Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
696 Hampshire Road, Suite 210
Westlake Village, California 91361 US
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5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Amazing Doctor and a True Expert - Westlake, CA

Through a friend. I am very grateful for his knowledge, and aesthetic eye. Breast augmentation surgery is a big deal and there is nothing better than knowing that you have chosen a true artist and professional.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Would Choose Dr. Schwartz Again - Westlake Village, CA

Dr. Schwartz was very reassuring and informative in my decision to have a mastectomy and follow up reconstructive surgery. He was the light at the end of a very scary tunnel after a diagnosis of breast cancer. The follow up care and his staff were amazing for the full year of follow up. My results are still amazing 3 years later. I would love to have some other work done in the future and would trust his skill to give optimum results. Dr Schwartz is a rare breed of caring, compassionate physician. He takes time to answer all questions and reassure you of all risks and benefits before any procedure. My recovery was very uneventful due to the great follow up care from Dr. Schwartz and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Senior Woman Requiring a Much Needed Breast Reduction and Lift. Westlake Village, CA

Dr. Schwartz is a renowned artistic Plastic Surgeon with hands of gold.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

"Michelangelo and the Angels by His Side..." - Thousand Oaks, CA

"Michelangelo and the Angels by his side..." Dr. Schwartz is a true master (artist) of the human body and his amazing support "Angels" couldn't be better... A blessing. I was a referral from a dear friend that went through a similar surgery, however I decided to make it a "full meal deal" and take care of a few things at once! I have waited over 20 years to get my "girls" back where they...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

10+ Year Old Boobs in Need of Revision - Westlake Village, CA

The best surgeon ever!

4 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Small B to D Cup with Sientra Textured - Westlake Village, CA

After reading all the reviews here I feel compelled to let others know that my aftercare experience was not great. I agree the staff and Dr. Schwartz are very good. I think he has gotten too busy. I did not get any phone call the night of my surgery and was waiting and hoping he or a nurse would call based on some of these reviews. No one called but my dentist would have. I also had another...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Much Needed Breast Implant Revision With a Lift - Westlake Village, CA

Dr. Michael Schwartz is truly an amazing doctor with an even more amazing staff. No need to hesitate with him. He truly is the best.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty - Westlake Village, CA

Doctor Michael Schwartz is an amazing doctor. He is precise, with a wealth of knowledge that is unbelievable. I didn't see a spot of blood after the procedure, there was no pain, barely any down time, and my recovery period was about 2 weeks with barely any scarring. He is the only doctor I would trust.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

68 Years Old and I Look Like Myself Again!

Dr. Michael Schwartz impressed me from our first meeting. He listened to my concerns and goals and responded in a knowledgable, confident manner. I felt with Dr. Schwartz as my surgeon that I would achieve the natural outcome I desired. After the surgery I was impressed by how caring and attentive Dr Schwartz was to every concern I had. Because my skin healed more slowly after the co2 laser skin surgery I had several questions and concerns. Dr. Schwartz immediately responded by phone or email or office visits as I healed. His reassurances were so important and kept me from worrying about the whole healing process. Most importantly, of course, is the outcome. I am 7 months post surgery and I couldn't be happier! I have a more youthful but natural appearance that I appreciate every day. I would highly recommend Dr. Michael Schwartz. He is a very talented, competent, and caring surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Sientra Oval Shaped Implants 7 Weeks Post -op, 35 Yr Old Mom of 3. Westlake Village, CA

Dr. Schwartz has an excellent bedside manner and everyone was so helpful in answering all my pre and post op questions. I wasn't nervous at all before my surgery knowing I was in excellent hands!

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

Personal Statement

Double board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery. National educator, author and speaker.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. free if you mention

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Schwartz has hospital affiliations at Los Robles Regional Medical Center, Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. Johns Regional Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Chemistry & Psychology, University of the Pacific, 1983
    Medical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1987
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center, 1992
    Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, 1998

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When Would a Gummy Bear Implant Be Preferable to Use?

Thank you for your question. Today, We have two companies, Sientra and Allergan who make an implant with a more highly cohesive silicone gel. These... READ MORE

How much pain will someone really be in after a modified SMAS lift, Corset Platysmaplasty and Lateral Brow Lift?

Thank you for your question. This is a very common concern in facelift patients. In my practice, the only part of the procedure that can be... READ MORE

Do I need a lift or just BA? (Photos)

You are a perfect candidate for a Breast Augmentation alone. Your nipple position is slightly low, but with dual plane technique, and a properly... READ MORE

Disappointed at some point

It is very common to be disappointed in your size initially after breast augmentation. The initial results are not always the same as final results,... READ MORE

Eyelid surgery? Botox doesn't cut it anymore (Photo)

Thanks for our question. While more information and a full examination are needed, you appear to be a good candidate for upper lid surgery. You will... READ MORE

How long can I safely wait to replace silicone implants? Is 4 months too long? Minimize capsular contraction complications?

Thank you for your question. Replacing possibly ruptured implants is an important question. The generation of implants from 2009 are somewhat cohesive... READ MORE

Does having implants wider than your breast base width pose any increased long term risks?

The goal in Breast Augmentation today is to respect the natural diameter of your breast. When I advise patients about this. I want to stay within one... READ MORE

Why don't a lot of doctors offer dual plane augmentations?

Thank you for your question. Dual Plane technique was originally described by Dr. John Tebbetts in Dallas Texas. It is performed by excellent surgeons... READ MORE

Is it a good idea to put a big anatomical implant over the muscle?

For most US surgeons, it is a rare choice to put implants over the muscle, although there are important reasons to do so. These include a breast that... READ MORE

Will form stable sientra implants soften? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. At 12 days post op, its very common for your breasts to feel a bit firm. The textured implants have a firmness for about... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Schwartz

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No Pain, No Drain: The Doctor Describes His Tummy Tuck Technique

Want to skip the drain when getting a tummy tuck? Dr. Michael R. Schwartz shares his technique. WATCH VIDEO

Shaped Breast Implants: How to Decide If They're Right for You

Researching shaped breast implants? Learn the basics with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz. WATCH VIDEO

Looking Fresh Without Looking Different: See These Before & Afters

Dr. Michael R. Schwartz explains the procedures he uses to rejuvenate the face. WATCH VIDEO

Not Ready for Facial Plastic Surgery? You Still Have Options

Not interested in surgery? Here are three options, as described by Dr. Michael R. Schwartz. WATCH VIDEO

Shaped Breast Implants Allow a More Customized Result For Each Woman

Dr. MIchael Schwartz helps explain why these new shaped implants may help you achieve an even better result than ever before. WATCH VIDEO

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