About Richard Ellenbogen, MD
Richard Ellenbogen, MD practices in Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Body as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ellenbogen was invited to join RealSelf in 2007, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 37 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Ellenbogen has hospital affiliations at Midway Hospital.
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Posted by sofiarae
Rarely does an experience exceed my expectations but a brow lift by Dr. Ellenbogen did. He was extremely generous with his time, answered all my questions. I must admit, and he gave me the confidence to proceed with a brow lift. One of my eyebrows was drooping. Although he told me he could not promise they would be even they are. I am 100% happy with the results. I met with a number of this plastic surgeons prior to Dr. Ellenbogen and it was not only his impeccable credentials but his concern that this be the right thing for me that helped me commit to the surgery. I am an esthetician and I very careful about the referrals I give to my clients. Dr. Ellenbogen is now the only plastic surgeon I refer.
Posted by readytogonow
Dr. Ellenbogen is very caring and has this positive energy that sets the tone. The rest of the staff is also very professional and helpful.
Posted by Tf 319
I really don't understand why anyone would post anything negative about Dr. ELlenbogen. Perhaps is due to unrealistic expectations?? What ever the case may be my experience with Dr. Ellenbogen far exceeded my expectations. I say this because not only of his expertise in cosmetic surgery, but due to the fact that he is kind, caring, and compassionate. Unfortunately I have had two breast augmentations from a top surgeon. (Not to name anyone there is no reason too) after my second surgery I had complications due to fluid build up which was excruciating. Unable to take the pain and the large growing blister I called the DR. Only to be yelled at because it was the end of the day and now they had to stay late.. Well pardon me. Dr. Ellenbogen on the other hand took my call over the weekend after surgery, and was quick to fit me in if I had any questions or concerns. I know there are many surgeons to choose from and it's best to choose the one that works for your personal needs. I chose Dr . Ellenbogen because he has been a surgeon over 30 years, he has taught top plastic surgeons his trade, has written many articles about cosmetics surgery, and has the experience to address different situations. Thank you Dr Ellenbogen it's been an honor having you as my surgeon.
Posted by samuelemails
1) I found Dr.Ellenbogen on Internet 2) I had 3 consultations with him prior surgery, those consultations were worth a lot. 3) Those consultations made me to choose Dr.Ellenbogen as my surgeon. I was looking for a good revision Rhinoplasty surgeon in California. I had a consultation with many doctors in California. Finally i had a consultation with Doctor Richard Ellenbogen in Beverly hills. I had 3 consultations with Doctor Richard Ellenbogen before the surgery. I flew from San jose to Los Angeles for the first consultation. For the remaining 2 consultations i drove from San jose to Los Angeles. It was a worth consultation with various photo images of my nose. I went thru internet for the reviews about doctor Richard Ellenbogen, there were bad reviews about him, which were bothering me a lot, at one point of time, i thought i can choose some other doctor instead of doctor Ellenbogen. But those 3 consultations with doctor Ellenbogen were really pretty good. I convinced myself to choose doctor Ellenbogen for my revision rhinoplasty.
Posted by cinnamontoastcrunch92
I found my doctor by looking online - he is pricey but when it comes to your body, you don't want to skimp. So far he is worth every penny.
Updated on 13 Nov 2012:
I found him on Realself!
Posted by Oesterreich
I truly can say that it was a most rewarding experience - I did not expect this to be such an easy and most satisfying undertaking. I researched many surgeons prior to my decision and must say, I am glad I went bakc. Many thanks to Dr. Ellenbogen and his staff.
Posted by gqgqr
This note is difficult to write because it is hard to find words that adequately describe the fantastic surgical result I had with Dr. Ellenbogen. He is an artistic and surgical genius. He was able to do what no surgeon before had been able to do-- figure out a way to radically improve my appearance. I almost did not get surgery from Dr. Ellenbogen because of negative reviews that had been posted on various websites (it appeared that they might have been written by the same person using different names, which was suspicious). I had had a horrific plastic surgery experience in 1987 from a different surgeon and I did not want to take any chance of going through something like that. Because of those negative posts, I did an incredible amount of research before deciding to select Dr. Ellenbogen. I read countless medical journal articles, talked to other highly respected plastic surgeons, and did many other things to try to get to the truth. After all that research I concluded that he was among the best plastic surgeons not just in the country but on the planet. After the surgery I happened to talk to a nurse who provides aftercare for the patients of over 25 different plastic surgeons in the L.A. area. I asked her if she could go to any surgeon she wanted--anywhere-- who would she choose. Without hesitation she replied, "Dr. Ellenbogen, because he is the very best." I wish I had known her before the surgery because I could have avoided having to do so much research, because she not only has observed the surgical results of these doctors herself, she also has nurse and doctor friends who also know who the very best surgeons really are. He has an incredibly kind staff in his office and they were especially helpful in the days after the surgery. If you have any questions, you can email me and I will try to respond. I normally do not post notes on the Web anywhere. I am going to try and post this note on as many Websites as I can because Dr. Ellenbogen was so kind to me and I appreciate so much all he did for me. Good luck and God bless you.
Posted by clubchamp
I met Dr. Ellenbogen in April 2011,I wanted the best stem cell fat graphting plastic surgeon in the country!I had researched this and Dr. Ellenbogens name kept coming up over and over again!So I called his office,his staff is exceptional,they answered all my questions, called me back right away, and always were pleasant and caring!When I met Dr.Ellenbogen,I felt very comfortable and knew right away he was the one I could trust!He is very down to earth, loves to talk and extreamly professional.I would highly recommend him as one of the top plastic surgeons world wide!! He is an exceptional surgeon and he would also make a great friend as well!!!
Posted by Klark99
I found out about Dr. Ellenbogen around 2003 when a relative recommended him for plastic surgery. He's very funny, to the point, honest, and an expert in the industry. He also has caring and highly professional staff. They will greet you and treat you like a real person and not BS or bully you into getting anything done unless you want really want to. My recommendation for anyone who is considering cosmetic surgery (especially face work) is to visit his website and see what his has to offer. Make an appointment if you like what you see and get ready to change your life (I know it sounds like an infomercial, but I really mean it). This is my authentic opinion and wish that I had done the procedures much earlier.
Posted by michellefraser
I went to Dr. E for breast augmentation and let me just say...he is AMAZING! I was referred to him a few years back by a friend and did a consultation. I wasn't ready at the time but decided to meet with him this year since I was finally committed to finding a doctor. At first he felt that the best way to do it would be to go through the inframammary crease since I was doing a larger implant. I am about 5'8" with an hourglass shape so I wanted something that would be fitting to my figure. I explained to him that I really did not want my incision to be this way and preferred to go through my underarm. Well, Dr. E did the incision where I wanted it. Let me tell you that this man is a genius! I could not be happier! My breasts are even, proportioned and absolutely beautiful! I would trust Dr. Richard Ellenbogen with any surgery that I do. I did meet with other doctors for other consultations before I chose Dr. Richard Ellenbogen and I'm soo glad I chose to go with him!
Treatments offered at Beverly Hills Body
Blog Posts and Articles
As the "Father of Fat Grafting", I invented the volumetric facelift. Basically as a face ages, it deflates like a balloon losing air. I pioneered a way to reinflate the face by inserting fat in areas where it has been lost in the aging process.
Education / Training
Medical: MD, University of Miami, School of Medicine, 1968
General Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1969
General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Division of Mount Sinai School of Medicine of City College of New York, 1972
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nassau County Medical Center of State University of New York, 1975
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Red Cross Hospital, The Hague, Netherlands Plastic Surgery, 1973