What Makes Dr. Bruce Van Natta Different

Plastic surgery is extremely personal. My goal is to match your “wishes and wants” to the reality of what you bring to the operating table. This includes a combination of your health, your heredity, your body’s tissues and the goals you want to attain as an individual.

We need to respect the limitations of your body to ensure you get the best results possible with your surgery. I don’t have an agenda not to give someone a particular outcome (i.e., a particular cup size with breast augmentation), as long as it won’t lead to problems and complications. Not all surgeons are concerned with this concept. To me, it’s very important to have open and honest communication with my patients beginning with their initial consultation. If you want something that I cannot give you, I’ll tell you up front.

With every patient and every surgery, I strive for a natural-looking result – one that will enhance your body and personality as well as give you the confidence you are seeking.

I continually evaluate new technologies and new surgical procedures but don’t embrace them until they have proven track records and good outcome data. There are procedures out there that don’t work. Just because they are touted and hyped in the news media or seen on Oprah Winfrey does not mean they are safe and effective.

BWV headshotHere’s a little bit of information about me.

  • Unlike some of my colleagues, I keep current on and utilize the latest techniques that are being used in plastic surgery in order to maximize natural outcomes and reduce recovery time for my patients. I also teach these proven techniques to other surgeons across the country in my field.
  • I am a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This organization – along with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – is the gold standard for certification in plastic surgery. Understand these organizations require initial rigorous testing and ongoing continuing education for board certification. There are physicians out there who are “certified” by other organizations, however, some are not even plastic surgeons (or surgeons at all for that matter) and their organizations do not require much to become certified. When you are interviewing surgeons who might perform plastic surgery on you, it’s really important to determine if they are actually plastic surgeons and board certified by one of the proper organizations.
  • I have been in practice for 25 years. I was trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery and had 5 years of general surgery training as well as 2½ years specifically in plastic surgery.
  • In addition to performing full-body plastic surgery procedures, I have performed thousands of breast augmentation surgeries in the last 25 years – more than 230 per year. I have also been an active investigator on all FDA clinical trials leading up to the re-release of silicone gel breast implants.
  • I personally have one of the lowest reoperation rates in the country for breast augmentation surgery.