Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
16311 Ventura Blvd, Ste 600
Encino, California 91436 US
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5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Worth It for Me - Los Angeles, CA

I can not say enough good things about Dr. P and his entire office staff. He is a kind, professional, and caring physician. I would recommend him to my mother, my best friend, and my own daughter (and I'm hoping she doesn't need him). He went above and beyond to make me comfortable, to spend time, and to follow-up with me. Truly remarkable and exceptional.

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

Saved my Nose - Encino, CA

Dr. Stein's bedside manner to that point had been brisk, dismissive, and heavy on the fear factor. I glumly asked the cost, and for details as to why, and what he planned on doing. His price to bring in what he called, “a crack team of Beverly Hills specialists” steadily increased from $4500 in the beginning, to $6000 by the end of our conversation. When I pressed for further details he briskly told me that after he received full payment he would schedule a pre-op appointment where all my questions would be answered. He curtly ended the consultation and suggested that I have payment either in cash or check by Monday in order to insure the proper healing of my nose. He then requested $100 for that day’s consultation. Luckily his bedside manner had been so horrendous that I left unsatisfied and eager to acquire a second opinion. One of my friends suggested Dr. P. Words cannot really express sufficiently my gratitude and appreciation for all that Dr. P has done. I have been saved from unnecessary and expensive surgery, and treated not only competently but with patience and kindness. It is rare in this day and age to find competent care, let alone a doctor that takes that extra time to assure you and explain things to you. I wanted to share my story not only as a warning but to recommend with extreme gratitude and appreciation Dr. P

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

Love the Results!- Encino, CA

After considering it for months I went ahead and had my lips injected with Juvederm. The dental block is key! That way the injector can tweak and fine tune without killing you. My lips looked swollen for the first two days and a bit black and blue. After a few days the swelling calmed down and I just loved the subtle fullness and more defined cupids bow. My mother and husband didn't even...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Restylane Under Eyes, in Nasolabial Folds Looks Amazing!

Skilled, knowledgeable, and caring

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

32 Yo Male Fraxel Repair Laser For Deep Acne Scarring- Awesome So Far!

Extreme Care, Honesty, Super Warm Environment, And One of the Most Experienced Fraxel Repair Physicians, Staff Like Your Sisters/Mom!

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

I Love my Lip Augmentation

I have always had nicely shaped lips, but they have always been small. I never wanted to go and get one of those terrible and obvious "lip jobs". I make fun of them all the time! A friend, who is a doctor, said it would be a great look to just try a litle bit. I didn't trust him though, but I'd liked my doctor for my other fillers and Botox and I could not be any happier with how my...

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Very Pleased with Fraxel Repair

Extremely well educated on the fraxel repair laser.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Incredible Results! No Pain! - Encino, CA

My doctor was very informative. He had answers to every question that I had.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Fraxel Re:pair Procedure

My name is Stephanie and I am an almost 42 year old female who went for fraxel re;pair on Sept. 25th, 2008. I went to a doctor who is very experienced in this procedure and owns his own machine. Another Dr. who was researched to do the procedure was rejected by myself as she is a great dr. but had to rent the machine and this gave me a lot of discomfort knowing she did not do this procedure...

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Fraxel Repair

I had Fraxel Repair 12 days ago August , 08,  the results are making me feel very happier everyday. I have suffered from had acne scarring, discoloration on my cheeks, that bothered me a lot. At 45 and lots of sun tanning in my younger years. This new technology sounded very helpful to just have to go through one treatment for dramatic results and I did  lot of research then...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Complimentary

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Persky has hospital affiliations at Tarzana Providence Regional Medical Center: Encino Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles County

Treatments offered at SARMELA SUNDER, MD. & MICHAEL A. PERSKY, MD

Blog Posts and Articles

20 Ways to Look 10 Years Younger in 2014

The Fall 2013 issue of New Beauty Magazine has an article entitled, "20 Ways to Look 10 Years Younger." We offer most of these at Persky Sunder Facial Plastic Surgery. We will go over each item and give you our insights into the anti-aging treatments. 1. Erasing fine lines and wrinkles. The three US FDA approved neuromodulators, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all very good at treating lines and wrinkles of the upper third of the face including the vertical "11"...

The 11 Most Over Rated Cosmetic Procedure of 2013 According to Allure Magazine....Dr. Persky's Thoughts

The recent issue of Allure Magazine discusses the 11 most overrated cosmetic procedures. As the title would indicate, we don’t perform most of these procedures, we perform some of these, but definitely have our opinions on all of them. So here we go: 1. Foot Lifts…this can vary from surgical intervention to make feet fit better into pointy shoes, shortening of a long second toe, and even lipo for a little toe that is too fat! The treatment that we are most asked about is...

Tell Me Santa, What is it that Bothers You About Your Appearance?

The plastic surgery and aesthetic internet chat site RealSelf has asked me to comment on what I, as a facial plastic surgeon, would do if Santa Claus were to show up at our office for a consultation. I have been so honored because “…Your sense of humor shines in some of your RealSelf.com answers so we thought you’d be a great commentator for this.” First of all, who in their right mind would change anything about Santa Claus? …well, perhaps a few reality show...

What’s New in Aesthetics? The Summit in Aesthetic Medicine 2011

“I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian” St. Regis Monarch Bay, Dana Point, CA The take home message of the first annual Summit in Aesthetic Medicine at the St. Regis Monarch Beach was that cosmetic patients deserve natural, un-operated upon rejuvenating aesthetic results, independent of whether surgical or non-invasive techniques are employed. My personal philosophy is offer our patients safe and clinically...

Cosmetic Procedures Rebound” Reports Wall Street Journal | Plastic surgery procedures

We are often asked, “So how is the plastic surgery business?”. Stephanie Gleason, in her statistically packed April 5, 2011 Wall Street Journal article gave her answer to the question. She begins, “More than 1.6 million Americans underwent the knife for beauty in 2010.” Plastic surgery procedures were up 9% from 2009. Not surprisingly, the increase of plastic surgery procedures is an excellent tracker of the reviving economy. A 2009 Cleveland Clinic study showed a distinct...

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I had my lips injected today with Juvederm and am wondering if appearance is due to swelling?

Your question has probably been answered by now as you can usually tell within 24 hours after Juvederm injections whether there is too much (as long... READ MORE

Megan Fox Lips: Did She Have Juvederm or Collagen for Her Lips?

Hi Z, No one knows for sure other than her injector and her hair dresser. Megan Fox is a very beautiful woman, but I would respectively disagree... READ MORE

Best Injectable Filler for Undereye Hollows?

Hi Hot Nani in Hotlanta, I went to medical school in Atlanta, so I will try to answer your question with Emory pride. I have used both Restylane and... READ MORE

Traditional Blepharoplasty Vs Laser Blepharoplasty for Eye Bags?

Hello, you look great. The best "plastic surgery" is smiling, and your smile makes you look very young. Now as far as your under eye area -... READ MORE

Bad Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is considered to be the most difficult of all cosmetic surgical procedures. Even the best surgeons have revision rates of 3-5%. Bad nose... READ MORE

Juvederm vs Restylane

They are both very good products. I find that Restylane is more dependable than Juvederm. I have used both in the lower eyelid. Restylane behaves... READ MORE

How Long Before Smile Returns to Normal After Rhinoplasty?

Hi Perky, If you are happy with the results of your rhinoplasty, your smile should return very soon. Your "normal" smile may take a bit... READ MORE

Fraxel Restore Vs. Fraxel Repair

Hi Kim, The new Fraxel re:pair is made by Reliant Technologies Inc., which is the same company that made the first fractionated lasers including... READ MORE

How to Avoid Lisa Rinna Lips?

When you walk into a room, your lips should not enter the room before the rest of your body. I don't know how many of you watched the recent red... READ MORE

Juvederm Lips

Augmentation of the lips should be subtle. A small increase goes a long way and gives a natural, sexy fullness to the lips. Your lips should not... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Persky

Michael A. Persky, MD has shared 14 before and after pictures with 372 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Preventing Dark Eye Circles with Injectable Fillers

Dr. Michael Persky explains why it is important to take preventative measures with injectable fillers in dark eye circles rather than reactionary steps. WATCH VIDEO

How to Look Less Tired — The Doctor's Recommendation

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Michael A. Persky answers questions about Voluma. WATCH VIDEO

Voluma: A Facelift In a Syringe

Dr. Michael Persky explains how Voluma is best used as well as who can benefit from it. Voluma placement is key for full facial rejuvenation. It gives can give instant gratification within minutes of treatment. WATCH VIDEO

How Do I Avoid Bad Results From Ultherapy?

The answer is quite simple, says Dr. Michael A. Persky. Learn more. WATCH VIDEO

How To Select Your Surgeon for a Septorhinoplasty — According to the Doctor

Finding the perfect plastic or cosmetic surgeon can be really difficult, Dr. Michael A. Persky explains what to look for, proper training, credentials and artistic vision WATCH VIDEO

What to Do About Facial Asymmetry — The Doctor's Recommendation

Dr. Michael A. Persky explains how to correct and treat facial asymmetry with non-invasive procedures such as injectables like neurotoxins, dermal fillers and sculptra before resorting to surgical procedures. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.