About S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS
S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS practices in Honolulu at Mommy Makeover Institute of Hawaii as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schlesinger was invited to join RealSelf in 2012, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 33 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. Schlesinger has hospital affiliations at Queens Medical Center; Maui Memorial Medical Center; Kona Community Hospital.
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Posted by happynhawaii
"Thank you" does not express the gratitude my gratitude my family and I have for Dr. Schlesinger. After 2 botched surgeries & over $15,000 with a different plastic surgeon, I was referred to Dr. Schlesinger being told, "He is the best in his field". I am still recovering, but can honestly agree with that statement. His knowledge on new procedures, skill level and ability to always reassess what is currently relevant to my personal situation is remarkable. No question or worry is too small for him to answer & explain. His post-surgical care is where I have been most impressed with countless free visits to ensure a successful result. Dr. Schlesinger, Jenna & Jennifer continue to take extra care to monitor all aspects of my healing and make my appointments feel like a visit with friends vs. a tedious doctors exam. I can already see the day that I am sitting on the beach no longer ashamed, embarrassed or in pain, and that is all thanks to Dr. Schlesinger and his amazing staff correcting the mistakes of a less qualified plastic surgeon. I can only wish that I had found Dr. Schlesinger first and for that I would recommend that anyone even thinking of doing anything, take advantage of his fee consultations and see for yourself.
Posted by CoolestKid
Overall, a fantastic experience. My body looks great, the surgery went great and I healed without any issues. He is obviously very experienced in what he does. I had a liposuction in my back, abs, inner and outer thighs, inner knees and hips as well as a BBL. I'd definitely come here again and I recommend this doctor to my friends.
Posted by konamom
I chose Dr. Schlesinger after having consultations with other Doctors. The moment I met him I knew that he was the one I could trust without hesitation. I first met with Dr. Schlesinger because I wanted to live the rest of my life without the crippling insecurities that consumed so much of my energy. The moment I met him, I knew that he was sincerely invested in helping me overcome these struggles. He was honest about the expected results and optimistic that he could give me what I was hoping for. The results of his work have changed my life. For the first time in my entire life, I love my body. I am proud of the way I look. The incredible results from the Liposuction to my abdomen, thighs,waist, and butt have literally set me free from the debilitating insecurities I once had. Dr. Schlesinger is amazing.
Posted by MM1003
I gave Dr. Schlesinger 5 stars for my wonderful experience. If I could give him an extra star for having a fabulous staff I would! I had consultations with a few diffferent plastic surgeons in Oahu but never felt very comfortable until I had my consultation with Dr. Schlesinger. He answered all of my questions and eased all of my fears about surgery. He was also very helpful with sizing although the finaly desicion was my own. He wasnt even upset when I changed my mind about what size I wanted to be and he had to squeeze me into his busy schedule for a 3rd consultation! If I ever wanted or needed another surgery Dr. Schlesinger would be my first choice. It has been a wonderful experience thanks to Dr. Schlesinger and his amazing staff. Obviously, I would reccommend him to anyone who is interested in changing their life through plastic surgery.
Posted by turnbacktime
His bedside manner is excellent! He listens well to your concerns. The wait time to get in was a bit long, but that's to be expected with the amount of individualized attention he gives each person--and it was definitely worth the wait and the cost! Found him on RealSelf!
Posted by cturner1
The doctor and staff were all friendly and attentive. They always remember you and details about your procedure. They seem to genuinely care about their patients and ask questions about their lives. Dr. Schlesinger's work is amazing and he goes to great lengths to make sure his patients are happy and well after their procedure. I Have already recommended dr. Schlesinger to my friends and I would recomend him to anyone wanting plastic surgery. Dr. Schlesinger and his staff were readily available to answer questions throughout the process, which was very comforting.
Posted by mauimommy808
He has been amazing so far and so has everyone else in his offices. I have had a 24/7 way to get hold of him and he has also went out of his way to meet with me and check my progress even on Sunday when his office was closed.
Posted by kmfrench
Dr. Schlesinger was recommended to me by two other people, and I'm so glad that I listened to them and chose him as my PS. From day one, I have been treated with respect by him and his entire staff. Even more importantly, I am so pleased with the results of his work. For years I wanted to get surgery and just never did it. So I finally chose this doctor, he did the surgery, and now I feel like a whole new person; it really changed my life. I went to a few other consultations before choosing Dr. Schlesinger. They seemed competent and likeable enough, but not even close to Dr. Schlesinger. For anyone considering plastic surgery, I would recommend them talking with this doctor. I know you'll be as happy as I am.
Posted by jillmincin
Every aspect of the experience of my plastic surgeries that I had contemplated for many years turned out wonderful. I thought I would have to go to the mainland for excellent surgery and get a doctor I had seen on tv to make sure my facelift would be excellent with no complications. Dr schlessinger right here in Hawaii made my dreams come true!
Posted by peace2012
I highly recommend Dr. Schlessinger for breast augmentation. He and his staff made the whole experience very comfortable. They are very caring and very good at everything they do. I always leave with a smile and I love the way my breast look!
Posted by alohagirl2
Very attentive doctor and staff. Made everything easy and answered all my questions.
Posted by Happy person
Very professional and very well run office. Great staff.
Posted by alohamoe
This was a terrific experience. I had been worried that it would be painful and i'd be out of commission for ages. The entire process was totally painless. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Schlessinger coul not have been better. The Surgicenter is brand new, clean, comfortable, and very relaxing. the staff there was suberb. After having a facelift and eye lift, I am amazed that, in one month, my healing is close to done. there are not enough superlatives for Dr. schlessinger and his staff.
Posted by WikiLin
Dr Larry and staff have always been super professional in their work from start to finish!!!
Posted by Mommyhawaii
Fabulous prep and post op! Professional, friendly staff. Dr. was extremely informative, professional and results were amazing to say the least. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kanoe808
Dr.Schlesinger is a very skilled and intelligent doctor. I chose him by researching several different doctors in Hawaii that were able to perform breast implants.
Posted by Nicole10
I found Dr. Schlesinger online after doing a lot of research on Plastic Surgeons on Oahu. His experience was unsurpassed in my findings.
Posted by lorashepherd
I read about Dr. Schlesinger on line and then decided to schedule my consultation.
Posted by finlay
Everyone was extremely supportive and professional. They made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. He Throughly Explained All the Procedures.
Posted by islandsis
I gave Dr. S 5 stars in every category because I truly felt that when I had a question, an appointment or a problem, his staff and he were there immediately with answers and help. I never felt like a number or "just a patient". I felt important.
Posted by 40 year old mom
Had three consults. I liked Dr. Schlesinger the best. His after surgery care is amazing! He wants to see you the day after surgery, day 3, day 6 then weekly if everything is okay. He answers all my questions and concern in detail. He obviously LOVES his job.
Posted by Alohalucky
Five stars for this doctor, absolutely!! The only reason I rated "Wait Times" four stars is because once in a while there is a wait at his office. However, the reason, I'm sure, is because he is a popular surgeon and more importantly, he spends the time needed with each patient to answer their questions. So really this isn't a complaint, just a comment.
Posted by Lovepeacehappiness
Had a consultation with him and felt comfortable and he really listens to what you want! He's assistant Jenna is awesome & very patience! His staff his also great! I've had my surgery done in Kona office the first time & the second time his Oahu office which is beautiful and his staff there is amazing too! He did an awesome job & I absolutely LOVE them!! I'm very thankful & appreciative that he redid my breast without charging me! I only paid for my anesthesia. Dr. Schlesinger is very understanding & willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy! I feel confident and amazing with my new breast!
Posted by Size does matter
I searched top Drs on this island. I met with many Drs and Dr. Schlesinger was by far the best. I have been recruiting all my friends to this dr now. Also if I have a surgery I want in the future I will come to Dr. Schlesinger.
Posted by maui4us
I've used Dr. Schlesinger for other procedures in the past and trust him completely. He and his staff are highly professional and very accommodating. Dr. listened very intently and masterfully produced exactly what I asked from him. He explained the entire process in full detail from beginning to end so that I would have nothing to worry about. He made me feel completely at ease. I will definately use him for any procedures in the future. I suggest that anyone interested in having Rhinoplasty should consider using Dr. Schlesinger. He does amazing work and truly cares about his patients.
Posted by suitntai
Of the numerous doctors I researched and interviewed I found Larry Schlesinger to be best qualified for my needs. Dr. Schlesinger was just wonderful. He listened intently, explained clearly what to expect, and gave me the precise results I asked for. I have complete trust in his compitence. I highly reccommend him and plan to use him for any future treatments. He always has a way of making me feel great about myself. That's important to me.
Posted by LadyBonBon
I gave him this rate because he deserves 5 stars for all of them! Like I said he is the BEST! It was amazing! From the first time my Husbancd and I walked in that door. It is so warm like and comfortable, everyone is so friendly. We had been on about 6 other consults beforr and felt most right with Dr.S. He made us feel so comfortable every time we went in. Also they let me bring my babies every time. Then the day of surgery was just incredible and i'm so glad I made the choice to go with Dr.S! I LOVE my breast! My breast implants gave me back my confidence again. Thanks Dr.S and staff you are all the BEST!
Posted by alohar
Dr. Schlesinger is very very knowledgeable and takes pride in his work. His staff is super helpful answering questions and concerns at any time of the day, even when the office was closed I had direct contact with someone if I needed. I highly recommend Dr. Schlesinger and his staff, and look forward to coming back in the future for diffrent procedure
Posted by TonyaStarr
I could not be luckier or have had a more amazing experience then I've had so far with Dr. Schlesinger and his staff. I gained so much trust and respect for him right away after he was exactly on point about the ways in which my nose could be improved, which resulted in as perfect a nose as I think can be accomplished. I've actually had several procedures now with Dr. Schlesinger, and the results of each are as perfect as the next. Dr. Schlesinger genuinely cares about his patients, is extremely knowledgeable, and is a highly skilled surgeon. He doesn't hesitate to give you an honest upfront assessment or answer to your questions. The entire journey has just been wonderful.
Posted by colettie
He was honest and came through with excellent surgery skill.
Posted by Morgan675
More than exceeded my expectations! Dr Larry and his staff are amazing. I was alone, or that that I was, but found myself anything but alone. Everyone was so kind and caring. I had a neck, face and lip lift and couldn't be more pleased. So very excited for all of my friends and family to see the younger me. Dr Larry has an amazing gift not only in his perfection of his skilled hands but also in his wonderful bedside manner. I never felt pressured for any reason, by any one. I am eternally greatful to have Dr Larry and his staff! - MJE, Honolulu, HI
Posted by colettie
My very good friend recommended him highly .Also some other people in the community. Dr.Schlesinger and his staff were all so informative and helpful with the whole experience. They help me with my decision of how large I should go and I am so happy I listened to the experts. Now I have breasts that are proportionate to my height and weight and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. You can trust Dr Schlesinger and his staff at there beautiful state of the art surgery facility. I highly recommend Dr. Larry Schlesinger. Thank you, Colette Walton Kailua Kona
Posted by Eckstmje
I researched him on the interet and was very impressed with his experience. From my first phone call on, Dr. Larry and his staff were amazing. I had a neck lift, face lift and lip lift. Dr was so wonderful before, during and after my surgery. His suggestions as to what he thought I would be happy with were nothing short of perfection. I had to fly to oaha and his team went over And above helping to make my stay easy. I love my lip, especially since I never had one! My neck was something that had bothered me all my life,now I have a jaw line! With the face lift, even tho I'm still swollen, I feel 10 years younger. I will recommend him to everyone.
Posted by HImom
I chose Dr Schlesinger after seeing an ad for a mommy makeover, I knew at my consultation he was the right choice for me. After care was AMAZING! Dr Schlesinger really took the time to ensure recovery was on point. I went to Dr Schlesinger for a consultation and had a great feeling choosing him for surgery. The office staff was always friendly and helpful answering any questions I had.
Posted by harleygirl67
found office on the internet and the time he spent during the initial appointment explaining everything made me confident that he was to doctor that I wanted to perform my procedure.
Posted by Sweet Maui Girl
Excellent ratings for all of the aboveI Found him in the phonebook while he was still on Maui. I read every other advertisement but he was the one I've chosen. Very grateful I did!! Dr. Schlesinger did an EXCELLENT job on my breast augmentation / upgrade !! And his staff are amazing!! I am extremely lucky to have Dr. Schlensinger perform my surgery. I would highly RECOMMEND him and you will not be disappointed! Thank you very much Dr. Schlensinger and staff!! I appreciate all that you have done for me.
Treatments offered at Mommy Makeover Institute of Hawaii
Blog Posts and Articles
(From the Magazine “Aesthetic Surgery”, Fall 1994) Recently; a middle-aged male patient scheduled a consultation for a touch-up of his lumbar roll area, which I had previously suctioned. My entry point for the cannula during the primary procedure was the intragluteal fold; I routinely do both superficial and deep liposuction through that incision. Although I have performed primary liposuction for this problem on almost 100 patients, I have never before seen a residual...
From Lipoplasty Magazine, 1992, Vol. 9 No. 3 At times female patients complain about festoons of fat hanging over the halter top or brazier straps on their backs. Historically, the upper back is an area not often considered for liposuction. It is considered a difficult area to suction since it is very vascular and bleeding is copious. In addition, there is only a single layer of fat and some surgeons have warned that suctioning could create ripples in the skin surface...
From Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Official Publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery by S. Larry Schlesinger, MD; Richard Ellenbogen, MD; Michael N. Desvigne, MD; Steven Svehlak, MD; and Robert Heck, MD Background: Capsular contracture after breast augmentation or reconstructive breast surgery is a difficult problem. Previous studies have suggested that alteration of the inflammatory response could have a role in reducing the incidence of capsular...
Education / Training
Medical: Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, United States (1971)
Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA (1980)
Stanford Med Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA (1977)
University Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA (1979)