and many other creatures.
You will not have to worry about running into a friend or acquaintance seeing another doctor as occurs all too often in a multi-physician clinic or office building. This office is designed with privacy and confidentiality that you should expect with your care.
Take Highway 20 to Northwest Arterial, turn North to Associates Drive, take a right on Associates Drive.
If you go South NW Arterial, you will go into the Wal-Mart parking lot. Our physicians see patients in the OB-GYN Dept. on second floor. Stop at registration desk just off the elevator.