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Steven Teitelbaum, MD

93.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 858 ratings

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About Steven Teitelbaum:

Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Teitelbaum is an experienced cosmetic surgeon practicing in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Teitelbaum is renown for creating beautiful, natural looking results that do not look fake, or "over done". His artistic taste and technique will give you outstanding results without telltale signs of plastic surgery.

Dr. Teitelbaum is the Treasurer and Legislative Committee Chairman of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as Board Member of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation. He has advocated for the rights of plastic surgery patients on Capitol Hill, the state capitol, and in front of the FDA. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine and has been active in private practice in Santa Monica since 1995.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery

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1301 20th St, Suite 350 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Steven Teitelbaum, MD Reviews (472)

Breast Augmentation

Overall experience wonderful, staff so attentive and detailed in material of information for pre and post op. Impressive in house operating room and highly skilled nurses. Quick and easy post op and access to doctor 24/7 with any questions or concerns. Brought me great self confidence!!

Breast Reduction

Dr. Teitelbaulm was incredibly professional, detail oriented and offered a more reasonable solution for the procedure that I am considering. I am very impressed that he had a nurse present during the exam. Offering an alternative solution for achieving the goal I have in mind, gave me a lot of confidence about Dr. Teitelbaum's professional judgment.

Eyelid Surgery

My second visit with Dr Teitelbaums office. Would go back if I need more surgery. Would and have recommended to friends. All good! :) Just less eyelid. I can now see my eyeliner :)

Male Breast Reduction

The staff was polite, informative and professional. The entire experience was pleasent.

Breast Augmentation

I tend to do a lot of research before I make appointments or decide to undergo any elective treatments or services. This is my first time undergoing any kind of surgery let alone elective cosmetic surgery so of course I was nervous, but Dr. Teitelbaum and his staff have made me feel very comfortable and at ease - I feel very informed of how things will go leading up to and following surgery and every question I have had has been answered.

Mommy Makeover

Very impressive office staff, surgeon, before and after pictures. Emphasis clearly placed on safety and natural looking results.

Breast Augmentation

From the day I received the literature before my first appointment I felt that Dr. Teitelbaum understood and valued the concerns I had about breast augmentation--namely the trust I put into a doctor performing surgery on me, most natural and beautiful result and the fastest recovery time possible. All of these expectations were met and exceeded in my experience with him and his staff. He's good at what he does, from selecting the best implant size and shape to the surgery itself and everything in between. I have three small children and was unhappy with the way my breasts had practically disappeared after breastfeeding and wanted something close to what I had before kids (only maybe a little better). He took thorough dictation of the specifics of my requests and concerns. He also has much more experience with the teardrop implants that I really wanted and thought those would be the most natural looking choice for me, which I was thrilled about. The previous surgeons I'd met with had basically said that those implants made for a somewhat more difficult surgery and recovery, but Dr. Teitelbaum said, because he'd helped pioneer them, they were really no different to him. I love the 3-D imagining his nurse, Karen (who is just the sweetest) did of several different implant sizes--those images really helped me understand what to expect on my body. And the recovery time is really the kicker. The other two surgeons told me I'd be in bed for a few days at least and then unable to do much for several weeks. Dr. T, on the other hand, told me I should go out for dinner that night. Drastic difference there. Surgery was easy--a wonderful nap! And I was able to help put my kids to bed that night. I'm 2 months out and thrilled with the result. I feel womanly and not self-conscious. The staff--from Vicky the surgery coordinator, to Karen to the anesthesiologist are all top notch. So happy and have recommended several friends.

Breast Augmentation

The entire staff was professional, polite, accommodating and very knowledgeable.

Breast Augmentation

Everything has been highly professional from the initial contact, to the information that was sent about the surgeon/procedure, and it has truly been a pleasant experience.

Breast Reduction

The Doctor was great. He was smart and friendly and very knledgable. The office was beautiful. His before and after pics looked great. He was everything we were hoping for

Breast Augmentation

The doctor and staff were incredible. The procedure was worth every penny. It was a very easy, not stressful experience and I had amazing results. I love looking in the mirror and knowing that this is my body.

Breast Implant Revision

Doctor sells a level of expertise and patient experience that were not delivered. I visited the doctor post-procedure with my concerns and was advised my results were satisfactory". Results are sub-par and will require a correction."

Breast Augmentation

Dr. T is an amazing surgeon, and he knows it. I found this a little intimidating. This is a private area where a little sensitivity should come into play. I had a few post op issues and eventually they were rectified, but in the meantime he could have been a little more simpathetic there too. But.... in the end he is professional and an amazing Dr. I would and have recommmended him. With my little hints.

Breast Reduction

My parents and I felt that the surgeon was highly skilled and competent and understood our concerns and what we were looking for.

Breast Augmentation

I felt like they were taking my issue and reason for the procedure seriously.

Breast Augmentation

The surgical results are great! I found a surgeon and team whom I can trust. Dr. T's clincical expertise & professionalism has set the bar for every other surgeon to meet. No Beverly Hills" surgeon can come close to him. The best part is the 24 hour recovery period. I was in Vegas 48 hours post-op and felt & looked great!". Every aspect of the surgical visit (pre-op, intra-op, & post-op) was pleasant. The office was clean, calm, had lots of amenities (i.e. water, coffee, sodas, etc.), the chairs in the waiting room were comfortable, and everyone in the office was very professional, amiable, & discreet. There isn't anything that Dr. T or his staff need to improve on. The only thing that was mildly inconvenient was the parking not being validated, but that's only if I have to find something to complain about. Otherwise, everything was top notch service!

Breast Implant Revision

Better rapport with surgeon who provided excellent pre surgical care but attitude postoperatively was disappointing. He seemed pressed for time and often appearing rushed and disinterested in being involved in post-operative follow-up care, delegating most of it to nursing staff.

Eyelid Surgery Other

I feel (and am told)I look at least 10 years younger! . Very thorough pre and postop care and follow up after my procedure. I felt very safe at all times. I am very thrilled with the natural result and would highly recommend friends and family to see Dr. Teitelbaum!! Wonderful staff with the utmost professionalism and care! Thank you :)


I had to email to ask for before/after pics. They were not offered during my consultation. My fears are not quite assuaged. Just telling me it's easy," does not comfort me. I would like more information about what can go wrong. Fat deposits showing up elsewhere, loose skin, bruising, wounds leaking, etc. "

Breast Implant Removal

everything from beginning to end was 1st class. The #1 most important thing to me was my initial consult with Dr. Teitelbaum. He made me feel very comfortable and relaxed ; enabling him to focus on our discussion.....both what I said and especially what I didn't say. He picked up on the fact that I really did not want implants and why and I never told him that. He was astute enough and sensitive enough to ask me calculated questions so he could figure out how I felt inside about my body. I am forever grateful to him.