Dr. Aric J. Eckhardt

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Originally from Ohio, Dr. Aric Eckhardt, plastic surgeon, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1992, he moved to Philadelphia, where his post-graduate training was performed at several prestigious east coast university hospitals. He completed a general surgery residency at the combined Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University Hospitals residency program. This was followed by a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Temple University Hospital. During his plastic surgery fellowship, Dr. Eckhardt received additional training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, which is widely recognized as one of the top cancer centers in the world. While there, he worked with some of the foremost plastic surgeons in the country.

Upon completing his training as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Eckhardt relocated to the Illinois, Quad City area in 1999. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 2000, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Rock Island County Medical Society. Dr. Eckhardt is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Eckhardt provides comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery care, performing a wide array of both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Always striving to improve, Dr. Eckhardt stays up to date on current medical literature and frequently attends national conferences for physicians and plastic surgeons. Contact our center in Illinois today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Aric Eckhardt.

To schedule a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon in Illinois, contact the office of Dr. Aric Eckhardt today.

Joan Specht


Joan completed the Capri Aesthetic program and is eager to help others achieve and maintain healthy skin at any age.  As an experience aesthetician, Joan has been devoted to working in every element in the art of beauty.  A few examples of these areas include specialized facials, chemical peels, dermaplane, microdermabrasion’s, types of skin lasers and her favorite, skin consultations and product guidance (which include a medical grade skin care and treatment make-up lines carried in physician’s offices).  She spends much of her time educating clients, setting goals with them and helping them achieve results.  She feels it is important to keep her license current in both Illinois and Iowa and maintains all current credentialing to do so.  The product she feels has made the biggest difference in her skin is Ossential Advanced Radical Night Repair out of the ZO line.

Stephanie completed the Capri Esthetic program in 2014 and is the newest member to the Eckhardt team, she is up to date in the latest facial trends. She specializes in Body Waxing and has a way to make her patients feel very comfortable. A few more examples of her favorite services include Brow tinting, HydraFacial, chemical peels, & skin consultations. Stephanie will provide you with the attention needed in all your skin care needs.  Her Compassion shows in all areas of her life, from her outgoing personality to the love of her dog.  We are very fortunate to have Stephanie join our team. She is not only licensed in Illinois, but also Iowa. The product she feels has made the biggest difference in her skin is Daily Power Defense out of the ZO line.

Stephanie Dailey


"Thanks Dr.Eckhardt for your hard work and expertise, you made me feel like a woman again and look like one. I always felt comfortable with Dr. Eckhardt and his friendly staff. Thanks so much."

P.S.E. - Breast Reconstruction*

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Jennifer Scheetz

Office Manager

Jen is very involved in the day to day operations. She is usually the first person who enters the practice in the morning and always one of the last to leave. She is the personal liaison for all insurance-related matters and pre-certifications, she oversees all account payable and receivables and is the person to go to when you have questions regarding the different financing options available at our practice.
Her 17 years in the medical field, desire to succeed, love of her husband of 25 years and 2 beautiful daughters are what make Jen very approachable, knowledgeable and great at trouble shooting. Two of her other great qualities are her tenacity and competitive spirit which help to ensure your experience is always a success!
Her favorite products are: Skin Better Alpha Ret & ZO Medical Bright Alive & Jan Marini Hyla


Megan Sheeler

Certified LPN

Megan has worked in the plastic surgery field since 2008. In 2011 she received her Coolsculpting certification from the Coolsculpting University and has done over 3500 treatments. She enjoys helping her patients look and feel their best using innovative new technology. Megan is also responsible for surgery scheduling and takes care of patients during their pre & post-surgical care. Megan thoroughly enjoys her work and is happy to be a part of Dr. Eckhardt's team. Megan and her husband of 15 years are proud parents of two active teenagers. When she is not at the office you will find her spending time at the Soccer field and the Volleyball courts.

Her favorite products are: Jane Iredale sunbeam Bronzer & Obagi Hydrate Lux.


Connie Jones

Certified Operating Room 1st Assistant

Connie has been working for Dr. Eckhardt since February of 2002. She assists Dr. Eckhardt in the operating room during surgeries as well as fill in at the office when needed.  Connie obtained certification and degrees as a CFA, CST, & LPN.  She graduated with honors from the School of Surgical Technology in 1980.  She became a First Assistant in 1992 through the Colorado Surgical Assistant Program.  She has been a member of the Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board for the Surgical Technology Program since 1992. Our new surgical suite is Connie’s baby she takes pride and ownership in making sure Dr. Eckhart has everything he needs for his procedures.When Connie is away from the office she enjoys Gardening and spending time with her Grandchildren.
Her favorite products are: Obagi Transformation System & Obagi Vitamin C serum.


Olivia Rivera

Medical Assistant

Olivia has been with Dr. Eckhardt since November of 2005.  She received her Medical Assistant diploma in 2004. Olivia is Dr. Eckhart’s right hand most days, she is very knowledgeable in answering patient’s questions, from taking patients medical history to assisting Dr. Eckhardt during the examination, process. She also assists with applying and removing stitches, bandages, covering the front reception area, scheduling surgeries, updating patient files she really strives to meet all patient’s needs. Olivia is a busy mother of three, when she is not at the office she is busy chasing and energetic toddler and enjoys being at the Softball Fields supporting her beautiful and talented Daughters.
Her favorite products are: ZO Medical Revitatrol & Obagi Hydrate.


"I am so happy with what Dr. Eckhardt did for my eyes. My eyelids almost covered my eyes and interfered with my vision. Now I can see much better especially when I’m reading. My eyes look 100% better now. Everyone in Dr Eckhardt’s office is so nice and you don’t sit around waiting."

-C.O.A. Upper Eyelid Surgery*

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*Individual results may vary. The information, testimonials, videos and patient photos provided on this website are for informational purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a professional consultation or advice. Please contact our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Eckhardt to find out the types of services and procedures that are best suited to your medical or aesthetic needs. Every written testimonial on this site is a voluntary, self-submitted account from one of our patients. Full names and/or faces have been eliminated from testimonials and before/after photos when requested to protect the privacy of our patients. Our before & after photos may not be copied, shared or used in any other way without written permission of Dr. Eckhardt, MD FACS in Moline, IL. 

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