Dr. Hendricks

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Meet Dr. Hendricks
Dr. Douglas Hendricks, M.D., FACS, is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and Director of the Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Hendricks is one of a very small percentage of physicians in the United States who are triple board certified in plastic surgery, general surgery, and surgery of the hand. He puts his 20 years of experience to work for his patients as he guides each person to the perfect procedure or combination of procedures that will get the desired results. Dr. Hendricks has spent more than a decade as a full-time teacher and mentor to doctors training in the art and science of plastic surgery.
His Philosophy
Committed to providing the most compassionate care and high quality plastic surgery for every patient, Dr. Hendricks incorporates only modern, scientifically proven surgical techniques. With this philosophy, he helps each patient reach his or her goals for an improved sense of self through a more healthy, youthful, and vibrant appearance. He ensures that all of his patients enjoy natural-looking results by always using his motto that, ” Plastic surgery must always whisper, and never scream!”
Specialties and Skills
Dr. Hendricks focuses his Newport Beach plastic surgery practice on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast, face, body, and skin. He offers breast augmentation, breast lift, facelift surgery, and numerous body contouring procedures, such as liposuction, SmartLipo, tummy tuck, and after weight loss surgery (skin removal). His practice also offers patients many nonsurgical choices when it comes to attaining a more youthful appearance. By using BOTOX, injectable fillers, laser resurfacing and other skin rejuvenation treatments, patients can attain a natural, youthful glow.
Education and Training
Dr. Hendricks received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and completed his medical training in various prestigious hospitals across the country. He received his M.D. and completed a five-year general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, one of the premier general surgery and trauma training programs in the country. He then completed a one-year Research Fellowship and two years of formal residency training in plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Click here to read Dr. Hendricks’ Curriculum Vitae
Leadership and Mentor
Dr. Hendricks served for over 10 years as an associate professor of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University and School of Medicine, where he taught the fine points of cosmetic surgery to many of the board-certified cosmetic surgeons now practicing in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills. His students practice in Southern and Northern California and throughout the United States. His dedication to research is reflected in over 200 research publications and presentations, as well as numerous research awards.
Pacifica Cosmetic Center
After teaching residents in the art of plastic surgery for a decade, Dr. Hendricks accomplished his dream of starting his own private practice, which he opened in Newport Beach in the summer of 2000. Dr. Hendricks has kept Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in the same location to help serve Orange County, the Los Angeles area, and the surrounding counties and states.
Professional Societies
A member of numerous professional societies, Dr. Hendricks stays current on progressive breakthroughs and trends in the field of plastic surgery. He is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties as the only Board whose membership is limited to surgeons specifically trained in a rigorous and comprehensive general surgery and a plastic surgery residency-training program. Dr. Hendricks is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons, and American Association of Hand Surgeons.
Awards and Recognitions
Dr. Hendricks is a Top Smartlipo doctor on the website, www.RealSelf.com, where he gives expert answers to questions from people around the world about plastic surgery and provides explanations of various plastic surgeries in exclusive, RealSelf videos. Dr. Hendricks is proud to be a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and on the Honor Roll at the website, www.Healthgrades.com. Dr. Hendricks is also highly rated and has many glowing reviews on Yelp and other review sites.
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In The Media

Dr. Douglas Hendricks Published on Cosmetic Town Journal with Informative Article about Smart Lipo

Newport Beach, CA – October 15, 2018 – Cosmetic Town Journal has announced the recent publication of the article, Smart Lipo by Dr. Hendricks, on CosmeticTown.com. Cosmetic Town is the premier online cosmetic medicine destination connecting top cosmetic doctors and patients while educating and informing the public about the latest advances and techniques in the field of cosmetic medicine.

The Journal section of Cosmetic Town features hundreds of articles written by world renowned doctors in different specialties of cosmetic medicine. Rapid changes in cosmetic surgery techniques make it necessary for patients to have access to current medical information from top doctors. The frequently updated journal ensures that current and future cosmetic surgery patients get the information they desire about their procedure of choice. Many of these patients are actively looking for information, as well as the right doctor, to perform their treatment.

As one of the leaders in cosmetic medicine Dr. Hendricks offers this cosmetic procedure. Dr Hendricks Said: “The article really helps the prospective patient understand the procedure, how and why it works, and most importantly if they are a suitable candidate.”

According to the senior editor of Cosmetic Town, “We are proud to provide the latest information about cosmetic procedures from top doctors in our journal articles. Our collaborations with the top cosmetic practitioners in the country are at the heart of the Cosmetic Town community.” The doctor articles provide the readers of Cosmetic Town with accurate and up-to-date medical information. A well prepared patient, for any type of cosmetic surgery, is one with the information necessary to make an informed decision.

About Cosmetic Town Journal
Cosmetic Town Journal is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery website. It provides a unique way to educate patients through doctor generated peer reviewed information pertaining to cosmetic medicine.

Dr Hendricks and Patient Featured in CBS Special “BODY HUMAN 2000”

The segment of the hour special tells the amazing story of the successful treatment of an extremely ill patient that developed “Flesh-Eating Disease” from a small scratch on his arm.The story is told through the eyes of the patient, his wife and Dr Hendricks, who with his medical team were able to rapidly diagnose and effectively treat the rapidly progressing infection. By employing an unconventional surgical method, Dr Hendricks was able to not only save this patient’s life from this deadly disease, but also to side-step the standard surgical treatment, which at that time was amputation of the infected part. The patient survived with a completely functional arm and hand.

A Smart Decision: How incorporating Smartlipo™ has enhanced my cosmetic surgery practice

Dr. Hendricks and Patient Featured in CBS Special “Body Human 2000”

Dr Hendricks and His Patient appear on the “LEEZA” Show..”GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS”

The principle of a Catholic High school was assaulted by an angry student with a shotgun at point-blank range.
Dr Hendricks and his team were able to help save this man’s life and repair the tremendous damage to his lower face through a series of reconstructive surgeries that were required to create a new lower jaw for this patient.
The principle tells his story of the events, his difficulties and fears, as well as his new life mission to prevent these events from ever happening again in public schools.

1995 Principal Shot Gun Wound to Face From Student

1996 Baby Juan Born Without Skin

1996 Young Teen Killed and One Spared From Shotgun Blast-hendricks Reconstructs


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