Elite MD
Venice Plastic Surgeon
1301 20th Sreet, Unit 205
Santa Monica, California 90404 US
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5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

A Little Nervous - King Of Prussia, PA

He answered all my silly questions during the procedure ad he was very entertaining.. He also called me later in the evening after the procedure

5 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

To Get Rid of the Menopausal Spare Tire Around my Waist - Wayne, PA

My friend just had upper/lower and waist done about a month ago. Same place, same dr

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Perfect for Me! - Syracuse, NY

The doctor and his staff are very informative about their craft and skill set. They always called me back within one business day, and I was always treated with respect and overall courtesy.

2 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

Avoid CO2 & Other Clinical Procedures - Doylestown, PA

MD was friendly & assessed my face for specific areas that he recommended due to skin damage. My dermatologist had referred me so I believed I was sent to an experienced MD. This MD said he treated more patients with CO2 then any other physician on the East Coast (foolish of me to believe but I didn't think a physician would lie to me for business or practice). Every day I wake up to see my...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Dr. Giuffrida is an Artist. Simply amazing.

I met Dr. Giuffrida On my pre-op appointment He came in Very welcoming and professional I stood up so he could see my body and what we were going to do, then he says "How's your budget? Would you include your chest?" to which I replied I would totally do it, but i don't have anymore money (which was completely true) and we moved forward, then he asked me "do you have any questions for me?" and...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Love what Dr. G has done to my lips!!

Dr. G changed my life. Its amazing how something as small as lip fillers can make a woman's confidence sky

4 out of 5 stars Liposculpture

Outcome of my surgery

I am a 49 year old and had liposuction done on my belly abdomen and flanks. 3 1/2 liter of fat has been removed by Dr. Giuffrida. He is very professional and answered all my questions. He is outgoing and easy to talk to.The outcome so far is great and as expected. 7 weeks post and just a little bumpiness is left, which should resolve over time. I would recommend Dr. Guiffrida to my family and...

3 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

Dr. Giuffrida acted cold and indifferent — Danville, CA

I went to Elite MD back in October, and was able to get a consultation from Dr. Bansal, who then told me Dr. Giuffrida would be doing my procedure. We then made an appointment for two weeks later. This consultation was great—the woman (Julia) spoke to me enthusiastically and was very honest about what would happen and answered all of my questions. I immediately felt welcome in the e...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

I had a very satisfying experience with Dr. Giuffrida.

Dr. Giuffrida was so pleasant to talk to, and he was honest with me. He's very nice and professional, and did an amazing job on my neck and face. I couldn't be happier with the results. I'm going back to him for all of my cosmetic needs. Thank you, Dr.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

53 Year Old Female Wanting to Get a New Lease on Her Body and Her Image! - Sacramento, CA

Dr. Michael Giuffrida has a comforting manner, offering realistic expectations and encouraging me, making me aware I would be a successful candidate for the procedures from the beginning. Never offered empty promises, very clear on expectations! He is a terrific surgeon and I would highly recommend him for your procedures! He even offers weekly follow ups with what to expect and continues communication in a 6 month time frame! I was truly impressed with the professional components before and after the surgery experience.

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

Personal Statement

I offer personalized cosmetic surgery experiences to men and women located in Venice Beach and surrounding areas. I'm committed to giving people natural, beautiful, and uplifting results. For me, this work is personal, and I appreciate every patient who lets me be a part of their journey.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Consultation Fee

$250. Consultation Fee is applied to the cost of your procedure when you book

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Giuffrida has hospital affiliations at Providence St. John's, Santa Monica.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Boston College
    Medical: MD, Tufts Medical School, 1989
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
    Residency: General Surgery, Mercy Catholic Medical Center
    Fellowship: Plast & Reconstructive Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

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I'm 25 years old, 5'8, 115 lbs, 11.5 BWD, currently 32A and I want to have naturally big looking (C cup) boobs. (Photo)

You are tall, thin and narrow. You can go over 400cc. Consider high profile gel or saline- you get more projection for volume.... Meaning they will... READ MORE

Hematoma recovery after breast augmentation. Can I drive? Clean the house? (Photo)

Hi. Fantastic result! Follow your instructions and limit your activity as per your surgeon's advice. Complications are possible with every surgery.... READ MORE

General Anesthesia length for safety?

Hi. With General Anesthesia the rates of anesthetic and system complication increase the longer the surgery; however, your physiologic health also is... READ MORE

VASER High Def Lipo: Side Effects and Risks

Vaser hi def is worth it in the right hands. The most important factors that determine outcome are the quality and elasticity of your skin ( the more... READ MORE

I'm a 34D wanting 300cc implants. Should I go smaller as I already have breast tissue? (Photo)

I was looking at the photograph you provided. You are 5'7'' and 60Kg, presently a 34D. my thoughts are you are large enough. Given you height,... READ MORE

5 months post op, am I bottoming out? (photos)

Schedule a post op visit with your surgeon as soon as both of your schedules permit. Discuss your concerns in detail. Make sure you feel heard and... READ MORE

Am I good candidate for vaser lipo or normal lipo? (Photo)

You are an excellent candidate for liposuction. It appears in the photos you have little to no stretch marks. I would need to confirm this on exam as... READ MORE

Having a Brazilian Butt Lift in 3 weeks. Will I still get good results?

Hi. The nicotine in cigarettes is a vasoconstrictor which means lower blood oxygen levels to your entire body. Congrats! What a great start to your... READ MORE

Can I achieve a nice round look with sub glandular implant placement? (photos)

I would not suggest subglandular placement. All studies have shown the submuscular placement is superior. Total or partial muscle coverage depends on... READ MORE

2 wks post op. 400cc implant still sitting high, doctor doesn't think they will drop any further. Any way I can fix this?(photo)

Hi. You look awesome. Barring any anatomical abnormality limiting decent of the implants they will likely drop.remember it is your responsibility to... READ MORE

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