The house at 474 Second Street has been an anchor and a warm and inviting Excelsior home since 1900. In 1997 it was renovated as a spa and salon, opening its doors to a wider family. In 2006, appreciating the history of the home at 474 Second Street, Paula and Bryce Johnson, combined their unique personal blend of business skills, creative direction and focus on outstanding customer service to create Bella on the Bay. Today that tradition is carried on by current owner, Missi Davis.


Dr. Tholen
Medical Director of
Bella on the Bay

Dr. Tholen is the Medical Director of Bella on the Bay. With over 30 years of experience in providing the highest-quality, innovative cosmetic surgery available in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota area and beyond, Dr. Richard H. Tholen has strived to develop Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. into one of the premier destinations for in-office, outpatient aesthetic plastic surgery in a nationally-accredited (AAAASF) on-site office surgical facility. Thousands of patients seeking not only skill and experience but also artistry and caring personal touch in their plastic surgeon have placed their trust and well-being in the skilled hands of Dr. Richard H. Tholen.

While Dr. Tholen’s education, experience, teaching, writing, presentations, and awards attest to his plastic surgical qualifications, the satisfied patients for whom he’s operated serve as the true testament to his reputation, expertise, and dedication as an American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeon whose practice has been devoted to aesthetic plastic surgery excellence for the majority of his 3-decade career. He has trained people in lasers for many years and is extremely smart in skin. Dr. Tholen is very well known in the industry for being a great trainer, doing great work, and being very kind!