As a plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Bivens has dedicated his life to the enhancement of the human form. He specializes in body transformation, managing the aging body and creating a balanced fulfilled patient. His research and work has been instrumental in the development of liposuction and breast implant surgery. Areas of expertise include laser lipolysis, ultrasonic liposuction as well as traditional liposculpture.
Dr. Bivens perfected his surgery techniques through work with the world’s leading experts in liposuction and body contouring. Today, he is recognized as a leader in liposuction and breast implant surgery.
His work begins with his careful analysis of the body and inner self and its effect on beauty. “A beautiful body can only evolve from the beauty within.” Dr. Bivens has strong convictions about the importance of the mind–body relationships. Sound nutrition, physical fitness and a stress-less mind are critical elements to one’s acceptance of physical beauty.
“It’s a pleasure to be in the field of medicine that can change lives and make dreams come true. The time we will spend together discussing your expectations is extremely important in the overall success of your results. I’ll spend all the time necessary to discover your wants and needs and make sure you feel great about your care.”
I am a visionary and artistic surgeon, and a graduate of the prestigious Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine was the first formal Medical School in the United States. As an award winning artist, my work has been well received and recognized by the Columbia Press Association. My ability to see as a surgeon guides my gifted hands to sculpt each individual to their expectation.
My training was both thorough and diverse. My internship was at the world reknowned University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where I trained in the major disciplines of Surgery. I then spent a full formal Residency training in General Surgery at Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn, New York. Here, I had extensive training in thousands of cases, many of which were trauma cases. In fact, I was present at 9/11/2001 as a First Responder on scene at Ground Zero.
After completing my training in General Surgery, I trained as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, as well as an Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgeon. My training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery included Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Craniofacial Surgery, in addition to general Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. In addition, I diversified my training by spending an additonal 3 years with a pioneering Urologist and founding father of Phalloplasty to train in Genital Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
As a multi-specialty surgeon, I have trained in many different techniques in different fields. I belive that this has contributed greatly to me being a better surgeon in addition to my innate talent. All surgeons, if they perform enough cases, will experience complications. I am confident that I have the knowledge, the training and the technical talent to take care of problems in the event that they arise.
The extent of my training was affirmed by my becoming Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Following the death of my daughter, and during my separation from my wife, I became intimately involved with a woman who was also my patient. This relationship was reported to the Medical Board. I then made a decision to retire from medicine and take time to grieve for the loss of both my daughter and my brother.
My wife and I have reconciled and we have been blessed with the birth of another beautiful daughter, whom I personally raised as a stay at home Dad devoted to her care. I have healed from my losses, and I beleive that by virture of these experiences I have gained great insight into the human experience as physician, a person and a patient.
I have returned to the practice of medicine, having heeded these eternal words: "Physician, heal thyself." I have no arrogance, illusions or ego intervening in the process of my patient care. I am human, just like you.
Dr. Haddad is a native of Beirut, Lebanon. He finished high school and part of his college studies at the Christian Brothers College. He went to the French Medical School of St. Joseph’s University before coming to the United States.
He started his medical training in internal medicine at Hahnemann University affiliated hospital (Monmouth Medical Center) in Long Branch, New Jersey. He later moved to New York where he started his general surgery training at Columbia University Teaching Hospital (St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City). He further specialized in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He has been concentrating since on cosmetic surgery.
Further training and research in facial plastic surgery and body cosmetic surgery was spent with his mentor Dr. Richard Webster in Boston, MA in the falls of 1975 and 1985 (three months each).
He started his practice in New York City and then extended it to Beirut, Lebanon and then to Boston before settling in California. He was on the teaching staff of New York University, Columbia University, and the American University of Beirut (where he was the chief of the department). His teaching experience extending also to Harvard University and currently he is affiliated with the University of California at Irvine (where he was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1994).
Dr. Haddad is the author of several articles and he is on the lecture circuit in the United States and overseas. He speaks fluently several languages (English, French, Arabic and Spanish). He speaks also many others. His hobbies include reading, painting and he enjoys a variety of athletic activities.
Dr. Haddad maintains his practice in aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic laser surgery in Newport Beach, California.