cosmetic &

reconstructive Plastic surgery

"In plastic surgery there are no cookie-cutter or mechanical procedures.  Each patient’s needs are different and each surgery has unique artistic requirements."

Call (805) 642-1699 for a consultation.

I am a Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in facial cosmetic surgery, body contouring, and reconstruction. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, I attended Yale Medical School, completed my General Surgery residency at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, and my Plastic Surgery residency at UCLA. I was president of my medical school class, and Chief Resident at both Harvard and UCLA.

Ventura Plastic Surgery is the full-service Plastic Surgery team including myself and my wife Dr. Laurie McCall. We have been proudly serving Ventura County for the last 28 years.

Facial Cosmetic surgery

Facelift & Necklift  full or mini

Rhytidectomy restores a more youthful appearance by removing wrinkles and sagging skin.

Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty improves appearance and can also correct breathing  problems.

Eyelid Enhancement

Blepharoplasty restores a more youthful, refreshed appearance to your eyes.

This may involve the upper lids, the lower lids, or both.

Browlift & Forehead Lift

Brow and forehead lifts create a smoother, more youthful appearance by elevating drooping eyebrows, reducing forehead wrinkles, and improving hooding over the eyes.

Ear Pinning & Earlobe Repair

Otoplasty reduces the prominence of ears by setting them closer to the head.

The earlobe can be repaired after gauging or accidental damage from earrings.

Body Countouring surgery

Liposuction

Tumescent Liposuction improves body contour by removing localized deposits of fat.

Tummy Tuck  full or mini

Abdominoplasty flattens the abdomen and tightens the skin.

Arm Lift

Brachioplasty reshapes the under portion of the upper arm.

Thigh Lift

Thighplasty tightens and contours the thighs.

Gynecomastia Surgery

This procedure corrects enlarged breast tissue in men.

Reconstructive & Skin Cancer Surgery

Surgery for Melanoma  including sentinel node biospsy

Repair after Mohs Surgery

Facial Reconstruction for Cancer or Trauma

Of special importance to patients with a diagnosis of melanoma is that Dr. Samuel Bern is one of only a few Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who are also an active member of the Society of Surgical Oncologists. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Bern has treated thousands of patients with melanoma. Dr. Bern works closely with local primary care physicians, dermatologists and oncologists, as well as with oncologists at tertiary care centers such as Cedar Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Samuel Bern has been in private practice in Ventura since 1992 and maintains privileges at Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Hospital, and Channel Islands Surgery Center.

Scar Revision

About Dr. Samuel Bern

Dr. Samuel Bern was educated at Harvard where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Bern 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. Laurie McCall and joined her at UCLA where he was Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery in 1991-92. Dr. Samuel Bern is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.