Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
23211 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 200
Torrance, California 90505 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rosacea Treatment

Highly Recommended - Torrance, CA


5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Given a Realistic Evaluation and Answered my Questions - Torrance, CA

I felt completely comfortable in his hands. I knew I would not look "pulled" but would look like I did before gravity took it's tole. There was no reason to wait. Now I have the rest of my life to enjoy the new, refreshed me!

5 out of 5 stars Brow Lift

Bumpy Spots on Scalp After Modified Browlift, Upper/lower Blephorplasty, Mini Face Lift with Submental Repair

Modified brow lift, upper/lower blephorplasty, mini face lift with submental repair. My eyes have always been deep-set and as years have passed (51 years old) had excess eyelid skin coupled with my brow pressing down on my lids. Within the last year or so, my jowls had become droopy as well as the area just under my chin.It worked out that I was able to have not only my eyes done but the...

1 out of 5 stars AccuLift

Not Happy - Torrance, CA

I am not happy with results at all. I expected my marionette lines would at least be diminished a little with the first injection of restylane lyft But the result left n o effect or improvement whatsoever. I will not go back for further injections. I feel the Dr. did not spend the right amount of time guiding the injection over the lines.

5 out of 5 stars Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Advice - Los Angeles, CA

Great advice regarding a tattoo removal issue. I've had some issues having my tattoo removed and Dr. Kaplan gave me some great advice on next steps. He gave me hope in finally getting this thing off my body. I've had this bad tattoo for over 20 years and with Dr. Kaplan's suggestion, I really think it will be a thing of the past. Thank you Dr.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

You Can Completely Trust Dr. Kaplan with Any Facial Procedure He Does! - Torrance, CA

I had lower eyelid surgery earlier this year. I have also had Dr. Kaplan perform rhinoplasty on me back in 1996. Both surgeries came out exactly, if not, even better than I imagined! Dr. Kaplan knows just how far to go with what he does & achieves the maximum results every time. I trust Dr. Kaplan!

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)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

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RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Kaplan has hospital affiliations at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Little Company of Mary Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1968
    Medical: MD, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1971
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: University of California, Los Angeles, 1972
    General Surgery, Wadsworth VA Hospital, 1973
    Head and Neck Surgery / Facial Plastic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976

Treatments offered at Celibre Medical

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Laser Acne Scar Treatment Options

Many different lasers can be used for the treatment of acne scars.  In part this is because there are many different types of acne scars.  It's also because there are many different laser manufacturers and types of lasers.  Generally s

Laser Hair Removal and Your Skin Type

Before starting laser hair removal, it's important to know which type of lasers are safe and effective for your skin type. There are six skin types, I - VI as follows. Skin Type I - Caucasian, fair and typically Northern European or Scandinavian

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What's the Best Laser Hair Removal Machine?

The answer to this question most certainly depends on your skin type. One practitioner above claims that the long pulsed ND:Yg is the best laser while... READ MORE

What's the Best Way to Treat Melasma?

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Best Scar Removal Cream for Black Spots on Legs?

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How long does Juvederm & Voluma really last?

Hi Valentino. Great question. The problem with judging the duration with Voluma is that it is still a new product with less than 6 months on the... READ MORE

Which Filler is Best for Under Eyes (Tear Trough)?

As most of the panel members agreed, Restylane is the product of choice in our practice for the tear trough area. We like the fact that it does not... READ MORE

Best Chemical Peel At Home

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How to Avoid Lisa Rinna Lips?

The first thing you need to do is avoid having too much product injected initially. You can always have more product injected if you are not happy... READ MORE

How Can I Prevent Bruising from Restylane or Juvederm?

The answers here offer excellent information about how to avoid injection bruising. We give our patients much of the same information before their... READ MORE

Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation (PIH) - Treatment Options?

Hi PIH. Sorry to hear about your situation, but glad the acne situation is under control. For the kind of pigmented (colored) acne scars you are... READ MORE

How to Reduce Swelling and Bruises on Lips After Restylane?

Using cosmetic dermal fillers in the mouth area can lead to a very pleasing outcome. However, bruising is not uncommon. We believe in educating... READ MORE

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Look Younger and Less Tired — The Doctor Recommends 2 Procedures

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Harold J. Kaplan explains a combination eyelid and eyebrow procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Facelifts: How Long Do I Have to Wait Before Getting a Revision?

The short answer? It depends. Dr. Harold J. Kaplan has the details. WATCH VIDEO

Smaller Incisions With the WonderLift Facelift Targets Just What You Need

Dr. Harold Kaplan explains his WonderLift procedure and how it is a medium lift between a mini lift and a full facelift with shorter incisions. WATCH VIDEO

Should I Get a Mini Lift Earlier or a Facelift Later?

The question of whether to get something small sooner or something larger and more invasive later is completely up to you but Dr. Harold Kaplan extends his opinion on these conflicting thoughts. WATCH VIDEO

Botox Is No Longer Working For Me, so What Are My Options?

When your usual fillers or Botox aren't working, it's definitely a sign that a larger procedure might be on the horizon, explains Dr. Harold Kaplan. WATCH VIDEO

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