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You Can Expect Excellence with our Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery office!

You deserve to look as good as you feel! My goal is to help you accomplish that and even more. I look forward to talking with you in person. Call my office and we'll schedule your personal and private consultation.

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Performed By - Dr. Brian Kinney, MD

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Dr. Kinney, I wish you lifelong love and healthy babies; and all the other good things in life. Thank you for the boost you've given my life!
- S. & family
Sep-06-2005
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Specialities
  • Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Vein Treatment Specialists
Education

Dr. Brian M. Kinney is a reputable and skilled board certified plastic surgeon. His academic training was received at some of the best institutions in the country. Dr. Kinney earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree after completing the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. He then went on to attend medical school at Tulane University and was further trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at UCLA in Los Angeles.

 

A Past President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the US and a current Board Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of numerous organizations in medicine, science and engineering, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IPRAS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the AMA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAAS). A Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at USC School of Medicine, Dr. Kinney has served on the Editorial Board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal since 1997. He has won several awards for his professional work, presents and teaches at national and international meetings, serves as a consultant to biotech and engineering companies, and continues to author articles in many journals and textbooks.

Dr. Kinney has appeared on ABC network's Nightline, Fox Network's Extra, CNN, Hard Copy, The Discovery Channel, most of the local Los Angeles news television stations and all of the four major national news networks. He has been featured on radio and in numerous newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, London Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. Journalists from Vogue, Glamour, Allure, Newsweek, Spa Magazine and many others have interviewed him about plastic surgery, cosmetic and beauty treatments.  He has also presented/interviewed on radio, television and in newspapers in Europe, Russia, Asia, South and Central America, and been featured in documentary films. He has performed live surgery and injections for teaching conferences in worldwide locations, such as Moscow, Copenhagen, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Belgrade, Buenos Aires and Mumbai (India).

During the Bosnian war, Dr. Kinney led surgical relief missions and was received in the Presidential Palace in Zagreb, Croatia. He has also volunteered and organized surgical relief missions in Mexico. With years of experience, he remains sought for teaching at national and international conferences, as well as consulting for various biotech and engineering companies. Dr. Kinney has authored numerous articles for journals, magazines and co-edited a new 2,000 page, standard textbook of Plastic Surgery. His work in the fields of plastic surgery and technology has garnered him many awards and placed him in the group of the world's most well-known top plastic surgeons.

Affiliation

Dr. Kinney is a staff member of many major hospitals in West Los Angeles, such as St. John’s Hospital and Health Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Olympia Medical Center. He is a member of many professional and medical organizations, which include:
 

  • Board Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Former Board Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • Past President, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) of the US
  • Parliamentarian, Board of Directors Member, International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (IPRAS)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
  • Chairman of the Board, National Endowment for Plastic Surgery (NEPS)
  • Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Century City Hospital, Los Angeles
  • Former Clinical Chief of Hand Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles
  • Former Chairman of the Educational Technology Committee of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF)
  • Member of the Innovative Procedures Committee of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Financing

It is customary to pay fees for medical service after the appointment is concluded and just before you leave the building. Those fees include the normal, usual and expected fees of medical consultations, office visits and any minor surgical procedures you may have had in the office. We feel this practice actually helps lower your medical costs by better containing our overhead. Otherwise, if we were to bill our patients, our fees would then have to include more bookkeeping and record keeping costs and perhaps another colleague to two to do the work. But you don’t have to pay a fee after every office visit. In the practice of reconstructive surgery, the usual, normal procedure is to include at no cost to you any postoperative visits for about three months. Likewise, the fees you pay for cosmetic procedures will include your after procedure visits up to six months for the same condition.

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