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We found 5 plastic surgeons near San Clemente, CA.

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Dr. Dennis Maurice Crockett, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
675 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 420
San Clemente, CA

Dr. Dennis Crockett is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Crockett's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Crockett has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3553 Camino Mira Costa; Suite A
San Clemente, CA

Dr. John Disaia's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Disaia is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Richard A Gangnes, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
665 Camino De Los Mares; Suite 100
San Clemente, CA

Dr. Richard Gangnes' specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Gangnes is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jacob Otto Boeckmann, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
665 Camnio De Los Mares; #100a
San Clemente, CA

Dr. Jacob Boeckmann specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Boeckmann is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4 Leicester Court
Laguna Niguel, CA

Dr. Louis Brennan is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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).