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 Lift with Implants

Dr Handel is truly an amazing Doctor! - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Handel was amazing, his consult impressed me from the beginning, how thorough and the time he took to explain what he thought was needed. (he was my second consultation) I knew from the time he spent and his knowledge that I would go no further in my search for the right Doctor. I had my surgery April 20, 2017, now 5 weeks postoperative. I truly didn't have any idea that my surgery...

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...

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Personal Statement

Neal Handel, MD, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in practice for 38 years. He is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

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

Consultation Fee

$150. Consultation fee will go towards any procedure done by Dr. Handel.

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
American Association of Plastic Surgeons - Membership in the Association shall be by invitation only. The candidate must show recognized contributions of quality in the field of plastic surgery.
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

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

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1973
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, UCLA
    Plastic Surgery, University of Colorado Medical Center
    Fellowship: England and Scotland

Treatments offered at Neal Handel, MD

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How will my doctor know if I smoked cigarettes before surgery?

While smoking is a risk factor for some types of cosmetic surgery (such as tummy tucks, face lifts, breast reduction, etc.) it really is not a very... READ MORE

Nose over scooped? Too narrow?

Thanks for the photos. Frankly, I agree with you that your result is less than ideal. I think the dorsum has been excessively reduced and you seem to... 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

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

What is this hard lump on my tummy tuck incision that hurts? (Photos)

It is not too unusual for lumps to occur several months after a tummy tuck. It may be an area of fat necrosis (fat cells that die and liquefy) or it... READ MORE

Weak chin/neck fat and chubby cheeks? (Photo)

You look very attractive but I agree that properly executed cosmetic surgery will improve your appearance. I think a combination of liposuction of the... READ MORE

Brief nosebleed after rhinoplasty, will this compromise my final results?

I would have to examine you to be sure, but I think is extremely unlikely that a brief nosebleed will have any effect on your rhinoplasty. Just... READ MORE

Brava- fat transplant to my breasts- maybe some to reconstruct underboob?

Sorry you had problems with implants. Just because implants failed before does not mean you could not have another breast augmentation – and i... READ MORE

Can I have a TT after BBL or is there too much scar tissue to get a great result? (photos)

Based on your photos I think you are a great candidate for a tummy tuck and BBL. I personally would recommend doing it all in one stage – it is ok t... READ MORE

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Dr. Neal Handel shares his tips on picking the right plastic surgeon for your specific needs, live from PSTM 2016 in Los Angeles. WATCH VIDEO

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 41 year.
Personal Statement

Neal Handel, MD, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in practice for 38 years. He is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery.

Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Consultation Fee

$150. Consultation fee will go towards any procedure done by Dr. Handel.

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
American Association of Plastic Surgeons - Membership in the Association shall be by invitation only. The candidate must show recognized contributions of quality in the field of plastic surgery.
RealSelf Top Doctor
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Handel has hospital affiliations at UCLA, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Presidio Surgery Center, Starpoint Surgery Centers.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1973
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, UCLA
    Plastic Surgery, University of Colorado Medical Center
    Fellowship: England and Scotland

Treatments offered at Neal Handel, MD


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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Dr Handel is truly an amazing Doctor! - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Handel was amazing, his consult impressed me from the beginning, how thorough and the time he took to explain what he thought was needed. (he was my second consultation) I knew from the time he spent and his knowledge that I would go no further in my search for the right Doctor. I had my surgery April 20, 2017, now 5 weeks postoperative. I truly didn't have any idea that my surgery...

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...


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How will my doctor know if I smoked cigarettes before surgery?

While smoking is a risk factor for some types of cosmetic surgery (such as tummy tucks, face lifts, breast reduction, etc.) it really is not a very... READ MORE

Nose over scooped? Too narrow?

Thanks for the photos. Frankly, I agree with you that your result is less than ideal. I think the dorsum has been excessively reduced and you seem to... 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

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

What is this hard lump on my tummy tuck incision that hurts? (Photos)

It is not too unusual for lumps to occur several months after a tummy tuck. It may be an area of fat necrosis (fat cells that die and liquefy) or it... READ MORE

Weak chin/neck fat and chubby cheeks? (Photo)

You look very attractive but I agree that properly executed cosmetic surgery will improve your appearance. I think a combination of liposuction of the... READ MORE

Brief nosebleed after rhinoplasty, will this compromise my final results?

I would have to examine you to be sure, but I think is extremely unlikely that a brief nosebleed will have any effect on your rhinoplasty. Just... READ MORE

Brava- fat transplant to my breasts- maybe some to reconstruct underboob?

Sorry you had problems with implants. Just because implants failed before does not mean you could not have another breast augmentation – and i... READ MORE

Can I have a TT after BBL or is there too much scar tissue to get a great result? (photos)

Based on your photos I think you are a great candidate for a tummy tuck and BBL. I personally would recommend doing it all in one stage – it is ok t... READ MORE

Videos by Neal Handel, MD

Neal Handel, MD has shared 1 video.

Narrow by:

Tips for Picking the Right Surgeon for Your Procedure

Dr. Neal Handel shares his tips on picking the right plastic surgeon for your specific needs, live from PSTM 2016 in Los Angeles. WATCH VIDEO

Treatments offered at Neal Handel, MD

Treatments offered at Neal Handel, MD

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