Meet Dr. Garrett A. Wirth

Garrett A. Wirth, MD is an Orange County plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic breast, body, and facial surgery. He also has a special focus on breast reconstruction.
As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Wirth is not the first to embrace the newest methods, nor is he the last to let go of the old ones. “I do what I believe works…and lasts; there are no short cuts when it comes to plastic surgery,” he says.

Solid planning from the start helps patients get the best results, and that’s what Dr. Wirth insists on. “Whether it’s the breasts, face or body, it’s always about harmony and balance,” he says; “you can’t isolate one element from the others.”

During breast surgery, Dr. Wirth wants each woman to feel beautiful and feminine, meaning she can wear the clothing she loves and remain proud of her body.

In facial plastic surgery, he says he can often set the clock back 10 or even 15 years, restoring a patient’s appearance to a more youthful version. “I don’t change faces; I rejuvenate them,” he says. His techniques are highly refined and therefore require less down time, with minimal bruising and swelling. “I want women to be able to resume their lives quickly, with little or no make-up after the procedures,” he says.

Listening Comes First

During consultations, Dr. Wirth says he must be able to “repeat back to the patient” what she is looking for – no assumptions. “Then we are a team,” he says, “so I can match the surgical technique to the patient’s ultimate goal. Patients know that I’ll take excellent care of them.”

In addition to plastic surgery, Dr. Wirth performs a variety of non-invasive procedures for skin care, facial enhancement and rejuvenation, such as: lip enhancement, injectable fillers, fat injections, laser treatments, Botox® injections, and more.

“I can change one life at a time and it’s an honor and privilege to work with people who put their trust in me,” Dr. Wirth says. “It’s a huge responsibility to enhance or modify a part of a human being. When a woman tells me her life has changed, that she wants to go out into the world more, and starts each day in a more positive mood – that’s my joy.”

Experience and Credentials

Dr. Wirth is Board-Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Professor of Plastic Surgery (wos) at the Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute at the University of California-Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Wirth has a Master’s Degree in Physiology and Cell Biology, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Albany Medical College, residency in general surgery and completed his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California – Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Wirth remains on the cutting edge of his profession through his extensive academic and professional contributions to the field of plastic surgery. At UC Irvine, he works to educate the next generation of plastic surgeons. He has also co-edited a plastic surgery textbook, and published articles in national and international surgical journals.

Dr. Wirth holds memberships in the following medical societies:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Wound Healing Society