It's been a busy year at The Morrow Institute advancing science and medicine. David Morrow, MD, FAAD, FAACS, founder and director of The Morrow Institute and members of his Specialty Plastic Surgery® team have been featured speakers at scientific meetings, published in prestigious medical journals, and broadcast to millions of Southern California households on the PBS hit show “American Health Journal.” The breadth of topics is as diverse as the men and women who come to The Morrow Institute for personalized care to look and feel better.
Earlier this year, Dr. Morrow’s innovative work was shared at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Vein treatments by Dr. Allan Wu and Liquid Face Lifts by Dr. Sheila Barbarino have been featured by PBS. Research on The Morrow Institute’s Stem Cell Optimizer™ was presented by Dr. Wu at Stem Cells 2012, a global conference held in San Diego. The Stem Cell Optimizer™, the only known non-invasive clinical device to effectively sort and categorize viable stem cells, may have the potential to enhance patient outcomes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and regenerative medicine.
Results of another study conducted at The Morrow Institute have been accepted for publication by the international journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This study focuses on the Institute’s safer and more effective method of abdominal reconstruction following gastric banding weight loss.
Top Cosmetic Surgeon
A diplomate of the American Boards of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Morrow has been named one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the world by the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The honor recognizes his significant achievements in skin and facial rejuvenation, and improving patients’ outcomes. He performed the first laser facelift, developed the Designed Skin Peel®, Triangle Lift®, Diamond Lift®, Contiguous Blepharoplasty-Eyelid Skin Rejuvenation, and most recently, the Stork Lift™. He is also lauded by his patients. Three years in a row, Dr. Morrow received a Patients’ Choice Award and he has been singled out for a “Compassionate Doctor Recognition.”
In a specialty field increasingly occupied by surgeons who take a “one size fits all” approach to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Morrow designs individual solutions to achieve long lasting, natural looking results.
Specialty Plastic Surgeons®
Dr. Morrow used his considerable skills and experience to assemble a multi-talented group of board certified specialists in dermatology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, surgery and plastic surgery. His care in choosing his team of Specialty Surgeons and Specialty Plastic Surgeons® pays dividends for his patients, who come from all corners of the globe. Not only are they assured individualized treatment by specialists from their heads to their toes, Morrow Institute surgeons often repair undesirable results created by other surgeons.
Dr. Barbarino is an oculofacial plastic surgeon who is board certified in ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). She performs reconstructive eye and facial cosmetic surgeries and artfully administers Liquid Face Lifts and Botox®. Dr. Wu, a diplomate of the American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Phlebology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and The Morrow Institute’s chief scientific officer. Dr. Wu’s extensive surgical expertise ranges from the advanced treatment of veins to reversing undesirable consequences of childbirth such as breast changes, abdominal laxity, incontinence, stretching, hernias, C-section scarring and painful intercourse.
Stephen Pincus, MD, a board certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic reconstructive surgeon, is considered one of the top nasal surgeons in the U.S. Board certified surgeon and experienced bariatric specialist John Coon, MD performs Lap Band® procedures for weight loss.
Rounding out the team are exceptionally talented board certified plastic surgeons who perform breast and body surgery including breast augmentation, reduction, lifting and reconstruction; breast implant replacement; tummy tuck; liposculpture and lifts of the arm, buttock, thigh and full body.
Besides cosmetic and elective surgery, The Morrow Institute’s surgical team provides care for hernias, sinus infections, snoring, heavy menstrual bleeding and other conditions. When medically indicated, these procedures may be covered by private insurance.
Natural Looking Results
The key to natural looking facial surgery is choosing a surgeon who has the artistry and skill to propose and perform the right procedures. Dr. Morrow and his team of Specialty Plastic Surgeons® expertly address the face, eyes, ears, lips and nose to achieve each patient’s individual goals. “There is no magic in medicine,” Dr. Morrow explains. “I see many disappointed individuals after ‘non-surgical’ or assembly line facelifts performed elsewhere. Excellent results require excellent surgeons.”
The Morrow Institute campus in Rancho Mirage blends state of the art medical and surgical facilities in the atmosphere of a luxurious spa. The campus features serene gardens and consultation areas, clinical and aesthetician treatment rooms, and an AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center.
“The Morrow Institute is a Specialty Plastic Surgery® center where art and science, technology and innovation come together to enhance each patient’s unique qualities, health and beauty,” Dr. Morrow says. “Most importantly, it’s our life work to celebrate the beauty of individuality.”
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Named one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the world, David Morrow, MD (center) heads a team of Specialty Plastic Surgeons® which includes Allan Wu, MD (with patient Marsella Dodge); Sheila Barbarino, MD; Stephen Pincus, MD; John Coon, MD and other prominent plastic surgeons. Photo: Taylor Sherrill
“When it came to my face, I wanted only the best. That is why I chose Dr. Morrow,” says Dawn Kerrigan, 66, of Sonoma and Rancho Mirage. Photo: Taylor Sherrill
The Morrow Institute campus includes state of the art clinical and aesthetician treatment areas and an AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center where patients are treated with the warmth of guests at a luxury spa. Photo: Ethan Kaminsky