Gary J. Alter, MD, Alter MD

Dr. Gary Alter is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Olympia Medical Center. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

James S. Anderson, MD, City of Hope

With over 26 years of surgical experience, Dr. James S. Andersen specializes in reconstructive surgery after cancer treatment, particularly for cancers located in the breast, limbs and head and neck regions. As head of City of Hope’s Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Andersen and his team employ the latest techniques to produce the best possible results. For example, Dr. Andersen has been able to dramatically enhance the quality and durability of the reconstructed breast by utilizing tissue-sparing techniques combined with transplantation of a patient’s own tissue, dramatically reducing scarring.

Kevin A. Brenner, MD, Roxbury Clinic & Surgery

Dr. Kevin Brenner is not only a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he is also a board-certified general surgeon, giving him qualifications to deliver some of the most complex reconstructive procedures. His specialty lies in the breasts and abdomen, using his expertise to restore a youthful, shapely appearance where it has been lost to age or other factors. Dr. Brenner has also done advanced training in rhinoplasty, and is one of a select group of plastic surgeons specifically trained to utilize advanced techniques such as rib grafting for challenging revision cases. Dr. Brenner’s work has been superlative, landing him in peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals on a regular basis. He has also authored numerous chapters in plastic surgery textbooks.

Andrew L. Da Lio, MD, UCLA Health System

Andrew Louis Da Lio, MD, is the Clinical Professor and Chief in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and specializes in cosmetic surgery and microsurgical breast reconstruction. Dr. Da Lio joined the faculty of the UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as an Assistant Professor in 1997. Dr. Da Lio’s main areas of clinical expertise are in facial aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, and breast reconstruction. His research focuses on microsurgery, objective assessment of abdominal wall function after free TRAM flap breast reconstruction, the use of nuclear medicine imaging in differentiating benign and malignant lesions after breast reconstruction, and the role of decision analysis in breast reconstruction surgery.


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