Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from University of Miami Leonard Miller Medical School - M.D. in 1968 and specializes in plastic surgery.Read his story

2080 Century Park E Ste 501

Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Dr. Ellenbogen's Experience

Dr. Ellenbogen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Ellenbogen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ellenbogen "Richard Ellenbogen is a Plastic Surgeon / Reconstructive Surgeon - General practicing in Los Angeles, CA PRACTICE EHR Brickell PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Society of Plastic Surgeons Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Society Rhinoplasty Society American Medical Association California Medical Association American College of Surgeons International College of Surgeons AWARDS & ACCOLADES Top 10 Doctor- LA City- 2014 America's BEST PHYSICIAN 2016 Aesthetic Society Best Paper 2005 Aesthetic Association Best Plastic Surgery International Society of Clinical Plastic Surgeons Best Face Lift Technique Town and Country Magazine Top Surgeons US Connolly Best Surgeons US FORMS OF PAYMENT Accepts Cash, Check, Major Credit Cards, and CareCredit. INSURANCES ACCEPTED We do not bill insurance. OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ellenbogen "After observing, evaluating and qualifying a patient (both physically and emotionally), Dr. Ellenbogen tries to instill trust so that he can come as close as possible to delivering just what the patient expects. 'My word is very important to me. I never promise what I can't deliver. I have dedicated myself to the highest standards of the Art of Plastic Surgery, but I never forget the human element. The goal of a plastic surgeon is to improve a patient's self image, and I take that responsibility very seriously. My staff and I try to give patients a very positive experience with as little inconvenience and discomfort as possible. We are experienced professionals, who strive to the highest standards available."

1  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Florida - B.S.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1964
  • University of Miami Leonard Miller Medical School - M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • General Surgery - Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hand Surgery - Hospital for Joint Disease New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Hague Netherlands Red Cross Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery - State University of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Dr. Ellenbogen received the AMA Physician Recognition Award three times,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen is recommended by Working Actors Guide,
  • The International College of Plastic Surgeons gave Dr. Ellenbogen the award for Best Presentation, 2002-2003,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was invited to teach courses at the annual ASAPS meeting in 2003, including presentations on breast augmentation, liposuction, facelift and rhinoplasty, and minimally-invasive techniques,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was selected for inclusion in the 2002-2003 "Guide to Americas Top Surgeons" by the Consumers Research Council of America, an independent research company based in Washington, D.C., that evaluates professional services throughout America,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen gave two lectures and a course; a lecture on facial reshaping, a lecture on less invasive operations, and a course on faster healing variations of standard operations,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen received the California Medical Association Physician Recognition Award twice,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was invited to give presentations at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/ASERF Annual Meeting April 16-21, 2004 in Vancouver,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was named one of the Best Plastc Surgeons in America - Town & Country Magazine,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was selected as the visiting professor for the South African Plastic Surgical Conference in Sun City, Oct. 2001,
  • Dr. Ellenbogen was chosen as one of four experts to be a panelist for the "Malar Rejuvenation" article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, March/April 2001,
Media & Publications
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen has been quoted in USA Today and Wall Street Journal,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogens new technique for facial reshaping was mentioned in the April 27th, 2004 NY Times article, "Plastic Surgery Gets a New Look",
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen has been quoted in Time, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic, Money, Bazaar, Shape, and Ladys Home Journal to name a few.,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen contributed to an article in The Enquirer - "Celebrity Noses",
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Allure, May 2002,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in US Weekly, Nov. 2000,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in the March 2004 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine in the article, "Sound Off: Silicone Implants",
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was selected by National Enquirer to evaluate celebrities plastic surgery,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the February 9, 2005 article "Surgeons Torn on Ethics of Reality of Plastic Surgery" written by Shayla Dressler on Montana Kaimin (www.kamin.org),
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen co-authored an article entitled "Facial Reshaping using Minimally Invasive Methonds" which was published in the March/April 2005 issue of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen co-authored "Eyebrow Elevation", an article focusing on brow lifts. Featured in the Sept. 2003 issue of Plastic Surgery Products Magazine,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen is a consultant to TV Guide on plastic surgery,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was quoted in the Nov. 10th, 2003 issue of US Weekly and the Nov. 17th, 2003 issue of Newsweek,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Celebrity Focus Magazine, July 2000,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was highlighted in Entertainment Today, a feature article in Oct. 6, 2000 Health and Beauty Issue,
  • - Cosmetic Surgery Times article featuring Dr. Ellenbogen: Secondary Rhinoplasty Corrects Bad Nose Job,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Parade Magazines Oscar edition, March 2002,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Nov. 2000,
  • - Aesthetic Surgery Journal (official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) published an article in its Dec 2004 issue entitled "The Volumetric Face Lift" which was co-authored by Dr. Ellenbogen,
  • - GQ Magazine interviews the two best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, Dr. Richard Ellenbogen and Dr. Garth Fisher in the October 2004 issue on male plastic surgery,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen chatted with Laura Ingram on her nationally syndicated radio talk show on Monday June 20th, 2005. In Los Angeles, the show airs on KRLA AM 870,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight in July 2004 with a model makeover,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Foxs Good Day LA, Feb. 22, 2001,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured Monday, May 10th, 2004 on a LIVE Remote TV segment on KTLAs Channel 5 morning show with Gayle Anderson, featuring Dr. Ellenbogens famous fat grafting technique,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured LIVE in the 3rd and final May TV Sweeps piece on Plastic Surgery on Forehead Lifts on Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 on KTLAs Channel 5 in Los Angeles from 7am to 9am with Gayle Anderson,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on the CNBC show, Scarborough Country, discussing "Hollywood Under the Knife" from the Playboy Mansion in a special segment about celebrities and plastic surgery,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen has been featured on CNNs Showbiz Today, Geraldo, Marilu, Donahue, Hard Copy, 48-Hours, American Journal, A Current Affair, Montel Williams, and other national news programs.,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on E!s TV show series, Doctor 90210 in its first season, and also occasionally in season 2. The series began in July 2004 and featured Dr. Ellenbogen -- from his travels to the Vancouver Plastic Surgery Conference back,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight, May 2002 discussing how breast implants can be made softer,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured LIVE Tuesday, May 18th, 2004 at 6:30am to 8:30am on KTLAs Channel 5 in Los Angeles and LA County local channels featuring Nose jobs. Dr. Ellenbogens rhinoplasty technique (which many refer to as the "no one knows" nosejobs becuase of their natural look) was featured,
  • - Dr. Ellenbogen was featured on Entertainment Tonight on Saturday Feb. 24th, 2004 where he performed nose, chin and facial reshaping on an Israeli actress for an Extreme-Type Makeover,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Spanish

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Dr. Ellenbogen's Reviews

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Dr. Ellenbogen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Ellenbogen is one of the most wonderful surgeons I have ever known. Thank you so much!
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I had my upper and lower eyes done by this doctor...His depth of knowledge and vast experience together with his artistic talents are definitely with no reservation a plus for any type of plastic surgery patience.
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Dr Ellenbogen is excellent at what he does! I had gone to 5 surgeons who all told me they could not do the breast reconstruction I needed. He not only did they surgery but I feel more beautiful than I ever imagined. He is also highly skilled in facial surgeries. His work is the best! I feel so...more
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The most experienced the teacher of 1/2 of the plastic surgeons in BeverlyHills
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Dr. Ellenbogen is a great, professional doctor with a big heart. I went to Dr. Ellenbogen in 2012 with my father that has been diagnosed with skin cancer years ago and had a surgery done around his mouth that had left him without being able to properly open his mouth to eat, nor drink any liquid....more
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