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5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Excellent Revision Rhinoplasty - Beverly Hills, CA

Surgery was a phenomenal success. Very difficult asymmetry issue; only Ellenbogen was able to perform up to expectations and his imaging forecast was actually inferior to the real result he achieved. Ellenbogen actually cut the nostril length back and altered the nostril shape in the process while supporting and reinforcing the tip to produce an esthetic result.

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Dr.Ellenbogen is Best of the Best -Buccal Fat Removal, Fat Grafting,Correction of Cheek Assymetry

Dr. Ellenbogen is the best, without any reservations. Amazing artist, supreme technician, a kind human who understands exactly what you need, he delivers what he promises. After undergoing multiple cosmetic surgery with other doctors to correct a defect, resulting in asymmetry, loss of confidence and time, I met Dr.Ellenbogen and it was as a best decision and life changing experience for me....

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

In mid 30s Wanting a Tighter Face and Neck - Beverly Hills, CA

I intend to get a mini-lift plus facial fat grafting. I have pronounced platysma reticular bands as well as some excess skin on my neck. Also my cheeks are beginning to sag from years of having acne, and dramatic weight loss. Doctor recommends a 'vertical' mini lift and all over facial fat grafting. I should not look dramatically different, but a more 'refreshed' version of myself. I more...

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is a Spectacular Plastic Surgeon - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is a spectacular plastic surgeon. I have been in the medical field for a long time, so I’m very familiar with plastic surgery procedures. I consulted several plastic surgeons that specializing in Fat transfer procedure and finally decided to choose Dr. Ellenbogen, because I have the utmost confidence in his expertise. My surgery went flawlessly and I could not be...

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr. Ellenbogen is a True Hero! - Beverly Hills, CA

After two botched nose jobs, and living with terrible results for more than 15 years, I finally decided to get my nose fixed once and for all. I wasn't thrilled with any of the local surgeons in my hometown, so by chance I found myself on a website listing the top cosmetic surgeons in the world; I clicked on one doctor's name: Dr. Ellenbogen. And it turned out he was a nose revision...

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Finally... Finally I Got It Right... - Los Angeles, CA

I had my nose done three times over the last six years. It was very crooked and ugly. I carefully researched surgeons who might be able to help me. After several months of visiting with Dr. Ellenbogen, I had my surgery after the xmas holiday. Dr. Ellenbogen says I am still a little swollen but I am already thrilled with the results. Also, this was the only surgery that wasnt painful. I...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

19 Year Old Rhinoplasty - Beverly Hills, CA

A couple years ago I broke my nose twice playing basketball. It was not severely crooked, but the slight bend and bump bothered me ever since the incident. That was not all I wanted addressed for my surgery, though. I had a bulbous tip and slight drupe. My nose also protruded a bit too much, and I felt my my nose didn't fit my small face at all. I am extremely happy with the outcome. I don't...

5 out of 5 stars Nose Surgery

From Frankie - Beverly Hills, CA

Experience - felt valued & listened to throughout whole process - from consultation right through to after care advice. Impressed by the Doctor's honesty and skill. Procedure- found the procedure was as comfortable as possible, provided with all the necessary information prior and following. procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Lip Surgery

Truly an Artist - Sherman Oaks, CA

Dr Ellenbogen is truly an artist. A face expert. I'm very pleased with the results. I would recommend him to family and friends. He is full of life and brainstorms on how to fix weird imperfections. After having the surgery, I feel like a new person. He is a gifted surgeon, you will be thrilled you met him!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

rhinoplasty – Beverly Hills, CA

What a major difference! He completely changed my look. I look better than I had imagined, and most importantly, my nose looks beautiful and I can finally breathe again! I'm forever grateful. I will definitely go back to Dr. Ellenbogen if I need anything else fixed to perfection. Thank you for everything! Tip and nostrils reduced Not the look I anticipated, had rhinoplasty done by Dr....

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ellenbogen has hospital affiliations at Midway Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Florida, 1963
    Medical: MD, University of Miami, School of Medicine, 1968
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York, 1969
    General Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1969
    General Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, Division of Mount Sinai School of Medicine of City College of New York, 1972
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nassau County Medical Center of State University of New York, 1975
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Red Cross Hospital, The Hague, Netherlands Plastic Surgery, 1973

Treatments offered at Beverly Hills Body

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Lifting your and volumizing your face with new treatment

As the "Father of Fat Grafting", I invented the volumetric facelift. Basically as a face ages, it deflates like a balloon losing air. I pioneered a way to reinflate the face by inserting fat in areas where it has been lost in the aging process.

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How Long Does Tightness Last After Facelift?

Have had a facelift myself and the tightness was still present up to the 3 month mark..When the swelling subsided the tightness was gone.It never got... READ MORE

Going to Need a Revision Face Lift to Fix Saggy Skin from Restylane? (photo)

I have seen this in a patient in whom I reversed her restylene before fat grafting with hyaluronidase. The defect and looseness was ignifiantly more... READ MORE

Lower Eyelid Retraction Getting Worse Each Year. What To Do? (photo)

You have an anti mongoloid slant where the lateral canthus is lower than the medial. Cathopexy will indeed make this worse. I have just returned from... READ MORE

Nasion Surgery? (photo)

This a natural for fat grafting. HE IS NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE NOSE .jost the space from the brow to the nasal bones. 2 to 4 cc of fat artistically... READ MORE

Lifestyle Lift Vs. Quick Lift

Don't be gullible. Read the reviews of unhappy patients. The operation done by a board certified plastic surgeon customizes the operation to your... READ MORE

What's Your Professional Opinion on Lifestyle Lift?

Not a very favorable opinion I'm afraid. I went so far as making a video of my appearance on "Beauty bites" If you watch it a picture is worth a... READ MORE

Can I Improve my Nose's Appearance with Tip Refinement Alone? Will Bridge/dorsum Work Also Be Necessary? (photo)

Yes it can. You have a bulbosity which can be adjusted without touching the rest of the nose READ MORE

What if the Doctor Transferred Too Much Fat in Your Face? How Can This Be Corrected?

Wait for the initial swelling to go down first. It is easier to remove grafted fat early After a year or so the fat becomes fibrous and is difficult... READ MORE

Solution for Thin-skinned Chest?

I showed my reslts with this to a national plastic surgery meeting almost 12 years ago and still there are questions by my colleagues over whether it... READ MORE

Why Fat Transfer Isn't Good for the Temple and Above the Brows Augmentation?

I have done over 100 brows and many temple fat grating..The trick to avoid bumps is to use only the smallest particles of fat.Use a special extractor... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ellenbogen

Richard Ellenbogen, MD has shared 61 before and after pictures with 125 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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