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Meet Dr. Daines

Steven M. Daines, MD FACS is an accomplished facial plastic surgeon in Newport Beach who specializes in rhinoplasty and advanced facial rejuvenation including face and neck lift surgery.  Double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Daines devotes his expertise to achieving elegant, natural results for his patients in a warm, welcoming environment. An expert in an impressive array of surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, he has made Daines Plastic Surgery the foremost destination in Orange County for patients seeking personalized facial aesthetic enhancement.

A Southern California native and graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Daines went on to do a residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah, and then a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Williams Center in New York.

Dr. Daines understands his patients’ active lifestyles. A father of five, he recognizes the importance of minimizing your recovery and downtime so that you can get back to your regular routine without compromising your results. He is someone you can trust to focus on your individual needs and create a plan that suits your unique situation.

Dr Daines did a wonderful job with my eye surgery. I look 10 years younger! Dr D always takes the time to ask what I want, explains what he recommends, and what to expect. Price-wise, I feel what I got was worth more than what I paid – very reasonable for the great job he did. I highly recommend Dr Daines for any cosmetic procedure – you will not be disappointed! – Suzanne F.

Awards and Accreditations


  • Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons


  • Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence — 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023
  • Named in America’s Best Plastic Surgeons 2021 by Newsweek magazine, for both Rhinoplasty and Facelift
  • Real Self Top Doctor
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Eagle Scout

Hospital Privileges

  • Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
  • Hoag Hospital Irvine
  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center Laguna Hills
  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente

Surgery Center Privileges

  • Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Newport Beach
  • Hoag Surgicare, Newport Beach
  • La Veta Surgery Center, Orange
  • Alicia Surgery Center, Laguna Hills
  • Pacific Surgery Center, Newport Beach


  • Featured in June 29th, 2015 issue of Time Magazine
  • Published six papers in peer reviewed medical journals
  • Published a chapter on Rhinoplasty in Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Regularly interviewed by Reuters Health to give his expert opinion in articles about current plastic surgery topics

Board Certifications

  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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