Michael F. McGuire, MD, FACS (in memoriam)

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
1301 20th Street, Suite 250
Santa Monica, California 90404 US
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5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

Dr. McGuire -- Great Physician and Surgeon - Santa Monica, CA

I have been treated by Dr. McGuire on many occasions over several years, skin cancer surgery, scar revision, and other surgical and cosmetic procedures. But Dr. McGuire is far more than a cosmetic specialist. His work extends to all levels of facial reconstructive and plastic surgery. For me that is an important aspect of Dr. McGuire's treatment, as he is not out to sell a product or treatment...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Long-overdue Abdominoplasty W/diastasis Repair - Why Did I Wait So Long!? - Santa Monica, CA

Dr. McGuire has a gift! His bedside manner is earnest and humble (yet he has a great down-to-earth sense of humor as well), honest and encouraging, thorough and patient. I appreciate that he is extremely thoughtful of the patients needs and does not try to 'sell' any service. He clearly does what he does because he cares about people, their health, their happiness. He's an artist as well as a great surgeon. Big fan!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Lesion and Botox - Santa Monica, CA

Very pleasant approach and clear explanations for the procedures I had done.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

35 Years Old Male - Santa Monica, CA

Dr. McGuire discussed with me all the pros and cons about my procedure and advice me in a very conservative way, I like his approach, he is a true professional and explain to me everything that I needed to know once I decide to go ahead with it. "Yourself, natural, younger". Those where his words and is realistically reflected in the result.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

DidNotHesitateto HaveSurgery Performedby DrMcGuire. Also Refered Familyand FriendstoHimMany Timesand WillAgain. Santa Monica, CA

I have known Dr. McGuire for more than 25 years. He has performed surgeries for me and several members of my family and friends. I would not hesitate to refer to him in the future.

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

My Review of Dr. Michael McGuire - Santa Monica, CA

My interaction with Dr. McGuire is always positive. I think he is a great doctor and a great person. I wouldn't consider anyone else for any procedure I may want to do in the future. I have been a patient of his for many years and I have always been satisfied with whatever I have had done.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift Revision

65 Year Old Woman. Santa Monica, CA

Dr. McGuire always takes as much time as necessary to explain the procedure you're interested in. Time is irrelevant. He'll stay with you until your questions are answered to your satisfaction.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

As a Clinical Professor at BOTH USC and UCLA (only one), I have many years of experience in developing new procedures in plastic surgery, including the lip tuck, the eyebrow release, and the use of Amino-plex to hasten healing after laser peels. Each patient is unique, and treated individually.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. In your consult get a lengthy, personal discussion with Dr. McGuire

Awards & Recognition

AOA, Columbia University
Honorary Traveling fellowship in Great Britain
Presidential Award, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Presidential Award, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Past-President, Chair of Trustees, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Past-president, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Director, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, UCLA and USC
Past-President, Trustee, AAAASF
Academician award, California Society, 2016

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Mcguire has hospital affiliations at St. John's Heath Center, Santa Monica, CA (Chief of Plastic Surgery).


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: AB, Columbia University
    Medical: MD, Columbia University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, UCLA, Chief Resident
    Plastic Surgery, UCLA, Chief Resident
    Great Britain, Canniesburn Hospital, Scotland
    Research, Stanford University

Treatments offered at Michael F. McGuire M.D., F.A.C.S.

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What's the Best Lip Enhancement and Plumping?

The options for lip enhancement and plumping include fillers, such as hyaluronic acid products; your own fat as a graft; or surgical procedures to... READ MORE

Which Laser Treatment is Best for Facial Rejuvenation and Skin Tightening?

The best laser for treating acne scars, sun damage, skin laxity, and skin aging is the real CO2 laser.Those using anything else are doing so because... READ MORE

Vaping and Surgery

As a general rule, board-certified plastic surgeons urge their patients to stop smoking before any surgical procedure. The nicotine and other harmful... READ MORE

What is the best treatment option for my under eye wrinkles and crowsfeet? (photo)

At this stage, and at your age, the best treatment would be delicate and precise muscle weakening with Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport.  While not ... READ MORE

Am I a good candidate for a hair transplant? (Photos)

The pictures you provide SUGGEST that you are a good candidate, but direct examination of the quality of the hair in the donor areas is critical to... READ MORE

What is the criteria for lipo of the arms? (Photo)

I have been surprised in the upper arm by the skin contraction which often occurs, even when the quality of the skin elasticity is less than ideal.... READ MORE

Can Crepey Skin Be Permanently Treated?

Skin laxity occurs in everyone over time, although some have onset earlier in life, and more significant changes than others.  There is no ... READ MORE

Laser Resurfacing Wrinkles - Around Eyes and Mouth

There is really no debate over which laser is most effective in reducing wrinkles in appropriate patients, especially around the mouth and eyes - full... READ MORE

What can I do as a 32 year old female? What are my options for a durable change? Mid-face lift? Inflatables? Chin lift? (Photo)

You demonstrate many of the early changes that are often seen at your age related to sun damage, aging, and heredity.  None of them warrant a face ... READ MORE

Considering the things I would like to change about my nose, would it require open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty? (photos)

As with so many procedures in plastic surgery, there are several options for treating your concerns.  Many only know how to do open or closed nasal ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Mcguire

Michael F. McGuire, MD, FACS (in memoriam) has shared 76 before and after pictures with 5 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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How Long Will My Face Swell After a Facelift?

Usually swelling and bruising after this procedure last between 1 week to 10 days. Dr. Michael F. McGuire, explains how this is a natural part of the healing process. WATCH VIDEO

Is Eyelid Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Dr. Michael F. McGuire explains how if your eyelids impair your vision, there is a good chance your insurance company could cover some of or all of the procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Can Bad Liposuction be Corrected

Dr. Michael F. McGuire explains how liposuction can be corrected, if done done by the correct plastic surgeon. WATCH VIDEO

Find Out if You're a Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation

Dr. Michael F. McGuire explains if you are a good candidate for breast Augmentation. Wbhether it is increasing the volume, increasing the shape or increasing the position of the breast. WATCH VIDEO

Can a Nose Job Fix a Broken Nose?

Dr. Michael F. McGuire explains how a nose job can be used to reduce the appearance of the fracture of the nose and also to change the overall appearance of the nose if desired. WATCH VIDEO

Am I a Good Candidate For Liposuction?

How do you determine whether or not you are a good candidate for getting liposuction? Dr. Michael F. McGuire outlines what you need to know in order to determine whether or not this procedure works for you. WATCH VIDEO