Orange County Plastic Surgeon
2901 West Coast Highway , Suite 180
Newport Beach, California 92663 US
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"He listened to ALL of my concerns, questions, gripes, and bitching to boot." "Dr. is an excellent doctor and honest.He did a perfect job for me.I had a saline breast augmentation done by him.The shapes are perfect and I had a very easy recovery.He also has a very pleasant personality.You..."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

25 Years Old at the Time of Reconstruction. - Atlanta, GA

He is truly an artist of his craft. Dr. Bivens aims for perfection and does not stop until he achieves just what the client desires. I remember my procedure was said to be about a 3-5 hour operation. Well, it lasted almost 7 and 1/2 hours as he really took his time in giving me, the client, the best shape of my new nipples as possible, and did his absolute best by following his gut when it came to the final outcome of his work. He listened to ALL of my concerns, questions, gripes, and bitching to boot. What more could I ask for? He gave me his all. It was truly a life changing experience.

I made a decision to enlarge my breast. - Breast Augmentation - Newport Beach, CA

Dr. is an excellent doctor and honest.He did a perfect job for me.I had a saline breast augmentation done by him.The shapes are perfect and I had a very easy recovery.He also has a very pleasant personality.You are not just another number.He takes time to listen and cares.He also follows instructions quite well.He did exactly what I requested of him with the procedure.I would refer this doctor to anyone.In fact I am so happy with his services I am leaving Florida for any other matter concerning cosmetic surgery. Dr. 's holds my confidence and trust.

1 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Ten Years Later and Still in Pain - Newport Beach, CA

In 2002 Dr Bivens worked in Atlanta GA at Premier Image Cosmetic and laser Surgery. I got liposuction and a breast augmentation. He contoured my stomach and inner thighs. To be honest, after the surgery the liposuction looked really good. Unfortunately he cut a nerve in my leg and I was semi paralyzed in one leg. I had to be carried to the car after the surgery and I could not walk for 2 weeks. Luckily the nerve endings grew back together with in 6 weeks and I haven't had a problem since. However I cannot say the same about my breast aug. The practice he worked at was not helpful. So what is my advice? Be sure to go to someone who has an excellent reputation and specializes in the surgery you want. Cheaper is not cheaper when you have to redo the surgery THREE TIMES.

36b Going for 600cc's. Fountain Valley, CA

So I'm 25 165lbs 3 beautiful kids ages 8, 6, and 3 I work a regular 9-5 in an office so it's pretty chill I heard of Dr Bivens from a good friend of mine who had hers done with him and they look Amazing I have a consultation with Dr Bivens on 1/22/16 at European Outpatient Surgery Center in Fountain Valley, I really don't want to take more than a week off work just because I'll probably go...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

My Silicon Thru the Nipple Consultation/ Pre / Post Op Experience :) - Fountain Valley, CA

He was very professional and comforting. I really recommend him :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

31 Year Old Mom of 3 and 5'4" Awesome!! - Fountain Valley, CA

Dr was nice from the beginning, looked out for my best interest for my body and I truly appreciate that!

1 out of 5 stars Lifestyle Lift

I Try Not to Look at my Face,ears and Chin.. It Makes Me Cry!

I am 45 years old and I was looking to tighten up my double chin with the Lifestyle Lift. That did not happen. Days after my procedure I developed blood clots around my mouth and chin. These were removed by reopening the incision under my chin using localized numbing only, flushing the area with solution and suction. All of this occurred while I was awake, aware and watching. I saw the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

26 and Finally have Boobs! Full C Small D Saline Unders

Had a great consultation with Dr Joseph Bivens. Very pleasant and down to earth! Listens to what you want yet still gives you his input of what he thinks would look great on your body! I was afraid I was going to big with the 400cc's he recommended but now that I've had the surgery I'm glad I listened to him and didn't go any smaller! He's just great overall and ms Lee in the office is very good at what she does! She's been very help through this whole process! I would definitely recommend Dr Bivens at EOSC Fountain Valley Ca.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Complimentary Consultations


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biochemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Medical: MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
    Fellowship: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Diego

Treatments offered at Cosmeticare Plastic Surgery Specialists

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Breast Implants and Traditional Butt Lift at the Same Time?

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Exercise After Butt Lift

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Why is Fat Transfer a Low Rated Procedure on RealSelf?

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Reversing Fat Transfer Results?

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Transgender Woman: Best Way to Achieve More Hips and Buttocks?

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Butt Lift vs. Brazilian Butt Lift?

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Will Butt Lift Help with Loose Skin Due to Rapid Weight Loss?

Buttock ptosis after massive weight loss is quite a challenge. There is a tremendous amount of volume loss and poor elasticity of the skin. The proper... READ MORE

What Kind of Payment Plans Do Doctors Have for Butt Lift?

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