Growing up  on a farm in rural Stanley, North Dakota  taught Dr. Paulson at an early age the benefits of hard work.  Having an artistic inclination, along with strong interest in the sciences, destined him for the field of Plastic Surgery.

After graduating medical school from the University of North Dakota, he did his surgical internship at University of Southern Florida in Tampa, Florida.  This was then followed by General Surgery residency at University of Kansas Wichita.  Following this, he was Board Eligible in General Surgery. He then furthered his education in Plastic Surgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he was trained and mentored by Dr. Puckett. 

After becoming board certified in Plastic Surgery, he then extended his practice back to his home state of North Dakota.  He was first employed by Medcenter One in Bismarck, North Dakota and 2 years later, ventured out to his own practice -The Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery- which has been in existence since 2000.  In 2004, a surgery center was opened in conjunction with The Aesthetic Center in order to provide patients with improved efficiency, better privacy, and lower costs. Dr. Paulson has been the longest continuously operating plastic surgeon in western North Dakota.  After 22 years of practicing in the Bismarck area, we also have offices in Minot and Dickinson. 

The practice is hghly focused on aesthetic surgery as well as non-surgical aspects of Plastic Surgery. Surgical procedures at the Aesthetic Center of Plastic Surgery include breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction and various facial surgeries. In the recent years, we have seen a huge shift towards the addition of other non-operative modalities.  These are inclusive of CoolSculpting, an array of laser procedures, facial rejuvenation, Botox and other neuromodulators, multiple options for fillers along with a progressive and highly beneficial prescription level skincare system.  

Dr. Paulson feels it is very important that you seek more than one opinion prior to determining the best surgeon to accomplish your goals and to be sure you are meeting with Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. He strongly believes  his experience and surgical outcomes would be of benefit to you, while still being an affordable price point. 


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Bismarck Location
115 W Century Ave Ste B
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 255-3311
Toll Free: (888) 747-0177

Minot Location
305 37th Ave SW Suite B
Minot, North Dakota 58701
Phone: (701) 838-7111
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Dickinson Location
745 State Ave N
Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone: (701) 255-3311
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