Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
8635 West 3rd Street, Suite 1090 West
Los Angeles, California 90048 US
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"In addition to the stem cell work, I also had minor liposuction on my neck and had my breasts augmented using my own fat, something I did to boost my confidence and make me feel better about my appearance...." "I could not be more pleased with my new breasts."

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5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Highly Recommend Dr. Aronowitz for Stem Cell and Fat Transfer - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Aronowitz told me jokes, talked to my friend who was in the room with me, and did his best to take my mind off the pain. While the procedure was not enjoyable, I likely would not have trusted anyone else to do it and am glad that I followed his advice to do them. His office staff is wonderful. Everyone is polite and accommodating. His surgery coordinator, Lisa is easy to work with, and I absolutely love his surgery nurse, Patti. In addition to the stem cell work, I also had minor liposuction on my neck and had my breasts augmented using my own fat, something I did to boost my confidence and make me feel better about my appearance. I could not be more pleased with my new breasts. I have since referred two friends to Dr. Aronowitz, with a third going to see him in the next few weeks.

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Goofy Smile After Rhinoplasty (Stiches in Mouth) - Beverly Hills, CA

Friendly staff, informative doctor, nose looks amazing

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Post-Mastectomy - Have a Pretty New Boob That Matches the Real One! – Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Aronowitz is a true master. Recommend him highly.

Want Both Breasts to Look Similar, and Would Like to Hike Without Pain in my Left Foot - Los Angeles, CA

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox and Juvederm User and BD Member! - Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Aronowitz was kind, funny and had a great eye! He was conservative and made me feel confident and beautiful!

Tummy Tuck by Core Medical Group Dba L.A. Center Dr. Joel Aronowitz. Santa Monica, CA

Two very quickly since they had already been paid and with no attention nor concern or answers to my questions. I paid half cash and they ran my debit card one week prior to the surgery without my consent. I would rate but this place does not deserve one star in any sector. Rating a ZERO bedside manner I wouldn't know never saw him after the surgery just got put in a wheelchair and taken outside to my vehicle to get home.

3 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Bad Experience - Los Angeles, CA

I booked a breast augmentation surgery with Dr. A to fix a tubular deformity. The day after the surgery, I noticed that one breast was significantly larger than the other (one B cup and D cup). I called the office, and was told Dr. A had left for vacation. When he returned a week later, he said one breast was only swollen, and that I should get massage sessions from a woman in his office to make the swelling go down. The massages were $225/session!! After realizing the massages weren't helping, he agreed to do a revision. I was already $11,000 down, so I asked about the cost of revision surgery. I was told that Dr. A would waive his fee, but I would have to pay "a maximum of a few hundred dollars for the anesthesia and surgery room costs." I got the revision surgery. I then got a first bill for $2,000, and a second bill for $3,000. I was told that I would have to pay, or they would submit to collections. After two surgeries (the second was for Dr. A to fix his first surgery), I'm down $16,000. If you choose to go with him, watch your wallet.

1 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Beware of This Celebrity Plastic Surgeon - Los Angeles, CA

Mu ocular surgeon choise him. At the initial appt., I thought it was strange that he never examined areas of my face that were to receive stem cell fat grafts. Since he has a prominent reputation because of Suzanne Somers, I just trusted him to to the procedures I paid for. My ocular surgeon was so sympathetic to my disappointment at his non-performance, that he offered to do the fat grafts, even though it was outside his area of expertise.

1 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer

Dr. Aronowitz - How He Botched Stem Cell Fat Tranfer in Breast Reconstruction - Los Angeles, CA

I never felt that the doctor was particularly kind or caring. He was very matter of fact and when he was faced with the fact that he botched my surgery he seemed very annoyed with me. He never comforted me or gave me any alternative ideas to fix what he failed at. After a period of 18 months, he did call me and seemed more contrite. I believe that it was because the statute of limitation had run out regarding my right to litigation. I'm sure he was curious as to what became of my situation. I told him I saw a truly professional doctor who performed revision and reconstruction of my breast. I am still left with a puffy scar on my back and some scars under my arm with an indentation that is a result of his incompetent skill. I learned my lesson about using a doctor who uses a celebrity to "advertise" a particular type of surgery.

1 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

31 Years Old Mother of 2 Breast Lift with Implants - Santa Monica, CA

Not very much interaction saw his the day of my consultation and the day of my procedure and thats all. He didn't communicate very well i really do regret getting tis procedure done with him.

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Personal Statement

Dr. Joel Aronowitz is a prominent Los Angeles plastic surgeon with a reputation built over 25 years for compassionate patient care, refined surgical skill, and a passion to improve lives through leading edge plastic surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$250. Consult May Be Applied to Surgery, Insurance May Reimburse

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Ambassador, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Board of Directors, American Society of Breast Disease
Performance Improvement Committee, Cedars Sinai Department of Surgery
Medical Executive Committee, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Aronowitz has hospital affiliations at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USC, St. Johns Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
    Medical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1982
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, 1983
    General Surgery, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, with Michael E. DeBakey, MD, 1985
    Plastic Surgery, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, with Melvin Spira, MD, 1987

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Mommy Makeover, Part 1

Attention Mamas: Second to your gorgeous new little bundle of joy, first time moms eventually turn their attention to their post-baby bodies. In between the late night feedings, changing dirty diapers and sleep deprivation you could try to squeeze in a leg lift or two. You might even be able to cook yourself a healthy meal while your baby sleeps. But let’s be realistic, with your new found limit of time, diet and exercise can only go so far to bounce you back to your pre-pregnancy...

Breast Augmentation Complications

Breast Augmentation ComplicationsCapsular ContractureOne of the most common breast augmentation complications is capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is an abnormal response of the immune system to breast implants in the body.Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue forms a capsule and tightens and squeezes the breast implant. This is a medical complication that can be very painful and discomforting, and might distort the aesthetics of the breast implant and the breast.The degree...

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Not happy with my 550cc breast implants, should I have them redone? (photos)

It certainly sounds like you would be better off w a smaller implant, probably in the 400cc range as suggested by the other doctors. Most reputable... READ MORE

Nipple Areola Necrosis? (photo)

Although I agree with the doctors below that your wound will heal with current treatment I would recommend a surgical debridement. There is a... READ MORE

What is Making the Tissue on my Right Breast Turn Black? (photo)

You're right to be worried. This problem requires immediate medical attention from a plastic surgeon. DrA READ MORE

Can a 550cc-600cc hp silicone implant fit in a 15 bwd? Thank you in advance! (Photo)

Your complaint of a flat shape may be due less to the shape of the implant than the location of the implant under the pectoral is muscle. The... READ MORE

Are there any risk factors or things you can do to prevent "bottoming out"?

Bottoming out is caused by an increase in the distance between the nipple and the inframammary fold. Basically a breast, just like a balloon, will... READ MORE

Can silicone breast implant cause health problems? (Photo)

No, breast implants approved for use in the U.S. are not toxic. There is a substantial body of scientific evidence demonstrating that silicone, the... READ MORE

Realistically, what should I expect my reconstruction to look like? (Photo)

A prophylactic mastectomy can be performed usually in a breast like yours through an infra mammary crease incision, or under the breast. You likely do... READ MORE

DCIS — Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: Are there any signs or symptoms?

DCIS means ducal carcinoma in situ. It is the earliest type of breast cancer, the cancer arises in the ducts or tubes of the breast but hadn't yet... READ MORE

How do I clean my Tummy Tuck incision? (photo)

I recommen a complete scar care program that includes the use of prineo tape for wound closure at the time of surgery, embrace after the prineo comes... READ MORE

I'm 28 and have under eye lines as well as parenthesis lines. What can I do about them? (Photo)

The facial lines you're concerned about are related to volume issues, that is too much fat tissue in some areas and too little in others. A filler can... READ MORE

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