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5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Excellent Revision Rhinoplasty - Beverly Hills, CA

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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 met with Dr. Ellenbogen and his coordinator, Jenna, yesterday afternoon. The office is a few hours from where I live, and I was running about 30 minutes late for my appointment. Jenna had coorosponded with me previously to confirm my apointment via text, so I texted her that I was running late (very convenient method of communication) She was so kind and flexible, as she did not make me feel bad at all. When I arrived, I was brought in immediately with zero was time. Jenna took some photos of me and then Dr. Ellenbogen came in to make an assessment. Dr. First looked at my face directly and tested the elasticity of my skin in different areas. Due to the unusual amount of laxity in my skin for someone my age, Dr. Recommended a mini-vertical facelift focusing mostly on neck, and basically all-over fat grafting. My facial images were then uploaded into a large computer screen where Dr. Was able to show me what areas he felt could be improved, and how I would (hypothetically) look after my recommended procedure. He explained that he did not want to take too much skin as I would look stretched...he said that what he does is little nips and tucks where it's needed, combined with added volume, for a most natural look. He showed me also how my scars would be virtually invisible ir undetectable. I have actually had fat grafting done by Dr. Ellenbogen in the past (8 years ago) and it looked amazing and lasted several years! I trust this surgeon a lot, I know first-hand that he is an artist and a caring person. He made me at ease, he was not pushy or rude in any way at all. I'm really optimistic about this procedure!! I will post pictures soon...

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

Dr. Ellenbogen is a genius and a true artist. When I flew to LA for my consultation, he spent a good bit of time with me reviewing my case and his recommendations. The coolest thing he did was to take a photo of me, then he pulled out paint and a paintbrush and he painted onto the photo what my new nose would look like. I was so thrilled with his vision (and the fact that I had something to take home to show my family and friends.) I drove to Beverly Hills with my Mom and camped out for a week for the surgery and recovery. Dr. Ellenbogen was so warm, comforting (and he brought just the right amount of humor to put me at ease.) The results of the surgery are amazing; they look exactly like the photo that he'd painted for me. People look at me now and tell me they would never have known I had my nose done because it looks so natural. (And, I can tell you, prior to my surgery, my nose was a hot mess - depending on the angle you looked at me from, I looked like three different people and there wasn't a lot of material left for him to work with.) I really don't know how he did it, but kudos to Dr. Ellenbogen - I highly recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

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

It was difficult for me to trust since I have been so unhappy with my other rhinoplastys. Dr. Ellenbogen was kind and very empathetic to my psychological state. He listened to every concern and earned my trust after me going back 6 times to talk with him.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

19 Year Old Rhinoplasty - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Ellenbogen was exceedingly helpful. He answered all my questions and made the process very enjoyable. He is also great to work with and is very personable. I would highly recommend Dr. Ellenbogen because of how much experience he has and how well the procedure went.

5 out of 5 stars Nose Surgery

From Frankie - Beverly Hills, CA

If you are after a doctor who genuinely cares about you and has the right eye for realistic fixtures - Dr Richard Ellenbogen is the one!

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....

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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

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Blog Posts and Articles

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 127 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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