About Dr. Amy Bandy
Dr. Amy Bandy, D.O, F.A.C.S. performed her General Surgery training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. During this time she received extensive training in trauma surgery and many aspects of surgery relating to reconstructive surgery, including maxillofacial reconstruction, breast reconstruction and hand surgery. After her General Surgery training, she moved to Michigan where she completed her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency at Wayne State University. During this time, she performed all facets of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including extensive training in Pediatric Surgery to treat challenges relating to congenital problems such as cleft lip and palate, craniofacial anomalies and congenital and traumatic hand deformities.
Meet Dr. Bandy
She trained at Manhattan Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital in New York where she was instructed by many of the world’s renowned cosmetic surgeons. She learned the most advanced techniques of facial plastic surgery including layered face lifts, endoscopic face and brow lifts, eyelid surgery and nasal beautification surgery. Dr. Bandy was also trained in the most refined techniques of tumescent liposculpture and body contouring. Additionally, she trained in Louisville, Kentucky where she practiced the intricate techniques of microsurgery and its applications in reconstructive surgery. She now practices all aspects of Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach.
- The American Board of Plastic Surgery
- The American Board of Surgery
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- California Society of Plastic Surgeons
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Fellow American College of Surgeons
Why did you choose to study in plastic surgery?
What is your favorite part of being a plastic surgeon?
I love having the trust of each patient that I will provide them with the best results of what they are looking for. I feel honored that I have been given the opportunity to use my surgical skills to enhance a persons life. I also love the actual surgical setting and performing the technical aspects of each procedure. Many of my patients have been coming to me for more than 15 years, and I have been able to provide them the care and treatments that they are looking for, and many of them have become like members of our extended family!
If you could give potential patients one piece of advice while they are searching for a surgeon, what would it be?
Be sure that you research your surgeon, and that he/she is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, if you are having a cosmetic procedure, check to see if he/she is a member of The Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgeon. The Aesthetic Society has very specific requirements regarding number of cosmetic cases performed that must be met to be considered for membership, as well as other Aesthetic Society members who are willing to sponsor you before you are accepted for membership. When you meet with surgeon, I would recommend having a check list of questions that you want answered, so that nothing is missed. Be sure to look at a lot of before and after photos, as a picture speaks 1,000 words. Comfort with the surgeon is important, but results are most important. That is why I feel it is especially important to feel comfortable that the surgeon understands the results that you are looking for, and that his/her photos reflect their ability to deliver those results. Always remember that the first operation gives you the best chance of getting your optimal results.