Michael B. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., is a cosmetic plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience as a leader in providing innovative plastic surgery to the Central Valley region of California. He is in private practice at the Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Visalia, and is a partner with Zein E. Obagi, an internationally acclaimed dermatologist, at the Obagi Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, and Laser Center in Beverly Hills. He is also chief consultant in Plastic Surgery to the Obagi Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His primary expertise is in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery with a specialization in surgical techniques for the improvement in the appearance of the face, breast, and body.
Dr. Stevens is recognized for the introduction and application of a variety of innovations in plastic surgery to the Central Valley of California. His pioneering techniques include laser skin resurfacing and laser facial surgical procedures such as endoscopic surgery of the face, abdomen and breast, and ultrasound assisted liposuction. His work has also included procedures such as the minimal incision underarm approach to breast augmentation with saline implants, facial rejuvenation procedures combining the facelift with laser and the Obagi Blue Peel techniques, and also "own tissue" breast reconstruction (including microsurgical techniques).
Dr. Stevens has traveled and lectured extensively on plastic surgery and has presented his techniques in a variety of forums to both physicians and the public. He has recently taught all-day seminars on skin health restoration, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing to other physicians and nurses in Los Angeles, San Francisco and in Atlanta. He traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December of 1996 to teach and perform advanced laser and plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Stevens frequently shares his knowledge with the public by delivering free seminars both in the United States and abroad. He is currently involved in ongoing research projects in facial skin response to laser treatments, effect of combinations of facelift and chemical peeling techniques, and analysis of the results of an extensive series of endoscopic breast augmentation procedures.