About Me

Dr. Gangnes specializes exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery and has over 30 years of experience in this dynamic, evolving area of medical art and science.

His passion for facial cosmetic surgery began with his graduation from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, ranked in the top 3 in the nation the last 5 years by U.S. News.

He completed his surgical residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery with a special emphasis and interest in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Irvine where he is currently a clinical professor actively involved in teaching residents and fellows the art and science of facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Gangnes is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

While continuing his teaching activities at UCI, he began a private practice in the city of San Clemente in 1980. With a move to the present day office location including the development of an accredited ambulatory surgical facility, he established Facial Aesthetic Concepts, focusing on facial rejuvenation, in 1991.

Dr. Gangnes is involved in plastic surgical societies and laser medicine societies, and is currently pursuing research projects in conjunction with his teaching activities at UCI.

With an increasing significance of the non-surgical aesthetic arts, including laser medicine and surgery and dermatologic skin care, he has been able to develop a comprehensive approach to the art and science of facial aesthetics by incorporating these disciplines into Facial Aesthetic Concepts. He believes a rested, natural, engaging, and vibrant appearance is always the primary goal of aesthetic medicine, using the least invasive procedures to achieve the greatest results.

Dr. Gangnes welcomes new and returning patients who would like to discuss their options with regard to the medical and surgical treatments available as well as new technologies that currently exist and those at the forefront of aesthetic medicine.



Provider Specialty



Medical Education

Washington University School of Medicine


University of California, Irvine

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