Gillian Plastic Surgery; The Institute for Plastic, Aesthetic and Laser Surgery

“An artist’s eyes, a surgeon’s hands, a feminine touch”

ips-1Dr. Kimberly K. Short’s dream of creating a medical center including a spa and surgery center with a medical team focused on providing the highest quality specialized plastic surgery care was created in the The Gillian Institute for Plastic, Aesthetic and Laser Surgery, named after her oldest daughter (Gillian means the “youthful one” in Latin). When Dr. Kimberly Short, opened her practice and state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility, her goal was to establish a team of compassionate professionals with expertise in caring for cosmetic surgery patients and provide a comfortable environment with a focus on continuity of  patient care. This remains true today, Dr. Short, her staff, and facility are devoted to providing the highest care in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment.  According to her patient satisfaction surveys conducted annually, 98% of her patients say they would return again for surgery and would recommend Dr. Kimberly Short to a friend or family member.  Her meticulous attention to detail, compassionate staff and obvious empathy all help to assure patients they will be very well cared for throughout the experience.  Dr. Kimberly Short’s style is as a “perfectionist.” She is committed to artistic excellence, honesty and integrity with uncompromising safety.  All procedures are performed in a private, on-site AAAASF-accredited surgical facility.

Dr. Kimberly Short’s dream and vision was based on simple ideas…..EXCELLENCE AND COMPASSION.  Her life experience of being a woman, a mother of four children, and enjoying the benefits of cosmetic surgery herself allowed her to experience first-hand what many of her patients would be going through and has given her a unique perspective.  Dr. Kimberly Short’s life experience has made her especially sympathetic to mothers and understanding the importance of maintaining feminine contours and a natural appearance after surgery.  Dr. Kimberly Short also strongly believes in preventative maintenance and loves her complementary advanced skin care services for all patients. The aesthetics program offers services performed by licensed asestheticans and medically grade skin care products to patients of all ages and gender, referred to as “La Belle Femme.”  Dr. Kimberly Short supervises her aesthetics program and even formulates her own skin care compounds.

Dr. Kimberly Short brings a list of impressive credentials, including medical training with a top ranked accelerated program for medical training, two cosmetic surgery fellowships, as well as experience with a number of European plastic surgeons prior to beginning her own practice in 1996. Since she completed her fellowships, Dr. Kimberly Short has taken an active role with participation in continued medical advancements and technology in the plastic surgery arena.  Dr. Kimberly Short incorporates the most recent advances and techniques to offer her patients many options, from surgical to non-surgical approaches.  But perhaps the most important thing Dr. Kimberly Short offers to her patients is compassion and offering patients an open dialogue.  A practice where the patient feel comfortable with their surgeon and well informed of their options.

Dr. Kimberly Short has established herself as an experienced leader in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments such as injectables.  Dr. Kimberly Short has participated as a lead investigator for FDA trials, speaker for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeons, training site and speaker for Botox and many other dermal injectables such as Juvederm and Radiesse, and as devoted participant for emergence in options for plastic surgery.  Dr. Kimberly Short believes there is no patient or surgery that is “routine”, each procedure is specially designed and tailored to achieve the absolute best results for each patient.  Dr. Kimberly Short takes the time to discover and to understand fully her patients’ desires and concerns.  She then applies her surgical skills and artistic eye to enhance their lives through plastic surgery.

What Patients Are Saying

I had a face lift, eyes upper and lower, neck. To this day I still get the comment. “You look so good” What did you do? It was the best thing I ever did and would recommend it to anyone. No pain, No problems. Thanks to Dr. Short and her team, they make you feel at home. They are the BEST !!!! * 



Penny O

I would refer Dr.Short to all of my friend and family. She are her staff was very professional and was willing to answer any question that I had. My surgery was a breast augmentation, I was a size A and went to a cup size D. I am very pleased and so happy with the out come. Dr.Short is the best there is. I would never even consider going any place else. *

Jennifer K

I came to Dr. Short for a Breast Augmentation and tummy tuck about 3 1/2 years ago. I was a mother of 5 children and had spent the past 15 years giving birth and taking care of kids. Even before the kids though, I struggled with a poochy tummy. I decided for my 40th birthday that I was finally going to do something about it. I searched the internet extensively and finally found Dr. Short. The results she was showing on her website were exactly what I was looking for. I flew out from Washington State for my consultation and immediately liked her and her entire staff. They put me at ease and answered all my questions.

I was thrilled with the results of the surgery. I went immediately from a size 12 to a size 4. I couldn’t believe it. The surgery got me so motivated that I continued to diet and exercise and have now dropped another 13 pounds and now wear a size 0. In addition to the fantastic results, Dr. Short and her staff made me feel like a girlfriend. I felt that they truly understood what my needs were, not just clinically, but from a woman’s perspective. I can’t recommend Dr. Short and her office enough for any cosmetic procedure. Thank you so much. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. *

Allissa S

I went to Dr. Short 2 years ago with an A cup breast size. She gave me a low C cup, and i get compliments on my breasts daily. They are very natural looking and feeling. A lot of people do not even believe me when I tell them I have had breast augmentation. Shes the best and I’m very very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. *

Deborah M

I used Dr.Short for a breast enlargement. I was more then impressed with the results. They did a great job and I recommend her all the time to people who ask for a Dr. I went in with a lot of questions and attended a seminar that helped me feel at ease. The surgery was not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I was back to normal in no time. The scars left are not even visible unless you look really hard. I highly recommend Dr.Short. They made me feel comfortable by having proper follow up appointments to make sure that everything was ok with surgery. I have nothing bad to say about my whole experience. It is going on three years now and I have had no complications at all. Dr. Short does a great job of giving you a natural look and making sure she keeps the look proportional to your body type. She really does a great job. *

Amy B
* Disclaimer: The claims made on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Surgical results vary greatly from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.

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Indianapolis, IN 46256


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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


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