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Our expert staff is here to make your surgery or aesthetic treatment a comfortable and rejuvenating experience. Meet our full team. 

Dr. Saldaña

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Edgar Saldaña is a board -certified plastic surgeon who has 20 years experience at St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates in Duluth.  In 2020 he started Plastic Surgery Center of Duluth in the Medical Arts building to give people a personalized approach to plastic surgery.  He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. He earned a medical degree from the University of Texas HSC in San Antonio, finished his training in General Surgery in Flushing, NY and did his residency in Plastic Surgery at St. Louis University Medical Center.  In addition, he did a fellowship in Craniomaxillofacial surgery in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Saldaña also serves patients at St. Luke’s, Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital, Duluth Surgical Suites, and Northwoods Surgery Center in Virginia, Minnesota.

 

Why did Dr. Saldaña choose plastic surgery?

“One of the most common questions I get is why I chose to become a plastic surgeon.  

Since 4th grade I’ve wanted to become a surgeon. About that time, I overheard an adult speaking about me describing me as an “ugly kid.” Now, I don’t know if they meant my behavior or appearance, but that thought stayed with me and made an impression and decreased my confidence around others. I gravitated to and empathized with the kids with birth defects and became friends with them.

When I was in high school, I saw a NOVA documentary on Paul Tessier, the father of craniofacial surgery, and his pioneering work with facial deformities. Plastic surgeons could help. I had found my surgical calling.

Sometimes physical things about our face or body bother us and affect us deeply. Others may not see or understand. I understand that and will work together with you to improve it.”

Jenna Mclean

Registered Nurse

Jenna grew up in Duluth and always dreamed of being a nurse. She accomplished this goal in 2012. Since then has used her passion to take care of people and make sure they are feeling their best on the inside and out. She has worked alongside Dr. Saldaña since 2015, and has loved every minute of it!

“Injecting has become a passion of mine. I love seeing the true results and how rejuvenated you can look after intradermal injections. I like to concentrate on helping the patient regain some of the volume they have lost. I want to make them feel more youthful, while retaining a natural look.”

Her favorite products would be iS Clinical® Cleansing Complex, and Sheald, ZO® Exfoliating Polish, Radical Night Repair and Normacleanse. She also really loves Revision® Intellishade, Black Mask, Papaya Scrub and most recently the Youthful Lip Replenisher.

She lives in Duluth with her husband and two sons. 

Veronica Ramos

Licensed Advanced Practice Esthetician

Veronica has been in the medical field since 2002. She has always had a passion for skincare and pursued her Esthetics career in 2016 at Aglaia Esthetics. Veronica is a results-driven Esthetician that places high value on listening to her clients’ concerns so she can provide a personalized service to help reach everyone’s skincare goals. Veronica is committed to continuing her education in all aspects of the esthetics industry so she can help others achieve confidence in their natural skin. 

Favorite Products: iS Clinical® Cleansing Complex and Active Serum 

Favorite Treatment: SkinPen

Favorite Injectable: Botox® and Lip Filler

Favorite Skincare Tip: A great at home skincare routine will enhance all your esthetic treatments, so protect your investments!

Veronica grew up in Hermantown, MN and enjoys traveling back to Puerto Rico to visit her family. She now lives in Duluth with her fiancé and daughter.

Joni Kearns

Office Manager

Joni has worked in the operating room as a surgical technologist for fifteen years, after graduating from Lake Superior College. The last seven years she has worked closely with Dr. Saldaña, and Jenna the last five. She has always enjoyed working with them as a team in the OR, and is looking forward to the same combination of fun, professionalism, and talent at the new office. She has years of experience in an office setting prior to her surgical career, and is excited to combine the two areas in her new position. Joni also has a degree in Graphic Design form DBU and has enjoyed using her skills to design our logo and posts for our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Joni’s favorite products to use are ZO®‘s exfoliating polish and Revision®‘s Intellishade anti-aging tinted moisturizer. 

Joni grew up in Two Harbors, MN and now lives in Duluth with her husband and son.