Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
436 N. Bedford Drive, Suite 203
Beverly Hills, California 90210 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Applebaum has hospital affiliations at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, CA, 1981
    Medical: MD, University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, 1986
    General Surgery, Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, 1990
    Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine, 1992

Treatments offered at Dr. Robert Applebaum

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I had TT surgery in September of 2016. Do I have dog ears? (photos)

From the photos I do not see dog ears. What you are seeing is a fullness starting at the flank areas. It could be some fat that is easily suctioned... READ MORE

I wanted more CCs - My BA was 3 weeks ago. (photos)

You can always go larger. Wait a year or so and let the skin stretch and you could go larger. To make a difference in visible size you will need to go... READ MORE

Lymphatic massage after Tummy Tuck/lipo, 2 weeks post op. Is it a requirement?

Thank you for your question! Lymphatic massage is a temporary measure to reduce swelling and has no long term benefits only short term. Most patients... READ MORE

Hard Spots on Breast?

After any type of breast surgery, swelling can create areas of hardness that may take weeks to months to resolve. In some cases the hardness can... READ MORE

Under eye bags and fine lines, what are my options? (photo)

Removal of the prominent eyebags can create worsening lines especially when you smile. It is a trade off and with your skin tone laser skin tightening... READ MORE

Can I fly from a long haul flight 4 weeks after a sub-glandular/above the muscle Breast Augmentation?

At 4 weeks you should be ready to fly. I would not lift heavy carry on luggage over your head into the overhead compartments. Prior to flying you... READ MORE

Are a vast majority of women overwhelmingly happy they went through with a breast augmentation?

I would not get breast implants with your current worries. Until you can accept the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation which... READ MORE

17 months post-op: all was good until some numbness came back.

This late numbness is very unusual. I do not have a good explanation or a definitive answer except that it will likely get better over time. Its... READ MORE

Fat removal on my cheeks (under the eyes) injected 8 years ago. What is the best choice for me?

It might be easier to lose the weight than get the fat off sensitive areas of your face. You can use Kybella in certain places of your face but not... READ MORE

Can I sleep on my side 1 week PO - breast augmentation?

Each case is different and it is up to your surgeon to determine if it is best if you sleep on your back or your side. I would not sleep on your side... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Applebaum

Robert Applebaum, MD has shared 4 before and after pictures with 17 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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