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.

Surgical Facility

  • A 3,600 square feet state or the art accredited surgical facility (AAAASF)
  • Close proximity to community hospital (walking distance)
  • 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

Our Staff

  • Courteous, competent and knowledgeable staff
  • 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

Surgical Team

  • 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 care

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 breast implants.

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.

Your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon:
Plastic Surgery Residency: Washington University Medial School, St. Louis, MO
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