We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Downey, CA.

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
8555 Florence Avenue
Downey, CA

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Pasadena, CA, Downey, CA, and Glendale, CA. Dr. Rizvi's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rizvi's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Elliot Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11480 Brookshire Avenue; #306
Downey, CA

Dr. Neil Klein practices plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Klein's clinical interests: breast augmentation, free flap breast reconstruction, and liposuction. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein accepts. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Free Flap Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7601 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA

Dr. Suzanne Quardt specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Downey, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Quardt's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Quardt attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Quardt has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwight Lee Roberson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
16444 Paramount Boulevard; Suite #208
Paramount, CA

Dr. Dwight Roberson works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Paramount, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).