Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
8635 West 3rd Street, Suite 1090 West
Los Angeles, California 90048 US
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5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

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

I came to see Dr. Aronowitz as a 31 year old female to discuss reconstructive surgery from radiation damage after having bi-lateral retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina. The radiation administered to the temple area at the age of 17 months had caused extensive bone, muscle and tissue damage in the temples and surrounding area. I had previously had two reconstructive surgeries on this area,...

4 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

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

I had a wonderful experience at this office in Beverly Hills. Great staff, great doctor, very imformative, accomidating and easy to work with. I would reccomend this surgeon to anyone.I had rhinoplasty almost 2 weeks ago and my nose looks great but my smile is awful. My surgeon had to cut the skin connecting my lip to my gum (b/c my lips would of been too raised) and now it is really tight in...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr. Aronowitz answered all of my questions and did a beautiful job on my breast reconstruction. I would use his services again for any type of plastic surgery or beauty enhancement process. He spent time with me at length to be sure I was clear and at ease about the surgery. His staff also quickly answered all of my questions and concerns whether by phone or by email. Additionally, they have...

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

I've considered breast reconstruction for several years after breast cancer in my right breast. It's now smaller than the left....also, I want to perk them up a bit. I'm a big hiker and have lost the padding in the bottom of my left foot, so was hoping some fat grafting might help that problem since my stem cell procedure includes Lipo for the breast repair. I'm interested in a conservative...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

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

I have been getting Botox from dermatologists for the past 7 years and heard about Dr. Aronowitz from a friend of mine. (He replaced her implants with fat, she looks amazing) I met with him and his injectable consultant and they suggested a little Juvederm in my upper lip to create a little fullness and to smooth out my lip lines. I was hesitant at first but finally agreed. I am SO glad that I...

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

I had a tummy tuck and rhinoplasty (Nose job) by this doctor because I thought he should care about his reputation and I trusted he would fix any complaints. To this day after my surgery I could not get back to see him til approximately 6 moths later. I was being attended by the girls at LA Center. I ended up with a puffy stomach that seems like its swollen worst than a C-section and a nose...

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

My ocular surgeon recrurited Dr. Joel Aronowitz to join him in a June, 2012 surgery. My eye surgery was a medical necessity and Dr. Aronowitz was invited to participate at the same surgery in order to add stem cell fat to areas of my face that had been damaged and had disfiguring indentations and loss of fat due to partial paralysis. Dr. Aronowotiz charged me $18,000. As ypu can see from...

1 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer

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

In 2006 I had a mastectomy. Nothing was left but a scar across my chest....I also had 5 weeks of radiation. I was told that because I had radiation treatment, I was not a candidate for reconstruction with expanders and an implant. There was no longer a good blood supply to support an implant. I went to at least 5 reconstruction doctors and they gave me the same opinion...that if I wanted...

1 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift


I saw Dr. Aronowitz for a thigh lift and minor liposuction. He did the thigh lift and it didn't help much at all. He also did some work on my upper body which I knew would leave a significant scar, but he SWORE it would be under my bra line. Results: nothing much from the thigh lift and the SCAR on my back was so high that no bra, bathing suit, tank top, etc would ever cover it. His...

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

Treatments offered at Joel A Aronowitz, MD

Blog Posts and Articles

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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Aronowitz

Joel Aronowitz, MD has shared 24 before and after pictures with 34 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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