Richard Ellenbogen, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S
Doctor Ellenbogen, a board certified plastic surgeon, has practiced in Beverly Hills for 30 years and his patients read like a Who’s Who of Hollywood’s film, television, and music industry. He has recently won the Aesthetic Academy’s best facial plastic surgery and named top in America’s top 10.He won the American Aesthetic Societies prestigious award for best article entitled “Nostrilplasty, raising, lowering and symmetry.”He is director of a postgraduate advanced aesthetic surgery fellowship program where surgeons spend a year learning his techniques.He has worked in Mexico with the Iococca foundation performing plastic surgery on children. He has been featured on Good Morning America and Dateline repairing unsatisfactory plastic surgery . He was a regular on “Dr. 90210.”
Miami Beach Senior High School, 1961
University of Florida, AA 1963, With Honors
University of Miami, School of Medicine, M.D. Graduated 1968
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Bronx, NY
7/1/68 – 6/30/69
General Surgery Residency
First Year: AECOM 7/1/69 – 6/30/70
Second and Third Year: Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
7/1/70 – 6/30/72
Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Red Cross Hospital, The Hague, Netherlands
Hand Surgery Fellowship
Hospital for Joint Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
1/1/73 – 7/7/73
Residency, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York
1973 – 1975
Director of Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship
Los Angeles, CA
Ellenbogen R, Motykie G, Youn A, Svehlak S, Yamini D Facial Reshaping Using Less Invasive Methods Aesth Surg J 2005; 25(2): 144.
Ellenbogen R., Youn A., Yamini D., Svehlak S., The Volumetric Facelift Aesth Surg J 2004; 24(6):514.
Ellenbogen R., Youn A., Yamini D., Svehlak S., Open Browlift: A Two-Point Dermis to Skull Adhesion. Aesth Surg J 2004; 24(3).
Ellenbogen, R. Sound Off: Special Silicone Implants. Plastic Surgery Products, March 2004: 30.
Ellenbogen R. The Media Circus: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Dealing with the Media. Plastic Surgery Products, Dec 2003: 42.
Ellenbogen R., Yamini D., Eyebrow Elevation. Plastic Surgery Products, Sept 2003.
Schlesinger SL., Desvigne M., Ellenbogen R., Svehlak S., Heck R., Zafirlukast (Accolate): A New Treatment for Capsular Contracture. Aesth Surg J 2002; 22(4): 329-336.
Ellenbogen, R. Cutting Down the Work-Out in Liposuction. Plastic Surgery Products, July 2002: 30.
Ellenbogen, R., Schlessinger L., Svehlak, S. Ceasing Capsular Contracture. Plastic Surgery Products, July 2002: 16-18.
Ellenbogen, R., Bazell G. Nostrilplasty: Raising. Lowering, Widening and Symmetry Correction of the Alar Rim. Aesth Surg J 2002; 22(3): 227-237.
Ellenbogen R. Malar Rejuvenation (Panel Discussion). Aesth Surg J 2001; 21(2): 151-158.
Ellenbogen, R. Fat Transfer: Current Use in Practice. Clin Plast Surg 2000; 27(4): 545-556.
Ellenbogen R., Secondary Rhinoplasty Corrects Bad Nose Job. Cosmetic Surgery Times 2000; 3(1): 5-6.
Ellenbogen , R. Fat Grafting of the Face and Body. Plastic Surgery Products, March 1999: 46-48.
Ellenbogen, R., Buttock Crease Creation by Lipoplasty. Lipoplasty 1999; 16(1): 12-13.
Ellenbogen, R., Shamoun J. Blapharoplasty, Forehead, and Eyebrow Lift. Plastic, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery (3rd Ed.) 1997: 553-573.
Ellenbogen R., A 15 Year Follow-Up Study of Non-SMAS Skin Tightening Facelift with Midface Defatting. Clin Plast Surg 1997; 24(2): 247-267.
Ellenbogen R., Transcoronal Eyebrow Lift (Forehead Lift): A Technique to Minimize Post-Operative Complaints. Plast Surg Techniques 1995; 1(1): 1-9.
Ellenbogen R. Avoiding Visual Tip-Offs in Facelift Surgery: A Troubleshooting Guide. Clin Plast Surg 1992; 19: 447-454.
Ellenbogen R., Blome D. Alar Rim Raising. Plast Reconstr Surg 1992; 90(1): 28-37.
Ellenbogen, R., Wethe J., Jankauskas S., Collini F. Currette Fat Sculpture in Rhytidectomy: Improving the Nasolabial and Labiomandibular Folds. Plast Reconstr Surg 1991; 88: 433-441.
Ellenbogen R., Jankausas S., Collini F. Achieving Standardized Photographs in Aesthetic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990; 86(5): 955-961.
Ellenbogen R. Invited Comment. Ann Plast Surg 1990; 24(3): 297.
Ellenbogen R. Alar Rim Lowering Plast Reconstr Surg 1987; 79: 50-57.
Ellenbogen R. Natural Facelift. Current Therapy in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1986; 454-459.
Ellenbogen R. Free Autogenous Pearl Fat Grafts in the Face: A Preliminary report of a Rediscovered Technique. Ann Plast Surg 1986; 16(3): 179-194.
Rizotto-Stubel A., Ellenbogen R. Male Baldness: Immediate Single Size Rotation of Very Large Arterialized Temporo-parieto-occipital Flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 1986; 77(2): 215-220.
Ellenbogen R., Swara N. The Improvement of the Gummy Smile using the Implant Spacer Technique. Ann Plast Surg 1984; 12(1): 16-24.
Ellenbogen R. Transcoronal Eyebrow Lift with Concomitant Upper Blepharoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg 1983; 71(4): 490-499.
Ellenbogen R. Axillary Breast Augmentation. The Art of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; 837-839.
Ellenbogen R., Swara N. Correction of Asymmetrical Upper Eyelids by Measured Lavator Adhesion Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg 1982; 69(3): 433-444.
Ellenbogen R. Regrowth of Plastysma Following Platysma Cervical Lift: Etiology and Methodology of Prevention. Plast Reconstr Surg 1981; 67(5): 616-623.
Ellenbogen, R Karlin J. Visual Criteria for Success in Restoring the Youthful Neck. Plast Reconstr Surg 1980; 66(6): 827-837.
Ellenbogen, R. Medial Brow Lift Ann Plast Surg 1980; 5(2): 151-2.
Ellenbogen R. Pseudoparalysis of the Mandibular Branch of the Facial Nerve after Platysma Face Lift Operation. Plast Reconstr Surg 1979; 63(3): 364-368.
Ellenbogen R. Supratarsal Fixation Correction. Ann Plast Surg 1979; 2(4): 341-343.
Ellenbogen R. A New Device to Assist in Sizing Breasts. Ann Plast Surg 1978; 1(3): 333-335.
Ellenbogen R. An Inexpensive Device to Summon Help to Recovery Rooms. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1977.
Ellenbogen R. Injectable Fluid Silicone Therapy. JAMA 1975; 234(3): 308-309.
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Member of the American Medical Association
Member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association
Member of the Los Angeles Plastic Surgical Society
Member of the California Medical Association
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
Member of the Lipoplasty Society of North America
Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member of the Rhinoplasty Society
Member of the Lipoplasty Society of North America
Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine
Honorary Member of the South African Society of Plastic Surgery
Member of the Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Society
Member of the The International Society for Burn Injuries
American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award ?years
California Medical Association Physician Recognition Award ?years
Town & Country – Best Plastic Surgeons in America
“Who’s Who” List of Doctors
“Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America
“Best Presentation 2002-2003” International College of Plastic Surgeons
“Award for Best Article 2002” American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Recommended Plastic Surgeon in Working Actor’s Guide.
LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS/ CONSULTATIONS
Educational Course : Faster Healing Variations of Standard Operations, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Conference; Orlando 2006, New Orleans 2005,Vancouver 2004.
Visiting Professor, Sun City, South African Surgical Conference, October 2001.
Panelist on “Malar Rejuvenation”, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, March/April 2001.
Invited Speaker, “Fat Grafting” USC Plastic Surgery Department, 1988
Invited Speaker, American Cosmetologist Association, San Diego, 1988.
Invited Speaker, “Pearl Fat Grafting” San Francisco Society of Plastic Surgery, 1987.
Invited Speaker, “Alar Rim Lowering” California Society of Plastic Surgery, 1986.
Invited Speaker for Scientific Session, “Free Autogenous Pearl Fat Grafting in the Face” California Society of Plastic Surgery, 1984.
Consultant: Silicone Lung Disease, Chest (Official Publication of the American College of Chest Physicians).
Dr. Ellenbogen was recently filmed for a future episode of The Dr. Phil Show.
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in the February 2006 issue of Los Angeles Family Magazine in an article titled “Considering Cosmetic Surgery: One Woman’s Story” which is Part One of a magazine staff member’s pre-op experience with Dr. Ellenbogen and Beverly Hills Body.
Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the February 2006 issue of Angeleno Magazine in an article titled “Hollywood, Head to Toe.”
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on The Dr. Phil Show on Wendesday, January 4th, 2006 on the “Unforgettable Weight Loss Stories” episode.
Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the December 29, 2005 New York Times article, “For You My Lovely, A Facelift.”
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on KTLA Morning News on November 15th, 2005 in a segment called “Beauty by the Numbers.”
Beverly Hills Body appeared on ABC’s The View in September 2005 during a discussion on teen elective surgery guidelines.
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on CBS’s Early Show Monday August 8th, 2005 in a segment titled “Searching for the Cellulite Cure.”
Dr. Ellenbogen was interviewed by Laura Ingram on her nationally syndicated radio talk show on Monday June 20th, 2005.
Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the February 9, 2005 article “Surgeons Torn on Ethics of Reality of Plastic Surgery” written by Shayla Dressler in Montana Kaimin.
Dr. Ellenbogen was interviewed in GQ Magazine in the October 2004 issue on male plastic surgery.
Dr. Ellenbogen has been featured in the E! Entertainment Channel show Dr. 90210.
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight in a July 2004 segment.
Dr. Ellenbogen appeared on KTLA Channel 5 on Wednesday, May 26, 2004. The segment was on forehead lifts.
Dr, Ellenbogen was featured live on KTLA Channel 5 on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 during a segment on rhinoplasty.
Featured live on Monday, May 10, 2004 on KTLA Channel 5. The segment discussed Dr. Ellenbogen’s fat grafting techniques.
Dr. Ellenbogen’s approach to facial reshaping was featured in the April 27, 2004 New York Times article “Plastic Surgery Gets a New Look.”
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in the March 2004 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine in the article, “Sound Off: Silicone Implants.”
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on the CNBC Scarborough Country in a segment called “Hollywood Under the Knife.”
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight on Saturday, February 28th, 2004.
Dr. Ellenbogen is a consultant to TV Guide on plastic surgery.
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Plastic Surgery Products Magazine in May 2003 in an article entitled “Secrets of the Trade: Three Physicians Reveal How to Maintain a Busy and Successful Cosmetic Surgery Practice in Los Angeles.”
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in an article on celebrity noses in The Enquirer.
Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the November 10th, 2003 issue of US Weekly.
Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the November 17th, 2003 issue of Newsweek.
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Allure magazine, May 2002.
Featured on Entertainment Tonight, May 2002, in a segment on breast implants.
Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Parade Magazine, Oscar Edition, March 2002.
Featured on the Fox Channel show Good Day L.A., February 22, 2001.
Featured in Los Angeles Magazine, November 2000.
Dr. Ellenbogen was in US Weekly, November 2000.
Featured in Celebrity Focus Magazine, July 2000.
Dr. Ellenbogen was in the feature article of the Health and Beauty issue of Entertainment Today, October 6, 2000.
Other shows Dr. Ellenbogen has been featured in include Oprah, Donohue, 48 Hours, Hour Magazine, P.M. Magazine, People are Talking, Closer Look, A.M. Los Angeles, Frankly Female, Merv Griffin, Current Affair, NBC Medical News, ABC News, Trail Watch, CBS Medical News, Regis Philbin, Geraldo, Inside Edition, Hard Copy, The Early Show, and Montell Williams.
Other magazines and newspapers that have quoted Dr. Ellenbogen include USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Money, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Los Angeles Medical Society Journal, L.A. Times Magazine, Bazaar, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, West World, Sea Breeze, Life Extension, NOW, American Health Report, Movieline Dramalogue, American Salon, Human Sexuality, Los Angeles, Allure, and Self.
Foundation for Pro Bono Repair of Adult Cleft Lip, Nasal, and Lip Deformities, Beverly Hills, CA 1987-1996
D.A.T.E.S. Doctors Addressing Teen Elective Surgery Organization designed to help establish guidelines which help physicians counsel teenagers and their parents about cosmetic surgery.
“Mi Casa Diferente” Charity organization dedicated to providing homes for the poor. Guanajuato, Mexico.
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