Meet Our Staff

John B. Holds, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. John B. Holds

Dr. Holds is an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon who has practiced in St. Louis since 1990. An ophthalmic plastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist or eye surgeon who has specialized in plastic surgery around the eye.

Dr. Holds is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Louis University. He regularly lectures physicians in courses on topics in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial surgery, and has been listed in "Best Doctors in America" since 1994.

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Jackie Carr, RN, MSN, NP-BC, LE

Nurse Jackie Carr

Ms. Carr is the aesthetic nurse in the practice. As a working registered nurse she became interested in caring for aesthetic surgery patients, and has taken charge of the practice’s medical spa, “Aesthetic Medispa of West County. She graduated from St. Louis University in 2011 and became a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner April 2012.

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Patient Testimonials

As an operating room nurse, I knew the quality of Dr. Hold's work so when I decided to consider a blepharoplasty and laser resurfacing I knew who to go to. I am very happy with the final results after the procedures. I always looked "tired" before with my sagging upper lids and bags under my eyes. The laser resurfacing really made a difference in my skin complextion and I feel I look healthier and it smoothed away a lot of fine winkles especially around my eyes. The blepharoplasty and facial fat transfer were painless... Dr. Holds and his staff are great. Would I do this again. Yes! I just wish I would have done this sooner.


Two years ago Dr. John Holds performed a blepharoplasty or eye lift procedure on my eyes. I researched many doctors in the St. Louis region and felt Dr. Holds was the best doctor for my situation. Dr. Holds and his staff performed the procedure in his suite, and I had the best possible care from preparing me for the surgery, during the surgery as well as continued follow-up care. The staff is professional, kind and courteous. I could not have had better care. I am delighted with the results! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner!


From Our BlogWhat is Eyelid Surgery?

1. What is blepharoplasty? Generically, blepharoplasty refers to any operation that changes the form or function of the eyelid.  Patients and surgeons most commonly look at blepharoplasty as a procedure performed on the upper or lower eyelid to remove redundant … Continue reading