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Meet Boris M. Ackerman, M.D.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Boris Ackerman, M.D.

Dr. Ackerman, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started my Plastic Surgery private practice over 25 years ago. After a rigorous Ivy League education on the East Coast, I decided to move to California to create a Center of Excellence in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. I was fortunate to have two mentors early in my career, one in Beverly Hills, and another in Newport Beach.

This allowed me to supercharge my practice, within a few years I was one of the “go to” plastic surgeons. I decided to raise my family in Newport Beach and gradually transitioned to Newport Beach full time for both the practice and the lifestyle.

Presently, I specialize in Facial Rejuvenation Surgery, for example, face lifts and eyelid surgery. A surgeon is only as good as his body of work. After more than two decades and thousands of cases, patients travel to Newport Beach to see me from throughout United States and abroad. After all this time I still enjoy the challenge of creating beautiful results and the gratitude of satisfied patients.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Any career will have some ups and downs. Some of the challenges were managing a thriving business, in addition to practicing plastic surgery. Medical school and residency do not provide adequate preparation on the business aspect of running a practice, such as managing staff, budgets, leases, etc. There was a lot of “on the job” training when it came to running a business.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
At this point in my career, there are no plans for any change. At some point in the future I envision hiring a junior associate, hopefully someone talented, ethical and ambitions, to whom I can entrust my patients.

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