Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
1301 20th St, Suite 350
Santa Monica, California 90404 US
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5 out of 5 stars Inspira Breast Implants

Fantastic Results Post Augmentation/lift _ Steven Teitelbaum, M.D. - Santa Monica, CA

If you want a natural look and want to go to the best surgeon, consult Dr. Steven Teitelbaum in Santa Monica. I spent weeks stressing over sizes which was a waste of my time since Dr. Teitelbaum knows what will look best on his patients, so trust his judgment. You won't have to use mechanical means of getting a good look by compression or massaging breasts post surgery because he knows how to achieve the perfect result surgically. Fantastic nurses, Nancy and Karen and office staff, Patty and Vicki were great as well. If you have the surgery in Santa Monica, stay at Serenity Aftercare to treat yourself. It is super expensive but worth the wonderful treatment you will receive the entire time you are there. I felt like a queen in their care.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Loved my Boobs but Wanted Them Bigger - Santa Monica, CA

Professional, knowledgable, an expert in his field, very nice, does not try to sell you on surgery, practical (if you want huge boobs and your frame will not fit it, he will tell you), natural results, makes you feel at ease, answers any and all questions, gives you all of his personal contact info after surgery, has a follow up appt with you days after surgery to make sure you are ok, Very talented !

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

32 Years Old, from an A to B. Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Teitelbaum is just the best at what he does.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Moderate Profile Silicone Implants B to Small D

I searched for months online to find a doctor I could completely trust with my boob situation. I finally came across his website ( Dr. Teitelbaum) and reviews on several websites as well as his work. I read his articles, assessed his background in doing breast augmentation which is his speciality. He told me straight up what I needed to get the best results. Coming in for surgery the nurses were wonderful. They were kind and eased my fears letting me know that he had done breast augmentations on them and their friends and that he is the best. His anesthesiologist was absolutely incredible. She even numbed my arm before placing my IV so I wouldn't feel pain.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck and Lipo of the Love Handles- It is Life Changing - Santa Monica, CA

I interviewed 3 different surgeons (general surgeon, female surgeon and Dr. Teitelbaum. I did a lot of research on all 3 and Dr. Teitelbaum had by far the best credentials. I was interested in interviewing a female surgeon since I support women in the medical field. Unfortunately the office nor the consult gave me a feeling of confidence or comfort. The doctor seemed scattered and a bit high strung. It made me feel even more stressed out than when I went in. I had the "opposite" experience when I went to my consultation with Dr. Teitelbaum. His staff was very friendly. Dr. Teitelbaum was very personable and listened intently to what my concerns were around my stomach and also my concerns around how another surgery would impact my family (I have two young kids) and me professionally ( I work full time). After he heard all my concerns and he asked me a lot of questions he gave me his recommendation on what I would need to do to meet my expectations. He told me the must do list, the let's wait and see until your body normalizes since I was still nursing and the can't do all at once list. His recommendation was definitely not cut and paste - in fact, quite the opposite. He wrote notes during the consult and at the end records verbally your personal situation, expectations and what was agreed upon together in terms of a solution. I was VERY impressed because he didn't just hear that I wanted a flat stomach, he heard why and what made my situation unique. I didn't get this at all in either consultation with the general surgeon and or the other plastic surgeon I had interviewed. Dr. Teitelbaum also said to call at any time with questions or come into his office at any time with questions. My 2nd consult was just as informative and professional and my husband who came with me definitely agreed that we couldn't have chosen a better surgeon. Dr. Teitelbaum was great about asking my husband if he had any questions regarding the procedure, the recovery or the results. Last but not least the surgery... The entire staff was more than excellent. The pre-op nurse was great about being available to answer any questions. I thought I was getting sick the week prior and she was great about informing me about the medications I could and could not take. The anesthesiologist called me the evening before to check in and make sure that I was doing okay. The operating nurse was so sweet and made me feel so comfortable. Everyone was great and Dr. Teitelbaum did an amazing job. He recommended that I stay at a recovery center for two days knowing that it would be hectic with two babies at home and the first two days are critical in terms of recovery. He visited me in the recovery center and was available for any questions. The recovery center was amazing - I didn't want to leave! My new tummy is life changing! I feel great in clothes and I just rocked a bikini for the first time. I am 10 weeks post op and every day gets better and better. It is still improving which I can't even believe! Dr. Teitelbaum and his staff are 5 stars across the board. You couldn't ask for a better doctor or staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Very Happy and Grateful - Santa Monica, CA

DR TEITELBAUM ROCKS! I give him ultimate+++++ stars! He really cares about his patients. I am extremely pleased that I chose him. And grateful for his expertise. Very happy!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

The Doctor Makes All the Difference - Santa Monica, CA

It is so rare to truly experience someone who is a master of his craft. Dr. Teitelbaum was born to enhance what nature has provided, or in my case, fix what another doctor "enhanced." He is extremely professional and caring. In my experience, Dr. Teitelbaum is the best of the best. From the initial consultation to follow-up after recovery, Dr. Teitelbaum and his office are professional, thorough and extremely kind. All of my options and the associated risks were explained to me every step of the way. Every question I had (and there were at least 2 dozen) was thoroughly addressed and answered. I never felt rushed. My previous doctor has walked out of the exam room door while I was still buttoning my blouse. This was NEVER the case with Dr. Teitelbaum. Dr. Teitelbaum called and emailed me after surgery. I was given both his cell and home number in case I had any concerns. Absolutely top-notch care! My surgery included complete scar tissue removal, implant (saline) exchange and a drain all performed through an incision under the breast. Dr. Teitelbaum was even so kind as to correct the scarring around my nipple from my 4 previous operations free of charge. After 6 years of dealing with capsular contracture, I finally have the results I wanted. My breast matches the other, and is soft and pain free.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Two Breast Augmentation Surgeries - Santa Monica, CA

At every step of the way Dr. Teitelbaum has shown attention to detail and his incredible dedication shines through. In fact, even at times when he was busy post-operatively he still made himself available. Clearly, he makes sure his patients receive the highest level of care and are ultimately comfortable and happy. Furthermore, it was his patience, openness, honesty, and understanding that allowed me to feel comfortable to discuss my breast implant sizing issues. It’s been the greatest pleasure to be served by Dr. Teitelbaum’s staff. I am an out of town patient and on several occasions I required flexibility in scheduling appointments and follow-ups. His patient coordinator, Vicky, assisted me with every single detail and was efficient and reliable. His nurse, Audrey, is a highly professional, skilled, mature, and nurturing nurse. She was consistently calm and caring pre/post-operatively; I am certain her soft demeanor would calm down even the most anxious patients. Dr. Teitelbaum’s anesthesiologist, Dr. Moorman, shared a personal story that made me feel that she was completely approachable and down to earth. As a result, I felt “at home” at Dr. Teitelbaum’s clinic and I am sure this feeling stemmed from the terrific care I received from beginning to end. Lastly, while breast augmentation is a relatively common surgical procedure the natural-looking results that Dr. Teitelbaum produces are anything but common and I am truly lucky to have found such a remarkable surgeon who enhanced my appearance which ultimately increased my sense of self-confidence. Dear Dr. Teitelbaum, Thank you with all my heart.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Breast Augmentation Revision - Santa Monica, CA

I researched all the top doctors in Los Angeles and settled on Dr. T for his knowledge, professionalism and results. I had breast augmentation revision and went from saline to silicone gel. The difference is amazing. They are soft and natural. He is direct and to the point, which I think can be taken as cold or arrogant, but he answered all of my questions and consulted with me twice as I worked through my concerns. He truly is an artist and doesn't go for that giant, fake breast thing. The office staff is wonderful and helpful. I never had a wait time. His nurse Audrey is so sweet, smart and gentle. Hands down, he is the only plastic surgeon I would recommend to anyone. Look at the pictures on his website. They are very accurate images of what you'll get. He was also reasonably priced.

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

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

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Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
President California Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015 - 2016
President - Elect Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation, 2015
Judicial Council American Society of Plastic Surgery, 2013 - 2015

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Teitelbaum has hospital affiliations at St. Johns Hospital and Health Center and UCLA Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: AB, Physiology, University UC Berkeley, 1984
    Medical: MD, University of California at Los Angeles, 1988
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Harvard / Beth Israel Hospital, 1993
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California, 1995

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Correcting a Male Breast Reduction — The Doctor Explains This Man's Revision Surgery

Dr. Steven Teitelbaum walks us through his plan to correct a previous male breast reduction surgery with another surgeon that did not achieve the patient's goals. WATCH VIDEO

Athletic 27-Year-Old Gets a Male Breast Reduction — The Doctor Explains His Procedure

Dr. Steven Teitelbaum breaks down the reasons why this 27-year-old football player is a great candidate for male breast reduction surgery as a method of resolving significant biological gynecomastia. WATCH VIDEO

41-Year-Old Having Male Breast Reduction Surgery — See This Live Demonstration

Dr. Steven Teitelbaum walks us through the reasons why this 41-year-old man is choosing to have male breast reduction surgery and how exactly he's planning to treat these concerns. WATCH VIDEO

Causes of Puffy Chest in Men — Also Known as Gynecomastia

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Does Insurance Cover a Male Breast Reduction For the Treatment of Gynecomastia?

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