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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Compassionate and Very talented I highly recommend Hickman

I was introduced to Dr. Hickman in the mid 1990's after seeing the incredible augmentation he performed on my friend. During my initial consultation, I experienced a true, compassionate Dr. who was realistic about my goals and expectations. I noticed his work with augmentation is very natural, so I chose him to be my surgeon. Since then, Dr. Hickman has performed additional aesthetic...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hickman has hospital affiliations at Community Hospital of Long Beach, California.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
    Medical: University of Miami School of Medicine, 1976
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of California, Davis, CA, 1982
    Plastic Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1984

Treatments offered at Aesthetically You Plastic Surgery at Plasticare Surgery Center

Blog Posts and Articles

Chemical Peels in the Asian Patient

Patients with darker skin tone have many options for skin care especially in regard to chemical peels. When applied carefully and selectively they can correct fine lines, blemishes, acne, acne pigmentation, and dry dull complexions. This article appears in the Newsletter of the Indian Association of Plastic Surgeons, October 2010. PERSPECTIVES ON CHEMICAL PEELS IN THE ASIAN PATIENT (Author: Donn M.Hickman MD Long Beach, California...

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Application of the Goes double-skin peri-areolar mastopexy with and without implants: a 14-year experience. Hickman DM. Abstract Peri-areolar mastopexy is commonly used for mild ptosis requiring no more than 3cm of nipple elevation. The nature of areolar scar and gland remodelling inherent to a...

Periareolar Breast Lift for Most Woman with Sagging

New concepts in breast lift and reduction include using the simple periareolar scar. Fashioned from work done for many years in France and South America by Drs Benelli and Sampaio Goes, respectfully. Only 5% of Practices in US offer this technically challenging procedure which serves to reduce the scarring seen with other methods. It is not applicable for the largest reductions or the more extreme lifting situations. We continue to perform these procedures during the past 18 years....

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Will a Periareolar Lift Plus Implants Give a Perky Look?

I would add the view of polite dissent to the discussion. I have been performing periareolar mastopexy in cases of increasing difficulty for many... READ MORE

How Long Does a Chemical Peel Last?

It is good to ask yourself what are the goals you seek for your skin. If it just signs of aging, a bland complexion, or light acne, then very... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty wide-flat nose after double jaw surgery. (Photo)

Surgery for class III malocclusion where one or more jaws are moved by sagittal split, and Lefort I, can cause nasal flattening as mentioned by... READ MORE

Periareolar mastopexy and implants. Areola scars 13 days post op. Will the scars smooth out in a perfect areola shape? (Photo)

Your doctor did a nice job on this procedure. The tight suturing is to keep the areolae from stretching, and although it might appear to look funky at... READ MORE

I have numbness and tenderness across my lower back after liposuction. Is this normal?

The lower back and front of the thighs are two areas which can exhibit some annoying numbness after liposuction. This is normal. Sometimes it can be... READ MORE

Sensitive Breasts 6 Weeks Post Breast Lift/Implants?

It may occur from time to time as breast implants settle and the expanded implant space remodels. It seems to be more common as an annoying... READ MORE

Where to Get a Phenol Peel?

I have done thousands of phenol and TCA peels. They are safe, effective, and are mixed and combined in various ways. With the costs of current... READ MORE

Scar-less Breast Reduction - How is this done? Where can I get it? Ideally want to avoid big surgery incision marks.

The physiological changes imposed on the female breast throughout life make breast lift and reduction the most difficult of plastic surgeries. To... READ MORE

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The degree of contouring required for a successful tummy tuck will influence the fee profile. The amount of time the doctor will spend on the... READ MORE

What is the pain like after liposuction of the calves? Will walking be unbearable?

Hello and thank you for your question.  Since there is more dynamic action of the muscles of walking on calves than have been liposuctioned, just ... READ MORE

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