John Baeke, M.D.

Meet Dr. Baeke

Dr. Baeke has had a tenured career as a plastic surgeon.  He founded Park Place Plastic Surgery in Kansas City, later establishing a second location in Santa Ynez Valley, California.  Today, he has offices in Thousand Oaks, California and San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Baeke is passionate about plastic surgery and is known for his good humor and caring bedside manner.  Working alongside Dr. Baeke is his wife Suzanne, a plastic surgery nurse.  She is an integral member of the team with whom all his patients become quite close.  Many refer to Suzanne as the "sorority house-mom".

John Baeke, M.D.

Together, these two have created a Boutique Plastic Surgery practice unlike any other.  Dr. Baeke and Suzanne typically provide his patients with a house-call the day following surgery and have been known to drive hundreds of miles to perform their trademark concierge service.  Even after the surgery is done, Dr. Baeke's patients have easy access to them both.  Again, Park Place Plastic Surgery has set the standard of what a caring boutique plastic surgery practice should be like.  Dr. and Mrs. Baeke truly make every patient their top priority.

By design, Dr. Baeke only does what he does best... and this includes all manners of cosmetic breast surgery.  Whether your breasts are sagging and need a lift, or painfully large and need a reduction.  Whether you are simply wanting a subtle breast enhancement or going for Something Extra Special.  You have come to the right place. 

Your consultation with Dr. Baeke and Suzanne will not be rushed and will be kept highly confidential.  Typically, an hour will be spent explaining all your options.  Ultimately, you will tell Dr. Baeke what you want, not the other way around! 

Dr. Baeke received his General Surgery residency training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (California) and then completed a 2nd residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Memorial Hospital (San Francisco, CA).  In between the two residencies, Dr. Baeke was an Emergency Medicine physician in central California.

Dr. Baeke graduated with Honors from the University of Kansas with Degrees in Biology and Microbiology.  He later graduated from the Kansas University School of Medicine and was presented the Don Guffey award for excellence in research on the History & Philosophy of Medicine.  Dr. Baeke then moved to California, completing residencies in General Surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.  As a resident, he won the California Society of Plastic Surgeons competition for his research in wound healing.  

Dr. Baeke has had a busy career.  He was an Emergency Medicine physician in California for six years.  He participated in medical mission work in Central America; was an advisor to Johnson & Johnson Wound Care division; was one of the original investigators for the KCI-3M Wound V.A.C.; developed a medical center burn unit and a wound care center; taught at the university and residency levels; received awards from his peers for research; lectured on the national stage; published in peer-reviewed journals; received U.S. and foreign patents for improvements in breast implant design; has testified as an invited-expert and key-opinion-leader in multiple plastic surgery proceedings; testified before the Healthcare Finance Administration on matters of wound prevention, and testified in Washington, D.C. as an FDA clinical investigator for multiple silicone breast implant trials.  

Most recently, Dr. Baeke was key in developing a program of laser tattoo removal for inmates at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

Dr. Baeke is an aficionado of old cars, jazz music, and mid-century architecture.  His avocation is performing historical research, writing and publishing.  He is passionate about KU-Jayhawk basketball, motorsports, mountain hiking, clean comedy and b & w movies.  Obviously, he is a devotee of the feminine form, studying its art and fashion.  He was honorably discharged as a Commander in the U.S. Navy and later elected as a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District, Board of Governors.  Dr. & Mrs. Baeke love husky dogs and have four children.  He is a Believer.

Never too early to start training tomorrow's surgeons.  Dr. Baeke and his daughter
Never too early to start training tomorrow's surgeons. Dr. Baeke and his daughter.

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Hear It From Our Clients

Dear Doctor John and Suzanne:

We love ya!. For once in my life, I am in love with my breasts!! (So is my husband). No time soon will I quit bragging about the doctor and his wonderful women in the office.

Love, T.M.

Breast Augmentation

Dear Dr. Baeke & Suzanne:
Just wanted to drop you guys a note and thank you profusely for all you've done for me...for helping to implement the most amazing and profound change in my self-esteem-in my life! 


Breast Augmentation

Dear Dr. Baeke:

Thank you for meeting with me. Although I did not have anything done, I feel confident and beautiful because our meeting. I am now more appreciative of my body.

Thank you for your honesty and sincerity, R.D.

Breast Reduction

Hi Dr Baeke!

Your skills, your integrity and just your amazing human compassion have been truly such a gift to me. I thank God for the day I found you. You and Suzanne have just absolutely been my guardian angels!

-S.L. (Phoenix, AZ)

XL Breast Augmentation

Dear Dr. Baeke:
WOW! Thanks for giving me my voice and tastebuds back. You're a great doctor and an even better person. 

Thanks a million! M.G.


Dear Dr. Baeke & Staff:

I wanted to thank you all for allowing one of my dreams, of breast implants, to come true. Suzanne especially was not going to give up until I got them, and she didn't (smile). I was so nervous when I got to the office for surgery but everyone there made me feel so comfortable. Thanks again, I'll never forget you guys!

Love, E.D.

Breast Augementation

Dr. Baeke,

I am wearing a size 6 now, not an 8, and I am still shrinking.



Dr Baeke is a true angel the most caring plastic/general surgeon I've ever met.



Dr. Baeke:

I just wanted to thank you again for getting me in as quickly as you did to work on my nose. It looks good and feels great. Your staff is so polite and kind.

Thank you and God bless you all! R.G.

Nasal Reconstruction

Dr. B, I wish I'd had this done 20 years ago.  They work as advertised.  These things are wonderful.


Breast Augmentation

Dear Dr. Baeke:

I could not let another day go by without expressing my gratitude and appreciation for what you did for me. I felt as though you were indeed my "Guardian Angel", as you seemed to always "pop up" when I needed something.I shall always be indebted to you for saving my feet.I just wanted you to know how very grateful I am.

Sincerely, B.E.

Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Dearest Dr. Baeke:

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love my new assets. They’re wonderful. I even feel more confident.

Love, S.S.

Breast Augmentation
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