Faces of Arkansas: The Face of MedSpa, The Skin Retreat At Shewmake Plastic Surgery


The Skin Retreat at Shewmake Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art physician-directed MedSpa in Little Rock, co-owned by Kris Shewmake, MD, and Jennifer Gabbard, RN. Opening the Skin Retreat in 2013, associated with Dr. Shewmake’s surgical practice, is one of their proudest achievements. Having an accomplished plastic surgeon as partner and medical director ensures their patients an exceptionally high level of care and safety with excellent results.


Dr. Shewmake has been an acclaimed plastic surgeon since 1996, with a passion for helping patients transform their lives by helping them achieve a more youthful, natural, rested appearance. 


“At The Skin Retreat, everything we do is focused on the patient, and we ensure their experience is the very best MedSpa experience available” says Dr. Shewmake. “We have built our business and reputation on our personal commitment to service and attention to detail. Our amazing team is dedicated to delivering next-level, concierge care to each and every patient.” 


An experienced and skilled nurse, Jennifer Gabbard loves her chosen career. She has been a surgery nurse for almost 30 years, with 20 of those being in plastic surgery and aesthetics with injections.


“We genuinely love helping others look and feel their best,” adds Gabbard. “A positive self-image is one of the most powerful tools a person can carry with them each day, and we are honored to be a partner in our patient’s success. Our staff has the training and expertise to gracefully enhance your natural beauty and bring out your best, most confident self.”


Both Dr. Shewmake and Gabbard have devoted countless hours to mission work in Honduras performing reconstructive surgery on both children and adults. The privilege of contributing in this way has helped develop their commitment to helping patients live healthier, better lives through the services they offer. As nonsurgical skin enhancing and anti-aging technologies evolve, they intend to be the first to offer it to their patients.


The Skin Retreat at Shewmake Plastic Surgery  – 501-492-8967  TheSkinRetreat.com