Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Lancaster, California 93534 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Highly Skilled Plastic Surgeon - Los Angeles, CA

After years of considering breast augmentation, I had mine done by Dr. T who was so meticulous in everything from explaining the procedure to surgery and aftercare. He came in highly recommended by two of my friends so I knew I was in good hand, but the result and the whole experience was better than I expected. I highly recommend Dr. T to anyone. By the way, the entire surgical team made me so much at ease.

5 out of 5 stars Vi Peel

Effective Treatment in a Great Environment - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. T is a highly skilled surgeon with years of experience in the operating room. Yet, when I had my ViPeel done he made me feel just as important as any other patient. He took his time and thoroughly explained the process. I felt very comfortable thanks to Dr. T

5 out of 5 stars Non Surgical Face Lift

Going Back in Time - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. T went into great depth in explaining everything that is involved with the Exoderm Peel, not to mention his great bedside manner. He made me feel very comfortable about my procedure, as a matter of fact, this procedure has made me look 10-years younger. People are always asking me what I have done for my face to look so young and radiant, and I am happy to tell them that I went to Dr. T. I am so grateful that we are able to have such a wonderful Doctor in our area.

5 out of 5 stars Non Surgical Face Lift

Professioal, Dedicated, Caring with a Office That Reflects His Ability - Los Angeles, CA

Exoderm- Dr.T is a professional in all respects. He also has a wonderful caring staff that make you feel totally comfortable before, during and after the procedure. Follow up is none to be compared. There really are not words to express this Dr.'s , compassion, understanding, ability, insight, and gift of a true plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Am SO Happy! - Los Angeles, CA

I just recently moved here to LA from Shelby Mississippi to pursue my career in acting/modeling. Typical LA right? Well my Plastic Surgeon was anything but your typical LA Plastic Surgeon. I decided to get a Breast Augmentation I choose Dr. Thomas because he was down to earth and gentlemanly (and believe me, this Southern bell knows a gentleman!) I had been to 5 consultations all over Beverly Hills and I just didn't feel comfortable, especially because I was nervous about getting the operation in the first place. Plus a lot of the surgeons insisted I get a larger size and I would "appreciate it later".... Ssshhheeeeesh.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Awesome Work - I Love my Body Now! - Los Angeles, CA

I was never satisfied with my small breasts and always cheated with my size by wearing 2 bras at the same time. I got so irritated by the big boobs of my Mom and my sister from time to time and didn't understand why mine were so small. So when I was 20 i thought that it was time for a change.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Had extra skin due to multiple pregnancies & weight loss - Tummy Tuck - Los Angeles, CA

In Oct. 2011 I got a tummy tuck by Dr. Thomas. He did an amazing job! I am very happy with the results & I now love the way my tummy looks. He helped me build my confidence up to where it's never been before! His entire staff are all wonderful people who treat you like family. Dr. Thomas is by far the nicest Dr. I've ever met. Thank you Dr. Thomas for everything! I appreciate you & your staff & what you do!! Your awesome!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Self Confidence is BACK! - Los Angeles, CA

Most caring staff and Dr. that I have dealt with in a very long time!!!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Lipo my Muffin-top! - Los Angeles, CA

I heard about Dr. Thomas through a friend of mine a while back and decided to look him up. From the very first phone call that I made to schedule my consultation, I knew I would be in good hands. The professionalism and courtsey of the office staff is unparalleled. Dr. Thomas took his time explaining every bit of the procedure to me and even showing me what I can expect to look like. I am so thrilled with the decision that I made, Dr. Thomas is FANTASTIC!

1 out of 5 stars Juvederm

The Worst Experience of my Life! - Los Angeles, CA

I went to Dr. T for Juvederm injections to reduce the sunk in area of my tear trough (under eye area). At my followup visit I told Dr. T that I thought my eyes looked worse after the injections and I didn't feel that the Juvederm was placed in the correct area, he laughed at me and said "what's wrong with you". He was completely unwilling to let me show him what I meant in the mirror and forced me into the chair by pushing me down by my sholder.  He then proceeded to push very roughly on the injection areas.  He would not let me speak and kept interrupting me as he was pushing on my face.  I was very upset with his attitude and I shook my head to make him stop pushing on my face because it was painful (I was in tears at this point) and I stood up and said to him "My eyes look like crap" he replied "You are crap!"  I was floored by what he had called me and I couldn't believe what was happening.  I opened the door in the exam room and told the nurse outside that this doctor just called me "crap"!  Dr. T then came out of the exam room and opened the door to the waiting area and said "Get out".  I called my husband from the parking lot in hysterics and told him what happened, at this point the Patient Coordinator Jennifer Kim came out to ask me to come in and talk with her about what happened. In her office she repeatedly apologized for Dr. T's behavior and asked me if it would be okay if he corrected the problem with the Juvederm. I said I will have it corrected but I refuse to let that man touch my face again.  I am filing a complaint with the Medical Board of California and urge anyone reading this to think twice before using Dr. T for any procedure. I have never been treated like this by any other person before in my life not to mention a medical professional.  Shame on you! 

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Complimentary Consultations. If you mention Realself.com you will recieve $100 off any office procedure or $500 off of any surgical procedure. *Restrictions Apply

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Thomas has hospital affiliations at Olympia Medical Center Surgery, Center of Century City.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Shiraz University School of Medicine

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Episcopal Hospital, Temple University
    Plastic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

Treatments offered at Ivan Thomas, MD FACS

Blog Posts and Articles

Spreading of Breast Implants- How I Avoid it.

Breast implants have a tendency to shift towards the arms, irrespective of whether they are placed under the muscles. The reason for this outward shifting is the lack of adequately thick and supportive tissues on the outer sides of the chest. This spreading of implants results in widening of the cleavage and bulging of the breasts outward. I frequently see this with larger implants which is why I try to discourage patients who are asking for unreasonably big implants. Outward shifting of...

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Does the Nose Become Smaller As Scar Tissue Matures?

At 19 weeks you can not judge the final results of your operation. If your nose is think and oily it may take up to 2 years for the swelling to... READ MORE

Non Surgical Nose Job to Make Narrow Nose?

A Non-Surgical nose job is nothing but injecting indentations of the nose with fillers. Such fillers include: Restylane,... READ MORE

Can Implant Exchange Increase Capsular Contracture Risk?

Exchange of implants is unlikely to increase the chance of capsular contracture. Exchange of smaller implants is not simple removing the large ones... READ MORE

Is There Any Way to Get my Breasts Closer Together Without Going Back Under the Knife?

Discuss your condition with your surgeon to rule out widening of the implant pockets sideways which can be corrected only surgically if it has become... READ MORE

Is an Uneven Waistline After Tummy Tuck Normal?

The asymmetry could be due to swelling, residual fat after liposuction or in some cases asymmetry of pelvic bone. Also, you may have dogear on oneside... READ MORE

How Long After a Mommy Makeover Before I Can Have Sex?

A Mommy Makeover consists of several procedures involving the abdomen, breasts, arms or the body. Since you have not made it clear regarding which... READ MORE

I am noticing the formation of a double bubble. Am I Starting to Bottom Out? (photos)

Your implants seem to be bottoming out most likely due to migration of implants downward beyond the natural breast fold.  The solution will be to... READ MORE

Should I Have an Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?

Both of these techniques have their pro's and con's. Open Rhinoplasty is a better technique for correcting previous surgical problems... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover Recovery Time

You can expect to feel pain and discomfort during the first few days and generally is very nicely controlled with prescription medication which do not... READ MORE

When is It Okay to Start Exerciing After Ventral Hernia/diastasis Repair? (photo)

Your surgeon is best qualified to recommend the timing and intensity of any excercise routine since he is most familiar with the exact nature of your... READ MORE

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Ivan Thomas, MD (retired) has shared 244 before and after pictures with 2,785 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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