The Practice

Dr. Mary Powers and her team provide care in her offices located in Westlake Village and Long Beach. She utilizes advanced and proven techniques in her procedures to offer attractive and natural-looking results.

Safety and comfort are priorities in her work:

  • Dr. Powers will conduct initial consultations to define what you want to achieve.
  • Dr. Powers will advise you about the opportunities and realistic outcomes surgery offers.
  • Dr. Powers performs all procedures in certified surgery centers.
  • Her team assists in your recovery with office visits with the doctor and many telephone calls.

Dr. Powers and her medical staff understand that plastic surgery is more than the physical results you get. They are committed to making your entire experience comfortable, supportive, and successful.

Dr. Mary Powers, FACS

Dr. Powers offers a wide range of procedures for both women and men; from the face to breasts, as well as the abdomen, back, buttocks and arms/thighs with lifts, reductions and augmentations, and much more. She also offers Neograft ®, the new, state-of-the-art hair transplantation device using the technique of automated follicular unit extraction – for both men and women. Dr. Powers was a primary investigator for the Allergan Style 410 (“Gummy Bear”) Breast Implants which led to FDA approval for general use by plastic surgeons in the United States. She is on the advisory board for Neodyne Biosciences, makers of embrace™ advanced scar therapy tape. She has received and continues to receive recognition from consumer rating groups such as Castle Connolly and US News & World Report. A complete overview of her education and accolades follows below.

Education and Accolades

Dr. Powers has been serving patients for over two decades in Southern California. Learn about her academic appointments, memberships, research, and training.



  • American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Committee Member)
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons (Committee Member)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • Association For Academic Surgery


  • Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship
  • University of Southern California School Of Medicine
  • Los Angeles County Medical Center

Research Fellowships

  • Duke University, Department of Surgery
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institutes Of Health, Bethesda MD

Professional and Academic Appointments (Past & Present)

  • Chief of Plastic Surgery
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • University of Southern California
  • School of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Primary Clinical Investigator for Allergan 410 Breast Implant Study for FDA Approval, Irvine CA
  • Advisory Council Member for Neodyne Biosciences, Menlo Park CA
  • Guest Speaker, University Of Southern California , Annenberg School of Communication “Effects of Media on the Concepts of Beauty”, Los Angeles, CA

Residency Training

  • Plastic Surgery
  • St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis MO
  • General Surgery Residency
  • University of California
  • San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA

Medical School

  • Uniformed Services University
  • F. Edward Hébert School Of Medicine, Bethesda MD

Research Locations

  • Duke University,
    Department of Surgery, Durham, North Carolina
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Cancer Institute,
    Surgery Branch, Bethesida, Maryland

Journal Publications

  • Powers MA, and Pappas TN
  • “Physiological Approaches to the Control of Obesity.”
  • Annals of Surgery, 109:255-250
  • Powers M, Schiffman S., Lawson C., Pappas T, Taylor I
  • “The Effect of Taste on Gastric and Pancreatic Response in Dogs.”
  • Physiology and Behavior, 47:1295-1297
  • Pappas TN, Powers M, Gottfried MR, Cotton PB
  • “Balloon dilatation of the sphincter of Oddi facilitates passage of glass beads in from the canine biliary tract.”
  • Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, 4(65):413-417


  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • “Galanin is a potent inhibitor of pancreatic exocrine function”
  • “Balloon dilation of the sphincter of Oddi facilitates passage of glass beads from the canine gall bladder.”
  • Brain-Gut Symposium, Cambridge University, U.K.
  • “Cephalic phase of gastric acid secretion in dogs: Impact of smell, sight, memory and taste.”
  • Surgical Forum
  • “Galanin: A neuropeptide inhibitor of the exocrine pancreas.”
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • “The impact of total parenteral nutrition and taste on sham feeding in dogs.”
  • American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association
  • Missouri Medical Association
  • Senior Residents Meeting, ASPRS, Boston MA
  • “Polysomnogram results in eighteen patients prior to pharyngeal flap for velopharyngeal incompetence.”
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Panel Moderator
  • American Association for Hand Surgery, Poster Presentation
  • “An unusual cause of pectoralis muscle tear.”
  • University of Southern California School of Nursing, Wound Healing Symposium