Plastic surgery has brought a vibrant trend in the market. In merely 2005, the number of cosmetic procedures was alone more than 10 million, most of which were minimally invasive techniques done on an out-patient basis. Among the lot, liposuction gathered the most patients i.e. more that 323,000 operations, which was followed by nose reshaping (298,000), breast augmentation (291,000), eyelid lifts (230,000) and tummy tucks (134,000). And do not be mistaken by the common belief that plastic surgery are for the women folks only, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported a 60% increase in the number of male patients in 2005.
I have made a list of the top 10 plastic surgeons in the US. They are famous not just because of their quality of work, but because they have been able to create a niche for themselves.
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen
M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen is one of the highly decorated plastic surgeons in the U.S. today. He has been awarded with the most prestigious American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award twice. He attained his board certification in 1978 and ever since has been practicing cosmetic surgery. Today his office is located in Beverly Hills and is antiquely decorated with museum quality stuffs.
Dr. Ellenbogen is a public figure. He has been quoted in GQ, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, USA Today, and has been interviewed on Oprah, ABC News, and Geraldo. He is recognized among his peers as one of the most published plastic surgeons. He also writes and publishes textbooks and journal articles on face-lifts, eyelid surgery, forehead lifts, breast enlargement and liposuction. He is an enthusiast researcher in the field of silicon use.
Dr. Ellenbogen is an advocate of the volumetric face lift technique too, wherein the face is made to look young again.
Dr. Garth Fisher
Dr. Garth Fisher is the first ever plastic surgeon to have appeared on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. His office is situated in the Beverly Hills too.
Dr. Fisher is mostly famous for cosmetic surgery of the face and breasts along with skin rejuvenation. He is an expert in his field. He is highly sought after by entertainers and celebrities and business executives. He has been recently famed with a position in the top plastic surgeons in the U.S. for facial cosmetic surgery and is also selected as one of the best in LA by a jury of his peers. He is not shy to the media and is a prominent public figure. He is frequently interviewed on Good Morning America, Oprah and the CBS Evening News and quoted in Details, TV Guide and USA Today.
Dr. Fisher is a professional who not only help his patients look younger but also help them to take up important decisions about plastic surgery. He has successfully published The Naked Truth about Plastic Surgery with abundant information and guidance for would-be patients.
Dr. Anthony Griffin
Dr. Anthony Griffin is one of the top authorities on plastic surgeries for African American and other ethnic skin types. He has his own set of ideologies. He believes that top authorities on plastic surgeries for African American and other ethnic skin types. He says, “I want people to know that they can enhance their natural beauty and still retain their ethnic identity.”
Dr. Griffin advocates scar free surgery. He is a promoter of the newest and safest surgical techniques to his colleagues. He especially prefers ethnic skin types. He also believes in the value of charity work and is frequently involved in pro bono projects in Africa, Asia and South America. He is a great healer for children with deformities.
Dr. Griffin is the pioneer of the Brazilian butt lift, the six-pack tummy tuck and no-tell nose job. They have been extremely popular with celebrities and business executives.
Dr. William Dorfman
Plastic surgery lags behind in many areas and therefore you need to find other alternatives as well. Dr. William Dorfman is a prominent figure for cosmetic dentistry. He is one of the country’s leading dentists. He is known for his successful work with some of the brightest stars and best-known names in the market.
Dr. William Dorfman is one of the youngest ever recipients of a doctorate from the University of the Pacific. He came out as a graduate in 1980 and was also nominated for UCLA’s Outstanding Senior Award. He has been practicing dentistry in Los Angeles since 1985. Today he is famous as an inventor and entrepreneur who have brought sensational innovations to the field of aesthetic dentistry. He is also recognized as the Best Aesthetic Dentist in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles magazine. He has been awarded with two lifetime achievement awards from dentistry academies by the time he hit 42.
Dr. Dorfman has made media appearance in Extreme Makeover, Entertainment Tonight and the Rosie O’Donnell Show. He also serves as a judge for the Miss South Carolina beauty pageant.
Dr. John M. Shamoun
M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.
Dr. John Shamoun is one of America’s most highly educated plastic surgeons. He has gone through nine years of formal training after medical school. He is the only plastic surgeon in California certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He aims in becoming the best in his field.
Dr. Shamoun leaves no stones unturned in offering the best patient care and after care. He also boasts of an “uncompromising attention to detail” in all areas of his practice. He strongly follows his peers and tries not to repeat those mistakes they have done.
Dr. Nicholas Nikolov
Dr. Nicholas Nikolov specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He too has his office in Beverly Hills and is the most sought after surgeon for his surgical skill and keen sense of aesthetic harmony. He is trained at the Duke University and is certified to practice both general and plastic surgery.
Dr. Nikolov does not advocate radical change. His procedures are instead designed keeping in mind his patient’s needs and desire. He believes in focusing on natural improvements. This is the key reason for his popularity with A-list celebrities in the Beverly Hills area.
Dr. Renato Calabria
Dr. Renato Calabria is a graduate from one of the oldest medical schools in the world, the University of Padua in Italy. He is renowned worldwide as an expert in plastic surgery. He constantly writes articles on reconstructive surgery and burns and delivers guest lectures in many academic institutions. He is not at all shy to the media. He is a regular figure in TV’s Extra and Inside Edition.
Dr. Calabria is the pioneer of the one-stitch face-lift. In this surgery, the facial skin is lifted and is anchored to a single stitch under the hairline on each side of the face. He has become very popular because it takes very few days to recover and leaves no bruises behind. This surgery is popular among clients in their mid 30s.
Dr. Calabria also devotes time to helping children with congenital defects and has participated in a few missions to Central and South America where he has performed hundreds of reconstructive surgeries.
Dr. Brad J. Jacobs
Dr. Brad Jacobs is a renowned butt lift surgeon in the US. His “Star Butts” clinic offers some of the best butt lifts in Manhattan. Jacobs says that, “It’s your own fat, and it’s in the best soil [your butt], so it lasts. The added bonus is they’re getting liposuction to get the excess fat and put it where you need it.”
He has specialized in almost all types of plastic and reconstructive surgery, from face and body enhancement to skincare and non-surgical procedure. Dr. Jacobs is also on of the best silicone implanter.
Dr. Tony Youn
Dr. Tony Youn is one of the best plastic surgeons in the country. He has his clinic in Michigan and specializes in cosmetic surgery. He is a graduate from the prestigious Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Youn is highly sought because of his one of a kind attention to detail and patient care. He believes in the value of less invasive techniques and minimal downtime. He is also a good author and lecturer.
His Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery blog is highly surfed in the Internet. He keeps readers up to date on the stars’ plastic surgery whereabouts. The blog has successfully logged more than 1.3 million hits and has covered such celebrities as Britney Spears, Burt Reynolds, David Copperfield, Demi Moore, Beyonce, and Sharon Osbourne.
Dr. Richard Fleming and Dr. Toby Mayer
M.D., F.A.C.S. (each)
Dr. Fleming and Dr. Mayer work in joint consultation in a private practice together at the Beverly Hills Institute. They have been practicing plastic surgery for long 25 years. Both of them are renowned in celebrity circles for their work, which is both rejuvenating and subtle. Their results are almost undetectable and therefore are considered the best in the market.
Both the doctors are the leading professionals in their field. They are frequently invited for guest talks on plastic surgery and all aspects of hair-replacement surgery. Dr. Fleming and Dr. Mayer have served for the past six years as co-directors of the International Symposium on Hair Replacement Surgery and have had many papers published on permanent hair-replacement surgery procedures.
Their media contribution includes quotation in Men’s Health, People magazine, the Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Tonight.
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