Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
303 W. Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 US
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"I went from an overly bulbous, droopy nose to a very neat, cute nose that fits my face, and the chin implant really brought great balance to my face." "In my opinion, Dr. Pontell made my nose as perfect as it could be." "I am very happy with the results."

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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty


Dr. Pontell did my rhinoplasty (post op day 8) and I COULD NOT be happier. I have wanted a nose job for 12 years so naturally I was nervous. Dr. Pontell and his staff are very professional and kind. Never had to wait at my appointments. The nurses at the surgery center were so nice. Overall it was just a wonderful experience. And most importantly, I LOVE MY NOSE!! I am in disbelief that this...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

38 Year Old Mom of 3 Little Girls Just Scheduled Rhinoplasty for May!

Dr. Pontell is very professional but friendly as well. He seemed very confident telling me what the procedure entailed.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift


Dr Pontell is simply the best, both in skill and bedside manner. I know because I had essentially the same procedure performed by a well-known Park Avenue surgeon 14 years ago. Not only were Dr Pontell's results much better, but the cost was much lower and the risks much lesssince I didn't have general anesthesia. Dr Pontell also took much more time with me both before and after the surgery. He talked extensively about what I was looking for, reviewed the options, and let me know exactly what to expect. The after-care was for more thorough than what I received from the fancy Manhattan surgeon. And I couldn't be happier with the results! If you live within driving distance of the Main Line and are considering plastic surgery, you shouldn't consider anyone else

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Excellent Outcome! Dr. Jonathan Pontell, Wayne, PA

Dr. Pontell was very professional. He respected my time by always being on time for appointments. He patiently addressed all of my questions and concerns. I am very pleased with my outcome, which is a testament to his skill as a surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Thrilled with my Rhinoplasty Results!

I can only say amazing things about my experience with Dr. Pontell and his staff. The staff at the surgery center said it best the morning of my surgery when they told me I picked the best person for the job because of his precision, high standards and that he is "truly an artist." Dr. Pontell is also very friendly and his bedside manner is calm, reassuring and competent. My post-op results have exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Dr. Pontell for rhinoplasty.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Crooked Nose & Enlarged Turbinates. - Media, PA

My surgery was at the end of January, and off the bat I could tell Dr. Pontell is an incredibly exceptional surgeon. Not only was there no packing (I was very concerned about this since I've been plagued with this annoying whopping cough which Dr. Pontell was so great at keeping contact with me to ease my anxiety about leading up to surgery) there also was barely any bleeding at all! I only kept changing my gauze pad out of habit from my 1st surgery. There was literally only 2 drops, I'm still amazed at how there wasn't a lot of blood post-op. Not only has my breathing improved SIGNIFICANTLY, but I can already tell that the bridge of my nose is not crooked anymore. The tip is still swelling quite a bit and I kind of feel like the old guy in the movie UP, but this is certainly expected since Dr. Pontell said he did a little tip work because he noticed a small bump. I know it's all in my head-- like when you go to the dentist and get novacane and it feels like the side of your face looks all crazy, but you actually look normal to everyone else. Dr. Pontell is also very conservative, he loved that I had realistic expectations and especially when I said "I just want to look like a better version of myself." My top fears in life are mice, heights and ending up with a Michael Jackson nose. So I knew Dr. Pontell was the surgeon for me when we went through the before and afters and everyone looked great and not overdone at all. Oh yeah I also might have said something about my phobia of "triangle nostrils" which is such a dead giveaway for rhinoplasty. Not that there is anything wrong with a little improvement! Sorry this review has gotten ridiculously long but when you are getting a procedure as significant as this, kind of life altering, you really only want the best in the business. Dr. Pontell is so gentle and caring. My sister who picked me up after surgery said "He is so nice! You can tell there is no ego whatsoever" after he came and talked to her about my procedure -- and she is not one to give out compliments frivolously. Not only is Dr. Pontell extremely gifted, he literally makes you feel like you are his ONLY patient that he is operating on. He has been voted numerous times as the best surgeon on the Main Line so I know he is very busy. The amount of care pre/post-op was outstanding. I would highly recommend Dr. Pontell to anyone considering a facial procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I Love How I Look! - Havertown, PA

I interviewed 4 other doctors before choosing Dr. Pontell and I know I made the right choice. He has been very supportive every step of the way and I could not have asked for a better result. I want everyone to know what an amazing, skillful surgeon he is.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Finally Doing This! - Media, PA

I love Doctor P. He is the best! I did so much research and talked to so many people that have had rhinoplasty performed by him before choosing. I made the right choice and am so thankful to him for giving me my new nose! No complaints here!

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Yup, Painful but It's over Quick - Philadelphia, PA

I'm 49 and am very unhappy with the "turkey wattle" starting under my neck but didn't want a mini-facelift. Had the procedure this morning and was VERY nervous because of all the reviews on here about pain. I had one percocet and a shot in the arm, plus took my own Xanax for nerves. The procedure felt like pinpricks and it wasn't pleasant, but not unbearable either. The...

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Worth It! - Media, PA

I had seen stories in local magazines (yes, ads, I know) and local news stories about ulthera, and wanted to shape my jowls and ease my turkey neck. I made the appointment, found about about it and put down a deposit, and then read about some of the negative experiences here. Needless to say I was nervous but I had heard very good things about the doctor. Went through with it yesterday,...

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Personal Statement

Jonathan Pontell, M.D. started The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center to bring the highest quality facial aesthetics and reconstructive surgical services to the Delaware Valley. Dr. Pontell’s office in Wayne, Pennsylvania serves patients throughout the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, Delawar

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$75. Includes computer imaging, please mention RealSelf.

Awards & Recognition

Voted Best Facial Plastic Surgeon, Main Line Life, 2005 - 2008
Top Docs, 2012
Super Doctors, 2013
Patient's Choice Award, 2010 - 2013
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pontell has hospital affiliations at Lankenau Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, and Riddle Memorial.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Jefferson Medical College
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology, State University of New York - Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City

Treatments offered at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

I have done well over 1500 blepharoplasties. Most patients take 1 week off from work. Most of the swelling and black and blue are resolved by that... READ MORE

How can I improved my nose? 19 years old (photos)

Hi and thanks for your photos.  You have what is called a tension nose along with a tethered upper lip.  You would benefit from a reduction r... READ MORE

Internal Sutures Snapping?

Hi. I tell patients not to turn their head too much for the first 6 weeks after facelift surgery to prevent sutures in the muscle layer from tearing.... READ MORE

Cost of fixing hanging columella in Philadelphia? Local anesthesia possible?

Hi and thanks for your question and photos.  The photos that you sent are not adequate to fully assess your nose, but I don't think that you have a ... READ MORE

Did I lose grafts from hitting my head? (Photos)

Looks ok.  I don't think that you did any damage.  Was there any bleeding after you hit your head? Good luck.  Dr. P READ MORE

Do I need a hair transplant? (Photo)

Hi and thanks for your question and photos.  No one ever needed a hair transplant.  The question is would you benefit from a hair transplant or w... READ MORE

I am 26 and I have hereditary baldness, was told I need 2500 grafts, which procedure would be better FUE or FUT? (Photos)

FUE is a better, more advanced technique with fewer possible problems and a higher chance for a great and natural result.  The FUE allows for the ... READ MORE

Hair transplant or forehead reduction surgery? (Photos)

Hi and thanks for your question and photos.  I would recommend hair transplants.  Having darker skin makes the possibility of a light scar at the s... READ MORE

What type of facelift would be best for me? Follow-up to previous question & providing additional pics

Hi and thanks for your question and photos.  The best answer to your question would be after examining you in person.  There is no question that a S... READ MORE

Is it possible for me to have a successful nose job? (Photos)

Hi and thanks for your photos and question.  Yes, you can have a successful rhinoplasty.  You do have a bulbous tip and it appears that you have w... READ MORE

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The Doctor Removes Her Nose Cast After Surgery

One week Post-Op, Dr. Jonathan Pontell removes this woman's cast and reveals her new nose and shares the before and after photos. WATCH VIDEO

This Grandmother's Sutures Are Removed 2 Weeks After Mini Facelift With Fraxel Laser — See Her Before & After

Dr. Jonathan Pontell removed this woman's sutures 2 weeks after her mini facelift with fraxel lazer. See what she thought of the procedure and view her before and after photos. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains Open Nose Jobs — See These Before and Afters

Dr. Jonathan Pontell discusses the open nose job technique and shares some before and after photos. WATCH VIDEO

Nose Job Reveal: Does This Young Woman Like Her New Look?

This young woman discusses her recovery from a nose job. See what she thinks of her new look. WATCH VIDEO

Eyelid Surgery With Brow Lift: See These Before and Afters

Dr. Jonathan Pontell explains how an eyelid and brow lift surgery can change the face. WATCH VIDEO

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