Meet the Staff

Dr. Jennifer Harrington and her all-female plastic surgery team provide personalized and comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgical treatments. They work together to deliver care of the highest standard from a woman’s perspective, creating a warm and comfortable environment from the initial consultation through the recovery process.

“Dr. Harrington has thoughtfully put together a staff of qualified people who share her commitment to privacy, respect and excellence in every aspect of the patient’s encounter with the clinic. Everyone in the clinic was respectful, competent, and genuine. I feared being embarrassed but I wasn’t.”

For more information on vaginal plastic surgery with our all-female plastic surgery team, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Harrington, please call us at (651) 290-7600.

Kristina Thissen

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Kristina Thissen began her career in a family medicine setting, which acted as a catalyst for her passion of health and wellness. Her desire has always been to treat the “whole” patient, which involves being a compassionate listener and gaining an understanding of the concerns and challenges each experience. Kristina joined the team at Harrington Plastic Surgery in 2013 and is an asset to our patients and our plastic surgery practice.

Kristina received her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Biology at the University of Minnesota. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA), and Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA).

Kristina has invested time and energy toward advancing her education on hormone balancing, weight loss treatments and numerous courses for cosmetic treatments involving injectable dermal fillers, BOTOX® and Dysport®. In her years of experience at Harrington Plastic Surgery, she has become an experienced provider of CoolSculpting® and Cellfina™. Harrington Plastic Surgery is the ideal environment for her to use her knowledge and passion to provide extraordinary treatments. Kristina enhances our patient care by improving their overall health and restoring self-confidence.

Outside the practice, Kristina enjoys time with her husband and daughter, vacationing at the lake during the summer months and traveling to warm destinations in the winter. She equally enjoys yoga, running and playing golf.

Kim Starr, RN, CPSN

A registered nurse and certified plastic and reconstructive surgery nurse, Kim is also certified in hormone therapy, as well as other medical spa treatments like BOTOX®, dermal fillers, Cellfina™ and CoolSculpting®.

With over 30 years in the field of plastic surgery, Kim understands the importance of emotional support and is fully committed to ensuring exceptional care for each and every patient.

In her free time, Kim enjoys training for marathons and spending time with her family, as well as finding time to spend away at the cabin.

Krissy Hedberg

Patient Care Coordinator and Billing Specialist

Krissy’s passion for wellness, beauty and excellent patient care brought her to Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery in 2013 following a career as a full-time mathematics teacher and completing her Master of Education degree.

Krissy manages all of our cosmetic and insurance billing while working hard to coordinate patient care and ensure both patient safety and HIPAA compliance.

Outside of work, Krissy is an avid skier in winter months who enjoys spending time at the cabin in the summer, and spending time with her friends and family at any time of year.

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