Raj P. TerKonda, M.D., F.A.C.S.

meet Dr. TerKonda

Dr. Raj TerKonda is an esteemed facial plastic surgeon currently practicing at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, Colorado. His career spans over 25 years, including practicing in Beverly Hills, CA, with world-renowned dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi, and teaching facial plastic surgery at the University of Florida. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he won numerous awards and honors, including the John C. Hunter award for academic excellence in anatomy and the Lange Publishing Company medical student award. He completed a six-year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California-Davis. Throughout his career, he has made numerous presentations, publications, and has been honored with several awards, including the Consumer Research Council of America's Top Plastic Surgeons award and The Global Directory's Top Doctors in Facial Plastic Surgery award.

View Dr. TerKonda's CV here


Dr. TerKonda is an active member of the following societies:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), fellow
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (PKP)

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. TerKonda is triple board-certified  in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery; otolaryngology-head and neck surgery; and sleep medicine.  He specializes in comprehensive transformation of the face using medical skincare and chemical peels; injectables such as BOTOX®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers; laser treatments and peels; facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty, face and neck lift, chin augmentation, blepharoplasty and brow lift.  Unlike most plastic surgeons, Dr. TerKonda personally performs ALL procedures himself, and does not employ aestheticians and nurses to perform skin treatments or injectables.   


"I just had a septoplasty and nasal valve repair. I appreciate that Dr. Terkonda took his time to make sure that I was safe to have surgery. The medication he prescribed for the nasal drip was better than four years of receiving allergy shots. Nasal drip has gotten far better postop, but every now and then I still use the medication. I cannot believe this is how everyone else breathes and smells! Are you kidding me? Absolutely amazing."



"Dr. TerKonda fixed my deviated septum and excess tissue. Surgery was a success and he and his team are very caring every step of the way."



"Dr TerKonda went above and beyond with my surgery to repair a deviated septum, and I can breathe much more clearly now. The admin side of the office has a few things to sort out with duplicate billing and wait communication issues, but I highly recommend the medical care/treatment."



"Dr. Raj Terkonda and his staff gave us a perfect service and outcome for a deviated septum. The doctor was very thorough in diagnosis, treatment plan, and instructions. The office staff did all of the work to ensure that our procedure and pre-ops were pre-authorized by Aetna and scheduled quickly. We wished we hadn't deferred this procedure for so long, but waiting for the right doctor and team is everything!"



"I am thankful for the excellent care Dr. Raj Terkonda provided me. I am very blessed to find a doctor who truly cares, who is very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you sir for the great care and surgery you performed on me. I can breathe now. I can sleep, and I can smell and taste. Yay! I strongly recommend him to friends, family or anyone who is in need of a doctor who cares and who strives in excellence!"



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