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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28 Y/o Mom of 2 with Tuberous and Asymmetric Breast Issues.

Dr. Schlesinger is the best of the best. From his office to his staff to his surgery center, I never had a doubt that this is where I should go.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing work

Dr Schlesinger was very patient and answered all of my questions and concerns prior to surgery. Even after surgery if I thought something was wrong he calmed my anxiety and reassured me everything was normal and did not fault me for worrying. I got my breast done on Mar 17 and I absolutely love them now. No complaints. Would def come back. I even referred a friend and hers look amazing as well!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer

Great experience at a tense moment in my life

I am very grateful to dr schlesinger For helping me through my breast cancer experience. I needed radiation and he recommended leaving my silicone breast implants in which was great. He also prescribed medication to prevent scar tissue formation from the radiation. I am so relieved things have turned out so well. He was very understanding of my stress and very professional and I feel very...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Diary - Kailua-Kona, HI

I have a friend who went to him and she had nothing but good things to say about him. And I did research on many docs and his reputation stood out. And when I had my first consultant he was so professional and what got me is that he was confident in what he was explaining to me. I knew he was the one to do my procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Terrific Tattooing

AMAZING! after I had a lift and implants. The scar tissue around my nipples took a lot of the shape and color away from my areolas. But Jason made them look like NOTHING ever happened to them. Literally could not be happier with how they turned out. I didn't even know tattooing your nipples was even a thing!!! But I'm beyond happy that it is!!!!! :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Love my New Boobs!

Initially I was super scared to finally commit to spending so much money on a cosmetic procedure, but I knew it would be worth it! I have been wanting a breast augmentation for years and contemplated going to the mainland for the procedure since its significantly cheaper, but after meeting with Dr S I couldn't see myself going to anyone but him. His wait times are a little long but only...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

What an amazing doctor!

Dr. Schlesinger is amazing! From the beginning, he talked me through the whole process, answered all my questions and was a phone call away if I had any concerns! He has a professional staff that will make you feel at home and they provide the greatest customer service! The results were beautiful! Exactly everything I wanted! If you are thinking about breast augmentation, please do not...

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

BBL, Lipo in Back, and Tummy Tuck!

As I said in my other review, Dr. Larry Schlessinger is an amazing craftsman, a gentleman while examining his work or the area of concern. He and his staff ensured all of my questions were answered and really put my worries to rest. He as the eye! He made my body dreams come true!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover - 5'8 and 147 lbs 24 years old with 2 beautiful children - Honolulu, HI

I wanted to find the best plastic surgeon here on the island. Dr. Schlesinger had nothing but great reviews here on realself so I scheduled a consultation. After my consultation I knew I choose the best, he made me feel comfortable and I felt I could trust Dr. Schlesinger which was very important to me.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28 Year Old Mommy of 2 Wanting to Feel Like a Woman Again. Honolulu, HI

Dr. Schlesinger is truly an artist! He is knowledgable, professional, and personable. The entire process was enjoyable and I was very well cared for. I had some concerns and Dr. Schlesinger took time out of a busy surgery day at his surgery center to see me. Excellent surgeon, fantastic experience!

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

Personal Statement

Cosmetic plastic surgery is truly a partnership between the plastic surgeon and the patient, and as in all good partnerships, open communication on both sides is the key to success. I'm grateful to practice aesthetic plastic surgery in Hawaii and to help men and women safely achieve their vision.

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

$120. Consultation fee will be applied to services if you choose to proceed.

Awards & Recognition

Awards:
RealSelf 100
Hawaii Medical Association Physician of the Year, 2000, 2000 - 2001
Walter Scott Brown Award, Best Video “Benelli Mastopexy”
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Presidential Citation Award, 1992 - 1993
American Medical Association, Physician’s Recognition Award, 1981 - 2011
RealSelf 100, 2014
Professional Recognition:
President, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1998 - 1999
Vice President, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1995 - 1996
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Schlesinger has hospital affiliations at Queens Medical Center; Maui Memorial Medical Center; Kona Community Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA In Psychology, University of Michigan, 1963
    Medical: MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, 1971
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, HI, USA, 1972
    Residencies:
    Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 1980
    Stanford Med Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 1977
    University Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 1979

Treatments offered at Mommy Makeover Institute of Hawaii

Blog Posts and Articles

Recurrent Lumbar Roll Following Liposuction

(From the Magazine “Aesthetic Surgery”, Fall 1994) Recently; a middle-aged male patient scheduled a consultation for a touch-up of his lumbar roll area, which I had previously suctioned. My entry point for the cannula during the primary procedure was the intragluteal fold; I routinely do both superficial and deep liposuction through that incision. Although I have performed primary liposuction for this problem on almost 100 patients, I have never before seen a residual...

Liposuction of the Upper Back

From Lipoplasty Magazine, 1992, Vol. 9 No. 3 At times female patients complain about festoons of fat hanging over the halter top or brazier straps on their backs. Historically, the upper back is an area not often considered for liposuction. It is considered a difficult area to suction since it is very vascular and bleeding is copious. In addition, there is only a single layer of fat and some surgeons have warned that suctioning could create ripples in the skin surface...

Zafirlukast (Accolate): A New Treatment for Capsular Contracture

From Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the Official Publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery by S. Larry Schlesinger, MD; Richard Ellenbogen, MD; Michael N. Desvigne, MD; Steven Svehlak, MD; and Robert Heck, MD Background: Capsular contracture after breast augmentation or reconstructive breast surgery is a difficult problem. Previous studies have suggested that alteration of the inflammatory response could have a role in reducing the incidence of capsular...

Most popular answers from S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS

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How Do You Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation?

Many of the other responders have mentioned that breast massaging is a controversial subject. I see no controversy; it is a total waste of your time.... READ MORE

Lumpy, Uneven, Hard Stomach After Liposuction? (photo)

Your abdomen looks so good after 1 week because there was still swelling present which caused the tissue to look smooth and even. At 2 weeks, some of... READ MORE

Is my Breast Augmentation Dropping Normally? (photo)

Breast augmentation subpectoral, either saline or silicone, will appear high and long for several months, and is directly related to tight muscles,... READ MORE

How Do Fat Cells Effect the Amount of Lipo for a BBL? Also Why Drains? (photo)

Dear Lil, There are two ways people increase their fat storage capacity. These two ways are referred to as hypertrophy and hyperplasia. In the... READ MORE

What is the Healing Process of an Areola Incision? (photo)

WOW - what a great early appearance of a surgically well executed Benelli (circumareolar) mastopexy. I agree with Dr. Tholen. You need to stop the... READ MORE

My Aeriola Doesn't Look Attached After Mastopexy/ with Silicone Implant (12 Days Ago), is Something Wrong? (photo)

The good news, Stephanie, is that at less than 2 weeks post mastopexy, your breasts and nipples look pretty darn good. Your surgeon used a pedicle... READ MORE

Doctor says I have to gain 10 lbs for BBL since I do not have enough of right type of fat needed for it. Suggestions? (photo)

The good news is, you appear in your photographs to have enough fat for a BBL. The bad news is, Urban Legends still abound in plastic surgery. By that... READ MORE

Is This a Suture Abscess? Or Infection? (photo)

I agree with Dr. Gottlieb. It appears that what is coming out in your suture line is an Insorb staple. Many plastic surgeons, myself included, use... READ MORE

Fully Regret This Tummy Tuck. Will the Complications Ever End??

I am sorry you are going through these post operative complications. Both hematomas and seromas are known problems that may occur with any tummy tuck... READ MORE

Recommended Time Before Having Intercourse After Tummy Tuck?

This a delicate question and the answer needs to be handled in a delicate fashion. The reason for not having sexual intercourse (SI) early after any... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Schlesinger

S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS has shared 332 before and after pictures with 260 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS has shared 129 videos.

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What it was Like to get Breast Augmentation, a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction (Patient Experience)

Monica answers common questions about the Mommy Makeover procedure - Why did she want it? What was recovery like? What is life like now? Monica went to see RealSelf-100, Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Honolulu, Hawaii WATCH VIDEO

Why This Patient Chose the Ultimate Silhouettplasty® (Patient Experience)

After performing more than 2,000 tummy tucks, Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger designed the Ultimate Silhouettplasty® a two-part surgery that addresses scars, unwanted fat, and belly button. This is Jessica's experience and why she chose to do it. WATCH VIDEO

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation to Remove Double Chin (Patient Experience)

Lexi is a slender young woman who came to the office ready for liposuction or some other major procedure to remove her double chin. She shares what she learned about the augmenting her chin using Voluma and her results from Dr. Schlesinger. WATCH VIDEO

Mommy Makeover and Ultimate Silhouettplasty® Review (Patient Experience)

Jessica recently had mommy makeover surgery with the Ultimate Silhouettplasty® for her abdomen. After watching videos on RealSelf and other resources to learn about procedures, she offered to share her experience in hopes of helping others like her WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Trusting the Doctor to Find the Right Size (Patient Experience)

Marissa just turned 30 but she has been thinking about getting a breast augmentation since she was 24. Today, she shares how she feels after surgery, what she did to find the right size, and what she would tell her 24-year-old self. WATCH VIDEO

Upper Eyelid Surgery Final Steps and Process (GRAPHIC)

Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Honolulu, Hawaii and RealSelf 100 doctor, invites us into the operating room where he is finishing up an upper eyelid surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 37 year.
Personal Statement

Cosmetic plastic surgery is truly a partnership between the plastic surgeon and the patient, and as in all good partnerships, open communication on both sides is the key to success. I'm grateful to practice aesthetic plastic surgery in Hawaii and to help men and women safely achieve their vision.

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

$120. Consultation fee will be applied to services if you choose to proceed.

Awards & Recognition
Awards:
RealSelf 100
Hawaii Medical Association Physician of the Year, 2000, 2000 - 2001
Walter Scott Brown Award, Best Video “Benelli Mastopexy”
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Presidential Citation Award, 1992 - 1993
American Medical Association, Physician’s Recognition Award, 1981 - 2011
RealSelf 100, 2014
Professional Recognition:
President, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1998 - 1999
Vice President, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1995 - 1996
RealSelf Top Doctor
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Schlesinger has hospital affiliations at Queens Medical Center; Maui Memorial Medical Center; Kona Community Hospital.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA In Psychology, University of Michigan, 1963
    Medical: MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, 1971
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, HI, USA, 1972
    Residencies:
    Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 1980
    Stanford Med Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 1977
    University Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 1979

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

28 Y/o Mom of 2 with Tuberous and Asymmetric Breast Issues.

Dr. Schlesinger is the best of the best. From his office to his staff to his surgery center, I never had a doubt that this is where I should go.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing work

Dr Schlesinger was very patient and answered all of my questions and concerns prior to surgery. Even after surgery if I thought something was wrong he calmed my anxiety and reassured me everything was normal and did not fault me for worrying. I got my breast done on Mar 17 and I absolutely love them now. No complaints. Would def come back. I even referred a friend and hers look amazing as well!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer

Great experience at a tense moment in my life

I am very grateful to dr schlesinger For helping me through my breast cancer experience. I needed radiation and he recommended leaving my silicone breast implants in which was great. He also prescribed medication to prevent scar tissue formation from the radiation. I am so relieved things have turned out so well. He was very understanding of my stress and very professional and I feel very...


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How Do You Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation?

Many of the other responders have mentioned that breast massaging is a controversial subject. I see no controversy; it is a total waste of your time.... READ MORE

Lumpy, Uneven, Hard Stomach After Liposuction? (photo)

Your abdomen looks so good after 1 week because there was still swelling present which caused the tissue to look smooth and even. At 2 weeks, some of... READ MORE

Is my Breast Augmentation Dropping Normally? (photo)

Breast augmentation subpectoral, either saline or silicone, will appear high and long for several months, and is directly related to tight muscles,... READ MORE

How Do Fat Cells Effect the Amount of Lipo for a BBL? Also Why Drains? (photo)

Dear Lil, There are two ways people increase their fat storage capacity. These two ways are referred to as hypertrophy and hyperplasia. In the... READ MORE

What is the Healing Process of an Areola Incision? (photo)

WOW - what a great early appearance of a surgically well executed Benelli (circumareolar) mastopexy. I agree with Dr. Tholen. You need to stop the... READ MORE

My Aeriola Doesn't Look Attached After Mastopexy/ with Silicone Implant (12 Days Ago), is Something Wrong? (photo)

The good news, Stephanie, is that at less than 2 weeks post mastopexy, your breasts and nipples look pretty darn good. Your surgeon used a pedicle... READ MORE

Doctor says I have to gain 10 lbs for BBL since I do not have enough of right type of fat needed for it. Suggestions? (photo)

The good news is, you appear in your photographs to have enough fat for a BBL. The bad news is, Urban Legends still abound in plastic surgery. By that... READ MORE

Is This a Suture Abscess? Or Infection? (photo)

I agree with Dr. Gottlieb. It appears that what is coming out in your suture line is an Insorb staple. Many plastic surgeons, myself included, use... READ MORE

Fully Regret This Tummy Tuck. Will the Complications Ever End??

I am sorry you are going through these post operative complications. Both hematomas and seromas are known problems that may occur with any tummy tuck... READ MORE

Recommended Time Before Having Intercourse After Tummy Tuck?

This a delicate question and the answer needs to be handled in a delicate fashion. The reason for not having sexual intercourse (SI) early after any... READ MORE

Videos by S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS

S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS has shared 129 videos.

Narrow by:

What it was Like to get Breast Augmentation, a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction (Patient Experience)

Monica answers common questions about the Mommy Makeover procedure - Why did she want it? What was recovery like? What is life like now? Monica went to see RealSelf-100, Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Honolulu, Hawaii WATCH VIDEO

Why This Patient Chose the Ultimate Silhouettplasty® (Patient Experience)

After performing more than 2,000 tummy tucks, Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger designed the Ultimate Silhouettplasty® a two-part surgery that addresses scars, unwanted fat, and belly button. This is Jessica's experience and why she chose to do it. WATCH VIDEO

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation to Remove Double Chin (Patient Experience)

Lexi is a slender young woman who came to the office ready for liposuction or some other major procedure to remove her double chin. She shares what she learned about the augmenting her chin using Voluma and her results from Dr. Schlesinger. WATCH VIDEO

Mommy Makeover and Ultimate Silhouettplasty® Review (Patient Experience)

Jessica recently had mommy makeover surgery with the Ultimate Silhouettplasty® for her abdomen. After watching videos on RealSelf and other resources to learn about procedures, she offered to share her experience in hopes of helping others like her WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation Trusting the Doctor to Find the Right Size (Patient Experience)

Marissa just turned 30 but she has been thinking about getting a breast augmentation since she was 24. Today, she shares how she feels after surgery, what she did to find the right size, and what she would tell her 24-year-old self. WATCH VIDEO

Upper Eyelid Surgery Final Steps and Process (GRAPHIC)

Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Honolulu, Hawaii and RealSelf 100 doctor, invites us into the operating room where he is finishing up an upper eyelid surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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