Internationally Renowned Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles

”Teitelbaum is guided by principles of proportion and restraint, and he produces astonishingly natural looking results.”

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Steven Teitelbaum, MD FACS

Timeless Artistry, Acclaimed Results

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, advanced level resident instructor
  • Past-President of ASERF, the world's leading aesthetic surgery research organization
  • Past-President of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Widely sought after speaker, educator, patient advocate and innovator
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Voted one of the Best Plastic Surgeons

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Newsweek conducted a national survey among plastic surgeons, asking them to recommend the best plastic surgeons in their state as well as across the U.S.

Additionally, participants were asked to rank their peers according to several quality dimensions. The rankings feature the top 200 plastic surgeons for breast augmentation and the top 150 for liposuction, facelift and rhinoplasty. In total, 387 individual plastic surgeons were ranked, with some being recognized for more than one procedure. Dr. Teitelbaum, a plastic surgeon in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, was voted number eight of the top plastic surgeons in America by Newsweek.

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Safety is Our Highest Priority

We prioritize your safety by providing an accredited, state-of-the-art operating room staffed by one of the most skilled and experienced teams of plastic surgery nurses in Los Angeles. Additionally, a compassionate, Harvard-trained anesthesiologist with 25 years of experience in plastic and cardiac surgery, making us a top choice for plastic surgery in Los Angeles.

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Breast Augmentation

Breast implants do not just enlarge breasts and create a more attractive balance, they can also improve their shape. Done with skill and care they will be only as obvious as you desire them to be.

Revision of Augmentation

Correction of complications, revision of a previous surgeon’s work, or a change in cup size are all areas in which Dr. Teitelbaum has extensive skill, talent and experience.

Breast Lift

After substantial weight loss, many individuals are plagued by loose skin on their face, arms, breasts, stomachs, buttocks, or thighs. These can be lifted and tightened so that you can enjoy the well-deserved fruits of your accomplishment.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction can transform breasts that are uncomfortable and in the way, into breasts that are beautiful, proportional, and allow women to enjoy the lifestyle and fashion they desire.



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Liposuction permanently removes areas that carry a disproportionate amount of fat so that you will look thinner and better proportioned.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can remove loose skin and tighten separated muscles, restoring a smooth, flat, and youthful stomach.

Mommy Makeover

A range of breast and tummy procedures to restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy condition - and sometimes better than it had ever been.

Body Lift

After substantial weight loss, many individuals are plagued by loose skin on their face, arms, breasts, stomachs, buttocks, or thighs. These can be lifted and tightened so that you can enjoy the well-deserved fruits of your accomplishment.



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Enlargement of the male chest - gynecomastia – is very common and distressing. Dr. Teitelbaum is highly experienced at fixing this frustrating problem.


Dr. Teitelbaum is attuned to how face and necklifts must be done differently in men versus women, with increased focus on the neck and jawline, the sideburn, hiding scars, and preventing feminizing the cheeks.


Dr. Teitelbaum uses special techniques when doing liposuction on men to emphasize the ideal muscular physique.

Tummy Tuck

Many men have loose skin following weight loss or have a bulging abdomen despite being thin; Dr. Teitelbaum has excellent techniques to help these men.



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Face and Neck Lift

While all of us wish to age gracefully, sometimes we need a little assistance. A face and neck lift can rejuvenate your image, bringing with it greater self-confidence and joie de vivre.


The eye area is particularly affected by the aging process, but the blepharoplasty procedure can take years off your age, restoring youthfulness and a pleasant facial expression.

Brow Lift

Do you suffer from a droopy, furrowed brow that makes you appear exhausted or even grumpy? A brow lift can restore not only a more pleasing aesthetic, but may also improve impaired vision.


As the central feature of the face, the nose defines one’s personality and image. Dr. Teitelbaum will beautifully improve the shape of your nose to create better harmony and beauty while being certain that you will always look like you.

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Stunning Results

I always wanted plastic surgery but never had it for fear of looking unnatural… That was until I saw Dr. Teitelbaum's many stunning results.


Natural Results

If you want amazing natural results and quick recovery this is where you need to go. I’m SO happy I went with Dr. Teitelbaum and his staff


Grateful & Happy

I am so grateful and happy that Dr. Teitelbaum was able to create the breasts I always wished for. I highly recommend this practice.


So Natural

The results of my breast augmentation are so natural, and exceeded my expectations. I am so thankful that I was referred to Dr. Teitelbaum.


Caring Professionals

Dr Teitelbaum and his staff are caring professionals working to achieve high quality, natural and realistic patient results and satisfaction.

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Curriculum Vitae


Hospital Appointments Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center | 1995 - 2006
St. Johns Hospital | 1995 - Present
UCLA Center for the Health Sciences | 2006 - Present

Teaching ResponsibilitiesUCLA Resident Cosmetic Clinic & Operating Room | 2006 - Present

Editorial ResponsibilitiesReviewer, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery | 2006 - Present
Reviewer, Aesthetic Surgery Journal | 2002 - Present

Academic AppointmentsAssociate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA | 2006 - Present


Exp Neurol (1986 May) 92(2):311-22.Diamond MC, Rainbolt RD, Guzman R, Greer ER, Teitelbaum S. "Regional Cerebral Cortical Deficits in the Immune-Deficient Nude Mouse: A Preliminary Study."

Exp Neurol (1984 Nov) 86(2):293-302.Melone JH, Teitelbaum S, Johnson RE, Diamond MC. The Rat Amygdaloid Nucleus: A Morphometric Right-Left Study."

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (1988 Jul) 96(1):162-5.Teitelbaum SA, Fonkalsrud EW. "Congenital Bifid Sternum. Report of an Unusual Case."

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1998 May) 101(6):1748-9.Teitelbaum S. "The Purse-String Suture."

Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery (2004 Oct) 114(5):1252-7.Adams WP, Bengston BP, Glicksman CA, Gryskiewicz JM, Jewell ML, McGrath MH, Reisman NR, Teitelbaum S, Tebbetts JB, Tebbetts T. "Decision and Management Algorithms to address patient and Food and Drug Administration concerns regarding breast Augmentation and Implants."

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2005 Apr) 115(4):1205-6; author reply 1206-7.Teitelbaum SA. "Brody's Article On The Perfect Breast."

Aesthetic Surgery Journal. January 2006 (Vol. 26, Issue 1, Pages 51-53).Teitelbaum S. "Enthusiasm Versus Data: How Does an Aesthetic Procedure Become 'Hot'?

Aesthetic Surgery Journal. May 2006 (Vol. 26, Issue 3, Pages 325-329).Teitelbaum S. "Demystifying High-Lateral-Tension Abdominoplasty."

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Advances in Breast Augmentation. December 2006. 118(7S) Supplement:175S-187S.Adams, William P. Jr M.D.; Teitelbaum, Steven M.D.; Bengtson, Bradley P. M.D.; Jewell, Mark L. M.D.; Tebbetts, John M.D.; Spear, Scott M.D. "Breast Augmentation Roundtable."

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. September 2007. 120(3):779-789.Teitelbaum, Steven A.; Burns, John L.; Kubota, Junichiro; Matsuda, Hidenori; Otto, Morkel J.; Shirakabe, Yukio; Suzuki, Yoshiro; Brown, Spencer A. "Noninvasive Body Contouring by Focused Ultrasound: Safety and Efficacy of the Contour I Device in a Multicenter, Controlled, Clinical Study."

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. September 2009 124(3):695-703.Spear, Scott L.; Dayan, Joseph H.; Bogue, David; Clemens, Mark W.; Newman, Michael; Teitelbaum, Steven; Maxwell, G Patrick. "The ‘Neosubpectoral' Pocket for the Correction of Symmastia."

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 126(6):2150-2159, December 2010Tebbetts, John, Teitelbaum SA; "High and Extra High Projection Breast Implants: Consequences for Patients."

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 127(2):1003-1004, February 2011.Teitelbaum SA. "Where's the Data?' Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 127(5):2117-2119, May 2011.Teitelbaum SA. "Review of Augmentation Mammaplasty: Redefining the Patient and Surgeon Experience by John B Tebbetts"

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 127(3):1047-1058, March 2011Spear, Seruya, Clemens, Teitelbaum, Nahabedian. "Acellular Dermal Matrix for the Treatment of Breast Implant Deformities."


FDA PresentationsTestimony to FDA Advisory Panel on Breast Implants, April 13, 2005

Medical Board PresentationsTestimony to Medical Board of California's Division of Licensing Quarterly Meeting November 4 2005 on the issue of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Testimony to the Medical Board of California's Division of Licensing Quarterly Meeting February 18, 2005 on the issue of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

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He’s known for creating a pair of breasts so natural they appear God-given.

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