Dr. Andrew Smith
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About My Practice
What are your most requested procedures?
A majority of our patients seek me out for my skill and experience in breast procedures, including augmentations and lifts. A popular request I receive from patients is for a more “natural look” versus an overly enhanced one. My subpectoral techniques and the diverse types of implants available today allow for a much more natural look to be achieved.
How does your staff enhance the patient experience?
Our friendly, welcoming staff treats patients like family and makes them feel at ease. This is especially important because our patients need to feel comfortable while they are making key choices about their health and appearance.
Tell us about your background.
Before opening my Orange County practice, I studied plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious University of California at Los Angeles.
Why did you become a plastic surgeon?
I thoroughly enjoyed the exposure to plastic surgery that I gained during my medical school training, in which I witnessed many incredible outcomes. It truly is the most rewarding thing to be able to help a patient achieve their aesthetic goals, and as a result, enhance their self-esteem.
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Affiliation:American College of Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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The future of my fieldI believe we are going to see more men turn to plastic surgery, and more interest in procedures that generate a more natural-looking result
My happiest professional momentI would have to say it was being a part of the UCLA team that separated the conjoined, Guatemalan twins in 2002
What sets my practice apartWe are a family and try to have our patients feel like they are a part of our family
Career-defining procedureI think the Mommy Makeover because it makes an amazing transformation on a woman’s body after having children
What i can’t live withoutExercise
The biggest misconception about my fieldThat you can contour your body with long-term results without proper diet and regular physical activity
What i love most about my professionI love seeing patients happy with their decision to undergo plastic surgery
Most memorable thing i learned this yearDuring an opportunity to work with some very talented doctors from overseas, I learned new techniques when using the anatomical breast implant
Three words that best describe meHonest, loyal, ethical
My mottoBe the best you can be every day
How does your staff enhance your practice?My staff is a select group of women who have similar values to me. They have excellent credentials and are interested in providing the highest level of patient care. My staff is a reflection of me and I am very proud to have them as part of my team
How do you manage patient expectations?I try to listen to patients to gain a better understanding of what they want to do and what improvements they would like to make. I think the best policy is to thoroughly explain procedures, manage expectations, set realistic goals and try to deliver the best possible results
What are your most requested procedures?Breast augmentations, tummy tucks and Mommy Makeovers, facelifts, blepharoplasties, browlifts, CO2 laser skin resurfacing. In addition, I have extensive experience with complicated breast revision and reconstruction procedures
How do you show patients you care post-treatment?My staff and I strive to achieve the most welcoming environment both pre- and post-treatment. We are always available for questions. Our patients are part of our family and we want to maintain a lifelong relationship to treat all of their aesthetic needs
- Aesthetic Injectables
- Body Contouring
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Reconstruction
- Mommy Makeover
- Juvederm Voluma
What is unique about your approach to using Botox® & fillers?What our experts say:
My patients know me as having a soft touch with injectables, which means I don’t “overfill” in order to create a refreshed, youthful appearance. A more natural look overall is definitely the current trend, and patients really seem to enjoy the subtle approach I take to improving their looks without making them look “overdone.”