THE DOCTOR

      MEET THE DOCTOR

      Compassion, Integrity, Excellence

      Dr. David Nguyen is a top-rated plastic and reconstructive surgeon with an interest and expertise in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery. He utilizes the safest and most effective cosmetic procedures to be able to provide his patients with high quality, comprehensive care.

      Dr. Nguyen offers a full menu of plastic surgery services as well as minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, including lip and cheek filler and Botox®. He specializes in breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, mommy makeover (tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation), body contouring, and facelift.

      Heavenly Plastic Surgery is located in Lake Forest, California, and serves the Orange County and Greater Los Angeles regions in Southern California. Our practice strives to partner with patients in their journey to improve how they look and feel about themselves.

      Dr. Nguyen earned his medical degree from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California, and completed his plastic surgery residency training at Loma Linda University. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (candidate member). He is Board Eligible for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and plans to sit for the written certifying exam in 2019 and the oral certifying exam in 2020 prior to becoming Board Certified.

      Publications, Abstracts, Presentations

      Nguyen, D, Hakimi M, Sinha SR, Martin M. Upper Eyelid Approach for the Reconstruction of Isolated Fractures of the Anterior Wall of the Frontal Sinus. The Journal of craniofacial surgery. 2018; 29(7):1903-1905.

      Nguyen, D, E Magtanong, and H Kim. “The Un-Wise Pattern Breast Reduction: Incorporating the Preexisting Superomedial Scar.” Journal of Investigative Medicine. Jan 2018. 66(1):A274–A275. DOI: 10.1136/jim-2017-000663.508

      Nguyen, D, DW Dawson, OJ Hines, HA Reber, and TR Donahue. “Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas: Are We Overestimating Malignant Potential?” Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10): 915-9.

      Nguyen, D, C Vu, J Chidester, S Gupta. “Enhanced Recovery in Plastic Surgery: A Review of the Literature and a Proposal of Actionable Measures.”
      - American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2015

      Nguyen, D, DW Dawson, OJ Hines, HA Reber, and TR Donahue. “Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas: Are We Overestimating Malignant Potential?” Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10): 915-9.
      - 1st place in Resident Paper Competition at Southern California Chapter American College of Surgeons (SCC ACS) 2014 Meeting

      Nguyen, D, DW Dawson, OJ Hines, HA Reber, and TR Donahue. “Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas: Are We Overestimating Malignant Potential?” Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10): 915-9.
      - Oral presentation at Southern California Chapter American College of Surgeons (SCC ACS) 2014 Annual Meeting

      Nguyen, D, and S. Gupta. “RealSelf: An Analysis of Patient Reported Outcomes of Satisfaction with Surgical and Nonsurgical Procedures over 5 Years”
      - California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS 2017) 67th Annual Meeting

      Nguyen, D, K Leong, M Hill, and D Mills. “Not Your Typical Donut Mastopexy: Modifications for Tuberous Breast Deformity.”
      - American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) The Aesthetic Meeting 2017

      Nguyen, D, J Roring, and S Gupta. “The Modified Dorsal Nasal Flap: Revisiting the Necessity of the Glabellar Extension.”
      - California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS 2017) 67th Annual Meeting

      Nguyen, D, J Roring, and S Gupta. “The Modified Dorsal Nasal Flap: Revisiting the Necessity of the Glabellar Extension.”
      - American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2017

      Nguyen, D, T Park, K Lopez, and M Martin. “Single Lower Border Plate Fixation in Anterior Mandibular Fractures.”
      - 2018 Western Medical Research Conference

      Nguyen, D, T Park, K Lopez, and M Martin. “Single Lower Border Plate Fixation in Anterior Mandibular Fractures.”
      - 2018 Loma Linda University 86th Annual Postgraduate Convention (APC)

      Nguyen, D, E Magtanong, J Chidester, R Ford, S Motakef, and H Kim. “The Un-Wise Pattern Breast Reduction: Incorporating the Preexisting Superomedial Scar.”
      - 2nd Place Poster Presentation at 2018 Loma Linda University 86th Annual Postgraduate Convention (APC)

      Nguyen, D, E Magtanong, J Chidester, R Ford, S Motakef, and H Kim. “The Un-Wise Pattern Breast Reduction: Incorporating the Preexisting Superomedial Scar.”
      - 2018 Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Research Symposium

      Nguyen, D, T Park, K Lopez, A Arsalan, MC Martin. “Single Lower Border Plate Fixation in Anterior Mandibular Fractures: Revisiting Champy's Lines of Osteosynthesis.”
      - American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2018

      Motakef S, Wong WW, Nguyen D, et al. “Liposomal Bupivacaine in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Patient Outcomes and Economics.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2016;4(9 Suppl):40-41. doi:10.1097/01.GOX.0000502914.32275.09.

      TT Park, K Lopez, D Nguyen, M Martin. “Single lower border plate fixation in anterior mandibular fractures.” Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2018 Jan; 66(1):A155–A156.

      Thompson K, P Dhesi, D Nguyen, L Czer, J Moriguchi, ER Schwarz. “Evaluation of the HeartMate II™ Left Ventricular Assist Device in Obese Heart Failure Patients: Effects on Weight Loss.” Ann Transplant. 2011 Apr-Jun; 16(2): 63-7.

      Ishaque B, Zayed MA, Miller J, Nguyen D, Kaji AH, O’Connell J, de Virgilio C. “Ethnic differences in arm vein diameter and arteriovenous fistula creation rates in men undergoing hemodialysis access.” J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 56(2): 424-31.

      Tadwalker, R, DU Udeoji, RJ Weiner, FL Avestruz, D LaChance, A Phan, D Nguyen, P Bharadwaj, ER Schwarz. “The Beneficial Role of Spiritual Counseling in Heart Failure Patients.”J Relig Health. 2014 Oct; 53(5): 1575-85.

      Lee JA, Xing Y, Nguyen D, Xie J, Lee CJ, Black DL. “Depolarization and CaM kinase IV modulate NMDA receptor splicing through two essential RNA elements.” PLoS Biol. 2007;5(2):e40.

      Livhits, M, D Chen, C Mercado, L Min, F Chen, N Foster, C Chandler, D Nguyen, M Gibbons, C Ko. “Presurgical Functional Status and Polypharmacy Screening of Older General Surgery Patients Was Associated with Improved Quality of General and Geriatric-Specific Hospital Care.”
      - American College of Surgeons (ACS) 97th Annual Clinical Congress

      Lew, W, D Nguyen, A Barleben, W Quinones-Baldrich, W Moore. “Increased Stroke Risk with the Amplatzer Plug used for Proximal Left Subclavian Artery Occlusion During Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.”
      - Western Vascular Society 27th Annual Meeting

      Ishaque B, Zayed MA, Miller J, Nguyen D, Kaji AH, O’Connell J, de Virgilio C. “Ethnic differences in arm vein diameter and arteriovenous fistula creation rates in men undergoing hemodialysis access.” J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 56(2): 424-31.
      - 3rd place oral/poster presentation at American College of Surgeons (ACS) 97th Annual Clinical Congress

      Ishaque B, Zayed MA, Miller J, Nguyen D, Kaji AH, O’Connell J, de Virgilio C. “Ethnic differences in arm vein diameter and arteriovenous fistula creation rates in men undergoing hemodialysis access.” J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 56(2): 424-31.
      - Western Vascular Society 26th Annual Meeting

      Francis, C, D Nguyen, S Nazarian Mobin, M Urata. "Retrospective study from 3 major plastic surgery databases demonstrating an increase in incidence of metopic synostosis since 1985."
      - American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association 69th Annual Meeting

      Magtanong, E, D Nguyen, and H Kim. “Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction Following Nipple Sparing Mastectomy in a Single Academic Institution.”
      - 2018 Western Medical Research Conference

      Magtanong, E, D Nguyen, and H Kim. “Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction Following Nipple Sparing Mastectomy in a Single Academic Institution.”
      - 2018 Loma Linda University 86th Annual Postgraduate Convention (APC)

      Motakef S, Wong WW, Nguyen D, et al. Abstract: Liposomal Bupivacaine in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Patient Outcomes and Economics. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2016;4(9 Suppl):40-41. doi:10.1097/01.GOX.0000502914.32275.09.
      - American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2016

      Narayanan, N, A Gole, D Nguyen, K Leong, and D Mills. “Donut Mastopexy: Modifications for Areolar Reduction and Tuberous Breast Deformities.”
      - American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) The Aesthetic Meeting 2018

      Magtanong, E, D Nguyen, and H Kim. “Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction Following Nipple Sparing Mastectomy in a Single Academic Institution.”
      - 2018 Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Research Symposium