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DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Richard Ellenbogen
City:
  Los Angeles
State:   California (CA)
Country:   United States
OVERALL RATING

Overall Rating:

  (9.89 out of 10) (15 reviews)

(10.00)

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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Highly Recommended - The best plastic surgeon!, September 3, 2011, 3:15 pm
Reviewer: shopmonica

My story about Dr. Richard Ellenbogen (from a current patient)! I fortunately found Dr. Ellenbogen through Gayle Anderson's Chanel 5 News segment on The Best Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, trusting that Gayle did thorough research, I decided to go for a consultation. My consultation was long, detailed and extremely informative, at the end, I knew without-a-doubt that this is "The Doctor" for me. He is skilled, talented, gifted, well-respected, knowledgeable, has 30+ years of experience and impressive accreditations, but he's about much more than his A+ skill set, he's brilliant at aesthetics, to me he's an artist, and he understands women and beauty along with being kind and caring... We decided together that I could significantly benefit from: an eyebrow/forehead lift, removing the fat packets from under my eyes, doing a neck lift, and facial fat injections. I had my surgery in January 2011, everything went very well, I was surprised at how fast my body healed and that I didn't even need pain med's, the truth is that I had a significant amount of work done and it was quite easy to recover from. It's now months later and I am so happy with the results, I truly "look 10 years younger" and the results are "natural looking". When "My Doctor" told me that he could make me look 10 years younger, it was THE TRUTH!!! During my time in the Doctor's waiting room, I had a few lengthy conversations with three other patients, they all felt as I do, they where glowing with feelings of gratitude that they found Dr. Ellenbogen! And during my initial consultation, we went through many photo albums showing his other patient's before and after pictures, his work is the best available!!! I strongly encourage anyone considering plastic surgery to choose Dr. Ellenbogen and I encourage readers to check-out my integrity and reputation for assurance that this is a genuine and sincere commentary. Monica of www shopmonica dot com

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Dr. Ellenbogan is EXCELLENT!, June 17, 2011, 7:46 am
Reviewer: Triciafromseattle

I realize this is not the timely response you were looking for but I think this response will be helpful for others. Eight days ago I had a facelift, and fat transfer. I am 53 years old and prior to my surgery I looked pretty good for my age, but I wanted Dr. Ellenbogan to make my face look more like I use to about 10 years ago as m cheek bones were starting to show gravity, and the area above my eyes was starting to look a bit hollow. I was quite nervous about this. I actually looked for 2 years to find a plastic surgeon I would be comfortable with and ended up flying out of state to come to Dr. Ellenbogan. I made the choice to seek him out based on his before & after pictures online. They just seemed to reflect a natural look, and actual improvement. When I arrived to his office, my first impression was that his office was a bit dated, but I quickly reminded myself, that the reason I came was not to see an updated office. I then met Dr. Ellenbogan. What impressed me was that he looked at my face and I didn't feel like he wanted to change me much, but he could also tell me what we could do to gain the result I was looking for. I was pleased to hear him respond with appropriate suggestions that made sense to me. He also used his computer to show me the differences. It seemed he went to great length to make sure I really would know what to expect. I asked him if he could bring the corners of my eyes up a little, because I like that look in other women. His response really surprised me. He said Tricia that would not look right on you and I don't want to do it. It would ruin your sweet look. You are not exotic. This response was a surprise, but I knew then that he cared about his results, and he also cared about his patients. I didn't commit to the surgery that day but I did leave with a general feeling that this guy knows what he is doing and that if I chose him, I would be in good hands. I should also say that 20 years earlier I had a face lift that didn't go all that well. They did an upper bleph & took too much fat out. They also tightened too much on one side so my face was a bit lop sided. So I was not a simple case. I did make the decision to have my surgery with Dr. Ellenbogan, and I had it 8 days ago. I have to tell you, I am completely amazed. My face looks symmetrical & although I'm still a little puffy, I can tell I'm going to look 10+ years younger. He added the fat back in my eyes, also a little fat grafting, and also performed a neck & face lift. I honestly couldn't be more thrilled! I should tell you that the reason I'm writing this review is for patients who have just had surgery with Dr. Ellenbogan. Although I checked his references via phone I did not go online to read reviews until after my surgery. Thank God because I might have been too scared to have the surgery based on a few of these reviews. One thing seems clear to me, that someone is angry with Dr. Ellenbogan and many of the bad reviews have come from that same person. What I didn't appreciate was that the reviews scared me. So this person is doing a disservice to other people, not just Dr. Ellenbogan. I can't say enough. THIS GUY IS GOOD! Take your time with him, and make sure you are realistic with what can be done. If you are, you will be happy. This guy knows what he's doing. Look up his credentials. Their office asked me if I would be willing to be on their website. I really can't do that because I am known publicly, but I wish I could. I hope this is helpful for you. If you've already had surgery with Dr. Ellenbogan, give it a week before you judge how you are going to look. The face swells so funny that it's really hard to get an accurate picture before 1 week. Good luck! I wish you the best. Tricia from Seattle

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Breast Reduction, May 4, 2011, 5:18 am
Reviewer: J_Sweeney

I read the reviews for Dr. Richard Ellenbogen and was very surprised. I had gone to see him about the same time; Spring and early Summer of 2009. 

I had interviewed many, *many* doctors to perform my breast reduction surgery. My husband's business was struggling financially  (as was every business owner) so cost was a deciding factor during my search. Here is what I used as my criteria: 
-Cost (out of my pocket)
-Accepted my insurance 
-The doctor had to have "before" and "after" pictures of actual patients they performed the same surgery on, and available for me to view.  - Doctor Ellenbogen showed me on the computer what I would look like.

After interviewing about 5 doctors in person (I did phone interviews and also web research), I had selected Dr. Richard Ellenbogen to perform my surgery. Here is why:
I could see immediately that he was meticulous. When I reviewed his portfolio with him, he could recount in fantastic detail each one of his surgeries. I remember remarking on one patient's results as "incredible", as it was obvious that she was suffering considerably from the size of her breasts in the "before" photo. He agreed on the medical points, but he immediately noted how many cc's he removed from each breast during the procedure and how many cc's he would like to have taken out, and how it would have effected the contouring of her breasts.  I immediately knew I would be in that hands of a doctor who was passionate about the work. I was right and I'm passionate about the beautiful results. Thank you Doctor Ellenbogen Jody Sweeney

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(9.52)

A Modern day Picasso, April 5, 2010, 11:28 am
Reviewer: Lovebug2010

I recently had two procedures done by Dr Ellenbogen and while I won’t tell you what they were (a women must have some secrets!) I will speak on his behalf. In my opinion he is simply the best doctor and a very pleasant person. He took a digital imprint of my face was able to make adjustment to certain facial features that I requested, He was absolutely amazing. I am very satisfied with my procedures and if I need anything else done I would definitely go back to Beverly Hills Body.

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(9.81)

Very impressed with his overall Knowledge and Professionalism , April 5, 2010, 10:55 am
Reviewer: Mrz.Diaz

I recently had a consultation with Deborah and Dr Richard Ellenbogen at their Sunset location and while I opted against the procedure for personal reasons I was very impressed with the over visit. Their waiting room was very elegant and had about 5 other people waiting for consultations I was able to see Deborah and the doctor after a brief wait. I was very impressed with the knowledge of the Deborha and even more impressed with the team and attention that Dr Ellenbogen gave me. He was very professional and helpful throughout our 25 min consultation. ** I had to pick an procedure to post my comments, HOWEVER I did not have anything done

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The Real Dr 90210 , April 5, 2010, 10:43 am
Reviewer: Beautiful.Mind

Dr Ellenbogen is simply the best Dr in the Hollywood area! I can’t sing his praises enough. If you want a surgeon that is experienced and knows what he is doing, I without a doubt recommend Beverly Hills Body. His website BeverlyHillsBody.com is stunning it gave me so much information and proved to me that he was worth going to see for a consultation.

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