Welcome to the Mommy Makeover USA Website of
Dr. Andres Taleisnik!
Serving Mommy Makeover Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Orange and Riverside County, California, Dr. Andres Taleisnik, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, utilizes the latest techniques and advances to achieve natural results in when performing Mommy Makeover Surgery.
Dr. Andres Taleisnik's practice is devoted to body contouring surgery. Most surgical procedures are performed at the La Veta Surgery Center, an outstanding facility that provides the highest level of comfort and quality. Highly respected and experienced anesthesiologists care for every patient. In addition, Dr. Taleisnik has staff privileges at other hospitals, including St. Joseph's Hospital and CHOC (Childrens Hospital of Orange County).
To learn more about Mommy Makeover Surgery in Orange County, please visit Dr. Taleisnik's personal website at www.ataleisnikmd.com
Your Consultation with Dr. Andres Taleisnik
Your cosmetic surgery consultation, and the subsequent surgery itself, will be conducted with utmost respect for privacy and confidentiality. Dr. Taleisnik will answer each and every question or concern you have, so that you will feel comfortable and at ease with your surgery. He will work with you to be sure that your appearance goals are realistic.
Above all, Dr. Taleisnik strives for a natural, youthful appearance. Sometimes this mandates doing less rather than more, in order to preserve a natural "unoperated" appearance. Above all, Dr. Taleisnik will provide unequaled professional attention to help you to obtain the appearance you want.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Taleisnik is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only true certification for plastic surgeons. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), among other organizations.
More Aout Dr. Taleisnik
Dr. Taleisnik was born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1962, where his father Julio completed his orthopedic residency. Julio Taleisnik went on to become one of the leading Hand Surgeons in the world, and has been in practice in Orange County for over 30 years. Dr. Taleisnik, as he is known in the office, joined his father's group in September 1997 after completing extensive and rigorous training in plastic surgery and hand surgery.
Dr. Taleisnik graduated in 1980 from Foothill High School in Tustin, ranked # 1 in a class of 570 students with a 4.0 GPA. He was a National Merit Scholarship finalist, and winner of the Bank of America Liberal Arts Scholarship. His aptitude for sciences led to a second place finish in the California State Science Fair.
Dr. Taleisnik attended Princeton University, where he majored in Biology. He graduated from Princeton in 1984 with a 3.9 GPA, receiving Summa Cum Laude honors. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. He also received Highest Honors in the Department of Biology and garnered the Senior Book Prize for his Thesis work. During the summers, he was employed in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Gazzaniga, a prominent local cardiothoracic surgeon, and also worked at Disneyland.
After graduating from Princeton, Dr. Taleisnik returned to Southern California, where he attended medical school at UCLA. He was exposed to numerous innovative and nationally recognized plastic surgeons during medical school, such as Malcolm Lesavoy, Harvey Zarem and Timothy Miller. These outstanding surgeons and teachers prompted Dr. Taleisnik's fascination with plastic surgery. He graduated from UCLA in 1988 with a 3.95 GPA, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He also was awarded the Victor Hall Scholarship as the top student in Physiology, and a merit scholarship for academic excellence.
Dr. Taleisnik then completed six years of training in surgery at UCLA, including general and vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, chest surgery, trauma surgery, cancer surgery and plastic surgery. He completed a year as Chief Resident in 1993-1994. During his surgery residency, Dr. Taleisnik performed research in the plastic surgery laboratory of Dr. William Shaw, and received the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research Fellowship award, one of four $30,000 grants awarded nationally each year. He also spent time assisting in the reconstructive surgeries for burned children at Shriner's Hospital in Los Angeles.
After completing general surgery training, Dr. Taleisnik was selected to continue his training in plastic surgery at UCLA, one of the top three programs in the country. He received extensive experience in all facets of plastic surgery, including craniofacial, pediatric, microsurgery, oncologic, hand and aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery. He had the opportunity to learn from some of the top plastic surgeons in the world, including those that are the "Plastic Surgeons to the Stars" of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
In 1996-1997, Dr. Taleisnik and his growing family traveled to San Antonio, Texas to study Hand and Microsurgery at the renowned Hand Center of San Antonio under David Green, M.D. Following that year of wonderful experience, Dr. Taleisnik returned home to Orange County to stay.
Dr. Taleisnik has published articles and chapters in respected journals and textbooks, and has given numerous lectures at major conferences throughout the United States and Canada. He has served as a consultant in plastic surgery at the Long Beach Veterans' Hospital, and was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Plastic Surgery at UCI. Dr. Taleisnik lives in Tustin with his wife Gail. They have 3 sons, Justin, Brandon and Shane.
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