We are constantly striving to find a better way, a new method of doing a particular procedure which will help my patients look and feel the best they can.
When we are asked about complications of plastic surgery, we usually go through the commonly described ones, but the one that
we always emphasize, especially regarding facial surgery, is the "operated look". With the exception of our hands, the only other area not covered with clothing is the face.
Assuming everybody can see if a person had facial surgery, should that be considered a good result? Having said that,
we are fully cognizant of the time it takes an individual to recover from such extensive surgery, so labeling somebody as have the "look" should also be judged fairly, and not before healing is
complete, which may take months or longer.
Knowledge accumulated over time, is experience. Gaining from it is wisdom. Over the years
we have held on to some time honored principles in plastic surgery, modified and updated a few, and completely abandoned others. It is customary for
us to recommend procedures to our patients that we would also recommend to members of my own family.
- A 3,600 square feet state or the art
accredited surgical facility (AAAASF)
- Close proximity to community hospital
- Multi specialty medical complex with
internist, orthopedic surgeons, dentists, therapists and pharmacy
- Ample parking space (complimentary)
- Easy access wheel chair ramp
- On site emergency medical equipment
- Courteous, competent and knowledgeable
- Fully licensed on site cosmetologist and
esthetician specializing in power peel, permanent make-up, endermology,
and ultrasonic message therapy.
- Experienced RN's specializing in
treatment for varicose veins and laser hair removal
- Board certified plastic and cosmetic
surgeons with cumulative combined experience of over 50 years
- Board certified MD anesthesiologists
- RN supervised extended at home post-op
Dr. Bassam Moucharafieh, MD, FACS
Dr. Moucharafieh graduated from the
American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 1971, and completed his
internship at the University Medical Center. He attended Berkshire Medical
Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, an affiliate hospital of Albany Medical College, Albany, New York. He completed four years of residency in
general surgery. During that time he also joined the teaching faculty at Albany
Medical College as an Instructor in Anatomy in 1973.
In 1975 Dr. Moucharafieh completed a year of research at Washington
University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. He published several
articles dealing with the basic science of tendon healing and silicone
He completed two years Residency training in Plastic Surgery at Barnes
Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis in 1978. Following his
residency training, he came to Orange County, California where he set up
private practice. He was certified by the American Board of Plastic
Surgery in 1981.
For over 21 years, Dr. Moucharfieh has devoted the majority of his time to
patient care and education. Today, his practice is exclusively tailored to
meet the cosmetic surgery needs of the community. He has surrounded
himself with capable and dedicated office personnel and medical staff.
Plastic Surgery Residency: Washington University Medial School, St. Louis,
General Surgery Residency: Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
M.D.: American University of Beirut
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Member: American Medial Association
Instructor of Anatomy: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Specialties: Facial cosmetic surgery, laser resurfacing, nose and eyelid
reshaping, breast surgery, and liposculpture (all areas of the body)
Lecturer: All major cosmetic procedures including: liposculpture, laser
techniques, breast augmentation, reduction and enhancement
400 Newport Center Drive, Suite 704, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel. (714) 528 5560 • (714) 609 2100 • (949) 515 6262