If you're planning reconstructive or cosmetic surgery in Orange County, you have many choices ahead of you. It might seem like everything about your procedure requires research and the prospect may appear to be challenging.
You want a physician who has it all: impeccable credentials, a successful track record and caring relationships with patients. The good news is that when you find a surgeon who fits the bill, chances are the other details will fall right into place.
When looking for a cosmetic plastic surgeon in the Irvine area, you owe it to yourself to meet Andrew Smith MD, FACS. He understands the position you're in and he is ready to help with the many decisions you face.
Among the many decisions you have to make, none is more important than your choice of Orange County plastic surgeon. To meet with Dr. Andrew Smith in person and see some of his real patient results, you can visit his office next to Hoag Hospital or in Corona at 341 Magnolia Avenue (call 949.653.7000 and schedule an appointment for either location). Or, just click to request a FREE surgical consultation.
Dr. Smith enjoys planning and performing cosmetic surgery for his patients. When he gives a woman the curves she's always longed for, rejuvenates the appearance of a patient who looks older than they feel or re-contours a weight loss patient's newly trim body, he strives for an experience that is rewarding for both patient and surgeon.
One option gaining popularity is the "Mommy Makeover." Dr. Smith works closely with each patient to design the right combination procedure for her, whether it involves breast enhancement to restore pre-childbirth curves, abdominoplasty to tighten up a loose tummy, liposuction to banish stubborn pockets of fat or all three.
Dr. Smith received much of his medical training at UCLA – in one of the most well-respected plastic surgery programs in the country – where he served as Chief Resident. His interest in reconstructive surgery was fueled by his participation in a groundbreaking procedure - the separation of conjoined Guatemalan twins. Today, Dr. Smith has a special interest in breast reconstruction, helping women restore their figures and feel good about their bodies again after battling cancer.
Dr. Smith is one of the busiest breast reconstruction surgeons in the area. He offers a variety of approaches to the procedure, including reconstruction at the time of mastectomy when that's the right option for a particular woman. Dr. Smith carefully tailors each procedure to the needs of the client.
Beginning with his induction into Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society for medical students, Dr. Smith has been recognized by many prestigious organizations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He's a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons and other professional groups.
You may be wondering why these boards and organizations matter. The fact is, today there are no regulations that require a doctor performing Orange County cosmetic plastic surgery to have formal training in plastic surgery. Dermatologists, gynecologists and other physicians can and do offer breast augmentation, liposuction and other cosmetic procedures.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), with the authorization of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is the only organization that can certify plastic surgeons as trained and qualified to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. When you choose to work with an ABPS-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Smith, you'll know your doctor has at least four years of medical school, five years of surgical residency focused on plastic surgery and two years of successful private practice. You'll also know they have passed rigorous oral and written testing and have undergone peer review.