The Centre

Aesthetically You Plastic Surgery Centre at Plasticare | Long Beach, CA

About The Doctor

Donn M. Hickman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Performs a wide range of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procures for the face and body and has been in private practice since 1984. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. He received his Plastic Surgery training under D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, the innovator of many cleft lip procedures, and pioneer in Plastic Surgery of the 20th century.

Dr. Hickman served as Chairman for the Plastic Surgery Division of Long Beach Memorial Hospital in 1988 and 2000, as well as Vice Chairman of the Surgery Department in 1998. He was the attending Plastic Surgeon for the Long Beach Children's Clinic from 1986 to 1992. He was voted as one of the top doctors in Plastic Surgery for Loss Angeles in 1999. He is currently writing texts and teaching courses on chemical peels and spider vein treatment to skin care professionals including Physicians and Registered Nurses in the field of Aesthetic Medicine, an exciting new subspecialty.

He has published three works in 2010 and 2011: 
  • The use of a circular scar breast lift with and without breast implants.
  • A circular scar breast reduction series.
  • A perspective on chemical peels in the Asian patient.
He has completed chapters on Chemical Peels, Cosmeceuticals, and Spider Vein Sclerotherapy in the textbook is , entitled: Medical Aesthetic Practice. His interests are in minimal scar breast surgery, surgical enhancements of the aging smile, facial de-aging, body contouring, and chemical resurfacing of the skin. Visit Dr. Hickman's website by clicking here.

Education

Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
  • Three academic years minoring in Biology and Chemistry with early admissions in the 4th year to Medical School.
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 1972-1976 
  • M.D Degree

Surgical Training (8 years)

  • Intern, Surgery, (3 mo. Pathology, 3 mo. Critical Care) Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Resident, Surgery, Long Beach Memorial and Naval Regional Medical Center
  • Resident, Surgery, VAH Medical Center, University of California at Davis
  • Research Fellow, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Nutrition, VAH Medical Center, UC Davis
  • Junior Chief Resident, General Surgery, UC Davis
  • Chief Resident, General Surgery, UC Davis
  • Resident Plastic Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson hospitals
  • Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Hospitals

Board Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Honors and Associations

  • Chairman Plastic Surgery Division Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Vice Chairman Department of Surgery, Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Utilization Review and Epidemiology Committee Long Beach Memorial Hospital
  • Long Beach Children's Clinic Attending Plastic Surgeon
  • Long Beach Children's Clinic Board of Directors
  • Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery for Los Angeles
  • Teaching Physician Faculty for Medical Aesthetic Nursing of California
  • Former Inspector for the AAAASF office accreditation body,
  • D.R. Millard, Jr., MD, Plastic Surgery Society Member
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF LONG BEACH

Curricula Vitae

Certification by Board
1985 Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
1983 American Board of Surgery
1976 Diplomate, American Board of Medical Examiners

Medical License
1976 California G034964

Professional Associations
D. Ralph Millard Jr., M.D. Plastic Surgical Society and Medical Foundation
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)

Hospital Affiliations
Long Beach Community Hospital Medical Center
Los Alamitos Medical Center

Education, Surgical Training, Clinical and Volunteer Experience
1984-Present Long Beach, California
Private Clinical Practice
1984-1992 Long Beach Children's Clinic
Attending, Plastic Surgery Clinic (First Plastic Surgeon)
1983-1984 University of Miami School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial and Affiliated Hospitals

Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1982-1983 University of Miami School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial and Affiliated Hospitals

Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1983 Bogota, Columbia (Guest Resident in Plastic Surgery)
Gildred Foundation (Pediatric Plastic Surgery Mission)
1981-1982 University of California at Davis,
Sacramento Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals

Senior Chief Resident, General and Vascular Surgery
1980-1981 University of California at Davis
Sacramento Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals

Junior Chief Resident, General and Vascular Surgery
1979-1980 University of California at Davis
Martinez Veterans Administration Medical Center

Research Fellowship in Nutrition and GI Surgery
1979-1980 University of California at Davis
Martinez Veterans Administration Medical Center

Resident in General and Vascular Surgery
1977-1978 Long Beach Naval Regional Medical Center
Resident in General Surgery
1976-1977 Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Internship in General Surgery and Coronary Care
1972-1976 University of Miami School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine(M.D.)
1969-1972 Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
Liberal Arts, Minor in Chemistry and Biology
(3 Academic Years; Early Admissions Program To Medical School in Year 4)

RECOGNITION
Sept. 1999 NATIONWIDE GUIDE TO TOP DOCTORS IN THE US
Donn M. Hickman MD, FACS
Washington D.C.-based Center for the Study of Services
(Poll of American Medical Association Physicians who listed MDs they would pick to treat their own families)
Los Angeles-Orange County, California Area
SPECIALTY OF PLASTIC SURGERY

Awards Received
1988  Recognition Award, Miller Childrens Hospital 20th Anniversary
1987  Certificate of Appreciation (Office of the Mayor, City Council, and Junior League) Community Service in the Long Beach Children's Clinic.
1986  Humanitarian Award, The Children's Clinic, Long Beach, CA
1984  Courtesy Award Winner for the Jackson Memorial affiliated Hospitals, (Housestaff) Plastic Surgery Residency (courtesy poster with photograph featured for 6 month period)

Leadership And Appointments    
 •  Vice Chair, Plastic Surgery Section, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center 1998  
 •  Vice Chair, Dept of Surgery, Long Beach Memorial Hospital 1996-1998   
 •  Operating Room Advisory Committee, LBMMC, 1996-1998    
 •  Integrated Quality Assurance Committee LBMMC, 1996-1998  
 •  Reimbursement Committee, LBMMC (PPO), 1996  
 •  Utilization Review Committee LBMMC (Health Plan) 1996  
 •  Epidemiology Committee LBMMC, 1990-1992  
 •  Surgery Credentials Committee LBMMC, 1988-1992  
 •  Member, Bylaws Committee, Miller Childrens Hospital LBMMC, 1988  
 •  Member, Board of Directors, Long Beach Childrens Clinic 1986-1989  
 •  Chairman, Plastic Surgery Section, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center 1988-1990  

Publications 
Hickman, D. Central pyramid pedicle reduction mammoplasty (abstract presentation), California Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Feb 1990   
Freshwater, M., Hickman, D. : Transillumination technique of facelift scalpel dissection (abstract). The International Conference on Plastic Surgery. The Chinese Plastic Surgical Society, Jun 4-9, 1984  
Hickman, D. : Benign sequelae of a transorbital stab wound. An unusual case report. Ann. Plast. Surg. 12:279-283, 1984  
Hickman, D, Beck, R. : A technical aid in transoral wiring of mandibular fractures. Ann. Plast. Surg. 12:90-91, 1984  
Frey, C., Wong., H., Hickman, D., Pullos, T : Toxicity of hemorrhagic ascitic fluid associated with hemorrhagis pancreatitis. Arch. Surg. 117:401-404, 1982  
Rutledge,F., Hickman, D., Dunn, J., Frey, C., Matson, R. : Lysophosphatidylcholine activity during experimental cholelithiasis. Lipids. 16:714-720, 1981  
Twomey, P., Pullos, T., Hickman, D., Ziegler, D. : Hyperglycemic enhancement of hyperthermic affect - contribution of hypovolemia (abstract). North American Hyperhermia Group Clinical and Phvsiology Meeting. August 23-28, 1981  
Hickman, D., Frey, C.,Carson, J. : Adenocarcinoma arising in gastric heterotopic pancreas. West. J. Med. 135:57-62, 1981  
Hickman, D, Miller, R., Rombeau, J., Twomey, P., Frey,C. : Serum albumin and body weight as predictors of post-operative outcome in colorectal cancer patients. J.P.E.N., July - August, 1981

Additional professional activities and Public Service  
1996 Editorial Response to Breast Implant Article. Elle Magazine November 1996. Patients should be better informed on their choices for breast surgery. Objected to published viewpoint.
1994 Southern California Chapter, American Lupus Foundation, Forum, Plastic Surgery (Breast Surgery) in Patients with chronic disease.
1991 Town Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Forum on Breast Implant Controversy, St.Mary Medical Center
1991 -1992 To Your Health Cable Broadcasts, Forum on Plastic Surgery and Controversial Issues in Health  Information Programming
1988 Member, ASKPEERS, a voluntary committee of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to provide advice for young Plastic Surgeons entering Practice