Dr. Sheryl L. Young
She has particular insights to women’s interests in cosmetic surgery to improve personal appearance, enhance self-confidence and present a healthful image. Young is attuned to listening to her patients’ story – understanding the patient’s self-image as well as the physical or medical challenges.
“I like to take the time to get to know my patients and find out what’s important to them,” she says.
Young works with people of all ages, children and adults, and helps with all types of plastic surgery solutions from cosmetic enhancements to post-mastectomy reconstruction.
“There’s so much more to treating cancer than treating the disease. In order to truly deal with cancer,” she says, “it’s a matter of healing the mind and the body.”
She brings respect to every encounter with every patient. “I want to deliver the best possible service and outcome,” she says. “I want my patients to feel better about themselves, to look better and to have more confidence. I look at their problems and work to come up with a solution for the individual.”
Young recognized her vocation early, while in high school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Louisiana State University and graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.
Young completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center; she completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She also completed a rotation at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Young is board certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Young is a member of the board of directors of Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. She has been recognized in local media for her medical service.
She has two children and lives in Leawood, where she enjoys gardening, cooking and exercising. Young encourages fitness, and sets an example for her family and her patients.
“Life is a journey, it’s not stagnant, and the things you do on your journey will make a difference where you end up,” she says. “I hope to make a positive difference on the outcome.”