"What I enjoy most about doing plastic surgery is that there are no cookie-cutter or mechanical procedures. Each patient’s needs are different and each surgery has unique artistic requirements."
"As much as possible, I try to ‘get into the patient’s mind,’ and find out what he or she thinks is attractive. I find that most patients want a natural look and are most concerned they might end up looking ‘done’. The foremost question in my mind is ‘can I make this patient happy?’ "
“Safety is of paramount importance in cosmetic surgery. I only utilize fully staffed and accredited surgery centers.”
Dr. Bern was educated at Harvard where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He then attended Yale Medical School and served as president of his medical school class. Dr. Bern subsequently completed a General Surgery residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital where he was Chief Resident in 1989-90. He married Dr. McCall and joined her at UCLA where he was Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery in 1991-92.
Dr. Bern is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Since starting his private practice in 1992, Dr. Bern has performed over 10,000 cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. He has served as Chief of Surgery at the Ventura County Medical Center and is on the medical staff of Community Memorial Hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Ojai Valley Hospital and Channel Islands Surgery Center.
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