Dr. Stephen Ronan, of Blackhawk Plastic Surgery in Danville, California joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Dr. Ronan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Stephen Ronan discuss the following:
- We have all heard of Botox to help eliminate frown and laugh lines. What are the other derma fillers, permanent and non-permanent, that can be used to smooth out lines and add volume and fullness to the skin?
- As we age we lose fullness in our checks and under eyes and develop nasolabial folds. Which fillers are typically used to correct the folds and to add volume to checks and under eyes?
- Do you recommend using permanent or non permanent fillers in these areas? Why?
- Are the results immediate and how long do they last?
- Many people opt for Ultherapy, a non-surgical lift for moderately saggy skin, to tighten the skin on the eyebrow, neck, and under-chin area. How does that procedure work, how long does it take to see results, and how long do the results last?
Dr. Ronan was born at the Presidio in San Francisco. He was raised in Petaluma where he attended St. Vincent Grammar and High School. He graduated St. Vincent H.S. with more than 20 awards and scholarships. He participated in sports year round (football, basketball, baseball and tennis) throughout these years and was chosen for multiple All-Star teams, MVP awards, etc.
Dr. Ronan majored in Physiology at the University of California, Davis. At Davis, he juggled research (on alligators!!), work (ambulance driver), and a busy fraternity social schedule. Dr. Ronan received a Letter of Commendation from Governor Pete Wilson for field work as an EMT. Next, Dr. Ronan graduated from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ronan continued his training (residency and fellowship) in general and then plastic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Ronan was chosenas the Chief Surgical House Officer at Columbia Hospitals (Chippenham, Johnston-Willis and John Randolph) for multiple years. He was also the Chief Fellow in Plastic Surgery for two years.
Dr. Ronan has medical licenses in California, Nevada and Virginia. Dr. Ronan performs most of his surgery at the Blackhawk Surgery Center, which he founded. This is an accredited surgery center (AAAASF and Medicare) and he uses only a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Ronan was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the San Joaquin General Hospital where he taught residents the art and science of reconstructive plastic surgery.
Dr. Ronan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He scored in the 99th percentile during the 2002 Plastic Surgery In-service Exam. He received the prestigious S. Dawson Theogaraj in 2000 for excellence in plastic surgery scholarship. He is a life member of the Heritage Society of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a life member of the Maliniac Circle (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation).
Dr. Ronan owns and is the medical director of the Cutera Clinic. This clinic is the clinical research center for Cutera, a leader in the aesthetic laser industry. Dr. Ronan is the principle investigator for multiple ongoing clinical trials. He also lectures and trains other physicians in advanced aesthetic laser therapy. Medicis, the leader in jnjectables (Dysport, Restylane and Perlane), has also retained Dr. Ronan to provide advanced training to other physicians in the Bay Area.
Dr. Ronan is a member of multiple committees of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ronan is a member of numerous, prestigious medical organizations.
Philanthropically, Dr. Ronan has been active. With Operation Kids (Richmond, Virginia), Dr. Ronan has had the privilege of participating in multiple foreign missions to repair cleft lips, palates, burns, and other congenital deformities of children in Guatemala. Dr. Ronan is proud to serve on the board of directors for Operation Kids. In addition, Dr. Ronan is past-president of the 2003-2004 President of Tri-Valley Rotary and currently the International Chair (2005-2007). Dr. Ronan served as a Director of the 49ers Foundation, an organization that helps keep Bay Area kids on track and in school. Dr. Ronan is also a Director of the Moment by Moment Foundation, a wonderful organization that captures pictures of children with life threatening illnesses. Dr. Ronan also has a long history of coaching youth football (T Birds) and lacrosse (Scorpions). Every team he has coached has gone to the playoffs or have been outright Champions.
Dr. Ronan has been quoted by Glamour magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and Fashion Wire Daily. He has also authored several articles for local magazines, including Diablo magazine, Valley Lifestyles magazine, Visage magazine and the Valley Citizen. Dr. Ronan has been a guest on The Doctors and has been seen locally on NBC, CBS and ABC. He had been voted Best of the Bay (Plastic Surgery) multiple times, selected by colleagues for Super Doctors of the SF Bay Area, and been voted Best Plastic Surgeon of Best Doctors in bay area. Dr. authored multiple journal articles regarding both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Ronan is often invited to speak about aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgery to lay and professional audiences at charitable events, organization meetings, seminars, etc.
Read Dr. Ronan’s full Curriculum Vitae.