Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
9201 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 214
West Hollywood, California 90069 US

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Handel - Beverly Hills, CA

Breast implant revision with Benelli lift 5'6" 160 pounds 45 years old I Immediately felt confident with Dr. Handel's expertise. He has a wonderful staff, and his nurse Nina was phenomenal. Post-op I had a concern, they were very responsive and reassuring; sure enough it was part of the healing process. They saw me right away and quickly my worry was put to rest. It has been nearly a year...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Kudos to Dr. Handel - Beverly Hills, CA

It’s been six months since Dr. Handel performed facial plastic surgery: Mid Facelift with Neck Lift. I am so happy with the results and continue to be so every day. Before surgery, I had questions for Dr. Handel who was always there to provide me with the answers and support. One question that continued to resurface was “Would I look like a better ME? I was fearful of a freaky fac...

Consultation with Dr Handel - Beverly Hills, CA

So nice and kind, knowledgeable, just knew what the problem was and what the solution was. He made me feel so confident and hopeful. He spent the time to both listen to me, and answer all of my questions in detail, and even offered me an article he wrote on the subject, which I do look forward to reading. Both dr Handel and his staff were just so kind to me, I had to write a review for them

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Couldn't be happier with my results

I had breast augmentation and liposuction 2 months ago from Doctor Handel and I couldn't be more happy with my experience and results. I already had saline 350cc implants that were 10 years old and I had Doctor Handel replace them with 500cc silicone implants. They feel and look a lot more real and I'm very happy with the shape and size. I also had liposuction on my abdomen about 4 years ago...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I had an amazing experience

I would highly recommend Dr. Handel. Not only is he an expert in his field, he is also a very genuine and friendly person to deal with. He spent a lot of time in my consultation and gave me great feedback. I never felt rushed with my appointment. His office staff are so nice as well, they make you feel like family. My Mom got her very first breast augmentation from Dr. Handel over 30 year...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction Revision

50 Yr Old - Lipo

Dr Neal Handel is A++ i can't say enough good things about him. i will definitely go back to him. Beyond pleased with his staff and Dr Neal Handel. i have never felt so beautiful

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

27 Y.o. Liposuction of Abdomen, Inner Thighs, Flanks/ Muffin Top - Santa Barbara, CA

I had an absolutely flawless, phenomenal experience with Dr. Handel and his amazing staff (Christina and Nina). He was very professional, friendly, and clearly highly experienced. He spent plenty of time with me during the consultation and answered all my questions. I was initial considering a mini tummy tuck to address some underlying muscle laxity and he helped me weigh the pros and cons compared to just lipo. Ultimately I am very happy with my decision to just do the lipo. Although the muscle laxity is still present (I knew it would be), it's not nearly as bothersome without the layer of fat on top. I am thrilled with my results and highly recommend Dr. Handel.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

My Results Are Amazing, and So is my Dr - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel exceeded my expectations. As far as surgery goes, it was a wonderful experience. Surgery is never easy, but Dr. Handel and his staff, Cristina and Nina made me feel so well taken care of, they really went above and beyond! The surgery center in Santa Barbara was clean, the staff eased my fears. It was a great environment...and I'm thrilled with my results and i'm not done healing yet. Today, I went for my three week check up in his Los Angeles office and I struck up a conversation with two other women in the waiting room, and we all had glowing surgery reports. He's the best.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

ImplantReplacementfromCapsularContracture,2ndMastopexy,LipoofThighs,Stomach,Waist,Back.TummyTuckScarRevision. Santa Barbara, CA

I found Dr. Handel on this site while searching for reviews from real clients! I had already undergone a tummy tuck, breast lift and fill eight years ago with a different doctor. I was looking for the absolute best to fix the capsular contracture of my right breast, and poorly done breast lift. I also had a bad, uneven bulging part of my scar from the tummy tuck that me me very self conscious...

5 out of 5 stars Lip Surgery

55 Years Old and Needed a Cyst Removed from Lip - Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Handel and his assistant Nina were wonderful. They talk to you in terms you can understand. They are patient and kind. They listen to your concerns. I would drop by to see them just because they are so wonderful.

Personal Statement

Dr. Handel has been practicing plastic surgery in Santa Barbara & Los Angeles for over 38 years. During his long, distinguished career he has received numerous academic accolades, carried out significant research in plastic surgery, and authored over 60 articles for scholarly journals.

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

One of Los Angeles's "Super Doctors," Los Angeles Magazine, 2013
One of the "Ten Best Plastic Surgeons in California," C-Magazine (California Style Magazine), 2013
"America's Top Plastic Surgeons," Castle & Connolly, 2013
"Best Paper 2013" award, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2014
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Handel has hospital affiliations at UCLA, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Presidio Surgery Center, Starpoint Surgery Centers.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1973

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I'm definitely not happy with my size of implants! Should I find another doctor to get what I want? (Photo)

Desirable breast size is entirely subjective. Many patients would find your current breast size quite acceptable. However, you could have larger... READ MORE

Bi-lateral skin & nipple saving mastectomy followed by reconst w/implants. Now R/L breasts look very different.

Without photos is is a bit difficult to answer your question. However, asymmetry following breast reconstruction is not uncommon, and often... READ MORE

Rib graft rhinoplasty post op: movement in rib graft.

Thank you for your question. Sometimes rib grafts can slide or move if they are not sutured or otherwise attached to underlying stable structures. As... READ MORE

Follow-up: What could be causing my wound to not heal, and can this be the cause of the bloating? (Photos)

Sorry you are experiencing a delay in wound healing. This is not at all uncommon after abdominoplasty and other types of body contouring procedures.... READ MORE

Ripples after BA surgery on 3 days ago, is this normal?

Rippling is a known side effect or complication of breast implants; it is directly related to the thickness of the soft tissues. You need to wait for... READ MORE

BBL surgery and consent to show pictures - I don't feel comfortable.

Ridiculous. Go with your gut feeling and find another surgeon. That should not be much of a challenge in Beverly Hills! READ MORE

Is it safe to lose 35-40 lbs 3 months before my liposuction + BBL?

I am supportive of your goal to get as close as possible to your "ideal weight" before undergoing liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks.  When ... READ MORE

Good results with augmentation only? (Photo)

Thank you for your question and the photograph.  There is no doubt that you have a moderate degree of breast ptosis (drooping), and many plastic ... READ MORE

Should I make an appointment for a consultation even though I don't have a lot of money saved up yet?

If you are sure about wanting to have cosmetic surgery in the future it is fine to get a consultation now. The more you learn the better, and it may... READ MORE

Should I be worried about a dent and bump in my buttocks?

Your surgery was very recent, and irregularities, including depressions, bumps, etc may just be part of the normal healing process. If the deformity... READ MORE

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