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Specialist Name:   Richard Ellenbogen
Category:   Plastic Surgery
Profession:   Plastic Surgeon
  Los Angeles
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
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  (9.89 out of 10) (15 reviews)
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No regrets!, March 16, 2016, 2:41 pm
Reviewer: 80sBabe

I am so happy I chose Dr Ellenbogen to do my Botox. I was a little nervous but after speaking to him I was confident in my decision.
I did not hurt like I thought it might and I did not even get a bruise. My forehead smoothed out after about a week and my "crowsfeet" by my eyes became much softer. I am happy because I don't look forzen. I just look great! I highly recommend him.

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Fantastic Surgeon, December 23, 2011, 3:23 pm
Reviewer: gqgqr

This note is difficult to write because it is hard to find words that adequately describe the fantastic surgical result I had with Dr. Ellenbogen. He is an artistic and surgical genius.

He was able to do what no surgeon before had been able to do-- figure out a way to radically improve my appearance.

I almost did not get surgery from Dr. Ellenbogen because of negative reviews that had been posted on various websites (it appeared that they might have been written by the same person using different names, which was suspicious).

I had had a horrific plastic surgery experience in 1987 from a different surgeon and I did not want to take any chance of going through something like that.

Because of those negative posts, I did an incredible amount of research before
deciding to select Dr. Ellenbogen. I read countless medical journal articles, talked
to other highly respected plastic surgeons, and did many other things to try to get to the truth. After all that research I concluded that he was among the best plastic surgeons not just in the country but on the planet.

Dr. Ellenbogen did a facelift, rhinoplasty, lip lift. lower blethroplasty and fat grafting on me. That was over 3 months ago. I felt almost no pain after the surgery and only used 2 pain pills total after the surgery--just as a precaution even though I was not feeling pain just slight discomfort. The first week I was very swollen but after that the sweeling went down quickly.

Once all the swelling was gone, the results were postive far beyond my expectations.

After the surgery I happened to talk to a nurse who provides aftercare for the patients of over 25 different plastic surgeons in the L.A. area. I asked her if she could go to any surgeon she wanted--anywhere-- who would she choose. Without
hesitation she replied, "Dr. Ellenbogen, because he is the very best." I wish I had known her before the surgery because I could have avoided having to do so much research, because she not only has observed the surgical results of these doctors herself, she also has nurse and doctor friends who also know who the very best surgeons really are.

If you are considering having plastic surgery, I would advise you not to do it unless you believe it is really necessary and you really want it. Any surgery has risks. But if you are going to do it, I believe Dr. Ellenbogen is absolutely the best surgeon I have known, read about, or heard about.

The most important things I can tell you are to find out and understand all the risks
and to have your surgeon take photos of you and use software to show you with the
photos exactly how he/she believes you would appear after the surgery. If you rely
only on a surgeon's spoken or written description of how he/she believes you will appear, after the surgery you might find that the surgeon had a much different idea of what you wanted than you actually did. You absolutely do not want that.

Dr. Ellenbogen took photos and then showed me on the photos how I would appear after the surgery. You should have your surgeon show you the intended result both in profile and from the front, like Dr. Ellenbogen did.

Please realize that no surgeon, even Dr. Ellenbogen, is perfect. You have to be
realistic and not expect perfection, only a positive result. You also have to have
patience while the swelling goes down. I feel so fortunate because Dr. Ellenbogen came close to perfection with me and even exceeded the positive change in my appearance that he had predicted in the photos he had shown me before the surgery of
the surgical result he intended.

He has an incredibly kind staff in his office and they were especially helpful in the days after the surgery. If you have any questions, you can email me at GQGQR@aol.com and I will try to respond. I normally do not post notes on the Web anywhere. I am going to try and post this note on as many Websites as I can because Dr. Ellenbogen was so kind to me and I appreciate so much all he did for me. Good luck and God bless you.

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Great Plastic Surgeon, September 8, 2011, 12:05 pm
Reviewer: klark99

I found out about Dr. Ellenbogen around 2003 when a relative recommended him for plastic surgery. I was in my early 20's and for a while considered rhinoplasty, but did not know of a surgeon who could achieve the result that I wanted-that was something nice, natural looking, and a fit for my face. I saw a lot of nose jobs growing up (as common as it is) and felt that I had to continue looking until I found the right person to do the job. Dr. Ellenbogen corrects many bad nose jobs that other doctors perform, this tells you something.
Finally, I contemplated going to Dr. Ellenbogen after visiting his website (http://beverlyhillsbod...) for years. I saw that he was an expert and worked on many types of cases , and did not perform an ordinary cookie-cutter nose job like some other doctors (believe me, there are a lot inexperienced ones out there). It was a match, so I made an appointment for a consultation. I was really excited and a little anxious, and remember the counselor asking me if I needed more time to think about it, but I couldn't wait any longer and felt ready.
Before my consultation, I was not aware of the elements that make up a balanced profile- nose, chin, and fat under the eye area. I saw that I needed a bit more work than I thought. Eventually I got a chin implant and fat grafting which balanced out the rest of my profile. The results were truly amazing, my nose became proportional and prettier, my chin more masculine, and cheek/under eye area younger-looking. The fat grafting procedure uses your own stem cells as well as fat to smooth out and plump an area that may look sunken in. It actually promotes collagen growth and can make you look years younger.
I'm so satisfied with the results and the boost of self confidence it has given me. I would always turn my face to try to hide the bulbous tip and the relatively large size of my nose when taking photos, but no longer have to. If you are considering any cosmetic surgery, please see this man, he will change your life for the better. He's very funny, to the point, honest, and an expert in the industry. He also has caring and highly professional staff. They will greet you and treat you like a real person and not BS or bully you into getting anything done unless you want really want to.
My recommendation for anyone who is considering cosmetic surgery (especially face work) is to visit his website and see what his has to offer. Make an appointment if you like what you see and get ready to change your life (I know it sounds like an infomercial, but I really mean it). This is my authentic opinion and wish that I had done the procedures much earlier.

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Dr. Richard lenbogen, September 7, 2011, 9:09 am
Reviewer: clubchamp

I met Dr.Ellenbogen in April 2011, I wanted the best stem cell fat graphting plastic surgeon in the country! I had researched this and Dr. Ellenbogens name kept coming up over and over again! So I called his office,his staff is exceptional, they answered all my questions, called me back right away , and always were pleasant and caring! When I met Dr.Ellenbogen I felt very comfortable and knew right away he was the one I could trust! He is very down to earth, loves to talk and extreamly professsional.I came to se him for stem cell fat graphting to my face, and a small section on my breast!A neck lift and a breast augmentation revision to my left breast. Iam so happy with everything, my face is beautiful full and youthful looking! my breasts are beautifully shaped and the same size! and my neck is smooth tight and has a beautiful angel to .I would highly recommend him as one of the top plastic surgeons world wide! He is an exceptional surgeon and he would also make a great friend as well!

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