Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Long Beach, CA

Plasticare's Doctors are founder Dr. Ikonija Connie S. Joy M.D., F.A.C.S. and Dr. Donn Hickman M.D., F.A.C.S. Each doctor is highly trained and board certified.
 
Dr. Connie Joy|Long Beach California|Plasticare
 
Ikonija Connie S. Joy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Joy is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons - an association of surgeons founded in 1913 in order to elevate the standards of surgical education and practice. She is certified as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify physicians who have specialized in plastic surgery. In addition, she is certified as a general surgeon by The American Board of Surgery, Inc.

Dr. Joy was the first graduating woman plastic surgeon from the University of California, Irvine, Plastic Surgery Department. Dr. Joy served as Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, from 1980 to 1993. She served as chairman for the Plastic Surgery Division of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center 1992-1994.

Dr. Joy has established an extensive cosmetic surgery practice. Her surgery practice is focused towards a trusting relationship with her patients; the ultimate goal being to reconcile the patient's aesthetic objectives and expectations with the reality of plastic surgical procedures.
 
 

Education

 
University of California, Riverside
  • B.S. Microbiology and Zoology, Minor in French
 
University of California, San Diego
  • M.D. University of California, San Diego, First Graduating Class
 

Surgical Training

University of California, Irvine
 
  • Intern, Surgery
  • Resident, Surgery
  • Chief Resident, Surgery
 
  • Plastic Surgery Resident
  • Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Honors and Associations

 
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgery, Inc
  • Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc
  • Member, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Clinical Professor Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine
  • Chairman Plastic ...
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  • Investigator McGhan, Inamed, Allergan & Mentor Breast Implant Silicone Gel Study
  • Silimed Breast Implant Silicone Gell Study
  • Inspector AAAASF Surgical Facility Inspector
  • Community Hospital of Long Beach and St. Mary's Medical Center
 
 
 
Dr. Hickman|Long Beach California|Plasticare
 
Donn M. Hickman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Performs a wide range of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procures for the face and body and has been in private practice since 1984. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. He received his Plastic Surgery training under D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, the innovator of many cleft lip procedures, and pioneer in Plastic Surgery of the 20th century.

Dr. Hickman served as Chairman for the Plastic Surgery Division of Long Beach Memorial Hospital in 1988 and 2000, as well as Vice Chairman of the Surgery Department in 1998. He was the attending Plastic Surgeon for the Long Beach Children's Clinic from 1986 to 1992. He was voted as one of the top doctors in Plastic Surgery for Loss Angeles in 1999. He is currently writing ... Read more
 

Education

 
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
  • Three academic years minoring in Biology and Chemistry with early admissions in the 4th year to Medical School.
 
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 1972-1976
  • M.D Degree
 

Surgical Training (8 years)

 
  • Intern, Surgery, (3 mo. Pathology, 3 mo. Critical Care) Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Resident, Surgery, Long Beach Memorial and Naval Regional Medical Center
  • Resident, Surgery, VAH Medical Center, University of California at Davis
  • Research Fellow, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Nutrition, VAH Medical Center, UC Davis
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  • Junior Chief Resident, General Surgery, UC Davis
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, UC Davis
  • Resident Plastic Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson hospitals
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Hospitals
 

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Honors and Associations

 
  • Chairman Plastic Surgery Division Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Vice Chairman Department of Surgery, Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Utilization Review and Epidemiology Committee Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Long Beach Children's Clinic Attending Plastic Surgeon
  • Long Beach Children's Clinic Board of Directors
 
  • Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery for Los Angeles
  • Teaching Physician Faculty for Medical Aesthetic Nursing of California
  • Former Inspector for the AAAASF office accreditation body,
  • D.R. Millard, Jr., MD, Plastic Surgery Society Member
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF LONG BEACH