Dr. Andrew Smith works with plastic surgery patients throughout Orange County and in the Riverside area to enhance their natural beauty and their self-esteem. He understands that having plastic surgery is a major decision and he strives to listen carefully, provide all the information a patient needs to make decisions, and work together with them toward the best possible result. Dr. Smith’s patients and staff members alike describe him as warm, compassionate and caring.
Dr. Andrew Smith
16100 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: (949) 653-7000
341 Magnolia Ave. Suite 206
Corona, CA 92879 Phone: (949) 653-7000
Dr. Smith received his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, a school reputed to have one of the top plastic surgery programs in the country. Dr. Smith had the opportunity to sharpen his skills under the tutelage of many well-known plastic surgeons in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas. He also worked with some physicians who are members of the extreme makeover team.
One of the highlights of Dr. Smith’s time as chief resident at UCLA was his involvement in the separation of conjoined Guatemalan twins. The surgery, lasting nearly 24 hours, was highly successful and has become the prototype for other operations of its kind. The intense media coverage of the procedure included segments on the Today show and Good Morning America and front page articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
Dr. Smith is on staff at several hospitals including Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Irvine Regional Medical Center and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He performs his outpatient surgeries at Laguna Hills Surgery Center.
Irvine Face Lifts
Dr. Andrew Smith understands that facial skin can begin to wrinkle and sag for many reasons, including exposure to the sun, genetics and the natural aging process. The skin on the face and neck begins to sag and becomes loose over time, and folds and wrinkles become prominent around the chin, the jaw line and along the neck. In Orange County, plastic surgery such as a facelift from Dr. Smith can correct these concerns and restore a youthful look. With Dr. Smith's experience performing facial plastic surgery, you can expect to receive suggestions for treatment that are realistic and will provide you with a natural yet beautiful appearance.
Dr. Smith performs face lifts to enhance your appearance by tightening the facial and neck muscles while removing areas of excess skin. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), forehead lift, chin augmentation, and/or Orange County liposuction. These procedures can be performed any time after signs of aging appear in order to attain a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Smith emphasizes soft, natural results.
Dr. Smith performs a face lift in Orange County with general anesthesia or intravenous sedation (twilight sleep). Medication is administered prior to the procedure for comfort and relaxation. During the surgery, he will tighten the skin and the underlying muscle of the face and neck. The incisions are placed in the natural creases in front of the ear, hidden inside the hairline at the temple, and behind the ear ending in the hair of the scalp. Also during the procedure, loose skin is separated from underlying tissue and is pulled up and back. Sagging muscles and connective tissues are tightened as needed and in some cases, fatty deposits on the chin and neck are removed through liposuction. Dr. Smith uses small sutures to close the incisions.
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