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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Fantastic journey to looking years younger

I interviewed three cosmetic surgeons prior to my face and neck lift. I'm so happy that I choose Dr. Edelson for my surgery. Dr. Edelson and his staff are extremely professional, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful in the entire procedure. I will and have recommended Dr. Edelson to all my friends and family. Great experience. Feeling years younger.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

I am "VERY HAPPY" with Dr. Edelson's Artistry!

Dr. Edelson made my neck and eyes look like they used to look and I look natural..he even left my dimple on my chin, he is very thoughtful when he does his work and he has an Artistic eye, I am so thankful that I found out about him!

5 out of 5 stars SMAS Facelift

Professional and compassionate , with great skills and results

Dr Edelson and his staff provided a comforting and professional space to answer all my questions regarding SMAS facelift . There was no pressure selling and I felt confident in the skills and facilities they provided. The procedure went smoothly and In line with all the information they had provided , and the follow up care was thorough and compassionate. I would recommend Dr Edelson for SMAS...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Don't look any further than Dr. Edelson!

Dr. Edelson's work is natural and provides the refresh that I needed. He is a skilled surgeon who took great care to make sure my work looks natural. He is calm and supportive and gentle. Love him.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Let him work his magic!

Dr. Edelson is a true professional. He understands what looks good. Don't say much, let him work his magic! His supporting staff is also full of amazing people. Thank you so much for the painless experience.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

An amazing experience, outstanding surgeon - San Diego, CA

After contemplating a face / neck lift for 10 years, I finally had it done at age 69. It’s now six weeks later and I wish I hadn’t waited so long! Dr. Edelson is not only a fine surgeon, he is a caring, honest person who doesn’t try to convince you to have procedures you don’t want or procedures that will deliver only temporary results. I was skeptical when he said he could make me look ye...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

55 Years Old, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

Wonderful, skilled doctor and fantastic staff!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Edelson is an Exceptionally Gifted Plastic Surgeon That Should Be Considered by All! - San Diego, CA

Dr. Edelson is a gifted surgeon that everyone should go to if they need plastic surgery. I had upper eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) at the end of December 2015 and am thankful everyday that I had it done. Dr. Edelsons professionalism, kindness, expertise, and before-during-and after surgery care is above and beyond what you expect. I didn't tell anyone I was getting it done and many people...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

40 Yrs Old Mom, Removed 20 Yr Old Implants - La Jolla, CA

Amazing doctor, outstanding nurse, terrific staff and professional, beautiful work!!!

5 out of 5 stars Age Spots Treatment

39 Years Old, 2 Kids...One Teenager and One Newborn - La Jolla, CA

Very knowledgeable and answered all my questions

*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

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Edelson has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial, Sharp Memorial.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Northwestern University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Northwestern University
    Plastic Surgery, Northwestern University

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I'm a Male With Natural 38C Breasts, Can I Go Much Bigger? (photo)

Okay, you are a male with female breasts. The breasts themselves are larger than those most women have and even look nicer than those on most women. I... READ MORE

Are Revision Facelift and Neck Lift Surgeries Common?

It is true that in some cases a patient will need a second facelift to get the optimal result. Going back to surgery and having things re-tightened is... READ MORE

I have skin sagging around corners of my mouth & chin that makes me look old. What procedure is best to remove this? (photo)

No question in my mind, you are ready for a facelift. Don't bother with quick fixes or injectables. They will be a waste of money and a... READ MORE

Normal Looking Breasts After Explant Surgery?

Many women have the same concern about having implants removed that you do. They are worried what the breasts will look like. In my experience, they... READ MORE

450cc High Profile Recommended For A 5'8 140LB Athletic Frame with AA Cup To Be A D Cup? (photo)

I think that 400 cc implants should be about right for a D cup and is what I would recommend. However, be aware that cup size is often subjective and... READ MORE

Can I Still Go Sky Diving After I Get a BA?

After breast augmentation you should be able to engage in all your usual activities after a reasonable healing time. Many women are afraid that... READ MORE

Am I a Candidate for Extended Tummy Tuck Now? (photo)

I believe you are an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. You clearly have a large amount of loose skin on your abdomen which is probably causing... READ MORE

Is there any surgery to push ears forward and make them bigger? (photo)

As I'm sure you know, it is more common to pin ears back than try to bring them forward.  What you are asking to be done may be reasonable, however, ... READ MORE

Full facelift or mini facelift (plus upper eyelids)?

A lot of it depends on what your definition of mini or full is. They mean different things to different people. Mini facelifts often produce... READ MORE

Vaser or tummy tuck? (Photo)

In your case, I don't think the scar of a tummy tuck would be worthwhile. Lipo by Vaser or any other method is unlikely to tighten the skin and could... READ MORE

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Ronald J. Edelson, MD has shared 17 before and after pictures with 25 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Practicing for 30 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Consultation Fee

Free

Awards & Recognition
RealSelf Top Doctor
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Edelson has hospital affiliations at Scripps Memorial, Sharp Memorial.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Northwestern University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Northwestern University
    Plastic Surgery, Northwestern University

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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Fantastic journey to looking years younger

I interviewed three cosmetic surgeons prior to my face and neck lift. I'm so happy that I choose Dr. Edelson for my surgery. Dr. Edelson and his staff are extremely professional, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful in the entire procedure. I will and have recommended Dr. Edelson to all my friends and family. Great experience. Feeling years younger.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

I am "VERY HAPPY" with Dr. Edelson's Artistry!

Dr. Edelson made my neck and eyes look like they used to look and I look natural..he even left my dimple on my chin, he is very thoughtful when he does his work and he has an Artistic eye, I am so thankful that I found out about him!

5 out of 5 stars SMAS Facelift

Professional and compassionate , with great skills and results

Dr Edelson and his staff provided a comforting and professional space to answer all my questions regarding SMAS facelift . There was no pressure selling and I felt confident in the skills and facilities they provided. The procedure went smoothly and In line with all the information they had provided , and the follow up care was thorough and compassionate. I would recommend Dr Edelson for SMAS...


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I'm a Male With Natural 38C Breasts, Can I Go Much Bigger? (photo)

Okay, you are a male with female breasts. The breasts themselves are larger than those most women have and even look nicer than those on most women. I... READ MORE

Are Revision Facelift and Neck Lift Surgeries Common?

It is true that in some cases a patient will need a second facelift to get the optimal result. Going back to surgery and having things re-tightened is... READ MORE

I have skin sagging around corners of my mouth & chin that makes me look old. What procedure is best to remove this? (photo)

No question in my mind, you are ready for a facelift. Don't bother with quick fixes or injectables. They will be a waste of money and a... READ MORE

Normal Looking Breasts After Explant Surgery?

Many women have the same concern about having implants removed that you do. They are worried what the breasts will look like. In my experience, they... READ MORE

450cc High Profile Recommended For A 5'8 140LB Athletic Frame with AA Cup To Be A D Cup? (photo)

I think that 400 cc implants should be about right for a D cup and is what I would recommend. However, be aware that cup size is often subjective and... READ MORE

Can I Still Go Sky Diving After I Get a BA?

After breast augmentation you should be able to engage in all your usual activities after a reasonable healing time. Many women are afraid that... READ MORE

Am I a Candidate for Extended Tummy Tuck Now? (photo)

I believe you are an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. You clearly have a large amount of loose skin on your abdomen which is probably causing... READ MORE

Is there any surgery to push ears forward and make them bigger? (photo)

As I'm sure you know, it is more common to pin ears back than try to bring them forward.  What you are asking to be done may be reasonable, however, ... READ MORE

Full facelift or mini facelift (plus upper eyelids)?

A lot of it depends on what your definition of mini or full is. They mean different things to different people. Mini facelifts often produce... READ MORE

Vaser or tummy tuck? (Photo)

In your case, I don't think the scar of a tummy tuck would be worthwhile. Lipo by Vaser or any other method is unlikely to tighten the skin and could... READ MORE

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