Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
9735 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 421
Beverly Hills, California 90212 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift


Dr. Pearson is AMAZING. He is an outstanding person and a skilled physician. He has EXCELLENT hands, is very gentle and calm. I was actually laughing on my way to the OR! I have NEVER known a physician with a better bedside manner (and I'm an RN). You always feel like you are his ONLY patient - he NEVER rushes you and always takes the time to explain things when you are ready to hear and when you enter a new phase of recovery - he KNOWS his stuff. I cannot recommend a better surgeon or person to make this journey with you. Some examples of his dedication to his patients - he is ALWAYS available to you - he will answer any question you have with respect and honesty. His integrity is unparalleled in my experience. He sees his patients as individuals and truly cares about you. He calls you EVERY day post-op for weeks. You can depend on it. You NEVER wait for your appointment more than about 5 minutes and he opens his office on weekends if you need to see him. He is BEYOND accessible. I think this is a VERY important aspect of the recovery. There are always bumps when you have surgery and cosmetic surgery has a profound emotional component. It was very comforting to know that what I was going through was expected, normal and that Dr. Pearson was there to guide me through it. He's a fine, giving individual and is dedicated to his patients.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

55 and Looking 45!

Dr Pearson is simply THE BEST! I cannot stress enough what an amazing surgeon and incredible person he is. He is with you through the entire process....each and every pre-op appointment and discussion about the procedure itself as well as what to expect during the recovery period and through all the post-op follow up appointments, not to mention all phone calls and text messages before,...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Feel So Much Better After Rhinoplasty. Hermosa Beach, CA

I can’t say enough positive things about Dr. Pearson. He was outstanding in every stage and every aspect throughout our consultations, procedures, and follow-up visits. Before I even actually decided to go through with a rhinoplasty procedure, he was incredibly patient and would take time explaining the mechanics of the procedure along with soothing the many concerns that I had. He never gave off the “salesman” persona; I felt as though he genuinely cared about me and getting the best results. Dr. Pearson stands out from other doctors because not only is he friendly, warm, and caring, but he listens more carefully than any other doctor I’ve ever come into contact with. During and after the procedure, he was incredibly reassuring and was literally there every step of the way. Every night for a week following the procedure, he would call to check up, answer questions, and see how I was doing. It’s been a year since the procedure, and he’s still following up with me to make sure I’m happy and that everything is going well. He is extremely meticulous, thorough, and very knowledgeable. I’m so happy with the results, they are exactly as we discussed prior to my operation. Bottom line, Dr. Pearson cares about a terrific outcome just as much as you do.

5 out of 5 stars Lip Lift

Lip Lift at 58: Things Are Looking Up

I researched for several months before deciding to see Dr. Pearson for my lip lift. I emailed him photos and after our phone consultation I knew he was the right surgeon for my procedure. The combination of before-and-after pictures on his website, patient reviews, and his compassionate attentiveness on the phone convinced me. It meant a 2-hr flight from where I live but I felt confident I would get a good result. Instead I got a great result! It's been almost three weeks since my surgery and I couldn't be happier. He took the time to carefully assess what degree of skin reduction would suit my face and my expectation and offered a revision at no charge if I wasn't satisfied. My whole experience was positive from the consult to the after care. Dr. Pearson continues to check in to make sure I'm healing properly. I didn't expect this level of long distance care and it's reassuring to know he cares as much as I do about my result.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Excellent experience and beautiful results !

I was noticing the "droopy eyelid " issue as one starts to approach late 40's, was bothered by hooded, tired look of my eyes. Of course I did my due diligence and went on this site to research docs. I wanted someone who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and was willing to travel out-of-state. Well this particular doctor stood out based on some excellent reviews, and I traveled...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

'Beverly Hills' 'Facelift'

In a world with so much incompetence, it was refreshing to meet Dr. James Pearson. I had a face and neck lift and I'm thrilled with the results. In my initial consultation, I stressed how important it was for me not to look too pulled or lose my nice smile that is all too common with facelifts today. Dr. Pearson not only listened to what I was trying to achieve but his attention to detail and...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

50 Yr Old Female Lower FACELIFT and NECK LIFT - Hermosa Beach, CA

I went for a consultation with Dr. Pearson and he immediately understood my concerns. He was very considerate and very detailed in explaining what the surgery I would need involved. He showed me examples of others with similar issues and skin types. He also gave me advice and guidance on what to expect and how to best prepare before and after surgery. He and his staff were very helpful and put my mind at ease. They called me before and after the surgery and constantly checked up on me. I even spoke to another patient via telephone before I made my final decision. This is all fine and makes for a very pleasant experience. For me, the most important and critical thing to know is that Dr. Pearson is an amazing surgeon. He is an artist and has a very discerning eye for detail. My result is that I do not look like I had a facelift. I looked "refreshed and rested". My result is very natural and not overdone. I have no visible scars and the techniques used make me look like I did 10 or even 15 years ago. No kidding. No one I work with or any of my friends and family know I had surgery. They just think I got a great haircut. I am so glad I did this when I am younger (50) instead of waiting a few more years. I am also so happy I had the luck to find Dr. Pearson. The reason I chose him initially were his credentials and the photos of the reconstructive surgeries he did. He really is an artist. Dr. Pearson is a talented and skilled surgeon, and he really does care, he has a very pleasant bedside manner. I could not ask for a better result.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Rhinoplasty Results. Hermosa Beach, CA

I'd had consultations with several plastic surgeons in the area and by far Dr. Pearson spent the most time with me. He never seems like he's in a rush, always is enthusiastic to answer all of your questions and he never sugar-coated anything: he told me exactly what to expect during and after surgery. During every meeting he's always been very caring and friendly (along with the rest of the staff). After the procedure there was no change in the care I received, he was as excellent and courteous as ever. Choosing Dr. Pearson had made this process a lot less stressful and I'm super happy with my new nose!

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Beyond Expectations !!! - Hermosa Beach, CA

Having never had any plastic surgery done before I was very nervous about everything. The doctor exceeded my expectations on every level! He was so patient, kind, and caring. I had a lower face lift done and I am very happy with the results. I know for a fact that he went out of his way to make sure I felt comfortable with everything. I'm lucky to have had Dr Pearson do my surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Excellent Rhinoplasty Results from Dr. Pearson - Hermosa Beach, CA

Rhinoplasty was a procedure I considered since I was young. I decided to go through with the procedure while living abroad. Dr. Pearson and his staff were very accommodating. They replied to emails right away and were able to schedule a Skype interview. He went over the procedure with me step by step and answered all of my questions. Meeting Dr. Pearson in person only solidified my decision. I...

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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)

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Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation when you mention RealSelf


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Medical: MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY
    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, New York, NY
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery / University of Rochester

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What Do I Do About Bumps Along Suture Line (Stitches Out) Post-lower Bleph?

Thank you for your question. First, do not hesitate seek advice from your surgeon especially during the early postoperative period. The small... READ MORE

Drooping Eyebrow After Botox

One of the risks of botox treatment is that muscles other than those targeted can be affected by the treatment. That risk is less likely when your... READ MORE

When Stopping the Use of Botox, Do Wrinkles Become Worse Than Before Treatment?

Hi Karen. Thank you for your question, which is frequently asked by patients. The simple answer to your question is no. Compared to before any botox... READ MORE

Where Will The Scars Be For A Facelift, Blepharoplasty & Subnasal Lip Lift?

Hi Cerro Gordo. Many surgeons share similar techniques for incision placement for the procedures you note. However, there is significant variability.... READ MORE

I Have a Long Philtrum. Would a Lip Lift Help?

Thank you for your question. The Lip Lift procedure is performed to accentuate the size and/or shape of the upper lip by removing skin from the region... READ MORE

Is the PermaLip Implant a Good "Stealth" Surgery? Can I Hide It from my Husband, or Will He Feel It? (photo)

Thank you for your question. Following implantation with the PermaLip (Perma Facial) implant, some degree of swelling is expected. Swelling typically... READ MORE

Is Restylane or Radiesse Better for Cheek Augmentation?

Thank you for your question. In the hands of an experienced injector, either Restylane or Radiesse may be used for cheek augmentation to achieve a... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Get This Rhinoplasty Result ? (Before & After Picture)

Hi Luna lima. It is certainly possible to achieve the result shown in the photo. Prudent use of imaging photos can facilitate communication between... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take for Facelift Scars to Mostly Disappear?

Thank you for your question. In most healthy people without a history of healing irregularities, the surgical scars resulting from a well-performed... READ MORE

Is it necessary to take antibiotics after surgery?

Thank you for your question. The risk of infection following facelift surgery is very low. In an effort to further lower the risk of infection, many... READ MORE

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