Meet our Plastic Surgery Team

Dr. Peter Newen, MD.


Your decision to consider plastic surgery to enhance your appearance is an important step, perhaps the fulfillment of your personal dream. This is why it’s very important to turn to a plastic surgeon who has the respected medical credentials you can trust. Dr. Peter Newen completed his education and clinical training at some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.


Dr. Newen has always been one to aim for higher achievements than most. He graduated as high school class valedictorian at the age of 14, and by the time he completed his medical residency, he was recognized as being the youngest plastic surgeon in the United States at the time. Dr. Newen earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and went on to complete residency training in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence Rhode Island. He went on to complete specialty fellowship training in Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Newen is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has close to two decades of experience and thousands of procedures to his credit.

Joanna Yoo, RN


Joanna Yoo is excited to join Dr. Peter Newen's medical staff as an Aesthetic Nurse. With a Masters in Nursing (2017) from Western University of Health Sciences, her pursuit to provide non-surgical treatments with precision and full understanding of patient needs has allowed her to become quickly popular in the injectables industry. Her favorite treatment is using juvederm and volbella for the lips on both men and women. Her extensive nursing education and experience allows her to be additional staffing for Dr. Newen's operating staff as he averages over 10 surgeries a week.

Kathyln Moen | Nurse


Nancy Nguyen graduated with a BA in Communications from Cal State Long Beach. Her ability to understand and communicate the needs of any patient is critical for the success of any non-surgical and surgical cosmetic surgery performed by the staff at Image Plastic Surgery. As Patient Coordinator, she has proven to be a valuable staff member of Dr. Peter Newen's growing staff. She strives to assist others to attain and maximize the best possible outcome post cosmetic surgery. Nancy is bilingual in both English and Vietnamese.

Nancy Nguyen | Patient Coordinator


Nancy Nguyen graduated with a BA in Communications from Cal State Long Beach. Her ability to understand and communicate the needs of any patient is critical for the success of any non-surgical and surgical cosmetic surgery performed by the staff at Image Plastic Surgery. As Patient Coordinator, she has proven to be a valuable staff member of Dr. Peter Newen's growing staff. She strives to assist others to attain and maximize the best possible outcome post cosmetic surgery. Nancy is bilingual in both English and Vietnamese.

Loreen Ngo | Receptionist


Nancy Nguyen graduated with a BA in Communications from Cal State Long Beach. Her ability to understand and communicate the needs of any patient is critical for the success of any non-surgical and surgical cosmetic surgery performed by the staff at Image Plastic Surgery. As Patient Coordinator, she has proven to be a valuable staff member of Dr. Peter Newen's growing staff. She strives to assist others to attain and maximize the best possible outcome post cosmetic surgery. Nancy is bilingual in both English and Vietnamese.

Dr. John Thomas | Anesthesiologist


Dr. John Thomas is a board certified anesthesiologist who grew up in Huntington Beach. He is a USC alumnus. He graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his anesthesia residency training at UCLA, where he was Chief Resident. After residency, he worked at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach five years and then joined our staff at Huntington Surgery Center in 2003. Since then, Dr. Thomas has served as our Director of Anesthesia. He leads our peri-operative team to ensure the most pleasant and comfortable surgical experience for all our patients. Dr. Thomas’ focus is in outpatient surgery and regional anesthesia. He remains active in local and national anesthesia societies to keep his practice on top of current standards and advances. Outside of the operating room, he provides anesthesia consulting services for legal case review and testimony. Dr. Thomas is very personable and speaks Spanish. He encourages questions from the patients as well as the family.

Karla Ibarra | Post Op Nurse


With her nursing degree, Karla has has been in the medical field for over 15 years. She started as a medical assistant and in 2008, she became part of the Huntington Surgical Center team as a certified Surgical Technician and a Post-operative Care Nurse for Image Plastic Surgery. Karla believes that working side by side with Dr. Peter Newen and other prominent plastic surgeons in Orange County has helped her understand and appreciate the intricacies of producing good outcomes in cosmetic surgery. Karla is dedicated to providing excellent service to our patients. She works hard with a positive attitude, which creates a great environment that benefits employers, co-workers and most importantly, our patients.