Dr. Mark Anton
Dr. Mark Anton is a Top Doctor and a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has dual fellowships in Face and Breast. After 23 years, he has a reputation for being one of the best and busiest surgeons in the Newport Beach, Orange/Los Angeles County areas. His objective is to enhance, not change, someone’s appearance with plastic surgery results that are very natural. “You can age gracefully without plastic surgery,” he tells his patients, “or with plastic surgery done well.”
Dr. Anton grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California where his father, Achilles Anton, was the first family doctor to the area. It seems a natural assumption he would become a doctor like his father and his older brother. Yet, his path towards medicine didn’t become clear until his last year of college when he combined his passion for helping people with his passion for biology. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in Biology, he began medical school with the intention of becoming a pediatrician or a family doctor. Not until his first rotation in general surgery did the “lights go on” and he discover how much he loved combining the creativity of working with his hands with the technical challenges of surgery.
Dr. Anton blends a keen eye for three-dimensional aesthetics with his knowledge of anatomy and physiology. “Plastic surgeons,” he explains, “are essentially the tissue specialists. We combine our knowledge of tissue and sculpting in order to optimize the result.” In 2013, Dr. Anton was selected for his achievements and patient care as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors. This is an honor bestowed on a select few and decided upon by a private review board. In 2014 he was selected as a Top Doctor for Orange County.
For the past 20 years Dr. Anton has been donating his time to Operation Smile (OS), a non-profit organization that travels the globe offering free surgeries for children with cleft-lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. Dr. Anton met the founder of Operation Smile, Dr. William Magee and his wife Kathy, when the two were in Virginia where they completed a Facial Fellowship. Since his first mission with OS in 1999 to war torn Liberia, Dr. Anton has made several more including one to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.
Dr. Anton holds a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Tufts University and a Doctorate of Medicine from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He received top marks in his anatomy class, a precursor to his uncanny abilities in plastic surgery. His general surgery training and plastic surgery residency were completed at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan.
After residency, he completed a fellowship in facial surgery at the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA and a breast surgery fellowship at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He is one of the only plastic surgeons in the country who has completed a fellowship in both face and breast surgery. Because of Dr. Anton’s extensive training, reputation, and results, his plastic surgery practice encompasses a full spectrum of surgical procedures involving the face, breast and body. He has been in private practice for over 21 years in Newport Beach, CA.
As the author of numerous scientific publications, he has presented papers at a number of national conferences. His most recent writings are found in the plastic surgery text Essentials of Plastic, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery.
Plastic Surgery Associations
Dr. Anton is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Medical Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.