Dr. Donn Hickman has been in solo Private Practice since 1984, after completing 8 years of formal surgical residency training and 4 years of medical school. He entered the Early Admissions Medical program, based on his undergraduate scholastic achievements that permitted him to defer his 4th year of college and enter Medical School after three years.
He obtained Board Certification in two specialities: General Surgery (1983) and Plastic Surgery (1985). His Practice is now devoted to Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. He was among several regional professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area selected as Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery (1999) by The Washington DC Center for the Study of Services in the United States, an honor bestowed by colleagues who pick physicians they would have treat them own families. He received several honors for his work in the Long Beach Childrens Clinic as the only Plastic Surgeon to volunteer his services in that clinics history (1985-1991). His office surgery center carries the prestigious accreditation by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). He has served as a qualified facility inspector (1996-2004).
Dr. Hickman became interested in a career in Medicine and Surgery in 6th grade and began to enter Science Fair competition. In High School he achieved National and State honors with his Science Fair research on Niacin Vitamin B 3 in allergic shock, and its effect on blood cholesterol and triglycerides. In his Senior year of High School in 1969, this research won him several awards at the International Science Fair, the First Place Award in Biological Sciences at the Florida State Science Fair, and five First Place Awards from the South Florida Science Fair. As a result of his academic and science achievements, he received the top graduating senior award, and was recognized as one of the top 100 graduating science students in the nation, being distinguished to represent Florida at the National Youth Science Camp in the summer of 1969. The vitamin niacin is now commonly used as one of the first line treatments for elevated cholesterol and triglycerides in selected patients, having been shown to be affective by the National Coronary Drug Study in the early 1970s.
His current focus is on implementing advanced techniques in minimal scar periareolar purse string breast lift and reduction, minimally invasive suture suspension methods for eyelid and brow elevation, customized body contouring and high tension tummy tuck, natural breast augmentation with soft results, and the unoperated look for Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, Blepharoplasty, and Contouring of the Neck, Thighs, Calf, Ankle, and Knee. He continues to advocate various blends of Chemical Peels to treat and rejuvenate a host of skin problems including blemishes, wrinkles, scars, aging, and a lackluster complexion, feeling they excel other technologies when used in selected patients.
� American Association for the Accreditation of
Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
September 1997 by Facility Inspector Certification
� Nationwide Guide to Top Doctors in the US
September 1999 by Washington D.C.-based Center for the Study of Services
Poll of American Medical Association Physicians who listed MDs that they would have treated their own families
- Plastic Surgery
- General Surgery