Recognized as one of the leading providers of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in California, The Image Center team understands the importance of delivering every single cosmetic procedure to each patient with compassion and superior care. 

The best experiences with plastic surgery are those that are carried out with the patient’s needs at the forefront of any list of priorities. Our patients return to us over and over again for their needs because they trust in our team and love their results every time.

Reasons for Plastic Surgery

Patients who undergo plastic surgery do so for one of two reasons: cosmetic or reconstructive. Cosmetic surgery enhances a person’s appearance, while reconstructive surgery restores the appearance of a part of the body after an injury or illness.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Numerous procedures have been designed to change and improve the aesthetic appearance of different areas of the body. The main reason people undergo cosmetic surgery is that they want to improve or enhance some aspect of their appearance. 

The results of cosmetic plastic surgery are long-lasting and can be dramatic. These surgeries are performed to adjust and reshape a particular part of a person’s anatomy to increase its visual appeal.

Types of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

No matter what part of the body patients would like to improve, the chances are good that there’s a procedure available for it. From dermal fillers that smooth wrinkles to tummy tucks that smooth and shape the abdomen, the array of services is exciting. 

Some of the many types of plastic surgery procedures that are popular include:

  • Facelifts
  • Mommy makeovers
  • Liposuction
  • Rhinoplasty (“nose jobs”)
  • Chin augmentation
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid lifts)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tucks)
  • Otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery)

Some procedures are less invasive than others, and some types of cosmetic surgery require more than one session to complete. Regardless of which procedure a patient is interested in, meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations is our main goal. 

When it comes to plastic surgery procedures, the technology, techniques, and training required to perform them are always advancing. The Image Center is always advancing with it, so our patients always receive the best care. 

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery is done to correct problems in various parts of the body, including the face. Oftentimes, procedures that fall under this category target birth defects or deformities. In addition, many people who have been victims of accidents seek reconstructive plastic surgery. 

Finally, patients who suffer from certain medical conditions also turn to reconstructive surgery to repair certain body features that have been affected by their condition. 

Since reconstructive surgery is done to repair damage from a medical-related incident, most surgeries of this type are considered medically necessary. Those that are medically necessary are covered by most insurance plans.

Examples of defects, conditions, and injuries that reconstructive surgery can improve include, but are not limited to:

  • Ear deformities
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Skin reconstruction after burns
  • Reconstruction following a dog bite
  • Broken nose reconstruction
  • Scar revisions

Reconstructive plastic surgery is also often the solution patients seek when they need to rebuild something that was taken away, such as in the cases of some breast cancer survivors.

Choosing a Surgeon for Your Plastic Surgery

It’s important for patients to understand the significance of choosing a board-certified surgeon for their plastic surgery procedures. This type of certification is voluntary, so surgeons who have been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) have taken extra measures to provide their patients with the very best care possible. 

Surgeons who are board-certified with the ABPS have achieved their credentials by meeting and exceeding strict requirements regarding education, along with many years of additional training in specific accredited programs. 

In order to become certified, this elite group of surgeons must also pass examinations that cover the entire spectrum of plastic surgery. 

In addition, board-certified surgeons also participate in certification programs that continuously assess their professionalism, medical knowledge, communication skills, and clinical techniques. Therefore, these surgeons are always up-to-date with the latest treatments and are able to provide superior care to their patients.

For these reasons, it’s vital that you choose a surgeon for your plastic surgery who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at The Image Center

Only board-certified surgeons who meet the stringent peer evaluation standards and educational requirements of the ABPS are granted the esteemed title of “diplomate” of the board. Dr. Peter Newen, our plastic surgeon and medical director at The Image Center, is one such surgeon.

Dr. Newen has transformed the lives and bodies of patients for more than 20 years, and his patients are living proof of the incredible dedication he has to every person who trusts in his work. 

He has earned numerous awards and accolades and has improved the lives of more than 10,000 patients so far. In fact, he has appeared on The Ricki Lake Show, CBS News, KTLA News, the Dr. Phil Show, and in other media spotlights.

The Image Center has locations in Irvine, San Clemente, Downey, and Huntington Beach, CA. We serve patients across Orange County and throughout the surrounding areas, as well.

When you need cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, we understand how important it is for you to have a team and a surgeon you feel comfortable with and can trust. We’re excited to be a part of your journey, and we invite you to contact our team today to schedule a consultation with us.