Meet Dr. Emma Ryan of Inland Cosmetic Surgery
We are pleased to introduce you to Dr. Emma Ryan, Rancho Cucamonga’s newest cosmetic surgeon! Dr. Ryan is highly skilled in cosmetic procedures with an impressive academic pedigree. Dr. Ryan is also a new mom, and is passionate about helping others feel more confident after the changes that come with childbearing. She offers a range of breast enhancement, body reshaping, and facial rejuvenation procedures.
We sat down with Dr. Ryan to learn about the journey that brought her to the Inland Empire, as well as what patients can expect if you decide to meet with her for your cosmetic surgery consultation.
Why did you become a cosmetic surgeon?
When I was in high school, I had the privilege of shadowing several surgeons in different specialties. I was drawn to cosmetic plastic surgery because I felt it made a huge difference in the confidence and the lives of the patients. In medical school I completed my clerkship in general surgery, and I was hooked on surgery!
“A mommy makeover boosts the confidence of women who have dedicated their lives and bodies to their children…It is very satisfying to see a mother get her dream body after giving so much for her kids.”
I enjoy general surgery, but I chose to pursue cosmetic surgery specifically because the patient population is so rewarding to work with. For the most part, cosmetic surgery patients are healthy, active, and want to improve themselves. They are more driven to exercise, eat healthy, and maintain their results. It is fun to see the transformation in patients and help boost their confidence.
If you had to pick, what is your favorite procedure?
My favorite procedure is abdominoplasty with waist/back liposuction and breast augmentation—or “mommy makeover” as these procedures are often called when performed together. I have seen how this procedure boosts the confidence of women who have dedicated their lives and bodies to their children through childbirth and breastfeeding. It is very satisfying to see a mother get her dream body after giving so much for her kids.
While many cosmetic surgeons specialize in either the face or the body, you are skilled in and enjoy performing procedures both for the face and the breast/body. What is it like working with one area versus the other?
Both areas are rewarding, because each is challenging in its own respect. Facial procedures require finesse, and the goal is to make it appear that the patient has had nothing done. Body procedures are more about big movements and noticeable results. It is nice to be able to perform both.
Do you have any thoughts about women in the field of cosmetic medicine?
I think both men and women can make excellent cosmetic surgeons. Sometimes I have patients tell me they are more comfortable with a female surgeon, due to the sensitive procedures being performed.
“At Inland Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Haiavy has developed a culture of education and continued learning that I feel everyone benefits from, including both staff and patients.”
This career requires many years of vigorous training, and I believe there is more inherent strain on women training and working in this field due to the challenges of motherhood. The culture of surgical training is definitely changing for the better, however, and there are more women graduating from surgical training now than in the past.
Why did you choose to join Inland Cosmetic Surgery after completing your fellowship here?
During my cosmetic surgery fellowship here at Inland Cosmetic Surgery, I was made to feel like family. The other surgeons, surgical staff, and medical staff were very welcoming and helped me through my training. I enjoy the fast pace of the clinic and OR (operating room), and I enjoy the patients here in Rancho Cucamonga. Dr. Haiavy has developed a culture of education and continued learning that I feel everyone benefits from, including both staff and patients.
Do you have any general advice you’d give to patients who are seeking cosmetic surgery?
Make an appointment and keep an open mind. Research your procedure and bring questions to the consultation. Not every cosmetic surgeon is the same! Surgeons have different training, experience, specialties, and personalities, so make sure you are comfortable with all aspects of the visit before proceeding with surgery.
“Not every surgeon is the same! Surgeons have different training, experience, specialties, and personalities, so make sure you are comfortable with all aspects of the visit before proceeding with surgery.”
If you had some unexpected free time, what’s the first thing you would do with it?
Spend time with my family, and take a weekend trip to the beach!
What are your favorite spots where you’ve traveled or lived?
My favorite spots to which I’ve traveled would be south of France and Spain. I also enjoy vacationing to Hawaii, and traveling back and forth to Phoenix, Arizona where my family lives. I lived in Anchorage, Alaska for several years before medical school, and it was the most beautiful place I’ve spent time.
Learn more and schedule your consultation with Rancho Cucamonga cosmetic surgeon Dr. Emma Ryan
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Emma Ryan is fellowship-trained through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and specializes exclusively in aesthetic enhancements. She is here to help you realize your goals for your appearance, offering a range of procedures including facelift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and breast surgery. Call (909) 987-0899 or contact our practice via this online form to schedule your consultation today!